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[05/28/14 - 02:37 PM]
Monday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: ESPN Continues Hot Streak with NBA Playoffs
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

select final nielsen ratings
(national numbers for monday, may 26, 2014)

Here are the highlights of 38 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast and cable networks last night, courtesy of TravisYanan:

NBA Playoffs: Pacers at Heat - ESPN
7.038 million viewers, #1; 3.560 million adults 18-49 (2.80 rating), #1

The Bachelorette (8:00, 120 Minutes) - ABC
6.028 million viewers, #2; 1.975 million adults 18-49 (1.56 rating), #3

24: Live Another Day (9:00) - FOX
5.712 million viewers, #3; 1.872 million adults 18-49 (1.47 rating), #6

Friends with Better Lives (8:30) - CBS
5.314 million viewers, #4; 1.785 million adults 18-49 (1.41 rating), #7

48 Hours (10:00) - CBS
5.048 million viewers, #5; 1.156 million adults 18-49 (0.91 rating), #14

American Ninja Warrior (9:00, 120 Minutes) - NBC
4.653 million viewers, #6; 1.975 million adults 18-49 (1.56 rating), #4

MasterChef (8:00) - FOX
4.260 million viewers, #7; 1.887 million adults 18-49 (1.49 rating), #5

WWE Raw (9:00) - USA
3.858 million viewers, #8; 1.692 million adults 18-49 (1.33 rating), #8

WWE Raw (8:00) - USA
3.538 million viewers, #9; 1.503 million adults 18-49 (1.18 rating), #10

Petals on the Wind (9:00) - Lifetime
3.418 million viewers, #10; 1.465 million adults 18-49 (1.15 rating), #11

WWE Raw (10:00) - USA
3.411 million viewers, #11; 1.556 million adults 18-49 (1.23 rating), #9

The World Wars (9:00) - History
3.391 million viewers, #12; 1.307 million adults 18-49 (1.03 rating), #13

Love & Hip Hop Atlanta (8:00) - VH1
3.004 million viewers, #13; 1.995 million adults 18-49 (1.57 rating), #2

Countdown to American Ninja Warrior 2014 (8:00) - NBC
2.913 million viewers, #14; 1.070 million adults 18-49 (0.84 rating), #16

Hit the Floor (9:00) - VH1
2.358 million viewers, #15; 1.399 million adults 18-49 (1.10 rating), #12

NBA Pre-Game - ESPN
1.982 million viewers, #16; 0.962 million adults 18-49 (0.76 rating), #17

The Boondocks (10:30) - Adult Swim
1.961 million viewers, #17; 1.111 million adults 18-49 (0.88 rating), #15

House Hunters (10:00) - HGTV
1.782 million viewers, #18; 0.518 million adults 18-49 (0.41 rating), #24

House Hunters International (10:30) - HGTV
1.738 million viewers, #19; 0.518 million adults 18-49 (0.41 rating), #25

NHL Playoffs: Blackhawks at Kings - NBCSN
1.702 million viewers, #20; 0.884 million adults 18-49 (0.70 rating), #18

Real Housewives of Orange County (9:00) - Bravo
1.638 million viewers, #21; 0.874 million adults 18-49 (0.69 rating), #19

Lizard Lick Towing (10:00) - truTV
1.261 million viewers, #22; 0.617 million adults 18-49 (0.49 rating), #20

Vegas Rat Rods (9:00) - Discovery
1.202 million viewers, #23; 0.594 million adults 18-49 (0.47 rating), #21

Mystery Diners (10:00) - Food
1.171 million viewers, #24; 0.586 million adults 18-49 (0.46 rating), #22

River Monsters (9:00) - Animal Planet
1.062 million viewers, #25; 0.471 million adults 18-49 (0.37 rating), #26

#BikerLive (10:00) - Discovery
0.938 million viewers, #26; 0.470 million adults 18-49 (0.37 rating), #27

Disappeared: Missing in Maui (10:00) - ID
0.912 million viewers, #27; 0.309 million adults 18-49 (0.24 rating), #29

16 & Pregnant (10:00) - MTV
0.795 million viewers, #28; 0.528 million adults 18-49 (0.42 rating), #23

Rewrapped (8:00) - Food
0.786 million viewers, #29; 0.414 million adults 18-49 (0.33 rating), #28

American River Renegades (10:00) - Animal Planet
0.729 million viewers, #30; 0.306 million adults 18-49 (0.24 rating), #30

Best Funeral Ever (10:00)* - TLC
0.576 million viewers, #31; 0.196 million adults 18-49 (0.15 rating), #36

Hotel Impossible (10:00) - Travel
0.563 million viewers, #32; 0.295 million adults 18-49 (0.23 rating), #31

Live from E! (8:00) - E!
0.546 million viewers, #33; 0.271 million adults 18-49 (0.21 rating), #34

Bizarre Foods America (9:00)* - Travel
0.543 million viewers, #34; 0.232 million adults 18-49 (0.18 rating), #35

Louie (10:00) - FX
0.506 million viewers, #35; 0.280 million adults 18-49 (0.24 rating), #32

Louie (10:30) - FX
0.435 million viewers, #36; 0.276 million adults 18-49 (0.22 rating), #33

BRC 2014: Best Ranger (8:00)* - FS1
0.148 million viewers, #37; 0.030 million adults 18-49 (0.02 rating), #38

Years of Living Dangerously (8:00)* - Showtime
0.108 million viewers, #38; 0.039 million adults 18-49 (0.03 rating), #37

[EDITOR'S NOTE: * denotes individual program numbers were not available so the network's primetime average is listed]

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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