Do you want some good news from Tuesday night’s TV ratings? Out of the three major finales that aired, two of them scored larger audiences than at this time last week. However, here comes the bad news — all three shows saw their lowest-rated finales ever.
“American Idol“ – With a 4.2 rating in the 18-49 demographic, “Idol” was the one show down versus last week (though it should be noted that it aired on a different night this time around).
“Glee“ – The show’s 3.0 rating was its highest since February of this year, but you have to wonder just how many viewers are going to tune out following a controversial ending that had Finn / Rachel fans foaming at the mouth and wanting an explanation from co-creator Ryan Murphy.
“Dancing wtih the Stars“ – If this season has taught us any one thing, it’s that you do need actual big names to draw big numbers. The 3.2 rating here is a new low for the franchise — and even if it is a monster in total viewers, it needs to find a way to bring in more young people to stay viable to advertisers.
Perhaps the upcoming All-Star season will help boost interest — after ratings plummeted for the show this season, it can’t hurt.
Unless you want to talk about “The L.A. Complex” posting just a 0.2 rating on The CW, the only other show that was new on the night was “America’s Got Talent” — which, despite competition from the “Dancing” and “Glee” finales, rose versus Monday’s show up to a 3.2 rating. We certainly expect this to spike next week when there is less competition on the airwaves.