'Alcatraz' finale drops to ratings low

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The inmates of Alcatraz keep coming back, but don’t bet on the show making a return appearance next season with these numbers.

The finale of Fox’s freshman drama delivered 4.7 million viewers and a 1.5 rating among adults 18-49, putting Fox into fourth place on Monday night. The two-hour finale also fell 6 percent from last week to a season-low rating. Ending on a low note is never a good sign for a first-year show, especially since Alcatraz‘s only major broadcast scripted competition — CBS’ comedy block — was in repeats.

That left ABC’s Dancing With the Stars (17.6 million, 3.1) and NBC’s The Voice (11.8 million, 4.4) to duke it out. Dancing had more viewers, but Voice won the night in the demo. Both shows dipped from last week, with Dancing falling 11 percent and Voice off 4 percent.

In the 10 p.m. arena, ABC’s Castle (12.1 million, 2.4) was up slightly, while NBC’s newly renewed Smash (6.4 million, 2.2) was thankfully steady.

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