Fox’s “MasterChef” scored Monday night’s top ratings in the key 18-49 demographic on Monday night, helping to propel the network to an overall win for the night, while CBS’s “Under the Dome” sagged from last week’s season premiere, but nonetheless was the night’s most-watched program, according to preliminary numbers.
Fox took first place in both the demographic and total viewers with a 1.7 rating/6 share and 5.9 million, respectively. “MasterChef” at 8 p.m. remained steady with last week to take the night’s best ratings with a 1.9/7, and inched up in total viewers with 5.7 million. In the following hour, “24: Live Another Day” crept up in both ratings and total viewers, taking a 1.5/5 and 6 million.
ABC tied NBC for second place in the demo with a 1.5/5 and took second place outright in total viewers with 5.8 million. “The Bachelorette” at 8 grew 13 percent over last week in the demo with a 1.8/6 and drew 6.8 million total viewers. “Mistresses” at 10 p.m. wasn’t so lucky; the program slid 18 percent compared to last week to tie a series low of 0.9/3 and took 3.7 million total viewers.
NBC, in fourth place among total viewers with 4.9 million, aired a repeat of “Last Comic Standing” at 8, followed by “American Ninja Warrior” at 9, which inched up from its last original airing in June for a 1.8/5 and drew 5.4 million total viewers.
CBS, which came in fourth in the demo with a 1.3/4 and third in total viewers with just under 5.8 million total viewers, aired repeats throughout the night, aside from “Under the Dome” at 10, which slid 18 percent from its season premiere last week for a 1.7/5.Despite the demo drop, “Dome” was the night’s most-watched show with 7.7 million total viewers.
Univision was fifth in the demo and total viewers with a 1.1/4 and 2.8 million.
The CW, aired repeats aside from the “Beauty and the Beast” season finale at 9, which was even with last week for a 0.3/1 and had 876,000 viewers. Overall for the night, the network was seventh in the demo and total viewers with a 0.4/1 and 1.2 million.