Smash Not Such A Smash After All

NBC is moving the struggling musical drama to Saturday nights. Is it an attempt to save the show or part of a plan to slowly watch it die?

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Bad news for fans of musical dramas who also like to spend their Saturday nights away from the TV. Apparently, our beloved Smash has been suffering in the ratings in its Tuesday night time slot, despite the powerhouse voices of Katharine McPhee and Megan Hilty. Instead of getting rid of the musical drama altogether, NBC has opted to move the Broadway-themed show to the less coveted Saturday night lineup.

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Taking its place on Tuesdays will be the new reality competition show Ready for Love, brought to us by former Desperate Housewives star Eva Longoria. It starts Tuesday, April 9. Reality and competition shows are still bringing in the major ratings, so Ready for Love will be aired along massive hit The Voice.

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Unfortunately for committed Smash fans, the series hasn't been able to hold its audience's attention. People in the most desired demographic, those ages 18 to 49, are barely watching the show... and neither is the rest of America. The last episode had only 2.9 million viewers. That sounds like a lot, but it's nothing when it comes to network television.

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At this point, it's hard to imagine that NBC will bring Smash back next season, as Saturday night seems like a place for shows to go to die. Aren't people at the bars, on dates, enjoying sleepovers or going to the movies then? Only time with tell if the struggling show will survive it's new scheduling debacle.

Will you stay faithful and watch Smash on it's new night? Tell us in the comments!

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Smash April 23, 2013 | 2:42 PM

I can only find "The Voice" in place of "Smash" on Saturday nights EST at 9 p.m. I have to watch "Smash" on the computer. I hope this changes soon so that we all can watch "Smash" on TV. Thank you.

C Pitcock April 05, 2013 | 6:20 AM

I think this is a big mistake I don't understand why networks do what they do! Perhaps the story line isn't as good as last year, too many celebrities coming in I think. I think we like seeing new talent and personally I love the show but not a fan of "bad" boy Jeremy Jordan in it at all! They have drug out the "Bombshell" saga and there is less music this year too! They need to get back to what made it great the first season! But Saturday is horrible, who watched TV Saturday nights? I will try to always catch it but I will probably have to watch online now! BOO HOO! I think all the reality tv shows need to back off...especially the dating shows! Another problem is that while the headline shows are great that come on at 10pm on each Network sometimes the shows leading up to them SUCK!!! Like Suburgatory, The New Normal, That wierd alien show...I struggle to stay awake to watch the good ones cause there is nothing good to watch before them! The bad shows should be on at 10 and the good ones should start at 9 :-)

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