Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Monday, May 30, 2016

Note: NBC’s live coverage of the NHL Stanley Cup Finals may result in greater adjustments than usual in the final nationals.

The numbers for Monday:

Time Show Adults 18-49 Rating/Share Viewers (millions)
8 p.m. The Bachelorette (ABC) (8-10 p.m.) 1.6/5 5.86
NHL Stanley Cup Finals Game 1 (NBC) (8-11 p.m.) 1.2/4 3.81
So You Think You Can Dance (FOX) – P 1.0/4 3.72
Scorpion (CBS) – R 0.6/2 4.22
Movie: Memorial Day (The CW) (8-10 p.m.) 0.2/1 1.22
9 p.m. Scorpion (CBS) – R 0.7/2 4.52
Houdini & Doyle (FOX) 0.5/1 2.10
10 p.m. Person of Interest (CBS) 0.8/3 5.35
Mistresses (ABC) – P 0.7/2 3.05


Memorial Day meant pretty modest ratings across the board, with the handful of original shows all showing lower numbers.

“The Bachelorette” (1.6 in adults 18-49) led the night but was down 0.4 from its premiere last week. The season premieres of “So You Think You Can Dance: The Next Generation” (1.0) and “Mistresses” (0.7) were off 0.3 and 0.2 vs. last year. “Person of Interest” (0.8) and “Houdini and Doyle” (0.5) each dipped a tenth.

NBC’s coverage of the opening game of the Stanley Cup finals scored a 1.2, pending updates.

Network averages:

Adults 18-49 rating/share 1.3/5 1.2/4 0.7/3 0.7/3 0.2/1
Total Viewers (millions) 4.92 3.81 4.70 2.91 1.22


Late-night metered market ratings to come.

: 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:Rick Porter

Rick Porter has been covering TV since the days when networks sent screeners on VHS, one of which was a teaser for the first season of "American Idol." He's left-handed, makes a very solid grilled cheese and has been editor of TV by the Numbers since October 2015. He lives in Austin.

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