TV Ratings Monday: 'MasterChef' Dips, 'The Bachelorette' Rises for Finale + 'Under the Dome' Flat

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July 29th, 2014

Running Wild with Bear Grylls

Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 2.0/6 1.8/6 1.8/6 1.4/4 1.1/4 0.3/1
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 1.6/6 1.6/6 1.3/5 1.3/5 0.6/2 0.2/1
Total Viewers (million) 7.66 5.37 4.82 3.36 5.02 0.783

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

Note: NBC was preempted in San Francisco and the CW was preempted in Sacramento for MLB Baseball. Ratings for both networks may be adjusted in the finals.

On ABC, The Bachelorette notched a 1.9, up a tenth from last week's 1.8 adults 18-49 rating, but down from the 2.6 adults 18-49 rating last year's finale earned . The Bachelorette: After the Final Rose earned a 2.1 adults 18-49 rating, down from the 2.5 adults 18-49 rating last year's special earned.

On NBC, the premiere of Running Wild with Bear Grylls earned a 1.4 adults 18-49 rating, down a tenth from last year's premiere of Get Out Alive With Bear Grylls.  American Ninja Warrior earned a season high 2.1 up two tenths from last week's season high 1.9 adults 18-49 rating.

On FOX, MasterChef earned a 2.0, down a tenth from last week's season high 2.1 adults 18-49 rating. Hotel Hell matched last week's 1.5 adults 18-49 rating.

On CBS, Under The Dome matched last week's series low 1.5 adults 18-49 rating.

On The CW, The 2014 Young Hollywood Awards garnered a 0.3 adults 18-49 rating, even with last year. 

Broadcast primetime ratings for Monday, July 28, 2014 (all Live+Same Day ratings):

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM FOX MasterChef 2.0 7 5.56
ABC The Bachelorette (8-10PM) 1.9 6 7.50
NBC Running Wild With Bear Grylls -P 1.4 5 4.60
CBS 2 Broke Girls -R 0.9 3 4.09
CW 2014 Young Hollywood Awards (8-10PM) 0.3 1 0.78
8:30PM CBS Mom -R 0.9 3 3.94
9:00PM NBC American Ninja Warrior (9-11PM) -R 2.1 6 5.80
FOX Hotel Hell 1.5 5 4.09
CBS Mike & Molly -R 0.9 3 4.74
9:30PM CBS Two and a Half Men -R 0.9 3 4.24
10:00PM ABC The Bachelorette: After the Final Rose 2.1 6 7.90
CBS Under the Dome 1.5 5 6.57

- via NBC press note:

In Late-Night Metered Markets Monday Night:


·         In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 2.4/6; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 1.8/5; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.5/6.


·         In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” 1.1/5; "Late Show," 0.3/1; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.9/4.


·         From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.4/4 in metered-market households and a 0.4/3 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.


·         From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Seth Meyers" (1.1/4 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (0.8/3).  In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.6/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/1).


·         At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.6/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.4/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


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