TV ratings: 'Big Brother' rises Sunday and leads CBS to victory

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big-brother-15-july-7.jpgFast National ratings for Sunday, July 7, 2013

Sunday's installment of "Big Brother" improved on its ratings from a week ago, scoring the top adults 18-49 rating of the night. It combined with "60 Minutes," which had the most total viewers in primetime, to lead CBS to a win for the evening.

Elsewhere Sunday, ABC's "Whodunnit?" and NBC's "Crossing Lines" were about even with their ratings from last week, while "Celebrity Wife Swap" dipped a little for the Alphabet.

CBS drew 5.4 million viewers and a 3.5 rating/6 share in households for the night. NBC (3.7 million, 2.3/4) beat out ABC (3.3 million, 2.1/4) for second place. FOX took fourth in viewers with 2.7 million and a 1.6/3.

CBS and FOX tied for the 18-49 lead with 1.2 ratings. ABC and NBC each averaged a 0.9.

Sunday hour by hour:

7 p.m.

CBS:
"60 Minutes" (7.55 million viewers, 5.0/9 households)
ABC: "America's Funniest Home Videos" rerun (4.5 million, 2.7/5)
NBC: "America's Got Talent" rerun (3.3 million, 2.1/4)
FOX: "The Cleveland Show" rerun (1.7 million, 1.1/2)/"The Simpsons" rerun (2 million, 1.2/2)

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

8 p.m.

CBS:
"Big Brother" (6.25 million, 3.8/7)
NBC: "America's Got Talent" rerun (5 million, 3.0/5)
ABC: "Celebrity Wife Swap" (2.9 million, 1.8/3)
FOX: "The Simpsons" rerun (3.1 million, 1.8/3)/"Bob's Burgers" rerun (2.7 million, 1.6/3)

18-49 leader: "Big Brother" (2.1)

9 p.m.

CBS:
"Under the Dome" rerun (4.1 million, 2.6/4)
NBC: "Law & Order: SVU" rerun (3.6 million, 2.4/4)
FOX: "Family Guy" rerun (3.5 million, 2.1/3)/"American Dad" rerun (3 million, 1.8/3)
ABC: "Whodunnit?" (3 million, 1.8/3)

18-49 leader: "Family Guy" (1.7)

10 p.m.

CBS:
"The Mentalist" rerun (3.8 million, 2.6/4)
ABC: "Castle" rerun (3 million, 2.0/3)
NBC: "Crossing Lines" (2.85 million, 1.9/3)

18-49 leader: "The Mentalist" (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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Photo/Video credit: CBS