TV Ratings: 'Dancing With the Stars' Finale Dips vs. 2019

Dancing with the Stars Finale
ABC

The bad news for Dancing With the Stars is that its season finale Monday night was down a little compared to last year.

The good news for the ABC show, however, is that despite that small dip, the finale capped a season in which the show improved a little in the key ad demographic of adults 18-49. Monday Night Football was also up for ESPN, and The Voice was steady on NBC.

Dancing With the Stars averaged a 1.0 rating among adults 18-49 and 6.41 million viewers, down from 1.1 and 7.79 million for the 2019 finale. The Good Doctor followed with a 0.6 in the demo and 4.29 million viewers, even with last week.

For the season, DWTS' 0.95 same-day rating in the demo is up from 0.86 last year. It contracted a bit in total viewers, from 6.73 million in 2019 to 6.19 million this year.

DWTS was the top-rated entertainment show in the 18-49 demo Monday, edging The Voice's 0.9. The NBC competition show led the broadcast networks in total viewers with 7.07 million. Weakest Link was steady in adults 18-49 at 0.5 and grew a little in total viewers to 3.21 million.

CBS' Bull (0.5 in 18-49, 4.67 million viewers) improved a little in its second episode of the season, while The Neighborhood (0.8, 5.46 million) and All Rise (0.5, 4.1 million) were steady. Bob Hearts Abishola (0.6, 4.9 million) ticked down.

Monday Night Football scored the night's biggest audience with 12.61 million tuning in; that's up from 11.45 million a week ago and even with the same week last year. MSNBC's Rachel Maddow Show was the top non-football show on cable with 3.47 million viewers, narrowly beating the 3.44 million for Tucker Carlson Tonight on Fox News.

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