After facing CBS originals and FOX's Daytona 500 last week, NBC's "The Voice
" and "Smash
" both thrived and rose against repeats and the lackluster "Alcatraz
," giving NBC dominant Monday night wins in all key measures.
Among adults 18-49, NBC averaged a 4.9 rating far ahead of second place ABC's 2.1 rating in the key demographic. CBS and FOX both averaged a 1.8 rating, while The CW posted a 0.4 rating.
Overall, NBC averaged an estimated 13.73 million viewers and an 8.1 rating/13 share for Monday primetime. ABC was second with a 5.1/8 and 7.64 million viewers, with CBS' 4.5/7 and 6.87 million viewers taking third. FOX was fourth with 5.66 million viewers and a 3.5/5. The CW averaged a 0.8/1 and 1.21 million viewers to trail.
8 p.m. -
NBC's "The Voice" dominated the 8 p.m. hour with 16.32 million viewers and a 5.8 rating among adults 18-49. ABC's "The Bachelor
: The Women Tell All" averaged 7.84 million viewers and a 2.3 key demo rating for second. CBS' repeats of "How I Met Your Mother" (6.17 million and a 2.0 key demo) and "2 Broke Girls" (7.01 million and a 2.1 key demo) followed. FOX's "Alcatraz" averaged 5.86 million viewers and a 1.9 key demo rating in fourth. On The CW, a repeat of the "America's Next Top Model" premiere drew 1.35 million viewers (more than last week's new "Gossip Girl," if we trust Nielsen) and a 0.5 key demo rating.
9 p.m. - "The Voice" improved to 17 million viewers and a 6.3 rating among adults 18-49 for NBC in its second hour. ABC stayed second with 8.425 million viewers and a 2.7 key demo rating for "The Bachelor: The Women Tell All." Repeats of "Two and a Half Men" (7.96 million and a 2.1 key demo) and "Mike & Molly" (6.98 million and a 1.8 key demo) were third. A second hour of "Alcatraz" slipped slightly to 5.46 million viewers and a 1.8 key demo rating. On The CW, a "Hart of Dixie" repeat averaged 1.07 million viewers and a 0.4 key demo.
10 p.m. - Boosted by its lead-in and two repeats as competition, NBC's "Smash" added a million viewers to 7.82 million and also rose to a 2.7 rating among adults 18-49. ABC's "Castle" repeat was second in viewers with 6.66 million and third with a 1.4 key demo rating. CBS' "Hawaii Five-0" repeat was third with viewers with 6.55 million and second in the key demo with a 1.5 rating.
All ratings information comes from preliminary Fast National Nielsen data, which includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are subject to change.