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


    Hardly a “little extra” ..

    Didnt you predict it would premiere with a 1.3??
    Sounds like you’re bitter over how well its doing :D

  • Edward

    You’re correct, Brady. But I’m going to enjoy that show’s bit-by-bit decline. CBS won’t have any new successes in the fall so they should enjoy this one while they can.

  • Nikki

    Wow thats a decent decline for UTD.. but my guess is the Time Warner Cable thing is part of it. It was a slower paced episode last night.. but again its fleshing out characters so theres something to root for, and talk about. Example Barbie and Julia got it on pretty quick lol. But i thought the episode was really good.. i enjoyed it. Sad to see Alice go.. but i figured that was coming soon anyways. The only thing i wasnt real happy with was when the dome tricked the pregnant women into seeing her husband. I didnt get why that needed to happen.. but either way it will probably adjust up to 2.6.. so still really steady.

  • Dennis

    Also, when Under the Dome adjusts up it will be in line with like 2 other episodes…its found its audience.

  • Ricardo


  • CarShark

    I’m a little surprised at how well Bachelorette’s finale did. It was in the high-1s from the debut to two weeks ago, 20% down on last year. Then it popped last week and popped again this week. It won’t hit the 3.1 the last finale did, but with an adjustment, it’ll be a nice comeback.

  • billy

    @Ultima is correct. The CBS sitcom ratings are exactly the same. I think UTD went down do competition from The Bachelorette: After the Final Rose at 10:00, and not due to the TWC/CBS blackout. It should come back up next week.

  • Brady

    Under the Dome could loose another 25% of its audience and still be considered a success…

    It will go back up to a 2.7-2.8 next week anyway :D

  • tommie

    Do we think Breaking Point can achieve a 0.0/0 before the summer season is over?

  • AllOfHerTwist

    Have The CW ratings at 9:00 reached the breaking pointe?

  • CBSviewer

    @ tommie

    Do we think Breaking Point can achieve a 0.0/0 before the summer season is over

    Possible but why everyone wants a CW Show to get a 0.0 ?

  • Shane

    When Under The Dome first started I was excited about it but I have to say the show is getting worse and worse, it is getting very cheesy and stupid and at points the things that happens makes no sense at all. I’ve read some of the book and I hate how much they have changed the characters and the story. I don’t understand how shows that are awful get so many viewers. I keep watching because I was a fan of the book and I keep hoping it will get better but this is getting worse and worse as it goes on, the egg thing was so dumb last night. I’m hoping you guys are wrong and this just ends when it was supposed to, dragging this crappy show on will be terrible!

  • John A

    UTD has been getting good. Of course it drops when the quality improves.

  • Brady


    I feel the complete opposite..

    I think Under the Dome has drastically improved over its first few episodes.

  • Max Vrany

    The CBS/TWC blackout did not affect Under the Dome’s numbers nearly as much as the Bachelorette did. The impact of losing TWC viewers in major markets works out to be less than a tenth of a ratings point.

    CBS lost just over 2.5 percent of their households even if you ignore those viewers who switched to watching CBS OTA. 2.5 percent of Under the Dome’s 2.8 rating from last week is just over .07 points, not statistically significant and certainly not enough to cause a three-tenths drop.

    Oh, and 2.5 is still excellent for Under the Dome. 2.5 is enough to put it in the Top 5 programs for the week.

  • John A

    Breaking pointe should air at 8pm. It could get like a 0.3 be a bit better at least. Better than a HOD repeat lead in anyway. CW do make silly schedules.

  • Ram510

    I wish Mistresses would get a 2.5

  • TomSF

    Fan Excuse Bingo Card????

    Not airing on the primary cable providor in 3 major metropolitan markets is the obvious reason for the Under the Dome drop off from last week. Considering the number of viewers in New York and Los Angeles alone, I’m surprised the dropoff wasn’t bigger.

    Therefore, I wouldn’t exactly call that an excuse. I’d call it the cause.

  • gerry

    so sad for breaking pointe. why cw didn’t air it until halfway thru summer is beyond me.

    well, i haven’t watched a cbs comedy all summer, but i do watch UTD and i did not watch it last night because of the blackout. i cannot be the only one. just sayin’ – and do people who watch UTD also watch a rose ceremony? hmmm.

  • Brady


    I don’t think we will really know until next week if Under the Dome was affected by the blackout..since it had tough competition this week aswell its hard to tell which one took viewers away.

    Anyway, it’ll adjust up to a 2.6 which it has hit twice before.

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