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[05/30/17 - 09:30 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Gets a Boost from 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 (5/29/17):

NBC (4.893 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.6, #1) got a boost on Monday with the start of the "Stanley Cup Finals, Game 1" (4.893 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.6, #1).

ABC (4.550 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #2) then had to settle for second place with week two of "The Bachelorette" (5.613 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.5, #2) and the launch of "Still Star-Crossed" (2.425 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T8).

Next up was FOX (3.098 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3) with a new "Gotham" (2.900 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T3) alongside the season finale of "Lucifer" (3.296 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T3).

Meanwhile, CBS (3.434 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) offered up repeats of "Kevin Can Wait" (3.734 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5), "Man with a Plan" (3.629 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5), "Superior Donuts" (3.494 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5), "2 Broke Girls" (2.862 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T8) and "Scorpion" (3.444 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T8).

And finally, The CW (0.989 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) closed out the evening with repeats of "Supergirl" (1.035 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T12), "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (0.951 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T12) and another "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (0.935 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #11).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+12.50% - Lucifer
-10.00% - Gotham
-16.67% - The Bachelorette

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+80.00% - Lucifer (vs. Houdini & Doyle)
+33.33% - Stanley Cup Finals, Game 1
-6.25% - The Bachelorette
-10.00% - Gotham (vs. So You Think You Can Dance)
-28.57% - Still Star-Crossed (vs. Mistresses)

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

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Here are the highlights of the 13 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (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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Source: Nielsen Media Research





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