'Smash' Crashes In Second Season Premiere

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February 6th, 2013

The second season premiere of NBC's Smash managed just a 1.1 adults 18-49 rating in its 2 hour premiere on Tuesday night, averaging 4.47 million viewers. That's down from a 3.8 rating and 11.44 million viewers in its first season premiere.

The full Tuesday night ratings are now posted.

  • Thomas

    Hooray, another season for Parenthood!

  • rob60990

    What a mess for NBC. Deception will certainly air all of its episodes.

  • Max

    Wow at SMASH.

    That is just amazingly dreadful. Not that the lead-in was amazing, though an 91 year old woman just “SMASHED” you but still… the show is back for a second season and should have a built in fanbase.

    I know DO NO HARM is DOA but CHICAGO FIRE is proving to be a keeper for the network so unless every single upcoming drama bombs (it is possible, I know), I think SMASH concludes this season- for good.

  • Julia


  • psychic

    What a shame! I watched it, and it was absolutely addictive. Much better than last season. ):

  • MattR


  • Matthew

    Bahaha yikes poor NBC

  • Remote Patrolled

    Well there goes a third season!

    Shame is that last night’s episode was REALLY good – the show has really come together and some of the new songs were great. It just felt so much more cohesive this time around…

  • Spike

    doesnt help that literally not a single character on this show is likable

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  • Nick

    :o :o :o :o

    Absolutely gutted by this :(! Was expecting around a 1.8 (i.e. solid but not spectacular). Hopefully they’ll at least air the whole second season!

  • Shepherd

    I knew they shouldn’t have renewed it.

  • hello

    What the hell did they expect when they took it of the schedule for 8 months

  • Alfred

    I don’t believe that for a second.

  • K

    Suddenly, Deception’s ratings aren’t looking so bad….uh oh.

  • Jeff (Canada)

    I had said it in another post but NBC will be fine next season with its 5 core dramas (SVU, Chicago Fire, Parenthood, Grimm, Revolution). Add in a couple new ones, and then focus on rebuilding the comedies.

  • Maximillian

    INSANE! Last nights episode was great. Sad.

  • psychic

    I found myself thinking the same thing last night, but I realized something important: I may not like these characters, but I still care what happens to them. That’s Smash’s best quality.

  • Honey Badger

    Wow, Yipes for Smash, those are very low ratings for such a heavily promoted show. And half hour ratings dropping is a very bad sign.
    I think the ratings for “ Smash “ will only get lower from here. With a bad time slot with a weak lead-in.
    Good thing “ Smash “ is not on CBS or it would be cancelled already. The Cancellation Bear on Twitter via @TheCancelBear , is ready for NBC to cancel “Smash “ , it is just a matter of when.

    What does NBC do with “ Smash “ now?

  • Dinaminjo

    Into the ground!!

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