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TV Ratings: 'Bachelorette,' 'Hell's Kitchen' lift ABC, FOX to Monday split

NBC's Stanley Cup coverage is up, but still lags

<p>Emily Womack of &quot;The Bachelorette&quot;</p>

Emily Womack of "The Bachelorette"

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Fast National ratings for Monday, June 11, 2012. 
 
With NBC benching "America's Got Talent" and "American Ninja Warrior" for Game 6 of the Stanley Cup, competing reality shows on ABC and FOX got a boost. "Hell's Kitchen" rose to help FOX easily take Monday among young viewers, while "The Bachelorette" rose to give ABC a win overall. 
 
Among adults 18-49, FOX averaged a 2.7 rating for the night, far ahead of the 1.9 rating for ABC in the key demographic. NBC's 1.6 rating and the 1.4 rating for CBS followed. The CW averaged a 0.2 key demo rating for Monday.
 
Overall, though, ABC averaged an estimated 6.575 million viewers and a 4.6 rating/8 share to claim Monday primetime. FOX was a close second with just over 6 million viewers and a 3.4/6, edging out CBS' 5.67 million and 3.8/6. NBC's 2.6/4 and 4.14 million viewers finished fourth, with The CW averaging a 0.4/1 and 583,000 viewers.
 
[Univision averaged 3.19 million viewers and a 1.2 rating among adults 18-49 for Monday night.]
 
8 p.m. - "The Bachelorette" started primetime in first overall for ABC with 7.09 million viewers, coming in second with a 2.1 rating among adults 18-49. FOX's "Hell's Kitchen" was second with 6.16 million viewers and won the hour with a 2.7 key demo rating. Repeats of "How I Met Your Mother" and "2 Broke Girls" averaged 5.19 million viewers and a 1.4 key demo rating for CBS. NBC's hockey coverage was fourth overall with 4.49 million viewers and third with a 1.6 key demo rating. The CW's encore of "Breaking Pointe" averaged 725,000 viewers and a 0.3 key demo.
 
9 p.m. - The second hour of "The Bachelorette" rose to 7.57 million viewers  to win 9 p.m. and finished a close second with a 2.5 rating among adults 18-49. CBS' repeats of "Two and a Half Men" and "Mike & Molly" finished second overall with 6.12 million viewers and fourth in the key demo with a 1.5 rating. "MasterChef," also up from last week, averaged 5.84 million viewers for third and won the hour with a 2.6 key demo rating. NBC's Stanley Cup coverage slipped to 3.93 million viewers and remained third with a 1.6 key demo rating. An encore of "The Catalina" gave The CW 441,000 viewers and a 0.2 key demo rating.
 
10 p.m. - CBS closed primetime in first with 5.71 million viewers for a "Hawaii Five-0" repeat, which came in second with a 1.2 rating among adults 18-49. ABC's "Castle" repeat was second with 5.06 million viewers and third with a 1.1 key demo rating. NBC's Stanley Cup broadcast won the hour with a 1.6 key demo rating and finished third overall with 4.02 million viewers.
 
All ratings information comes from preliminary Fast National Nielsen data, which includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are subject to change, particularly in the case of live events.
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