TV Ratings Monday:'The Bachelorette' Premieres Down, 'The Voice' Falls, 'Revolution' & 'The Goodwin Games' Flat

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May 28th, 2013

The Bachelorette Premiere May 27 2013

Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 2.7/7 1.7/5 1.5/4 1.1/3 0.6/2 0.4/1
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 1.9/6 1.3/4 1.4/4 0.6/2 0.4/1 0.3/1
Total Viewers (million) 9.410 5.791 3.436 4.353 1.438 1.529


NOTE: A18-49 usage was up +4% from 8-10pm and +3% from 8-11pm last night versus last Monday

NBC was number one with adults 18-49, and with total viewers.

On NBC, The Voice hit a series low for a performance show with a 3.1 adults 18-49 rating, down 11 percent from last week's 3.5. Revolution earned a 1.9 adults 18-49 rating, even with last week.  Your predictions were a little optimistic.

On ABC, the season premiere of The Bachelorette scored a 1.9 adults 18-49 rating down 27 percent from a 2.6 for last season’s 90 minute premiere on May 14, 2012, which followed a new episode of Dancing With the Stars. It was the show’s lowest rated premiere ever. A special episode of 20/20, Bringing Up Baby: Royal Edition about the British royals earned a 1.3 adults 18-49 rating, even with Motive’s performance in the time period last week.

On FOX, The Goodwin Games garnered a 0.6 adults 18-49 rating, even with last week’s series premiere.

On The CW, the movie Memorial Day scored a 0.4 adults 18-49 rating.


Broadcast primetime ratings for Monday, May 27, 2013:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rtg/Shr Viewers (millions)
8:00 NBC The Voice (8-10PM) 3.1/9 10.88
ABC The Bachelorette (8-10PM) Season Premiere 1.9/5 5.88
CBS How I Met Your Mother - R 0.9/3 3.60
FOX Raising Hope - R 0.7/2 1.77
CW Memorial Day (8-10PM) 0.4/1 1.53
8:30 CBS Rules of Engagement - R 0.9/2 3.66
FOX The Goodwin Games 0.6/2 1.366
9:00 CBS 2 Broke Girls - R 1.0/3 4.21
FOX New Girl - R 0.6/2 1.32
9:30 CBS Mike & Molly - R 1.2/3 4.67
FOX The Mindy Project - R 0.6/1 1.30
10:00 NBC Revolution 1.9/5 6.48
ABC 20/20 1.3/4 5.61
CBS Hawaii Five-0 - R 1.2/3 4.99


In Late-Night Metered Markets Monday night:



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  • Cougar Town Forever

    Didn’t even realize the Bachelorette was on last night. It don’t think airing the season premiere of one of ABC’s highest rated programs on Memorial Day was a good idea. The last season of the Bachelor was pulling 3’s towards the end. Lets see how this season fares.

  • TV Viewer

    When is CBS going to air the season finale of Mike and Molly (prempted because of Moore, Okla), where Molly says she is pregnant?

  • CBSviewer

    Good to see Hawaii Five-0 as CBS highest rated repeat of the night.

  • CBSviewer

    @ TV viewer

    When is CBS going to air the season finale of Mike and Molly (prempted because of Moore, Okla), where Molly says she is pregnant?

    Thursday at 8:30 after The Big Bang Theory.

  • rick

    “Reality” tv has seen it’s best days and is sliding down further all the time.

  • Pete Murphy

    Great episode of Revolution last night. Nice to see it won the time slot and is staying steady at 1.9/2.0. It also gained almost a million viewers from last week, I think last week it was 5.64 million, this week it’s 6.48 million. Great numbers especially for an NBC show.

  • CrimTV


    Revolution’s season finale WILL have The Voice as it’s lead-in


    To be honest the voice went up in viewership versus last week but demos went down. Again these are solid numbers for off season and also again it was a big holiday yesterday lots people were out and about. The talent is really stellar this season on the voice.

  • CrimTV

    Revolution’s audience does not rely on The Voice. Last few weeks ratings show this:

    The Voice – 4.1 / 3.8 / 3.5 / 3.1
    Revolution – 2.0 / 1.9 / 1.9 / 1.9

    This shows it’s audience does not completely rely on The Voice. And Revolution, although staying at the same 18-49 number, rose 840,000 viewers from 5.64 to 6.48. Yes I know that total viewers don’t matter and yes this is subject to change in the finals, but still. Revolution is not a failure.

  • BxActor

    Im sorry but Revolution lmao

  • Sri Racha

    lol at Goodwin Games. It has some funny parts and T.J. Miller can be hilarious, but Fox really screwed this show over

  • Carmen

    I kind of like the Goodwin Games. I’ll watch the remaining episodes until it’s gone.

  • rgxx

    REVOLUTION was good last night…one episode to go this year…hope it won’t lose audience next year.

    Good News for the REVOLUTIONS NEW Time spot: Not much competition.
    Bad News – 8pm/ -7CENTRAL!! is way too early for an action show like this…

    …the violence will have to be more tame at such an early slot – plus 7pm in the central time…many people still eating dinner. Too early for Nielson Viweers – the ones that actually matter of what stays and what goes.

  • rgxx

    this site needs spell check or an EDIT button!

  • rgxx

    Raising Hope repeats better than New Girl – wow!

  • Jenny

    Raising Hope repeating better then New Girl, The Mindy Project, and a new Goodwin Games. Impressive!

  • JJ

    If Revolution can’t manage to get a 2.0 with The Voice as a lead in I’d hate to see the ratings next season when it doesn’t have that benefit.

  • JacobYates

    Goodwin Games beaten by a Raising Hope rerun. That’s just sad. Will FOX even make a formal cancellation or do they just expect people to know?

  • david

    The movie on CW did good.

  • Freddy Arrow


    “Why did ABC premiere The Bachelorette on Memorial Day?! How stupid are the people running that network?!”

    The holiday weekend is over by Monday night. Doesn’t seem any different than premiering a show on a regular Sunday to me.

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