NBC’s 9-11 PM The Voice finale (1.1 rating in the adults 18-49 demographic, 7.38 million viewers) won its time slot in all key metrics Wednesday, including an 83% edge in the demo and a 1.7M-viewer margin over CBS’ premiere of Blood & Treasure (0.6, 5.68M). But Voice fell markedly compared to last season’s spring finale (1.5, 8.77M)
Heading into the singing competition’s season wrapper, NBC’s The Village season finale (0.6, 4.25M) was its most watched episode since its March 19 series premiere, which had enjoyed a This Is Us lead-in.
Action/adventure series Blood & Treasure fumbled half of CBS’ NCIS season finale (1.2, 11.94M) demo ratings and more than half its total viewers. The NCIS wrap beat its combined competition by more than 1.5 million viewers, and its closest demo competitor in the slot by six tenths. But it shed a tenth of the year-ago’s closer demo, becoming the franchise’s lowest to date.
Over on ABC, the 8-10 PM average stood in stark contrast to ABC’s comedies that wrapped up one season back — featuring Roseanne, a one-hour The Middle finale, and Splitting Up Together on May 22, 2018. Very soon after that night, Roseanne Barr’s tweets changed the course of ABC Tuesday comedy.
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This time, ABC’s Black-ish (0.7, 2.91M) season finale inched up a tenth week to week in the demo. American Housewife (0.7, 3.64M) dropped, and The Kids Are Alright (0.6, 2.96M) and Bless This Mess (0.6, 2.81M) stayed steady week to week. At 10 PM, docuseries 1969 (0.4, 1.93M) rebounded from the previous week’s lowest-yet demo.
NBC (0.9, 6.34M) topped the night in the demo, and CBS (0.8, 7.77M) won in total viewers. ABC (0.6, 2.69M) and Fox (0.6, 2.25M) tied for No. 3 in the demo. The CW (0.2, 758,000) followed.
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