The Voice crowned a winner for its 17th season on Tuesday, winning primetime with a 1.3 rating in the adults 18-49 demographic and 8.64 million viewers. The numbers held steady from last night’s episode, and is up a tenth from last week. NBC’s reality singing competition was up each week during its run; the finale is up 18% from last spring’s finale, but down five tenths from last fall’s finale.
Leading into the finale was a Voice clip show, which earned a 1.0 rating and 6.68 million viewers. The network won the night in the demo.
CBS took Tuesday overall in total viewers with a pair of fall finales of its own with NCIS (1.0, 11.04M), which was down a tenth from its last new episode and hit a season audience low; and FBI (0.8, 8.41M), also off a tenth. However, NCIS: New Orleans (0.9, 7.05M) ticked up from last week.
At Fox, The Resident (0.7, 3.82M) returned and was down from last week, while Empire (0.7, 2.57M) held steady.
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ABC gave us another dose of holiday cheer airing specials beginning with A Charlie Brown Christmas (1.1, 4.62M), which gained in the demo from its December 6 telecast. The CW aired the special Dogs of the Year (0.2, 950,000).
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