Ratings: Bachelorette Finale Down Versus Last Year, Yet Dings Dome

Ratings Bachelorette Finale DesireeABC’s The Bachelorette: Lesser of Two Evils finale drew 8.84 million total viewers and a 2.6 demo rating on Monday night, veritably matching the audience for last summer’s question-popping while dropping 16 percent in the demo.

The After the Rose post-mortem (8.33 mil/2.5) similarly slipped 6 and 19 percent year-over-year, yet with double the numbers of any Mistresses episode put a dent in CBS’ Under the Dome, which with 10.2 mil and a 2.5 was down 11 percent. (Note: CBS is estimating that the ongoing Time Warner Cable blackout in some markets is impacting numbers by an average of 1 percent.)

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Over on NBC, American Ninja Warrior (4.9 mil/1.4) dipped, Get Out Alive (3.8 mil/1.3) ticked up a tenth and Siberia (1.9 mil/0.7) was flat.

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The CW’s Breaking Pointe dropped 23 percent and a precious tenth, hitting 415,000 viewers and a 0.1 rating.