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Primetime Ratings: Finales Power Fox to Tuesday Victory

'DWTS' finale lowest-rated ever
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Fox
was able to win Tuesday with an overall 3.6 rating/10 share in the 18-49 demo,
according to Nielsen overnight numbers. The first night of American Idol's
two-night finale drew a 4.2, down 22% from last year's performance finale, its lowest-rated ever. Glee's
third-season ender scored a 3.0, up 20% from last week, but down 35% from last
year's finale.

ABC's
Dancing With the Stars finale put the network in second place (but first
in total viewers) with a 2.6/7. The two-hour finale was down 30% from last
spring's finale to a 3.2, its lowest-rated ever.

NBC
placed third with a 2.1/6. America's Got Talent was off by two tenths
from last Tuesday for a 3.2, but beat both the Glee finale and Dancing With the Stars in the 9 p.m. hour. The Dateline: 20th AnniversarySpecial
drew a 1.6 at 10 p.m.

CBS'
repeats put the network in fourth with a 1.5/4.

The CW rounded out
the night with a 0.2/1. L.A. Complex was steady with a 0.2.

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