The Voice dominates Monday ratings for NBC

NBCNBC‘s musical drama Smash, which stars Jack Davenport and Anjelica Huston, saw its ratings rise last night while J.J 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 18-49 rating. The series added even more viewers in the 9pm hour as it rose to 17 million viewers overall and an impressive 6.3 18-49 rating. Needless to say with figures that high The Voice dominated both hours but then there was a distant lack of competition as CBS aired repeats.

The Bachelor on ABC was seen by 7.8 million viewers with a 2.3 18-49 rating while J.J Abrams new series, Alcatraz, continued on Fox with 5.8 million viewers and a 1.9 rating. After weeks of decline – since the series premiered – its ratings were more steady last night but some are already predicting Alcatraz is heading straight for cancellation; do you agree? Elsewhere at 8pm it was repeats with CBS’s How I Met Your Mother mustering 6.1 million viewers and a 2.0 rating followed by 2 Broke Girls with 7 million viewers and a 2.1 rating.

The Bachelor continued on ABC across the 9pm hour with 8.4 million viewers and a 2.7 rating. Repeats on CBS continued with Two and a Half Men attracting 7.9 million viewers, with a 2.1 rating, followed by a repeat of Mike & Molly with 6.9 million viewers and a 1.8 rating. Alcatraz on Fox, continued across the 9pm hour, with 5.4 million viewers and a 1.8 rating. Hart of Dixie, a repeat of, on The CW had 1 million viewers with a 0.4 rating.

At 10pm the lack of real competition meant NBC’s Smash, which stars Debra Messing and Jack Davenport, saw its ratings rise to 7.8 million viewers with a 2.7 rating.