‘Revolution’ Edges Up in Finale, ‘Mistresses’ Modest in Bow

NBC's 'The Voice' remains on low side, but dominates ABC's 'The Bachelorette' on Monday

ABC’s summer drama “Mistresses” got off to a soft start Monday opposite the season finale of “Revolution,” which teamed with “The Voice” to make NBC easily the night’s No. 1 broadcast network. TNT was expected to win the night with its coverage of Game 7 of the NBA Eastern Conference finals.

According to preliminary national estimates from Nielsen, “The Voice” averaged a 3.2 rating/9 share in adults 18-49 and 11.1 million viewers overall from 8 to 10 p.m., on par with last week’s performance-show low (but likely a bit above when the final numbers come in this afternoon). It was followed by the first-season finale of “Revolution” (2.0/5 in 18-49, 6.3 million viewers overall), which edged up from last week in the demo to match its best score since April 8.

“Revolution,” which ended as the season’s No. 2 new drama in young adults (closely behind Fox’s “The Following”), will move to Wednesday nights in the fall to allow NBC to give another first-year drama (“The Blacklist”) the plum post-“Voice” timeslot on Monday.

Elsewhere last night, ABC’s “The Bachelorette” (1.7/5 in 18-49, 5.6 million viewers overall) was down 11% (0.2) from its premiere of last week and is certainly being impacted by its reality competition from “The Voice,” which will be airing for two more Mondays before it concludes its fourth edition on June 18.

Following “Bachelorette” on ABC was the series premiere of “Mistresses” (1.2/3 in 18-49, 4.4 million viewers overall), which was down 20% in 18-49 (0.3) from last year’s premiere of reality series “The Glass House” in the timeslot while rising 10% in total viewers (from 4.0 million). “Mistresses” won’t have to face either NBA action or “Revolution” next week; NBC will be airing a preview of singing gameshow “And The Winner Is.”

It was slow going at CBS, which aired all repeats: “How I Met Your Mother” (0.8/3 in 18-49, 3.4 million viewers overall), “Rules of Engagement” (0.8/2 in 18-49, 3.4 million viewers overall), “2 Broke Girls” (1.0/3 in 18-49, 4.4 million viewers overall), “Mike & Molly” (0.9/2 in 18-49, 4.8 million viewers overall) and “Hawaii Five-O” (1.0/3 in 18-49, 5.4 million viewers overall).

Fox aired a repeat “Raising Hope” (0.8/3 in 18-49, 2.2 million viewers overall), followed by a new episode of burnoff comedy “The Goodwin Games” (0.6/2 in 18-49, 1.7 million viewers overall). And after a repeat of “New Girl” (0.6/2 in 18-49, 1.4 million viewers overall), the net gave extra exposure to FX comedy “Anger Management” starring Charlie Sheen (0.7/2 in 18-49, 1.6 million viewers overall).

Univision, third place among the broadcasters on Monday, ranked second to “The Voice” in the 9 o’clock hour with “Amores Verdaderos” (1.7/5 in 18-49, 4.2 million viewers overall).

CW barely registered with gameshow “Oh Sit” (0.2/1 in 18-49, 0.7 million viewers overall) and a repeat of the pilot episode of “The Carrie Diaries” (0.1/0 in 18-49, 0.4 million viewers overall).

Preliminary 18-49 averages for the night: NBC, 2.8/8; ABC, 1.5/4; Univision, 1.4/4; CBS, 0.9/3; Fox, 0.7/2; CW, 0.2/1.

In total viewers: NBC, 9.5 million; ABC, 5.2 million; CBS, 4.5 million; Univision, 3.5 million; Fox, 1.7 million; CW, 0.6 million.

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