Monday night’s episode drew 9.07 million total viewers, a season high for the singing show, surpassing the premiere which drew 8.9 million and narrowly overtaking the Oct. 1 episode which totaled 9.03 million viewers. Ratings-wise, the finale opener was up 11% on last week, coming in at a night-topping 1.3 among adults 18-49.
NBC won the overall network ratings race, with its “Holidays With the Houghs” special coming in at a 0.7 rating and 4.7 million total viewers.
Meanwhile it was also an excellent night for CBS, as each of its four shows was up week-to-week. “The Neighborhood” was the second highest rated show on the night, coming in at a 0.9 and a season high 6.6 million total viewers. “Bob Hearts Abishola” followed that up with a five-week high 0.8 rating and a season high 6.2 million viewers. “Bull” came in at a season 4 high 0.7 rating and drew 6.5 million pairs of eyeballs, its second highest viewership of the season. “All Rise” capped off the night at a 0.7 rating and 5.6 million total viewers, up in both metrics from last episode.
Over on ABC, “The Great Christmas Light Fight” battled its way to a season high 0.8 rating and 3.9 million viewers in the first hour, before falling to a season low 0.6 rating and 3 million viewers with its finale. Jimmy Kimmel’s “Star Wars” special to mark the release of “The Rise of Skywalker” came in at a 0.4 rating and 1.8 million total viewers. It’s worth noting that some local “Monday Night Football” coverage affected ABC’s ratings.
On Fox, Nick Canon’s “Hit Viral Videos” special scored a 0.4 rating and 1.8 million viewers, followed by a “Prodigal Son” rerun with a 0.2 and 1.1 million.
Finally on the CW, a “Penn & Teller: Fool Us” rerun scored a 0.2, while the network’s “Greatest Holiday Commercials of 2019” special only scored a 0.1.