Univision and ABC were the top networks among young adults last week, with the former riding its all-original telenovela lineup and the latter claiming the week's No. 1 broadcast with its first primetime college football game of the season.
The Georgia-Clemson matchup on ABC's "Saturday Night Football" (pictured) helped the franchise get off to its best start yet in adults 18-49, according to Nielsen, earning a big 3.1 rating/12 share while drawing 8.14 million viewers overall.
CBS' first-year drama "Under the Dome" continues to rule as the top scripted program while also drawing a larger overall audience than any other series.
Cable claimed seven of the week's top 20 programs among adults 18-49. And after "Under the Dome" (2.5 rating/7 share), the top original scripted programs in 18-49 were all on cable: AMC's "Breaking Bad" (2.2/6), ABC Family's "Pretty Little Liars" (1.4/5), TNT's "Rizzoli & Isles" (1.4/4) and BET's "The Game" (1.2/4).
Labor Day weekend marked the end of TV's unofficial summer season, which saw CBS' "Under the Dome" (averaging a 3.7/11 in 18-49 and 14.5 million viewers overall) and NBC's "America's Got Talent" (3.3/10 in 18-49, 11.8 million viewers overall) as the top broadcast series.
After "Under the Dome," ABC's "Mistresses" was the top new broadcast series in adults 18-49 (1.8/5).
Among networks, ABC and NBC tied for the lead in adults 18-49 (1.5/5), followed by Fox (1.4/4) and CBS (1.2/4). The Eye drew the most viewers overall, averaging 5.9 million.
Univision's highest-rated program last week was "Porque el Amor Manda" (Because Love Rules), which did a 1.7/6 in 18-49 on both Tuesday and Thursday, which would have tied for 12th for the week among all primetime programs.
WEEK'S TOP PROGRAMS*
1. Duck Dynasty (A&E), 4.1/13
2. Saturday Night Football: Georgia-Clemson (ABC), 3.1/12
3. Under the Dome (CBS), 2.5/7
4. MasterChef (Fox), 2.4/7
5. America's Got Talent-Wednesday (NBC), 2.2/7
5. America's Got Talent-Tuesday (NBC), 2.2/6
5. Breaking Bad (AMC), 2.2/6
8. Big Brother-Wednesday (CBS), 2.1/7
8. MasterChef-8 p.m. (Fox), 2.1/7
Univision and ABC Top Week in Young Adults as Summer Wraps
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