TV Ratings Monday: 'Under the Dome', 'Mistresses', 'Get Out Alive' & 'The Bachelorette' Rise, 'Breaking Pointe' Returns Down

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July 23rd, 2013

Under the Dome July 22

Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 1.7/5 1.7/5 1.7/5 1.3/4 0.7/2 0.2/1
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 1.7/6 1.4/5 1.1/4 0.9/3 0.7/2 0.1/1
Total Viewers (million) 4.179 5.672 6.803 3.985 1.892 0.632


CBS , ABC and Univision tied for number one with adults 18-49 while CBS was on top with total viewers.

On CBS, Under the Dome earned a 2.8 up 4 percent from last week's 2.7 adults 18-49 rating. Your predictions were too pessimistic.

On ABC, The Bachelorette earned a 1.9 up 6 percent from last week's 1.8 adults 18-49 rating. Mistresses garnered a 1.2 up 20 percent from last week's 1.0 adults 18-49 rating.

On NBC, American Ninja Warrior matched  last week's season low with a1.6 adults 18-49 rating. Get Out Alive With Bear Grylis garnered a 1.4 up 8 percent from last week's series low 1.3 adults 18-49 rating. A Dateline special on the royal baby notched a 1.0, up 20 percent from Siberia’s 0.8 adults 18-49 rating in the time period last week.

On The CW, the season premiere of Breaking Pointe scored a 0.2 down 50 percent from a 0.3 for last year’s season premiere on Thursday, May 31.


Broadcast primetime ratings for Monday, July 22, 2013:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rtg/Shr Viewers (millions)
8:00 ABC The Bachelorette 1.9/6 6.48
NBC American Ninja Warrior 1.6/5 5.17
CBS How I Met Your Mother - R 1.1/4 4.10
FOX Raising Hope - R 0.8/3 2.28
CW Hart of Dixie - R 0.2/1 0.73
8:30 CBS 2 Broke Girls - R 1.0/3 3.987
FOX Raising Hope - R 0.7/2 1.89
9:00 NBC Get Out Alive With Bear Grylis 1.4/4 3.73
CBS 2 Broke Girls - R 1.2/4 4.80
FOX New Girl - R 0.7/2 1.716
CW Breaking Pointe - Season Premiere 0.2/1 0.537
9:30 CBS Mike & Molly - R 1.2/3 5.19
FOX The Mindy Project - R 0.7/2 1.69
10:00 CBS Under the Dome 2.8/8 11.37
ABC Mistresses 1.2/4 4.07
NBC Dateline: The Royal Baby 1.0/3 3.05


In Late-Night Metered Markets Monday night:


  • In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 2.4/6; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.3/6; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.6/4 with an encore.
  • In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 0.7/4; "Late Show," 0.5/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/2 with an encore.
  • From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.0/3 in metered-market households and a 0.3/2 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.
  • From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.2/4 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.1/4).  In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.4/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/2).
  • 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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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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  • Darryl

    Unexpected rise for UTD but great to see it holding steady and even going up to a 2.8. I sense a renewal coming in the next few weeks. The 2nd and 3rd episodes seemed a little slower paced but the last 2 episodes have gotten a lot better.

  • mike


  • Derrick

    Under the Dome is decent, not great. I do like it though

  • Joseph

    If “Under The Dome” comes back, it should air in Summer 2014, and not during the “regular” September-through-May TV season.

    This way, CBS will get some viewers during the Summer, and could use Season Two to promote other Summer show.

    Besides, CBS looks to be in very good shape during the “traditional” TV season, anyway.

    Heck, they can even try a few other first-run scripted shows next Summer, and use “Under The Dome” to promote them.

  • CS’ Revenge

    I’ve still yet to see UTD but these are some nice performances from the show in a timeslot where I would’ve thought it would be on too late. Hopefully CBS keeps it in the summer and doesn’t try to put it in-season where it could get crushed. Should be interesting to see how Unforgettable returns, CBS has promoted it pretty well so far.

    Mistresses for the most part has kept up a consistent audience I think ABC could bring it back for another summer but The Bachelorette is not doing as well as it should.

    Not sure what The CW was expecting out of Breaking Pointe and I don’t know why it didn’t air at 8pm.

  • betty

    mistresses is excellent.extremely entertaining.

  • Kyle

    I’m glad Mistresses improved from last week’s episode. I’m loving this show.

