ABC takes a decisive win in total viewers with “Dancing With the Stars,” “Castle”
"The Voice" took top honors and propelled NBC to a ratings win on Monday night, while "Dancing With the Stars" was the most-watched network of the evening and the "Alcatraz" finale on Fox took a slight dip, according to preliminary numbers.
NBC took first place in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and a distant second place in total viewers with an average 3.7 rating/10 share and 10 million. "The Voice" at 8 dipped slightly but was still the night's highest-rated program with a 4.4/12 in the demo, and 11.8 million total viewers. "Smash" at 10 performed evenly with last week in the demo, taking a 2.2/6 and 6.4 million total viewers.
ABC took second place in the demo and a decisive win in total viewers, averaging 2.9/8 and 15.8 million. "Dancing With the Stars" at 8 dipped 11 percent in the ratings from last week, receiving the night's second-best number, a 3.1/8 in the demo. It also had 17.6 million total viewers, which made it the most-watched show overall. "Castle" at 10 inched up from last week, drawing a 2.4/6 in the demo and 12.1 million total viewers.
CBS, which took third place in ratings and total viewership with an average 1.9/5 and 6.4 million, aired repeats.
Fox came in fourth in ratings and total viewers with an average 1.5/4 and 4.7 million. The network's primetime roster consisted of a special airing of "Alcatraz" at 8, followed by the season finale at 9, which was down 6 percent from last week with a 1.5/4 and 4.7 million.