Tuesday Final Ratings: 'American Idol', 'DWTS', 'AGT' Adjusted Up, 'Glee' Adjusted Down

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May 23rd, 2012


American Idol's performance finale adjusted up two tenths, America's got Talent and Dancing With the Stars were each adjusted up a tenth and the Glee finale was adjusted down a tenth among adults 18-49 versus Tuesday's preliminary ratings.

Broadcast primetime final ratings for Tuesday:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM FOX American Idol 4.4 14 14.850
NBC America's Got Talent -R 1.7 5 5.240
ABC Dancing With the Stars -R 1.3 4 8.830
CBS NCIS: Los Angeles -R 1.2 4 7.510
CW Hart of Dixie -R 0.2 1 0.730
9:00PM NBC America's Got Talent 3.3 9 9.440
ABC Dancing With the Stars: Results (9-11) 3.3 9 17.750
FOX Glee 2.9 8 7.460
CBS NCIS -R 1.6 4 9.170
CW The LA Complex 0.2 1 0.450
10:00PM CBS NCIS -R 1.8 5 9.340
NBC Dateline NBC 1.6 4 4.980

Nielsen TV Ratings Data: ©2012 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.

  • edward

    hahaha Glee down hate that show hope it ends after season 4, 30 years old’s playing 18 years its just dumb!!

  • SteveO

    Ah, Glee :(

  • Joshua Farmer

    Glee needs to really up its game and get better next season. I don’t see why they don’t just get new school kids and rejuvenate the show every 3 years!

    these ratings are getting bad now.

  • HB

    Ouch at Glee.

    A repeat of HoD does better then LA Complex.Poor CW!

  • disney rocks

    Dancing down 8 (?) tenths from Fall finale.

  • Colin

    HOD is same rating dummy

  • Joseph

    So American Idol went from ,
    6.4 / 19 vs this year at 4.4 / 14 ?
    That aint good , even if the drop was similar to last year from the previous show.

  • John A

    NCIS LA did poor at 8pm. Why did CBS air it at 8pm?

  • jake

    Yikes! Glee is weakening so fast, I think tv erosion is getting worse and worse.
    In 2 years, I think only few shows will crac a 3, there must be a new way to attract viewers, or at least a better way to rate.

  • rob60990

    Grey’s will destroy Glee. :D

  • MM


    Glee already tried to bring in new kids. Nobody cares about them. It’s the writing that needs to be rejuvenated.

  • Mi

    Lmao Glee

  • AV

    Despite Dancings dip, it is still the most watched show! I think it’s American Idol that is in need of a serious make over and some better judges. Randy of AI was giving X Factor a bad time but now look who is sinking and I think X Factor might do better this Fall with the new judges!!

  • Victor


    Glee will destroy Glee

  • fringewillget5seasons

    Hahahaha loser Glee. What a terrible show. Deserves to go down more.

  • Jonathan

    The Hart of Dixie repeat was adjusted down a tenth.

  • Max

    People are funny. Come to reality, folks.

    It doesn’t matter what shows did last season or the season before or anything in the past. What matters is what the ratings are now relative to other shows on the same network.

    And when looking at it like that… Idol and GLEE in terms of FOX last night, are both WINNERS.

  • Anthony Parello (AP076)

    So much for the Glee about that 3.

  • Anthony Parello (AP076)

    I have to say the trajectory that Glee is taking feels like Ugly Betty in its 3rd season. At least Glee won’t be put to the Friday Night Death Slot for its season 4.

  • Ben

    It will be funny if Glee gets cancelled after season 4.

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