Ratings: Bachelorette Drops, Ninja Warrior and MasterChef Return Down

Even a bevy of male strippers couldnt keep The Bachelorette‘s numbers from limping on Monday night.

Drawing 5.7 million total viewers and a 1.4 demo rating, the dating show was down 20 and 30 percent from its aprés-DWTS season premiere, as well as down from its year-ago outing opening the night (6 mil/1.9).

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Over on Fox, MasterChef’s season premiere did 4.1 mil and a 1.4, down sharply from both its previous opener (5.3 mil/2.1) and finale (6.3 mil/2.4), both of which aired on Wednesdays. Leading out of that, 24 (5.7 mil/1.5) was rock-steady in audience but down two tenths in the demo.

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An American Ninja Warrior recap special opened NBC’s night with 3 mil and a 0.9. The competition series’ two-hour premiere then averaged 4.7 mil/1.5, dipping 6 percent and two tenths versus its previous opener.

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