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TV Ratings Monday: 'American Ninja Warrior' & 'MasterChef' Return Down, 'The Bachelorette' & 'Friends With Better Lives' Hit Lows, '24: Live Another Day' Down

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May 27th, 2014

MasterChef Season 5 Premiere

Scoreboard FOX ABC NBC UNI CBS CW
Adults 18-49: rating/Share 1.5/5 1.3/4 1.3/4 1.1/3 1.0/3 0.3/1
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 0.9/3 1.0/4 1.0/3 1.0/4 0.5/2 0.2/1
Total Viewers (million) 4.936 5.276 4.121 2.687 4.996 1.325

Note: In Indianapolis, NBC's lineup aired on a digital subchannel. Coverage of the the Indy 500 Winners Banquet aired on the main NBC affiliate. 

FOX was number one among adults 18-49 while ABC won with total viewers.

On FOX, the season premiere of MasterChef garnered a 1.4 adults 18-49 rating, down 33 percent from a 2.1 for the previous season premiere on Wednesday, May 22, 2013. 24:Live Another Day notched a 1.5, down 12 percent from last week's 1.7 adults 18-49 rating.

On NBC, at 8PM an American Ninja Warrior clip show earned a 0.9 adults 18-49 rating. The season premiere of American Ninja Warrior, from 9-11PM, scored a 1.5 adults 18-49 rating, down 12 percent from a 1.7 for the previous season premiere.

On ABC, The Bachelorette earned a series low 1.4 adults 18-49 rating, down 30 percent from a 1.9 for last week’s premiere.

On CBS Friends With Better Lives scored a series low 1.4, down 13 percent from last week's 1.6 adults 18-49 rating. 48 Hours earned a 0.9, up 13 percent from Saturday’s 0.8 adults 18-49 rating.

Broadcast primetime ratings for Monday, May 26, 2014 (all Live+Same Day ratings):

Time Net Show 18-49 Rtg/Shr Viewers (millions)
8:00 ABC The Bachelorette (8-10PM) 1.4/4 5.74
FOX MasterChef - Season Premiere 1.4/5 4.14
NBC American Ninja Warrior - Clip Show 0.9/3 2.98
CBS 2 Broke Girls - R 1.0/4 4.68
CW Memorial Day (8-10PM) 0.3/1 1.33
8:30 CBS Friends With Better Lives 1.4/4 5.28
9:00 FOX 24: Live Another Day 1.5/4 5.73
NBC American Ninja Warrior (9-11PM) - Season Premiere 1.5/4 4.69
CBS Mike & Molly - R 1.0/3 5.00
9:30 CBS Mom - R 0.9/3 4.83
10:00 CBS 48 Hours 0.9/3 5.10
ABC Castle - R 0.9/3 4.35

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In Late-Night Metered Markets Monday Night:

 

 

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