Ratings: ‘Dancing With the Stars’ has lowest-rated finale in history
Update: The Voice adjusted up to 3.2, DWTS up to 2.7
It was bad news all-around for network TV. Even cornerstones like Dancing With the Stars and The Voice delivered below expectations. However, these numbers aren’t final, so the adjusted ratings might skew a bit higher. Rickey should be by later with an official update. Onto the report:
Once again, NBC was the number one network in adults 18-49 while ABC won the night in total viewers.
The night was pretty solid overall for ABC, when taken in isolation. The Bachelor’s Funniest Moments delivered a 1.2 adults 18-49 rating, which was good for a 9 percent improvement over Wipeout’s 1.1 in the same time slot last week. Meanwhile, the two-hour season finale of Dancing with the Stars scored a 2.6, up 44 percent from last week’s 1.8 adults 18-49 rating. However, the number is down 21 percent from the 3.3 rating for last year’s finale on May 22, 2012. Ultimately, last night’s finale was the lowest-rated in the show’s history.
On NBC, the news special Devastation in Oklahoma scored a 2.0 adults 18-49 rating, which tied last week’s rating for The Voice recap show in the same time slot. The Voice, meanwhile, delivered a 3.1 rating. This was an 11 percent decrease from last week’s 3.5 adults 18-49 rating, marking its lowest-rated Tuesday telecast this cycle. The Grimm season finale earned a 1.7 adults 18-49 rating, which remained even with last week, though it was up 6 percent from the season one finale, which scored a 1.6 on May 18, 2012.
Over on FOX, the two-hour So You Think You Can Dance earned a 1.9 adults 18-49, matching last week’s one hour premiere.