Ratings: Bachelor Finale Drowned Out By The Voice, Alcatraz Dips to New Low

The Bachelor, facing off against NBC’s robust Voice, hit a bit of a sour note on Monday night, dropping a full third from its year-ago closer to an all-time low for a season finale.

In fact, NBC notes, The Voice (14.3 million total viewers, 5.1 demo rating) bested the ABC dating series by 76 percent among the coveted 18-49 crowd. (For those wondering, The Bach’ was up against original House and Chuck episodes last year, also on a Daylight Savings-impaired night.)

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But of course, as I’ll be reminding you all… week… long, we’re in the midst of the Daylight Savings Time doldrums, when moms and/or dads are ostensibly forsaking TV to play badminton outside with the young’uns, so every original outing was down on Monday.

Taking the tiniest hit, it could be pointed out, was NBC’s Smash, which with 7.1 million viewers and a 2.4 rating slipped just 8 and 11 percent. (Advisory: Next week’s episode is much better. Really.)

The Voice itself was down 15 and 18 percent, while Fox’s Alcatraz (5 mil/1.5) — leading out of a House repeat — fell 9 and 11 percent to new series lows.

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Akin to its lead-in, The Bachelor: After the Final Rose (9.82 mil/3.3) dropped 30 percent year-over-year.

What were you tuned into on Monday night, provided you weren’t engaged in a pick-up bocce game?

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