TV ratings: 'Agents of SHIELD' jumps Tuesday but 'Dancing With the Stars' finale down

shield-ratings-nov-26-13.jpgFast National ratings for Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013

With "NCIS" taking the week off so CBS could air "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer," ABC saw "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD" capture its biggest audience since its premiere. It was also up some in adults 18-49.

That was the good news for ABC. The bad news is that the finale of "Dancing With the Stars" was down a good amount from last fall's finale. It did, however, bring down "The Voice," which fell below a 3.0 rating among adults 18-49, its lowest number of the season. "The Biggest Loser" and "Chicago Fire," however, both improved for NBC. Three of FOX's four comedies were up as well. "Supernatural" also improved for The CW, while "The Originals" was even with its last episode two weeks ago.

ABC led the night in viewers with 12.8 million and an 8.0 rating/13 share in households. CBS (11.8 million, 6.8/11) came in second, comfortably ahead of NBC (7.85 million, 4.8/8). FOX (3.3 million, 2.0/3) finished a fairly distant fourth, and The CW (2.35 million, 1.4/2) trailed.

CBS scored a narrow victory among adults 18-49 with a 2.5 rating. ABC, 2.4, and NBC, 2.3, were close behind. FOX drew a 1.5 in the demographic and The CW a 1.1.

Tuesday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

CBS:
Special - "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" (11.4 million viewers, 6.0/9 households)
ABC: "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD" (9.3 million, 5.5/9)
NBC: "The Biggest Loser" (6.55 million, 4.1/6)
FOX: "Dads" (3.2 million, 2.0/3)/"Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (3.7 million, 2.3/4)
The CW: "The Originals" (2.3 million, 1.4/2)

18-49 leader: "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" (3.0)

9 p.m.

ABC:
"Dancing With the Stars" season finale (14.2 million, 8.9/14)
CBS: "NCIS: Los Angeles" (12.2 million, 7.3/11)
NBC: "The Voice" (10 million, 5.9/9)
FOX: "New Girl" (3.5 million, 2.1/3)/"The Mindy Project" (2.65 million, 1.6/2)
The CW: "Supernatural" (2.4 million, 1.4/2)

18-49 leader: "The Voice" (2.9)

10 p.m.

ABC:
"Dancing With the Stars" season finale (15 million, 9.5/15)
CBS: "Person of Interest" (11.7 million, 7.1/12)
NBC: "Chicago Fire" (7 million, 4.4/7)

18-49 leader: "Dancing With the Stars" (2.5)

Ratings information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change. Source: The Nielsen Company.

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