NBC’s Parks and Recreation wrapped its run on Tuesday night with 4.2 million total viewers and a 1.6 demo rating (per finals), surging 50 and 33 percent week-to-week as well as up sharply from its previous finale (2.7 mil/1.0).
In total audience, Parks commanded its largest crowd since January 2012. TVLine readers gave the finale an average grade of a very high “A.”
Opening the Peacock’s night, The Voice (14.1 mil/3.9) slipped two tenths from its Monday premiere but was up two tenths from Season 7’s Tuesday launch.
ABC | Facing stiffer competition with The Voice now in the mix, Fresh off the Boat (5.8 mil/1.8) dropped a few eyeballs and a tenth in the demo; Repeat After Me (3.9 mil/1.3) dipped. Agent Carter‘s finale (4 mil/1.3) dipped in audience plus a tenth in the demo, tying its series low. (That said, ABC notes that Agent Carter improved upon last winter’s S.H.I.E.L.D. hiatus programming by 43 and 25 percent.) Forever (4.7 mil/1.0) was flat.
FOX | MasterChef Junior’s season finale (4.8 mil/1.6) slipped 13 percent and two tenths, while New Girl (2.9 mil/1.3) ticked down and Mindy (2.3 mil/1.1) was flat.
CBS | NCIS (17.4 mil/2.3) dipped 4 percent and three tenths, New Orleans (13.7 mil/1.9) ticked down a tenth in the demo, and Person of Interest (9.6 mil/1.7) inched up 4 percent and a tenth.