TV Ratings Monday: 'American Ninja Warrior' Dips and 'Breaking Pointe' Flat + 'Million Second Quiz' has OK Debut

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September 10th, 2013

The Million Second Quiz - Season 1

Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 1.4/4 1.4/4 1.3/4 1.3/4 0.8/2 0.2/1
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 0.9/3 1.0/3 1.1/3 1.1/4 0.8/2 0.2/1
Total Viewers (million) 6.023 5.228 4.573 3.360 3.407 0.555

Last night’s Monday Night Football games (Redskins/Eagles & Chargers/Texans) were simulcast on the ABC affiliates in Philadelphia and Houston. As a result, the ABC numbers may be inflated  and subject to more than typical adjustments in the finals.

CBS primetime was delayed by approximately 55 minutes due to US Open-Men’s Final Prime Overrun.  How I Met Your Mother was pre-empted.  CBS Ratings are tentative and subject to change.

CBS and ABC tied as  number one with adults 18-49, but CBS won with total viewers.

On CBS Under the Dome (which aired from  10:30-11:30 in the Eastern/Central time zones) earned a 2.1  adults 18-49 rating, down from last week's 2.7 adults 18-49 rating, but expect this number to change significantly in the finals later today.

On ABC, Mistresses scored a 1.4, matching last week's 1.4 adults 18-49 rating.

On NBC, the premiere of Million Second Quiz earned a 1.7 adults 18-49 rating, which matches NBC’s best rating in the slot since the Stanley Cup Finals on June 24 . American Ninja Warrior notched 1.6, down two tenths from last week's season high 1.8 adults 18-49 rating.  Siberia garnered a 0.7, up a tenth 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 9, 2013:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM NBC The Million Second Quiz -P 1.7 5 6.49
ABC Shark Tank -R 1.5 4 5.69
CBS US Open Overrun (8-9PM) 0.9 3 4.16
FOX Bones -R 0.8 2 3.49
CW Hart of Dixie -R 0.2 1 0.63
9:00PM NBC American Ninja Warrior 1.6 4 5.25
ABC Mistresses 1.4 4 4.99
CBS Two and a Half Men -R 1.0 3 4.46
FOX Bones -R 0.9 2 3.32
CW Breaking Pointe 0.2 1 0.48
9:30PM CBS Two Broke Girls -R 1.2 3 4.74
10:00PM CBS The Big Bang Theory 2.2 6 9.13
ABC Castle -R 1.2 3 5.00
NBC Siberia 0.7 2 1.98
10:30PM CBS Under the Dome 2.1 6 9.47

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," 1.8/5, delayed by primetime overrun; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.9/5.

In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 0.6/3; "Late Show," 0.5/3, delayed by primetime overrun; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.8/4.

From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.1/4 in metered-market households and a 0.4/2 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.2/4 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.0/4, delayed by primetime overrun).  In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.4/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2, delayed by primetime overrun).

At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.6/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.2/1 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.

  • E

    I cannot believe CBS delayed UNDER THE DOME. Yes, the tennis ran late, but, they could have just preempted the repeats to keep Dome starting at 10pm. If everything was new, it would make sense to keep the full schedule. But, these were repeats! Stupid move by CBS.

  • Simon

    ‘On CBS Under the Dome (which aired from 10:30-11:30 in the Eastern/Central time zones) earned a 2.1 adults 18-49 rating, down from last week’s 2.7 adults 18-49 rating, but expect this number to change significantly in the finals later today.’

    REMEMBER THIS PART PEOPLE! Before jumping on the random ‘Hate this Show’ bandwagon.

  • Mon

    I hope CBS repeats Under The Dome episode this week. My DVR recorded only half the episodend andthe episode ws getting great! I bet many were as disppointed as me.

  • KennyA

    If ABC cancels Mistresses i’m freaking out after this cliffhanger! I pray that it will be renewed (best summer show ever!)

  • Mon

    I agree. CBS should have skipped 2.5 Men.

  • TimsDale4ever

    Really surprised by the poor performance of MILLION SECOND. I didn’t really care for it, but it seemed to be presented as the most amazing thing the world has ever seen.

  • Seth

    Not bad for Breaking Pointe! I think people are really starting to warm up to it.

  • Hardline_Pro

    Why didn’t CBS just cut The Big Bang Theory repeat so that Under the Dome could air on time? Now they have completely destroyed the show. Those ratings are horrible compared to what it was getting. Good job CBS. SMH…

  • Cath

    Funny how Big Bang does well even with the overrun time shift.

  • AllOfHerTwist

    I’m hoping UTD adjusts up a few tenths.

  • Mon

    A Thursday repeat of Under the Dome would be great CBS. Elementary repeats poorly anyway.

  • DKD

    Forget broadcast. I’m curious what Monday Night Football did.

  • hanp

    Hmm, TMSQ rating is below expectation, I supposed, and CBS #s are totally worthless.

  • Christian

    I predicted 2.8, but that was with a normal schedule. This thing seems to happn to CBS from time to time, it happened with CSI: Miami’s 10th season finale, where it was delayed a whopping 54 minutes and the ratings were the lowest ever! Either way, I still think a 2.1 is solid, though? It passed the 2.0 demomark, which I would never guess for any show that was delayed more than 10 mins.

  • Juan

    I seriously hope that mistresses stays steady in finals and gets renewed it was so good and I think has a chance a to grow

  • Michael1


    I do give CBS credit for bailing on “How I Met Your Mother”. The show is sometimes funny, but repeats have a limited appeal to anyone who has seen a subsequent episode. I’m assuming it has something to do with the clause in David Letterman’s CBS contract forcing them to give him a start time prior to midnight eastern time, which was discussed in the movie “The Late Shift”.

  • Petar Ivanov

    Disaster ratings for us open man finale. Even women finale with Serena W was bigger and withou prime time.

  • Petar Ivanov

    abc ratings are boost from football a lot.

  • Anthony

    And that overrun will be what finally causes me to stop watching UTD and delete it from my season pass list. Since there is no legal and free way for me to watch the part that was missed (for a delayed run of a repeat!!) I will no longer be watching. Probably will just save me frustration/disappointment in the long run though.

  • Billy

    CBS would never, ever want to cut a Big Bang Theory repeat. What they should have done is preempt Two and a Half Men as they did with How I Met Your Mother, and started their primetime at 9:00 with, 2 Broke Girls, The Big Bang Theory and Under The Dome running from 9:00 to 11:00. That is the solution.

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