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Sunday, May 26th


Yikes. NBC is in a serious tail spin with its dramas. Not having ‘The Voice’ as a lead in is a real problem. They better put ‘Revolution’ behind ‘The Voice’ again when it comes back.

I’m going to say lack of promotion and bad word of mouth did ‘Smash’ in.

Bones came back strong, with 8.2 million people tuning in and a 2.5 demo.

That demo number marks an uptick of a tenth from the show’s winter finale (which aired Jan. 12) as well as a marked improvement on the rating most recently delivered in the Mondays-at-8 time slot by Alcatraz (1.6) and House (2.1).

As for the NCAA,Castle, Smash, Houseand other Monday night programming…

* CBS’ coverage of the NCAA men’s basketball championship averaged 17.8 million total viewers and a 6.4 demo rating from 9 to 11 pm.

* As reality-TV titans go, Dancing With the Stars (16.54 mil/2.8) was down 8 and 12 percent, while The Voice (10.7 mil/4.1) dropped 11 and 9 percent week-to-week.

* Gossip Girl returned to 1.1 million viewers and a 0.5 rating, flat versus its last outing.

* House (6.7 mil/2.2), bolstered by a stronger lead-in, saw double-digit gains.

* Castle was steady with 12.1 mil/2.2, while Smash (6.1 mil/2.2) gained a tenth in the demo — this opposite the second hour of NCAA hoops.

So, NBC still wins the night with strong ratings from The Voice and Hawaii Five-O wins the 10 o’clock spot with Smash trailing in second and Castle, which was up a tenth from last week according to the article, in third.

I swear, one day I will understand those ratings/share numbers. Sadly, that day is not today.

In its second episode, Smash had a  2.8 adults 18-49 rating, down a somewhat worrisome 26% vs. a 3.8 rating in its premiere last Monday… Castle held at a season low 2.0 adults 18-49 rating equal to last last week…Now announced in its final season, FOX’s House drew a season low 2.4 adults 18-49 rating, down a tenth vs. a 2.5 rating last week. Alcatraz kept falling, its 1.9 adults 18-49 rating was a series low, down 17% vs. a 2.3 rating last week…The CW’s Gossip Girl fell to a season (series?) low 0.5 adults 18-49 rating, vs. a 0.6 rating last week. Hart Of Dixie drew a 0.6 adults 18-49 rating even with last week.


That explains the deja vu. Turns out Smash is the Event.