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Monday Final Ratings: Season Finales of ‘Dancing with the Stars’ and ‘American Idol’ Deliver ABC’s 6-Month Best Audiences in Respective Time Slots

The finale for Dancing with the Stars: Athletes generated ABC’s biggest audience in the Monday 8-9 p.m. time period since November 20, 2017.

ABC’s American Idol season finale pulled the show’s largest Monday night audience of the season and delivered a 6-month high for the network within the Monday 9-11 p.m. time slot in total viewers since November 20, 2017.

(Source: ABC)

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  • What follows are the Live + Same Day rating results for the night’s broadcast network telecasts on Monday, May 21:

    Dancing with the Stars: Athletes (F) (ABC, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 8.771 million viewers
    – 5.5/10 HH
    – 1.1/5 A18-49 (1.5/6 F18-49, 0.8/4 M18-49)
    – 0.8/5 A18-34 (0.9/5 F18-34, 0.6/4 M18-34)
    – 1.7/6 A25-54 (2.1/7 F25-54, 1.2/4 M25-54)

    American Idol (F) (ABC, 9:00 PM, 122 min.)
    – 8.629 million viewers
    – 5.2/10 HH
    – 1.6/6 A18-49 (2.0/8 F18-49, 1.2/5 M18-49)
    – 1.1/6 A18-34 (1.4/7 F18-34, 0.8/5 M18-34)
    – 2.2/7 A25-54 (2.7/8 F25-54, 1.7/6 M25-54)

    The Big Bang Theory (RS) (CBS, 8:00 PM, 30 min.)
    – 6.283 million viewers
    – 3.8/7 HH
    – 1.1/5 A18-49 (1.2/5 F18-49, 0.9/4 M18-49)
    – 0.6/3 A18-34 (0.6/3 F18-34, 0.5/3 M18-34)
    – 1.7/6 A25-54 (2.0/7 F25-54, 1.3/5 M25-54)

    Man with a Plan (F) (CBS, 8:30 PM, 30 min.)
    – 5.690 million viewers
    – 3.5/6 HH
    – 1.0/4 A18-49 (1.2/5 F18-49, 0.8/4 M18-49)
    – 0.5/3 A18-34 (0.5/3 F18-34, 0.4/2 M18-34)
    – 1.7/6 A25-54 (1.9/6 F25-54, 1.4/5 M25-54)

    The Big Bang Theory (RS) (CBS, 9:00 PM, 30 min.)
    – 5.530 million viewers
    – 3.5/6 HH
    – 1.0/4 A18-49 (1.2/4 F18-49, 0.8/3 M18-49)
    – 0.4/2 A18-34 (0.5/2 F18-34, 0.4/2 M18-34)
    – 1.6/5 A25-54 (1.9/6 F25-54, 1.3/4 M25-54)

    Mom (RS) (CBS, 9:30 PM, 30 min.)
    – 4.361 million viewers
    – 2.8/5 HH
    – 0.8/3 A18-49 (0.9/3 F18-49, 0.6/2 M18-49)
    – 0.3/2 A18-34 (0.4/2 F18-34, 0.2/1 M18-34)
    – 1.2/4 A25-54 (1.5/5 F25-54, 1.0/3 M25-54)

    Elementary (CBS, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 4.167 million viewers
    – 2.8/5 HH
    – 0.5/2 A18-49 (0.7/3 F18-49, 0.4/2 M18-49)
    – 0.2/1 A18-34 (0.4/2 F18-34, 0.1/1 M18-34)
    – 0.9/3 A25-54 (1.0/3 F25-54, 0.7/2 M25-54)

    The Voice (NBC, 8:00 PM, 121 min.)
    – 8.665 million viewers
    – 5.3/10 HH
    – 1.5/6 A18-49 (1.9/7 F18-49, 1.1/5 M18-49)
    – 0.9/5 A18-34 (1.1/6 F18-34, 0.7/4 M18-34)
    – 2.1/7 A25-54 (2.6/8 F25-54, 1.5/5 M25-54)

    Running Wild with Bear Grylls (NBC, 10:01 PM, 59 min.)
    – 2.917 million viewers
    – 1.8/4 HH
    – 0.7/3 A18-49 (0.8/3 F18-49, 0.5/2 M18-49)
    – 0.4/2 A18-34 (0.5/2 F18-34, 0.4/2 M18-34)
    – 0.9/3 A25-54 (1.0/3 F25-54, 0.8/3 M25-54)

