bachelorette-2014-premiere-ratings.jpgFast National ratings for Monday, May 19, 2014

The premiere of “The Bachelorette” Monday night was on par with its 2013 debut, but the 90-minute show took a back seat to “The Voice” and “The Maya Rudolph Show” on NBC.

“The Voice” improved a little with its final performance episode of the season, which in turn helped Rudolph’s variety-show special score decent ratings at 10 o’clock. Also Monday, “Dancing With the Stars” rose for ABC, while the “Bones” season finale was fairly steady for FOX. “24: Live Another Day,” however, dipped some, and the season finale of “Mike & Molly” on CBS was off some as well.

ABC led the night in viewers with just over 11 million and a 7.1 rating/12 share in households. NBC (10.1 million, 6.1/10) came in second. FOX (5.83 million, 3.6/6) narrowly beat CBC (5.76 million) for third place. The CW was well off the pace with 657,000 viewers and a 0.5/1.

NBC led the adults 18-49 demographic with a 2.8 rating. ABC took second with a 2.2. FOX came in third with a 1.6, followed by CBS, 1.5, and The CW, 0.2.

Monday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

ABC: “Dancing With the Stars” (14.5 million viewers, 9.4/16 households)
NBC: “The Voice” (11 million, 6.7/11)
FOX: “Bones” season finale (5.9 million, 3.7/6)
CBS: “2 Broke Girls” rerun (4.9 million, 3.1/5)/”Friends With Better Lives” (5.15 million, 3.3/5)
The CW: Movie – “District 9” (630,000, 0.5/1)

18-49 leader: “The Voice” (3.0)

9 p.m.

NBC: “The Voice” (12 million, 7.2/11)
ABC: “Dancing With the Stars” (16.05 million, 10.3/16)/”The Bachelorette” season premiere (7.7 million, 5.0/8)
CBS: “Mike & Molly” season finale (7 million, 4.5/7)/”Mom” rerun (5.8 million, 3.8/6)
FOX: “24: Live Another Day” (5.7 million, 3.5/6)
The CW: “District 9” (684,000, 0.5/1)

18-49 leader: “The Voice” (3.3)

10 p.m.

NBC: Special – “The Maya Rudolph Show” (7.2 million, 4.4/7)
ABC: “The Bachelorette” season premiere (6.6 million, 4.3/7)
CBS: “Criminal Minds” rerun (5.9 million, 4.1/7)

18-49 leader: “The Maya Rudolph Show” (2.2)

Ratings information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change. Source: The Nielsen Company.

Posted by:Rick Porter