TV ratings: 'Big Brother' grows again Sunday, 'Whodunnit?' dips

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ginamarie-froyo-big-brother-15.jpgFast National ratings for Sunday, July 21, 2013

"Big Brother" hit a season high in total viewers for the second episode in a row Sunday, and it matched Thursday's season best among adults 18-49 as well. It was far and away the night's top show in the demographic and helped CBS score a ratings win for the evening.

Also Sunday, ABC's "Celebrity Wife Swap" and "Whodunnit?" were down some from last week. The preview of "Animation Domination High-Def" on FOX put up mediocre numbers.

CBS averaged 5.2 million viewers and a 3.4 rating/6 share in households for the night. NBC (3.5 million, 2.2/4) edged ABC (3.46 million, 2.2/4) for second place, and FOX (2.6 million, 1.5/3) trailed.

FOX and CBS tied for the lead among adults 18-49 at a 1.1 rating. ABC posted a 0.9 and NBC a 0.8.

Sunday hour by hour:

7 p.m.

CBS:
"60 Minutes" (7.7 million viewers, 5.1/10 households)
ABC: "America's Funniest Home Videos" rerun (4.95 million, 2.9/6)
NBC: "America's Got Talent" rerun (2.5 million, 1.6/3)
FOX: "American Dad" rerun (1.5 million, 0.9/2)/"The Simpsons" rerun (2.1 million, 1.2/2)

18-49 leader: "America's Funniest Home Videos" (1.0)

8 p.m.

CBS:
"Big Brother" (6.8 million, 4.1/7)
NBC: "America's Got Talent" rerun (4.5 million, 2.7/5)
ABC: "Celebrity Wife Swap" (3.05 million, 1.9/3)
FOX: "The Simpsons" rerun (3.2 million, 1.8/3)/"Bob's Burgers" rerun (2.7 million, 1.8/3)

18-49 leader: "Big Brother" (2.4)

9 p.m.

NBC:
"Law & Order: SVU" rerun (4.1 million, 2.7/4)
CBS: "The Good Wife" rerun (3.1 million, 2.1/3)
ABC: "Whodunnit?" (2.9 million, 1.8/3)
FOX: "Family Guy" rerun (3.3 million, 1.9/3)/"Animation Domination High-Def" (2.5 million, 1.4/2)

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

10 p.m.

CBS:
"The Mentalist" rerun (3.4 million, 2.3/4)
ABC: "Castle" rerun (2.92 million, 2.0/3)
NBC: "Crossing Lines" (2.91 million, 1.9/3)

18-49 leader: All three shows tied at 0.6

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