    Miss USA 2018 (S) (Fox, 8:00 PM, 120 min.)
    – 2.378 million viewers
    – 1.5/3 HH
    – 0.6/3 A18-49 (0.8/3 F18-49, 0.5/2 M18-49)
    – 0.5/3 A18-34 (0.6/3 F18-34, 0.3/2 M18-34)
    – 0.8/3 A25-54 (0.9/3 F25-54, 0.7/2 M25-54)

    Supergirl (CW, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 1.471 million viewers
    – 1.0/2 HH
    – 0.4/2 A18-49 (0.4/2 F18-49, 0.4/2 M18-49)
    – 0.3/2 A18-34 (0.3/2 F18-34, 0.2/2 M18-34)
    – 0.5/2 A25-54 (0.5/2 F25-54, 0.5/2 M25-54)

    iZombie (CW, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 0.637 million viewers
    – 0.4/1 HH
    – 0.2/1 A18-49 (0.3/1 F18-49, 0.2/1 M18-49)
    – 0.1/1 A18-34 (0.2/1 F18-34, 0.1/1 M18-34)
    – 0.3/1 A25-54 (0.3/1 F25-54, 0.2/1 M25-54)

    La Rosa de Guadalupe (Univision, 7:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 1.477 million viewers
    – 0.8/2 HH
    – 0.5/3 A18-49

    El Rico y Lazaro (Univision, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 1.593 million viewers
    – 1.0/2 HH
    – 0.4/2 A18-49

    Papa a Toda Madre (Univision, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 1.247 million viewers
    – 0.7/1 HH
    – 0.4/2 A18-49

    Por Amar Sin Ley (Univision, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 1.313 million viewers
    – 0.8/2 HH
    – 0.4/2 A18-49

    La Tierra Prometida (R) (UniMás, 7:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 0.721 million viewers
    – 0.4/1 HH
    – 0.2/1 A18-49

    Los Mosqueteros (UniMás, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 0.444 million viewers
    – 0.2/0 HH
    – 0.1/1 A18-49

    La Tierra Prometida (UniMás, 9:00 PM, 120 min.)
    – 1.511 million viewers
    – 0.8/1 HH
    – 0.4/2 A18-49

    Caso Cerrado: Edición Estelar (Telemundo, 7:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 1.275 million viewers
    – 0.8/2 HH
    – 0.3/2 A18-49
    – 0.2/2 A18-34

    Mi Familia Perfecta (Telemundo, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 0.914 million viewers
    – 0.5/1 HH
    – 0.3/1 A18-49
    – 0.2/1 A18-34

    Al Otro Lado Del Muro (Telemundo, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 1.095 million viewers
    – 0.7/1 HH
    – 0.4/1 A18-49
    – 0.3/1 A18-34

    El Señor de Los Cielos V (Telemundo, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 1.575 million viewers
    – 0.9/2 HH
    – 0.7/3 A18-49
    – 0.5/3 A18-34

    What follows are the Live + Same Day rating results for the night’s select cable telecasts on Monday, May 21 (with the night’s cable ranks according to total viewers and adults 18-49 in parentheses):

    The Terror (AMC, 9:00 PM, 75 min.)
    – 0.791 million viewers (#38)
    – 0.50 HH (#39)
    – 0.18 A18-49 (#55)
    – 0.07 A18-34 (#88)
    – 0.25 A25-54 (#44)

    Vanderpump Rules (BRAVO, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 1.366 million viewers (#18)
    – 0.94 HH (#17)
    – 0.58 A18-49 (#10)
    – 0.42 A18-34 (#13)
    – 0.73 A25-54 (#8)

    Anderson Cooper 360 (CNN, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 0.883 million viewers (#32)
    – 0.62 HH (#30)
    – 0.19 A18-49 (#51)
    – 0.07 A18-34 (#88)
    – 0.26 A25-54 (#41)

    Anderson Cooper 360 (CNN, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 0.704 million viewers (#46)
    – 0.50 HH (#39)
    – 0.16 A18-49 (#64)
    – 0.05 A18-34 (#94)
    – 0.22 A25-54 (#51)

