Ratings: Fox Beats Hockey-Free NBC

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Stanley Cup’s Game 3 shifted to NBC Sports Network on Monday

Without the Stanley Cup’s Game 3 on NBC’s broadcast network, Fox topped the competition.

As per recent tradition, two games of the NHL championship air on cable channel NBC Sports Network. Game 4, in which the Los Angeles Kings can clinch the Cup, will also air on NBCSN.

Fox was first in ratings with a 1.6 rating/5 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and first in viewers with an average of 5.5 million, according to preliminary numbers. At 8 p.m., “MasterChef” earned a 1.5/5 and 4.6 million viewers. At 9, “24: Live Another Day” received a 1.6/5 and a night-high 6.3 million viewers.

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NBC was second in ratings with a 1.5/5 and third in viewers with 4.6 million. Following a rerun, “American Ninja Warrior” at 9 scored a night-high 1.7/5 and had 4.9 million viewers.

Univision was third in ratings with a 1.1/4 and fifth in viewers with 2.7 million.

CBS and ABC tied for fourth in ratings, each with a 1.0/3. CBS was second in viewers with 5.2 million. ABC was fourth with 4.5 million.

For CBS, following repeats, “48 Hours” at 10 got a 0.9/3 and 5.7 million viewers.

For ABC, a “Bachelorette” special at 8 had a 0.9/3 and 4 million viewers. ABC News’ Hillary Clinton interview at 9 received a 1.0/3 and 6.1 million viewers. At 10, “Mistresses” got a 0.9/3 and 3.6 million viewers.

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Telemundo was sixth in ratings with a 0.6/2 and in total viewers with 1.5 million.

The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.5/1 and in total viewers with 1.3 million. “Whose Line Is It Anyway” at 8 got a 0.7/2 and 1.9 million viewers. Following a repeat, “Beauty and the Beast” at 9 had a 0.3/1 and 856,000 viewers.