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[05/31/16 - 11:24 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC, "The Bachelorette" Hold Off NBC, Stanley Cup Finals
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

Primetime Preliminary Fast National Nielsen Data
(includes all DVR playback through 3:00 am)

Here are the highlights of the 13 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (5/30/16):

ABC (4.923 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #1) was the top broadcast network on Memorial Day with a new "The Bachelorette" (5.858 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.6, #1) followed by the return of "Mistresses" (3.054 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.7, #5).

NBC (3.805 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #2) then was a close second with its coverage of the "Stanley Cup Finals, Game 1" (3.805 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #2).

Next up was CBS (4.700 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T3) and an expanded two-hour "Scorpion" (4.373 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #6) repeat plus a new "Person of Interest" (5.355 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.909 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T3) served up the return of "So You Think You Can Dance" (3.718 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.0, #3) and an original "Houdini & Doyle" (2.100 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.5, #7).

And finally, the feature "Memorial Day" (1.216 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.3, #8) on The CW (1.216 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) closed out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
-11.11% - Person of Interest
-16.67% - Houdini & Doyle
-20.00% - The Bachelorette

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
-11.11% - Person of Interest (vs. NCIS: Los Angeles (Repeat))
-15.79% - The Bachelorette
-16.67% - So You Think You Can Dance
-29.41% - Stanley Cup Finals, Game 1 (vs. American Ninja Warrior/The Island)
-53.33% - Mistresses (vs. The Whispers)
-58.33% - Houdini & Doyle (vs. So You Think You Can Dance)

In late-night metered market ratings (via NBC's press release):

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Here are the highlights of the 11 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (6/1/15):

ABC (6.218 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.8, #1) claimed top honors on Monday thanks to a new "The Bachelorette" (6.456 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.9, #2) and the premiere of "The Whispers" (5.745 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.5, #3).

NBC (5.773 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.7, #2) then was a close second with week two of "American Ninja Warrior" (6.778 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.0, #1) and "The Island" (3.763 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T4).

Next up was FOX (3.930 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3) with the return of "So You Think You Can Dance" (3.930 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T4).

Meanwhile, CBS (6.104 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #4) served up repeats of "2 Broke Girls" (5.865 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.1, #7), "Mike & Molly" (6.033 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T4), "Scorpion" (5.796 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.0, #8) and "NCIS: Los Angeles" (6.569 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #9).

And finally, repeats of "The Originals" (0.618 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T10) and "Jane the Virgin" (0.554 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T10) on The CW (0.586 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) closed out the evening. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), said duo posted a 0.2 and a 0.2 rating, respectively.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+18.75% - The Bachelorette
+11.11% - American Ninja Warrior
0.00% - The Island

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+25.00% - American Ninja Warrior (vs. Last Comic Standing (Repeat)/American Ninja Warrior)
+25.00% - The Whispers (vs. Mistresses)
+11.76% - The Bachelorette
-33.33% - So You Think You Can Dance (vs. MasterChef/24: Live Another Day)
-36.84% - The Island (vs. American Ninja Warrior)

In late-night metered market ratings (via NBC's press release):

· In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 2.8/7; CBS's "Mentalist" rebroadcast, 1.8/5; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.0/5.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 1.1/6; "The Mentalist" rebroadcast, 0.3/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.2/4 in metered-market households and a 0.3/2 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Seth Meyers" (1.2/4 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show" (1.0/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/2).

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.7/3 in metered-market households and a 0.3/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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