Meryl Davis & Maksim Chmerkovskiy Take Home “Dancing With The Stars” Mirror Ball Trophy

Meryl Davis and Maksin Chmerkovskiy Dancing With The Stars

At the end of the night, Meryl Davis and Maksim Chmerkovskiy were crowned the Season 18 Champions, on the Season Finale, TUESDAY, MAY 20 (9:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. (ABC/Kelsey McNeal) MAKSIM CHMERKOVSKIY, MERYL DAVIS

Another shining award for the talented ice-skater and Olympic gold medalist, Meryl Davis. On Tuesday night’s finale of “Dancing With The Stars,” Davis and her pro-dance partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy took home the mirror ball trophy.

The finale also brought success to ABC’s ratings. From 9:00-11:00 p.m., ABC’s “Dancing” finale faced a 2-hour season finale of “The Voice” for the first time ever, and came out on top by a wide margin.

ABC finished as the most-watched TV network on the final Tuesday of the season,outdrawing runner-up NBC by 3.5 million viewers (13.7 million vs. 10.2 million). It was ABC’s 3rd straight night to rank as the No. 1 network in Total Viewers, and 4th time in 5 nights.

“Dancing with the Stars” was the night’s dominant, most-watched TV show (14.9 million).The ABC unscripted series was a strong No. 2 on the night in Adults 18-49, outdelivering “Idol” by 41% (2.4/7 vs. 1.7/6).

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