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[07/22/13 - 08:35 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops Viewers, Splits Demos with FOX
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for sunday, july 21, 2013)

Here are the highlights of the 17 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night:

CBS (5.242 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T1) was the top draw on Sunday with its mix of "60 Minutes" (7.657 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T11), "Big Brother 15" (6.835 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.4, #1), "The Good Wife" (3.107 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.7, #13) and "The Mentalist" (3.371 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T14).

FOX (2.558 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T1) however shared the demo crown thanks to its lineup of "American Dad" (1.458 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T14), "The Simpsons" (2.112 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T9), another "The Simpsons" (3.242 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.4, #3), "Bob's Burgers" (2.744 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.3, #4), "Family Guy" (3.288 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.5, #2) and the premiere of "Axe Cop/High School USA!" (2.505 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 1.1, #5).

Next up was ABC (3.458 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3) with a repeat of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (4.945 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T6) followed by originals from "Celebrity Wife Swap" (3.045 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T6) and "Whodunnit?" (2.922 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T6) plus a repeat of "Castle" (2.921 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T14).

And finally, repeats of "America's Got Talent" (3.501 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T11) and "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (4.060 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T9) alongside a new "Crossing Lines" (2.906 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T14) on NBC (3.492 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4) rounded out the evening.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+26.32% - Big Brother 15
+20.00% - Crossing Lines
-9.09% - Whodunnit?
-16.67% - Celebrity Wife Swap

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+26.32% - Big Brother 15
0.00% - Axe Cop/High School USA! (vs. Teen Choice 2012)
-25.00% - Crossing Lines (vs. America's Got Talent (Repeat))
-66.67% - Whodunnit? (vs. The Bachelorette)
-66.67% - Celebrity Wife Swap (vs. The Bachelorette)


Here are the highlights of the 12 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (7/22/12):

ABC (7.89 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.6, #1) was the network to beat on Sunday with the season finale of "The Bachelorette" (8.58 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.0, #2). Bookending the two-hour finale were a repeat of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (5.28 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T4) and the live special "The Bachelorette: After the Finale Rose" (9.12 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.2, #1).

CBS (5.18 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #2) then had to settle for second place with its mix of "60 Minutes" (7.28 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T7), "Big Brother 14" (5.36 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.9, #3), "The Good Wife" (3.88 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T9) and "The Mentalist" (4.20 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T9).

Next up was FOX (2.74 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #3) with repeats of "The Simpsons" (2.03 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T9) and "Family Guy" (2.58 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T4) followed by a modest showing for "Teen Choice 2012" (2.96 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.1, #6).

And finally, a two-hour "Dateline NBC" (4.22 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T7) and a rebroadcast of "America's Got Talent" (3.04 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #12) on NBC (3.63 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4) rounded out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+36.36% - The Bachelorette (vs. 7/16/12)
+25.00% - Dateline NBC
-13.64% - Big Brother 14

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+300.00% - The Bachelorette: After the Finale Rose (vs. Body of Proof (Repeat))
+252.94% - The Bachelorette (vs. Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (Repeat)/Castle (Repeat))
-4.76% - Dateline NBC (vs. Dateline NBC/America's Got Talent (Repeat))
-20.83% - Big Brother 14
-33.33% - Teen Choice 2012 (vs. The Simpsons (Repeat)/The Cleveland Show (Repeat)/Family Guy (Repeat)/American Dad (Repeat))

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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