TV ratings: 'Whodunnit?' and 'Crossing Lines' underwhelm on a soft Sunday

whodunnit-ratings-abc.jpgFast National ratings for Sunday, June 23, 2013

The premieres of NBC's drama "Crossing Lines" and ABC's murder-mystery reality show "Whodunnit?" posted pretty meager numbers Sunday on a night when cable dominated the ratings. "Crossing Lines" led its two-hour timeslot in viewers, but it didn't reach a 1.0 rating among adults 18-49. "Whodunnit?" fared a little better in the 18-49 demographic, finishing second in its hour.

A "Family Guy" rerun on FOX scored the top 18-49 rating of the night, while "60 Minutes" had the biggest total audience for CBS. The return of "Celebrity Wife Swap" to ABC was down from its springtime run.

CBS averaged 4.9 million viewers and a 3.3 rating/6 share in households in primetime. NBC (4.2 million, 2.7/5) came in second, a little bit ahead of ABC (4.05 million, 2.5/4). FOX trailed with 2.5 million viewers and a 1.5/3.

ABC and FOX tied for the lead among adults 18-49 at 1.1. NBC posted a 0.8 in the demo and CBS a 0.6.

Sunday hour by hour:

7 p.m.

CBS:
"60 Minutes" (8.2 million viewers, 5.5/11 households)
ABC: "America's Funniest Home Videos" rerun (4.8 million, 2.9/6)
NBC: "America's Got Talent" rerun (3 million, 2.0/4)
FOX: "The Cleveland Show" rerun (1.45 million, 1.0/2)/"American Dad" rerun (1.7 million, 1.0/2)

18-49 leader: "60 Minutes" and "America's Funniest Home Videos" tied at 1.0

8 p.m.

NBC:
"America's Got Talent" rerun (4.9 million, 3.0/5)
ABC: "Celebrity Wife Swap" (4.4 million, 2.9/5)
CBS: "Elementary" rerun (4.2 million, 2.9/5)
FOX: "The Simpsons" rerun (2.6 million, 1.5/3)/"Bob's Burgers" rerun (2.5 million, 1.4/2)

18-49 leader: "Celebrity Wife Swap" (1.3)

9 p.m.

NBC:
"Crossing Lines" series premiere (4.4 million, 3.0/5)
ABC: "Whodunnit?" series premiere (4 million, 2.5/4)
CBS: "The Good Wife" rerun (3.4 million, 2.4/4)
FOX: "Family Guy" rerun (3.3 million, 2.0/3)/"American Dad" rerun (3.2 million, 1.9/3)

18-49 leader: "Family Guy" rerun (1.5)

10 p.m.

NBC:
"Crossing Lines" series premiere (4.3 million, 2.9/5)
CBS: "The Mentalist" rerun (3.8 million, 2.6/4)
ABC: "Castle" rerun (2.9 million, 2.0/3)

18-49 leader: "Crossing Lines" (0.8)

Ratings information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change. Source: The Nielsen Company.

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