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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  1. Cori says

    I love Smash! I hope it is rescued and NBC can eat it’s decision! Watching the show was a bright spot in my week!

  2. says

    Hard to believe they would cancel a series with some class. I am very disappointed in NBC for doing this and also removing Rock Center. I guess I go back to the lesser ABC programming unless NBC can get their head out of their butts and see what we love. Should not have moved “Smash” or “Rock Center”. Your mistake and now my favorite programming will be eliminated.

  3. Barbara says

    Don’t take away good programming! There is just too little of it, and much too little of it on NBC. This is one of the only three shows I was on your network: The Voice, The Tonight Show and SMASH. This is fun, interesting, well written, witty, and creative. It’s also a great opportunity for cameo performances, something TV viewers don’t see very much, but truly enjoy. Give us a break! Keep the good stuff; don’t cancel SMASH!!

  4. Joe says

    Smash is the only TV I watch. It has excellent writing, although can just one of the character be a moral person or do they all have to be sooooo flawed.

  5. Josette says

    I began to put on Smash tonight and found tht it wasn’t on? Some rediculous show was in its place. Are you kidding me? I watched for all of 10 minutes and wondered who would allow this show on TV. It’s the 2013 dating game, I think? I really couldn’t get into it, so Im not sure what the show was about?
    Smash is different, not the same old same old cop show or dective show. Not a reality show. Thank God there are enough of them! There is nothing I can even thik of that’s new and refreshing, plus people go to the theatre all the time. It’s interesting to see what really goes on behind the curtain. PLEASE do not cancel this show.

  6. Ashley says

    Please don’t cancel Smash. It’s a great show.Glee is too “teen-agey” for me. I just could never get into it. I am able to watch my dream by watching Smash!

  7. Pat sharkin says

    Love this show. It’s one of the best shows on TV. The writing, the acting and the fabulous singing. Please don’t cancel this show

  8. Pat sharkin says

    I love this show. It’s one of the best shows on TV. The writing, the singing, the acting is all fabulous. If this show gets cancelled, it would say a lot about Tv audiences of today. Please don’t cancel SMash.

  9. Marianne says

    Finally a great show to watch that’s entertaining, lots of drama, great acting/singing/dancing. Maybe it’s too good for today’s audience who prefer dumb reality shows instead. Please do not cancel this fabulous show!!

  10. Gretchen says

    I started to watch this show in the second season and fell in love with it! I can’t believe I missed the first season. Please don’t cancel the show. I look forward to it every week. It is different and unique compared to other shows on tv and what’s on channels like HBO. I even like it better than Glee, and that’s saying a lot for me.

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