ABC’s Dancing With the Stars Season 19 finale on Tuesday night drew 16 million total viewers and a 3.0 demo rating (per finals), up 8 and 25 percent year-over-year to deliver its best finale numbers in four cycles, since November 2012.
DWTS was Tuesday’s highest-rated program and also stands as TV’s most-watched unscripted series telecast in nine months (since The Voice‘s Season 6 opener).
The 8 o’clock recap special did 11.3 mil and a 1.9.
NBC | The Voice (9.4 mil/2.3) slipped 15 percent to a series-low demo rating. (Year over year, the Top 10 results show was down 21 and 28 percent.) Up against DWTS, Marry Me (3.3 mil/1.1), About a Boy (3.1 mil/1.0) and Chicago Fire (6 mil/1.6) all dropped markedly.
CBS | NCIS (16 mil/2.5) slipped 12 percent and a tenth yet out-rated an original Voice telecast for the first time ever. NCIS: New Orleans (14.5 mil/2.3) shed 14 percent in audience while steady in the demo versus DWTS, while Person of Interest (9 mil/1.7) dropped some eyeballs but ticked up a tenth in the demo.
FOX | MasterChef Junior (4.1 mil/1.5) and Mindy Project (2.3 mil/1.1) were steady, but New Girl (2.8 mil/1.3) dipped a tenth.
THE CW | The Flash (3.5 mil/1.4) dropped a couple of eyeballs while steady in the demo, but Supernatural (2.3 mil/0.9) slipped a tenth in the demo.