TV Ratings Monday: Huge Premiere for 'Under the Dome', Stanley Cup Soars, 'The Bachelorette' Rises, 'Mistresses' Hits Low

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June 25th, 2013

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Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 3.1/9 2.1/6 1.6/5 1.4/4 0.6/2 0.2/1
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 2.9/10 1.3/4 1.2/4 1.2/4 0.6/2 0.2/1
Total Viewers (million) 7.909 8.207 5.495 3.576 1.675 0.690

Due to the nature of live  programming the ratings for NBC (Stanley Cup Final) are approximate and subject to more than the typical adjustments in the final numbers. See below for more information on these Fast Affiliate Ratings

NBC was number one with adults 18-49 while  CBS was on top with total viewers.

On CBS, the series premiere of Under the Dome earned a 3.2 adults 18-49 rating compared to a  1.8 for the season premiere of Hawaii Five-0 on September 25, 2012. It was up 68 percent from CBS’s most recent summer drama premiere, Flashpoint, which debuted to a 1.9 on July 11, 2008. It was CBS’s highest rated summer premiere in adults 18-49 since 2005 when Fire Me Please also scored a 3.2.Your optimistic predictions were accurate!

On NBC, Stanley Cup Finals Game 6, which turned out to be the final game of the series, scored a preliminary 3.1 adults 18-49 rating up a gigantic 94 percent from last year’s preliminary 1.6 for Game 6.

On ABC, The Bachelorette earned a 1.9 up 12 percent from last week's 1.7 adults 18-49 rating. Mistresses garnered a series low 1.1 down 8 percent from last week's 1.2 adults 18-49 rating.

On FOX, The Goodwin Games notched a 0.6 up 20 percent from last week's 0.5 adults 18-49 rating.

On The CW, Oh Sit! scored a 0.3 adults 18-49 rating, even with last week.


Broadcast primetime ratings for Monday, June 24, 2013:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rtg/Shr Viewers (millions)
8:00 NBC Stanley Cup Preview-Live 2.1/7 5.90
ABC The Bachelorette (8-10PM) 1.9/6 6.41
CBS How I Met Your Mother - R 1.2/4 4.53
FOX Raising Hope - R 0.8/3 2.16
CW Oh Sit! 0.3/1 1.02
8:30 NBC Stanley Cup Final Game 6 (8:30-11PM) -Live 3.2/9 8.31
CBS 2 Broke Girls - R 1.3/4 4.63
FOX The Goodwin Games 0.6/2 1.55
9:00 CBS The Big Bang Theory - R 1.9/5 6.57
FOX New Girl - R 0.6/2 1.39
CW The Carrie Diaries - R 0.1/0 0.365
9:30 CBS The Big Bang Theory - R 2.0/5 7.23
FOX Anger Management - R 0.5/1 1.60
10:00 CBS Under the Dome - Series Premiere 3.2/9 13.14
ABC Mistresses 1.1/3 3.66


Fast Affiliate Ratings: These first national ratings, including demographics, are available at approximately 11 AM (ET) the day after telecast, and are released to subscribing customers daily. These data, from the National People Meter sample, are strictly time-period information, based on the normal broadcast network feed, and include all programming on the affiliated stations, sometimes including network programming, sometimes not. The figures may include stations that did not air the entire network feed, as well as local news breaks or cutaways for local coverage or other programming. Fast Affiliate ratings are not as useful for live programs and are likely to differ significantly from the final results, because the data reflect normal broadcast feed patterns. For example, with a World Series game, Fast Affiliate Ratings would include whatever aired from 8-11PM on affiliates in the Pacific Time Zone, following the live football game, but not game coverage that begins at 5PM PT. The same would be true of Presidential debates as well as live award shows and breaking news reports.

Rating: Estimated percentage of the universe of TV households (or other specified group) tuned to a program in the average minute. Ratings are expressed as a percent.

Share (of Audience): The percent of households (or persons) using television who are tuned to a specific program, station or network in a specific area at a specific time. (See also, Rating, which represents tuning or viewing as a percent of the entire population being measured.)

Time Shifted Viewing – Program ratings for national sources are produced in three streams of data – Live, Live+Same Day (Live+SD) and Live+7 Day. Time shifted figures account for incremental viewing that takes place with DVRs. Live+Same Day (Live+SD) include viewing during the same broadcast day as the original telecast, with a cut-off of 3:00AM local time when meters transmit daily viewing to Nielsen for processing. Live+7 Day ratings include incremental viewing that takes place during the 7 days following a telecast.

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  • BigBrotherFan

    I’m surprised it didn’t take a bigger hit Mistresses it actually held up okay-ish against MUCH BIGGER competition.

    WAY OFF on my predictions for UNDER THE DOME I can see it stable at a 2.2 all summer

  • POIFanatic

    OMG! That rating seems unreal!

  • taylor

    if this continues watch cbs bring it back midseason 2014!

  • Greg

    So there IS hope for summer TV, thank God!

  • Jiji Moran

    Okay, why was my comment not posted? I’m sure I didn’t use nasty words.


  • TimsDale4ever

    DOME was surprisingly good. They deserved these numbers.

  • Mike

    8.31 still pretty good for NHL. Tops the other recent marquee matchup in 2010 (Chicago-Philadelphia, 7.57 mil).

  • Sam

    It’s probably not gonna last but hey, should lock it for a second season. Maybe more if they don’t decide to move the show on the fall broadcast.

  • Patty

    It helped that CBS gave it so much hype and publicity!

  • Jacobo

    I ended up watching Under The Dome. Great show IMO

  • MichaelChickless

    Posted June 25
    decent ratings for Under The Dome

    Decent? DECENT?

  • jj

    These are peak numbers for the nhl. It can only go down in the upcoming years. And too bad no game 7.

  • Johnson

    Man Hockey literrally went up againist no competition the entire Stanley Cup Finals( genuis scheduling)… and they still couldnt register a respectable number in viewers and that is including probably the biggest media markets in America.

    What this tells me is that a lot of the NHL TV Ratings success came because of the lockout and the shortened season, same thing happened in the NBA. I think both leagues would do better cutting the season down a few games in the regular season

    I also believe that the NHL TV ratings will drop back down to where they were in 2012 next year

  • Nasir

    Enjoyed Under the Dome. Will continue watching. It’s great to have a tv show to watch during the summer.

  • Johnson

    NBA Finals and ABC went up againist tougher comp, than the Stanley Cup Finals and NBC, and still destroyed them

  • s0303

    wonder why cbs didn’t air this at 9…ratings would have probably been higher…still great numbers, of course…

  • s0303

    good for cbs after last summers flops dogs in the city and 3 :)

  • Dan

    What are the odds that Carrie Diaries repeat gets adjusted down?

  • Anthony Parello (AP076)

    “The premiere of “Under The Dome” will only get about a 1.0 in the 18-49 demo.
    You can blame the Stanley Cup Finals for the low number.”

    Joseph, inaccurate in his “predictions as ever”
    Next thing he will be predicting no scripted programming on Fridays come 2014 ;-)

  • JJF

    Wow, that premiere was higher than just about anything from last Fall. And probably everything coming this Fall…

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