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[05/28/19 - 08:16 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: Stanley Cup Finals Open on Top for NBC
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 10 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (5/27/19):

NBC (5.145 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.5, #1) was the network to beat on Monday with its coverage of the "Stanley Cup Finals, Game 1" (5.145 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.5, #1).

ABC (4.225 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #2) then had to settle for second with a new "The Bachelorette" (4.681 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #2) and a repeat "Celebrity Family Feud" (3.311 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #3).

Next up was FOX (2.326 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #3) with a new "Beat Shazam" (2.445 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) and a repeat "9-1-1" (2.206 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T5).

Meanwhile, CBS (3.322 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.4, #4) opted for an all-repeat lineup of "The Neighborhood" (3.828 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T5), "Man with a Plan" (3.293 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T7), "The Code" (2.710 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T7) and "Bull" (3.694 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T7).

And finally, The CW (1.084 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) closed out the evening with an encore of "The 4th Annual Howie Mandel Stand-Up Extravaganza" (1.084 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.2, #10).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
-8.33% - The Bachelorette
-14.29% - Beat Shazam

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+20.00% - Beat Shazam (vs. Lucifer)
-6.25% - Stanley Cup Finals, Game 1
-21.43% - The Bachelorette

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

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Here are the highlights of the 11 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (5/28/18):

NBC (4.840 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.6, #1) landed in the top spot on Monday thanks to its coverage of the "Stanley Cup Finals, Game 1" (4.840 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.6, #1).

ABC (4.613 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #2) then had to settle for the silver with the return of "The Bachelorette" (5.554 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.4, #2) and a new "The Crossing" (2.732 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T4).

Next up was CBS (3.878 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T3) with repeats of "Mom" (4.124 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #3), "Man with a Plan" (3.652 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T4), "NCIS: New Orleans" (3.789 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T8) and a new "Elementary" (3.958 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T8).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.410 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T3) offered up a special "Lucifer" (2.571 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T4) and a second "Lucifer" (2.250 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T4).

And finally, a new "Supergirl" (1.563 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T8) and the season finale of "iZombie" (0.760 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.2, #11) rounded out the evening on The CW (1.161 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - The Crossing (vs. 5/14/18)
-20.00% - Elementary
-20.00% - Supergirl
-33.33% - iZombie
-37.50% - Lucifer (vs. 5/14/18)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+100.00% - Supergirl (vs. Supergirl (Repeat))
0.00% - The Crossing (vs. Still Star-Crossed)
0.00% - Stanley Cup Finals, Game 1
-6.67% - The Bachelorette
-20.00% - Elementary (vs. Scorpion (Repeat))
-20.00% - iZombie (vs. Whose Line Is It Anyway?)
-44.44% - Lucifer - 8:00 (vs. Gotham)
-44.44% - Lucifer - 9:00

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

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Source: Nielsen Media Research





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