TV Ratings Sunday: 'Big Brother' Dips + 'Rising Star' & 'Wipeout' Hit Lows

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July 28th, 2014


Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 1.2/4 1.0/4 0.8/3 0.7/2 0.7/2
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 0.7/3 1.1/5 0.5/2 0.5/2 0.4/2
Total Viewers (million) 6.19 2.24 2.14 3.33 2.24

CBS was number one with adults 18-49 and with total viewers. 

On ABC, Wipeout notched a series low 0.8, down three tenths from last week's 1.1 adults 18-49 rating. Rising Star also hit a new series low with a 0.9, down a tenth from last week's series low 1.0 adults 18-49 rating.

On CBS Big Brother scored a 2.1, down a tenth from last week’s 2.2 adults 18-49 rating. Unforgettable matched last week's 1.0 adults 18-49 rating. Reckless was even with last week's 0.6 adults 18-49 rating.

Broadcast primetime ratings for Sunday, July 27, 2014 

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
7:00PM CBS 60 Minutes -R 0.9 4 7.66
ABC Wipeout (7-9PM) 0.8 3 3.20
NBC American Ninja Warrior -R (7-9PM) 0.7 3 2.99
FOX American Dad -R 0.6 2 1.40
7:30PM FOX Bob's Burgers -R 0.8 3 1.65
8:00 PM CBS Big Brother 2.1 6 6.52
FOX The Simpsons -R 1.0 3 2.17
8:30PM FOX The Simpsons -R 1.1 4 2.57
9:00PM FOX Family Guy -R 1.4 5 2.98
CBS Unforgetable 1.0 3 6.39
ABC Rising Star -Live 0.9 3 3.50
NBC Chicago Fire -R 0.6 2 2.58
9:30PM FOX American Dad -R 1.3 4 2.64
10:00PM NBC Chicago PD -R 0.7 2 3.31
ABC Castle -R 0.6 2 3.40
CBS Reckless 0.6 2 4.20


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