8:42am PT by Michael O'Connell
TV Ratings: 'NCIS' Finale Nearly Tops 'The Voice'
Tuesday may be the most finale-packed night this season-ending week has seen thus far.
And with NCIS wrapping its 14th cycle, the CBS drama nearly matched The Voice with its steady 1.4 rating among adults 18-49. That was within a tenth of a ratings point from NBC's dominant singing show. NCIS also ranked as the night's most-watched telecast with more than 13 million viewers.
The same morning that saw CBS brass touting stability and most-watched status, Nielsen on Wednesday also gave the network a Tuesday win among both total viewers and adults 18-49 — with steady episodes of Bull (1.2 adults) and NCIS: New Orleans (1.1 adults) following NCIS.
Over on NBC, with The Voice logging a season-low, Great News came in with steady scores of a 0.7 and 0.6 rating in the key demo. The season finale of Chicago Fire was also slightly lifted, earning a 1.3 rating among adults 18-49.
All four of ABC's comedies concluded their seasons, with one signing off for good. The Middle led with a 1.3 rating among adults 18-49, but lost some steam from its most recent episode. American Housewife (1.2 adults), Fresh Off the Boat (1.0 adults) and the now-canceled Imaginary Mary (0.8 adults) were all steady — as was Agents of SHIELD (0.7 adults).
Prison Break headed into the end of its current revival with a 0.9 rating among adults 18-49 on Fox, with back-to-back Brooklyn Nine-Nine episodes earning a 0.7 rating and 0.6 rating in the demo.
And on The CW, The Flash (0.9 adults) and iZombie (0.3 adults) were steady.