Ratings: ‘Under the Dome’ Premiere Is Best of Summer, Though Down From Debut

2.2 rating is strong for the season, but down 33 percent from series opener

CBS’ “Under the Dome” scored a 2.2 rating on Monday, the best of the summer, though it was down by a third from its big debut last year. Fox finished first in key demo ratings, edging out CBS by one-tenth of a point.

Fox had a 1.7 rating/5 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and third in viewers with an average of 5.5 million, according to preliminary numbers. At 8 p.m., “MasterChef” scored a 1.9/7 and had 5.2 million viewers. At 9, “24: Live Another Day” got a 1.5/4 and 5.8 viewers.

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CBS was second in ratings with a 1.6/5 and first in viewers with 6.9 million. Following reruns, “Under the Dome” at 10 earned a 2.2/7 and 9.4 million viewers.

ABC was third in ratings with a 1.4/4 and second in viewers with 5.6 million. “The Bachelorette” at 8 received a 1.5/5 and 6.3 million viewers. “Mistresses” at 10 had a 1.1/3 and 4.1 million viewers.

NBC and Univision tied for fourth in ratings, both with a 1.2/4. NBC was fourth in ratings with 4 million viewers, Univision was fifth with 3 million.

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For NBC, a special “Harry Potter: Making of Diagon Alley” at 8 had a 0.8/3 and 3 million viewers. A repeat followed.

Telemundo was sixth in ratings with a 0.7/2 and in total viewers with 1.7 million.

The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.4/1 and in total viewers with 1.3 million. Following reruns, “Beauty and the Beast” at 9 got a 0.3/1 and 812,000 viewers.