Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Monday, May 27, 2019

Note: NBC’s live NHL broadcast may result in greater adjustments than usual for the network in the final ratings.

The numbers for Monday:

Time Show Adults 18-49 rating/share
Viewers (millions)
8 p.m. 2019 Stanley Cup Finals Game 1 (NBC) (8-11 p.m.) – S 1.5/7 5.15
The Bachelorette (ABC) (8-10 p.m.) 1.1/5 4.68
Beat Shazam (FOX) 0.6/3 2.45
The Neighborhood (CBS) – R 0.5/2 3.83
Howie Mandel Stand-Up Extravaganza (The CW) (8-10 p.m.) – R 0.2/1 1.08
8:30 p.m. Man with a Plan (CBS) – R 0.4/2 3.29
9 p.m. 9-1-1 (FOX) – R 0.5/2 2.21
The Code (CBS) – R 0.4/2 2.71
10 p.m. Celebrity Family Feud (ABC) – R 0.7/3 3.31
Bull (CBS) – R 0.4/2 3.69


NBC’s broadcast of Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals unsurprisingly led the Monday primetime ratings this week.

Pending updates, the Bruins vs. Blues game raked in a 1.5 average rating in adults 18-49 with 5.15 million viewers, down just slightly from the 1.6 preliminary and 1.7 final ratings that the network’s Game 1 broadcast scored a year ago. It was the night’s highest-rated and most-watched broadcast.

ABC’s “The Bachelorette” came second with a 1.1 and 4.68 million viewers, down a tenth from its 1.2 last week. A “Celebrity Family Feud” rerun was its lead-out, posting a 0.7 at 10 p.m.

Elsewhere, FOX’s “Beat Shazam” similarly ticked down from its season premiere’s 0.7 to a 0.6 this week. CBS and the CW, meanwhile, took the night off.

Network averages:

Adults 18-49 rating/share 1.5/7 1.0/5 0.6/3 0.4/2 0.2/1
Total Viewers (millions) 5.15 4.22 2.33 3.38 1.08



Rating: Estimated percentage of the universe of TV households (or other specified group) tuned to a program in the average minute. Ratings are expressed as a percent.
Fast Affiliate Ratings: These first national ratings are available at approximately 11 a.m. ET the day after telecast. The figures may include stations that did not air the entire network feed, as well as local news breaks or cutaways for local coverage or other programming. Fast Affiliate ratings are not as useful for live programs and are likely to differ significantly from the final results, because the data reflect normal broadcast feed patterns. 
Share (of Audience): 
The percent of households (or persons) using television who are tuned to a specific program, station or network in a specific area at a specific time. 
Time Shifted Viewing:
 Program ratings for national sources are produced in three streams of data – Live, Live +Same-Day and Live +7 Day. Time-shifted figures account for incremental viewing that takes place with DVRs. Live+SD includes viewing during the same broadcast day as the original telecast, with a cut-off of 3 a.m. local time when meters transmit daily viewing to Nielsen for processing. Live +7 ratings include  viewing that takes place during the 7 days following a telecast.

Source: The Nielsen Company.

Posted by:Alex Welch

Alex Welch has been writing for TV by the Numbers since January 2016. In his off time he enjoys rewatching old episodes of Game of Thrones and unironically singing along to ABBA. Every now and then, he even does them at the same time. He lives in Los Angeles.

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