“Roseanne” went out with a bang with Tuesday night’s season finale. And though this episode put up lower Nielsen numbers than last week’s, the ABC revival still managed to top NBC’s season finale of “The Voice” — and every other show on broadcast TV — in the all-important adults 18-49 age range.
The “Roseanne” finale scored a 2.4 rating/11 share and 10.3 million viewers. Those gaudy figures for the half-hour sitcom weren’t enough for ABC to topple first-place NBC in terms of primetime averages.
CBS, which was runner-up in total viewers for the night, aired the most-watched show of the night: the “NCIS” season finale.
NBC was first in ratings with a 1.4 rating/6 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 7.8 million, according to preliminary numbers. A “Voice” recap at 8 p.m. put up a 1.1/5 and 6.1 million viewers. The actual two-hour season finale starting at 9 posted a 1.5/6 and 8.7 million viewers.