Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 1.9/5 1.5/4 1.2/3 1.2/3 0.8/2 0.3/1
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share  1.3/4 1.2/4 1.3/4 0.7/2 0.6/2 0.2/1
Total Viewers (million) 6.180 5.226 2.997 5.063 2.421 0.678

NBC was the top rated network in adults 18-49 and total viewers on a repeat filled Memorial Day. All networks other than NBC opted to classify their programming as specials due to the holiday.

On NBC, America’s Got Talent earned a 2.7 adults 18-49 rating, down 16% from last week’s 3.1. American Ninja Warrior garnered a 2.0  among adults 18-49 down 17% from a 2.4 for last week’s premiere.

On ABC, The Bachelorette scored a 1.8 adults 18-49 rating, down 25% from last week’s 2.4 when the show aired at 9PM.

Where are the final ratings? Read about Memorial Day induced ratings delays.

Late-night results are below the primetime data.

Broadcast primetime ratings for Monday, May 28 2012:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rtg/Shr Viewers (millions)
8:00 NBC America’s Got Talent 2.7/8 10.03
ABC The Bachelorette (8-10PM) 1.8/5 5.73
CBS How I Met Your Mother – R 1.1/3 3.83
FOX House – R 0.7/2 2.30
CW Gossip Girl -R 0.3/1 0.56
8:30 CBS 2 Broke Girls – R 1.1/3 4.20
9:00 NBC American Ninja Warrior 2.0/5 5.73
CBS Two and a Half Men – R 1.3/4 5.86
FOX House – R 0.8/2 2.55
CW Hart of Dixie – R 0.3/1 0.797
9:30 CBS Mike & Molly – R 1.2/3 5.49
10:00 CBS Hawaii Five- 0 – R 1.2/3 5.51
NBC Grimm – R 0.9/2 2.78
ABC Castle – R 0.8/2 4.21

via NBC press notes:


NOTE: All national ratings are “live plus same day” from Nielsen Media Research unless otherwise indicated.

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