april mistresses season 2 finale ratings  TV ratings: 'Mistresses' finale and 'MasterChef' up MondayFast National ratings for Monday, Sept. 1, 2014

The Season 2 finale of “Mistresses” was up over last week, putting up its biggest numbers in three weeks. Also on ABC, “Bachelor in Paradise,” held steady. Elsewhere, “Under the Dome” was down slightly, while “MasterChef” and “America’s Next Top Model” were up slightly.

CBS eked out a win in total viewers with 5.4 million and a 3.3 rating/6 share in households. NBC was close behind with 5.1 million and a 2.9/5, followed by FOX at 4.7 million and a 2.7/5, ABC at 4.3 million and a 3.0/5 and The CW at 1.4 million and a 0.9/1.

In the adults 18-49 demo, NBC and FOX tied at 1.6 for first place, followed by ABC (1.1), CBS (1.0) and The CW (0.4).

Monday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

CBS: “The Big Bang Theory” rerun (6 million, 3.8/7)/Fall TV preview special (4.7 million, 2.9/5)
FOX: “Masterchef” (5.4 million viewers, 3.2/5 households)
ABC: “Bachelor in Paradise” (4.7 million, 3.2/5)
NBC: “Running Wild with Bear Grylls” (3.9 million, 2.3/4)
The CW: “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” rerun, two episodes (1.4 million, 0.9/2)

18-49 leader:
“MasterChef” (1.9)

9 p.m.

NBC: “American Ninja Warrior” (5.5 million, 3.0/5)
CBS: “Mike & Molly” rerun (4.7 million, 2.9/5)/”Two and a Half Men” rerun (4.3 million, 2.7/4)
ABC: “Bachelor in Paradise” (4.6 million, 3.1/5)
FOX: “Hotel Hell” (3.9 million, 2.3/4)
The CW: “America’s Next Top Model” (1.3 million, 0.8/1)

18-49 leader: “American Ninja Warrior” (1.8)

10 p.m.

CBS: “Under the Dome” (6.3 million, 3.8/7)
NBC: “American Ninja Warrior” (6 million, 3.3/6)
ABC: “Mistresses” finale (3.54 million, 2.5/4)

18-49 leader: “American Ninja Warrior” (2.0)

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

Posted by:Andrea Reiher

TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."