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.

  • Ram510

    Wooooohooooo YEAH MISTRESSES!!!!!! Best show of the summer! I wish it was on during the regular season, it would go great with ABC Sunday line up at 10.

    @ Rob

    I don’t know why you keep think Mistresses is going to be cancelled when ABC has already put a hold in the core cast so it looms like its closer to a renewal than cancelation.

    Wouldn’t be surprised if Mistresses ratings go up again next week and a official renewal to follow. Can’t wait for next week

  • Nathan

    Amazing for UTD.

    Rob is probably pissed. He’s such an idiot, LMAO.

  • Joseph A

    Also if you want to get an idea of just how big UTD really is ,,

    Per Nielsen , Top 10 , it was the # 1 show for the week of August 12th,

    With a Demo of 6.4 , and audience 10.360

    Source: Nielsen. Primetime Broadcast Programs. Viewing estimates on this page include Live viewing and DVR playback on the Same Day, defined as 3am-3am. Ratings are the percentage of TV homes in the U.S. tuned into television.

  • CBSviewer

    Under the Dome is really a good Show. I hope the nine-mounth hiatus won’t hurt it too much (same thing for The Following and Hannibal).

  • rob60990

    “I don’t know why you keep think Mistresses is going to be cancelled when ABC has already put a hold in the core cast so it looms like its closer to a renewal than cancelation.”

    This is the only reason I think the show has a very very slight chance of coming back. Otherwise, its ratings are low, its not a cheap Canadian drama, and I haven’t seen an ad for this show since mid July.

    In pilot news, ABC & Hulu have the first episodes of Back in the Game, Trophy Wife, & The Goldbergs.

  • HansM


    So what do you think about UTD’s rating this week?

    Keep up the good work of embarrasing yourself mate, I love it.

  • chris

    The TWC blackout ending had nothing to do with the rise in ratings this week. If anything it was because of Labor Day. UTD’s biggest competition was College Football on ESPN.

  • rob60990

    “Keep up the good work of embarrasing yourself mate, I love it.”

    I never said UTD would drop last night. I said if it did, using Labor Day is a poor excuse.

    But when the show is cancelled after its 2nd or 3rd season due to a big ratings drop, I’ll be here. :D

  • jimmers

    “Mistresses” must get renewed! It’s so fresh and excellent.

  • new here

    I am new here but i wanted to say that I LOVE Siberia

  • Ultima

    I haven’t seen an ad for this show since mid July

    Do you eat chocolate ice cream? That’s about as relevant as anecdotal measurements of promotion.

  • johnhelvete

    While it is safe to assume that the characters are still going to be trapped in season 2 of Under The Dome, it is possible that season 2 could be a complete flip of season 1, and show the exact 13 days from the perspective of the people outside of the dome.

  • Richie Rich

    CBS’s originally described UTD as a 13 episode limited series based on Stephen King’s book. So, I believe most viewers, like me, thought it was going to be 13 episodes with a beginning a middle and an end. Even though they renewed it, I still watch it. I thought they might try a new series based on a book possibly by different authors every summer.

  • johnhelvete

    Richie Rich
    That is exactly what I had hoped that CBS would do, or if they don’t want to do it, than one of the other major networks. There are probably tons of actors like Kevin Spacey doing House of Cards, that would be willing to do a one time 13 episode limited series. The networks could try to duplicate the UTD model of selling the show overseas, allowing online streaming a few days after the episode airs, and than make more $$$ selling the DVD.

  • Networkman

    I am really disappointed that Mike & Molly has been pushed to midseason. I really don’t feel CBS needed to debut 4 new comedies in the Fall. With Mike & Molly there would be more stability. I really don’t understand this decision unless Melissa needed some time because she is doing another project.

    CBS has to be excited that so many viewers are watching UTD. Because as someone stated it allows more exposure to the new shows that will be premiering in the Fall. More eyeballs are watching the promos.

    Mistresses seems better suited in the 9pm timeslot. I feel it has a fanbase and has potential of growth away from Under the Dome. ABC may want to bring it back for next Summer.

  • Richie Rich Is Wrong

    (Heavy sigh) CBS never, repeat, NEVER described Under The Dome as a limited series. It was always going to be 13 episodes, open-ended and subject to renewal for next summer. The reason I know this and you don’t is because I was paying attention at the time. You cannot cite one contemporaneous, reliable source, other than delusional and/or misinformed viewers, from the beginning of the seasons that said it would be over in 13 episodes. Not one. Go ahead: find one.

  • JR35

    Yep- I can’t recall such a description, either.

  • rob60990

    UTD already is a limited series, a show with a set number of episodes each season. If it was only a one season show, it would be called a miniseries.

  • johnhelvete

    In fairness to the people confused about Under The Dome, CBS did call the show a limited event series. They obviously meant limited as in the cable model of having 13 episode seasons. Fox has two limited event series debuting next summer, 24, which could clearly continue on for multiple seasons, and Wayward Pines, which Fox is not labeling as a miniseries, no doubt so that it can continue for more than one season as well.

  • SueP

    @TVViewer- I agree with you. I lost some interest when I found out UTD was renewed. I was looking forward to having a beginning, middle and end to the drama, but finding out it will continue indeterminately took some of the luster. Unfortunately I don’t know if I care enough about any of these characters to stick around past this season.

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