voice quarterfinals ratings TV ratings: 'The Voice' dips but still gives NBC an 18 49 win MondayFast National ratings for Monday, April 16, 2012

The quarterfinals of “The Voice” fell a bit in the ratings compared to last week, but nothing on the other networks rose up to challenge it, so NBC still led Monday night in adults 18-49. ABC was boosted a little by the return of “Castle,” while “Dancing With the Stars” had a split verdict — up in viewers but down in the 18-49 demographic.

ABC led the night in viewers by a wide margin, drawing 14.7 million people and a 9.5 rating/16 share in households. NBC (8.6 million, 5.3/8) came in second, a little bit ahead of CBS (8.1 million, 5.1/8). FOX (6.3 million, 3.9/6) dipped slightly from last week. The CW (1.2 million, 0.8/1) was up a tick.

NBC’s 3.1 rating topped the adults 18-49 demo, beating out CBS’ 2.7 and ABC’s 2.6. FOX averaged 2.0 for the night and The CW 0.6.

]]> NBC: “The Voice” (9.7 million, 5.9/9)
CBS: “How I Met Your Mother” (7.3 million, 4.5/7)/”2 Broke Girls” (8.4 million, 5.1/8)
FOX: “Bones” (7 million, 4.3/7)
The CW: “Gossip Girl” (1.1 million, 0.8/1) 18-49 leader: “The Voice” (3.4) 9 p.m. ABC: “Dancing With the Stars” (17.25 million, 11.0/16)
CBS: “Two and a Half Men” (11 million, 6.7/10)/”Mike & Molly” (9.6 million, 6.0/9)
NBC: “The Voice” (10.2 million, 6.2/9)
FOX: “House” (5.6 million, 3.5/5)
The CW: “Hart of Dixie” (1.3 million, 0.9/1) 18-49 leader: “The Voice” (3.9) 10 p.m. ABC: “Castle” (11.5 million, 7.4/12)
CBS: “Hawaii Five-0” rerun (6.1 million, 4.0/7)
NBC: “Smash” (6 million, 3.9/6) 18-49 leader: “Castle” (2.2)

Ratings information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change. Source: The Nielsen Company. More ratings at Zap2it: Daily, weekly and cable

Posted by:Rick Porter