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Smash: Season Two Ratings

Smash ratingsNBC’s Smash started out strong in the ratings last season but they dwindled as time went on. Will the TV show be cancelled or renewed for a third season? We’ll have to wait and see!

The series follows the trials and tribulations of the folks who want to mount a Broadway musical. This season, the cast includes Debra Messing, Christian Borle, Katharine McPhee, Jack Davenport, Megan Hilty, Anjelica Huston, Leslie Odom Jr., Jeremy Jordan, Krysta Rodriguez, and Andy Mientus.

The second season of Smash typically airs on Tuesday nights on NBC. They’ve ordered 17 episodes.

Below are the TV show’s latest ratings, the best way to tell if Smash will be cancelled or renewed for a third season. These figures will be updated as the weeks progress so be sure to bookmark and return to this page:

Final season averages: 0.7 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 2.72 million total viewers.

Episodes 02-16 & 02-17: Sunday, 05/26/13 (series finale)
0.5 in the demo (+25% change) with 2.44 million (+21% change).
Season averages: 0.71 in the demo with 2.72 million.

Episode 02-15: Saturday, 05/11/13
0.4 in the demo (-20% change) with 2.01 million (-12% change).
Season averages: 0.74 in the demo with 2.76 million.

UPDATE: NBC has officially cancelled this show and won’t be bringing it back for a third season.

Episode 02-14: Saturday, 05/04/13
0.5 demo rating (+25% change) with 2.28 million (+21% change).
Season averages: 0.76 in the demo with 2.81 million.

Episode 02-13: Saturday, 04/27/13
0.4 in the demo (0% change) with 1.89 million (-1% change).
Season averages: 0.78 in the demo with 2.85 million.

Episode 02-12: Saturday, 04/20/13
0.4 in the demo (0% change) with 1.91 million (+6% change).
Season averages: 0.82 in the demo with 2.93 million.

Episode 02-11: Saturday, 04/13/13
0.4 in the demo (-20% change) with 1.80 million (-5% change).
Season averages: 0.85 in the demo with 3.02 million.

Episode 02-10: Saturday, 04/06/13
0.5 in the demo (-45% change) with 1.90 million (-36% change).
Season averages: 0.90 in the demo with 3.15 million.

Episode 02-09: Tuesday, 04/02/13
0.9 in the demo (-10% change) with 2.98 million (-2% change).
Season averages: 0.94 in the demo with 3.28 million.

Episode 02-08: Tuesday, 03/26/13
1.0 in the demo (+43% change) with 3.05 million (+15% change).
Season averages: 0.95 in the demo with 3.32 million.

Episode 02-07: Tuesday, 03/19/13
0.7 in the demo (-22% change) with 2.66 million (-8% change).
Season averages: 0.94 in the demo with 3.36 million.

UPDATE: NBC will begin burning off the remaining episodes on Saturday nights, starting April 6th. NBC isn’t saying it but the show’s not coming back for season three.

Episode 02-06: Tuesday, 03/12/13
0.9 in the demo (+13% change) with 2.90 million (+8% change).
Season averages: 0.98 in the demo with 3.48 million.

Episode 02-05: Tuesday, 03/05/13
0.8 in the demo (-11% change) with 2.68 million (-12% change).
Season averages: 1.00 in the demo with 3.59 million.

Episode 02-04: Tuesday, 02/26/13
0.9 in the demo (0% change) with 3.04 million (-8% change).
Season averages: 1.05 in the demo with 3.82 million.

Episode 02-03: Tuesday, 02/19/13
0.9 in the demo (-25% change) with 3.29 million (-27% change).
Season averages: 1.10 in the demo with 4.08 million.

Episodes 02-01 & 02-02: Tuesday, 02/05/13
1.2 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 4.48 million total viewers.
Season average: 1.20 in the demo with 4.48 million.

It was a very poor return for Smash. Compared to the series premiere a year earlier, NBC was down by 71% in the demo (vs a 3.8 rating) and down by 61% in viewership (vs 11.44 million).


Reference point: The first season’s 15 episodes averaged a 2.3 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 6.74 million total viewers.

Note: These ratings are collected and copyrighted by the Nielsen company.

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

 

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Anonymous April 22, 2013 at 4:15 pm

NBC caused this show to fail. Sad, sad, sad. Such a great show. My DIRECTV DVR was so confused by the time change, it didn’t record it. Fortunately, watched it On Demand. Will sure miss this show. Shame on NBC!!!

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Fran April 22, 2013 at 12:34 pm

Good show, that needs a consistent time slot and more promotion. I think it deserves a third season.

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Sheila Kavanagh April 22, 2013 at 11:51 am

Look forward to watching Smash each week. Please don’t cancel!!! If I can’t watch it on Saturday, I DVR it or watch in on Free on Demand.

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laetitia April 22, 2013 at 10:18 am

Oh I would be sooooooo disappointed if it wasn’t renewed!
It’s one of my favorite shows ever!

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Anne April 22, 2013 at 9:04 am

Smash is a great show – so much better than Glee!!! Would definitely miss the show, RENEW, please!,

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Lori April 22, 2013 at 3:53 am

I adore Smash and waited patiently all year for it to come back only to have NBC not properly promote it and then shuffle it around. When people don’t know when it comes on, it makes it hard to watch. This is a wonderful show that deserves a network that is not NBC.

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cindy April 21, 2013 at 9:37 pm

My entire family of five love “Smash”. If we can’t watch it when it comes on, we dvr it. Please don’t cancel this show. The Voice & Smash are t. he only shows we
watch on NBC.

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Anonymous April 21, 2013 at 1:56 pm

One of the best shows on TV!

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charlotte April 21, 2013 at 9:17 am

I so look forward to this show–love it on saturday night when not much else is on…pkease renew!

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charlotte April 21, 2013 at 9:16 am

I so look forward to this show–love it on saturday night when not much else is on…

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Steve April 21, 2013 at 4:01 am

Excellent series. I hope NBC keeps the show for a third season. Top performance numbers every week.

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MBR April 20, 2013 at 11:21 pm

The show is great! I am hoping it will be renewed!

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Edith April 20, 2013 at 10:31 pm

Great show with fabulous story and fabulous cast. Please do not cancel!!!!

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Victor Lopez April 20, 2013 at 10:05 pm

Love this show!

Please RENEW!!!!

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Victor Lopez April 20, 2013 at 10:04 pm

I love Smash. This year they have two theaters fighting to be the best. I love all the amazing talent and stars that have come out in so far. Talent is amazing. Please don’t cancel. There isn’t a show like this.

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Patti April 22, 2013 at 4:54 pm

Please…..why would you cancel this….you don’t give it enough time ..or keep a consistent time slot…..or day!!!

Lose Jimmy

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