There were a lot of primetime repeats on Memorial Day, but NBC decided to go ahead with new stuff. A new one-hour 8 PM episode of America’s Got Talent (2.7/8) was down 16% from last week. But with brass bands and other auditions out of Tampa, Fla, the show’s 10.03 million total viewers still easily won the night. Following at 9 PM, American Ninja Warrior (2.0/5) was also new and also down. The sports battle show fell 17% from last week’s Season 4 premiere.
Monday’s two-hour 8 PM The Bachelorette (1.8/5) was down 25% from last week’s one-hour 10 PM episode; it featured a date visit to Dollyland and an appearance by Dolly Parton herself. A repeat of Castle (0.8/2) followed on ABC at 10 PM. In the same time slot NBC repeated the pilot episode of Grimm (0.9/2)
In the end NBC was the highest-rated network in the adults 18-49 demo and total viewers with 6.18 million. ABC came in second with 5.22 million total viewers.
CBS had a night of repeats starting with How I Met Your Mother (1.1/3) at 8 PM. That was followed by 2 Broke Girls (1.1/3) at 8:30 PM, Two And A Half Men (1.3/4) at 9 PM, Mike & Molly (1.2/3) at 9:30 PM and Hawaii Five-0 (1.2/3) in the 10 PM slot. Fox aired back-to-back episodes of the now-finished House at 8 PM (0.7/2) and 9 PM (0.8/2)