Update:drew a 3.8 preliminary adults 18-49 in its premiere Monday night.
After endless promotions (at least for anyone watching NFL playoffs and theon NBC) ' ' finally premieres tonight at 10pm. I thought about headlining this post "How Badly Will Thrash Brian Williams" but who knows how well Williams' ' ' might have done with a two-hour ' ' as a lead-in and tons of promotion? (OK, OK, we know it would've done worse than , but still).
Exactly how well Smash does in its premiere will be driven somewhat by how well Given last night's post- numbers, I'm guessing that has its best numbers ever (outside of last night's post- telecast). I know, I know, why isn't there a poll about that!? Oh, the humanity.does tonight.
You'll have to settle for a poll on Smash. What matters most for Smash of course isn't how it does tonight, but how it does in the weeks to come. But a great start is better than a mediocre one. I don't have much of a feel for how well it will do other than it well be better than a 3.0 adults 18-49 rating.
Given all the promotion and its time-slot, the huge ratings for theand last night's I'd guess a 3.0 in its premiere would be a huge disappointment for NBC (even though it's NBC!).