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Wednesday, November 26, 2014


8:00 Dancing with the Stars: The Road to the Finals
Viewers: 11.3 million, 18-49 demo: 1.9
9:00 Dancing with the Stars
Viewers: 16.0 million, 18-49 demo: 3.0

8:00 NCIS
Viewers: 16.0 million, 18-49 demo: 2.5
9:00 NCIS: New Orleans
Viewers: 14.5 million, 18-49 demo: 2.3
10:00 Person of Interest
Viewers: 9.0 million, 18-49 demo: 1.7

8:00 The Voice
Viewers: 9.4 million, 18-49 demo: 2.3
9:00 Marry Me
Viewers: 3.5 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
9:30 About a Boy
Viewers: 3.1 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
10:00 Chicago Fire
Viewers: 6.0 million, 18-49 demo: 1.6

8:00 Masterchef Junior
Viewers: 4.1 million, 18-49 demo: 1.5
9:00 New Girl
Viewers: 2.8 million, 18-49 demo: 1.3
9:30 The Mindy Project
Viewers: 2.3 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1

Tuesday night saw ABC dominate with the finale of the latest edition of Dancing with the Stars. It posted a strong 16 million viewers and 3.0 demo. These totals are the best since the premiere in Fall 2013 and it's the best demo for a finale since Fall 2011. After modest ratings through most of the fall for Dancing, it got hot at the end and had a real nice finish for ABC. It will return in March after The Bachelor fills in as usual. CBS took a hit in total viewers but not the demo. NCIS was down 2.1 million viewers but just a tenth in the demo. NCIS: New Orleans was down 2.4 million viewers for a series low, but it was even in the demo. Person of Interest was down nine tenths in viewers and actually up a tenth in the demo. I'm not sure what explains these shows skewing so much younger this week, but it's not a bad development.

NBC crumbled against the ABC competition. Despite only facing a clip show of Dancing, The Voice was down 1.4 million viewers and four tenths in the demo. The demo is a series low for a regular episode. This show has been stumbling badly lately even though it always drops towards the end of each edition. At 9pm, Marry Me was down 1.5 million viewers and four tenths in the demo. This show barely does anything with a lead-in and I'm sure it'd be even worse without. It's as good as done. At 9:30pm, About a Boy was down 1.1 million viewers and three tenths in the demo. At 10pm, Chicago Fire was down 1.8 million viewers and half a demo point for its worst performance since April 3, 2013. Is NBC really going to leave the comedy block in place over the next couple weeks and let it bring down Fire? They shouldn't. Finally on FOX, Masterchef Junior was down two tenths in viewers and even in the demo, New Girl was even in viewers and down a tenth in the demo, and The Mindy Project was down a tenth in viewers and even in the demo.

WINNER OF THE NIGHT: Dancing with the Stars (ABC)

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