"The Voice" powered NBC to a third consecutive Monday night win in ratings and total viewers, though ratings for NBC's new musical drama "Smash" continued to slip, according to preliminary numbers.
NBC received an average 4.6 rating/11 share in the adults 18-49 demographic and 12.6 million total viewers. Though "The Voice" from 8 to 10 was slightly down from last week, the singing competition was the night's highest-rated program with a 5.8/14 in the demo, and the most-watched with 15.7 million total viewers. "Smash" at 10 was down 18 percent in the demo from last week, taking a 2.3/6. The show received 6.5 million total viewers.
CBS, which dominated Mondays this season until the arrival three weeks ago of "The Voice," was second in ratings and total viewers with a 3.5/9 in the demo and 11 million. It enjoyed modest week-to-week growth across the board, save for "Mike & Molly," which was flat compared to last week. "How I Met Your Mother" at 8 was up 12 percent in the demo versus last week with a 3.8/10, and had 9.8 million total viewers. "2 Broke Girls" at 8:30 took a 4.0/10 in the demo and 11.3 million total viewers, while "Two and a Half Men" at 9 drew a 4.1/10 and 13.2 million. "Mike & Molly" at 9:30 posted a 3.4/8 in the demo to match last week's season low and drew 11.3 million total viewers, while "Hawaii 5-0" finished the night at 10 with a 2.8/7 in the demo and 10.2 million.
ABC was third in ratings and total viewers with a 2.4/6 and 8.6 million. "The Bachelor" at 8 was flat in the demo with a 2.5/6 and 8 million total viewers. "Castle" at 10 was up slightly from the previous week with a 2.1/5 in the demo and 9.7 million total viewers.
Fox landed in fourth in ratings and viewers with a 2.1/5 and 6.5 million. "House" — which announced earlier this month that this season would be its last — at 8 was down a tenth in the demo versus last week, posting a 2.5/6. It had 7 million total viewers. "Alcatraz" was also down a tenth in the demo, receiving a 1.8/4. It had 6 million total viewers.