smash s2 premiere ratings TV ratings: 'Smash' crashes and burns TuesdayFast National ratings for Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013

The overhaul of “Smash” between its first and second seasons didn’t translate to any ratings improvement. The NBC show’s two-hour season premiere tanked, finishing with a meager 1.1 rating in adults 18-49.

Elsewhere, CBS once again dominated Tuesday as “NCIS” topped 21 million viewers. “New Girl” grew in viewers over last week, and “The Mindy Project” also improved for FOX. “Hart of Dixie” was up in viewers for The CW and matched its season highs in the network’s key 18-34 demos.

CBS averaged 16.1 million viewers and a 9.9 rating/16 share in households for the night — 9-million plus more than second-place ABC (7 million, 4.6/7). NBC (5 million, 3.3/5) cam in third. FOX took fourth with 4 million viewers and a 2.4/4. The CW (1.5 million, 0.9/1) trailed.

CBS also led the adults 18-49 demographic with a 2.8 rating. ABC finished second with a 2.3. FOX grabbed third with a 1.9, followed by NBC, 1.2, and The CW, 0.5.

]]>8 p.m. CBS: “NCIS” (21.5 million viewers, 13.1/20 households)
NBC: Special – “Betty White’s 2nd Annual 90th Birthday” (6 million, 4.0/6)
ABC: “The Taste” (5.3 million, 3.4/5)
FOX: “Raising Hope” – two episodes (3.8 million, 2.3/3)
The CW: “Hart of Dixie” (1.4 million, 0.9/1) 18-49 leader: “NCIS” (3.7) 9 p.m. CBS: “NCIS: Los Angeles” (16.6 million, 10.2/15)
ABC: “The Bachelor” (7.7 million, 5.2/8)
NBC: “Smash” season premiere (4.8 million, 3.2/5)
FOX: “New Girl” (4.8 million, 2.9/4)/”The Mindy Project” (3.6 million, 2.2/3)
The CW: “Emily Owens, M.D.” (1.5 million, 0.9/1) 18-49 leader: “NCIS: Los Angeles” (3.1) 10 p.m. CBS: “Vegas” (10.2 million, 6.6/11)
ABC: “The Bachelor” (7.9 million, 5.3/9)
NBC: “Smash” season premiere (4.1 million, 2.8/5) 18-49 leader: “The Bachelor” (2.6)

Ratings information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change. Source: The Nielsen Company. More ratings at Zap2it: Daily, weekly and cable

Posted by:Rick Porter