Ratings: Bachelorette Ices Hockey
The Bachelorette iced Game 6 of the Stanley Cup finals.
ABC's dating show averaged 7.82 million viewers from 8 to 10 ET against 5.23 million for the match on NBC between the Vancouver Canucks and Boston Bruins. Bachelorette also scored a 2.4 rating among 18-to-49-year-olds vs. hockey's 1.8 — down a chilling 38 percent against last year's Game 6 (which, admittedly, was between teams from two larger TV markets, Philadelphia and Chicago).
The two networks were the only broadcast outlets with all-original programming Monday night.
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ABC's Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition also outdrew hockey in the final prime-time hour, 5.84 million viewers vs. 5.33 million. A rerun of CBS' Hawaii Five-0 actually won the time slot with 7.30 million.
Still, both ABC shows were down compared with last week: Bachelorette fell 8 percent, while Extreme Makeover dipped 9 percent.
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At 9/8c Fox's MasterChef fed 4.88 million viewers, nabbing a 2 rating, 11 percent better than last week.
CBS otherwise stuck with reruns of its comedies starting at 8/7c — back-to-back episodes of How I Met Your Mother (4.56 million and 4.39 million), Two and a Half Men (6.03 million ) and Mike & Molly (6.27 million)
The seventh and deciding game of the National Hockey League championship airs Wednesday at 8/7c on NBC — and it's certain not to approach the 21.07 million who tuned in for this week's National Basketball Association closer.
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And for those who might be sick of Keeping Up With the Kardashians, here's some good news about Sunday night's Season 6 premiere: It averaged just 2.5 million viewers, barely more than half of the 4.7 million who watched Season 5's debut in August 2010.