The first Sunday after the July 4 holiday saw primetime originals on every network except Fox. The biggest kid on the block was Big Brother (2.1/6). With some of last week’s online controversy addressed on air, the vet reality series was up 11% from its June 30 broadcast. The highest-rated show on the Big 4 last night was also the second-highest-rated Big Brother episode this season behind its 2.2 from the June 26 premiere. Big Brother was the second-most-watched show Sunday night with 6.25 million viewers; a 60 Minutes encore at 7 PM was the most watched overall with 7.55 million viewers. According to preliminary results, the second-highest-rated show Sunday was Fox’s Family Guy (1.7/5) repeat at 9 PM. Overall, CBS and Fox tied for the top spot in adults 18-49 with both scoring a 1.2/4. Among total viewers, CBS was No. 1 with 5.426 million watching.
Fox had a full night of encores of its Sunday animation block.
On ABC, an America’s Funniest Home Videos (0.9/3) repeat was followed by an original Celebrity Wife Swap (0.9/3) at 8 PM. The reality series saw 80s pop star Tiffany switching places with actress Nia Peeples. It also saw the show hit a new series low as Wife Swap fell 10% from last week. Now in its third week, the freshman unscripted mystery series Whodunnit? (1.0/3) stayed flat with its June 30 show.
It was all encores on NBC except for Crossing Lines (0.6/2). Three weeks into its initial cycle, the international crime drama was flat with last week to tie for a low among adults 18-49.
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