TV Ratings Monday: 'Under the Dome' Down From Debut, 'Mistresses' Ticks Up + 'Siberia' has Soft Premiere

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July 2nd, 2013

Under the Dome the Fire

Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 1.8/5 1.6/5 1.5/5 1.4/4 0.6/2 0.2/1
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 1.1/4 1.3/5 1.2/4 1.3/4 0.6/2 0.2/1
Total Viewers (million) 7.080 5.460 4.351 3.539 1.579 0.609


CBS was number one with adults 18-49 and with total viewers.

Note: In a holiday week, last night’s usage was down -2% in HH, -5% in A18-49 and -4% in viewers and A25-54 compared to last week

On CBS, Under the Dome earned a 2.8, down half a ratings point from last week's 3.3 adults 18-49 rating. Your predictions were too optimistic

On NBC, the fifth season premiere  American Ninja Warrior earned a 1.7. Last year's season premiere earned a 2.4 adults 18-49 rating. The premiere of  Siberia  earned a 1.1. Your predictions were too pessimistic.

On ABC, The Bachelorette earned a 1.8, down two tenths from last week's 2.0 adults 18-49 rating. Mistresses garnered a 1.2, up a tenth from last week's series low 1.1 adults 18-49 rating.

On FOX, The Goodwin Games matched last week's 0.6 adults 18-49 rating.


Broadcast primetime ratings for Monday, July 1, 2013:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM ABC The Bachelorette (8-10PM) 1.8 6 6.29
NBC American Ninja Warrior(8-10PM) 1.7 5 4.93
CBS How I Met Your Mother -R 1.2 4 4.27
FOX Raising Hope -R 0.7 3 2.04
CW Oh Sit! -R 0.3 1 0.79
8:30 PM CBS Mike & Molly -R 1.1 3 4.40
FOX The Goodwin Games 0.6 2 1.53
9:00PM CBS 2 Broke Girls -R 1.2 4 4.98
FOX New Girl -R 0.6 2 1.38
CW The Carrie Diaries -R 0.2 1 0.43
9:30PM CBS The Big Bang Theory -R 1.6 4 5.80
FOX The Mindy Project -R 0.5 2 1.37
10:00PM CBS Under the Dome 2.8 8 11.52
ABC Mistresses 1.2 3 3.79
NBC Siberia -Premiere 1.1 3 3.20

In Late-Night Metered Markets Monday night:


  • In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 2.2/6 with an encore telecast; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.3/6 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.2/6.
  •  In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 0.8/4 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.5/3 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.8/4.
  •  From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.4/4 in metered-market households and a 0.5/3 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.
  •  From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.0/4 in metered-market households with an encore) trailed CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.1/4 with an encore). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.4/3 in 18-49 with an encore) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/2 with an encore).
  •  At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.6/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.2/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.



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  • BigBrotherFan


    These are the kind of older ladies we like to see act sexy and like cougars (see Mistresses) NOT ancient grannies like that battleaxe Dana Delany. Please don’t try and act sexy! or that even older more pathetic hag Lauren Holly how said these old hags both casted for roles that should of been given to a lady 40 years younger! Lauren Holly looks like she’s one step away from a walker, bingo and ensure!

  • Oliver

    CBS doesn’t have endless repeats of TBBT (networks are only allowed to air each episode 3 times) and I imagine they’ll want to hold a few as filler for next season in case something fails.

  • Alex J

    Feel bad for Goodwin. It was a nice little show. Better than alot of the freshmen comedies.
    It should have been given a fair shake once Ben & Kate went under.

  • agsb2

    UTD did pretty good for #2 airing, Siberia needs a fellow Siberian Maria Sharapova!

  • Ted T

    Under the Domeflop…

  • TheFrenchGuy

    @ Oliver

    Why only 3 times ?

  • Oliver

    That’s the standard contract. Production companies don’t want networks to air episodes too often as it will hurt syndication revenue.

  • vcoolwater

    The response to Under the Dome has been mixed. People either like the show or hate it. I think the show will slowly decline during the few episodes. I say it will level out in 2.0-2.3 range.

    People are too quick to declare a tv show a hit or a flop. Both Revoulution and The Following started off strong – but experience a decline. Same will happen to Under the Dome.

  • Nikki

    Not bad at all for under the dome.. i figured it would drop but didnt think by much. i think i said 3.0 3.1.. so i was off. But it held steady.. and i enjoyed the episode last night. But if they kill off everyone there wont be a show. And i hope Angie isnt stuck in that shelter for much longer.. and i like Rachels charcter too.. cant think of her name. Maybe it will adjust up later today. And im sure it will top the list for live + 3 days like last week.

  • anotherhour

    I never thought “Siberia” would be renewed, It’s a mini series right? Like 2008’s Harpers Island, Theres no need for a second season, It is what it is

  • TheFrenchGuy

    @ Oliver

    Thanks ! It means networks are allowed to repeat each episode 3 times ?

  • TheFrenchGuy

    @ Oliver

    Or only 2 times + the original airing ?

  • Jim

    I don’t understand why the only three original scripted network shows of the summer are airing on the same night at the same time. I enjoy all three – especially Siberia.

  • try harder

    Ted T you’re a dumb f/u/c/k

  • anotherhour

    Totally agree! :)

  • SG

    Addicted to Mistresses!

  • HalCapone

    Off topic and nothing to do with domes…I was just reading about NBC considering a new comedy series for Rosanne Barr using the cable formula of 10/90, meaning an order for 10 episodes of a show is placed and if the ratings are good (not sure what “good” or good enough is), it guarantees another 90 episodes will be produced (and essentially guaranteeing a syndication deal. Apparently FX did this with Anger Management. Cable, it seems to be can afford the obvious risk involved in making such a big commitment but this seems especially risky for a broadcast network. Some shows kill out of the gate only to fizzle (or at least slowly fade) the next season, especially with the fickle audiences for sitcoms (Two Broke Girls and New Girl, come to mind). Anyone have any thoughts on this? If TVBTN has already posted this, my apologies.

  • chris23

    I see a lot of comparisons of Under the Dome and Hawaii 50. H50 is going into its 4th season while Under the Dome has only aired TWO episodes!!! H50 for the first two seasons primarily 2.7-3.9 and was highly dvr’d including being the #2 dvr show behind Modern Family. So sure in its third season H50 took a dip but comparing a show with two Summer Episodes to a show that is going into its 4th season is crazy.

    Either way though Under the Dome is doing great in its timeslot and hopefully it will stabilize at current numbers.

  • rooney72

    When was the last time a 10PM drama beat EVERYTHING ELSE ON THE NIGHT?


  • r0ckmypants

    @chris23 – No one’s comparing Under the Dome and Hawaii Five-0 except to note that the latter declined heavily, and Under the Dome has vastly improved upon the ratings in the same timeslot. That’s all.

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