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.