The main event of the primetime lineup last night was seeing “The Voice” finale air on NBC, and after looking at the latest numbers for it, we figure that the network is at least reasonably happy with the results.
Overall, the episode generated a 2.5 rating in the 18-49 demographic with the two-hour sendoff, which featured none other than Sundance Head winning over Billy Gilman. While not the highest rating for the finale to date, it is an improvement of over 10% from the finale that aired earlier this spring. At this particular point, it’s hard to see the show improving its ratings without doing something to shake things up in terms of the format. We’re not sure they will do that, so NBC just has to try to stop the bleeding.
As for the other shows on the night…
CBS – It was a reasonably steady night for The Eye, given that “NCIS” (1.8) and “NCIS: New Orleans” (1.2) were reasonably steady; meanwhile, “Bull” had a small slide in between them to a 1.4 as it enters its holiday hiatus.
ABC – For the most part, it was great news for the network’s many comedies — “The Middle” (1.6), “American Housewife” (1.5), “Fresh Off the Boat” (1.2), and “The Real O’Neals” (0.9) all scored a little bit of improvement. However, a “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” special at the end of the night flopped with just a 0.5 rating.
Fox – “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” slipped down to a 0.9, “New Girl” held firm at around a 0.8, and for “Scream Queens,” it stayed solid at a still-woeful 0.5 that hardly guarantees a renewal.
At the moment, The CW is off the air and likely will continue to be until mid-January. Nothing really to see here…
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