Ratings: ‘Dancing With the Stars’ Finale Foxtrots to Best Demo Number in a Year

ABC competition concludes 4 percent higher than Season 20’s ending episode

Last Updated: November 25, 2015 @ 2:09 PM

Bindi Irwin took home the Mirrorball trophy Tuesday night on “Dancing With the Stars,” handing the ABC reality competition its highest ratings since last November in the process.

The Tuesday Season 21 finale was up four percent from last year’s season-ending episode in the key 18-49 demographic. ABC was rewarded by finishing in first place outright last night, edging CBS on the total viewer side.

ABC was first in ratings with a 2.3 rating/8 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 11.5 million, according to preliminary numbers. Following a movie rerun, “DWTS” at 9 p.m. scored a 2.4/8 and 13.4 million viewers.

NBC was second in ratings with a 1.9/6 and third in viewers with 8.3 million. “The Voice” at 8 had a 2.1/7 and 9.9 million viewers. “Chicago Med” at 9 got a 1.8/6 and 7.6 million viewers. “Chicago Fire” at 10 received the same rating/share, but with 300,000 fewer viewers.

CBS was third in ratings with a 1.7/6 and second in viewers with 11.4 million. At 8, “NCIS” posted a 2.1/7 and 16 million viewers. At 9, “NCIS: New Orleans” had a 1.6/5 and 11.7 million viewers. “Limitless” at 10 got a 1.3/4 and 6.5 million viewers.

Fox and Univision tied for fourth in ratings, both with a 0.8/3. Fox was fourth in total viewers with 2.3 million; Univision was fifth with 2.1 million.

For Fox, “Grandfathered” at 8 had a 0.9/3 and 2.8 million viewers. “The Grinder” at 8:30 got a 0.7/2 and 2.3 million viewers. “Scream Queens” at 9 received a 0.8/3 and 2 million viewers.

Telemundo was sixth in ratings with a 0.6/2 and in viewers with 1.7 million.

The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.4/1 and in viewers with 1.2 million. At 8, “The Greatest Holiday Commercials Countdown” posted a 0.4/1 and 1.5 million viewers. A rerun followed.