'Smash': What it definitely isn't
In fact, it's the lowest-rated show on broadcast TV
The return of "Smash" on Tuesday got smushed in the ratings. According to EW, it's currently the lowest-rated series on broadcast television.
Only 4.5 million watched on Tuesday, giving "Smash" a 1.1 rating among adults 18-49. That's 71 percent off from its 2012 premiere, and 47 percent off NBC's average rating for the time period this season.
Here's a simpler way to put it: If NBC broadcast someone doing bunny shadow puppets over a white background for two hours, the ratings could not possibly be much lower.
"Smash" -- the brainchild of Steven Spielberg -- focuses on the creation of a Broadway musical. It was revamped for its second season, with more emphasis on the stage and less on "civilian" elements, such as the family life of the musical's lyricist (Debra Messing).
Wouldn't you say it's about time for Mr. Spielberg to focus on the dismantling of a TV series?
"Smash" airs Tuesdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT on NBC. For now.
Studio Head: "We are not going to promote Smash because nobody is watching it."
So they don't promote it and now it is the lowest rated show on TV.
Studio Head: "See. I was right."
It's not Spielbergs fault that there aren't many people who appreciate a well done show.
This show has great singing, choreography and acting. Come on People!
Love this show...love the music and all the characters. It gives us a taste of the brutal competition there is in the industry. Who says nobody is watching - all my friends are. I don't understand...who are they polling?
I had no clue it was back on, so glad my DVR remembered it from last season. They didn't advertise that it was coming back on, possibly the reason for the low ratings
I absolutly love this show and will be EXTREMELY disappointed if they cancel it.
Crap, I missed it! I will have to watch it on Hulu because I love this show.