Finale ratings: ‘Dancing,’ ‘Idol’ down; ‘Glee’ up
ABC’s Dancing with a Stars was a most-watched uncover and Fox’s American Idol drew a many immature adults on a complicated night of TV competition. However, Dancing had a lowest ratings ever for a culmination in both categories and Idol had a lowest ratings ever for a opening culmination in immature adults.
Dancing‘s two-hour finale, that crowned NFL star Donald Driver and Peta Murgatroyd, captivated 17.5 million viewers, creation it a night’s most-watched show. Idol‘s one-hour opening finale, a duel between Phillip Phillips and Jessica Sanchez, drew 14.4 million to come in second place. For a 11th-season singing competition, using on opposite night of a week than usual, it was a smallest assembly for a opening culmination given Season 1. Idol‘s two-hour culmination is tonight (8 ET/PT).
Dancing and NBC’s America’s Got Talent tied for second behind Idol among advertiser-coveted immature adults, nonetheless Talent kick Dancing in a head-to-head hour.
The Glee deteriorate finale, that had a advantage of following a singular Tuesday Idol, averaged 7.6 million viewers and scored a biggest young-adult rating in 3 months.
ABC won a night and viewers and Fox scored a top in immature adults.