Tuesday brought more finales, more Howard Stern and a good night for NCIS and Private Practice. The 8 PM season finale of CBS’ NCIS (3.5/11) was up 13% from last week. The end of the police procedural series’s ninth season, which saw Jamie Lee Curtis return, was the No. 1 show of the night. The following two-hour finale of NCIS: LA (3.0/8) was even with last week. The second broadcast of America’s Got Talent (3.4/10) with Stern as a judge was down 8% from Monday’s premeire and last year’s second night. On the upside, Talent scored a season time period high for NBC in the Tuesday 8-10 PM slot; the show was up 48% from season averages, with 10.4 million viewers. The 10 PM Fashion Star (1.6/4) finale was up 23% from last week’s 8 PM show. Over on the CW, the season finale of 90210 (0.5/2) was down from last week. L.A. Complex (0.2/1) matched its series low of last week. CBS won the night among adults 18-49 and total viewers.
Heading towards its May 22 finale, the 8 PM episode of Fox’s Glee (2.4/8) was down 11% from last week. The extra 9 PM Glee (2.5/7), with a cameo by Lindsay Lohan as a celebrity judge, was down 7% from last week’s 8 PM airing. The 8 PM episode of ABC’s Cougar Town (1.0/3) was down 33% from last week, as was the show’s 8:30 PM episode. That marks a series low for the Courteney Cox show, which will be moving to TBS for its fourth season. The results episode of Dancing With The Stars (2.2/6) was down 8% from last week, a series low for results shows. After a series low last week, Private Practice (1.8/5) came back up 29% for its season finale. ABC recently renewed the medical drama for a sixth season.