TV ratings: 'Big Brother' and 'Unforgettable' lead a quiet Sunday

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unforgettable-sept-1-rtgs.jpgFast National ratings for Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013

"Big Brother" fell in the ratings Sunday compared to a week ago, but it and "Unforgettable" helped carry CBS to an easy ratings win on a quiet holiday-weekend Sunday.

CBS brought in 6.5 million viewers and a 4.2 rating/8 share in households in primetime, more than double the average for second-place NBC (3.15 million, 1.9/4). ABC (2.2 million, 1.4/3) edged FOX (2.1 million, 1.2/2) for third.

CBS also led the adults 18-49 demographic, albeit with a very modest 1.1 rating. FOX took second at 0.9, followed by NBC, 0.7, and ABC, 0.4.

Sunday hour by hour:

7 p.m.

CBS:
"60 Minutes" (8.2 million viewers, 5.4/11 households)
ABC: "ABC Fall Preview Special" (2.3 million, 1.5/3)
NBC: "America's Got Talent" rerun (2 million, 1.3/3)
FOX: "American Dad" rerun (1.3 million, 0.8/2)/"The Simpsons" rerun (1.8 million, 1.1/2)

18-49 leader: "60 Minutes" (1.0)

8 p.m.

CBS:
"Big Brother" (6 million, 3.8/7)
ABC: "Secret Millionaire" (3.75 million, 2.4/4)
NBC: "America's Got Talent" rerun (2.6 million, 1.6/3)
FOX: "The Simpsons" rerun (2.5 million, 1.4/3)/"Bob's Burgers" rerun (2 million, 1.2/2)

18-49 leader: "Big Brother" (1.8)

9 p.m.

CBS:
"Unforgettable" (6.7 million, 4.3/7)
NBC: Special - "TV's Funniest of the Funniest" (3.7 million, 2.2/4)
FOX: "Family Guy" reruns - two episodes (2.6 million, 1.4/3)
ABC: Special - "MDA Show of Strength Telethon" (1.5 million, 1.0/2)

18-49 leader: "Family Guy" (1.1)

10 p.m.

CBS:
"The Mentalist" rerun (5.05 million, 3.2/6)
NBC: "TV's Funniest of the Funniest" (4.3 million, 2.7/5)
ABC: "MDA Show of Strength Telethon" (1.2 million, 0.8/1)

18-49 leader: "TV's Funniest of the Funniest" (1.0)

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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Photo/Video credit: CBS