Ratings: Smash Hits a Lower Note in Week 2, Alcatraz Dips Once Again

NBC’s Smash played to a smaller audience with its second performance, drawing 8.1 million total viewers while scoring a 2.8 rating among the coveted 18-49 crowd. That marks drops of 29 and 25 percent versus the musical drama’s debut.

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Leading into Smash, The Voice spoke to 16.1 million while doing a 5.9, dipping just 10 and 12 percent week-to-week.

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House, in its first outing since announcing that this will be the final season, held steady with 7.2 million total viewers while dipping a tenth in the demo to a 2.4. (P.S. Poor Chase.) Fox’s Alcatraz (6.2 mil/1.9) however dropped another 10 and 17 percent in Week 5, and is now down 38 and 42 percent from its debut.

Elsewhere on the night:

8 pm | Placing a distant second behind The Voice, CBS’ sitcombo of How I Met Your Mother (9.1 mil/3.4) and 2 Broke Girls (10.5 mil/3.7) each dipped 8 and 14 percent. The Bachelor (8 mil/2.5) slipped just a few percentage points, while Gossip Girl (1.17 mil/0.5) was down 7 percent and a tenth in the demo (to a series low).

9 pm | Two and a Half Men (12.35 mil/3.8) dropped 12 percent in the demo, while Mike & Molly (11 mil/3.3) was more of less flat. Hart of Dixie (1.6 mil/0.6) charmed a few more viewers while steady in the demo.

10 pm | Smash led the hour in the demo, while Hawaii Five-0 (9.5 mil/2.6) held steady to draw the most viewers. Castle, matching last week’s 8.9 mil/2.0, was No. 2 in audience and third in the demo.

What were you tuned into this Monday?

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