TV Ratings: 'Bachelorette' Leads Broadcast's Dipping Memorial Day

Cable competition from the NBA and reduced usage make it hard to break through.
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Facing a sure-to-be impressive showing from the Golden State Warriors' Game 7 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder on TNT, and the overall declines that come with the Memorial Day holiday, broadcast's Monday offerings were predictably ho-hum.

The Bachelorette was off considerably from last week's in-season debut, still winning the Big Four for the night with an average 1.6 rating among adults 18-49 and 5.9 million viewers. (At 10 p.m., Mistresses returned to just a 0.7 rating in the key demo.)

Early returns for Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals gave NBC a solid 1.2 rating in the key demo. That made for an easy No. 2 status on broadcast, edging out Fox and the diminished return for So You Think You Can Dance. It brought a 1.0 rating among adults 18-49 before a steady Houdini & Doyle (0.5 adults).

CBS offered up a new Person of Interest, which fetched a steady 0.8 rating in the key demo.

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