Private Practice closed out its six-year run with its highest numbers since October.
The series finale drew 5.2 million viewers and a 1.5 in the adults 18-to-49 demographic, up 25 percent from last week. Lead-in The Taste averaged 6 million viewers and a 2.2 for its series premiere, helping ABC to a win. The Taste was the night's top-rated program and was a tenth higher than Dancing with the Stars' premiere in the slot last season.
Winter TV Preview: Must-see new showsPrivate Practice
did lose the 10 p.m. slot to Parenthood
, whose season finale earned 4.8 million viewers and a 1.7, down two-tenths from last week. NBC's comedies Go On
(4 million, 1.3) and The New Normal
(3.3 million, 1.2) continue to suffer without The Voice
, falling to series lows.
Fox's comedies all grew after a low showing across the board last week.
On The CW, Hart of Dixie
(1.5 million, 0.7) matched a season high.
(R) 12.7 million viewers (1.7 demo rating)ABC: The Taste
6 million (2.2) [8-10 p.m.]Fox: Raising Hope
4 million (1.7); Ben and Kate
2.6 million (1.2)NBC: Betty White's Off Their Rockers
5.8 million (1.7)CW: Hart of Dixie
1.5 million (0.7) 9 p.m.
CBS: NCIS: Los Angeles
(R) 11.6 million (1.7)Fox: New Girl
4 million (2.1); The Mindy Project
3 million (1.5)NBC: Go On
4 million (1.3); The New Normal
3.3 million (1.2)CW: Emily Owens, M.D.
1.4 million (0.5)10 p.m.
(R) 7 million (1.1)ABC: Private Practice
5.2 million (1.5)NBC: Parenthood
4.8 million (1.7)