8:56am PT by Michael O'Connell
TV Ratings: 'Mistresses' Debuts Low, 'Anger Management' Gets a Fox Boost
NBC saw some improvement on Monday, winning the night in both adults 18-49 (2.8 rating) and total viewers (9.5 million) according to Fast National returns. The Voice (3.2 adults), even with last Monday's final returns, was up a tenth from the previous preliminaries. And at 10 p.m., Revolution (2.0 adults) rose one-tenth of a point in its finale, though it closed out its year south of the highs that made it the season's second-most-watched debut.
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The Bachelorette (1.7 adults) slipped two-tenths of a point to a series low on ABC, leading into the soft debut of summer drama Mistresses (1.2 adults). The soap, originally picked up at the 2012 upfronts, came in three-tenths of a point shy of last summer's launch for Glass House in the same hour. ABC averaged a 1.5 rating with adults 18-49 and 5.2 million viewers.
Encores fetched CBS an average 0.9 rating with adults 18-49 and 4.5 million viewers.
A new outing of The Goodwin Games (0.6 adults) was even with last week's showing on Fox, while the broadcast premiere of FX's Anger Management (0.7 adults) at 9:30 p.m. gave the sister network's series a 40 percent lift from its season average. Fox averaged a 0.7 rating with adults 18-49 and 1.7 million viewers.
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Oh Sit! (0.2 adults) was down a tenth of a point on The CW, leading into a Carrie Diaries repeat. The network pulled a 0.2 rating with adults 18-49 and 559,000 viewers.
Univision averaged a 1.4 rating with adults 18-49 and 3.5 million viewers.