TV ratings: 'Dancing With the Stars' finale wins Tuesday but way down from last year
The finale of "Dancing With the Stars" won the night for ABC Tuesday, but its ratings were down significantly from last fall's closer, in keeping with this season as a whole. "NCIS" and the other CBS dramas had a bit of an off night, while a special Tuesday edition of "The X Factor" struggled opposite "DWTS."
ABC delivered 15.65 million viewers and a 9.9 rating/15 share in households Tuesday evening, beating CBS (14.3 million, 8.8/14) by a little more than a million viewers. FOX came in third with 9.3 million viewers and a 5.4/8. NBC (5.2 million, 3.3/5) finished fourth, and The CW trailed with 1.1 million viewers and a 0.8/1.
The Alphabet also led the adults 18-49 demographic with a 3.5 rating. FOX took second in the demo with a 3.2, topping CBS' 2.9. NBC averaged 1.9 and The CW 0.5.