"Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars" wrapped up a low-rated season with barely enough juice to help ABC win Tuesday night among young viewers, but without sufficient power to carry the network past "NCIS
" and CBS for the Tuesday overall crown.
Meanwhile, after last Tuesday's pre-Thanksgiving doldrums, nearly everything was up across-the-board for the five networks, with the declining exceptions including CBS' "Vegas" and The CW's "Emily Owens, MD."
Among adults 18-49, ABC averaged a 2.8 rating for the night, edging out CBS' 2.7 rating and NBC's 2.5 rating in the key demographic. There was a drop to FOX's fourth place 1.7 rating in the key demo and then to the 0.4 key demo rating for The CW.
Overall, though, CBS came out on top with a 9.0 rating/14 share for Tuesday night, nipping the 8.7/13 and 13.85 million viewers for ABC. NBC was far back in third with a 4.4/7 and 7.01 million viewers, still far ahead of the 2.2/3 and 3.45 million viewers for FOX. The CW averaged a 0.8/1 and 1.19 million viewers for Tuesday primetime.
8 p.m. -
"NCIS" started Tuesday night in first overall with 19.57 million viewers and in second with a 3.5 rating among adults 18-49 for CBS. NBC's "The Voice
" results finished second overall with 11.39 million viewers and won the key demo with a 3.8 rating. ABC got a strong hour from the holiday classic "Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas" (8.38 million viewers and a 2.4 key demo) and from "Shrek the Halls" (8.44 million viewers and a 2.5 key demo rating). FOX finished fourth with "Raising Hope
" (3.88 million viewers and a 1.7 key demo) and "Ben and Kate
" (2.92 million viewers and a 1.4 key demo). The CW's "Hart of Dixie
" averaged 1.34 million viewers and a 0.5 key demo rating.
9 p.m. -
The start of the "Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars" finale averaged 16.09 million viewers to win the 9 p.m. hour for ABC and tied for first with a 2.9 rating among adults 18-49. "Dancing" took a bite out of CBS' "NCIS: Los Angeles
," which dipped to 14.26 million viewers and tied for the lead with a 2.9 key demo rating. NBC was third with "Go On
" (6.33 million viewers and a 2.5 key demo) and "The New Normal
" (4.07 million viewers and a 1.7 key demo). [Note that while both NBC comedies were up in the key demo, "New Normal" was down a hair in viewers, though neither shows got a bump proportionate to the "Voice" lead-in.] FOX was fourth with "New Girl
" (4.18 million viewers and a 2.3 key demo) and "The Mindy Project
" (2.8 million and and a 1.5 key demo). The CW's "Emily Owens, MD" averaged only 1.035 million viewers and a 0.3 key demo rating.
10 p.m. - "Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars" closed primetime in first for ABC with 17.06 million viewers and a 3.0 rating among adults 18-49. CBS' "Vegas" was second with 9.42 million viewers and finished third with a 1.6 key demo rating. NBC's "Parenthood" was third overall with 4.43 million viewers and second with a 1.8 key demo rating.
All ratings information comes from preliminary Fast National Nielsen data, which includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are subject to change.
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