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[08/12/13 - 08:42 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops Viewers, Demos with "Big Brother"
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for sunday, august 11, 2013)

Here are the highlights of the 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night:

[EDITOR'S NOTE: Due to PGA Golf overrun, Fast Nationals for CBS are approximate. 60 Minutes began at 7:09 pm with prime sliding.]

CBS (6.872 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.4, #1) was the top draw on Sunday with its mix of "60 Minutes" (8.246 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3), "Big Brother 15" (7.215 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.2, #1), "Unforgettable" (6.919 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2) and "The Mentalist" (5.107 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T7).

ABC (3.815 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T2) then was the number two network with its lineup of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (4.388 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T9), "Secret Millionaire" (4.564 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T5), "Whodunnit?" (3.256 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.1, #4) and "Castle" (3.051 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #13).

Next up was FOX (2.415 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T2) with repeats of "Family Guy" (1.759 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T9), another "Family Guy" (2.206 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T5) plus its annual "Teen Choice 2013" (2.632 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T7).

And finally, repeats of "America's Got Talent" (2.386 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T14) and "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (3.202 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #12) alongside a new "Crossing Lines" (2.471 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T14) on NBC (2.611 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) rounded out the evening.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+10.00% - Whodunnit?
+8.33% - Unforgettable
0.00% - Big Brother 15
0.00% - Crossing Lines (vs. 7/28/12)
-16.67% - Secret Millionaire

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+62.50% - Unforgettable (vs. Criminal Minds (Repeat))
+29.41% - Big Brother 15
+22.22% - Whodunnit? (vs. Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition)
0.00% - Secret Millionaire
-43.04% - Teen Choice 2013 (vs. The Simpsons (Repeat)/The Cleveland Show (Repeat)/Family Guy (Repeat)/American Dad (Repeat))
-94.51% - Crossing Lines (vs. 2012 Summer Olympics)


Here are the highlights of the 16 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (8/12/12):

[EDITOR'S NOTE: Due to PGA Golf overrun, Fast Nationals for CBS are approximate. 60 Minutes began at 7:14 pm with prime sliding.]

NBC (26.92 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 7.8, #1) wrapped its Summer Games coverage with the 90-minute "London Gold" (20.84 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 5.7, #2) special followed by the "2012 Summer Olympics" (30.57 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 9.1, #1).

FOX (2.81 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2) then finished second with its all-repeat lineup of "American Dad" (1.88 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T14), "The Cleveland Show" (2.10 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T10), "The Simpsons" (3.04 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.5, #6), another "The Cleveland Show" (2.87 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T7), "Family Guy" (3.64 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.8, #3) and another "American Dad" (3.31 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.6, #5).

Next up was CBS (4.71 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3) with its combination of "PGA Overrun" (5.95 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #9) followed by "60 Minutes" (5.93 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T7), "Big Brother 14" (4.61 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.7, #4), "Criminal Minds" (3.53 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T14) and "The Mentalist" (3.60 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #16).

And finally, a repeat of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (4.24 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T12) plus new episodes of "Secret Millionaire" (3.97 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T10) and "Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition" (2.83 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T12) on ABC (3.47 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4) closed out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
40.00% - 60 Minutes
28.57% - Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition
25.00% - Secret Millionaire
-19.05% - Big Brother 14

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
-30.00% - 60 Minutes (vs. 60 Minutes (Repeat))
-32.00% - Big Brother 14
-37.50% - Secret Millionaire (vs. CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock)
-43.75% - Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition (vs. CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock)

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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