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NBC again topped Monday’s adults 18-49 ratings, but The Voice fell to a season low 4.4 adults 18-49, down 4% vs. a 4.6 rating last week. Smash held at a season low matching 2.2 adults 18-49 rating, the same as last week.

It its second episode, Dancing with the Stars fell 11% to a 3.1 adults 18-49 rating, vs. a 3.5 rating in its season premiere last week.  Castle rose 4% to a 2.4 adults 18-49 rating, vs. a 2.3 rating last week.

The two hours of the Alcatraz season finale each scored a season/series low 1.5 adults 18-49 rating, vs. a 1.6 rating last week for its single hour.

CBS was all repeats and CW ran the 2009 movie Confessions of a Shopaholic which drew a 0.4 adults 18-49 rating, which was just a tenth less than the last new episodes of Gossip Girl and Hart Of Dixie on Monday.

Late-night results are below the primetime data.

Broadcast primetime  ratings for Monday, March 26, 2012:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM NBC The Voice (8-10p) 4.4 12 11.789
ABC Dancing With The Stars (8-10p) 3.1 8 17.616
CBS How I Met Your Mother -R 1.9 6 5.703
FOX Alcatraz 1.5 4 4.714
CW Confessions of a Shopaholic (movie, 8-10p) 0.4 1 0.949
8:30PM CBS 2 Broke Girls -R 2.0 6 6.118
9:00PM CBS Two And A Half Men -R 2.2 6 7.078
FOX Alcatraz 1.5 4 4.743
9:30PM CBS Mike & Molly -R 1.9 5 6.283
10:00PM ABC Castle 2.4 6 12.150
NBC Smash 2.2 6 6.355
CBS Hawaii Five-0 -R 1.6 4 6.566

via NBC press notes:

In Late-Night Metered Markets Monday night (the Austin and San Antonio markets are delayed):

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,” 3.7/9; 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,” 0.8/4; “Late Show,” 0.6/3; “Nightline,” 1.1/5; and “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 0.6/3.

At 12:35 a.m., “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” (1.3/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS’s “Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” (1.1/4 with an encore). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, “Late Night” (0.4/3 in 18-49) topped “Late Late Show” (0.3/2 with an encore).

At 1:35 a.m., “Last Call with Carson Daly” averaged a 0.8/4 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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