The Season 12 premiere of The Bachelorette tied NBC’s The Voice for the Monday demo win, scoring a 2.0 rating to go with its 6.6 million viewers (per finals) — numbers down just a smidgen from the dating contest’s previous opener (7.1 mil/2.1).
Opening ABC’s night, Dancing With the Stars (12.3 mil/1.9) ticked up 6 percent and two tenths and hit a 6-week high in audience, but was down 9 percent and two tenths from its previous performance finale.
Elsewhere in the ratings….
NBC | The Voice (10.3 mil/2.0) added a few eyeballs week-to-week yet dipped to match its Monday low for this cycle; the performance finale was also down sharply from both last season (14 mil/3.2) and a year ago (11.3 mil/2.6). Blindspot‘s freshman finale (5.9 mil/1.3, average TVLine reader grade “A-“) delivered a 10-week high in audience while steady in the demo.
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FOX | Gotham closed Season 2 with 3.6 mil/1.2 (and an average grade of “B”), dipping week-to-week and down 20 and 29 percent from its freshman finale. Houdini & Doyle (2.6 mil/0.6) ticked down a tenth.
THE CW | Reign (950K/0.3) is looking at its best audience since May 2, while steady in the demo. Whose Line returned to 1.3 mil/0.4 and 1.5 mil/0.4, matching Jane the Virgin‘s finale rating while drawing 44 percent more viewers.
CBS | Leading out of the first of three reality TV-themed Price Is Right specials (6.2 mil/1.3), The Odd Couple closed Season 2 with 4.5 mil/1.0 and 4.5 mil/0.9, both eps down from a week ago. Person of Interest (5.5 mil/0.9) was steady week-to-week.