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Ratings: ‘Dancing With the Stars’ Finale Performance Night Inches Up

Fox’s ”Gotham“ fall finale flat with last week

ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars” hoofed it to a slight ratings uptick with the first part of its season finale on Monday night, while Fox’s “Gotham” aired its fall finale on par with last week.

Meanwhile, NBC took a ratings win for the night thanks largely to “The Voice,” which was the night’s top-rated program, according to preliminary numbers.

NBC was first in ratings with a 2.4 rating/7 share in the 18-49 demographic most important to advertisers and third in total viewers with 8.9 million. Though down 13 percent from last week to a 2.7/8 — a series low for a performance show — “The Voice” was nonetheless the night’s top-rated program. In total viewers, the singing competition drew 10.2 million total viewers.

The freshman drama “State of Affairs” at 10, meanwhile, posted a 1.7/5 — down 23 percent from last week’s debut — and  had 6.3 million total viewers.

ABC took a close second place in ratings with a 2.3/6 for the night and was the night’s most-watched network for the night with 13.5 million total viewers. The performance finale of “Dancing With the Stars” at 8 grabbed a 2.4/7, up four percent from last week and 9 percent from part 1 of last year’s finale. With 14.8 million total viewers, “Dancing With the Stars” also had the distinction of being the night’s most-watched program. Coming off of ‘DWTS,” “Castle” at 10 was up 11 percent in the demo, posting a 2.0/6, and had 10.9 million total viewers.

CBS was third in ratings and second in total viewers with a 2.1/6 and 9.3 million. “2 Broke” Girls” at 8 inched up 5 percent from last week to a 2.2/7 and drew 8.5 million total viewers. After a “Big Bang Theory” repeat, “Scorpion” at 9 posted a 2.4/6, a 20 percent jump from last week, and had 10.5 million total viewers. “NCIS: Los Angeles” at 10 pulled even with last week for a 1.7/5 and took 9.2 million total viewers.

Fox took fourth place in ratings and total viewers with a 1.9/5 and 5.1 million. “Gotham” at 8 had a 2.3/7, even with last week, with 6 million total viewers, while “Sleepy Hollow” the following hour slid 13 percent to a 1.4/4 and drew 4.3 million total viewers.

Univision was fifth in ratings and total viewers with a 1.1/3 and 2.9 million.

The CW, which had a 0.5/1 and 1.2 million total viewers for the night, aired “The Originals” (down 14 percent to a 0.6/2 with 1.3 million total viewers) followed by “Jane the Virgin,” which was even with last week for a 0.4/1 and took 1.1 million total viewers.