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.


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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.

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  • scifi

    @John, weird question… Dennis is at school.

  • Kyle

    I’m very happy for ‘Mistresses’. It’s such a great show.

  • TV Viewer

    I predicted Under the Dome would go up to 2.6 after it was announced that Time Warner and CBS had reached an agreement and it did.
    The disbute probably did hurt the show a bit in the ratings.
    It was probably also hurt by the fact that there will be another season of the people still stuck in Chester’s Mill under the dome next year, and it will not be a miniseries that ends on Mon. Sept. 16.
    If it was a limited run miniseries with a finite conclusion in two weeks, then there might be more people watching than those who feel that no matter what happens, it will contiune to be business as usual next year.

  • Ultima

    @TV Viewer
    It was probably also hurt by the fact that there will be another season

    If it was a limited run miniseries with a finite conclusion

    Why do people keep saying this? The renewal didn’t change anything. The end of this season was always going to be open-ended.

  • Hardline_Pro

    Siberia will be renewed. Mark my words!

  • Michael1

    @John A,

    I think CBS is prepping its audiences for “Mike & Molly” to jump into either the 8:30 or 9:30 time slots, depending upon whether they wish to cancel either “Mom” or “We Are Men.” Personally, My money is on “The Millers” being cancelled first, but were that to happen, another show may slide into its place. I think that by November, CBS will be airing “Mike & Molly” in either the 8:30 or 9:30 Monday time slot.

  • Jules

    OMG OMG OMG! Mistresses is so Up!

    I hope it isn’t adjusted down.

  • TV Viewer


    People do react differently to a limited run miniseries than they do to a program that will go on as long as the ratings keep it on the air.

    If Under the Dome was a limited series that ended on Sept. 16, more people would probably watch knowing that there are only two episodes left and that’s it. Since it will return next year, many people are taking it for granted and feel that no matter what happens, those people are going to be stuck under the dome in Chester’s Mill.

    There is a difference between the way the audience reacts to a miniseries with finite number of episodes and a program that could go on well into the forseeable future with those people trapped year after year after year.

  • K

    I wonder if the dome is testing those young people to see if they will actually kill Big Jim

  • Potato

    @TV Viewer– But you could say that about ANY show! “Oh, I won’t watch lost because it’s not a limited run miniseries and they’ll still be stuck on the island.” “Oh, I won’t watch Law and Order because it’s not a limited run miniseries and there will still be sex crimes.” “Oh, I won’t watch Phineas and Ferb because it’s not a limited run miniseries and Candace will never bust them.”

  • cimmer

    Wow good going Siberia, you strange little show you.

  • Ultima

    @TV Viewer
    If Under the Dome was a limited series that ended on Sept. 16, more people would probably watch knowing that there are only two episodes left and that’s it.

    So CBS should have simply waited until 17 September to renew the series instead of doing it a month ago.

  • BigBrotherFan

    Man I hope ABC gives those middle aged broads another go at a season! Niiiiiice looking cougars!

  • TV Viewer

    Yes, CBS should have waited until after the season finale on Sept. 16 to announce it would return next year, instead of announcing it last month, because many people’s response was to take the show for granted, knowing those people were still going to be trapped no matter what happened.

    Your comparrison with Law and Order and Phineas and Ferb to Under the Dome is apples and oranges. Under the Dome is based on a book, and it looked like a limited run summer series. A limited run summer series that was compared to the Simpsons Movie (and it’s dome) several times. After Under the Dome became a big summer hit for CBS, they announced that there would be a second season in 2014 with the people in Chester’s Mill still trapped. Comparing shows that start in September and are expected to run for years (if they have good ratings) to a program that looks like it was only going to be a limited run summer series with a finite number of episodes (ending with the start of the new TV season) is not valid.

  • Joseph A

    I don’t really see an issue with making it know that CBS was going to order a 2nd season of UTD , if anything its a way to show the street that their attempt at Summer programming is a success !

  • Joseph

    Viewing was up last night (September 2nd) over last week (August 26th) because many people had come home from Labor Day weekend activities, and in much (or most) of the country, today (September 3rd) is the first day of school.

    Viewing levels should continue to rise for the next couple of weeks.

    However, Monday nights will probably become a problem for the broadcast networks until the football season ends. ESPN’s “NFL Monday Night Football” will likely dominate Monday nights in viewers and key demos every week, or almost every week, through December.

  • rgxx

    Although UTD charachter; Junior is still a freak psycho…his dad Big Jim is the most evil villian ever on TV in a first season of anything I can remember – dare I say bigger than J.R. Euwing from Dallas?!

    UTD – is getting crazy good.

  • JR35

    last night’s UTD may have been the best one yet- lots of action.

    And yay for the uptick- an upward adjustment would be sweet, but great as it is.

  • Brandy

    Happy Mistresess is up

  • alffan

    My passion for UTD has gone done because it’s going to have a second season. Shows with “hooks” per say should end at a given time. Then again, HIMYM has gone for a decade. The problem is that now the dome is becoming very supernatural and complicated, kind of how “Lost” did when it started to lose luster. How long can CBS really drag this out for? It was not designed to be a series … the story isn’t deep enough.

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