TV ratings: 'Dancing With the Stars' finale down from fall, 'The Voice' drops too

dwts-s16-finale-ratings.jpgFast National ratings for Tuesday, May 21, 2013

The season finale of "Dancing With the Stars" scored its best ratings of the spring cycle on Tuesday, but the show couldn't quite match the finale of the "All-Stars" season in the fall.

The "DWTS" finale may have stolen a little bit of thunder from "The Voice," however, as NBC's show had its lowest 18-49 rating for a Tuesday show this season. The "Grimm" season finale was on par with its recent performances, and "So You Think You Can Dance" was off a little in viewers from last week's premiere but held steady in the 18-49 demographic.

ABC averaged 11.55 million viewers and a 7.5 rating/12 share in households Tuesday night. NBC (7.8 million, 4.9/8) beat CBS (7.5 million, 5.0/8) by a little bit to take second place. FOX came in fourth with 4.6 million viewers and a 2.8/4, and The CW (674,000, 0.4/1) was well back with a night of reruns.

NBC grabbed the top spot among adults 18-49 with a 2.3 rating. ABC was not far behind with a 2.1, and FOX took third with a 1.9. CBS posted a 1.3 in the demo, and The CW trailed with a 0.3.

Tuesday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

NBC:
News special - "Devastation in Oklahoma" (8.2 million viewers, 5.2/9 households)
CBS: "NCIS: Los Angeles" rerun (7.7 million, 5.0/8)
FOX: "So You Think You Can Dance" (4.9 million, 3.0/5)
ABC: Special - "The Bachelor's Funniest Moments" (4.75 million, 3.3/6)
The CW: "The Vampire Diaries" rerun (770,000, 0.5/1)

18-49 leader: "Devastation in Oklahoma" (2.0)

9 p.m.

ABC:
"Dancing With the Stars" season finale (13.8 million, 8.9/14)
NBC: "The Voice" (10 million, 6.2/9)
CBS: "NCIS" rerun (7.75 million, 5.2/8)
FOX: "So You Think You Can Dance" (4.3 million, 2.5/4)
The CW: "America's Next Top Model" rerun (579,000, 0.4/1)

18-49 leader: "The Voice" (3.1)

10 p.m.

ABC:
"Dancing With the Stars" season finale (16.1 million, 10.4/17)
CBS: "NCIS" rerun (7.15 million, 4.8/8)
NBC: "Grimm" season finale (5.2 million, 3.4/5)

18-49 leader: "Dancing With the Stars" (2.8)

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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