Ratings: ‘The Bachelorette’ Faces Off With Stanley Cup Finals Game 4

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Katie Thurston couldn’t skate to another Monday ratings victory last night, when ABC’s “The Bachelorette” got cross-checked by NBC’s Stanley Cup Finals Game 4. Last night, the Montreal Canadiens staved off a sweep in the NHL’s championship round with an overtime win, 3-2. The Tampa Bay Lightning’s 3-0 lead is now 3-1. Still pretty commanding, but there is still hockey to be played. Due to the nature of live sports, the below Nielsen numbers for NBC should be considered subject to significant adjustment. It is very likely that the hockey game’s initial returns will increase when finals numbers are in later today, and NBC executives will be hoisting last night’s primetime trophy. For now, ABC and NBC are tied for first in ratings, both with a 0.6 in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic. ABC is currently first in total viewers with an average of 2.7 million, according to preliminary numbers. NBC is currently second with 2.6 million total viewers. Those (early) NBC numbers are all from the network’s Game 4 coverage. The Canadiens now head (very) south to Tampa Bay for Wednesday night’s Game 5, when the Lightning get their next crack at bringing home another Stanley Cup. For ABC, “The Bachelorette”...

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