via press release:
Up week to week (+5%) and year to year (+5%) on the night, ABC earned second to CBS’ Tuesday season finale lineup in Total Viewers, leading NBC by 11% and Fox by 95%.
In the 8pm hour against CBS’ NCIS finale and the season opener of Fox’s So You Think You Can Dance, ABC’s special Wipeout boosted its time slot week to week by 10% in Adults 18-49 to match a 5 week-high in the hour – since 4/9/13. Wipeout improved its hour year to year by 33% in viewers and by 10% in Adults 18-49, over original programming on the same night last year.
Celebrating the show’s 300th episode, ABC’s DWTS: The Results Show shot up over its lead-in (+64%) and posted its 2nd week of Adult 18-49 growth (+6%). Soap opera star Ingo Rademacher was the next celebrity to leave the competition this season. Tuesday’s most-watched unscripted series, ABC’s dancing results show outdrew NBC’s The Voice by 1.4 million viewers in head-to-head competition in the hour and defeated Fox’s comedy finales among Adults 18-49 (+6% over New Girl/Mindy Project).
Gaining 4% week to week, ABC’s Body of Proof was the most-watched TV show during Tuesday’s 10 o’clock hour for its 7th straight telecast.