June 12, 2012 8:55am PT by Michael O'Connell
TV Ratings: Stanley Cup Final Bested by Gordon Ramsay Block, 'Bachelorette'
Gordon Ramsay took another Monday for Fox, with NBC down from its recent America's Got Talent scores with Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final. Both Hell's Kitchen and MasterChef saw 13 percent bumps from their recent Monday premieres. Hell's Kitchen brought a 2.7 rating among adults 18-49, with MasterChef just behind with a 2.6 in the demo. Altogether, the network averaged 6 million viewers and a 2.7 adults rating.
On ABC, The Bachelorette saw modest gains with a jump of one-tenth of a point. The two-hour broadcast averaged a 2.3 rating among adults 18-49 and led into an encore of Castle (1.1). ABC topped among viewers with 6.6 million for the night and placed second among adults 18-49 with a 1.9 rating.
The L.A. Kings beat out the New Jersey Devils in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final, earning 4.1 million viewers and a 1.6 rating among adults 18-49 for NBC, according to fast affiliate ratings. The score would mark a four-tenths drop among its adults 18-49 rating since last year and the lowest postseason ender since 2006, but time-zone adjustments should give the broadcast a significant bump in final ratings.
CBS encores pulled in 5.7 million viewers and a 1.4 rating among adults 18-49, while The CW's repeats raked in a 0.2 adults rating and 583,000 viewers.