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

    @Potato & @Tony

    I’ve read that Siberia is an indie show too, paid for by the producers and creator… but surely now that its airing on NBC, if NBC decide not to air a second season, wouldn’t it be cancelled anyway even if the creator wanted to make another season?

  • Nikki

    Nice to see UTD back up.. and it might even adjust up. Good episode last night besides the Jr being the 4th hand. That makes me a little mad but whatever.

  • Wright


  • Wade

    Get Out Alive had a respectable season. I suspect it will be back next summer for a 2nd season. Didn’t break any records but often won in its timeslot. Once adjustments come in I bet it actually won this week despite preliminary numbers showing otherwise.

  • Maslany


    They could still produce a second season independently. NBC only holds the distribution rights, so they could buy them back from NBC and sell them to another network, or another network could buy them straight from NBC. NBC has very little money involved with the project. Only the cost to air it and whatever they purchased the rights for.

  • a p garcia

    I am beginning to wonder about the tech and scientific advisors of UTD. Like how do they get gas to drive around, why no greenhouse effect why the military and other outside personnel suddenly stopped trying to rescue them.

  • AllOfHerTwist

    UTD! Woot!

  • TV Viewer

    @A P Garcia.

    You must have missed the episode a few weeks ago, where the military gave up trying to rescue them and dropped a MOAB bomb on the dome in an attempt to destroy it (without success). They wound up wasting the area around the dome for a few miles.
    Under the Dome is clearly not a possible science show, (with the dome being made of transparent aluminum or some other plausible material), but, is instead a supernatural program, with the big dome having a little dome egg inside of it. Technical and science does not really apply to UTD.

  • JR35

    UTD continues to perform solidly. Last night’s show was pretty decent- just three episodes left for the season.

  • gerry

    @ tony

    the blackout isn’t over. unless you’re talking bunny ears, cbs still isn’t available in nyc.

  • jimmers

    I absolutely love “Mistresses”! good script with a perfect cast…

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