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RATINGS RAT RACE: ‘Under The Dome’ & ‘Bachelorette’ Even, ‘Siberia’ Down, ‘Get Out Alive With Bear Grylls’ Dips

Things really started getting heated Under The Dome (2.7/8) last night as an epidemic broke out and the residents of Chester’s Mill began to attack the barrier separating them from the rest of the world. While all that was going on onscreen, the night’s top rated and most watched show (10.80 million) stayed even with its July 8 show. Other than the Stephen King and Steven Spielberg produced Dome, it was all encores on CBS last night. Still, the network was tops on Monday in both adults 18-49 and total viewers with 6.72 million watching

Over on NBC in the same time slot as Dome, Siberia (0.8/2) fell further on the ratings ice. The faux reality drama was down 11% from last week’s show to hit its lowest result since its July 2 soft debut. The second week of NBC’s new Get Out Alive With Bear Grylls (1.4/5) saw more mountain climbing, food foraging and other survival challenges on the 9 PM reality series. Dipping 7% from its premiere last week, Get Out also sent two contestants packing last night. The show held on to 93% of its July 7 debut last to emerge as the best second week result for a freshman reality series this summer. Down 6% from last Read More »

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RATINGS RAT RACE: ‘Under The Dome’ Slips, ‘Get Out Alive’ Debuts Soft, ‘Bachelorette’ Hits Season Viewership High

Primetime television had it all last night with drama, reality and even a premiere – almost made summer feel like fall. Three weeks into its debut run, CBS’s Under The Dome (2.7/7) slipped a bit last night. While the top rated and most watched (10.57 million) show of Monday night, the series from Steven Spielberg and Stephen King was down 7% from its second show on July 1. Other than Under The Dome, CBS aired all encores last night. CBS won the night in total viewers with 6.527 million watching and tied the night with ABC among adults 18-49 with both networks receiving a 1.7/5.

Over on ABCThe Bachelorette (1.9/6) bopped up 6% from last week and hit a season high among viewers with 6.81 million watching. The two-hour reality series was the second highest rated and second most watched show of the night. The Bachelorette was followed by the freshman drama Mistresses (1.2/3), which rose 9% from its July 1 show.

Head-to-head with Under The Dome for the second week in a row, NBC’s faux reality show drama Siberia (1.0/3) got another ratings chill last night. Debuting weak on July 1, Siberia slipped 9% among adults 18-49 from its premiere. Before some fake reality, NBC premiered a new unscripted show with Get Out Alive With Bear Grylls (1.4/4). While the highest rated reality debut this summer, Get Out Alive was still down 18% from … Read More »

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