The musical one-two punch of American Idol and Glee led Fox to a Tuesday win in the demo.
Boosted by Idol as a lead-in, Glee's season finale pulled in 7.6 million viewers and a 3.0 in the adults 18-to-49 demographic, up 20 percent from last week. Idol's final performance show earned 14.4 million viewers and a 4.2 — the night's highest rating — but it was down 14 percent from last week's two-hour show on Wednesday and marks an all-time low for a finale performance show.
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ABC topped the night in viewership with Dancing with the Stars' two-hour finale, which averaged 17.5 million viewers and a 3.2 for a results show season-high. However, the show slumped 30 percent in the demo compared to last spring's finale.
On NBC, America's Got Talent (9.3 million, 3.2) tied Dancing in the demo in the 9 o'clock hour. Dateline NBC scored 5.05 million viewers and a 1.6.
CBS: NCIS: Los Angeles (R) 7.4 million viewers (1.1 demo rating)
ABC: Dancing with the Stars (R) 8.7 million (1.3)
Fox: American Idol 14.4 million (4.2)
NBC: America's Got Talent (R) 5.3 million (1.6)
CW: Hart of Dixie (R) 0.8 million (0.3)
CBS: NCIS (R) 9.1 million viewers (1.6)
ABC: Dancing with the Stars 17.5 million (3.2) [9-11 p.m.]
Fox: Glee 7.6 million (3.0)
NBC: America's Got Talent 9.3 million (3.2)
CW: The L.A. Complex 0.4 million (0.2)
CBS: NCIS (R) 9.3 million viewers (1.8)
NBC: Dateline NBC 5.05 million (1.6)