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SMASH's Ratings Drop; NBC Still Earns Most Viewers

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According to published reports, NBC's SMASH, which aired its third episode last night, dropped in ratings again- moving this week from 8.1 million to 6.5 million viewers. The series premiere earned the show a whopping 11.5 million viewers on February 6. Despite the ratings dip for the series, NBC still won the night with help from THE VOICE, with 15.7 million viewers.

SMASH airs on Mondays at 10pm on NBC. Miss the episode? Watch it here!

The series stemmed from an idea of executive producer and multiple Emmy and Oscar winner Steven Spielberg ("ER," "Schindler's List"). The pilot was written by acclaimed playwright/screenwriter Theresa Rebeck ("Mauritius," "NYPD Blue"). David Marshall Grant ("Brothers and Sisters"), Craig Zadan and Neil Meron (Oscar-winning "Chicago," "Hairspray") and Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey ("United States of Tara," "The Borgias") also serve as executive producers. Original songs are written by Tony and Grammy Award winners Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman ("Hairspray," "Catch Me If You Can"), who serve as executive producers as well.

SMASH is a production of Universal Television in association with DreamWorks Television and Madwoman in the Attic. The pilot was directed by Tony Award winner Michael Mayer ("Spring Awakening," "American Idiot").

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