Ratings: NBC Has a Smashing Night Opposite Many Repeats, Alcatraz Steady

With CBS (and, yes, The CW) in repeat mode this Monday, NBC’s The Voice, with 16.7 million total viewers and a 6.1 demo rating, soared 13 percent week-to-week to deliver its best numbers since Season 2’s Monday time slot premiere.

Versus Season 1’s fifth telecast, The Voice is up 96 and 61 percent, respectively.

That teed up Smash to surge 17 percent week-to-week and deliver three-week highs of 7.9 million and 2.7, opposite Hawaii Five-0 and Castle reruns. NBC points out that the musical drama has (faint praise alert) given the network its five highest 18-49 ratings in the Mondays-at-10 spot since September 20, 2010.

All told, NBC dominated the Monday demos with an average of 4.9, besting No. 2 ABC (2.1) by more than double.

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Of the night’s precious little other fresh network fare, Fox’s double bill of Alcatraz averaged 5.7 million total viewers and a 1.8 demo rating, slipping 6 percent in audience but flat with the freshman drama’s previous outing. ABC’s The Bachelor: The Women Tell All drew 8.1 mil and a 2.5, dipping a tenth in the demo week-to-week.

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What were you watching this Monday night?