You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

TV Ratings: ‘Dancing With the Stars’ Finale Draws 7.7 Million Viewers

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.

More TV

  • Jay Sures

    UTA Co-President Jay Sures Reappointed to University of California Board of Regents

    UTA co-president Jay Sures has been reappointed to the University of California Board of Regents for a 12-year term. The term, which is still pending Senate confirmation, will be effective from March 2 and was announced among a larger batch of appointments by Governor Gavin Newsom. Sures was first appointed to the position in Jan. [...]

  • Netflix - The Witcher

    'The Witcher' on Track to Be Netflix's Biggest TV Show Premiere Ever, Company Claims

    Netflix said “The Witcher,” the fantasy series starring Henry Cavill, is pacing to be its biggest first-season original TV series ever. “The Witcher,” which debuted Dec. 20 on Netflix, was chosen to be watched by 76 million customer households in the first four weeks of release, according to the company. That would appear to mean [...]

  • RuPaul

    RuPaul, JJ Watt to Host 'Saturday Night Live' in February

    RuPaul and JJ Watt will both make their “Saturday Night Live” hosting debuts in February. NBC announced Tuesday that Watt will host the Feb. 1 installment of the long-running sketch series with musical guest Luke Combs. Watt is currently a defensive end for the Houston Texans and three-time AP Defensive Player of the Year. Combs’ [...]

  • Gary Dauberman

    'Annabelle,' 'IT' Screenwriter Gary Dauberman Inks First-Look Deal at UCP

    Gary Dauberman has signed a first-look television deal with Universal Content Productions (UCP), the studio announced Tuesday. Under the deal, Dauberman will write and produce scripted projects across all platforms. He will also launch his own production company, Coin Operated. Dauberman is known for his work on the screenplay for the new film version of [...]

  • Chris McCarthy Sets ViacomCBS Team for

    Chris McCarthy Sets ViacomCBS Leadership Team for Entertainment & Youth Division

    ViacomCBS’ senior leadership ranks are coming into sharper focus as Chris McCarthy, head of the sprawling Entertainment and Youth wing has solidified his senior leadership team. A number of executives closely associated with McCarthy are gaining additional responsibilities, including programming maven Nina Diaz, MTV chief marketing officer Jacqueline Parkes and PR chief Liza Burnett Fefferman. [...]

  • Jonathan Del Arco

    'Star Trek: Picard' Actor Jonathan Del Arco Launches 'Hollywood Caucus' Podcast With First Guest Jeri Ryan

    Jonathan Del Arco is boldly going into the intersection of entertainment and politics. On Tuesday, the “Star Trek: Picard” actor debuted his new podcast “Hollywood Caucus,” with co-host Tara Karsian. Hailing from Dan Harmon’s Starburns Audio, the podcast will feature interviews with figures from both the entertainment industry and the political sphere. For the premiere [...]

  • The Prince HBO Max

    HBO Max Orders Animated British Royal Family Satire Series 'The Prince'

    HBO Max has ordered an animated comedy series centered on the British royal family. “The Prince” hails from writer and executive producer Gary Janetti. Based on Janetti’s Instagram account, the series takes a look at the royals through the eyes of Prince George, the eldest child of Prince William and Princess Kate. Janetti will voice [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content