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The end of the 2011-2012 television season is here as reality shows begin crowning winners and scripted shows air their finales. NBC’s The Voice had its final performance episode of the season on Monday and had better numbers to show for it. CBS’ freshman comedy 2 Broke Girls, which has already been renewed for next season, ended on a down note.
However, Dancing With The Stars propelled ABC to win in average viewers. The network drew an average of 14.85 million viewers, but had just a 2.6 average 18-49 rating. DWTS’ first hour drew 15 million viewers, while its second hour had 17 million. The show, which actually went past 10 p.m., averaged a 2.6 18-49 rating, which was a new low for a performance episode. The Castle finale finished the night with 12.6 million viewers and a 2.5 18-49 rating.
CBS came in second with an average of 9.6 million viewers and a 2.9 18-49 rating. The hour-long 2 Broke Girls finale, which featured Martha Stewart, drew 8.86 million viewers and a 3.2 18-49 rating. That was an 11 percent drop from last week’s final numbers and a new low for the show. Two and a Half Men drew 11.26 million viewers and a 3.7 18-49 rating, while Mike & Molly had 10.18 million and a 3.1 rating. Hawaii Five-0 finished the night with 9.24 million viewers and a 2.3 18-49 rating.
NBC finished third with just under 9 million viewers, but had the best average 18-49 rating with a 3.1. The Voice’s first hour drew nearly 10 million viewers, while the second hour was up to 11 million. It drew a 3.7 rating in the key demographic, a 20 percent jump from last week. Smash also saw a slight rise to a 1.9 18-49 rating, but it drew just 5.9 million viewers, pulling NBC’s average numbers down.
Fox had 6.5 million viewers and a 2.0 18-49 rating. Bones had 6.9 million viewers and a 1.9 18-49 rating, while House had 6.17 million and a 2.1 rating.
The CW averaged 1.1 million viewers and a 0.5 18-49 rating for Gossip Girl and Hart of Dixie. Despite a new episode, Gossip Girl drew just 869,000 viewers.