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Smash Ratings Watch: Saturday Night Fever? Not So Much

Smash Ratings Watch: Saturday Night Fever? Not So Much
Christian Borle & Liza Minnelli in 'Smash'
'Smash' posted its lowest-ever ratings for its Saturday night premiere on April 6.

Smash has finally made the move from Tuesdays to Saturdays, airing the first episode in its new time slot on April 6. So how did the show fare in its new schedule digs?

Not great — and in fact, that’s putting it lightly. The show hit a series low for its 9 PM episode, scrounging up 1.88 million viewers and a 0.5 ratings share. That’s less than half of what the show scored for its February 5 season premiere, which also marked the highest numbers for the entire second season. (Click here for a quick look at the entire season's ratings.)

Even Liza Minnelli’s much-touted guest spot couldn’t salvage the ratings wreckage. The good news is that Smash won’t be moving around much longer. The move to Saturdays wasn't a push to grab higher ratings; instead, the show can now wrap up all the loose ends finish out its season from its safe, snuggly deathbed.

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