"So You Think You Can Dance" premiere down from last year
CBS's "NCIS" and "NCIS: Los Angeles" posted modest gains with their season finales Tuesday night, but they weren't enough to overtake "The Voice," which drew the night's best ratings in its new 9 p.m. timeslot and drove NBC to a win in the key demographic, according to preliminary numbers.
NBC was first in the advertiser-preferred 18-49 demographic with a 2.4/7 and third in total viewers with 7.4 million. A recap episode of "The Voice" at 8 p.m. posted a 2.0/6 and had 6.6 million total viewers, while a new episode of the series drew a 3.4/10 — down slightly from last Tuesday's 8 p.m. airing — with 10.2 million total viewers. "Grimm" at 10 had a 1.7/5, down from last Tuesday's 1.8/5, and took 5.5 million total viewers.
CBS was second place in ratings and first in total viewers with a 2.3/7 and 12.9 million. The season finale of "NCIS" at 8 p.m. inched up from last week to a 3.2/10 and had 18.2 million total viewers, making it the night's most-watched program. "NCIS: Los Angeles" the following hour also ended its season with a modest boost over last week, drawing a 2.5/7 with 13.4 million total viewers. "Golden Boy" at 10 was flat with last week for a 1.2/4 and took 7.1 million total viewers.
Fox came in third in ratings and fourth in total viewers with a 1.8/5 and 4.2 million. The season premiere of "So You Think You Can Dance" at 8 p.m. drew a 1.9/6, down 14 percent from the comparable hour of last April's premiere, and took 5 million total viewers. The "New Girl" season finale was even with last week in ratings with a 2.1/6, but up slightly in total viewers with 4.1 million. The season finale of "The Mindy Project" at 9:30 was also flat with last week for a 1.3/4, but inched up in total viewers with 2.7 million.
ABC was tied Univision for fourth in ratings with a 1.4/4 and took second in total viewers with 8.2 million, compared to Univision's 3.7 million. "Wipeout" at 8 dropped 15 percent from last Thursday's premiere, tying a series low of 1.4/4 and drawing 4.4 million total viewers, while "Dancing With the Stars" the following hour inched up 6 percent from last week to a 1.8/5 and had 11.6 million total viewers. "Body of Proof" at 10 ran even with last week for a 1.4/4 and took 8.5 million total viewers.