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Smash: Ratings for the 2011-12 Season

Smash ratingsHere are the updated Smash TV show ratings. In the series, a group of talented and flawed New York artists come together to create a Broadway musical based on the life of Marilyn Monroe. The first season of Smash typically airs Monday nights at 10pm on the NBC network.

These are the TV show’s ratings for the 2011-12 season, the best way to tell if Smash is going to be cancelled or renewed for season two. Check out our NBC ratings report card to see how this show’s numbers compare with the others on the network.

These figures will be updated as the weeks progress so be sure to bookmark and return to this page:

Episode 01-15: Monday, 05/14/12
1.8 in the demo (0% episode-to-episode change) with 5.96 million; third in the timeslot.
Season average: 2.27 in the demo with 6.74 million.
Demo average rank: #2 of 20 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 01-14: Monday, 05/07/12
1.8 in the demo (0% episode-to-episode change) with 5.72 million; third in the timeslot.
Season average: 2.30 in the demo with 6.80 million.
Demo average rank: #2 of 20 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 01-13: Monday, 04/30/12
1.8 in the demo (-10% episode-to-episode change) with 5.34 million; third in the timeslot.
Season average: 2.34 in the demo with 6.88 million.
Demo average rank: #2 of 20 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 01-12: Monday, 04/23/12
2.0 in the demo (+5% episode-to-episode change) with 6.01 million; second in the timeslot.
Season average: 2.38 in the demo with 7.01 million.
Demo average rank: #2 of 20 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 01-11: Monday, 04/16/12
1.9 in the demo (-5% episode-to-episode change) with 5.95 million; second in the timeslot.
Season average: 2.42 in the demo with 7.10 million.
Demo average rank: #2 of 20 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 01-10: Monday, 04/09/12
2.0 in the demo (-5% episode-to-episode change) with 5.99 million; second in the timeslot.
Season average: 2.47 in the demo with 7.21 million.
Demo average rank: #2 of 20 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 01-09: Monday, 04/02/12
2.1 in the demo (0% episode-to-episode change) with 6.03 million; tied for second in the timeslot.
Season average: 2.52 in the demo with 7.35 million.
Demo average rank: #2 of 19 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 01-08: Monday, 03/26/12
2.1 in the demo (-5% episode-to-episode change) with 6.14 million; second in the timeslot.
Season average: 2.58 in the demo with 7.51 million.
Demo average rank: #2 of 19 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

UPDATE: NBC has renewed Smash for a second season.

Episode 01-07: Monday, 03/19/12
2.2 in the demo (-8% episode-to-episode change) with 6.56 million; third in the timeslot.
Season average: 2.64 in the demo with 7.71 million.
Demo average rank: #2 of 18 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 01-06: Monday, 03/12/12
2.4 in the demo (-11% episode-to-episode change) with 7.04 million; second in the timeslot.
Season average: 2.72 in the demo with 7.90 million.
Demo average rank: #2 of 18 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 01-05: Monday, 03/05/12
2.7 in the demo (+17% episode-to-episode change) with 7.76 million; first in the timeslot.
Season average: 2.78 in the demo with 8.07 million.
Demo average rank: #2 of 18 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 01-04: Monday, 02/27/12
2.3 in the demo (0% episode-to-episode change) with 6.64 million; second in the timeslot.
Season average: 2.80 in the demo with 8.15 million.
Demo average rank: #2 of 17 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 01-03: Monday, 02/20/12
2.3 in the demo (-18% episode-to-episode change) with 6.47 million; second in the timeslot.
Season average: 2.97 in the demo with 8.66 million.
Demo average rank: #2 of 17 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 01-02: Monday, 02/13/12 (easily first in timeslot)
2.8 in the demo (-26% episode-to-episode change) with 8.06 million; first in the timeslot.
Season average: 3.30 in the demo with 9.75 million.
Demo average rank: #1 of 17 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 01-01: Monday, 02/06/12
3.8 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 11.44 million total viewers; first in the timeslot.
Season average: 3.80 in the demo with 11.44 million.
Demo average rank: #1 of 17 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

It was a very positive start for the series and was the first time that the network won the timeslot (other than the Olympics) since November 2008. On the downside, a significant number of viewers stopped watching between the first and second half hours. Will this series last? We’ll have to see how well Smash performs over the next several weeks.


Note: These ratings are collected by the Nielsen company and are the final national numbers. These are different from the fast affiliate numbers which are just estimates of the actual ratings and are reported on by most other outlets. The final nationals are typically released within 24 hours of the programming or, in the case of weekends and holidays, a couple days later.

What do you think? Do you like the Smash TV series? Do you think it should be cancelled or renewed for a second season?

 

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Maureen June 21, 2013 at 11:14 am

I love it and looked forward to it every week. I love Broadway and am very sorry it was cancelled

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Carol Trauth May 28, 2013 at 9:44 am

I was so disappointed that this show was cancelled -it was such a great show – so much talent – maybe they will get picked up on another venue – with all the awful programming these days – it was great to have a show to watch that was rated R

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Lynn May 27, 2013 at 6:00 am

I loved smash and everyone in it. What a great show. You should have left it on Monday nights. I hope it comes Back we need a show like smash. Please keep it.

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Beth Rhodarmer May 18, 2013 at 7:36 pm

Can’t believe they are cancelling such a great show! What’s the matter with you people at NBC! Maybe another network will pick up the show. Great actors, great music, great storylines! PLEASE SAVE SMASH!

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Jillian Bamdas May 13, 2013 at 5:47 pm

I am so mad why do you need to cancel such an amazing show. It is not fair you are ruining TONS OF KIDS AND ADULTS lives

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Jillian Bamdas May 13, 2013 at 5:38 pm

I think that it is stupid of these people to be canceling it. I am 12 years old and this is my favorite show in the whole world. I don’t think itr is fair that they are renewing it. I was hoping to see how hitlist ends as well as bombshell. But I was wishing that Smash will be on the air from 2012 to at least 2104 or 2015. I want you people to know that you just disappointing a young 12 year old girl. I admit that the 1st season was better. At first I didn’t think that they should of put Jimmy and Kyle in. But I grew to love Smash. You guys are making a big mistake.

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Anne Joseph May 13, 2013 at 1:12 am

There are over 23,000 of us who are part of a facebook page dedicated to saving Smash, https://www.facebook.com/DontCancelSmash
Please check us out – we are trying to find another network, with better judgement than NBC, to pick the show up. We aren’t giving up!!

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Shorty May 13, 2013 at 12:31 am

I love it and I can’t believe they are cancelling it now that it’s getting good. I agree with Mary I don’t want to see another CSI or cop show and deff not a reality show, it is so nice to have a musical T.V. show and a great talented cast. Please don’t cancel this show

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Loretta A. Landers May 12, 2013 at 11:24 pm

One of the best shows on TV bar none. But it is no wonder that the ratings are low. You have to be a diehard fan to find it in the TV listings because NBC keeps moving the days on which it will be televised!!! It would seem that NBC powers that be need to justify cancelling the program and so move it around so viewers can’t find it and naturally, the ratings go down.

NBC just seems to be the master of the bad programming decision! What’s up with that? Don’t you all like having successful programs on your venue?

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Mary May 12, 2013 at 11:21 pm

Nooooooooooooooo! Love this series! NBC should renew this show. The cast is exceptional and a breath of fresh air to an otherwise depressing TV show lineup. If another CSI or cop show debuts, I will throw up. And how many reality shows do we really need to watch. I don’t know what households the Nielson Ratings listen to, but I just can’t believe that these households hold the opinion of the majority. KEEP THE SHOW ON!

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