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)