Last night featured three finales as the broadcast season winds down. The performance finale of NBC’s The Voice (3.7/10) was up 6% from the performance-show low it hit last week but down 16% from the series’ Season 1 performance finale, which aired in late June. At 10 PM, Smash (1.9/5) was up a tenth from last week’s series low. NBC reclaimed the nightly victory among adults 18-49 from CBS, which still topped the competition in total viewers.
After beating The Voice for its last two original airings, CBS’ Two And A Half Men (3.7/10) finished tied with the NBC singing competition for the No. 1 spot in adults 18-49 last night. The veteran comedy was even with its fast national from last week, down a tenth from the final. The one-hour season finale of freshman 2 Broke Girls (3.2/10) was down 9% from the fast national for its regular episode last week (down 11% from the final.) Mike & Molly (3.1/8) was down a tenth from last week, and Hawaii Five-0 (2.3/6) was down 8% from its a crossover episode with NCIS: LA last Monday to tie its series low. The four highest-rated programs in 18-49 last night: The Voice, 2.5 Men, 2 Broke Girls and Mike & Molly all hail from Warner Bros. TV.
ABC’s Dancing With The Stars (2.6/7) was down a tenth from its fast national last week to hit a new performance-show low. The season finale of Castle (2.5/7) was up 9% from last week. It is expected to give back some of the gains in the finals over a Dancing overrun but is expected to stay in positive territory. Fox’s Bones (1.9/6) was even with its fast national from last week (down a tenth from the final), House (2.1/5) was even. The CW’s Gossip Girl (0.4/1) was down two tenths from last week, Hart Of Dixie (0.6/1) held steady.