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ABC Tops Traditionally Low-Rated Memorial Day Monday

Sluggish Returns for Fox's 'So You Think You Can Dance' and ABC Summer Drama 'Mistresses'

What follows are the fast affiliate results for Monday, May 30 broken out by network and by each half-hour:

-Total Viewers:
ABC: 4.92 million, CBS: 4.70, NBC: 3.80, Fox: 2.91, CW: 1.22

-Adults 18-49:

ABC: 1.3 rating/4 share, NBC: 1.2/ 4, CBS and Fox: 0.7/ 2 each, CW: 0.3/ 1

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8:00 p.m.
ABC – The Bachelorette
Viewers: 5.84 million (#1), A18-49: 1.5/ 5 (#1)

CBS – Scorpion (R)
Viewers: 4.26 million (#2), A18-49: 0.6/ 2 (#4)

NBC – 2016 Stanley Cup Final
Viewers: 3.93 million (#3), A18-49: 1.1/ 4 (#2)

Fox – So You Think You Can Dance (season premiere)
Viewers: 3.76 million (#4), A18-49: 1.0/ 4 (#3)

CW – Movie: Memorial Day (R)
Viewers: 1.26 million (#5), A18-49: 0.3/ 1 (#5)

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8:30 p.m.

ABC – The Bachelorette
Viewers: 5.58 million (#1), A18-49: 1.5/ 5 (#1)

CBS – Scorpion (R)
Viewers: 4.18 million (#3), A18-49: 0.6/ 2 (#4)

NBC – 2016 Stanley Cup Final
Viewers: 4.24 million (#2), A18-49: 1.3/ 4 (#2)

Fox – So You Think You Can Dance (season premiere)
Viewers: 3.68 million (#4), A18-49: 1.0/ 3 (#3)

CW – Movie: Memorial Day (R)
Viewers: 1.23 million (#5), A18-49: 0.3/ 1 (#5)

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9:00 p.m.

ABC – The Bachelorette
Viewers: 5.91 million (#1), A18-49: 1.6/ 5 (#1)

CBS – Scorpion (R)
Viewers: 4.47 million (#2), A18-49: 0.7/ 2 (#3)

NBC – 2016 Stanley Cup Final
Viewers: 3.51 million (#3), A18-49: 1.1/ 3 (#2)

Fox – Houdini & Doyle
Viewers: 2.10 million (#4), A18-49: 0.5/ 2 (#4)

CW – Movie: Memorial Day (R)
Viewers: 1.19 million (#5), A18-49: 0.3/ 1 (#5)

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9:30 p.m.

ABC – The Bachelorette
Viewers: 6.09 million (#1), A18-49: 1.6/ 5 (#1)

CBS – Scorpion (R)
Viewers: 4.57 million (#2), A18-49: 0.7/ 2 (#3)

NBC – 2016 Stanley Cup Final
Viewers: 3.80 million (#3), A18-49: 1.2/ 4 (#2)

Fox – Houdini & Doyle
Viewers: 2.10 million (#4), A18-49: 0.4/ 1 (#4)

CW – Movie: Memorial Day (R)
Viewers: 1.19 million (#5), A18-49: 0.2/ 1 (#5)

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10:00 p.m.

ABC – Mistresses (season premiere)
Viewers: 3.34 million (#3), A18-49: 0.8/ 3 (#2t)

CBS – Person of Interest
Viewers: 5.37 million (#1), A18-49: 0.8/ 3 (#2t)

NBC – 2016 Stanley Cup Final
Viewers: 3.46 million (#2), A18-49: 1.1/ 3 (#1)

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10:30 p.m.

ABC – Mistresses (season premiere)
Viewers: 2.76 million (#3), A18-49: 0.6/ 2 (#3)

CBS – Person of Interest
Viewers: 5.34 million (#1), A18-49: 0.8/ 3 (#2)

NBC – 2016 Stanley Cup Final
Viewers: 3.87 million (#2), A18-49: 1.2/ 4 (#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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  1. From Turner Sports:

    TNT’s Warriors/Thunder Game 7 averaged an 11.2 HH MM rating, cable’s highest rated NBA game telecast of all time based on overnights

    TNT’s Warriors/Thunder telecast on Monday was the highest rated sporting event of Memorial Day weekend on television.

    GSW/OKC averaged 30.9 HH rtg in SF, TNT’s highest rated NBA game ever in that market. Other top markets: OKC (30.0), CLE (20.7) & SAC (19.2)

    • Thanks for posting those numbers, do you think this game cleared 17-18 million viewers? I think the highest number I’ve ever seen for an NBA game on cable was the 16+ million that the Bulls/Heat 2011 ECF games got.

      These NBA Finals are going to be huge this year I think a game 6 or 7 if it happens can easily clear 30 million viewers.

      • The highest the Bulls/Heat reached in 2011 was 11.11 million for Game 1 of that series.

        Last night’s game will break the previous record of 13.346 million of ESPN’s Celtics/Heat Game 7 from June 9, 2012.

  2. Looks like game 7 of the Western Conference Finals on TNT pulled everything down on the broadcasters. Nice start for the Stanley Cup Finals though considering they have a west coast team in this series as I’m sure a Penguins vs. Blackhawks series would’ve gotten some epic numbers this summer.