TV Ratings Tuesday: 'Glee' Finale Rises, 'American Idol' Performance Finale Dips, 'DWTS' Sees Finale Low
|Adults 18-49: Rating/Share||3.6/10||2.6/10||2.1/6||1.7/5||1.5/4||0.2/1|
|Adults 18-34: Rating/Share||2.9/10||1.5/5||1.4/5||1.9/6||0.8/2||0.2/1|
|Total Viewers (million)||11.018||14.579||6.545||4.243||8.638||0.668|
FOX was the number one network for the night in adults 18-49 and ABC won with total viewers.
On NBC, America’s Got Talent garnered a 3.2 , down two-tenths from last week’s 3.4 adults 18-49 rating. At 10PM, Dateline NBC got a 1.6 in adults 18-49, matching last week’s time-period performance.
On FOX, the performance finale of American Idol earned a 4.2, which is an all-time low for a performance finale. It’s worth noting too that the 14% drop from last week’s 4.9 rating, is the same drop the performance finale saw last year. The season finale of Glee scored a 3.0 adults 18-49 rating, up five tenths from last week’s 2.5, and giving the show its best ratings since February.
On ABC, Dancing With the Stars’ finale earned a 3.2 rating, which is a new performance finale low, despite being up from last week’s series low 2.2 rating.
On the CW, L.A. Complex was even with last week’s 0.2 adults 18-49 rating.
CBS was all repeats for the evening.
Late-night results are below the primetime data.
Broadcast primetime ratings for Tuesday, May 22, 2012:
|Time||Net||Show||18-49 Rating||18-49 Share||Viewers Live+SD (million)|
|NBC||America’s Got Talent -R||1.6||5||5.289|
|ABC||Dancing With the Stars -R||1.3||4||8.775|
|CBS||NCIS: Los Angeles -R||1.1||4||7.472|
|CW||Hart of Dixie -R||0.3||1||0.888|
|9:00PM||NBC||America’s Got Talent||3.2||9||9.292|
|ABC||Dancing With the Stars: Results (9-11)||3.2||9||17.481|
|CW||The LA Complex||0.2||1||0.448|
Via NBC Press Note:
In Late-Night Metered Markets Tuesday night:
- In Nielsen’s 56 metered markets, household results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 2.5/6; CBS’s “Late Show with David Letterman,” 2.5/6; and ABC’s combo of “Nightline,” 4.4/10; and “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 2.2/7.
- In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 0.8/4; “Late Show,” 0.6/3; “Nightline,” 1.2/5; and “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 0.6/3.
- At 12:35 a.m., “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” (1.3/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS’s “Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” (1.1/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, “Late Night” (0.5/3 in 18-49) topped “Late Late Show” (0.3/2).
- At 1:35 a.m., “Last Call with Carson Daly” averaged a 0.9/4 in metered-market households and a 0.3/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.
NOTE: All national ratings are “live plus same day” from Nielsen Media Research unless otherwise indicated.
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