"Smash" Ratings Dip Again, But NBC Wins the Night

News   "Smash" Ratings Dip Again, But NBC Wins the Night
The third episode of the acclaimed theatre-inspired TV series "Smash," which aired Feb. 20, drew 6.5 million viewers, according to Variety.

The premiere episode was seen by 11.5 million viewers, while the Feb. 13 broadcast was viewed by 8.1 million viewers.

For those who follow ratings points, "Smash" earned a 2.3/6 adults 18-49 rating; the hour-long program dropped 26 percent from a 2.7 rating in its first half-hour to a 2.0 in its second half-hour. (The first episode of the series created by Broadway playwright Theresa Rebeck earned a 3.8 adults 18-49 rating, while the second week had a 2.8/7 adults 18-49 rating.)

NBC, however, won its third consecutive Monday in key demographics due to its vocal competition series "The Voice," which drew 15.7 million viewers.

To read Playbill's commentary on the third episode of "Smash," click here.

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