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Monday Overnights: Respectable Return for ‘The Bachelorette’ on ABC

Game One of the Stanley Cup Final Leads NBC to Victory

MONDAY, MAY 28, 2018

Household Rating/Share
NBC: 3.7/ 7, ABC: 3.3/ 6, CBS: 2.6/ 5, Fox: 1.8/ 3, CW: 0.8/ 2

Note: Comparisons to the year-ago evening were not available.

-Ratings Breakdown:
Game one of the Stanley Cup Final, Washington Capitals at Vegas Golden Knights, led NBC to victory on this first Monday of the summer 2018 television season. Keeping in mind that all live events are approximate, this game one match-up averaged a 3.7 rating/7 share in households in primetime . The game ran until 11:12 p.m. ET.

In season-premiere news, ABC’s perennial “The Bachelorette” returned with a dominant 4.0/ 7 in the 8-10 p.m. ET block, which is what you would refer to as typical. And it led into a mere 1.9/ 3 (#3) for drama “The Crossing” at 10 p.m., which earned its cancellation stripes.

In season-finale news was The CW’s “iZombie,” which scored a 0.6/ 1 (#5) at 9 p.m. out of 1 1.1/ 2 for “Supergirl” at 8 p.m. :iZombie,” which returns in midseason, will conclude in 2019. And “Supergirl” shifts to Sunday at 8 p.m. into the reboot of “Charmed.”

On Fox, the remaining two episodes of canceled sophomore drama “Lucifer” averaged a 1.8/ 3 from 8-10 p.m.

Also original last night was CBS crime solver “Elementary” at a typically lackluster 2.8/ 5 in the household overnights from 10-11 p.m. The rest of the evening was all repeats.

What follows are the household overnight ratings for Monday, May 28 broken out by half-hour:

8:00 p.m.
ABC – “The Bachelorette” (season premiere): 4.1/ 7 (#1)
CBS – “Mom” (R): 2.8/ 5 (#3)
NBC – 2018 Stanley Cup Final: 3.5/ 7 (#2)
Fox – “Lucifer”: 2.0/ 3 (#4)
CW – “Supergirl”: 1.2/ 2 (#5)

8:30 p.m.
ABC – “The Bachelorette” (season premiere): 4.0/ 7 (#1t)
CBS – “Man With a Plan” (R): 2.3/ 4 (#3)
NBC – 2018 Stanley Cup Final: 4.0/ 7 (#1t)
Fox – “Lucifer”: 1.9/ 3 (#4)
CW – “Supergirl”: 1.1/ 2 (#5)

9:00 p.m.
ABC – “The Bachelorette” (season premiere): 4.0/ 7 (#1)
CBS – “NCIS: New Orleans” (R): 2.8/ 5 (#3)
NBC – 2018 Stanley Cup Final: 3.4/ 6 (#2)
Fox – “Lucifer”: 1.7/ 3 (#4)
CW – “iZombie” (season finale): 0.6/ 1 (#5)

9:30 p.m.
ABC – “The Bachelorette” (season premiere): 3.9/ 6 (#11)
CBS – “NCIS: New Orleans” (R): 2.5/ 4 (#3)
NBC – 2018 Stanley Cup Final: 3.9/ 6 (#1t)
Fox – “Lucifer”: 1.7/ 3 (#4)
CW – “iZombie” (season finale): 0.5/ 1 (#5)

10:00 p.m.
ABC – “The Crossing”: 2.0/ 4 (#3)
CBS – “Elementary”: 2.8/ 5 (#1)
NBC – 2018 Stanley Cup Final: 3.5/ 6 (#1)

10:30 p.m.
ABC – “The Crossing”: 1.8/ 3 (#3)
CBS – “Elementary”: 2.7/ 5 (#1)
NBC – 2018 Stanley Cup Final: 3.8/ 7 (#1)

Source: Nielsen Media Research

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of the “Mr. Television” for Campaign US (www.campaignlive.com). Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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