Tuesday Ratings for May 24: 'Dancing' Enjoys Well-Watched Finale
Matt Click
Matt Click
Staff Writer, BuddyTV
ABC's Dancing with the Stars aired its season finale last night and saw a significant rise in viewers. Not only that, but it beat NBC's The Voice by a wide margin (which is significant, and you'll see why). FOX's American Idol, oddly enough, saw a slight dip in ratings from last week.

Dancing with the Stars crowned football player Hines Ward as its champion last night. It was up 29% versus last week's penultimate episode, and up 15% from last year's season finale (which saw a series low), with 22.59 million viewers. Looks like DWTS has still got it where it counts!

Read our DWTS finale recap here!

Beyond good ratings, DWTS scored another victory last night -- it beat The Voice by a huge margin. The Voice was down 16% from last week, with a viewership of 8.68 million. This might not seem like big news, but The Voice and DWTS will be going head-to-head next year in their timeslots. Of course, DWTS aired its finale, while The Voice obviously did not. But the question remains: does The Voice have any hope at all of standing up to Dancing with the Stars?

And check out our Voice recap here!

Judging by last night's ratings for Idol, viewers missed the fact that there was a schedule change, or there were more disgruntled Haley fans than previously anticipated. Idol hit a series low for a finale episode, down 7% from last year's performance finale, with 21.41 million viewers. Can Idol make up for it with the results show tomorrow?

Did you forget it had moved to Tuesday? Read our Idol recap here!

NBC's The Biggest Loser enjoyed a fairly successful season finale, up 11% from last week, with 9.05 million viewers. However, it was a series finale low, down 21% from last year's season finale.

Read up on Biggest Loser's finale here!

FOX's Glee saw a nice rise in ratings for its season finale, up 28% from last week's episode (its best ratings since early March), with 12.54 million viewers.

Check out our Glee recap here!

Source: Nielsen

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