TV ratings: 'Whodunnit?' improves slightly on another soft Sunday

whodunnit-ratings-july-14.jpgFast National ratings for Sunday, July 14, 2013

Sunday's broadcast ratings, as they've been for much of the summer, left much to be desired. No show drew as much as 7 million viewers or broke the 2.0 mark among adults 18-49.

"Big Brother" will likely end up as the night's top show, although it was delayed 20 minutes in the eastern half of the country due to sports coverage that ran into primetime. "Family Guy" helped FOX score an overall victory in the 18-49 demographic. ABC's "Whodunnit?" and "Celebrity Wife Swap" rose slightly from their recent performances.

CBS averaged 4.9 million viewers and a 3.2 rating/6 share in households for the night. ABC (3.64 million, 2.3/4) and NBC (3.62 million, 2.4/4) finished in a virtual tie for second. FOX drew 2.6 million people and a 1.5/3.

FOX led the 18-49 demo with a modest 1.2 rating, followed closely by CBS, 1.1, and ABC, 1.0. NBC tailed with a 0.7.

Sunday hour by hour:

7 p.m.

Golf runover/"60 Minutes" (5.7 million viewers, 3.9/8 households)
ABC: "America's Funniest Home Videos" rerun (2.9/6)
NBC: "America's Got Talent" rerun (3.3 million, 2.2/4)
FOX: "The Cleveland Show" rerun (1.9 million, 1.1/2)/"The Simpsons" rerun (2.2 million, 1.2/2)

18-49 leader: "The Simpsons" (1.0)

8 p.m.

"60 Minutes"/"Big Brother" (6.7 million, 4.1/7)
NBC: "America's Got Talent" rerun (4.85 million, 2.9/5)
ABC: "Celebrity Wife Swap" (3.55 million, 2.3/4)
FOX: "The Simpsons" rerun (2.7 million, 1.5/3)/"Bob's Burgers" rerun (2.35 million, 1.3/2)

18-49 leader: "60 Minutes"/"Big Brother" (1.9)

9 p.m.

"Big Brother"/"The Good Wife" rerun (3.9 million, 2.5/4)
NBC: "Law & Order: SVU" rerun (3.4 million, 2.4/4)
FOX: "Family Guy" (3.3 million, 1.9/3)/"American Dad" (3.1 million, 1.8/3)
ABC: "Whodunnit?" (3.1 million, 1.8/3)

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

10 p.m.

"The Good Wife" rerun/"The Mentalist" rerun (3.4 million, 2.4/4)
ABC: "Castle" rerun (3 million, 2.0/3)
NBC: "Crossing Lines" (2.9 million, 2.0/3)

18-49 leader: CBS and ABC tied at 0.7

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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