TV Ratings Monday: 'Under the Dome', 'Mistresses', & 'Get Out Alive' Up + 'American Ninja Warrior' Hits Season High

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August 27th, 2013


Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 1.7/5 1.4/4 1.2/4 0.9/3 0.8/2 0.2/1
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 1.0/3 1.2/4 1.0/3 0.6/2 0.8/3 0.2/1
Total Viewers (million) 6.828 3.663 3.919 3.731 1.873 0.666


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

On CBS, Under the Dome notched an 2.5, up a tenth from last week's series low 2.4 adults 18-49 rating. Your predictions were about right.

On ABC, Mistresses scored a 1.0, up a tenth from last week's series low 0.9 adults 18-49 rating.

On NBC, American Ninja Warrior notched a season high matching 1.7, up two tenths from last week's 1.5 adults 18-49 rating. Get Out Alive With Bear Grylls garnered a 1.3, up two tenths from last week's series low 1.1 adults 18-49 rating.  Siberia matched last week's 0.7  adults 18-49 rating.

On The CW, Breaking Pointe was even with  last week's 0.2 adults 18-49 rating.


Broadcast primetime ratings for Monday, August 26, 2013:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM NBC American Ninja Warrior 1.7 5 5.78
CBS How I Met Your Mother -R 1.4 4 4.45
ABC Shark Tank -R 1.1 3 4.56
FOX Raising Hope -R 0.8 3 2.15
CW Hart of Dixie -R 0.2 1 0.80
8:30 PM CBS 2 Broke Girls -R 1.1 3 3.99
FOX Raising Hope -R 0.7 2 1.89
9:00PM CBS 2 Broke Girls -R 1.4 4 5.19
NBC Get Out Alive With Bear Grylls 1.3 4 4.10
ABC Mistresses 1.0 3 3.44
FOX New Girl -R 0.8 2 1.79
CW Breaking Pointe 0.2 0 0.53
9:30PM CBS Mike & Molly -R 1.5 4 5.71
FOX The Mindy Project -R 0.7 2 1.67
10:00PM CBS Under the Dome 2.5 7 10.81
NBC Siberia 0.7 2 1.88
ABC Castle -R 0.5 2 3.19


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," 2.2/6; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.5/4 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," 0.5/3 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" (1.1/4 in metered-market households with an encore) tied CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.1/4 with an encore).  In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.4/3 in 18-49 with an encore) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/2 with an encore).

At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.6/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.3/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.
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  • Dennis


    Hopefully it adjusts up…

    Mistresses pathetic as usual

  • Ron

    hopefully Mistresses doesn’t adjust down.Mistresses is a great summer show!

  • Tony

    10 Episodes in and Under the Dome remains over 10 million viewers and well above a 2.0

    Biggest Summer hit in over a decade

  • rob60990

    Was CBS preempted because those repeats look higher than theyve been all summer?

  • Tony

    Mistreses is getting cancelled for sure.

  • Tony


    CBS is available again in New York after weeks of a blackout, so… maybe that has something to do with it

  • Tony

    lol – Poor Siberia, its actually a good show.
    It’s been funded by the actors and producers themselves and it appears theres a strong chance it gets a second season.
    Actor Johnny Wactor has stated on twitter he fully expects it to get another season and that filming begins in November, but there’s no way NBC would air it again next summer, so what channel would take on a ratings turd like Siberia?

  • Jared

    UTD matches BB’s ratings with over 3.5 million more viewers… Very old skewing

  • Tommy M

    “Actor Johnny Wactor has stated on twitter he fully expects it to get another season and that filming begins in November, but there’s no way NBC would air it again next summer, so what channel would take on a ratings turd like Siberia?”

    An actor expecting a renewal is meaningless. Just ask Kathy Bates, or Brooke Shields.

  • Joe

    Under the Dome hopefully will adjust to 11 million views and a 2.6

  • hanp

    I’ve read somewhere that Nielsens has done some rating adjustment computations??

  • Ram510

    @ Tony

    Last I checked Mistresses was likely to get a second season

  • Survivor Fan

    @ Tony

    I love Siberia, but have accepted that it will go down in the ranks of the great one-and-done shows.

  • John A

    Hope UTD adjusts up. Good ratings for it still.

  • Alex

    If Hannibal with its abysmal ratings was renewed, why not renew Siberia?

  • Ultima

    I’ve read somewhere that Nielsens has done some rating adjustment computations?

    Are you asking if you read that?

  • Tony


    The only reason why I think Siberia might get renewed, is because its very low cost, and funded by the producers/actors, thats all.

    I dunno, we’ll see what happens I guess

  • E

    Dome has been an amazing success. To consistently have viewership over 10 million a week throughout the summer is remarkable.

  • hanp


    I’m just curious if somebody else has also heard or read about that.
    And adjustments would explain the ‘rise’ in the ratings…

  • Potato

    @Tony– so the whole thing is made by the producers and actors? That’s really cool, I didn’t know it was somebody’s passion project. And it’s awesome that something so homegrown can look sound and feel like a studio-produced show

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