cma-festival-2013-ratings.jpgFast National ratings for Monday, Aug. 12, 2013

The “CMA Music Festival” scored some of its best ratings ever since it started airing on ABC, drawing its biggest overall audience and its best 18-49 rating since 2006. The three-hour special helped the network lead Monday night.

Elsewhere, “Under the Dome” dropped some for CBS but still led its time period by a good margin, even with competition from the CMA special. All three of NBC’s shows were up a little, led by “American Ninja Warrior.”

ABC brought in 8.2 million viewers and a 5.3 rating/9 share in households for the night, leading second-place CBS (6.1 million, 3.9/6) by better than 2 million viewers. NBC (3.5 million, 2.1/3) was a ways back in third. FOX took fourth with 1.5 million viewers and a 1.0/2, and The CW (609,000, 0.4/1).

ABC also led the 18-49 demographic with a 2.0 rating. CBS finished second at 1.4, followed by NBC at 1.2. FOX averaged a 0.7 and The CW a 0.2.

Monday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

ABC: “CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock” (8 million viewers, 5.3/9 households)
NBC: “American Ninja Warrior” (5 million, 3.0/5)
CBS: “How I Met Your Mother” rerun (3.7 million, 2.4/4)/”Mike & Molly” rerun (3.6 million, 2.4/4)
FOX: “Raising Hope” reruns – two episodes (1.7 million, 1.1/2)
The CW: “Hart of Dixie” rerun (697,000, 0.5/1)

18-49 leader: “CMA Music Festival” (1.7)

9 p.m.

ABC: “CMA Music Festival” (9 million, 5.7/9)
CBS: “2 Broke Girls” rerun (4.2 million, 2.8/5)/”Mike & Molly” rerun (4.7 million, 3.2/5)
NBC: “Get Out Alive with Bear Grylls” (3.7 million, 2.1/3)
FOX: “New Girl” rerun (1.4 million, 0.9/1)/”The Mindy Project” rerun (1.4 million, 0.9/1)
The CW: “Breaking Pointe” (520,000, 0.4/1)

18-49 leader: “CMA Music Festival” (2.2)

10 p.m.

CBS: “Under the Dome” (10.1 million, 6.3/10)
ABC: “CMA Music Festival” (7.5 million, 4.8/8)
NBC: “Siberia” (1.9 million, 1.1/2)

18-49 leader: “Under the Dome” (2.3)

Ratings information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change. Source: The Nielsen Company.

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Posted by:Rick Porter