Even with its lowest rated performance episode ever, "The Voice
" had no trouble leading NBC past ABC and the latest "Bachelorette" premiere on Monday night.
" was well below the premiere of last summer's installment, though that's a woefully irrelevant comparison given that last year's launch was done in-season after a relatively robust episode of "Dancing with the Stars."
There weren't many other Monday notables, but FOX's DOA "The Goodwin Games
" continued to struggle in its second airing. In fact, FOX finished behind The CW overall for Monday night.
Among adults 18-49, NBC averaged a 2.6 rating for Monday night, well ahead of ABC's 1.6 rating in the key demographic. CBS averaged a 1.0 key demo rating, followed by FOX's 0.6 key demo rating and The CW's 0.4 key demo rating.
Overall, NBC averaged an estimated 9.41 million viewers and a 5.7 rating/9 share for Monday, easily beating ABC's 3.9/6 and 5.79 million viewers. CBS was third with 4.35 million viewers and a 2.9/5. The CW averaged 1.53 million viewers and a 1.0/2, compared to the 1.0/2 and 1.44 million viewers.
[Univision averaged 3.44 million viewers and a 1.4 rating among adults 18-49 for Monday night.]
8 p.m. - "The Voice" won the 8 p.m. hour for NBC with 10.33 million viewers and a 2.8 rating among adults 18-49. ABC's "The Bachelorette" was far back with 5.71 million viewers and a 1.7 key demo rating. CBS' repeats of "How I Met Your Mother" and "Rules of Engagement" averaged 3.63 million viewers and a 0.8 key demo rating. The CW's airing of the movie "Memorial Day" averaged 1.58 million viewers and a 0.5 key demo rating, compared to FOX's "Raising Hope" repeat (1.765 million and a 0.7 key demo) and a new "Goodwin Games" (1.37 million viewers and a 0.6 key demo).
9 p.m. - "The Voice" rose to 11.42 million viewers and a 3.2 rating among adults 18-49 for NBC in the 9 p.m. hour. ABC's "The Bachelorette" also rose a little with 6.055 million viewers and a 1.9 key demo rating. Repeats of "2 Broke Girls" and "Mike & Molly" averaged 4.44 million viewers and a 1.1 key demo rating on CBS. The CW's "Memorial Day" averaged 1.48 million viewers and a 0.4 key demo rating, with FOX's "New Girl" repeats averaging 1.31 million viewers and a 0.6 key demo rating.
10 p.m. -
" won the 10 p.m. hour with 6.48 million viewers and a 1.9 rating among adults 18-49 for NBC. ABC's "20/20" special focusing on The Royals averaged 5.61 million viewers and a 1.2 key demo rating, while CBS' "Hawaii Five-0" repeat averaged 4.99 million viewers and a 1.2 key demo rating.
All ratings information comes from preliminary Fast National Nielsen data, which includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are subject to change.
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