×
You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

‘Voice’ Tops ‘Dancing’ Finale as NBC Takes Tuesday in Demos

ABC show logs lowest numbers to date for a season-ender; NBC music series down again

NBC, with a lineup as varied as you’ll see in primetime, captured Tuesday in key demos as “The Voice” beat ABC’s finale of “Dancing With the Stars,” which logged its lowest-rated finale to date. CBS, usually at or near the top on Tuesdays, aired all repeats.

According to preliminary national estimates from Nielsen, NBC opened the night a winner with its NBC News special “Devastation in Oklahoma” (2.0 rating/6 share in adults 18-49, 8.2 million viewers overall), and followed that up with “The Voice” (3.1/9 in 18-49, 10.0 million viewers overall), which was the night’s No. 1 show in 18-49 and 25-54 (4.0/10) but declined for the fourth straight week for a Tuesday season low. And closing out Tuesday, “Grimm” (1.7/5 in 18-49, 5.2 million viewers overall) was on par with last week and up a tick from its first-season finale on a Friday last year.

ABC, which finished a close second to NBC on the night in 18-49 and tied with it in adults 25-54, opened with sluggish results for the special “The Bachelor’s Funniest Moments” (1.2/4 in 18-49, 4.7 million viewers overall). And from 9 to 11 p.m., “Dancing With the Stars” (2.6/7 in 18-49, 14.9 million viewers overall) shot up more than 40% (0.8) from last week’s results show but still finished down 21% from last spring’s finale (3.3) and off 13% from its fall finale earlier this season (3.0). “Dancing” was held down some in its first hour by the double-barreled reality competition from NBC and Fox, earning a 2.35 rating in 18-49 in the 9 o’clock hour but then hitting a 2.9 with its final half-hour.

It was also easily the night’s most-watched program overall as ABC cruised on the night in total viewers.

At Fox, “So You Think You Can Dance” (1.9/6 in 18-49, 4.6 million viewers overall) expanded to its two-hour format and held up well, matching its 18-49 score of last week’s hourlong premiere. In adults 18-34, it edged out ABC’s “Dancing” head to head in the 9 o’clock hour (1.6 to 1.5).

CBS aired special repeats of “NCIS: Los Angeles” at 8 (1.3/4 in 18-49, 7.7 million viewers overall) and “NCIS” at both 9 (1.3/3 in 18-49, 7.8 million viewers overall) and 10 (1.4/4 in 18-49, 7.2 million viewers overall).

CW went with special repeats of “The Vampire Diaries” (0.3/1 in 18-49, 0.8 million viewers overall) and “America’s Next Top Model” (0.3/1 in 18-49, 0.6 million viewers overall).

Univision novelas claimed the night’s No. 6 and 7 rankings in adults 18-49: “Amores Verdaderos” (1.7/5 in 18-49, 4.1 million viewers overall) and “Porque el Amor Manda” (1.5/5 in 18-49, 3.6 million viewers overall).

Preliminary 18-49 averages for the night: NBC, 2.3/7; ABC, 2.1/6; Fox, 1.9/6; Univision, 1.4/4; CBS, 1.3/4; CW, 0.3/1.

In total viewers; ABC, 11.5 million; NBC, 7.8 million; CBS, 7.5 million; Fox, 4.6 million; Univision, 3.5 million; CW, 0.7 million.

More TV

  • Michelle Dockery Jaeden Martell

    Michelle Dockery, Jaeden Martell Join Chris Evans in Apple Series 'Defending Jacob'

    “Downton Abbey” alum Michelle Dockery and “IT” star Jaeden Martell have signed on for lead roles in the Apple limited series “Defending Jacob,” Variety has learned. They join previously announced series lead Chris Evans. The series is based on the 2012 best-selling novel of the same name by William Landay. It tells the story of [...]

  • Disney Fox Takeover Placeholder

    Disney, Fox Employees Grapple With Day One Transition on Two Hollywood Lots

    What kind of a boss will Disney be? That’s a question facing employees at 20th Century Fox, Fox Searchlight, National Geographic Partners, FX Networks, and other assorted parts of Rupert Murdoch’s former media empire. Wednesday was their first full day as staffers of the Walt Disney Co. and the initial moves have done little to [...]

  • 20th Century Fox TV to Adapt

    20th Century Fox TV to Adapt Esi Edugyan Novel 'Washington Black' (EXCLUSIVE)

    Twentieth Television, in conjunction with Sterling K. Brown’s Indian Meadows Productions, Anthony Hemingway Productions and The Gotham Group, has won an intense bidding war for the rights to bring Esi Edugyan’s award-winning novel “Washington Black” to the small screen, Variety has learned exclusively. The novel will be adapted for into a limited series for TV by [...]

  • Facebook's 'Red Table Talk' Garners Daytime

    Facebook's 'Red Table Talk' Garners Daytime Emmy Nomination

    Facebook is now in the awards hunt: Its popular original series “Red Table Talk” hosted by Jada Pinkett Smith was nominated for a 2019 Daytime Emmy. It appears to be the first-ever Daytime Emmy Awards nomination for a Facebook-funded show, although a company rep was unable to confirm that. “Red Table Talk” is nominated in [...]

  • pharrell brain child show

    Pharrell Teams Up With Atomic Entertainment to Push 'Edu-Tainment' for Kids of Color

    Pharrell Williams may best be known as a Grammy-winning musician, but the 45-year-old is singing a different tune these days as the executive producer of “Brainchild,” a new Netflix series that teaches kids about science, technology, and current events. Co-created by Atomic Entertainment, the show is a spinoff of the New York-based production company’s “Brain [...]

  • Issa Rae Michael B. Jordan Actors

    Variety's 'Actors on Actors' Earns Daytime Emmy Nomination

    Variety has earned another Emmy nomination for its “Actors on Actors” series, but the first at the Daytime Emmy Awards. The PBS SoCal series brings together two actors for a candid conversation about their recent roles and thoughts on Hollywood. The nominated season includes interviews with actors promoting their TV projects including: Bill Hader (“Barry”) with [...]

  • 'Call My Agent!' Wins France's Export

    'Call My Agent!' Wins France's Export Prize; Lincoln TV Wins Named Best French Fiction Producer

    “Call My Agent!,” the hit comedy series whose second season recently pulled top ratings on France’s public broadcaster France Televisions and has traveled widely, won the export prize during the French Television Producer Awards gala ceremony organized by Procirep and TV France International. Although “Call My Agent!” was picked up by Netflix for most markets, [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content