    CNN Tonight (CNN, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 0.662 million viewers (#51)
    – 0.48 HH (#44)
    – 0.16 A18-49 (#64)
    – 0.05 A18-34 (#94)
    – 0.21 A25-54 (#54)

    Street Outlaws Special (DISC, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 1.047 million viewers (#24)
    – 0.66 HH (#26)
    – 0.40 A18-49 (#16)
    – 0.26 A18-34 (#23)
    – 0.52 A25-54 (#12)

    Street Outlaws Special (DISC, 10:00 PM, 61 min.)
    – 1.000 million viewers (#27)
    – 0.64 HH (#28)
    – 0.38 A18-49 (#17)
    – 0.24 A18-34 (#27)
    – 0.48 A25-54 (#15)

    NBA Pre-Game (ESPN, 7:30 PM, 60 min.)
    – 1.500 million viewers (#14)
    – 1.01 HH (#15)
    – 0.59 A18-49 (#9)
    – 0.53 A18-34 (#11)
    – 0.63 A25-54 (#10)

    NBA Playoffs-Conference Finals Eastern Conference Game 4: Boston Celtics at Cleveland Cavaliers (ESPN, 8:30 PM, 168 min.)
    – 7.775 million viewers (#1)
    – 4.76 HH (#1)
    – 3.06 A18-49 (#1)
    – 2.82 A18-34 (#1)
    – 3.25 A25-54 (#1)

    Best Baker in America 2 (FOOD, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 1.007 million viewers (#26)
    – 0.64 HH (#28)
    – 0.29 A18-49 (#25)
    – 0.30 A18-34 (#19)
    – 0.34 A25-54 (#30)

    Cake Masters (FOOD, 10:00 PM, 30 min.)
    – 0.600 million viewers (#62)
    – 0.39 HH (#59)
    – 0.19 A18-49 (#51)
    – 0.18 A18-34 (#41)
    – 0.22 A25-54 (#51)

    Tucker Carlson Tonight (FOXNC, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 2.649 million viewers (#5)
    – 1.78 HH (#3)
    – 0.29 A18-49 (#25)
    – 0.13 A18-34 (#53)
    – 0.44 A25-54 (#18)

    Hannity (FOXNC, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 3.057 million viewers (#2)
    – 2.10 HH (#2)
    – 0.29 A18-49 (#25)
    – 0.12 A18-34 (#60)
    – 0.50 A25-54 (#13)

    The Ingraham Angle (FOXNC, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 2.502 million viewers (#6)
    – 1.74 HH (#4)
    – 0.24 A18-49 (#36)
    – 0.10 A18-34 (#71)
    – 0.43 A25-54 (#20)

    Love It or List It (HGTV, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 1.258 million viewers (#20)
    – 0.83 HH (#19)
    – 0.28 A18-49 (#30)
    – 0.13 A18-34 (#53)
    – 0.40 A25-54 (#24)

    House Hunters (HGTV, 10:00 PM, 30 min.)
    – 1.439 million viewers (#16)
    – 0.99 HH (#16)
    – 0.32 A18-49 (#21)
    – 0.20 A18-34 (#37)
    – 0.45 A25-54 (#16)

    House Hunters International (HGTV, 10:30 PM, 30 min.)
    – 1.494 million viewers (#15)
    – 1.02 HH (#14)
    – 0.33 A18-49 (#19)
    – 0.25 A18-34 (#24)
    – 0.43 A25-54 (#20)

    American Pickers (HIST, 9:00 PM, 64 min.)
    – 1.391 million viewers (#17)
    – 0.88 HH (#18)
    – 0.26 A18-49 (#33)
    – 0.19 A18-34 (#39)
    – 0.38 A25-54 (#27)

    Pawn Stars (HIST, 10:04 PM, 30 min.)
    – 1.249 million viewers (#21)
    – 0.77 HH (#21)
    – 0.25 A18-49 (#35)
    – 0.18 A18-34 (#41)
    – 0.35 A25-54 (#29)

    Dead of Night (ID, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 0.950 million viewers (#29)
    – 0.68 HH (#23)
    – 0.22 A18-49 (#39)
    – 0.12 A18-34 (#60)
    – 0.34 A25-54 (#30)

