TV Ratings Monday: ‘The Voice,’ ‘Alcatraz’ Hit Lows, ‘The Bachelor’ Falls To Finale Low
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NBC again won the night with adults 18-49 and total viewers led by The Voice, but its season low 5.1 adults 18-49 rating may have been whacked by Daylight Savings Time too, it was down 18% vs. a 6.2 rating last week. The half hour ratings for The Voice were: 4.5, 5.1, 5.3, 5.4. Smash fell to a 2.4 adults 18-49 rating, down 11% vs. a 2.7 rating last week.
ABC was second on the night led by two hours of The Bachelor season finale that averaged a 2.9 adults 18-49 rating between 8-10p, up 16% vs. a 2.5 rating last week, but that was its lowest finale rating ever, down 36% from its March, 2011 finale which drew a 4.5 adults 18-49 rating. Afterwards, The Bachelor: After The Final Rose drew a 3.3 adults 18-49 rating, down 30% vs. a 4.7 rating for the ATR special last season.
After a House repeat, Alcatraz tumbled to a series low 1.6 adults 18-49 rating, down 11% vs. a 1.8 rating for its 9pm hour last week.
CBS and the CW were 100% repeats.
Broadcast primetime ratings for Monday, March 12, 2012:
|Time||Net||Show||18-49 Rating||18-49 Share||Viewers Live+SD (million)|
|8:00PM||NBC||The Voice (8-10p)||5.1||14||14.322|
|ABC||The Bachelor (finale, 8-10p)||2.9||8||9.103|
|CBS||How I Met Your Mother -R||1.8||6||5.743|
|CW||America’s Next Top Model -R||0.3||1||0.916|
|8:30PM||CBS||2 Broke Girls -R||2.0||6||6.477|
|9:00PM||CBS||Two And A Half Men -R||2.1||5||7.568|
|CW||Hart of Dixie -R||0.1||0||0.485|
|9:30PM||CBS||Mike & Molly -R||1.9||5||7.295|
|10:00PM||ABC||The Bachelor: After The Final Rose||3.3||8||9.822|
|CBS||Hawaii Five-0 -R||1.6||4||7.764|
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,” 2.9/7; CBS’s “Late Show with David Letterman,” 2.3/6; and ABC’s combo of “Nightline,” 3.4/8; and “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 1.9/6.
In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 0.9/4; “Late Show,” 0.6/3; “Nightline,” 1.1/5; and “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 0.7/3.
At 12:35 a.m., “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” (1.3/4 in metered-market households with an encore) beat CBS’s first-run “Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” (1.1/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, “Late Night” (0.5/3 in 18-49 with an encore) topped “Late Late Show” (0.4/2).
At 1:35 a.m., “Last Call with Carson Daly” averaged a 0.8/3 with an encore in metered-market households and a 0.3/3 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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