9:35am PT by Michael O'Connell
TV Ratings: 'The Voice' Finale, Both Up and Down, Dominates Tuesday
The Voice, which wrapped its 11th season Tuesday night, was both up and down in the big finale.
With an average 2.5 rating among adults 18-49, a score that easily put NBC atop the broadcast pack for primetime, The Voice was up 14 percent from the most recent finale. It was, however, also down by the same measure from the year-ago finale. (The Voice's fall run typically outperforms its spring showing.)
Between 9 and 11 p.m., The Voice also averaged just more than 12 million viewers — nearly a 20 percent jump from the night before.
CBS, which topped among total viewers for the night, placed No. 2 in the key demo thanks to steady episodes of NCIS (1.8 adults), Bull (1.4 adults) and NCIS: New Orleans (1.2 adults).
On ABC, the entire comedy block — The Middle (1.6 adults), American Housewife (1.5 adults), Fresh off the Boat (1.2 adults), The Real O'Neals (0.9 adults) — was lifted.
Ahead of the holiday hiatus, new episodes of Brooklyn Nine-Nine (0.9 adults), New Girl (0.8 adults) and Scream Queens (0.5 adults) were steady on Fox.