TV Ratings: 'Bachelorette' Finale Down From 2012, CBS' 'Dome' Dips Amid TWC Blackout
ABC's romantic reality show tops the night with a two-hour finale and live reunion, coming up short of last summer, while the night's dominant scripted effort hits a low against the boosted competition.
ABC took Monday night with three hours of Bachelorette programming. The two-hour episode, which came in half of a point shy of last summer for a finale low, averaged a 2.6 rating with adults 18-49 in Fast National returns. At 10 p.m., the key players in Desiree Hartsock's televised search for love reunited for After the Final Rose (2.5 adults). The special was down six-tenths of a point from last summer, tying a franchise low. ABC averaged a 2.6 rating with adults 18-49 and 8.7 million viewers.
Under the Dome (2.5 adults) dropped three-tenths of a point to a series low on CBS -- and while the shrinkage could easily be attributed to boosted competition from ABC's Bachelorette reunion, the loss of Time Warner Cable customers in New York, Los Angeles and Dallas continues to loom. The ongoing carriage dispute has CBS dark for 3.2 million viewers, causing an estimated 1 percent impact over the first four nights. CBS averaged a 1.6 rating with adults 18-49 and 6.3 million viewers.
On NBC, American Ninja Warrior (1.4 adults), lost one-tenth of a point at 8 p.m, while Get Out Alive (1.3 adults) inched up by a tenth of a point before a steady Siberia (0.7 adults). The network averaged a 1.1 rating with adults 18-49 and 3.5 million viewers.
Fox aired encores to the tune of a 0.7 rating with adults 18-49 and 1.8 million viewers. The CW brought a 0.2 adults rating and 564,000 viewers -- with Breaking Pointe (0.1 adults) dropping a tenth for a low.
Univision pulled a 1.2 rating with adults 18-49 and 3.1 million viewers, while Telemundo pulled a 0.8 adults rating and 1.8 million viewers.