Turns out even Jennifer Hudson can’t salvage the sinking ship that is Smash. NBC’s musical drama posted low ratings for its February 19 episode “The Dramaturg,” which received 3.3 million viewers and a 0.9 rating among adults 18-49, reports Entertainment Weekly.
The numbers are down 25% from Smash’s two-hour season premiere on February 5, which received supremely low ratings itself (The show held its third episode by a week due to President Obama's State of the Union address). The most recent episode marked the lowest-rated show on a major broadcast network that night.
The big question now is whether the show will live to air its remaining 13 episodes, which will feature amped-up performances from the much-touted new cast members Jennifer Hudson, Jeremy Jordan, Andy Mientus and Krysta Rodriguez. If the curtain does in fact fall on Smash, at least Megan Hilty will always have a home on Broadway! Watch her character Ivy sulk with the help of Robyn below.