11:10am PT by Hilary Lewis
TV Ratings: CBS Wins Monday Again; 'Mistresses' Flat in Earlier Time Slot
CBS' summer hit Under the Dome was Monday night's most watched show for the second week in a row, posting a 2.5 rating among adults 18-49, up a tenth of a point from last week.
CBS was also the most watched broadcast network in the all-important demo and among total viewers on Monday night.
The network scored a 1.7 rating among adults and was watched by an average of 6.8 million total viewers -- another slight increase compared to last week -- despite an ongoing carriage dispute with Time Warner Cable that has the network blacked out in 3.2 million homes, including those in key markets such as New York, Dallas and L.A. The blackout so far hasn't had a noticeable impact on ratings.
NBC's finale of Get Out Alive posted a 1.3 rating among adults, up a tenth of a point from last week. The network also aired new episodes of American Ninja Warrior (1.7) and Siberia (0.7). Siberia's adults rating was flat while American Ninja Warrior was up compared to last week.
The network finished the night with a 1.2 rating among adults and an average of 3.9 million viewers, both up from last week.
ABC's Mistresses, which aired at its new time of 9 p.m. --instead of an hour later, opposite Dome -- didn't benefit from the move, with Monday night's episode scoring a 1.0 rating among adults, the same as last week, which was a series low.
ABC, which aired encore programming at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m., finished the night with a 0.9 rating in the all-important demo and an average of 3.7 million viewers for the night.
Fox aired another Monday night of comedy encores, scoring a 0.8 rating among adults and 1.9 million average viewers, both up from last week.
The CW's Breaking Pointe earned a 0.2 rating among adults and the network posted a 0.2 rating for the night, with an average of 666,000 viewers. Despite attracting fewer total viewers, The CW's rating in the all-important 18-49 demo was flat compared with last week.