While Univision made it five straight weeks as television's primetime network leader in young adults, English-language program rankings were dominated by reality shows .... and "Under the Dome."
Nine of the top 10 ad-supported shows in the adults 18-49 demo last week were installments of veteran unscripted series, led by "America's Got Talent." The 7-year-old NBC show tied with CBS drama newcomer "Under the Dome" at No. 1.
Big Brother," the Eye was able to show year-over-year weekly gains -- the only major net to do so.
Overall, according to Nielsen, Univision led in adults 18-49 with a 1.5 rating/5 share, and was followed by Fox (1.3/4), CBS (1.2/4), NBC (1.1/4), ABC (1.0/3) and top cabler USA (0.7/2). CBS edged out Univision in adults 25-54 and won easily as usual in total viewers.
Univision's week was capped by the two-hour grand finale of "Amores Verdaderos" (2.1/6 in 18-49, 5.19 million viewers overall), which aired on Sunday and brought big gains to what is typically one of the network's lower rated nights.
CBS' consistent "Under the Dome" (2.8/8 in 18-49, 11.60 million viewers overall) was the week's most-watched program overall. The net's "Big Brother" again placed all three of its editions among the week's top 10 in 18-49, led by Thursday's eviction show (2.5/8, 6.90m).
Fox, which has little new programming this summer, was led by reality vets "MasterChef" (2.3/7 in 18-49, 5.58m) and "Hell's Kitchen" (2.3/7, 5.61m), the latter of which wrapped its season. Repeats of "Family Guy" continue to do well on Sunday (1.6/5 in 18-49, 3.18m).
NBC's "Get Out Alive With Bear Grylls" (1.4/4 in 18-49, 3.67m) and "Hollywood Game Night" (1.3/4 in 18-49, 3.85m) are as strong as any new reality programs this summer. "Game Night" again built on its "Winner Is" lead-in (0.9/3, 3.84m) and beat out ABC and CBS in the 10 p.m. Thursday hour in 18-49.
Peacock's "America's Got Talent" on Tuesday (2.8/8, 10.34m) was the week's No. 1 program in 18-49 (tied with "Under the Dome"), and Wednesday's first results show of the season (2.4/7 in 18-49, 10.64m) was up from last year's.
ABC's best night was again Monday, where "The Bachelorette" (1.9/6 in 18-49, 6.52m) won its two-hour timeslot and first-year drama "Mistresses" hit six-week highs behind it (1.2/3 in 18-49, 3.95m).
"Would You Fall For That?," taking over the Friday slot held this summer by "What Would You Do?," premiered to modest numbers (0.8/3 in 18-49, 3.25m).
In cable, Lifetime's "Devious Maids" continued its hot run of late, achieving series highs in both 18-49 (1.1/4) and total viewers (2.88 million). These numbers represent gains vs. the show's June 23 premiere of nearly 70% in the demo and 45% in total viewers.
At E!, "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" (1.4/4 in 18-49, 2.83m) had its second best showing of the season Sunday and cracked the week's top 25 in 18-49, leading into the series premiere of "WWE Divas" (0.7/2, 1.34m).
Discovery's "Naked and Afraid" was basic cable's No. 1 Sunday telecast in 18-49 (1.6/5) and ranked 15th for the week among all of television. It also hit a series high in total viewers (3.62 million).
TNT's Monday tandem of "Major Crimes" (0.9 in 18-49, 5.38m) and first-year "King & Maxwell" (0.5/1 in 18-49, 3.39m) had best-since-premiere demo deliveries while hitting season highs in total viewers. The net's "Rizzoli & Isles" (1.1/3, 5.49m) was cable's No. 1 scripted program of the week in adults 25-54 (1.5/4), and "Franklin & Bash" (0.7/2 in 18-49, 2.14m) hit season highs across the board Wednesday.
At ABC Family, newcomer "The Fosters" (0.8/2 in 18-49, 1.89m) set series highs in all key demos, including females 12-34 (2.1/6), and vet "Pretty Little Liars" hit five-week highs (1.3/4 in 18-49, 2.86m).
BET's "The Game" posted its second best scores of the season (1.3/4 in 18-49, 2.59m); Bravo's yacht-set reality series "Below Deck" hit series highs Monday (0.6/2 in 18-49, 1.32m); and OWN's "The Have and the Have Nots" continues to perform well above network averages, hitting a four-week high (0.6/2 in 18-49, 1.80m), while the net's "Welcome to Sweetie Pie's" hit series highs in its return Saturday (0.4/1, 1.08m).
Syfy's original movie "Sharknado," airing for the third time, drew a best-yet 2.11 million Saturday and was cable's top original program of the night in adults 25-54 (0.7/2).
Also Saturday, new Hallmark series "Cedar Cove" (2.41 million) led into original telepic "Second Chances" (2.81 million), which became the net's biggest movie of the year and was cable's No. 2 firstrun program of the night in women 25-54 (0.8/2).
'Under the Dome,' Reality Vets Lead Week While Univision Stays on Top in Demo
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