TV Ratings Monday: 'The Bachelorette' Finale Wins Night, 'Under the Dome' Hits Low, 'American Ninja Warrior' Down, 'Get Out Alive' Up

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August 6th, 2013

Under the Dome August 5

Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 2.6/7 1.6/5 1.2/3 1.1/3 0.7/2 0.2/1
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 2.3/7 1.1/3 1.1/4 0.8/3 0.6/2 0.2/1
Total Viewers (million) 8.672 6.267 3.143 3.539 1.754 0.564


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

On ABC, the season finale of The Bachelorette earned a season high 2.6, up 8 percent from last week's 2.4 adults 18-49 rating but down 16 percent from a 3.1 for last season’s finale on Sunday, July 22. It was the show’s lowest rated finale ever. The Bachelorette: After The final Rose tied its lowest rating ever with a 2.5 down 19 percent from last season's 3.1 adults 18-49 rating on Sunday, July 22, 2012.

On CBS, Under the Dome earned a series low 2.5 down 11 percent from last week's 2.8 adults 18-49 rating. Your predictions were too optimistic. Both CBS’s ongoing carriage dispute with Time Warner, which has left TWC customers in Los Angeles, New York City and Dallas without CBS, and unusual competition from what was billed as the most dramatic Bachelorette finale ever could be entries on your Fan Excuse Bingo card.

On NBC, American Ninja Warrior notched a season low 1.4 down 7 percent from last week’s 1.5 adults 18-49 rating. Get Out Alive With Bear Grylis garnered a 1.3 up 8 percent from last week's season low 1.2 adults 18-49 rating.  Siberia tied last week’s series low 0.7 adults 18-49 rating.

On The CW, Breaking Pointe scored a season low 0.1 down 50 percent from last week's 0.2 adults 18-49 rating.


Broadcast primetime ratings for Monday, August 5, 2013:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rtg/Shr Viewers (millions)
8:00 ABC The Bachelorette (8-10PM) 2.6/8 8.84
NBC American Ninja Warrior 1.4/4 4.34
CBS How I Met Your Mother - R 1.1/4 3.86
FOX Raising Hope - R 0.8/3 2.10
CW Hart of Dixie - R 0.2/1 0.56
8:30 CBS 2 Broke Girls - R 1.0/3 3.908
FOX Raising Hope - R 0.7/2 1.67
9:00 CBS 2 Broke Girls - R 1.3/4 4.604
NBC Get Out Alive With Bear Grylis 1.3/4 3.80
FOX New Girl - R 0.7/2 1.61
CW Breaking Pointe 0.1/0 0.415
9:30 CBS Mike & Molly - R 1.3/3 4.82
FOX The Mindy Project - R 0.7/2 1.64
10:00 CBS Under the Dome 2.5/7 10.20
ABC The Bachelorette: After the Final Rose 2.5/7 8.33
NBC Siberia 0.7/2 1.94


In Late-Night Metered Markets Monday night:


  • In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 2.3/6; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.0/5 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.1/5.
  • In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 0.7/3; "Late Show," 0.6/3 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.7/4.
  • From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.1/4 in metered-market households and a 0.4/2 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.
  • From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.1/4 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.0/4).  In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.4/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).
  • At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.6/2 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.3/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.



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  • Dennis

    Yup I was spot on with my 2.5 for Under the Dome…


    Still Amazing numbers

  • sam

    Tough night NBC

  • Hubert R.

    Blacout on TW and a really big competition – next week UTD will be back to its 2.7/2.8 usual numbers :)

  • JR35

    Still pretty good for UTD. An upward adjustment would be even better.

  • Survivor Fan

    Suddenly, ANW’s renewal is not looking so certain… I still think it makes it, though.

  • Hubert R.

    Also, I don’t remember when was the last time 10 PM had two shows with good ratings.

  • Nathan

    Still good for UTD.

  • Brady

    Under the Dome will adjust up

  • Bill

    Last night’s episode of Under the Dome was the lowest episode due to the CBS/TWC blackout.

  • Samunto

    It amazes me how many people watch The Bachelor/Bachelorette. Those are extremely good ratings from 8-10 and even for After the Rose.

    I think the drop for Under The Dome is wholly based on increased competish from ABC and not the blackout.

  • Hardline_Pro

    Can we blame this on Time Warner Cable?

  • Edward

    Nice downtick for Under The Dumb.

  • AllOfHerTwist

    Curse you TWC! Though UTD will likely adjust up to a 2.6.

    Bear Grylis isn’t doing too badly.

  • Brady


    Still better then nearly every other 10 pm drama that aired this past season ;)

  • Survivor Fan

    I am starting to think that Get Out Alive with Bear Grylls will come back next summer. It is getting decent ratings and cannot be that expensive to produce. Plus, it has the constant product placement of his clothing line.

  • Ultima

    Last night’s episode of Under the Dome was the lowest episode due to the CBS/TWC blackout.

    The ratings dropped because of the increased competition from The Bachelorette.

    CBS Monday sitcoms (last week) – 1.1, 1.1, 1.3, 1.3

    CBS Monday sitocms (last night) – 1.1, 1.0, 1.3, 1.3

  • rob60990

    Under the Dome faces a little extra competition and falls. Of course its fans would blame the blackout because its a convenient excuse but its not hurting anything else on CBS.

  • Brady

    Thats a big audience for The Bachelorette…

    TV highlight for females and gays?

  • Flame

    @Survivor Fan: It’s not just the clothing, that logo is everywhere, on the backpacks, even on the knives.

  • Mate

    Ouch for Breaking Pointe

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