smash lets be bad nbc TV ratings: 'The Voice' wins big, 'Smash' up, 'Bachelor' holds steadyFast National ratings for Monday, March 5, 2012

With last week’s Daytona 500 out of the way, NBC’s “The Voice” reclaimed its top spot in both the 8 and 9 o’clock hours, with 16.3 million and 17 million viewers respectively.

And, another small victory for fans of “Smash,” NBC’s musical show was up again this week with 7.9 million viewers, compared to last Monday’s 6.9
million viewers, which perhaps can be at least partially due to it going up against reruns of “Hawaii Five-0” and “Castle.” “The Bachelor” held steady with its “Women Tell All” episode on ABC with 7.8 million viewers in the first hour and 8.4 million in the second.

NBC won out for the night in total viewers with 13.7 million viewers and a 8.1
rating/13 share in households. ABC was a more distant second (7.6 million, 5.1/8), CBS
third (6.9 million, 4.5/7), FOX fourth (5.7 million, 3.5/5) and The CW (1.2 million, 0.8/1).

The adults 18-49 win
also went to NBC, with a 4.9 rating, ahead of ABC with a 2.1, CBS and FOX with a 1.8 and The CW with a 0.4.

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NBC: “The Voice” (16.3 million, 9.5/14)
ABC: “The Bachelor: The Women Tell All” (7.8 million, 5.2/8)
CBS: “How I Met Your Mother” rerun (6.1 million, 4.0/6)/”2 Broke Girls” rerun (7 million, 4.4/7)
FOX: “Alcatraz” (5.85 million viewers, 3.6/5)
The CW: “America’s Next Top Model” rerun (1.3 million, 0.9/1) 18-49 leader: “The Voice” (5.8)   9 p.m.     NBC: “The Voice” (17 million, 9.7/14)
ABC: “The Bachelor: The Women Tell All” (8.4 million, 5.6/8)
CBS: “Two and a Half Men” rerun (7.96 million, 5.1/8)/”Mike and Molly” rerun (7 million, 4.6/7)
FOX: “Alcatraz” (5.46 million, 3.3/5)
The CW: “Hart of Dixie” rerun (1.1 million, 0.7/1) 18-49 leader: “The Voice” (6.3) 10 p.m.    NBC: “Smash” (7.9 million, 5.1/8)
ABC: “Castle” rerun (6.66 million, 4.4/7)
CBS: “Hawaii Five-0” rerun (6.55 million, 4.4/7) 18-49 leader: “Smash” (2.7)   Ratings information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change. Source: The Nielsen Company.

Posted by:Jennifer Harper