The warmth of potential (reality show) love melted the NHL’s ice on Monday, when ABC finished first thanks to “The Bachelorette.”
NBC was runner-up in the key 18-49 demographic with Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Finals, though CBS reruns beat the Pittsburgh Penguins at San Jose Sharks matchup among total viewers.
On the opposite end of the spectrum, the CW finished dead last despite airing the season finale of “Whose Line Is It Anyway?”
ABC was first in ratings with a 1.6 rating/6 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 5.7 million, according to preliminary numbers. “The Bachelorette” at 8 p.m. ET scored a 2.0/7 and 6.8 million viewers. “Mistresses” at 10 posted a 0.9/3 and 3.5 million viewers.
NBC was second in ratings with a 0.8/3 and third in viewers with 4 million, with just the hockey game occupying primetime.
CBS and Fox tied for third in ratings, both with a 0.8/3. The repeat-filled CBS was second in total viewers with 4.6 million, Fox was fourth with 3.3 million.
For Fox, “So You Think You Can Dance” at 8 p.m. ET put up a 1.0/4 and 4 million viewers. “Houdini & Doyle” at 9 had a 0.6/2 and 2.6 million viewers.
Telemundo was fifth in ratings with a 0.6/2 and in viewers with 1.48 million.
Univision was sixth in ratings with a 0.5/2 and in viewers with 1.45 million.
The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.3/1 and in viewers with 1.1 million. At 8 p.m. ET, “Reign” received a 0.3/1 and 1 million viewers. The “Whose Line?” finale at 9 got a 0.4/1 and 1.2 million viewers.