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.

For more information see Numbers 101 and Numbers 102.

  • mike

    @torrid . U are my idol on here..!! I love your comments.. I just have to tweak your last comment a bit. Game 6 of the NBA finals was 20.6 million not 16.1

  • Tom

    @ Torrid

    Thanks for submitting that terrific analysis. It’s nice to see someone backing up their opinions with actual facts for a change.

  • claude


    I know you are reading this too.. but u are way off about hockey. only reason NBA did so good was because ppl were watching to see Lebron lose cause no one likes him. If they would’ve lost to IND gm 7 prior and it was IND/S.A final, instead of 26M, they would’ve probably got 11M, thus just beating NHL. and much less if it was IND/MEMP final…you find hockey boring cause u don’t understand it. But why not compare NHL to MLB instead of NBA.. the NHL has been destroying MLB FOX game of week each weekend.. and i mean killing them, like more than doubling them. what happened to your america’s game when nhl is killing them?? lol.. and this is baseball too.. baseball is a dying sport. it won’t surprise me if the world series doesn’t beat the SC finals this yr. NHL >MLB (america’s fav pastime)lol

  • claude


    also, NBC did not show the game in DET. it was pre empted. DET is one of biggest fan bases in hockey. and hundreds of thousands of ppl had no power in chi.if there was a gm 7 and ppl of DET and CHI were able to tune in, NBC would’ve got 11M viewers and peak at 16M late.

    also, Hockey is a canadian winter sport, not american. only 80M out of 300M in usa grew up with hockey. whereas 300M out of 300M grew up in US with basketball. so nba should have almost 4x as many viewers, it’s normal. but they always get way less than 4x. so hockey isn’t doing bad. you can’t expect hockey to compared to nba with OKLA, KANSAS, Kentucky, etc.. etc..

    if IND/MEMP played.. 10M. NHL gm 7.. 11M.. 2 small market teams in world series.. 8M.. not bad for NHL. i’m proud of hockey and proud to be a CANADIAN

  • Dan

    I guess people really didn’t want to wait Til August 11 to get their Dean Norris fix

  • Tom


    Hockey isn’t rocket science so please stop being condescending. Most viewers could easily learn to understand hockey; they just don’t care about it.

    Basketball is huge in the states. You can try to rationalize by saying that NBA one team might draw more viewers than others, but the notion that hockey will ever outdraw the NBA finals or even playoffs is far fetched. Judging by the number of office pools for picking the winner of the NCAA Tournament, I’d say college basketball is a close second to the NBA in popularity.

    Your baseball analogy is lost on me. One hockey game allegedly outdrawing a nationally televised weekend baseball says nothing. Many viewers like me follow baseball (go Nats!!!) on local channels that aren’t reflected here. Moreover, I suspect that the ratings for the baseball divisional playoffs and especially the World Series would easily outstrip those of the hockey playoffs and Stanley Cup.

  • Torrid

    @Edward …. u sound a tad offended :) .. is that “Hockey-Hurt Syndrome” – somebody gotta name that malady :)

  • Torrid

    @Mike .. thanks and noted (I guess I used the ‘fast’ and not the final ratings) – good catch man I don’t like sloppiness.

  • Torrid

    As for proud Canadian Claude… seems like the little fella desperately wants America to love his game lol! After almost 100 years of trying you’d think they would get the message – ain’t gonna happen for hockey Claude so buckle up and take the Prozac cause next year will likely be WORSE!

    ….. this was to be the “Year of Hockey” right!

    – Original Six teams
    – Trsditional fan bases
    – NBC national presence
    – weakened NBA matchups

    Hockey could not move the needle with 2 of their largest and most traditonal fanbases, national media exposure via NBC properties and what they touted as weakened NBA competition (u shoulda seen some of the wild comments after the NBA finals lost the big names not named Heat – the chortling was immense! :)).

  • Tom

    @ Torrid

    What Claude exhibits is a cultural difference. Many Canadians are as devoted to watching juniors hockey as to watching the NHL. That simply isn’t the case in the states. The NHL desperately needs to be restructured and the owners know it. Thirty teams is too many. That number makes for an excessively long season. Worse, a number of the smaller market franchises aren’t making money. That includes a few of the Canadian ones. This results in a near permanent imbalance in talent throughout the league. So, until the NHL gets overhauled, I doubt if viewer interest will grow much if at all in the states.

  • Lynnette

    Congrats to CBS with regards to UTD’s huge premier success! I wasn’t very interested in watching, I usually hate shows that are hyped for months in advance, but UTD delivered! I’m a little cautious with my praise, though, as many series premier well and then fall into oblivion in the following weeks. So, I’ll be watching next week, and we’ll see what the rating trend is like then.

  • Nope

    That ish (UTD) was terrible, full of terrible delivery from lots of the actors. I bet it is down to 2.5 next week, and below 2.0 the following week.

  • Moonlight Special

    Under the Dome was OK enough to watch the first episode, but I wonder if there is enough there to keep it going for the entire summer.

    Of course, their numbers were helped by running 2 episodes of Big Bang, which is the only watchable comedy currently on CBS.

    I wish the PTB would realize that smart writing puts eyeballs on the screen, that Americans are not as stupid as New York executives think we are. Good writing is always the best formula.

  • MichaelChickless

    Posted June 25
    I bet [UTD] is down to 2.5 next week, and below 2.0 the following week.

    How much?

  • Andrew

    Just saw the first episode of Under the Dome on demand. I won’t have to wait until Sunday at 9PM to catch the encore. I will be DVR / watching UTD Monday nights. For those of you who missed Under the Dome and are curious about it, the pilot episode is on CBS On Demand through participating cable / satellite providers and is being encored this Sunday night at 9.

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