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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93 Comments · Read them below or add one

  1. Grace says

    Smash is a great show with lots of potential. Don’t cancel it. Stop canceling all the great shows out there, like Terra Nova. :(

  2. Romina says

    I love Smash! I usually do not watch this type of show but I am hooked with this one and would love to see it renewed.

  3. Bre says

    Smash is THE BEST show that I’ve watched other than glee. Please do not cancel it, things just got interesting when it came to Julia and Michael!!! I need to see what happens next! I love this show. Megan and Katherine have really good voices. All I need is to hear Julia / Debra Messing to sing a lot then I’m gonna love this show 1000000% more.

  4. BellaBlue says

    I absolutley LOVE Smash! It’s nice be able to watch something other than reality TV. Love all the charactors, storyline and it just keeps getting better every week. The acting, singing and dancing are awesome! Keep it steaming and competitive. I’m praying for a Season 2, 3 and 4.

  5. Mo says

    I love SMASH! Love the music & the dancing & the actors – love the depth of characters. PLEASE don’t cancel. We have more than enough forensic/reality/comedy shows for now.

  6. says

    I absolutley love the show! Katharine McPhee and Megan Hilty and all the cast are excellent, and I enjoy the musical numbers. I enjoy the “look” the show gives at what it takes to bring a broadway show to life…..Please keep SMASH on the air!

  7. Kaz says

    What a compelling show! I cared about the characters from the first episode, found it incredibly entertaining and look forward to each new episode. The whole cast is superb but who knew McPhee was such a gifted actress as well as singer. Why are the networks in such a hurry to talk about cancellation when a show is this new and has had the obvious impact it has? It seems that, whenever they finally get it right they can’t wait to screw up. This is the absolute only show I’ve been excited about in a decade besides House. Hope they’ll let this show alone, let it find its audience, then settle in for a nice long run.

  8. Tana says

    It is an amazing show with a huge amount of talent!!!! Katherine McPhee is amazing!!!! She needs to be Marilyn and that will boost the ratings!!!!!

    • WarRoom92 says

      Haha that’s laughable. Ratings plummeted before they named a Marilyn. Perhaps Smash is crashing BECAUSE they put all their eggs in the Katharine McPhee basket. She has as much stage presence as an coat rack.

  9. Divya Sood says

    i think Smash is such a good show!!! it shouldnt be canceled at all!!! it tells bout wut goes on behind the curtains of broadway. I, not having any experience about going to broadway to see a play, find it exciting to see how and wut the people do to bring a show come alive. SMASH SHOULD NOT BE CANCELED!!!
    -Thanks you<3

  10. Dee says

    I love Smash! Please NBC don’t take my Smash away! I’m very picky and it’s the first show in a long while that I like.

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