Monday Ratings: Big Day for ‘The Voice’ Good Start for ‘Smash’

Ratings from TVBytheNumbers. These are early numbers, but it looks like The Voice and Smash both had a great night:

Updated: The Voice pulled a 6.6 adults 18-49 rating and Smash debuted to a 3.8 adults 18-49 rating.  Smash had a 4.2 adults 18-49 rating in its first half hour and dropped to a 3.4 in its second half hour. Here are some additional bullets via NBC:

The regular-slot debut of “The Voice” (6.6/16 in 18-49, 17.7 million viewers overall from 8-10) is NBC’s highest 18-49 rating in slot excluding Olympics since Feb. 16, 2004

At 10, “Smash” (3/8/10 I 18-49, 11.5 million viewers overall at 10 p.m.) scored the highest 18-49 rating for any episode of a regular 10 p.m. drama on ABC, CBS or NBC on any night of the week so far this season

This is a jump of 29% versus last year’s 5.1 for the “Voice” series debut.

But whatever the numbers we can tell that The Voice had a pretty great night and Smash had a good-to-great start and that in those 56 markets, NBC won every half hour of primetime in household viewing.  The Voice pulled a 10.6/16 (household rating/share) from 8-10p and Smash scored a 7.7/13 at 10pm.  Comparatively speaking that 7.7 was better than everything else on Monday night save the aforementioned The Voice, and CBS’s Two and a Half Men (8.5/12).

For the half-hour watchers, the last half hour of The Voice drew an 11.1/16 and the first half hour of Smash scored an 8.3/13 and the second half hour dipped to  7.2/12.

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