TV ratings: 'The Voice' tops Memorial Day, 'Bachelorette' premiere so-so

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bachelorette-2013-premiere-ratings.jpgFast National ratings for Monday, May 27, 2013

"The Voice" and "Revolution" had a pretty clear path to the top of the ratings Monday, as there was less competition than the two shows have faced during the regular TV season. "The Voice" continued its downward trend since it began its live shows, but it still led the night by a wide margin in both viewers and adults 18-49.

NBC's only real challenge came from the premiere of "The Bachelorette" on ABC. It was down a good amount from last year's premiere -- which benefited from a "Dancing With the Stars" lead-in -- but up a little from its Memorial Day airing in 2012.

NBC averaged 9.4 million viewers and a 5.6 rating/9 share in households for the night. ABC (5.8 million, 3.8/6) came in second, ahead of CBS (4.35 million, 2.8/5). The CW (1.5 million, 1.0/2) managed to edge out FOX (1.4 million, 0.9/2) in viewers.

NBC easily led the adults 18-49 demographic with a 2.7 rating, a point better than second-place ABC's 1.7. CBS came in third with a 1.1, followed by FOX, 0.6, and The CW, 0.4.

Monday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

NBC:
"The Voice" (10.3 million viewers, 6.2/10 households)
ABC: "The Bachelorette" season premiere (5.7 million, 3.8/6)
CBS: "How I Met Your Mother" rerun (3.6 million, 2.4/4)/"Rules of Engagement" rerun (3.7 million, 2.4/4)
The CW: Movie - "Memorial Day" (1.6 million, 1.0/2)
FOX: "Raising Hope" rerun (1.8 million, 1.2/2)/"The Goodwin Games" (1.4 million, 0.9/1)

18-49 leader: "The Voice" (2.9)

9 p.m.

NBC:
"The Voice" (11.4 million, 6.8/11)
ABC: "The Bachelorette" season premiere (6.05 million, 3.9/6)
CBS: "2 Broke Girls" rerun (4.2 million, 2.8/4)/"Mike & Molly" rerun (4.7 million, 3.0/5)
The CW: "Memorial Day" (1.5 million, 1.0/1)
FOX: "New Girl" rerun (1.3 million, 0.9/1)/"The Mindy Project" rerun (1.3 million, 0.8/1)

18-49 leader: "The Voice" (3.3)

10 p.m.

NBC:
"Revolution" (6.5 million, 3.8/6)
ABC: "20/20: Bringing Up Baby - Royal Edition" (5.6 million, 3.8/6)
CBS: "Hawaii Five-0" rerun (5 million, 3.1/5)

18-49 leader: "Revolution" (1.9)

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

More ratings at Zap2it
Photo/Video credit: ABC