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Ratings: ‘Bachelorette’ Hits Premiere Low; NBC Takes Night With ‘The Voice’

For ABC's "The Bachelorette," the rose didn't smell as sweet with a 27 percent drop from last year's premiere

On a Memorial Day loaded with repeats, ABC's "The Bachelorette" began its new season with a series low for premieres. "The Voice" faltered slightly compared to last week but still took the night's best ratings, pushing NBC to an overall win for the night, according to preliminary numbers.

NBC took first place in the advertiser-sought 18-49 demographic with a 2.7/7 share and in total viewers with 9.4 million. "The Voice' at 8 p.m. drew a 3.1/9 — an 11 percent drop from last Monday, and a series low for performance shows — and drew 10.9 million total viewers, making it the night's most-watched as well as best-rated program. "Revolution" at 10 was even with last week for a 1.9/5 and 6.5 million total viewers.

ABC took second place in ratings and total viewers with a 1.7/5 and 5.8 million. The season premiere of "The Bachelorette" at 8 drew a 1.9/5 — off 27 percent from last May's season premiere, and a series low for season premieres — and had 5.9 million total viewers. A "20/20" special, "Bringing Up Baby: Royal Edition" at 10 had a 1.3/4 and 5.6 million total viewers.

Univision was third in ratings and fourth in total viewers with a 1.5/4 and 3.4 million.

CBS, which ran repeats throughout the night, drew fourth in ratings and third in total viewers with a 1.1/3 and 4.4 million.

Fox ran fifth in ratings with a 0.6/2 and sixth in total viewers behind the CW with 1.4 million, compared to the CW's 1.5 million. (The CW had a 0.4/1 in the demo.) Fox aired repeats aside from "The Goodwin Games" at 8:30, which ran even with last week's series premiere for a 0.6/2 and had 1.4 million total viewers.