Ratings: SYTYCD Finale Is Up But Down, Voice Rises, Go On Steady, New Normal Dips

A crowd-pleasing So You Think Can Dance season finale on Tuesday night drew 4.6 million total viewers while scoring a 1.6 rating in the 18-49 demo. While those tallies represent week-to-week gains of 7 percent and one-month highs for the Fox competition, they are down at least 20 percent from the previous cycle’s coronation night.

Over on NBC, The Voice notched a second straight night of week-to-week growth, withits audience of 13.3 million and 4.5 rating marking bumps of 17 and 13 percent from last Tuesday. Leading out of that, Matthew Perry’s Go On was relatively steady with 9.3 mil/3.3, while The New Normal (6.2 mil/2.2) saw a 12 percent decline. Will TVLine’s prediction that the two comedies swap slots come true?

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Closing the night for NBC, Parenthood (5 mil/1.8) was down 8 and 5 percent from its premiere.

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COMING NEXT TUESDAY: CBS’ NCISes and Vegas, Fox’s Ben and Kate, New Girl and The Mindy Project, and ABC’s Dancing With the Stars results show and Private Practice launch their seasons.

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10 Comments
  1. Kate says:

    Sytycd has really suffered this year from gaps in the schedule (off during the olympics) and then losing the results show. I hope it survives though.

    • “So you think you can dance” had an incredible finale. But I’m anxious to see if it can keep up with Shark Tank, which starts up season 5 this week. I watched season 1 of shark tank last night and was blown away with how far it’s come. This is hands-down, the best show on the internet now. It’s like getting an MBA from TV!

  2. Mags says:

    I’m really enjoying Go On! It’s funny and sweet at the same time. I’m still trying to decide on The New Normal. It can border on cartoonish. I really like Justin Bartha, but his partner can be grating. I will give it a few more episodes.

  3. Jake says:

    SYTYCD is only “crowd-pleasing” to who is left watching the show, which are the show’s hardcore fans. The show has been a big bore this year, very predictable and the judges basically based their opinions on the dances on the audience vote they already knew. The show lost all the spontaneity. It’s basically one big love fest with the choreographers just trying to out-schmaltz each other for a standing ovation.

  4. Im not much of an NBC watcher but I am glad they finally are break thier aweful ratings of 4 and 5 millions, thanks to go on with 9 million and revolution 11 million and the voice 13 million and even new normal which is in the 6 and 7 million, they have a good thing going, cant say the same for FOX this year both X Factor and Mob Doctor so far havent gotten good ratings.

  5. murley says:

    go on is growing on me. they do well with the more serious moments and the reality of the greiving process but some of the wacky high jinx fall a little flat. it’s getting better. the new normal is also getting better and better. it was nice to see them humanize the nana character a little last night and the bit with bryan commenting on the baby fashion show had me cracking up. plus i liked how the displays of bigotry in the episode weren’t so cut and dry.

  6. jenn says:

    Go on is a great show, not perfect, but it’s charming and Perry is just damn good. The new normal is ok, I kinda hate the preachy moments, but some jokes are funny.

  7. Temperence says:

    That would be because Eliana was the clear female winner from minute one, and they totally screwed up the guys the entire season. Having two of the more inferior of the top 10 guys in the finale killed my interest. I stopped watching several episodes from the end because I just couldn’t bear to see Cheon and Cyrus get pushed through over significantly better talent.

  8. Trent says:

    Wow for The Voice! This season has been great so far — the judges’ chemistry has been relaxed and hilarious and the talent is WAY better than last year. And the final ratings numbers for last night were even better: 4.7 in the 18-49 demo!

    Actually, with The Voice, Go On, The New Normal (last night’s ep was the best yet), and the sublime Parenthood, I find myself sticking with NBC all night long. Really a great night of TV overall…

  9. Girish says:

    Go On is quite charming. I hope more people watch it.

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