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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  • Andy

    According to Variety, UTD had minimal change in NY. But in LA it fell almost half from last week in 18-49 and in Dallas it went from a 3.7 to a 3.0. So yeah — the dispute definitely impacted numbers for CBS last night.

  • ph

    I thought Under the Dome was really bad yesterday, and I’ve probably given up on watching it in the future. I don’t care about a single character, and dislike most of them. At least one of the more dreadful women died in the episode, but as yet the story hasn’t overcome the lousy characters/casting of this mess.

  • Mon

    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.


  • Fred

    Can’t blame ABC for milking this tired franchise till its bone dry.
    Must be very profitable for them.

    I have been enjoying Under the Dome from the beginning. However the last several episodes seem to be very formulaic. One ep features a water shortage, next medicine next food, gas etc……
    Getting a little formulaic. But still enjoying it.

  • Jay

    Why would anyone pay for cable if they live in Los Angeles, New York City or Dallas? Those cities have more than enough free channels, including CBS, so cable is just a stupid waste of money! Trust me on this, I live in the middle of nowhere, so I need cable to watch anything good, but most of you don’t!

  • cc

    Has TWC been added to the fan excuse bingo card yet?

  • TR

    The Under the Dome drop is going to get worse. People watched that show for a 13 episode arc. This show is horrible as a multi-season show.

  • scfyi

    I am getting the Stargate Universe vibe from UTD. It doesn’t feel very good.

  • Survivor Fan

    Was ANW a 1.4 or 1.3? Press release also says 1.4.

  • Anonymous

    I watched UTD last night and was amazed how HORRIBLE it was! What a premise! “Imagine if tomorrow a dome just popped up around you”. LOL Doesn’t surprise me from a network, CBS, that’s crime shows involve, having a suspect (no, it’s not them who did it), another suspect (no, it’s not them, either), and on and on, without giving the viewers evidence to work them, themselves, to have them invested in the show. WHAT ABSOLUTE GARBAGE!!!

  • Brady


    lol can I borrow your crystal ball? :D

  • rgxx

    “Fan Excuse Bingo Card” – haha – good one TV BY the #’s

  • rgxx


  • rgxx

    Raising Hope repeats equally or better than New Girl?!

  • rgxx

    Why do people watch the Bachelorette still?

    Only 2 couples out of the last 20 on Bachelorette & Bachelor have married.
    The rest have alllllll split up.

    So the show only brings false hope. Move on people! ROMANCE IS NOT DATING 35 PEOPLE AT THE SAME TIME

  • Psac

    Don’t watch anything on CBS besides UTDome. NY Time Warner blackout is a valid excuse.

  • rgxx

    Though I don’t go out of my way to watch it – Get Out Alive is waaay better than Survivor

  • cheri

    I totally forgot UTD was on last night :(

  • Jazz

    I like Under the Dome. It does not require any thinking on my part. And the mini-me dome with the black egg cracked me up. It works for a summer show. Also I really like the lead guy. I remember him from Pan Am and did not think much of him. I really like this darker dude. This show also fills in the gaps that Revolution blew off.

  • Alan

    Still pretty good for UTD! The CW should dump Breaking Pointe already.

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