TV ratings: 'The Voice' finale dips a little, 'Masterchef Junior' up Tuesday

The finale of "The Voice" helped NBC to a demographic win in the Fast National ratings for Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014, but it was down slightly from last spring's finale (and down more from the fall 2013 cycle).A later start time for "The Voice" also drove down the ratings for CBS' "NCIS: New Orleans" and "Person of Interest," and "NCIS" was also off a bit. On the flip side, "Masterchef Junior" was up some for FOX in adults 18-49 and scored its largest total audience ever. NBC's new holiday special "Elf: Buddy's Musical Christmas" couldn't match "A Charlie Brown Christmas" on ABC.CBS scored 13.3 million viewers and an 8.4 rating/14 share in households during primetime, beating NBC (10.1 million, 6.1/10) for the top spot. ABC (4.4 million, 2.7/4) finished a pretty distant third. FOX (3.7 million, 2.2/4) came in fourth, and The CW (1.5 million, 1.0/2) brought up the rear.NBC led the 18-49 demographic with...

TV Ratings: 'Person of Interest,' 'The Mentalist' crush the competition

Fast National ratings for Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011CBS again flattened the competition with a Thursday night line-up that gets stronger by the week. Both "Person of Interest" (which according to CBS had its biggest viewership since its premiere) and "The Mentalist" were run-away ratings leaders, though that's hardly surprising considering the other networks stuck with an almost exclusive slate of re-runs.CBS snagged 11.9 million viewers and a 7.4 rating/12 share in households for the night, beating the next closest competition -- FOX (7.5 million, 4.7/7) -- by a long-shot. ABC (5.8 million, 3.7/6), NBC (2.7 million, 1.8/3) and The CW (945,000, 0.7/1) all finished well behind the Tiffany network.CBS also won the adults 18-49 race with a 2.8 rating. FOX was second with 2.2, followed by ABC (1.6), NBC (0.8) and The CW (0.3)....

Tonight's TV Hot List: Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2009 - Featured

* NCIS (8/7c CBS) Ralph Waite guest stars as Gibbs' father, Jackson, who visits his son for the holidays and perplexes Gibbs with his unusual behavior. While Gibbs wrestles with that mystery, another mystery involving a father and son surfaces when the enlisted son of a retired colonel-turned-preacher is found dead, and the team believes he might be the victim of a hate crime. * Gordon Ramsay: Cookalong Live (9/8c Fox) In this special, culinary tyrant Gordon Ramsay does what most TV chefs do: He prepares a recipe while showing viewers how to do it. On the menu: Steak Diane with saued potatoes and peas; an angel-hair pasta with shrimp, chile peppers and tomatoes; and quick tiramisu for dessert. According to the press release for the hour, Gordo "guarantees" that viewers will be able to "cookalong" successfully "if you just do what he says." Viewers who can't are free, of course, to scream at their TV sets. * Funniest Commercials of the Year: 2009 (10/9c TBS) 'Tis the season for holiday cheer, reuniting with family and, of course, blatant commercialism. Host Kevin Nealon celebrates the craziest advertising out there with this tribute to the year's best and funniest television commercials, including spots from the U.S. and abroad. Expect plenty of painful sight gags and a bevy of beautiful ladies shilling products. The latter puts the spotlight on one of the axioms of advertising: Sex sells. * Teen Mom (10/9c MTV ) After filming wrapped on last summer's surprise hit, 16 and Pregnant, cameras continued to follow four of the young women featured on that series as they struggled to balance the very grownup responsibilities of parenthood while still being teens themselves. The result is this cautionary docu-reality series, which premiered last week. It provides an intimate and often eye-opening glimpse at some of the challenges young mothers face. It's must-see TV for teens - and their parents, too. * A Charlie Brown Christmas (8/7c ABC) Forget about it. It's simply the best holiday special ever. Not only do we get the great music and Snoopy's penguin impersonation, there's also the crazy dance sequence, the tragic little tree and Linus lisping his way into our hearts with his take on the true meaning of Christmas. The hour also includes animated vignettes based on old Peanuts strips, including one in which Sally pens a misguided missive to "Samantha Claus." Source Here