Primetime Ratings: NBC Wins as 'The Voice,' 'Smash' Drop - Broadcasting & Cable

Primetime Ratings: NBC Wins as 'The Voice,' 'Smash' Drop

'The Bachelor' has lowest season finale ever, down 36% over last year
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NBC landed on top on a Monday night filled with repeats,
earning an overall 4.2 rating/11 share in the 18-49 demo, according to Nielsen
overnight numbers. The Voice slipped
18% from last week to a 5.1, followed by Smash,
which was down 11% to a 2.4.

ABC was in second with an overall 3.0/8, but saw big drops
with the season finale of The Bachelor.
The two-hour 15th season finale posted a 2.9, down 36% from last
season's finale in March 2011 and the lowest finale rating ever. At 10 p.m., After the Final Rose earned a 3.3, down
30% from last year's episode following the season finale.

Fox was the only
other network to air an original, with Alcatraz
shedding 11% to a series-low 1.6. With a repeat of House,
the network was in fourth with an overall 1.4/4.

CBS (1.9/5) and The CW (0.2/1) both aired repeats.

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