SMASH Wins E!'s Save One Show 2013 Competition!
NBC recently announced that it would air the two-hour Season Two finale on May 26, while neither confirming nor denying that it will be the final episode for the series, despite many false reports decrying its presumedly doomed fate. Hope remains.
What makes this particular poll instructive is its history: ANGEL, FELICITY and ONE TREE HILL all were renewed after troublesome, low-rated seasons in part due to the fan support exhibited exclusively in this E! Online poll, whose results are announced and discussed on the TV network, too.
Last year, NBC's Community won the "Save One Show 2012" poll and lived to see another season.
So, does this big win bode well for the fate of SMASH? After all, this is a series which, after three time and day changes - and more on the way, apparently - has scored its lowest ratings to date in its move to Saturdays. The poll certainly proves that there is still much support for the Broadway-related entity, despite the low ratings of the second season so far.
It should also be noted that ratings for some S2 episodes doubled when calculating in live+7-Day DVR viewings and the series continues to be among the top shows on TV for households earning $100,000 or more, as well. But, in the end, is that really enough to justify a third season from a network perspective?
Additionally, a grassroots "Don't Cancel SMASH" Facebook page has garnered over 20,000 followers in a few short weeks, as well, evidencing even more faith in the Broadway-themed series. "KEEP CALM AND #KEEP SMASHING" logos - like the one pictured above - have popped up on many Facebook profile pictures, further showing strong fan support.
And, in any event, don't miss the show at its new day and time, on Saturdays at 8 PM.
Check out the "Don't Cancel SMASH" Facebook page here.