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Primetime Ratings, Saturday, 8/17/13 & Sunday, 8/18/13

Crossing Lines

FOX & CBS split the victory on both nights.

On Saturday, NBC's broadcast of the P&G Gymnastics Championships drew an underwhelming 0.7 demo and lost out to re-runs of 'Cops' and the movie 'Mamma Mia.' The latest burn-off episode of 'Do No Harm' actually manged to rise to an 0.5, its only upward movement in over a month.

As for Sunday, FOX's airing of NFL Preseason Football posted a 1.9 demo, but that is likely to change a bit when the final numbers are released in a few days. CBS 'Big Brother' took a big old plunge when faced with football, dropping four tenths to a 2.0. 'Unforgettable' matched its previous season low of 1.1, and remains a huge disappointment to CBS. You don't resurrect a canceled show and expect it to do worse than it did before you canceled it.

ABC's 'Secret Millionaire' rose a tenth, while the finale of its lead-out 'Whodunnit' rose a healthy three tenths to a 1.4. The 'Crossing Lines' finale set a new series low, which is perfectly representative of its performance this whole season. The imported drama received a good amount of hype before its debut, but went straight to rock bottom with episode one and never returned. Poor William Fichtner.

Key: Broadcast Network - Show Name - 18-49 Rating - 18-49 Share - Total Viewers In Millions

Saturday 8/17

8PM

FOX - Cops (R) - 0.9 - 4  - 3.11

NBC - P&G Gymnastics Championship - 0.7 - 3 - 2.67

ABC - The Middle (R) - 0.6 - 3 - 2.70

CBS - The Mentalist (R) - 0.5 - 2 - 3.17

8:30PM

FOX - Cops (R) - 1.1 - 4 - 3.51

ABC - Mamma Mia (Movie) - 0.7 - 3 - 2.76

9PM

ABC - Mamma Mia (Movie) - 0.8 - 3 - 3.63

CBS - 48 Hours (R) - 0.7 - 3 - 3.94

FOX - Bones (R) - 0.7 - 3 - 2.81

10PM

CBS - 48 Hours (R) - 1.0 - 4 - 4.99

NBC - Do No Harm (N) - 0.5 - 2 - 1.89

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Sunday 8/18

7PM

FOX - NFL Preseason Football - 1.9 - 6 - 5.81

CBS - 60 Minutes (R) - 0.9 - 3 - 7.32

ABC - America's Funniest Home Videos (R) - 0.9 - 3 - 4.59

NBC - America's Got Talent (R) - 0.5 - 2 - 2.53

8PM

CBS - Big Brother (N) - 2.0 - 6 - 6.52

ABC - Secret Millionaire (N) - 1.2 - 4 - 4.73

FOX - 2013 Teen Choice Awards - 0.9 - 3 - 2.63

9PM

ABC - Whodunnit? (Season Finale) - 1.4 - 4 - 3.67

CBS - Unforgettable (N) - 1.1 - 3 - 6.36

NBC - Crossing Lines (Season Finale) - 0.4 - 1 - 2.05

10pm

CBS - The Mentalist (R) - 0.7 - 2 - 4.82

ABC - Castle (R) - 0.7  - 2 - 3.13

Source: Nielsen Media Research

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- FOX
- NBC

Written by: Michael Stevenson
Aug 19th, 2013, 3:21 am

Images courtesy of NBC

msd85
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Message Posted On Aug 20th, 2013, 2:39 am

I'd love to help you RottieGirl. Your avatar is adorable btw. But I looked all over online, and can't find them either. Sorry.

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Message Posted On Aug 20th, 2013, 2:30 am

I'm looking for the primetime cable ratings from August 17, 2013. Any ideas where I can find those? zap2it doesn't have them listed.

msd85
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Message Posted On Aug 19th, 2013, 3:45 am

That's a very fair point Anonymous, but those seasons are still highly unlikely to air in the USA.

Anonymous

Message Posted On Aug 19th, 2013, 3:39 am
"The 'Crossing Lines' finale set a new series low" It does not matter. Like "The Listener" and "Saving Hope", the European numbers more than make up for any loss in the US market. It will probably get another 3 seasons.
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