At 9 pm, the final 30 minutes of “Dancing with the Stars” are still above the 23 million with a peak of 26 million in the last 3 minutes.
Kyle Massey, 19, was runner-up and Bristol Palin, 20, came in 3rd place.
The producers of the show said the public voted in record numbers for the finale, briefly crashing the show’s website.
On “Good Morning America” Jennifer Grey, 50, the winner of the DWTS last season, talked about how she was pressured to recreate the dance she performed with Patrick Swayze in “Dirty Dancing”.
“I knew everybody wanted us to do something with The Time of My Life – there was a lot of pressure for that. But I knew that was a dance for Patrick and me, and I wanted to leave it as such.”