At 8pm, opposite CBS’ NCIS, ABC’s season finale of Last Man Standing stood as the 2nd-most-watched TV show, outdrawing the opening half-hour of Fox’s Glee by 5% and NBC’s Fashion Star by 57%. Additionally, self-starter Last Man Standing qualified as Tuesday’s most-watched comedy, topping the season finale of Fox’s New Girl by 1.1 million viewers in the 9pm half-hour. ABC’s Last Man Standing surged by double digits week to week in Adults 18-49 (+13%). During its first season, Last Man Standing delivered huge time-period gains for ABC in Total Viewers (+41%) and Adults 18-49 (+42%) over last season.
In the 8:30pm half-hour, ABC’s Cougar Town spiked over the prior week in Adults 18-49 (+15%) and Adults 18-34 (+38%), equaling a 7-week high and a 10-week high – since 3/20/12 and 2/28/12, respectively.
Jumping over its lead-in at 9pm, ABC’s DWTS Results Show beat out the opening hour of NBC’s The Voice finale by 2.4 million viewers. In a double elimination, Disney Channel star Roshon Fegan and actress Melissa Gilbert were the next celebrities to leave the dance competition this season. Despite facing The Voice finale, ABC’s DWTS Results Show retained 100% of its week-ago “Fast Affiliate” Adult 18-49 rating. Building week to week, the ABC unscripted series posted its top Adult 18-34 rating in 5 weeks and best-since premiere numbers with key Men (M18-34/M18-49) – since 4/3/12 and 3/27/12, respectively.
During the 10 o’clock hour against the conclusion of The Voice finale, ABC’s Private Practice dominated its CBS drama competition for the 4th week running in Adults 18-34 and Women 18-34, leading CBS’ season finale of Unforgettable by 38% and 125%, respectively.