Ratings: DWTS Ticks Up vs. May Finale

Dancing With the Stars Ratings Finale

ABC’s Dancing With the Stars wrapped Season 21 on Tuesday night with 13.5 million total viewers and a 2.4 rating (per finals), up in the demo versus May’s Rumer/Val coronation (13.5 mil/2.3) though down 16 and 20 percent from Alfonso and Witney’s year-ago win (16 mil/3.0).

Opening ABC’s night, A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving did 7.5 mil and a 2.2, tying NCIS for the scripted demo win.

Elsewhere in the ratings….

CBS | NCIS (16.2 mil/2.2), New Orleans (11.9 mil/1.6) and Limitless (6.5 mil/1.3) each shed some eyeballs plus one tenth in the demo.

FOX | Grandfathered (2.7 mil/0.9), The Grinder (2.3 mil/0.7) and Scream Queens (2 mil/0.8) all ticked down to season lows.

NBC | With The Voice (10 mil/2.1) taking its annual pre-holiday downturn (down 12 and 19 percent week-to-week), Chicago Med (7.6 mil/1.8) slipped 12 and 18 percent from its debut. Chicago Fire (7.3 mil/1.8) however dipped just 9 percent and one tenth.

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