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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  • fourat sakka

    noooooo for UTD ??!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Wright

    UTD amazing as always!!!

  • Dan S

    Yup I was spot on with my 2.5 for UTD. No need to sweat since its already been renewed for next year. Call it fan bingo excuse but I knew it would take a dip from TWC blackout & heavier competition from ABC.

  • Cas

    Why does everyone put so much effort into arguing over ratings for UTD? It must be because there are no other shows on to argue about their ratings. I think the real test would be putting UTD on in the fall against some of the tougher competition.

  • Ultima

    Considering the number of viewers in New York and Los Angeles alone, I’m surprised the dropoff wasn’t bigger.

    Not everyone in those markets uses TWC. Only about 3 million households are affected by the blackout (and some of them might still have watched via terrestrial broadcast). The expected ratings loss for CBS on a national level is less than 0.1 in A18-49.

    So, yes, just like every other time this happens, it’s nothing more than a square on fan excuse bingo.

  • Travis

    Last night’s Under the Dome was the best one so far. I’m starting to get more intrigued with the introduction of a new supernatural/alien element. Also, does anyone that watches The Bachelor or The Bachelorette really think this is reality or have they come to the realization this is scripted like a soap opera?

  • gg

    I was surprised how popular UTD is amongst my friends. And its being reflected in the ratings. It’s funny how many netizens are so critical of it and totally bashing it. But regular TV viewers just enjoy it as it is. A unapologetic middlebrow sci fi, fantasy, and escapist tv show.

  • Mike

    I know this is a crazy question, but is NBC’s Siberia railings good enough to get it renewed? Or is in just a miniseries anyways?

  • HalCapone

    CBS Under The Thumb of TWC

  • diane

    At the rate ppl are dying on UTD there wont be anybody left by seasons end.Remember writers no one can come in

  • Nikki

    True that noone can enter.. but that doesnt mean there isnt people we havent met yet. Im sure theres people in town who havent come out yet unless they had to. They wouldnt of renewed it for another season if they didnt have a direction to take the show. But i agree the rate they kill people in this show is insane.. they should probably tone it down a little. Maybe not another death till the end of this season.

  • JacobYates

    Under the Dome has gotten steadily better with each passing episode, with last night being a perfect example. The power struggle between the Ollie Dinsmore and Big Jim is very interesting.

    By the way, does anyone know if CBS produced this series with plans for it to be a miniseries, but when the ratings were through the roof for a summer show, they decided to renew it for season 2? If so, will the plot be resolved at the end of the season like it was planned to be, or will CBS tweak it so it is open ended?

  • BoSox Juan

    I’m not a fan of ugly women kissing each other on TV so I was glad one of them kicked the bucket in last nights ep of UTD. If they want to feature HOT women kissing each other in S2, that’s fine by me. The less screen time the ugly women have on UTD the better.

  • BoSox Juan

    @Jacob, UTD was produced as a King mini-series event. There’s no opportunity for CBS to tweak it’s ending to open up S2. This is probably not a big problem because many King events leave the door open for more. Remember the ending to The Stand?

  • forg

    Considering Bachelorette was in high 1s for most of the season and how awful ABC summer ratings are overall, that’s a win for ABC. Without Bachelorette now, things will get even more ugly for their summer ratings

  • Joe

    Its not TWC fault about Under The Dome. I don’t watch it, but my friend does and he says it has gotten bad. I predict the second season wont do well.

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