‘The Voice’ Powers NBC to Another Monday Win

Feb 21, 2012  •  Post A Comment

NBC continued to flex its Monday night ratings muscle, getting a strong performance from a two-hour installment of “The Voice” to win the night, TVbytheNumbers.com reports.

“The Voice” was down two-tenths from a week ago but still easily finished as the top show of the night with a 5.8 average rating in adults 18-49.

NBC won the night overall with a 4.6 rating in 18-49, ahead of CBS (3.5 average), ABC (2.4) and Fox (2.1). Fox also won total viewers, averaging 12.6 million to top CBS (11.0 million), ABC (8.6 million) and Fox (6.5 million).

NBC’s 10 p.m. show “Smash” continued to slip, down a half-point to a 2.3 average in the 18-49 demo.

CBS’s comedies were generally up, with “How I Met Your Mother” rising 0.4 to a 3.8 average in 18-49; “2 Broke Girls” up two tenths to a 4.0; “Two and a Half Men” climbing two tenths to a 4.1; and “Mike & Molly” even at 3.4.

Fox’s “Alcatraz” lost a tenth of a ratings point , managing only a 1.8 average in adults 18-49. “House” also dropped a tenth, to a 2.3 average.

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