TV ratings: 'Dancing With the Stars' finale hits season high Tuesday, 'NCIS' and 'The Voice' up too
Tuesday's ratings were up across the board over last week as the networks counted gains for the second straight night. The "Dancing With the Stars: All-Stars" finale hit a season high for ABC, and "NCIS" and "The Voice" each posted sizable increases over a week ago.
FOX's comedies were also up a little, and "Hart of Dixie" improved on its numbers as well. On the downside, "Emily Owens, M.D.," "Vegas" and "Parenthood" all lost some viewers opposite the "DWTS" finale (though "Parenthood" was up in adults 18-49).
CBS led the night in viewers with 14.4 million and a 9.0 rating/14 share in households. ABC (13.85 million, 8.7/13) was a close second. NBC took third with 7 million viewers and a 4.4/7. FOX (3.45 million, 2.2/3) came in fourth, and The CW (1.2 million, 0.8/1) trailed.
The race for the adults 18-49 lead was a tight one, with ABC's 2.8 rating coming out on top. CBS scored a 2.7 in the demographic, followed by NBC at 2.5. FOX drew a 1.7 and The CW a 0.4.