Last night’s “Dancing With the Stars” finale danced to the lowest total viewership for a finale to date, but managed to match the 18-49 rating of last year’s finale.
The show was the most watched program on broadcast television with 7.7 million total viewers, its second highest tally this season behind only the premiere which drew 8 million. Its 1.1 rating was also a season high, but not enough to win Monday night, as “The Voice” on NBC and “9-1-1” on Fox both came in at a 1.2. For comparison, the “Dancing With the Stars” fall finale back in 2018 averaged a 1.1 rating and 7.9 million viewers.
However, Monday’s “Dancing With the Stars” numbers are likely to adjust down given the boost it received from “Monday Night Football” in the Los Angeles market.
“The Good Doctor” benefited from its own “Dancing With the Stars” boost, jumping up 25% to a 0.9 and 6.1 million total viewers, the biggest number to tune into the medical drama since the season 3 premiere.
Over on NBC, “Bluff City Law” aired its season 1 finale to a 0.6 rating and 3.75 million total viewers, a seven-week high in both metrics.
Following “9-1-1,” freshman drama “Prodigal Son” came in at a 0.7 and 3.1 million total viewers.
ABC, NBC and Fox all tied for first place in the overall network rankings with a 1.0 average rating.
On CBS, the first half of its lineup was down week-to-week, with “The Neighborhood” falling almost 30% from a season high 1.0 last week to a 0.7 this time around, and “Bob Hearts Abishola” losing a little ground from a 0.8 to a 0.7. However, the second half of its Monday lineup faired better, with “All Rise” posting a 0.6 rating and “Bull” hopping up to a 0.6 from a 0.5.
Finally on the CW, “All American” and “Black Lightning” both score a 0.2 rating.