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Monday Overnights: The Ongoing Stanley Cup Final Leads NBC to Victory

'So You Think You Can Dance' on Fox and 'Whose Line is it Anyway?' on The CW Open New Seasons

MONDAY, JUNE 4, 2018

Household Rating/Share
NBC: 3.9/ 7, ABC: 3.6/ 6, CBS: 2.9/ 5, Fox: 2.3/ 4, CW: 1.1/ 2

-Percent Change From the Year-Ago Evening:
CW: +37, Fox: + 5, CW: + 4, ABC: + 3, NBC: – 2,

-Ratings Breakdown:
The ongoing 2018 Stanley Cup Final led NBC to Monday overnight victory, with an estimated 3.9 rating/7 share in households from 8-11 p.m. As a reminder, results for any live sporting event are always approximate.

There were two season premieres last night: Annual summer reality/competition “So You Think You Can Dance” on Fox and comedic “Whose Line is it Anyway?” on The CW. This now one-hour edition of “So You Think You Can Dance” opened with 2.8/ 5 (#4) in the 8 p.m. hour, which was 22 percent above the 2.3/ 4 for an original installment of “Gotham” on the year-ago evening. And two episodes of “Whose Line is it Anyway” averaged a modest 0.7/ 1 (#5) from 9-10 p.m., which was 50 percent below lead-in “Supergirl” (#5: 1.4/ 3 from 8-9 p.m.).

This fall “Supergirl” moves to Sunday at 8 p.m. on The CW into the upcoming reboot of “Charmed.”

Tops among the regularly scheduled programming was ABC’s veteran “The Bachelorette,” which averaged a typical 4.3/ 7 from 8-10 p.m. Also original were 10 p.m. dramas “Elementary” on CBS (#2L 3.2/ 6), which will return in 2018-19 in midseason, and ABC’s canceled “The Crossing” (#3: 2.2/ 4).

CBS aired repeats of sitcoms “Mom” (#3: 3.0/ 5), “Man With a Plan” (#3t: 2.7/ 5) and “NCIS: New Orleans” (#3: 2.8/ 5) from 8-10 p.m.

What follows are the household overnight ratings for Monday, June 4 broken out by half-hour:

8:00 p.m.
ABC – “The Bachelorette”: 4.7/ 9 (#1)
CBS – “Mom” (R): 3.0/ 5 (#3)
NBC – 2018 Stanley Cup Final: 3.5/ 7 (#2)
Fox – “So You Think You Can Dance” (season premiere): 2.8/ 5 (#4)
CW – “Supergirl”: 1.4/ 3 (#5)

8:30 p.m.
ABC – “The Bachelorette”: 4.3/ 7 (#1)
CBS – “Man With a Plan” (R): 2.7/ 5 (#3t)
NBC – 2018 Stanley Cup Final: 4.2/ 8 (#2)
Fox – “So You Think You Can Dance” (season premiere): 2.7/ 5 (#3t)
CW – “Supergirl”: 1.3/ 2 (#5)

9:00 p.m.
ABC – “The Bachelorette”: 4.3/ 7 (#1)
CBS – “NCIS: New Orleans” (R): 2.8/ 5 (#3)
NBC – 2018 Stanley Cup Final: 3.8/ 7 (#2)
Fox – “9-1-1” (R): 1.9/ 3 (#4)
CW – “Whose Line is it Anyway?” (season premiere): 0.7/ 1 (#5)

9:30 p.m.
ABC – “The Bachelorette”: 4.0/ 7 (#2)
CBS – “NCIS: New Orleans” (R): 2.9/ 5 (#3)
NBC – 2018 Stanley Cup Final: 4.1/ 7 (#1)
Fox – “9-1-1” (R) 1.7/ 3 (#4)
CW – “Whose Line is it Anyway?”: 0.8/ 1 (#5)

10:00 p.m.
ABC – “The Crossing”: 2.3/ 4 (#3)
CBS – “Elementary”: 3.2/ 6 (#2)
NBC – 2018 Stanley Cup Final: 3.6/ 6 (#1)

10:30 p.m.
ABC – “The Crossing”: 2.0/ 4 (#3)
CBS – “Elementary”: 3.1/ 6 (#2)
NBC – 2018 Stanley Cup Final: 4.0/ 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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