While it was probably to be expected that both The Voice and Smash would see ratings dips this week, following their season and series’ premieres, which were heavily promoted by NBC during the Super Bowl. Both shows did post lower numbers this week, however NBC still managed to come out on top in total viewers, while CBS’ comedies slumped to season lows.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, The Voice slipped 12 percent from last week, but the singing competition still managed to earn itself a 5.9 rating among adults 18-49. Meanwhile, the new musical drama series Smash returned last night for its second episode to smaller audience than it had for its premiere, earning a 2.8 in the demo, which is down 26 percent.

CBS didn’t have such a great night, which calls to question whether the comedy block is facing steeper competition with Smash and The Voice than it might have been up against NBC’s The Sing-Off last fall. Per the Reporter, all four comedies posted season lows last night. How I Met Your Mother was hit worst with a 15% drop with its 3.4 rating. 2 Broke Girls slipped 14% with a 3.7. Two and a Half Men earned a 3.8 and Mike & Molly earned a 3.3. The network came in second in total viewers with 10.3 million (behind NBC's 13.4 million).

We’ll have to wait and see how things pan out as The Voice and Smash continue to settle in over the coming weeks.

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