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[05/26/20 - 08:11 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Titan Games" Returns on Top for NBC
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

Primetime Preliminary Fast National Nielsen Data
(includes all DVR playback through 3:00 am)

Here are the highlights of the 13 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (5/25/20):

NBC (3.061 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #1) was the demo champ on Memorial Day thanks to the two-hour season premiere of "The Titan Games" (3.422 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #1) plus a new "Songland" (2.337 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T2).

ABC (3.092 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.5, #2) claimed the silver with repeats of "Celebrity Family Feud" (3.554 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T2) and another "Celebrity Family Feud" (3.462 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T2) alongside a new "The Baker and the Beauty" (2.261 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T5).

Next up was FOX (2.303 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #3) with repeats of "9-1-1" (2.409 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T5) and "9-1-1: Lone Star" (2.197 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T8).

CBS (3.239 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.3, #4) likewise served up second runs of "The Neighborhood" (3.638 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T5), "Bob (Hearts) Abishola" (3.187 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T8), "All Rise" (2.696 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T8) and "Bull" (3.607 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T8).

And finally, rebroadcasts of "Howie Mandel's 5th Annual All-Star Comedy Gala" (0.766 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T12) and "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (0.558 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T12) rounded out the night on The CW (0.714 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - The Baker and the Beauty
-28.57% - Songland

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
-42.86% - The Baker and the Beauty (vs. Celebrity Family Feud (Repeat))
-53.33% - The Titan Games (vs. Stanley Cup Finals, Game 1)
-66.67% - Songland (vs. Stanley Cup Finals, Game 1)


Here are the highlights of the 10 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (5/27/19):

NBC (5.145 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.5, #1) was the network to beat on Monday with its coverage of the "Stanley Cup Finals, Game 1" (5.145 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.5, #1).

ABC (4.225 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #2) then had to settle for second with a new "The Bachelorette" (4.681 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #2) and a repeat "Celebrity Family Feud" (3.311 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #3).

Next up was FOX (2.326 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #3) with a new "Beat Shazam" (2.445 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) and a repeat "9-1-1" (2.206 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T5).

Meanwhile, CBS (3.322 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.4, #4) opted for an all-repeat lineup of "The Neighborhood" (3.828 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T5), "Man with a Plan" (3.293 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T7), "The Code" (2.710 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T7) and "Bull" (3.694 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T7).

And finally, The CW (1.084 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) closed out the evening with an encore of "The 4th Annual Howie Mandel Stand-Up Extravaganza" (1.084 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.2, #10).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
-8.33% - The Bachelorette
-14.29% - Beat Shazam

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+20.00% - Beat Shazam (vs. Lucifer)
-6.25% - Stanley Cup Finals, Game 1
-21.43% - The Bachelorette

In late-night metered market ratings (via NBC's press release):

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Source: Nielsen Media Research





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