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TV ratings: Daytona 500, 'The Voice' lead the pack; 'Smash' up a bit

Fast National ratings for Monday, Feb. 27, 2012The 2012 Daytona 500 may have gotten off to a late start Monday (Feb. 27) night, but it still managed to squeak out a ratings victory in the 8 p.m. slot with 14.5 million viewers. The NASCAR race was neck and neck with NBC's "The Voice," which took over the lead in its second hour with 15.3 million viewers.And, a small victory for fans of "Smash," the Broadway baby was up a bit over last week in the 10 p.m. hour with 6.9 million viewers, compared to 6.5 million the previous Monday. It was still slightly edged out of the 18-49 victory by "Hawaii Five-0."FOX claimed victory for the night with 14.2 million viewers and a 8.2 rating/12 share in households. NBC was second (7.3/11), beating out CBS (6.3/10), ABC (5.6/9) and the CW (0.9/1).The adults 18-49 win also went to FOX, with a 4.5 rating -- a... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2012/02/tv-ratings-daytona-500-the-voice-lead-the-pack-smash-up-a-bit.html

Watch Adley Stump Sing ''Last Name'' by Carrie Underwood on The Voice NBC on February 27, 2012 (VIDEO)

Adley Stump, 22, from Tulsa, Oklahoma, performs Carrie Underwood's "Last Name" on The Voice Season 2, Blind Auditions Round 5 on February 27, 2012. Both Christina Aguilera and Blake Shelton turned their chairs around, and Adley chose Team Blake. //feeds.wetpaint.com/~r/wetpaint/latest/excerpt/~3/t6lhkcOKp08/watch-adley-stump-sing-last-name-by-carrie-underwood-on-the-voice-nbc-on-february-27-2012-video

WATCH: Sera Hill Singing "I'm Goin' Down" by Mary J. Blige on The Voice 2012 on February 27, 2012 (VIDEO)

After waiting for the final member of her team, Christina Aguilera finds the perfect fit in Sera Hill. See her performance and the surprising end.  //feeds.wetpaint.com/~r/wetpaint/latest/excerpt/~3/krWP_gs0fOY/watch-sera-hill-singing-im-goin-down-by-mary-j-blige-on-the-voice-2012-on-february-27-2012-video

Lex Land Sings ''I Can’t Make You Love Me'' by Bonnie Raitt on The Voice NBC on February 27, 2012

Lex Land, 24, from Austin, Texas, sings Bonnie Raitt's "I can't Make You Love Me" on The Voice Season 2, Blind Auditions Round 5, on February 27, 2012. Adam Levine, Cee Lo Green, and Blake Shelton all turned their chairs around, and Lex chose Team Blake. //feeds.wetpaint.com/~r/wetpaint/latest/excerpt/~3/gytONiV2Q3E/lex-land-sings-i-cant-make-you-love-me-by-bonnie-raitt-on-the-voice-nbc-on-february-27-2012

The Shields Brothers Sing ''Dancing With Myself'' by Billy Idol on The Voice NBC on February 27, 2012 (VIDEO)

The Shields Brothers, Tristan and Rory Shields, of Rixeyville, Virginia, sing Billy Idol's "Dancing With Myself" on The Voice Season 2, Blind Auditions Round 5 on February 27, 2012. They made it on Team Cee Lo. //feeds.wetpaint.com/~r/wetpaint/latest/excerpt/~3/sIO0cy64SPA/the-shields-brothers-sing-dancing-with-myself-by-billy-idol-on-the-voice-nbc-on-february-27-2012-video

WATCH: Orlando Napier Sing "Waiting on the World to Change" by John Mayer on The Voice 2012 on February 27, 2012 (VIDEO)

Watch Orlando, a California native, land the final spot on one judge's team.  //feeds.wetpaint.com/~r/wetpaint/latest/excerpt/~3/mLn4qZkptPk/watch-orlando-napier-sing-waiting-on-the-world-to-change-by-john-mayer-on-the-voice-2012-on-february-27-2012-video

Blake Shelton: 'I almost didn't do 'The Voice''

At Blake Shelton's concert on Saturday night in Fairfax, Va., Shelton described his first meeting with his fellow coaches from "The Voice." "I almost didn't do 'The Voice,'" he admits according to USA Today. He explained that the coaches were assembled for a special meeting."I'm the only country artist, so I'm the only coach on time because I'm worried I'll be fired before we even get started," he jokes. "After about 15 minutes, this little guy in a white T-shirt and all these tattoos comes in." Shelton says that both he and his manager thought Adam Levine was "sexy." Christina Aguilera's security team -- who he described as "Secret Service guys" showed up next, to case the joint. "Then, Christina's boobs come through the door," he says, "and about two minutes later the rest of her body comes through."He describes Cee-Lo Green as "this guy in a bright yellow Adidas suit," which sounds about accurate.... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2012/02/blake-shelton-i-almost-didnt-do-the-voice.html