Ratings: NBC Tops With Slipping ‘Voice’ as ABC Wins in Total Viewers With ‘Dancing’

"Dancing With the Stars" season finale easily beats "The Voice" in total viewers

NBC won Tuesday's ratings race with the lowest-rated Tuesday edition of "The Voice" this spring, while ABC won in total viewers with the lowest-rated "Dancing With the Stars" season finale to date, according to preliminary numbers.

NBC was first in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 with a 2.3 rating/7 share and second in total viewers with 7.8 million. At 8 p.m., the NBC News special "Destruction in Oklahoma" had a 2.0/6 and was the third-highest-rated show of the night. It was also third in total viewers with 8.2 million.

At 9, "The Voice" fell 11 percent from last week to a 3.1/9. That made it the lowest-rated Tuesday "Voice" of the spring, but still Tuesday's highest-rated show. It was second in total viewers with 10 million. The season finale of "Grimm" the following hour was steady since last week with a 1.7/5 and 5.2 million.

ABC was second in the demo with a 2.1/6 and a commanding first in total viewers with 11.5 million. At 8, the clip show "The Bachelor's Funniest Moments" had a 1.2/4 and 4.7 million. But at 9, the two-hour "Dancing" season finale grew dramatically over its lead-in, earning a 2.6/7 and 14.9 million total viewers. That made the episode, in which Kellie Pickler (pictured) was named the show's new champion, the second-highest rated and most watched program of the night.

But it was down 21 percent from from last spring‘s finale in the demo, and the show's lowest-rated season finale ever. The finale may be the last-ever Tuesday episode of "Dancing": ABC announced last week that it is trimming the two-night competition to one night, Monday, next season.

Fox was third in the ratings with a 1.9/6 and fourth in total viewers with 4.6 million. It aired "So You Can Dance" for its entire primetime slate, from 8 to 10. The series held steady in the demo since last week's premiere.

Univision was fourth in the demo with a 1.4/4 and fifth in total viewers with 3.5 million.

CBS, which aired all repeats, was fifth in the demo with a 1.3/4 and third in total viewers with 7.5 million.