Ratings: ‘Bachelorette’ Premiere Tops Hour 2 of ‘The Voice’

ABC wins Monday’s key demo, NBC takes total viewers

Last Updated: May 24, 2016 @ 9:34 AM

“The Bachelorette” just handed ABC a somewhat surprising key-demo ratings rose.

Beating Hour 2 of “The Voice” among adults 18-49, the dating competition combined with “Dancing With the Stars” for a Disney broadcaster victory across that all-important age range.

NBC finished first in total viewers, however, with “The Voice” and its “Blindspot” season finale.

ABC was first in ratings with a 2.0 rating/7 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and second in total viewers with an average of 8.5 million, according to preliminary numbers. “DWTS” at 8 p.m. ET earned a 1.9/7 and 12.1 million viewers. “The Bachelorette” at 9 scored a 2.0/7 and 6.7 million viewers.

NBC was second in ratings with a 1.7/6 and first in viewers with 8.7 million. “The Voice” at 8 p.m. ET posted a 1.9/7 and 10.1 million viewers. “Blindspot” at 10 put up a 1.3/4 and 6 million viewers.

CBS was third in ratings with a 1.0/4 and in viewers with 5.4 million. “The Price Is Right” primetime special at 8 p.m. ET landed a 1.3/5 and 6.2 million viewers. At 9, “The Odd Couple” had a 1.0/3 and 4.6 million viewers. At 9:30, a second half hour — the sitcom’s season finale — got a 0.9/3 and 4.6 million viewers. “Person of Interest” at 10 received a 0.9/3 and 5.4 million viewers.

Fox was fourth in ratings with a 0.9/3 and in viewers with 3.1 million. The “Gotham” season finale at 8 p.m. ET had a 1.2/4 and 3.6 million. “Houdini & Doyle” at 9 got a 0.6/2 and 2.6 million viewers.

Univision was fifth in ratings with a 0.8/3 and in viewers with 2 million.

Telemundo was sixth in ratings with a 0.7/2 and in viewers with 1.6 million.

The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.4/1 and in viewers with 1.2 million. “Reign” at 8 p.m. ET managed a 0.3/1 and 985,000 viewers. At 9, the “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” season premiere had a 0.4/1 and 1.3 million viewers. A second episode at 9:30 got a 0.4/1 and 1.5 million viewers.