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Ratings: 'Dancing' finale hits season highs for ABC

Thanks to a two-hour Dancing With the Stars finale (meaning no new episode of The Forgotten to drag down numbers) , ABC earned its highest Tuesday numbers for the fall season in both total viewers and Adults 18-49. At 8 p.m., V held steady from last week in both areas. The three-hour lineup was enough to give ABC an edge over CBS for the night, despite strong showings as usual for NCIS and NCIS: Los Angeles. CBS’ freshman drama The Good Wife maintained all of its audience from last week, and even rose 8 percent from last week’s showing in Adults 18-49.

Time Show Viewers (in milions)
8:00 p.m. NCIS (CBS)
V (ABC)
Merry Madagascar (NBC)
So You Think You Can Dance (Fox)
90210 (The CW)
20.2
9.3
9.0
6.0
2.1 (repeat)
8:30 The Biggest Loser (NBC) 9.5
9:00 Dancing With the Stars: The Results (ABC)
NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS)
Melrose Place (The CW)
19.2
14.8
1.5 (repeat)
10:00 The Good Wife (CBS)
The Jay Leno Show (NBC)
12.7
6.1

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