8:44am PT by Michael O'Connell
TV Ratings: 'Alcatraz' Finale, 'Dancing With the Stars,' and 'The Voice' Drop on Monday
Despite the lack of scripted competition, most series were down on Monday night, including top performers The Voice and Dancing With the Stars.
NBC took a 4 percent hit with The Voice, which pulled in a 4.4 rating among adults 18-49. Its demo showing easily topped ABC's two-hour broadcast of Dancing With the Stars but saw total viewership down by nearly 6 million. Smash was steady with the previous week, pulling a 2.2 among adults 18-49. The net averaged a 3.7 demo rating and 10 million viewers.
Dancing With the Stars fell 11 percent from its 14th-cycle opener. The competition brought in a 3.1 rating in the demo and drew 17.6 million viewers. Castle was up, even with the softer lead-in, nabbing a 2.4 adults 18-49 rating and winning the hour. ABC brought in a 2.9 rating with 18-49-ers for the night, with 15.8 million viewers.
CBS' block of encores secured it third place for the night, pulling in a 1.9 adults 18-49 rating overall and 6.4 million viewers.
The two-hour Alcatraz finale aired on Fox, ending its season down six percent from the previous week's 1.5 demo rating but managing to sustain that score throughout the night. Fox averaged 4.7 million viewers.
On The CW, the film Confessions of a Shopaholic averaged a 0.4 among adults 18-49 and 949,000 viewers.