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Tuesday, March 6, 2012

'The Voice' ratings climb for battle rounds, and 'Smash' rises too

by James Hibberd Most expected NBC's The Voice ratings to go down once the show moved from its popular audition phase into the battle rounds. Instead the numbers went up — and boosted Smash too. Aided by CBS running repeats last night, NBC's Monday more
Entertainment Weekly ( 3/6/2012 8:51:59 AM -08:00 )

NBC: 'Smash' Now Certain To Be Renewed, Let The Retentionistas Howl
NBC: Our Renew / Cancel Index predicts potential renewal or cancellation for scripted broadcast primetime shows by the end of the 2011-12 season in May, 2012. (includes results from January 2- March 4, 2012): With the cancellation bear already stuffed full more
TVbytheNumbers ( 3/6/2012 9:43:02 AM -08:00 )

Ratings Rat Race: 'Voice' & 'Smash' Rise
Ratings Rat Race: After taking a hit from facing Daytona 500 last week, NBC's The Voice (6.1/16) bounced back with its first battle round, which was up 13% from last week for the show's best result since the post-Super Bowl Monday episode. At 10 PM, Smash (2.7/7) was up more ( 3/6/2012 9:41:30 AM -08:00 )

'The Voice' lifts NBC; 'Smash' wins time slot
Megan Hilty, left, and Katharine McPhee compete to play Marilyn Monroe in 'Smash.' Photo credit: NBC Could things be looking up for NBC's ratings-challenged ”Smash”? Critics loved the musical comedy about the making of a Broadway musical about Marilyn more
Orlando Sentinel (blog) ( 3/6/2012 9:37:12 AM -08:00 )

Ratings: 'The Voice' and 'Smash' Rise to Give NBC a Win
By Tim Kenneally With "The Voice" and "Smash" both experiencing double-digit ratings increases on Monday night, NBC took a decisive overall win on an evening that saw CBS' formidable Monday night lineup in repeats. NBC took first place in both ratings more
TheWrap ( 3/6/2012 9:33:25 AM -08:00 )

NBC's 'Voice,' 'Smash' grow Monday
By Rick Kissell Taking advantage of softer than usual competition , including repeats on CBS , NBC's new Monday tandem of ''The Voice'' and ''Smash'' grew nicely week to week to lead the net to an easy ratings victory. As ''The Voice'' entered the more
Variety ( 3/6/2012 9:28:27 AM -08:00 )

TV Ratings: 'Smash,' 'Voice' rise against reduced Monday competition
TV Ratings: After facing CBS originals and FOX's Daytona 500 last week, NBC's "The Voice" and "Smash" both thrived and rose against repeats and the lackluster "Alcatraz," giving NBC dominant Monday night wins in all key measures. Among adults 18-49, NBC averaged a more
HitFix ( 3/6/2012 9:17:33 AM -08:00 )

TV ratings: 'The Voice' wins big, 'Smash' up, 'Bachelor' holds steady
TV ratings: By Jen Harper With last week's Daytona 500 out of the way, NBC's "The Voice" reclaimed its top spot in both the 8 and 9 o'clock hours, with 16.3 million and 17 million viewers respectively. And, another small victory for fans of "Smash," NBC's musical more (blog) ( 3/6/2012 9:16:23 AM -08:00 )

Primetime Ratings: NBC Wins as 'Smash' Rebounds
By Tim Baysinger -- Broadcasting & Cable, 3/6/2012 11:56:19 AM NBC won Monday night as it rebounded from last week with an overall 4.9 rating/13 share, according to Nielsen overnight numbers. The Voice's first "Battle Round" episode drew a 6.1 from more
Broadcasting & Cable ( 3/6/2012 9:15:49 AM -08:00 )

The Voice dominates Monday ratings for NBC
NBC's musical drama Smash, which stars Jack Davenport and Anjelica Huston, saw its ratings rise last night while JJ Abram's new Fox series Alcatraz held steady. At 8pm NBC's singing competition The Voice had 16.3 million viewers with a whopping 5.8 more
ATV Today ( 3/6/2012 9:13:16 AM -08:00 )

SMASH's Episode 5 Scores 7.9 Million Viewers!
According to published reports, NBC's SMASH, which aired its fifth episode last night, got a significant ratings boost with 7.9 million viewers (6.9 million last week). This gave the show a 17% improvement with a rating of 2.7. more
Broadway World ( 3/6/2012 9:12:25 AM -08:00 )

NBC's 'Smash' hits a three-week high note
By Toni Fitzgerald NBC's lineup, most notably the drama "Smash," benefited from airing against CBS reruns last night. "The Voice" and "Smash" both saw ratings rise over their previous episode, the second straight week that "Smash" has risen. more
Media Life Magazine ( 3/6/2012 8:57:49 AM -08:00 )

TV Ratings: 'Smash' and 'The Voice' Climb Against Many Monday Repeats
TV Ratings: NBC returns to dominance, after being sidelined by last week's Daytona 500, with considerable jumps for both series against competition from "The Bachelor" and a two-hour "Alcatraz." With CBS out of the equation on Monday night, airing a three-hour more
Hollywood Reporter ( 3/6/2012 8:55:06 AM -08:00 )

TV Ratings Monday: 'The Voice,' 'Smash' Sing Higher; 'Alcatraz' Steady; 'The
TV Ratings Monday: NBC won the night with adults 18-49 and total viewers led by The Voice which was up 13% from last week (when the Daytona 500 was delayed into primetime) to a 6.1 adults 18-49 rating. Smash also benefited rising 17% to a 2.7 adults 18-49 rating. more
TVbytheNumbers ( 3/6/2012 8:43:54 AM -08:00 )

Ratings: NBC Has a Smashing Night Opposite Many Repeats, Alcatraz Steady
With CBS (and, yes, The CW) in repeat mode this Monday, NBC's The Voice soared 13 percent week-to-week to deliver its best demo rating (6.1) since Season 2′s Monday time slot premiere. That teed up Smash to surge 17 percent week-to-week and deliver a more
TVLine ( 3/6/2012 8:37:39 AM -08:00 )

NBC finds its 'Voice'
NBC finds its By Andrew Wallenstein, Rick Kissell “The Voice” has performed so well on Monday, it's even had an impact on CBS' highly successful comedies. NBC's Broadway-themed drama “Smash” is not a huge hit but has improved on the net's perf in the Mondays at 10 more
Variety ( 3/4/2012 4:20:40 PM -08:00 )