TV Ratings Sunday: 'Big Brother' & 'Unforgettable' Rise, 'Secret Millionaire' Drops & 'Family Dance Off' Fails to Impress Against Pre-Season Football

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August 26th, 2013


Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 1.9/6 1.4/4 1.2/4 0.8/2 0.7/2
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 1.5/5 0.8/3 1.2/4 0.5/2 0.4/1
Total Viewers (million) 5.996 6.721 2.975 3.917 1.957

Due to the nature of live  programming the ratings for NBC (Preseason Football) & FOX (NFL Overrun)are approximate and subject to more than the typical adjustments in the final numbers. See below for more information on these Fast Affiliate Ratings.

NBC was number one among adults 18-49, but CBS won with total viewers.

On NBC, the NFL Preseason Football earned a 2.1 adults 18-49 rating. Earlier in the Night, the Madden Pigskin Pro-Am earned a 1.3, and the pre-game kickoff show earned a 2.1 adults 18-49 rating.

On CBS Big Brother earned a 2.3, up two tenths from last week's 2.1 adults 18-49 rating. Unforgettable earned a 1.2, up a tenth from last week's series low 1.1 adults 18-49 rating.

On ABC,Family Dance Off earned a 0.7 adults 18-49 rating.  Secret Millionaire garnered a season low 0.9, down three tenths from last week's 1.2 adults 18-49 rating.

Broadcast primetime ratings for Sunday, August 25, 2013:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
7:00 PM FOX NFL Overrun/American Dad -R 1.6 6 4.11
NBC Madden NFL 14 Pigskin Pro Am 1.3 5 4.24
CBS 60 Minutes 1.1 4 8.59
ABC America's Funniest Home Videos -R 1.0 4 4.99
7:30PM FOX The Simpsons -R 1.0 4 2.49
8:00 PM CBS Big Brother 2.3 7 7.10
NBC NFL Pre Season Football Kickoff 2.1 6 6.97
FOX The Simpsons -R 1.3 4 3.15
ABC Family Dance Off 0.7 2 3.49
8:30PM NBC NFL Preseason Football (8:30-11PM) 2.1 7 6.50
FOX Bob's Burgers -R 1.0 3 2.37
9:00PM CBS Unforgettable 1.2 3 6.75
FOX Family Guy -R 1.2 3 2.81
ABC Secret Millionaire 0.9 2 4.00
9:30PM FOX Family Guy -R 1.3 3 2.93
10:00 PM CBS The Mentalist -R 0.8 2 4.46
ABC Castle -R 0.6 2 3.18

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  • Melanie P.

    Yay for BB and so happy Elissa won HOH! Get one of the 3am alliance members out of the house. Glad Judd is back and it looks like he and Elissa are going to be working together.

  • Justin

    BB’s ratings are great when the good people are in power. Get the hint, Grodner. We want Elissa and Judd, not Aaryn or Amanda.

  • Networkman

    I don’t know why Elissa simply wouldn’t nominate Amanda and McCrae. Then if one of them removed themselves from the block she could of put up Aaryn as replacement nominee.

  • omabin


    The end result would have been the same… Amanda would have won veto, saved herself and it would have been Aaryn and McCrae on the block. With votes of Spencer, Andy and Amanda, Aaryn would still go home.

  • Lodak

    Elissa did the right thing. Putting Amanda and McCrae wouldn’t splinter 3AM. Now they’re splintered and a new alliance has emerged. #powermove!

  • marcus gaskin

    Unforgettable has pretty low in the ratings, if this was the fall ratings this would be an immediate cancellation. They cancelled Rob after 5 episodes maybe.

    I get they had 5.5 million viewers, but Golden Boy had 1.5 million more than unforgettable and it got cancelled.

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