TV Ratings Monday: 'The Voice,' 'Smash' Weaken, Still Lead NBC Win, Hold Competition To Widespread Ratings Lows

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February 14th, 2012

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In its second regular Monday episode NBC's The Voice drew a 5.9 adults 18-49 rating, down 12% vs. a 6.7 adults 18-49 rating last Monday night. In its second episode, Smash had a  2.8 adults 18-49 rating, down a somewhat worrisome 26% vs. a 3.8 rating in its premiere last Monday. That still easily put NBC on top the Monday adults 18-49 ratings for the second Monday in a row. Those two shows continue to give NBC their best timeslot ratings in many years (8-10p since March 5, 2007, 10-11p since April 13, 2009).

Every CBS show hit a season low on Monday night. How I Met Your Mother had a season low 3.4 adults 18-49 rating, down 15% vs. a 4.0 rating last week. 2 Broke Girls also hit a season low 3.7 adults 18-49 rating was down 14% vs. a 4.3 rating last week.  Two and a Half Men's 3.8 adults 18-49 rating was also a season low,  down 12% vs. a 4.3 rating last week. Mike & Molly had a season low 3.3 adults 18-49 rating, down a tenth vs. a season low 3.4 rating last week.  Hawaii Five-0 had a 2.6 adults 18-49 rating, down a tenth vs. a 2.7 rating last week which tied its season low.

The Bachelor's 2.5 adults 18-49 rating was down a tenth versus a 2.6 rating last week. Castle held at a season low 2.0 adults 18-49 rating equal to last last week.

Now announced in its final season, FOX's House drew a season low 2.4 adults 18-49 rating, down a tenth vs. a 2.5 rating last week. Alcatraz kept falling, its 1.9 adults 18-49 rating was a series low, down 17% vs. a 2.3 rating last week.

The CW's Gossip Girl fell to a series low 0.5 adults 18-49 rating, vs. a 0.6 rating last week. Hart Of Dixie drew a 0.6 adults 18-49 rating even with last week.

Late-night results are below the primetime data.

Broadcast primetime  ratings for Monday, February 6, 2012:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM NBC The Voice (8-10p) 5.9  15 16.1
CBS How I Met Your Mother 3.4 10 9.10
ABC The Bachelor (8-10p) 2.5 7.98
FOX House 2.4 6 7.15
CW Gossip Girl 0.5 1 1.17
8:30PM CBS 2 Broke Girls 3.7 10 10.46
9:00PM CBS Two And A Half Men 3.8 9 12.35
FOX Alcatraz 1.9 4 6.19
CW Hart of Dixie 0.6 1 1.60
9:30PM CBS Mike & Molly 3.3 8 10.98
10:00PM NBC Smash 2.8 7 8.09
CBS Hawaii Five-0 2.6 7 9.52
ABC Castle 2.0 5 8.88

via NBC press notes:

In Late-Night Metered Markets Monday night:

In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 3.2/8; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.8/7; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 3.6/9; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.4/4.

In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 1.0/4; "Late Show," 0.8/4; "Nightline," 1.2/5; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3.

At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.5/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.4/5). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.4/3).

At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.9/4 with an encore in metered-market households and a 0.3/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters

NOTE: All national ratings are "live plus same day" from Nielsen Media Research unless otherwise indicated.

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