  • brutony!

    I watch BOTH Mistresses and UTD, and although Dome is killing it in the ratings, its NOT a well-written show, only have storylines for like 10 people and theres literally hundreds inside the Dome. The crap with Junior and Annie is long ago overplayed and unrealistic! However, Mistresses is DOA-theres not a chance in HELL it will be EVER brought back-I like to know the odds of it even finishing its summer stint! The lesbi parts are by FAR the best!

  • Ram510

    Mistresses was awesome last night! Happy to see te ratings go up! I hope it can reach/maintain a 1.5-1.3 range. ABC seems to be interested in renewing it so more people need to watch LIVE

  • Brandy

    @enes, Nashvilles low for a original episode is 1.5 & the last month or two of its first season, it rose to 1.7_1.8 after falling to 1.5 in Jan_Feb.
    @brutony, last week abc extended the main casts contract options through the end of Sept so thryre clearly strongly thinking about renewing it.Its been stable at 1.2 mainly.Itll finish its run, ratings expectations are different during summer than regular season.Im glad Mistresess is up.
    Breaking Pointe, well it didnt have good ratings last season either soo.

  • Holly


    I’m really hoping UTD wins. I don’t watch either show but I want the networks to see that scripted shows can be successful in the summer.

    I think Under the Dome’s success could be great for summer TV. Up until now, most broadcast summer scripted fare has been cheap Canadian imports or burnoff. Having a real show (my apologies to Canadians) succeed during summer could prompt the networks to try more scripted series.

    I do think event-type series or miniseries could work best (Harper’s Island might have even worked better if it was planned this way instead of midseason filler that kept getting pushed). But UTD’s success shows that there is in fact a market for scripted shows during summer.

  • Holly

    oops, apparently messed up closing the blockquote…

  • Joseph A

    UTD is doing really good, just checked the extended Nielsen Numbers for the week of July 8th

    Per Nielsen ,
    Ratings were 6.7 and had Viewers of 10.709 Million

  • rob60990

    Breaking Pointe never should have been brought back. Horrible ratings.

    Mistresses is going to have to air on its own for its last 4 episodes after The Bachelorette ends. ABC should consider just starting The Bachelorette later in the summer so they have at least something to help promote their shows. After it ends in 2 weeks, they have pretty much nothing the next 6 weeks.

  • s0303

    i’m about to quit utd…it’s not very good…i’ve only watched this much cuz its summer and not much else is on…

  • losboy

    I deleted UTD from my DVR last week because episode 2 and 3 were just so mediocre. Then I read a few comment ‘s last week about E4. I tell you CBS is making a fortune on this show. I had to watch UTD on Amazon to give it another chance.
    I thought E4 and E5 were the best epodes of the series.
    I hate to admit I really do like Junior. I actually like the teenagers in this show, and not hoping they get killed off
    ( Kim in 24, Tyler in V and Charlie in Revolution) I don’t think UTD is a great show or good show. However it is entertaining me. The characters could be a little stronger, I am impressed with the ratings, There are several television shows that are considered mega hits and critically acclaimed that are not even close to obtaining or maintaing ratings with all most a complete unknown cast.
    I utterly hate CBS, but kudos to the network for bringing a half way decent Sci-fi show for some summer fun.
    To helk with the critics. Maybe this time the masses will ignore the critics and watch a show because it is simply entertaining.


    UTD is a pretty bad show. Bad dialog, bad plots, laughable scenes. Just proves people will watch anything during summer when nothing else is on.

  • Hardline_Pro

    @TVMAN – Everyone is so critical on this site. Jeeze, dont be mad because youre a minority in not liking this show.

  • TV Viewer

    @A P Garcia

    You asked what the dome could be made up and suggested transparent aluminum.

    That is one real plausiable explaniation, but, Isreal is known to be working on a substance that is transparent and is so strong that only a diamond tipped probe, applying more pressure than is needed to break thru Kevlar armor, can penetrate it. It does not have a name yet, but, it is a real substance.

    I would not be surprised if other countries were also working on making very strong transparent materials that the press does not know about.

    Making a super strong clear material is one thing, building it so fast it slices a cow in two is another. It would probably have to be dropped from a stealth bomber plane.

  • Nikki

    Woohoo for UTD. I knew it would stay around 2.7 2.8. This show is kicking a**. love it.

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