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‘Dancing With the Stars’ and ‘The Bachelorette Return’ Lead ABC to Overnight Monday Victory

'Gotham' on Fox and 'The Odd Couple' on CBS Conclude for the Season

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What follows are the metered market (overnight) results in households by network and by half-hour for Monday, May 23:

Household Rating/Share
ABC: 6.2/10, NBC: 5.8/ 9, CBS: 3.5/ 6, Fox: 2.2/ 3, CW: 0.9/ 1

Percent Change From the Year-Ago Evening:

CBS: +94, NBC: +87, Fox and CW: +29 each, CBS: + 9
Note: “Dancing With the Stars” and “The Voice” had already concluded their seasons by last year at this time.

8:00 p.m.
ABC – “Dancing With the Stars”: 8.7 rating/15 share (#1)
CBS – “The Price Is Right Primetime Edition” (“Survivor”): 3.9/ 7 (#3)
NBC – “The Voice”: 6.5/11 (#3)
Fox – “Gotham” (season finale): 2.7/ 5 (#4)
CW – “Reign”: 0.8/ 1 (#5)

8:30 p.m.
ABC – “Dancing With the Stars”: 9.1/14 (#1)
CBS – “The Price Is Right Primetime Edition” (“Survivor”): 3.9/ 6 (#3)
NBC – “The Voice”: 6.5/10 (#3)
Fox – “Gotham” (season finale): 2.7/ 4 (#4)
CW – “Reign”: 0.7/ 1 (#5)

9:00 p.m.
ABC – “The Bachelorette” (season premiere): 5.3/ 8 (#2) – Last year’s season opener: 5.1/ 8 on 5/18/15
CBS – “The Odd Couple”: 3.0/ 5 (#3)
NBC – “The Voice”: 6.9/11 (#1)
Fox – “Houdini & Doyle”: 1.7/ 3 (#4)
CW – “Whose Line is it Anyway?” (season premiere): 1.0/ 1 (#5)

9:30 p.m.
ABC – “The Bachelorette” (season premiere): 4.9/ 8 (#2)
CBS – “The Odd Couple” (season finale): 3.0/ 5 (#3)
NBC – “The Voice”: 6.8/10 (#1)
Fox – “Houdini & Doyle”: 1.7/ 3 (#4)
CW – “Whose Line is it Anyway?” (season premiere): 1.0/ 2 (#5)

10:00 p.m.
ABC – “The Bachelorette” (season premiere): 4.6/ 7 (#1)
CBS – “Person of Interest”: 3.7/ 6 (#3)
NBC – “Blindspot” (season finale): 4.3/ 7 (#2)

10:30 p.m.
ABC – “The Bachelorette” (season premiere): 4.6/ 8 (#1)
CBS – “Person of Interest”: 3.6/ 6 (#3)
NBC – “Blindspot” (season finale): 3.8/ 7 (#2)

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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  1. It’s very rare nowadays to see all five networks *up* from the year-ago evening. However, due to a calendar fluke, 52 weeks ago was Memorial Day, meaning the TV season was already over.