Fox's rain-delayed coverage of the Daytona 500 drove down numbers for most shows Monday night, but NBC still has a lot to sing about.
Despite drops in both viewership and the adults 18-to-49 demo, The Voice (14.8 million viewers, 5.4) was the top show of the night, while Smash ended its two-week skid by rising to 6.9 million and a 2.4 (up 6 and 4 percent).
The Voice, Angie Johnson and Cee Lo Green
The Voice is still a smash. Smash? Not so much.
The singing competition show won Monday night for NBC, with 15.7 million viewers and a 5.8 rating in the adults 18-to-49 demo. It dropped a tad from last week's numbers (16.1 million, 5.9), but handily trumped all its competition over its two hours.
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Smash, on the other hand, fell again, nabbing ...
Smash, Megan Hilty
The Voice hit another high note, leading NBC to a Monday night win, but Smash failed to live up to its title in its second outing.
Smash drew 8.1 million viewers and a 2.8 rating in the adults 18-to-49 demo, dropping 29 and 25 percent, respectively, from its series debut a week ago. The show, however, still ...
Smash lived up to its title, winning the final hour of Monday's prime time, and fresh off The Voice's Season 2 debut after the Super Bowl, it posted formidable numbers, making for a huge night for NBC.
Hugh Laurie, Teri Hatcher, Mariska Hargitay
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