Ratings: Under the Dome Returns Down Yet Dominates; Mistresses Ticks Up

Under the Dome Season 2 Ratings

CBS’ Under the Dome on Monday night returned to 9.4 million total viewers and a 2.1 demo rating (per finals) — down 30 and 36 percent from its boffo series debut (which did 13.5 mil and a 3.3) and off more than 20 percent from its freshman finale (12.1 mil/2.8).

In total viewers and the demo, the drama hit and matched series lows, yet nonetheless stands as this summer’s most watched and highest rated scripted program to date.

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TVLine readers gave the premiere an average grade of “B.”

Elsewhere on the night….

FOX | MasterChef (5.2 mil/1.9) rose two tenths in the demo (hitting a season high), while 24: Live Another Day‘s antepenultimate episode (5.8 mil/1.4) was flat.

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ABC | The Bachelorette (6.3 mil/1.6) was up a tenth, and Mistressess (4.1 mil/1.1) rose 14 percent and a tenth versus Dome, delivering best-since-premiere numbers.

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THE CW | Beauty and the Beast (810K/0.3) was flat.

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