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.

  • Nick

    NBC is in a boatload of trouble now. If Chicago Fire plunmets in its first airing against CSI since December 12 tonight. NBC will have no true hits except The Voice, Parenthood, Revolution, SVU, Grimm, The Biggest Loser, & Off Their Rockers. That’s 7 out of 22 hours of primetime!!! Man, I bet they wished they ordered more Parenthood episodes.

    ABC, on the other hand, has never looked better. They recently won their first non-DWTS Finale Tuesday in, like, forever. The Taste looks like it could be a dependable filler for between DWTS cycles. Body of Proof will have zero competiton when it returns. It’s got a lot of buzz, too. Celebrity Diving has some (surprising) buzz too. They look to be covered on Tuesdays. I’d be surprised if they didn’t beat NBC for third in Feb sweeps.

  • Toucan


    Smash is not an type of FX show by any stretch of the imagination. FX specializes in male friendly shows about biker gangs and hillbilly gangsters and raunchy comedies. There is no way a show about broadway would fit with their brand. It might of worked on Showtime as originally planned, but it would have to be a very different show to work on pay cable.

  • Bumfuzzled

    Smashed? More like Squished. Ouch.

    Fox- I don’t understand why you have Raising Hope back to back. This show is hard enough to watch for half an hour. No more double headed torture please.

  • zumpie

    @Dean, why would NBC renew Flop when it gets the same ratings as Deception, is more expensive to produce and is in a better time slot?

    @KJ, I’ve seen Flop, it’s dreadful.

  • forg

    Good move to have that Bachelor special to aid Body of Proof’s season premiere

  • Dan

    @SHepherd – While this is impossible to predict, NBC has had horruibly low numbers so far. NBC hasn’t in recent years pulled a second year drama because of low ratings. They will at least air all episodes as what will happen in Smash’s case. NBC will accept Smash’s low numbers and cancel it in May. NBC is willing to put up with Deception’s numbers because A) It isn’t as low as Smash or Do No Harm and B) Its just a bridge show between Revolution’s run. Pulling it now won’t make sense even for a midseason show or specials because those will probably do worse. NBC is likely willing to put up with the rest of Smash’s season s well as Deception’s first season.

    Smash and Deception will not under any circumstances be pulled from the scheduled. Both will be cancelled in May, but if NBC was willing to air all produced eps of Harry’s Law Awake, and The Firm, then Smash and Deception will air all episodes too.

    DO No Harm may easily be pulled after net week because its a freshman show that scored the lowest rating ever for a drama on the big 4 networks. However I would not be surprised to see NBC wait a few weeks or burn through the run. Rock Center would still do as bad if not worse. Another problem with DNH is what will NBC replace it with? Hannibal, maybe Grimm. Who knows?

  • Petar Ivanov


    That is correct. NBC scripted shows are waaaaaaaaaay cheaper than CBS and fox shows. They are more like cable shows. Even some of new NBC shows will be even more cheaper and will be filming in GB/England like Game of thrones which was filmed in Northern Ireland. Dracula and crossbones are both England shows with a lot of actors from there etc. I guess US actors are more expensive and filming in England is waaay cheaper too.. Also they are both 10 episodes order for season. Like cable format. GoT is 10 episodes per year. If GoT was 22-24 episodes per season will collapse. People will get tired. So NBC is going cable way. Which is good i think. Cable make a lot of successful shows in this format not only TWD but also GoT, SOA, AHS, Suits etc. But the are all big idea shows or at least different not “more of the same”. That is why Revolution(big idea) and Chicago fire (not one more cop procedural) worked even on NBC. So they need that good ideas or at least different shows. And they get it. If you see their pilots they has the most different shows from all networks – two western shows, one legal, one medical, Dracula, Crossbone, 2 sci fi, one horror and 2-3 more pilots. The big question for them is promotion and lead-in. New show lithout good lead-in collapse fast even on cbs. And NBC premiere so many new shows that is almost impposible even to remmember them before get cancel. They need to slow down a litle bit. And when the voice and football is out overall ratings are so low that all network looks like in the middle of nowhere. This make almost imposible to premiere new shows successfully.

  • Dan

    NBC took a risk with Smash and it didn’t work out. It’s the only drama from last season they renewed besides Grimm and like every post Voice show, without The Voice, Smash is a failure.

  • Flame

    Glad that HoD made that tenth back from last week. Still would prefer a slightly higher rating though.

    Wonder why they cut back on hit Country songs for their soundtrack though – wanna make the show even cheaper to produce by saving licensing costs?

  • The 47th

    I say this with the best of intentions, but Smash’s fans should be just focus on these episodes, because I don’t think it will be back next season.


    It seems like when American Idol come back, the rest of FOXs shows get a boost..

  • HalCapone

    Let the Smash episode burn-off commence! I am neither a fan nor detractor here–just a realist. Baring a miracle greater than the Second Coming, Smash is now dead. Kudos to NBC for trying something different. Not sure if the execution was the primary reason for failure or the audience for soapy dramas about Broadway musicals is too small. The fan base is certainly passionate = about their show–always nice to see fans embrace scripted shows that are not cop procedurals. I almost never defend defenders of reality programs.

    I rarely agree with television critics and many don’t agree with their fellow critics but they unanimously thrashed Smash soon after its much admired debut episode. Their disappointment carried over into Season 2 with even more fervor. “Train wreck” seemed to be a shared descriptor. Steven Spielberg better stick to movies; I think his track record in television is fairly dismal.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    “NBC scripted shows are waaaaaaaaaay cheaper than CBS and fox shows.”

    Yet another product of Petar’s fevered imagination. I’d ask him to provide proof, but of course, he has none.

    There is unlikely any systematic cost difference among ABC, FOX, CBS, and NBC scripted shows simply based on the network alone.

  • Ultima

    Smash was adjusted up. It’s a sure renewal now

    Deception fans hardest hit! ;)

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    “I never even thought of Dateline. I’m sure they aren’t the only producers “under the whip” these days.”

    My reference was to the fact that of all NBC primetime shows, they are the only one that is reasonably able to increase their output beyond what was originally scheduled.

  • RS

    Smash failed by casting Karen, the physical swizzle stick, as Marilyn Monroe over Ivy. I watched 30 minutes and turned on Face-Off on SyFy. A new Face-Off challenge – make the anorexic, telephone pole of an actress actually look like Marilyn Monroe. No? OK, keep on doing possible things like fire demons.

  • HalCapone

    Revolution would be near death, too if not for its Voice lead-in. Imagine the condition of NBC when The Voice begins the inevitable slide like the cheesy singing competition shows it has copied. And further imagine NBC when football is ultimately moved to their cable sports channel where carriage fees AND advertising will bring in a lot more moolah to Comcast.

  • Ultima

    It seems like when American Idol come back, the rest of FOXs shows get a boost..

    They don’t. Glee does, of course. Bones is up because of The Following. The comedies are doing better because of ABC and NBC (and also pulling Ben & Kate). Animation Domination will be down from the fall as usual.

  • Kris

    I Do not think that will happen move nfl to nbc sports network sense they have a contract for that till 2021 to do sunday night football on Nbc.And without the voice and football the network will be in TheCW territory.

  • Ultima

    without the voice and football the network will be in TheCW territory

    Nonsense. In the past four weeks, The Voice has been on hiatus and the only football on NBC was the relatively low-rated Pro Bowl. Their weekly ratings? 2.2, 1.2, 1.7, 1.2. When was the last time the CW put up numbers like that?

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