TV Ratings Monday: 'Under the Dome' Rises, 'Mistresses'& 'Siberia' Up, 'American Ninja Warrior' Hits High

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September 3rd, 2013

Under the Dome Speak of the Devil

Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 1.6/5 1.4/4 1.2/3 1.1/3 0.7/2 0.2/0
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 1.1/4 1.1/4 1.0/3 0.8/3 0.7/2 0.1/0
Total Viewers (million) 6.824 4.302 3.202 4.167 1.762 0.556

 NOTE: Versus last week, A18-49 usage was up +4% from 8-11pm last night.

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

On CBS, with the Time Warner carriage dispute finally resolved, Under the Dome earned a 2.6, up a tenth from last week's 2.5 adults 18-49 rating. It’s impossible to say whether the restoration of CBS to TWC customers in 3 markets was responsible for the rise, but your predictions, many of which were made before the announcement of CBS’s return to TWC, were too pessimistic.

On ABC, Mistresses scored a 1.3 up 30 percent from last week's series low 1.0 adults 18-49 rating.

On NBC, a two hour American Ninja Warrior notched a season high 1.8 up 6 percent from last week’s 1.7 adults 18-49 rating.  Siberia garnered a 0.7 up 17 percent from last week's 0.6  adults 18-49 rating.

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


Broadcast primetime ratings for Monday, September 2, 2013:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rtg/Shr Viewers (millions)
8:00 NBC American Ninja Warrior (8-10PM)) 1.8/5 5.51
ABC Shark Tank - R 1.1/3 4.58
CBS How I Met Your Mother - R 1.1/3 4.31
FOX Raising Hope - R 0.7/2 1.95
CW Hart of Dixie - R 0.2/1 0.62
8:30 CBS Mike & Molly - R 1.0/3 4.16
FOX Raising Hope - R 0.7/2 1.88
9:00 ABC Mistresses 1.3/4 4.11
CBS 2 Broke Girls - R 1.2/3 5.17
FOX New Girl - R 0.7/2 1.69
CW Breaking Pointe 0.2/0 0.488
9:30 CBS Mike & Molly - R 1.4/4 5.88
FOX The Mindy Project - R 0.6/2 1.52
10:00 CBS Under the Dome 2.6/7 10.71
ABC Castle - R 0.7/2 3.82
NBC Siberia 0.7/2 1.89


In Late-Night Metered Markets Monday night:

  • In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 1.8/5 with an encore telecast; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 1.9/5 with an encore; 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,” 0.6/3 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.4/2 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/2 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" (0.9/3 in metered-market households with an encore) tied CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (0.9/3).  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).
  • At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.6/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.2/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


Fast Affiliate Ratings: These first national ratings, including demographics, are available at approximately 11 AM (ET) the day after telecast, and are released to subscribing customers daily. These data, from the National People Meter sample, are strictly time-period information, based on the normal broadcast network feed, and include all programming on the affiliated stations, sometimes including network programming, sometimes not. The figures may include stations that did not air the entire network feed, as well as local news breaks or cutaways for local coverage or other programming. Fast Affiliate ratings are not as useful for live programs and are likely to differ significantly from the final results, because the data reflect normal broadcast feed patterns. For example, with a World Series game, Fast Affiliate Ratings would include whatever aired from 8-11PM on affiliates in the Pacific Time Zone, following the live football game, but not game coverage that begins at 5PM PT. The same would be true of Presidential debates as well as live award shows and breaking news reports.

Rating: Estimated percentage of the universe of TV households (or other specified group) tuned to a program in the average minute. Ratings are expressed as a percent.

Share (of Audience): The percent of households (or persons) using television who are tuned to a specific program, station or network in a specific area at a specific time. (See also, Rating, which represents tuning or viewing as a percent of the entire population being measured.)

Time Shifted Viewing – Program ratings for national sources are produced in three streams of data – Live, Live+Same Day (Live+SD) and Live+7 Day. Time shifted figures account for incremental viewing that takes place with DVRs. Live+Same Day (Live+SD) include viewing during the same broadcast day as the original telecast, with a cut-off of 3:00AM local time when meters transmit daily viewing to Nielsen for processing. Live+7 Day ratings include incremental viewing that takes place during the 7 days following a telecast.

For more information see Numbers 101 and Numbers 102.

  • Mathew

    Damn go under the dome

  • John A

    Great for UTD. Weird that Mistreasses rose.

  • rob60990

    Too little too late for Mistresses but im shocked it rose.

  • Jonathan B.

    “your predictions […] were too pessimistic.”

    How often does that happen these days?

  • betty

    Mistresses will rise even more as Karen’s story arc is extremely interesting.also april’s story arc of missing daughter was exciting.should be renewed for season two.

  • JacobYates

    I see you don’t mention UTD as you could already hear the labor day excuses piling up and you were hoping for a decrease. You just never admit you’re wrong do you?

  • a p garcia

    For a summer program UTD is a monster!

  • Seth

    Under the Dome was pretty much the only thing on last night and I just wanted to veg out in front of the TV after a Labor Day, college football filled party weekend. I watched it and I have not seen 1 previous episode this season. I didn’t understand what was happening at all but still watched. It was interesting.

  • Max Vrany

    Under the Dome did not go up because the TWC dispute was resolved, just like previous episodes drops were not due to the TWC dispute. The impact of the lost households was less than a tenth of a point.

  • a p garcia

    I wonder if Speilberg(himself) will direct an episode of UTD!

  • marcos

    happy that Mistresses rose. it’s a good summer show

  • joel

    2.6 for a drama in that time slot is almost unheard of even during the regular season.

  • Juan

    Yay to mistresses rising. I hope it gets renewed for next summer

  • John A

    Seems unfair that Mike and Molly is being pushed to possibly Mid Season. It’s repeating well in its own timeslot.

  • DenverDean

    Raising Hope continues to do well for FOX, even in the earlier timeslot. It’s too bad it’s being dumped on Fridays in November. “Hope”fully that will change.

  • Mon

    Anything to shut the troll/hater up.

  • AllOfHerTwist

    Under The Dome blew the roof off the dump!

  • John A

    Where is ‘Dennis’? He is normally here to boast about UTD.

  • johnhelvete

    Watching Under The Dome last night, and seeing all of the promos for the new fall shows on CBS, which is the added value of having a successful summer show.

  • Ultima

    2.6 for a drama in that time slot is almost unheard of even during the regular season.

    Revolution averaged that for new episodes last season; Hawaii Five-0 exceeded that for new episodes the previous season (and, obviously, CBS had higher numbers for numerous seasons before that).

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