And there they go: Several shows aired their season finales Tuesday night, including NBC’s The Voice, Fox’s New Girl and CBS’ Unforgettable.
The Voice two-hour live finale (11.6 million viewers, 4.3 adults 18-49 rating) was up 39 percent this week. Plus, reversing its recent year-to-year trend, the singing competition was up 16 percent compared to its first season finale. Lead-in was provided by a special Fashion Star (4.4 million, 1.3).
CBS had NCIS (17.8 million, 3.0), NCIS: LA (14.5 million, 3.0) and the finale of Unfortgettable (10.7 million, 2.0). Unforgettable has been very much on the bubble for a renewal and was up 11 percent despite increased competition from NBC.
On Fox, New Girl (5.5 million, 2.8) is already renewed, and it’s finale jumped 27 percent. The comedy’s Glee (6.5 million, 2.6) lead-in rose slightly.
On ABC, the Last Man Standing (6.6 million, 1.7) finale was up 13 percent, followed by Cougar Town (4.7 million, 1.5) up 15 percent – both shows coming off their bottoms. Dancing results show (13.3 million, 2.3) was down a tad. At 10 p.m., this new time slot is not doing any favors for Private Practice (6.1 million, 1.5), falling 29 percent up against The Voice to a series low.