    All In with Chris Hayes (MSNBC, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 1.604 million viewers (#13)
    – 1.14 HH (#13)
    – 0.18 A18-49 (#55)
    – 0.04 A18-34 (#100)
    – 0.26 A25-54 (#41)

    Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 2.450 million viewers (#7)
    – 1.70 HH (#5)
    – 0.28 A18-49 (#30)
    – 0.10 A18-34 (#71)
    – 0.41 A25-54 (#22)

    Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell (MSNBC, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 1.934 million viewers (#11)
    – 1.37 HH (#9)
    – 0.22 A18-49 (#39)
    – 0.08 A18-34 (#83)
    – 0.33 A25-54 (#32)

    Teen Mom II Season 8B (MTV, 9:00 PM, 61 min.)
    – 1.273 million viewers (#19)
    – 0.81 HH (#20)
    – 0.68 A18-49 (#8)
    – 0.70 A18-34 (#4)
    – 0.67 A25-54 (#9)

    Teen Mom: Young & Pregnant (MTV, 10:01 PM, 61 min.)
    – 0.901 million viewers (#31)
    – 0.57 HH (#33)
    – 0.50 A18-49 (#11)
    – 0.57 A18-34 (#9)
    – 0.45 A25-54 (#16)

    NHL Conference Finals Eastern Conference Game 6: Tampa Bay Lightning at Washington Capitals (NBCSN, 8:02 PM, 174 min.)
    – 2.112 million viewers (#9)
    – 1.23 HH (#11)
    – 0.70 A18-49 (#7)
    – 0.62 A18-34 (#8)
    – 0.85 A25-54 (#7)

    Who Do You Think You Are (TLC, 9:00 PM, 62 min.)
    – 0.814 million viewers (#37)
    – 0.57 HH (#33)
    – 0.17 A18-49 (#61)
    – 0.07 A18-34 (#88)
    – 0.23 A25-54 (#48)

    Who Do You Think You Are (TLC, 10:02 PM, 62 min.)
    – 0.623 million viewers (#56)
    – 0.45 HH (#49)
    – 0.13 A18-49 (#79)
    – 0.06 A18-34 (#91)
    – 0.16 A25-54 (#74)

    WWE Raw (USA, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 2.792 million viewers (#3)
    – 1.67 HH (#6)
    – 0.91 A18-49 (#3)
    – 0.68 A18-34 (#5)
    – 1.06 A25-54 (#2)

    WWE Raw (USA, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 2.767 million viewers (#4)
    – 1.66 HH (#7)
    – 0.90 A18-49 (#4)
    – 0.66 A18-34 (#7)
    – 1.05 A25-54 (#3)

    WWE Raw (USA, 10:00 PM, 68 min.)
    – 2.447 million viewers (#8)
    – 1.48 HH (#8)
    – 0.85 A18-49 (#5)
    – 0.68 A18-34 (#5)
    – 0.96 A25-54 (#5)

    Love & Hip Hop Atlanta 7 (VH1, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 2.032 million viewers (#10)
    – 1.35 HH (#10)
    – 1.01 A18-49 (#2)
    – 0.91 A18-34 (#2)
    – 1.05 A25-54 (#3)

    Basketball Wives 7 (VH1, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 1.711 million viewers (#12)
    – 1.18 HH (#12)
    – 0.82 A18-49 (#6)
    – 0.71 A18-34 (#3)
    – 0.89 A25-54 (#6)

    Shaunie’s Home Court 1B (VH1, 10:00 PM, 30 min.)
    – 1.102 million viewers (#23)
    – 0.76 HH (#22)
    – 0.49 A18-49 (#12)
    – 0.41 A18-34 (#14)
    – 0.55 A25-54 (#11)

    Shaunie’s Home Court 1B (VH1, 10:30 PM, 30 min.)
    – 0.978 million viewers (#28)
    – 0.67 HH (#25)
    – 0.44 A18-49 (#14)
    – 0.33 A18-34 (#15)
    – 0.49 A25-54 (#14)

    Source: Live+Same Day data, Nielsen Media Research

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      • American Idol (ABC, 5/21/18) in total viewers (adults 18-49 rating/share)

        9:00 p.m. 8.444 million (1.5/6)
        9:30 p.m. 8.036 million (1.6/6)
        10:00 p.m. 8.917 million (1.7/7)
        10:30 p.m. 9.003 million (1.7/7)