By James Hibberd
Updated May 28, 2013 at 04:15 PM EDT
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Bachelorette Ratings

ABC’s The Bachelorette returned to its lowest premiere ratings ever Monday night, but should Desiree really get the blame?

This is the first time Bachelorette has faced NBC’s The Voice. Plus, recent seasons have debuted with a Dancing With the Stars lead-in, and it was the Memorial Day weekend. So Bachelorette fell 27 percent this year, yet faced a serious uphill battle (find EW’s recap here).

Over on NBC, The Voice has been on a downward trajectory going into its home stretch, falling the last six Mondays in a row among adults 18-49: 5.2, 4.9, 4.3, 4.1, 3.8, 3.5 and now a 3.1. Still, the Top 8 performance show was easily strong enough to win the night. Revolution was steady.

On Fox, summer burn-off comedy The Goodwin Games was flat with last week’s debut, basically matching repeats of Raising Hope and New Girl. Full chart:

ADULT DEMO RANK

ADULTS 18-49 RATING

TOTAL VIEWERS (+000_

FOX

8:00P

RAISING HOPE

R

#10

0.7

1,765

8:30P

GOODWIN GAMES

#11t

0.6

1,366

9:00P

NEW GIRL

R

#11t

0.6

1,323

9:30P

MINDY

R

#11t

0.6

1,296

ABC

8-10P

BACHELORETTE

P

#2t

1.9

5,883

10-11P

20/2

S

#4

1.3

5,606

CBS

8:00P

HIMYM

RS

#8t

0.9

3,595

8:30P

RULES

RS

#8t

0.9

3,661

9:00P

2 BROKE GIRLS

RS

#7

1.0

4,214

9:30P

MKE&MLY

RS

#5t

1.2

4,669

10-11P

HI 5-0

RS

#5t

1.2

4,989

NBC

8-10P

VOICE

S

#1

3.1

10,876

10-11P

REVOLUTION

S

#2t

1.9

6,479

CW

8-10P

MEMORIAL DAY

S

#14

0.4

1,529

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