ABC's "Dancing With the Stars" was down significantly on a night marked by lower ratings almost all around, but it still pushed the network to an overall win for the night, according to preliminary numbers.
ABC's "Last Man Standing" at 8 increased slightly to a 2.7 rating/8 share in the adults 18-49 demographic and 9.3 million total viewers. "Man Up" at 8:30 grew 12 percent compared to last week, drawing a 1.9/5 in the demo and 6.7 million total viewers. "Dancing With the Stars" finale at 9, though, had the series' lowest-rated fall finale ever, and saw a 23 percent decline from last fall's send-off. But it still had the night's highest numbers with a 4.1/11 in the demo and 19.4 million total viewers, and was also the most-watched program of the night overall. Overall, ABC won the night in ratings in the demo and total viewers.
The week of Thanksgiving is generally weak in prime time as viewers travel or just tune out.
CBS' "NCIS" at 8 dropped to a season low, slipping 13 percent versus last week to a 3.5/10 in the demo and 18.4 million total viewers. "NCIS: Los Angeles" the following hour also dropped to a season low, slipping 12 percent for a 3.0/8 in the demo and 14 million total viewers. The night ended with the network's new crime series "Unforgettable," which dipped 8 percent to its lowest performance yet. It had a 2.2/6 in the demo and 10.3 million total viewers.
On Fox, a special Tuesday night episode of "The X Factor" dropped 18 percent from last Wednesday's episode for a 3.9/10 in the demo and 9.3 million total viewers.
NBC ran "The Biggest Loser" at 8, which posted a 2.0/5 in the demo and 5.5 million total viewers, followed by "Parenthood" at 10, which dropped to a season low with a 1.9/5 in the demo and 4.5 million total viewers.