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.

  • Dan

    @Jaime04 – FOX will renew all 4. New Girl and Glee are a shoe-in. Raising Hope has syndication going for it and Mindy Project has improved in numbers and it seems the retooling has paid off.

    Whether FOX will wait til May to renew them or do it now, remains to be seen.

  • tobes

    @ Petar Ivanov
    Smash was picked up for a 18 episode season… I bet NBC is regretting that decision

  • yujin

    Damn Vegas. Great episode.

    Too bad not more younger crowd watches it. Im 27 and I enjoy it.

  • Marlene

    What I don’t understand is how most shows on NBC are flopping and the network doesn’t see a problem I hope Deception gets saved once NBC notices that it is horrible without the voice !

  • Tony ^_^

    “The Mindy Project” was re-tooled? Is it better now? I watched the first few episodes and thought they were awful… :o

  • Jared

    NBC is really hurting without The Voice. I cant imagine Smash getting any lower than 1.2

  • Shepherd


    Thanks for your reply, but it doesn’t exactly answer my question. I know that I have a habit of being unclear, so I’ll take all of the blame. I agree with your assessment for the most part, but I guess I was mostly curious about A. their options given a ‘worst case scenario’, i.e. all three shows fall to .4-.5 territory next week (yes, I know that this is never going to happen); and B. whether there have ever been any similar situations in the past. The lack of a response from Bill already told me it was a dumb query to begin with. Thanks again though.

  • networkman

    2 hours of Smash was overkill. It gave people the chance to realize how weak the show is and tune out as the hour went on.

    CBS can’t wait until Golden Boy premieres. If it is able to garner low 2’s during its trial run, CBS should keep it on Tuesday. It would be then time to cancel Vegas. I would not even move it to Friday. I feel it would do even worse on that night. As of now, CSI:NY and Blue Bloods is even stronger, consistently garnering 1.5 demo and even more viewers.

  • JJ

    I didn’t watch smash last night. I watched it weeks ago on hulu. I’m sure it will grow on its next airing.

  • ariana osgood


  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    “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?”

    Very hard for me to guess which shows might get pulled and when. NBC has Hannibal yet to premiere, but otherwise the scripted drama bench is empty.

    You can be sure that the producers of Dateline are now under the whip to create additional episodes, but I won’t hazard a guess how they will be scheduled.



    I think NBC made a huge mistake in thinking a show that was lead-in dependant like Smash would create big numbers by itself. U have to give a series time to grow and pull through. Look at Scandel its growing right now is it time to let it go on its own yet. Not yet IMO. Scandel is a hot emerging show but I give it one more season after GA. Smash IMO would be better on FX IMO. IMO what NBC should have done instead is put Revolution on Tuesday insteafd of waiting so long and kept Smash until the Voice premiered. NBC really is toast without the Voice.

  • DeanW

    My bet is: Smash Renewed, Do No Harm and Deception canceled !

  • ragincajun


    CBS would have to move Vegas to Friday if it keeps Golden Boy on Tuesday. CSI NY has concluded filming for the season, and they would have nothing to air in that spot but repeats. They’ve paid for the additional episodes of Vegas so they may as well air them, and who knows, the audience at 9:00 on Friday may be more accepting of the show than its current timeslot.

  • Shepherd


    I really hope Arrow does better this week.

    Me too! :)


    Thanks for the reply. :) I never even thought of Dateline. I’m sure they aren’t the only producers “under the whip” these days. LOL

  • KJ Styles

    I hate people who say a certain show sucks when they’ve never bothered to watch it. Smash is excellent and blows away everything else on NBC. Hopefully it will get a boost from the Voice next month.

  • debbie harry rules the world

    first ep of Smash for the season comes in 4th place? Not good, I predict it goes down weekly.

  • Shepherd


    “What I don’t understand is how most shows on NBC are flopping and the network doesn’t see a problem”

    I’m no expert, but I’ve always got the sense that NBC has built their business model around event shows, i.e. sports, football, The Olympics, award shows etc.. They blow all of their budget acquiring the rights to these shows, knowing that it doesn’t leave much left to compete for quality pilots, or even quality executives for that matter. Given how consistent these shows tend to be, they feel comfortable knowing that the majority of their revenue is always ‘accounted for’ and I think this allows them to be less concerned than other networks with the success or failures of their scripted and reality shows. Such a model would make hits like The Voice ad Revolution ‘money in the bank’. I guess I just like to believe that they have some kind of plan over there.

  • Carl

    Just wanted to see if this showed up in this thread.

  • Petar Ivanov

    nbc have fashion star too. It was after the voice on tuesday last season.

    so fashion star and hannibal on tuesday and thursday. smash on friday.

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