By James Hibberd
Updated May 27, 2014 at 03:53 PM EDT
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Three big reality TV series premiered Monday night, and all were somewhat lower in the ratings.

NBC’s American Ninja Warrior, Fox’s MasterChef, and ABC’s Monday night return of The Bachelorette debuted last night. The three shows had nearly the exact same number in the adult demo — about a 1.5 rating — and showed various degrees of slippage. MasterChef was down 33 percent from last year’s Wednesday premiere. Bachelorette fell 30 percent from last week’s premiere to hit its series low. NBC’s Ninja Warrior held up best — only down 12 percent from last summer’s premiere, though last year it launched later in the summer (July).

The most obvious reason you didn’t watch: Holiday weekend, of course. But will they improve in the coming weeks, or is this their respective new normals? Full chart:

NET/TIME/SHOW

18-49 rating

total viewers (+000)

FOX

8-9P

MASTERCHEF-

P

1.4

4,140

9-10P

24:-

S

1.5

5,731

ABC

8-10P

BACHLRTTE-

1.4

5,739

10-11P

CASTLE SP-

RS

0.9

4,351

CBS

8:00P

2 BROKE-SP-

RS

1.0

4,680

8:30P

FRIENDS-SP-

S

1.4

5,280

9:00P

MKE&MLY-SP-

RS

1.0

4,997

9:30P

MOM-SPC-

RS

0.9

4,827

10-11P

48HOUR-MEM-

S

0.9

5,097

NBC

8-9P

AMR-WAR8P

S

0.9

2,983

9-11P

AMRN NINJA-

P

1.5

4,690

CW

8-10P

MEMORIAL DY-

S

0.3

1,325

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