Have the Ratings for 'Smash' Hit Rock Bottom Yet? - Poll

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May 4th, 2013

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Smash has garnered a series low 0.4 adults 18-49 rating for the past two weeks.  Has the show, like Ivy circa late season one, hit its ratings rock bottom? Or will it fall further? Is there a greater indignity for an expensive drama whose cast includes Emmy and Oscar winners than being repeatedly and decisively beaten by Bet on Your Baby?  Make your schadenfreude-filled predictions.

  • Justin121

    SMASH wasn’t hated because it failed.

    It was hated because it was hyped and failed.

    People hate hype when it doesn’t deliver.

    (See: Glee, Terra Nova, Modern Family, Big Bang Theory, FlashForward, The Ev3nt, etc. etc.).

    Whether critical or commercial, failure or success, people hate over-hype.

  • Fred

    Did a network show ever air a show with a 0 18-49 demo rating? I think I remember a CW show with a 0.1. I forgot the title.

  • Fred

    @ Justin 121

    When CBS’s Big Bang Theory started several years ago, it wasn’t overhyped . At the time Two and Half Men was at or close to its ratings peak. BBT gradually gained popularity and soared when moved to Thursday. Now it’s a ratings monster but it worked hard to get that status.
    I agree with your other examples .

  • Justin121

    @ Fred,

    Big Ban Theory wasn’t a ratings monster its first season on Thursday.

    Funnily enough, it recieved ‘hate’ both before and after that season, when it was a ratings monster on Mondays in 2009-2010 and on Thursdays in 2011-2013.

  • Michael1


    I guess it depends on how you define “ratings monster.” New episodes of BBT were beating “American Idol” the first season that both shows aired on Thursdays.

  • Steve

    NBC should have kept Harry’s Law and canceled Smash last year.

    At least HL had viewers……averaging 8 million per episode.

    Like her music career, it looks like Katharine McPhee can also add a failed TV career to her dismal resume. The cancellation bear is going to enjoy eating her.

  • Justin121

    “New episodes of BBT were beating “American Idol” the first season that both shows aired on Thursdays.”

    Nope. That only started happening last season.

  • Anthony Parello (AP076)

    Posted May 5, 2013 at 5:19 AM
    “@Anthony parello Get a clue before spewing out spew. Nobody is watching c.f. or rev. Harry’s law pulled in way more viewers.”

    So you can’t back up you stupid assertion that NBC is loosing tons of money because of canceling Harry’s Law, no surprised.

    Chicago Fire and Revolution have made tons of money more in advertising revenue for NBC because people besides over 50’s actually watch the shows.

    You think you would understand basic ratings if you were actually on a ratings site.

  • Larry

    I wish this was renewed. It is really a very good show. No violence. Great story line and the music is fantastic. I really have enjoyed it. I wish NBC would reconsider canceling it. The cast is good and can always be changing somewhat because that is the way that business is. Maybe another non-major network can pick it up.

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