Ratings: CBS and ABC Tie Atop Ratings, ‘Million Second Quiz’ Premieres Respectably

The networks had the premiere of “Monday Night Football” to contend with

NBC’s “Million Second Quiz” premiered to decent ratings, leaving the network in third behind CBS and ABC.

CBS and ABC tied for first in ratings, each with a 1.4 rating/4 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic, according to preliminary numbers. CBS was first in viewers with 6 million. ABC was second in viewers with 5.2 million.

Due to the nature of live sports, CBS’s numbers are approximate.

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For CBS, “US Open Tennis” at 8 p.m. earned a 0.9/3 and 4.2 million viewers. Following reruns, “Under the Dome” at 10:30 received a 2.1/6 and 9.5 million viewers, making it the most-watched network program of the night.

For ABC, in between repeats, “Mistresses” at 9 earned a 1.4/4 and 5 million viewers.

NBC and Univision tied for third in ratings, each with a 1.3/4. NBC was third in total viewers with 4.6 million viewers. Univision was fifth in total viewers with 3.4 million viewers.

NBC’s series premiere of “Million Second Quiz” earned a 1.7/5 and 6.5 million viewers. The premiere was tied with last year’s “Stars Earn Stripes” debut. At 9, “American Ninja Warrior” earned a 1.6/4 and 5.3 million viewers. “Siberia” at 10 received a 0.7/2 and 2 million viewers.

Fox was in fifth in ratings with a 0.8/2 and fourth in viewers with 3.4 million, airing entirely reruns.

Telemundo was sixth in ratings with a 0.5/1 and in total viewers 1.1 million.

The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.2/1 and in total viewers, with 555,000. Following a repeat, “Breaking Pointe” earned a 0.2/1 and 480,000 viewers.