May 09, 2012 8:58am PT by Michael O'Connell
TV Ratings: 'The Voice' Finale Tops Last Season, 'New Girl' Ends on High Note
NBC brought home a healthy victory Tuesday night, with the two-hour season finale of The Voice topping all other broadcasts among adults 18-to-49. Fast affiliate ratings gave the crowning of winner Jermaine Paul a 4.3 rating in the coveted demographic, a 16 percent jump from last summer's one-hour finale and the series' best performance since March 25.
The super-sized Voice did not work out as well for Fashion Star, however. Displaced to 8 p.m., the show managed only a 1.3 rating in the demo, a series low, giving the network a 3.3 average with 18-49-ers for the night and 9.2 million viewers.
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NCIS dropped one-tenth of a point from last week to a 3.0 rating among adults 18-49, a number it shared with an even NCIS: LA. Unforgettable rose two-tenths of a point in its season finale, earning a 2.0 demo rating. CBS averaged a second-place 2.7 rating among adults 18-49 for the night and topped total viewers with 14.4 million.
Fox saw solid growth with the freshman-season finale of New Girl. Following Glee (up one-tenth of a point to a 2.6 in the demo), New Girl jumped more than a half-point, rising 27 percent for a 2.8 rating among adults 18-49. The network averaged a 2.4 adults rating for the night and 5.5 million viewers.
Comedies fared well on ABC, with Last Man Standing rising in its finale for a 1.7 rating among adults 18-49 and Cougar Town up 15 percent for a 1.5 in the demo. Dancing With the Stars slid one-tenth to a 2.3 for its double elimination, and Private Practice endured the night's biggest hit, falling to a series low 1.5 in the demo. ABC brought a 1.8 rating with adults 18-49 and 8.4 million viewers.
The CW had new episodes of 90120 (0.6 in adults 18-49) and The L.A. Complex (0.3), both even with the previous week.