Tuesday Final Ratings: 'Smash', 'New Girl' & 'The Bachelor' Adjusted Up; 'Betty White's 2nd Annual 90th Birthday Special' and 'Vegas' Adjusted Down

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February 6th, 2013


The Bachelor, New Girl and Smash were each adjusted up a tenth while Betty White's 2nd Annual 90th Birthday Special and Vegas were each adjusted down a tenth among adults 18-49 versus the preliminary Tuesday broadcast ratings.

Broadcast primetime final ratings for Tuesday:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Sh Viewers (Millions)
8:00 CBS NCIS 3.7/11 21.79
ABC The Taste 1.8/5 5.34
FOX Raising Hope 1.6/5 3.87
NBC Betty White's 2nd Annual 90th Birthday Special 1.4/4 5.95
CW Hart of Dixie 0.6/2 1.44
8:30 FOX Raising Hope 1.5/4 3.53
9:00 CBS NCIS: Los Angeles 3.1/8 16.67
ABC The Bachelor (9-11PM) 2.7/7 7.87
FOX New Girl 2.6/7 4.83
NBC Smash (9-11PM) -Season Premiere 1.2/3 4.48
CW Emily Owens M.D. - Series Finale 0.4/1 1.50
9:30 FOX The Mindy Project 1.9/5 3.60
10:00 CBS Vegas 1.5/4 10.25


Nielsen TV Ratings Data: ©2013 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.

  • Neil

    Not Smash Crash

  • John A

    Pity Emily Owens didnt get a 0.5 so it could have beat Nikita this. Matching that friday night loser is sad.

  • Skylar James

    Bachelor special might not do as well, because yesterday it was from 9pm til 11pm.

  • Shepherd

    @Bill, if you’re around

    I understand that NBC can easily cancel all of their low rated dramas, but I was wondering what your thoughts were on whether they might pull their lowest three (Smash, DNH, and Deception) from their schedule any time soon. Can they afford to make such a drastic change? Has anything like this ever happened before? Could they pull two and move one to Saturdays, move two to Saturdays? I can’t imagine that they could afford to make such a drastic move, but what do I know.

  • zumpie

    @Samunto, currently NBC’s “hot new comedies” are practically in deep freeze. Probably because none of them are remotely funny. Maybe next season’s “hot new comedy” will be a block of wood—which would actually be an improvement.

    Sadly, a GOOD comedy, The B, on ABC died!

  • GG


    Now we can make fun of Smash like how you do for Revenge.


  • zumpie

    @Shepherd, ironically, Flop’s miserable premiere might buy Deception a second season—-since Flop will probably be further down next week. I suspect Deception is probably cheaper to produce (the lighting, musical numbers and guest stars I suspect make Flop significantly more expensive)—and it received a lot less promotion (and is in a wealer time slot)….

  • Alan

    Makes me very sad to see how much higher The Bachelor ratings are in the same time slot as Happy Endings. People would rather watch The Bachelor than Happy Endings????????????

  • Poweranimals

    I really hope Arrow does better this week.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    “ironically, Flop’s miserable premiere might buy Deception a second season”

    That’s not irony, it’s fantasy!

  • JacobYates

    In viewers, raising hope went from 4.60 to 3.53 and didn’t go down in the demo. Was the earlier post an error? I mean, it went down over 1 million viewers. That doesn’t just .

  • omabin

    People saying that Smash’s low premiere numbers will save Deception are out of their minds. NBC could easily cancel all of their freshman dramas but that wouldn’t even be the case, since they have two successful freshman dramas in Chicago Fire and Revolution… It canceled 5 dramas last season (The Playboy Club, Harry’s Law, Prime Suspect, The Firm, Awake), not counting the ending Chuck, and it had a far worse season drama wise, with only Grimm being a clear renewal and Smash being only acceptable due to the collapse of everything else. This year, they already have Parenthood, Grimm, Chicago Fire, SVU and Revolution, and they will want to premiere new dramas in the fall… Their drama situation is fine, they are much worse comedy wise

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    “In viewers, raising hope went from 4.60 to 3.53 and didn’t go down in the demo. Was the earlier post an error? I mean, it went down over 1 million viewers. That doesn’t just .”

    The 4.6 earlier was a typo, should have been 3.6. It has now been fixed.

  • Tony ^_^

    OMG! Lol… “Smash” did worse than I thought. A 1.2 will certainly get it canceled. Especially how it’s an expensive show.

    “New Girl” matched last week’s rating! :D Still too early to tell for “The Mindy Project”. It’s been getting decent numbers but this week’s 1.9 doesn’t guarantee renewal…

    Boring CBS still wins. Nothing to say.

  • Shepherd

    “ironically, Flop’s miserable premiere might buy Deception a second season”

    That’s not irony, it’s fantasy!

    Or delusional. Lol, my whole life seems like a fantasy at times.

  • Dan

    @Brianna – Smash did the worst though. It lost viewers from the low rated Betty White special while. Parenthood usually builds on the lower New Normal lead in. That’s the difference.

    @Shepherd – I can answer that question for you, Deception and SMash will undoubtedly run their orders through as they have set runs. Deception compared to Do No Harm and Smash isn’t doing that horribly but its nothing to write home about. Its a nice little bridge between Revolution’s split season. It’s one and done. As for Smash despite its horrible numbers, NBC will run it through because they have nothing else for the slot, they spent money on it, and their hope is it might improve once The Voice returns to spike up Go On and New Normal’s numbers.

    As for Do No Harm, my goess is NBC will give it one week and then premiere a new drama in the slot, or maybe putting Grimm their might be a god idea by March. They could burn through the order and then start fresh for next year. The best bet for Do No Harm is a saturday burnoff.

    So Do No Harm may be pulled but there’s zero chance NBC will pull Smash or Deception.

  • zumpie

    @omabin – you might well be right, but will their new dramas be any better than what they’re cancelling? DNH used a similar concept as the failed Awake—yet they went ahead and greenlighted it. Maybe they’ll cancel Deception and have a new show called “Lies” and cancell Flop for a new show called “Broadway Hit” starring Kat McPeePee as the most awesomenest, most talented, wonderfulest girl EVER!!!

    Hey, they did it all through the 90’s (nad into the 2000’s) with Dabney Coleman as the “lovable curmudgeon” and/or Kit Ebersole as the “awesome, spunky, sassy gal”

  • John

    @Michael Campbell I can’t speak for everyone, but a lot of people actually *have* watched Smash (at least the series premiere, which got a 3.8 last year). The problem is that a lot of people just don’t like the show. For me, I thought the first two episodes were good (mostly for the singing), if flawed. The third episode was terrible. The fourth episode was even worse. And I turned it off midway through the fifth episode and haven’t come back. Even if the show has improved (I’m skeptical), I still have no desire to go back and force myself through the last 10 episodes of the first season, nor do I want to start just with the second season. This isn’t Friday Night Lights, a brilliant show that struggled in the ratings from the start. Smash had its chance, and it squandered it. Not watching it is not a sign of bad taste. In fact, I think the opposite is probably closer to the truth.

  • Dan

    And Smash and DO No Harm doing badly doesn;t mean Deception will be saved, Deception is just doing slightly better.

    My guess

    Renewed Dramas – SVU, Parenthood, Grimm, Chicago Fire, Revolution (Maybe)

    Cancelled Dramas – Smash, Deception, Do No Harm

    NBC will just start over next season drama wise and work with what they have.

  • Jaime04

    FOX needs to officially renew New Girl, Mindy, RH & Glee soon.

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