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[07/15/13 - 08:24 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX Repeats Pull Off Demo Victory
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for sunday, july 14, 2013)

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

FOX (2.586 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #1) took home the demo crown on Sunday despite its all-repeat lineup of "The Cleveland Show" (1.914 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T11), "The Simpsons" (2.156 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T7), another "The Simpsons" (2.739 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T4), "Bob's Burgers" (2.355 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T7), "Family Guy" (3.272 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.5, #2) and "American Dad" (3.081 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.4, #3).

CBS (4.910 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.1, #2) then was a close second with its mix of "60 Minutes" (5.686 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T11), "Big Brother 15" (6.690 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.9, #1), "The Good Wife" (3.872 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T7) and "The Mentalist" (3.393 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T14).

Next up was ABC (3.644 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #3) and its combination of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (4.896 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #10), "Celebrity Wife Swap" (3.546 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T4), "Whodunnit?" (3.105 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.1, #6) and "Castle" (3.030 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T14).

And finally, repeats of "America's Got Talent" (4.081 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T11) and "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (3.423 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T14) plus a new "Crossing Lines" (2.911 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.5, #17) on NBC (3.624 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4) closed out the evening.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+33.33% - Celebrity Wife Swap
+10.00% - Whodunnit?
-9.52% - Big Brother 15
-16.67% - Crossing Lines

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
-13.64% - Big Brother 15
-20.00% - Celebrity Wife Swap (vs. Secret Millionaire)
-21.43% - Whodunnit? (vs. Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition)
-50.00% - Crossing Lines (vs. America's Got Talent (Repeat))


Here are the highlights of the 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (7/15/12):

FOX (3.12 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T1) and ABC (4.78 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T1) split the demo crown on Sunday as the former offered up repeats of "American Dad" (1.90 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T12), "The Cleveland Show" (2.17 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.9, #11), "The Simpsons" (3.53 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T4), another "The Simpsons" (3.53 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T4), "Family Guy" (3.71 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.7, #3) and another "Family Guy" (3.90 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.8, #2).

The Alphabet then served up a repeat of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (5.21 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #8) alongside new episodes of "Secret Millionaire" (5.61 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.5, #6) and "Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition" (4.15 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.4, #7).

Next up was CBS (5.41 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.1, #3) and its mix of "60 Minutes" (7.19 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T9), "Big Brother 14" (6.16 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.2, #1), "The Good Wife" (4.00 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T14) and "The Mentalist" (4.29 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T14).

And finally, a two-hour "Dateline NBC" (5.21 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T12) and a two-hour encore of "America's Got Talent" (3.92 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T9) on NBC (4.56 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4) closed out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Secret Millionaire
-6.67% - Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition
-27.27% - Dateline NBC

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+100.00% - Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition (vs. Castle (Repeat)/Body of Proof (Repeat))
+50.00% - Secret Millionaire (vs. Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (Repeat))
0.00% - Dateline NBC (vs. Dateline NBC (Repeat))
-8.33% - Big Brother 14

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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