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'Dancing with the Stars': Jordan Fisher & Lindsay Arnold take Mirrorball Trophy

Wed, Nov 22nd 2017 11:05 pm
`Dancing with the Stars`: Lindsay Arnold and Jordan Fisher celebrate winning the Mirrorball Trophy on Tuesday night on ABC. Jordan will join the live tour this winter. (ABC photo by Eric McCandless)
"Dancing with the Stars": Lindsay Arnold and Jordan Fisher celebrate winning the Mirrorball Trophy on Tuesday night on ABC. Jordan will join the live tour this winter. (ABC photo by Eric McCandless)
Jordan Fisher and Lindsay Arnold won the 25th season of "Dancing with the Stars" on Tuesday, topping second-place finisher Lindsey Stirling and Mark Ballas, and third-place team Frankie Muniz and Witney Carson. Jordan and Lindsay earned two sets of perfect scores on Monday, performing a "redemption" Charleston to "Bad Man" by Pitbull feat. Robin Thicke, Joe Perry and Travis Barker; and a freestyle routine to "Puttin' on the Ritz 2017 (Jazzy Radio Mix)" by Taco feat. tomX.
Featuring the season 25 finale of "Dancing with the Stars," ABC ran a strong No. 2 on Tuesday among adults 18-49 (1.3/5 18-49 demo rating) to NBC, beating CBS' dramas by 18 percent (1.1/4) and FOX by 63 percent (0.8/3). ABC surged to Tuesday season highs in viewers and young adults.
Leaping over its lead-in against NBC's "The Voice"-led "This Is Us" at 9 p.m., ABC's finale of "Dancing with the Stars" delivered 9.2 million viewers and a 1.3/5 in adults 18-49 to the two-hour time period. Gaining viewers from its first hour to its second hour, "Dancing" ranked No. 1 in the final hour of the night in total viewers and adults 18-49. Moreover, in its final half-hour from 10:30-11 p.m. as Jordan and Lindsay won the coveted Mirror Ball Trophy, "Dancing" built to 9.5 million viewers.
"DWTS" was up from its season 24 finale (on May 23) in total viewers (up 3 percent - 9.2 million vs. 8.9 million) and shot up 29 percent with teens 12-17 and 60 percent with kids 2-11.
"Dancing with the Stars" season 25 champions. (ABC photo by Adam Rose)

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