In viewers and young adults, ABC marked its strongest Tuesday of the season with entertainment programming on the night.
Leaping over its lead-in (Shrek the Halls Rebroadcast) at 9pm and building from its first to second hour, ABC's grand finale of DWTS: All-Stars ranked #1 in all 4 of its half-hours in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49. Dancing was far and away Tuesday's most-watched unscripted show, topping The Voice (8-9pm) by a season-best 5.2 million viewers.
ABC's DWTS: All Stars - Results Show won over all-original competition in its 2-hour time period, leading CBS' combination of NCIS: LA and Vegas, NBC's comedies (Go On/The New Normal) and Parenthood and Fox's comedies (New Girl/Mindy Project). In fact with an average audience of 17.6 million viewers and a 3.2/9 in Adults 18-49 from 10:30-11pm, the veteran ABC unscripted show towered over its final half-hour, beating The Combined delivery of CBS' Vegas and NBC's Parenthood by 4.4 million viewers and by 3% in Adults 18-49. Melissa Rycroft was crowned champion of Season 15 and awarded the coveted mirror ball trophy.
Spiking week to week by 28% in viewers and by 50% in young adults and building over its Monday finale (+2%/+11%), DWTS: All-Stars closed out with its best numbers on any night this season.