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[05/28/13 - 08:28 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, "The Voice" Top Holiday Race
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for monday, may 27, 2013)

Here are the highlights of the 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night:

NBC (9.410 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.7, #1) was the network to beat on the holiday thanks to new episodes of "The Voice" (10.876 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.1, #1) and "Revolution" (6.479 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.9, #T2).

ABC (5.791 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.7, #2) then claimed the silver with the return of "The Bachelorette" (5.883 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.9, #T2) followed by the special "20/20: Bringing Up Baby - Royal Edition" (5.606 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #4).

Next up was CBS (4.353 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #3) and its all-repeat lineup of "How I Met Your Mother" (3.595 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T8), "Rules of Engagement" (3.661 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T8), "2 Broke Girls" (4.214 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.0, #7), "Mike & Molly" (4.669 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T5) and "Hawaii Five-0" (4.989 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T5).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.438 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) offered up its mix of "Raising Hope" (1.765 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #10), "The Goodwin Games" (1.366 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T11), "New Girl" (1.323 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T11) and "The Mindy Project" (1.296 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T11).

And finally, the aptly scheduled feature "Memorial Day" (1.529 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #14) on The CW (1.529 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5) closed out the evening. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), the film delivered a 0.3 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Revolution
-8.82% - The Voice
-14.29% - The Goodwin Games

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+111.11% - Revolution (vs. Grimm (Repeat))
+62.50% - 20/20: Bringing Up Baby - Royal Edition (vs. Castle (Repeat))
+31.91% - The Voice (vs. America's Got Talent/American Ninja Warrior)
+5.56% - The Bachelorette
-14.29% - The Goodwin Games (vs. House (Repeat))

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 (5/28/12):

NBC (6.18 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.9, #1) was the top draw on Memorial Day with new episodes of "America's Got Talent" (10.03 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.7, #1), "American Ninja Warrior" (5.73 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.0, #2) and a repeat of "Grimm" (2.78 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.9, #9).

The silver then went to ABC (5.23 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.5, #2) with a new "The Bachelorette" (5.73 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.8, #3) followed by a repeat of "Castle" (4.21 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T10).

Next up was CBS (5.06 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3) and its all-repeat mix of "How I Met Your Mother" (3.83 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T7), "2 Broke Girls" (4.20 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T7), "Two and a Half Men" (5.86 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #4), "Mike & Molly" (5.49 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T5) and "Hawaii Five-0" (5.51 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T5).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.42 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4) offered up repeats of "House" (2.30 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.7, #12) and another "House" (2.55 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T10).

And finally, repeats of "Gossip Girl" (0.56 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T13) and "Hart of Dixie" (0.80 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T13) on The CW (0.68 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) closed out the evening. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Gossip" delivered a 0.3 rating while "Dixie" posted a 0.3 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
-12.90% - America's Got Talent
-16.67% - American Ninja Warrior
-25.00% - The Bachelorette

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+200.00% - America's Got Talent (vs. Minute to Win It (Repeat))
+81.82% - American Ninja Warrior (vs. Law & Order: Criminal Intent)
-14.29% - The Bachelorette

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

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Source: Nielsen Media Research





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