Tuesday Ratings: Smash Falls Dramatically

Uh oh. The series premiere of Smash TANKED in the ratings last night. Honestly, while it looks like season 2 will be an improvement over season 1, once a show has entered the hate-watching stage, it’s hard to redeem. See: Glee. Plus, a two hour premiere was two much. You’ll notice the ratings dip each half hour.

With The Voice no longer its lead in, the show will continue to struggle.

Check out the sad details below.

VIA TVByTheNumbers

The two hour season premiere of Smash scored a series low 1.1 adults 18-49 rating down a staggering 71 percent from a 3.8 for the series premiere on February 6, 2012 (following The Voice) and down 39 percent from a 1.8 for the first season finale on May 14.

8:00

CBS NCIS 3.7/10 21.49
ABC The Taste 1.8/5 5.28
FOX Raising Hope 1.6/5 3.98
NBC Betty White’s 2nd Annual 90th Birthday Special 1.5/4 5.97
CW Hart Of Dixie 0.6/2 1.44

8:30

FOX Raising Hope 1.5/4 4.60

9:00

CBS NCIS: Los Angeles 3.1/8 16.57
ABC The Bachelor (9-11PM) 2.6/7 7.79
FOX New Girl 2.5/7 4.81
NBC Smash (9-11PM) -Season Premiere 1.1/3 4.47
CW Emily Owens M.D. – Series Finale 0.4/1 1.49

9:30

FOX The Mindy Project 1.9/5 3.60

10:00

CBS Vegas 1.6/4 10.22

Half hour breakdown from Marc Berman

8:00 p.m.

ABC – The Taste
Viewers: 5.19 million (#3), A18-49: 1.7/ 5 (#2)

CBS – NCIS
Viewers: 21.15 million (#1), A18-49: 3.6/11 (#1)

NBC – Betty White’s 2nd Annual 90th Birthday Special
Viewers: 5.94 million (#2), A18-49: 1.4/ 4 (#4)

Fox – Raising Hope
Viewers: 3.98 million (#4), A18-49: 1.6/ 5 (#3)

CW – Hart of Dixie
Viewers: 1.52 million (#5), A18-49: 0.6/ 2 (#5)

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8:30 p.m.

ABC – The Taste
Viewers: 5.38 million (#3), A18-49: 1.9/ 5 (#2)

CBS – NCIS
Viewers: 21.82 million (#1), A18-49: 3.7/10 (#1)

NBC – Betty White’s 2nd Annual 90th Birthday Special
Viewers: 6.00 million (#2), A18-49: 1.5/ 4 (#3t)

Fox – Raising Hope
Viewers: 3.60 million (#4), A18-49: 1.5/ 4 (#t)

CW – Hart of Dixie
Viewers: 1.35 million (#5), A18-49: 0.6/ 2 (#5)

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9:00 p.m.

ABC – The Bachelor
Viewers: 7.45 million (#2), A18-49: 2.5/ 7 (#2t)

CBS – NCIS: Los Angeles
Viewers: 16.98 million (#1), A18-49: 3.1/ 8 (#1)

NBC – Smash (season premiere)
Viewers: 5.21 million (#3), A18-49: 1.3/ 3 (#4)

Fox – New Girl
Viewers: 4.81 million (#4), A18-49: 2.5/ 7 (#2t)

CW – Emily Owens, M.D. (series finale)
Viewers: 1.48 million (#5), A18-49: 0.5/ 1 (#5)

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9:30 p.m.

ABC – The Bachelor
Viewers: 7.94 million (#2), A18-49: 2.7/ 7 (#2)

CBS – NCIS: Los Angeles
Viewers: 16.16 million (#1), A18-49: 3.0/ 8 (#1)

NBC – Smash (season premiere)
Viewers: 4.48 million (#3), A18-49: 1.1/ 3 (#4)

Fox – The Mindy Project
Viewers: 3.60 million (#4), A18-49: 1.9/ 5 (#3)

CW – Emily Owens, M.D. (series finale)
Viewers: 1.51 million (#5), A18-49: 0.4/ 1 (#5)

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10:00 p.m.

ABC – The Bachelor
Viewers: 7.92 million (#2), A18-49: 2.7/ 7 (#1)

CBS – Vegas
Viewers: 10.69 million (#1), A18-49: 1.7/ 4 (#2)

NBC – Smash (season premiere)
Viewers: 4.22 million (#3), A18-49: 1.1/ 3 (#3)

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10:30 p.m.

ABC – The Bachelor
Viewers: 7.86 million (#2), A18-49: 2.6/ 8 (#1)

CBS – Vegas
Viewers: 9.75 million (#1), A18-49: 1.4/ 4 (#2)

NBC – Smash (season premiere)
Viewers: 3.96 million (#3), A18-49: 1.0/ 3 (#3)

Source: Nielsen Media Research data

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