9:17am PT by Michael O'Connell
TV Ratings: 'Dancing With the Stars' Finale Wins Tuesday
ABC logged a Tuesday win thanks to the finale of Dancing With the Stars — and the enduring appeal of Charlie Brown.
The umpteenth encore presentation of A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving since its 1973 debut remained a huge draw on the Alphabet net, averaging a 2.2 rating among adults 18-49 and 7.5 million viewers. That lead-in was outdone by Dancing With the Stars, posting its highest adults 18-49 rating in a year, with a 2.4 in the key demo. (DWTS was still down from the comparable fall 2014 finale.)
Rounding out the end of its fourth consecutive November Sweep win, NBC saw The Voice shed a half of a point to a 2.1 rating in the key demo to a season low. That smaller lead-in did not dampen Chicago Med. Following last week's strong premiere, the show retained 82 percent for an average 1.8 rating among adults 18-49 — matching the score of parent series Chicago Fire.
The rest of the broadcast offerings were stable, with NCIS (2.1 adults), NCIS: New Orleans (1.6 adults) and Limitless (1.3 adults) all steady on CBS. The same can be said of Grandfathered (0.9 adults), The Grinder (0.7 adults) and Scream Queens (0.8 adults) on Fox.
The CW aired the special Greatest Holiday Commercials Countdown to the tune of a 0.4 rating among adults 18-49.