TV ratings: 'Bachelorette' tops the night; 'MasterChef' Season 5 premiere down

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masterchef-season-5-premiere-ratings.jpgFast National ratings for Monday, May 26, 2014

Ratings were down across the board Monday, from a combination of it being Memorial Day and about half the broadcast shows being in reruns.

In premieres, "MasterChef" and "American Ninja Warrior" were both down from a year ago, though in 2013, neither one premiered on a holiday.

"The Bachelorette" was just barely the top show of the night, though it was also down from last week's premiere episode. "24: Live Another Day" held steady at 5.7 million viewers.

ABC led the night with 5.2 million viewers and a 3.5 rating/6 share in households, followed by CBS (4.996 million, 3.2/5), FOX (4.9 million, 3.0/5), NBC (4.1 million, 2.3/4) and The CW (1.3 million, 0.9/1).

In adults 18-49, FOX took the crown with a 1.5 rating, followed by ABC and NBC in a tie at 1.3, CBS at 1.0 and The CW at 0.3.

Monday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

ABC:
"The Bachelorette" (5.7 million viewers, 3.7/7 households)
CBS: "2 Broke Girls" rerun (4.7 million, 3.0/5)/"Friends With Better Lives" (5.3 million, 3.2/5)
FOX: "MasterChef" premiere (4.1 million, 2.5/4)
NBC: "American Ninja Warrior" Season 6 countdown special (2.98 million, 1.7/3)
The CW: Movie - "Memorial Day" (1.4 million, 0.9/2)

18-49 leader: "MasterChef" and "The Bachelorette" tie (1.4)

9 p.m.


ABC: "The Bachelorette" (5.8 million, 3.8/6)
FOX: "24: Live Another Day" (5.7 million, 3.5/6)
CBS: "Mike & Molly" rerun (4.997 million, 3.2/5)/"Mom" rerun (4.8 million, 3.2/5)
NBC: "American Ninja Warrior" premiere (4.8 million, 2.6/4)
The CW: "Memorial Day" (1.2 million, 0.8/1)

18-49 leader: "MasterChef," "The Bachelorette" and "American Ninja Warrior" tie (1.5)

10 p.m.

NBC:
"American Ninja Warrior" premiere (4.6 million, 2.6/4)
ABC: "Castle" rerun (4.4 million, 2.9/5)
CBS: "48 Hours" (5.1 million, 3.4/6)

18-49 leader: "American Ninja Warrior" (1.5)

Ratings information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change. Source: The Nielsen Company.
Photo/Video credit: FOX