‘Under the Dome’ Steady for CBS, Tops Monday Night Ratings

'Under the Dome' Steady CBS, Tops

After slipping to a low last week, CBS drama “Under the Dome” held steady last night and was easily Monday’s top series in key demos.

According to preliminary national estimates from Nielsen, “Under the Dome” averaged a 2.4 rating/7 share in adults 18-49 and 10.3 million viewers overall — matching last week’s averages. The show delivered its best local-market rating in New York (a 2.15 in adults 18-49) since before the start of the Time Warner blackout, which is limiting viewership of the network in Gotham as well as Los Angeles and Dallas.

“Dome” again had to build sharply from its lead-in, as CBS fared modestly from 8 to 10 p.m. with repeats of “How I Met Your Mother” (0.9/3 in 18-49, 3.8 million viewers overall), “Mike & Molly” (0.9/3 in 18-49, 4.0 million viewers overall), “2 Broke Girls” (1.0/3 in 18-49, 4.2 million viewers overall) and “Mike & Molly” in its regular timeslot of 9:30 (1.0/3 in 18-49, 4.5 million viewers overall).

There wasn’t much else happening on the major networks Monday, with NBC’s “American Ninja Warrior” the No. 2 program among young adults (1.5/5 in 18-49, 5.0 million viewers overall), though down a tick from last week. It was followed by “Get Out Alive With Bear Grylls” (1.2/3 in 18-49, 3.5 million viewers overall), which was down 14% (0.2) from last week to match its low but did beat out its Big Four repeat competition in 18-49. And at 10, “Siberia” (0.7/2 in 18-49, 2.0 million viewers overall) was on par with last week.

At ABC, special off-night repeats of “Shark Tank” (1.0/3 in 18-49, 4.5 million viewers overall) and “Castle” (0.7/2 in 18-49, 3.8 million viewers overall) were followed by drama “Mistresses” (1.0/3 in 18-49, 3.5 million viewers overall), which matched its low as it returned following two weeks of preemptions. Still, “Mistresses” has provided ABC with strong timeslot improvement over last year and continues to be a good performer in DVR playback.

Fox aired repeats of comedies “Raising Hope” (0.7/2 in 18-49, 1.9 million viewers overall at 8 p.m. and 0.6/2 in 18-49, 1.5 million viewers overall at 8:30 p.m.), “New Girl” (0.7/2 in 18-49, 1.5 million viewers overall) and “The Mindy Project” (0.7/2 in 18-49, 1.5 million viewers overall).

Preliminary 18-49 averages for the night: CBS, 1.4/4; Univision, 1.3/4; NBC, 1.1/3; ABC, 0.9/3; Fox, 0.7/2; Telemundo, 0.5/2; CW, 0.2/1.

In total viewers: CBS, 6.2 million; ABC, 3.9 million; NBC, 3.5 million; Univision, 3.4 million; Fox, 1.6 million; Telemundo, 1.2 million; CW, 0.7 million.

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  1. Carrie Linosite says:

    I read the book before watching the show and, even though the show went WAY off coarse the FIRST EPISODE, I enjoy the show. It truly is the summers #1 show in my book.

    Sure the characters are different versions of themselves in the TV show and sure some characters that are still alive(Angie,Dodee specifically) are far dead in the book by now, but has anyone thought that CBS is doing this on purpose?(because they are) Stephen King approved of the changes HIMSELF so that the show wouldn’t be so predictable and people would still have interest in it whether or not they read the book.(Ratings don’t lie, people LOVE this show)

    CBS is doing a GREAT JOB with Under the Dome and I can’t wait for season 2! I’m glad that they are just keeping it a summer show, I think that’s best for the show(too much dome can be a bad thing) the actors(depending on who they are) very from “fantastic” to “needs lots of work” On my scale. No actor on this show would be given the title “OH MY GOD HE/SHE CAN NOT ACT!” Because if they really couldn’t act, they wouldn’t be on the show(THINK PEOPLE) King would find some way to kill their character off or hire someone else that CAN act and looks EXTREMLY alike the old actor/actress.

  2. Robin Boyd says:

    I have been questioning people who have been watching Under the Dome as to what they think of it. My reason is because, having enjoyed the book, I am really having a hard time enjoying the series. It seems that those who have read the book don’t like the TV version, but many who have not read the book, do like it.

    For those of us who have read the book, the characters and even the dome itself confuse us. While there are the same character names, the characters are not at all the same. Even Jim Rennie is a lot different than he is in the book. The book version of Big Jim would never be pushed around by those who push him around in the TV version, and Big Jim would never work with Barbie the way he does in the TV series.

    Barbie goes from being a war hero drifter who spent a months in Chester Mills as a beloved fry cook to a strong arm for a bookie who kills the husband of Julia.

    Instead of being 10 years divorced, Julia is married to the guy that Barbie kills. Julia doesn’t know that Barbie killed her husband, or where her husband is. She assumes her husband got stuck outside of the dome and so hops into bed with Barbie after just a few days.

    The list goes on and on of people who have the names of the characters from King’s book, but they are no where near being the same persons.

    I have a feeling that a lot of those who have been watching Under the Dome have been doing so for the same reason I have; to see if this fiasco gets any better. If that is the case, the second season may show a lot different results.

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