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Primetime Ratings: ‘Bachelorette’ Up as ABC Wins

ABC took the top broadcast ratings Monday, with The Bachelorette up 25% to 2.0 across two hours. Mistresses grew 29% to 0.9, pacing ABC to a 1.6 rating in adults 18-49, and a 6 share.

NBC was runner up at 1.3/5, with Game 4 of the NHL Stanley Cup Final running throughout prime. The opening game of the Cup a week before drew a 1.2.

CBS and Fox both scored a 0.8/3. CBS was in repeats, while Fox had So You Think You Can Dance at a flat 1.0 and Houdini & Doyle up 20% at 0.6.  

The CW weighed in at 0.3/1, with Reign at 0.3 and Whose Line Is It Anyway? at 0.4, both flat, then a repeat episode of Whose Line Is It Anyway?.

Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.