May 22, 2013 8:59am PT by Michael O'Connell
TV Ratings: 'Dancing' Rises in Finale, 'Voice' Dips, 'SYTYCD' Steady With Premiere
NBC took a narrow victory among adults 18-49 on the last Tuesday of the 2012-13 season. Following NBC News Special Devastation in Oklahoma (2.0 adults), the 8 p.m. hour's top performer, a one-hour episode of The Voice (3.1 adults) dropped four tenths of a point to a Tuesday low. Grimm (1.7 adults), getting a midweek sendoff in its sophomore year, was steady with last week's showing and up a tenth of a point from last year's finale. NBC averaged a 2.3 rating among adults 18-49 and 7.5 million viewers.
Prepping for next week's Bachelorette launch, ABC aired the special Bachelor: Funniest Moments (1.2 adults) before the two-hour season finale of Dancing With the Stars (2.6 adults). The series' lowest finale to date, it was down seven tenths of a point from the last spring cycle and four tenths shy of the fall ender. Compared to last week's results show, however, Dancing was up a solid eight tenths of a point. ABC averaged a 2.1 rating in the key demo and a dominant 11.5 million viewers.
Though not as strong as its Idol-boosted showing last Wednesday, So You Think You Can Dance was steady with last week's Tuesday premiere. The Fox series averaged a 1.9 rating among adults 18-49 and 4.6 million viewers over the two-hour block.
Season and May sweep demo champ CBS averaged a 1.3 rating among adults 18-49 and 7.5 million viewers with encores of NCIS: LA and NCIS. On the CW, encores fetched a 0.3 demo rating and 674,000 viewers.