August 13, 2013



Last night the numbers continued to slide for Under the Dome, and viewers watched country singers rock out.

Daily Comparison 2013 Mon Aug 12 three way

ABC:  CMA MUSIC FESTIVAL: COUNTRY’S NIGHT TO ROCK was up an impressive half ratings point from last year’s installment to 2.0, although that one aired in mid-September, against some early regular season competition.

CBS:  UNDER THE DOME remained the highest rated show of the night with 2.3, but that was down 0.3 from last week, even though the competition on ABC was stronger (2.5 for the Bachelorette post-show) a week ago.  The 8-10PM reruns were highlighted by 1.1s for 2 BROKE GIRLS and MIKE & MOLLY.

NBC:  Everything was modestly up, as AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR rose 0.2 to 1.6, GET OUT ALIVE increased 0.1 to 1.4, and SIBERIA inched up 0.1 to 0.7.

CW:  Depending how you look at it, BREAKING POINTE either doubled its rating or increased by a measly 0.1 as it hit a 0.2.

FOX:  Reruns, with 0.7 for RAISING HOPE in the lead.

There are new reality shows on all the networks tonight except CBS, which as usual has a Tuesday line-up of reruns.


About the Author

Mitch Salem
MITCH SALEM has worked on the business side of the entertainment industry for 20 years, as a senior business affairs executive and attorney for such companies as NBC, ABC, USA, Syfy, Bravo, and BermanBraun Productions, and before that, at the NY law firm of Weil, Gotshal & Manges. During all that, he has more or less constantly been going to the movies and watching TV, and writing about both since the 1980s. His film reviews also currently appear on and In addition, he is co-writer of an episode of the television series "Felicity."