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TV Ratings: ‘The Voice’ Season 11 Finale Up From Last Cycle, Down From Last Year

Variety logo Variety 12/14/2016 Oriana Schwindt
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The Voice” closed out its 11th season on NBC Tuesday night, leading the network to a win on another quiet December evening. The finale, in which Sundance Head was declared the winner, pulled in a 2.5 rating in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and 12.04 million viewers on the whole. That was up around 14% from the demo for last cycle’s capper, but off about 14% from the year-ago finale.

NBC kicked off the night with a “Voice” recap that drew a 1.7 in the demo and 8.85 million viewers.

CBS’s usual Tuesday was largely steady. “NCIS” rose slightly to a 1.8 in the demo and 14.7 million viewers; “Bull” ticked down slightly to a 1.4 and 11.56 million viewers. “NCIS: New Orleans” ended the evening with a steady 1.2 and 9.96 million viewers.

ABC’s comedies — most of whom just received an extra episode order — all ticked up from the week before, which saw most of the shows hit lows. “The Middle” came in with a 1.6 in the demo and 6.64 million viewers. “American Housewife” drew a 1.5 and 5.57 million. “Fresh Off the Boat” pulled in a 1.2 and 4.05 million viewers. “The Real O’Neals” reeled in a 0.9 and 3.3 million viewers. A reprise of Jimmy Kimmel’s Synergy Hour from Dec. 9 (“Jimmy Kimmel Live: Rogue One a Star Wars Story”) brought in a 0.5 and 1.84 million viewers.

On Fox, “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” came in with a low 0.9 in the demo and 2.19 million viewers, while “New Girl” stayed low with a 0.8 and 1.71 million viewers. “Scream Queens” maintained at a 0.5 and 1.18 million viewers.

The CW was in repeats.

As a reminder, many of these series will see lifts of 50% or more once viewing within three and seven days is counted. However, most of those gains won’t translate to the ratings networks guarantee advertisers.


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