Ratings: ‘Under the Dome’ season 3 stays low; ‘Mistresses,’ ‘Beauty and the Beast’ rise

It took us a little bit of time for us to start a get a sense today as to what the actual ratings were going to be for the majority of the primetime network TV lineup, and for good reason: Preseason football. This completely ravaged certain markets, and while these numbers below seem to be sorted out thanks to TVbythenumbers, we do think certain shows are probably still effected at least a little bit by a preemption.

Let’s start here with the good news: “Beauty and the Beast” rose this week to a 0.3 rating in the 18-49 demographic! The show has been renewed for a long time now, but what we are really watching for at this point is consistency. If The CW sees it continuing to draw the same numbers stateside, it may continue to draw enough international attention for it to be eventually renewed for a fifth season. It won’t happen anytime soon, but maybe this is something that could be announced next year.

The marginally good news is for “Mistresses,” which improved from last week’s total to a 0.7 rating. While we think that this show is tremendous fun, it’s also not a ratings draw and will probably be canceled after the season. ABC is getting twice these numbers from “Bachelor in Paradise,” a show where all they have to do is take some reality stars and throw them on a resort for a few weeks. They can find better options, unfortunately, than this show.

As for “Under the Dome,” the only good news is that it held steady to its 0.3 rating. Given that we’ve heard now that the dome is coming down at the end of the season, we really see about zero reason for this show to be coming back. What’s the motivation for it?

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