The premiere episode was seen by 11.5 million viewers.
For those who follow ratings points, "Smash" earned a 2.8/7 adults 18-49 rating, leading its hour among young adults. The first episode of the series created by Broadway playwright Theresa Rebeck earned a 3.8 adults 18-49 rating (representing a 4.2 adults 18-49 rating in its first half hour, dropping to 3.4 in its second half hour).
NBC, which also aired a two-hour "The Voice," drawing 16.1 million viewers overall, won the night in all key categories, according to Variety.
To read Playbill's commentary on the second episode of "Smash," click here.