On Monday, Under the Dome took a hit in the ratings dropping to a 2.1 score in the 18-49 demo with 9.7 million total viewers. That slide can be attributed to the overrun of the U.S. Open which pushed back the entire CBS Monday night line up by thirty minutes. I'm betting this episode will have pretty high DVR numbers (though mine only recorded half the episode because it thought it started at its regular time) as well as some hefty online viewing. Next week is the season finale and I expect that episode to have the highest numbers the show has seen since its debut in June.
NBC's Siberia sunk on Monday night (it can't blame the U.S. Open, though), pulling only a 0.6 rating in the 18-49 demo with 1.8 million total viewers. That series airs its finale next Monday and then expect it to fade away into the TV series graveyard.
The first Fall season debuts hit this coming Friday with The Legend of Korra on Nickelodeon and Haven on Syfy. You can see the full schedule of Fall 2013 science fiction and fantasy shows at this link and my preview/predictions for those shows at this link. And keep an eye on this site and the Cancellation Watch Twitter Site for the ratings results for the Fall shows as well as the last two episodes from the Summer season.
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