PREVIOUS: Last night’s performance finale of The Voice drew a 3.5/10 among adults 18-49 and 12.3 million viewers overall to secure another No. 1 Monday finish for NBC. Compared with last week’s fast national, the show rose 9% in 18-49 (6% from the final as the show is often adjusted up). But versus last season’s penultimate episode, The Voice was down 9%. The Voice also lifted its lead-out, new game show/singing competition The Winner Is (2.0/6), which was up a tenth from last week’s fast national (0.2 from the final, but it may be adjusted down again later today.)
Things took a downturn at ABC, with The Bachelorette (1.6/5) off by a tenth from last week’s fast national (0.2 from the final) to a cycle low. After a nice double-digit second-week bump last Monday, new drama Mistresses (1.2/3) gave back the gains, down 14% to the levels of the premiere, which posted an encouraging rise in Live+3. The other broadcast originals last night also slipped: Fox’s The Goodwin Games (0.5/2) was down a tenth, while Anger Management (0.5/1) was down 0.2 on the heels of chatter of a rift between star Charlie Sheen and co-star Selma Blair. The CW’s Oh Sit!, fresh from winning Best Game Show at this year’s Rose d’Or Awards, posted a 0.3/1, down a tenth from last week.
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