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[07/29/13 - 08:40 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: "Big Brother" Leads CBS to Victory in Viewers, Demos
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for sunday, july 28, 2013)

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

CBS (6.665 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #1) was the network to beat on Sunday with its mix of "60 Minutes" (8.225 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #9), "Big Brother 15" (6.809 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.2, #1), the return of "Unforgettable" (7.024 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T5) and a repeat of "The Mentalist" (4.603 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T12).

FOX (2.586 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #2) then was a close second in adults 18-49 with its lineup of "American Dad" (1.570 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T12), "The Simpsons" (1.955 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.9, #10), another "The Simpsons" (3.000 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T3), "Bob's Burgers" (2.582 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T5), "Family Guy" (3.065 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T3) and another "Family Guy" (3.346 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.6, #2).

Next up was ABC (3.272 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3) with a repeat of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (4.258 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #11) followed by the season finale of "Celebrity Wife Swap" (3.020 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T7), a new "Whodunnit?" (3.023 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T7) and a repeat of "Castle" (2.785 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.6, #16).

And finally, NBC (2.952 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4) closed out the evening with repeats of "America's Got Talent" (3.078 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T12) and "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (2.725 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T12) plus a new "Crossing Lines" (2.927 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #17).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+10.00% - Whodunnit?
+10.00% - Celebrity Wife Swap
-8.33% - Big Brother 15
-16.67% - Crossing Lines

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+160.00% - Unforgettable (vs. 3)
+120.00% - Whodunnit? (vs. Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition (Repeat))
+83.33% - Celebrity Wife Swap (vs. Secret Millionaire (Repeat))
+22.22% - Big Brother 15
-95.61% - Crossing Lines (vs. 2012 Summer Olympics)


Here are the highlights of the 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (7/29/12):

NBC (35.45 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 11.4, #1) crushed the competition on Sunday with its latest primetime coverage of the "2012 Summer Olympics" (35.45 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 11.4, #1).

FOX (2.50 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #2) then was king of the leftovers with its all-repeat lineup of "American Dad" (1.64 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T8), "The Cleveland Show" (1.83 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.9, #7), "The Simpsons" (2.63 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.2, #6), another "The Simpsons" (2.65 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.3, #5), "Family Guy" (3.11 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.6, #3) and another "Family Guy" (3.17 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.5, #4).

Next up was CBS (3.96 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3) with its mix of "60 Minutes" (5.73 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T8), "Big Brother 14" (5.11 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.8, #2), "3" (1.76 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T13) and "The Mentalist" (3.26 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T10).

And finally, repeats of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (3.35 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T10), "Secret Millionaire" (2.93 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #12) and "Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition" (1.62 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T13) on ABC (2.38 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) closed out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
-5.26% - Big Brother 14
-27.27% - 60 Minutes (vs. 7/1/12)
-37.50% - 3 (vs. 7/26/12)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
-35.71% - Big Brother 14 (vs. Big Brother 13)
-38.46% - 60 Minutes (vs. 60 Minutes (Repeat))
-64.29% - 3 (vs. Same Name)

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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