‘Big Brother 13’ Dips Slightly In Sunday Ratings, ‘Marriage Ref’ Up From Series Low

Written by Michael Lambarde on Jul. 19, 2011

There was only four hours of original programming in Sunday night primetime on June 17, according to Nielsen Media Research. Big Brother 13 was the top rated show of the night, good enough to give its network, CBS, a win with 6.37 million and a 1.5 demo. FOX was next with just 44% the viewers of CBS, 2.81 million, but its animation rerun slate gave the network a 1.3 demo in the coveted 18-49 demo. NBC and ABC tied with a 0.9 demo with the latter receiving 4.17 million viewers and NBC taking in 3.99 million.

A new episode of 60 Minutes started the Eye network off with 8.5 million viewers — the most total viewers of the night — and a 1.1 demo. Its lead-out, Big Brother 13, however, took home the 18-49 crown with a 2.4 and 6.89 million viewers overall. Big Brother was down 4% in both the demo and viewers from last week (7.16 million, 2.5). The latter portion of CBS were reruns of Undercover Boss (4.74 million, 1.2) and CSI: Miami (5.35 million, 1.2).

FOX aired six reruns of their Animation line-up, which performed as following: American Dad (7PM; 1.72 million, 0.8), Bob’s Burgers (1.76 million, 0.8), The Simpsons (3.14 million, 1.4), The Cleveland Show (2.91 million, 1.3), Family Guy (3.8 million, 1.8), and American Dad (9:30PML 3.51 million, 1.7).

ABC went with an all-repeat line-up of the following: America’s Funniest Home Videos (4.94 million, 1.1), Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (3.87 million, 1.0), Castle (3.85 million, 0.7), and Body of Proof (4.02 million, 0.7). NBC aired half a line-up of reruns and half a line-up of new episodes. A new episode of Dateline at 7PM drew 3.63 million viewers and a 0.8 demo, a two-hour rerun of America’s Got Talent drew 4.56 million and a 1.0 demo. A new episode of The Marriage Ref drew 3.18 million and a 1.0 demo. The show was up 36% in viewers and 20% in the demo from last week’s series low dip (2.04 million, 0.8).