TV ratings: 'Under the Dome' up Monday, 'Get Out Alive' finale rises too

under-the-dome-aug-26.jpgFast National ratings for Monday, Aug. 26, 2013

CBS snagged the top spot in Monday's ratings thanks largely to "Under the Dome," which was up in both viewers and adults 18-49 vs. last week's episode.

NBC also got improved ratings from "American Ninja Warrior" and the finale of "Get Out Alive with Bear Grylls." "Mistresses" moved to an earlier time period and ticked up slightly in the 18-49 demographic from its performance last week.

CBS averaged 6.8 million viewers and a 4.3 rating/7 share in households in primetime. NBC (3.9 million, 2.3/4) came in second, a little ahead of ABC (3.7 million, 2.7/4). FOX was fourth with 1.9 million viewers and a 1.2/2. The CW (666,000, 0.4/1) trailed.

The Eye also led the 18-49 demo with a 1.7 rating, half a point better NBC's 1.2. No one else broke the 1.0 barrier -- ABC drew a 0.9, FOX a 0.8 and The CW a 0.2.

Monday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

NBC:
"American Ninja Warrior" (5.8 million viewers, 3.4/6 households)
ABC: "Shark Tank" rerun (4.6 million, 3.1/5)
CBS: "How I Met Your Mother" rerun (4.45 million, 2.8/5)/"2 Broke Girls" rerun (4 million, 2.6/4)
FOX: "Raising Hope" reruns - two episodes (2 million, 1.3/2)
The CW: "Hart of Dixie" rerun (800,000, 0.5/1)

18-49 leader: "American Ninja Warrior" (1.7)

9 p.m.

CBS:
"2 Broke Girls" rerun (5.2 million, 3.4/5)/"Mike & Molly" rerun (5.7 million, 3.7/6)
NBC: "Get Out Alive with Bear Grylls" finale (4.1 million, 2.3/4)
ABC: "Mistresses" (3.4 million, 2.5/4)
FOX: "New Girl" rerun (1.8 million, 1.2/2)/"The Mindy Project" rerun (1.7 million, 1.1/2)
The CW: "Breaking Pointe" (533,000, 0.4/1)

18-49 leader: "Mike & Molly" (1.5)

10 p.m.

CBS:
"Under the Dome" (10.8 million, 6.6/11)
ABC: "Castle" rerun (3.2 million, 2.3/4)
NBC: "Siberia" (1.9 million, 1.1/2)

18-49 leader: "Under the Dome" (2.5)

Ratings information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change. Source: The Nielsen Company.

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