• The Hollywood Reporter on LinkedIn
  • Follow THR on Pinterest
MAY
21
6 MOS

TV Ratings: 'Voice' Hits Finale Low, 'Dancing' Down Less, Fox's 'Marry Harry' Flops

A night of big reality on the Big Four sees big percentage drops for the current competition king — and a slew of soft entries.

Dancing with the Stars The Voice Split - H 2014
ABC/Adam Taylor; Tyler Golden/NBC
"Dancing With the Stars," "The Voice"

It may have been up significantly, week to week, but the spring finale of The Voice clocked a series low for a season ender. Wrapping its run a month earlier than the comparable cycle in 2013, the average 3.3 rating with adults 18-49 marked a 25 percent hit.

NBC still easily won the night in the key demo, and The Voice also logged 11.6 million viewers -- shy of the night's most watched program, Dancing With the Stars.

STORY: How NBC Finished the Season at No. 1 — Without an Asterisk

The ABC ballroom competition was also down from last year's spring finale, averaging a 2.4 rating with adults 18-49, but it was only off by three-tenths of a point. The show took in 14.9 million viewers.

American Idol aired its performance finale to an average 1.7 rating in the key demo. With an especially heavy amount of reality competition on the night, it suffered a 43 percent drop from the penultimate episode last season.

PHOTOS: Broadcast TV's New 2014-15 Shows

The lead-in did little for newbie I Wanna Marry "Harry." The dating competition, starring a Prince Harry look-alike, sank out of the gate with a 0.7 rating among adults under 50.

Speaking of fizzles, CBS' primetime Judge Judy special did not move the dial much either. It averaged a 0.9 rating in the key demo -- as did ACM: All-Star Salute to the Troops.

The CW finale of Supernatural (1.1 adults), up three-tenths of a point from last week, bested a lot of its unscripted competition.