Under The Dome Remains On Top Of Ratings

Subscribe to Stephen King alerts

There was little change in the make-up of the top 10 shows on the Nielsen ratings list last week, nor in the number of viewers for each of them. The Stephen King/Steven Spielberg sci-fi drama Under the Dome on CBS remained the most-watched show of the week with 11.6 million viewers. NBC's two installments of America's Got Talent took second- and third-place positions. Among the key 18-49 age group, Dome and the Tuesday-night edition of Talent tied for first place. However, in a surprise, the Tuesday-night episode of the Univision telenovela Amores Verdaderos came in third. Indeed, thanks to the popularity of that nightly drama, Univision topped all broadcast networks in the 18-49 demo for the week. There was also an upset victory among the nightly newscasts in that demo as ABC World News with Diane Sawyer beat NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams. It marked the first time in 243 weeks that the ABC newscast came out on top. Among total viewers, Nightly News led with an average of 7.5 million viewers, but World News was close behind with 7.3 million. The CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley came in third with 6.0 million viewers. For the week, CBS remained well ahead with an average 6.6 rating and an 11 share. ABC was a distant second with a 4.7/8. NBC came in third with a 4.2/7, while Fox trailed with a 3.9/6.

The top ten shows of the week according to Nielsen Research:
1. Under the Dome, CBS, 7.2/12; 2. America's Got Talent (Wednesday 9:00 p.m.), NBC, 6.4/11; 3. America's Got Talent (Tuesday), NBC, 6.1/10; 4. 60 Minutes, CBS, 5.6/11; 5. The Big Bang Theory, CBS, 5.3/10; 6. NCIS, CBS, 4.8/8; 7. The Bachelorette, ABC, 4.5/7; 8. Two and a Half Men, CBS, 4.4/8; 8. Unforgettable, CBS, 4.4/7; 10. America's Got Talent (Wednesday 8:00 p.m.), NBC, 4.2/7; 10.(Tie) Big Brother 15 (Sunday), CBS, 4.2/7; 10. (Tie) Big Brother 15 (Thursday), CBS, 4.2/7; 10. (Tie) CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, CBS, 4.2/7.


Tags: Stephen King - Steven Spielberg - CBS - Diane Sawyer - Brian Williams - The Bachelorette - Big Brother

Subscribe to Stephen King alerts

More Stephen King

Alexandre Aja's Horns Sends Daniel Radcliffe In A New Direction

As Daniel Radcliffe continues to experiment with movie genres, he has frequently mentioned that he is happiest about his role in the new thriller 'Horns',...

A Good Marriage Movie Review

Slick and haunting, this film delves into the things that hold a marriage together in a way only Stephen King would even begin to attempt....

As Amazon Appeals To Ebook Authors In Hachette Dispute, Bestselling Writers Take Out Ad Against The Online Bookseller

It’s no secret that times have been tough for both authors and traditional publishers since the advent of Amazon. Recently, the conflict has received renewed...

Amazon Respond to AuthorsUnited's Criticism

The argument between online sales giant Amazon and publisher Hachette Book Group has been rumbling on for a while, but now a group of over...


900 Authors Take Out Ad "To Stop Amazon Harming Livelihoods"

Over 900 authors including JK Rowling, James Patterson and Donna Tartt, have backed a full-page ad in the New York Times, calling on Amazon "to...

Stephen King "Used The Wrong Word" To Describe Dylan Farrow's Sex Abuse Claims

Stephen King has been compelled to apologise profusely after comments that he made regarding Woody Allen's daughter, Dylan Farrow, and her claims that her father...

Hilarious & Terrifying 'Carrie' Prank Stuns Coffee Shop Customers [Video]

Ahead of the November release of the modern reboot of Stephen King's horror classic, Carrie, promotions are underway to build up as much buzz around...

Stephen King Performs A Masterstroke With The Horror Sequel 'Doctor Sleep'

The long-awaited sequel to Stephen King's 1977 horror classic 'The Shining' has finally been released in the form of 'Doctor Sleep' which was published on...



Stephen King Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Stephen King

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All