Monday TV Ratings 5/25/20: The Titan Games Starts with New Low, The Baker and the Beauty Steady After Repeats (UPDATED)

Preliminary Analysis: As usual, Memorial Day was not a strong night for the big four when it came to Nielsens. NBC topped the night with a modest 0.6 average, boasting the second season premiere of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson-hosted 'The Titan Games' (0.7). The reality-competition program returned well below its 0.95 season low and couldn't hold a candle to its January 2019 debut (1.8). None of this is too surprising given the 15-month break and depressed viewing levels but it's also not a very encouraging return. At 10, 'Songland' (0.5) sunk two tenths with a weaker, less-compatible lead-in, even hitting 0.4 in the second half. Next week, it'll likely be stuck with an even lower lead-in (The Wall), so we'll see if it drops further from here.

ABC settled for second place with another round of 'Celebrity Family Feud' encores (0.5/0.5). The game show repeats were within striking distance of last week's 'Listen To Your Heart' (0.6). The alphabet network closed out the night with a steady 'The Baker and the Beauty' (0.4).

Fox began the summer with repeats of '9-1-1' (0.4) and spinoff '9-1-1: Lone Star' (0.3). The bar is so low for the Disney-owned network that the '9-1-1' encore managed to beat out Thursday's original episode of 'Celebrity Watch Party' (0.3) and the series premiere of 'Labor of Love' (0.2).

CBS went with repeats of their traditional Monday lineup. 'The Neighborhood' (0.4) pulled ahead of the rest while 'Bob Hearts Abishola', 'All Rise', and 'Bull' (0.3/0.3/0.3) all posted the same result.

Veering away from their usual super-hero drama brand, the CW had a repeat of a Howie Mandel stand-up special (0.1) and 'Whose Line is it Anyway?' (0.1). The network heads will be pleased to know that comedy programs perform just as poorly as drama ones.

Finals Update: All shows held their preliminary ratings.
18-49 Rating/Share
Viewers (mil)
8 PMThe Titan Games (P)0.7/43.44NBC

Celebrity Family Feud (R)0.5/33.51ABC

The Neighborhood (R)0.4/23.57CBS

9-1-1 (R)0.4/22.42Fox

Howie Mandel Comedy Gala (R)0.1/10.77The CW
8:30 PMBob Hearts Abishola (R)0.3/23.19CBS
9 PMCelebrity Family Feud (R)0.5/33.49ABC

9-1-1: Lone Star (R)0.3/22.19Fox

All Rise (R)0.3/22.64CBS
9:30 PMWhose Line Is It Anyway? (R)0.1/10.55The CW
10 PMSongland0.5/32.28NBC

The Baker and the Beauty0.4/32.24ABC

Bull (R)0.3/23.62CBS

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