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[07/15/13 - 08:53 AM]
ABC's Repeat "Castle" Defeats NBC's Original "Crossing Lines"
ABC spins the numbers for Sunday, July 14.

[via press release from ABC]

"Celebrity Wife Swap" and "Whodunnit?" Grow/ABC's Repeat "Castle" Defeats NBC's Original "Crossing Lines"

Early info on ABC's Sunday, ahead of the regular press release.

At 7 o'clock, ABC's repeat America's Funniest Home Videos ranked #1 in the hour with Adults 18-49 on the major networks, beating CBS' original 60 Minutes by 13%. AFV grew over the prior week's repeat by 9% in Total Viewers to deliver its 2nd-most-watched telecast this summer.

From 8-9pm, ABC's Celebrity Wife Swap earned second place among Adults 18-49, behind only CBS' Big Brother. The ABC unscripted series shot up week to week by 21% in Total Viewers and by 33% with young adults to score its 2nd-best numbers yet on the night.

ABC's Whodunnit? was up over the prior week in both Total Viewers (+3%) and Adults 18-49 (+10%).

In the 10 o'clock hour, ABC's encore Castle dominated NBC's first-run Crossing Lines by 40% in Adults 18-49. The repeat ABC drama also drew a larger overall audience than the original NBC drama for the 2nd week in a row (+3%).

Quick Take for Sunday, July 14, 2013 (Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)

"America's Funniest Home Videos" Draws its 2nd-Biggest Audience This Summer

ABC's "Celebrity Wife Swap" Soars to its 2nd-Best Numbers Since Moving to Sunday

ABC's "Whodunnit?" Grows Week to Week in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49

ABC's Repeat "Castle" Beats NBC's Original "Crossing Lines" by 40% in Adults 18-49

"America's Funniest Home Videos" (7:00-8:00 p.m.)

At 7 o'clock, ABC's repeat "America's Funniest Home Videos" ranked No. 1 in the hour with Adults 18-49 (0.9/3) on the major networks, beating CBS' original "60 Minutes" by 13% (0.8/3). "AFHV" grew over the prior week's repeat by 9% in Total Viewers (4.9 million vs. 4.5 million) to deliver its 2nd-most-watched telecast this summer.

"Celebrity Wife Swap" (8:00-9:00 p.m.)

From 8:00-9:00 p.m., ABC's "Celebrity Wife Swap" earned second place among Adults 18-49 (1.2/4), behind only CBS' "Big Brother." The ABC unscripted series shot up week to week by 21% in Total Viewers (3.5 million vs. 2.9 million) and by 33% with young adults (1.2/4 vs. 0.9/3) to score its 2nd-best numbers yet on the night.

"Whodunnit?" (9:00-10:00 p.m.)

ABC's "Whodunnit?" was up over the prior week in both Total Viewers (+3% - 3.1 million vs. 3.0 million) and Adults 18-49 (+10% - 1.1/3 vs. 1.0/3).

"Castle" (10:00-11:00 p.m.)

In the 10 o'clock hour, ABC's encore "Castle" dominated NBC's first-run "Crossing Lines" by 40% in Adults 18-49 (0.7/2 vs. 0.5/2). The repeat ABC drama also drew a larger overall audience than the original NBC drama for the 2nd week in a row (+3% - 3.0 million vs. 2.9 million).

A note about increasing DVR penetration and year-to-year rating comparisons: Year-to-year rating comparisons based on the Live + Same Day data stream are distorted by the level of DVR penetration in the Nielsen sample, which has jumped up to 48% currently, from 45% at the same point in 2011. More viewers are watching shows on their own timetables, which may not be reflected in the overnight next day numbers. The only truly valid year-to-year comparison would be one based on the Live + 7 Day metric, once those stats are released by Nielsen.

Source: The Nielsen Company, Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Program, 07/14/13.





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· 60 MINUTES (CBS)
· AMERICA'S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS (ABC)
· BIG BROTHER (CBS)
· CASTLE (ABC)
· CROSSING LINES (NBC)
· WHODUNNIT? (ABC)
· WIFE SWAP (ABC)









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