Primetime Ratings: 'Smash' Falls Further; CBS Wins Tuesday
CW's 'Cult,' ABC's 'Body of Proof' premieres struggle
By Tim Baysinger -- Broadcasting & Cable, 2/20/2013 11:42:01 AM
NBC finished in fourth overall with a 1.1 rating/3 share.
The CW premiered drama Cult to a meager 0.2 rating in its targeted 18-34 demo and a 0.3 with 18-49s, below what the canceled Emily Owens had been drawing in the space. The 9 p.m. debut also netted just 941,000 viewers. Its lead-in Hart of Dixie was down a tenth with both demos to a 0.6 and 0.5, respectively. The net finished with a 0.4/1.
CBS won the night with a 2.6/7. NCIS was down 5% from two weeks ago to a 3.5 while NCIS: Los Angeles fell 13% to a 2.7. At 10 p.m. Vegas stayed at its low of 1.5.
ABC's Body of Proof returned for its third season to just a 1.2 rating, which was down 45% from last season's debut in September 2011. The Taste was up 7% to a 1.6 and the Bachelor special, Sean Tells All, drew a 2.6, off from Monday's show by 13%. ABC nipped Fox for second with a 1.8/5.
Fox (1.7/4) saw its lineup decline from two weeks ago, with Raising Hope falling a tenth to a 1.5, New Girl declining 15% to a 2.2 and The Mindy Project dropping 16% to a 1.6.
I hope that NBC can manage to be patient with its musical drama Smash... and I do hope it gets picked up for a 3rd season, believing it has great potential.
NBC shows I picture coming back... Parks & Recreation, Parenthood, Chicago Fire, SVU, Grimm, Go On, and The New Normal. Other than Smash, hope that Community gets picked up for a 5th season... also hope that Betty White's Off Their Rockers gets renewed as well. Don't know about The Biggest Loser and The Apprentice... The Voice is definitely coming back.
Eric - 2/20/2013 5:07:25 PM EST
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