Ratings: ‘Dancing With the Stars’ Hits Finale Low, ‘Rudolph’ Shines

Ratings: 'Dancing With the Stars' Hits Finale Low, 'Rudolph' Shines

Rudolph with his nose so bright beats “The Voice” and “DWTS”

“Dancing With the Stars” had its lowest finale ever on Tuesday as “Rudolph” beat it and “The Voice.”

“DTWS” earned a 2.4 rating — down 20 percent from last fall's finale — and had 12.8 million viewers, according to preliminary numbers. CBS's repeat special “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” was up one-tenth to a 3.0 rating, making it the top-rated show of the night in the key 18-49 demographic.

CBS was first in the demo with a 2.5 rating/7 share and second in total viewers with an average of 11.8 million. “Rudolph” at 8 p.m. had 11.4 million viewers. “NCIS: Los Angeles” at 9 received a 2.4/6 — tying a season low — and had 12.2 million viewers. “Person of Interest” at 10 got a 2.1/6 and 11.7 million viewers.

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ABC was second in ratings with a 2.4/7 and first in total viewers with 12.8 million. “Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” at 8 earned a 2.5/7 and 9.3 million viewers. The fall finale of “Dancing With the Stars” at 9 had 14.6 million viewers, making it the most-watched telecast of the night.

NBC was third in ratings with a 2.3/7 and fourth in total viewers with 7.9 million viewers. “Biggest Loser” at 8 earned a 2.0/6 and 6.6 million. At 9, “The Voice” received a 2.9/8 — tying its lowest Tuesday rating ever — and had 10 million viewers. “Chicago Fire” at 10 got a 2.1/6 and 7 million viewers.

Fox was in fourth in ratings with a 1.5/4 and fifth in total viewers with 3.3 million. “Dads” at 8 earned a 1.2/4 — tying its low — and 3.2 million viewers. “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” at 8:30 received a 1.5/4 and 3.7 million viewers. “New Girl” at 9 got a 1.9/5 and 3.5 million viewers. “The Mindy Project” at 9:30 had a 1.4/4 and 2.7 million viewers.

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Univision was in fifth in ratings with a 1.3/4 and fourth in viewers with 3.4 million.

The CW was sixth in ratings with a 1.1/3 and in total viewers 2.4 million. “The Originals” at 8 earned a 1.1/3 — matching a series high — and 2.3 million viewers. At 9, “Supernatural” received a 1.0/3 and 2.4 million viewers.

Telemundo was seventh in ratings with a 0.6/2 and in total viewers with 1.3 million.

  • mgreber

    Dancing with the Stars has become the laughing stock of the year. Allowing the public to vote is ridiculous. Stars that gotten all tens have been eliminated the same night. The best dancers should be only judged by the panel of pros or experts in that field. Bringing in the voting of the public results in a popularity contest. I am not trying to offend the winner. She was great, however, having Bill to the end was crazy. Even he was embarrassed when it occurred. That is in my opinion why the program lost 20% of its viewers. Why even have a panel of Pros and experts? Their decisions don't really count. They give high marks to a contestant throughout the season, and the contestant is bounced early. What a waste of time to make it a contest. Put it on as a special just to see the dancers.