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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 won the 10 o'clock hour in the demo.

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, had a smaller dip, averaging 16.1 million viewers (down 10 percent) and a 5.9 rating (down 12 percent).The drops aside, NBC has a lot to be happy about, as its one-two musical punch pushed CBS, the usual Monday champ, to season lows for all its shows.Speaking of lows, Fox's Alcatraz fell yet again to a series low of 6.2 million viewers and a 1.9 rating.8 p.m.
How I Met Your Mother 9.1 million viewers (3.4 demo rating); 2 Broke Girls 10.46 million (3.7)ABC: The Bachelor 7.98 million (2.5) [8-10 p.m.]Fox: House 7.15 million (2.4)NBC: The Voice 16.1 million (5.9) [8-10 p.m.]CW: Gossip Girl 1.17 million (0.5)9 p.m.
CBS: Two and a Half Men 12.35 million viewers (3.8); Mike & Molly 10.98 million (3.3)Fox: Alcatraz 6.2 million (1.9)CW: Hart of Dixie 1.6 million (0.6)10 p.m.
CBS: Hawaii Five-0 9.52 million viewers (2.6)ABC: Castle 8.9 million (2.0)NBC: Smash 8.1 million (2.8)