|Revolution Last Season||Smash Crash 2013 |
|4.1 (premiere, 9/17/12, 5.1 Voice) |
2.57 (season one average)
1.9 -> 1.9 -> 2.0 (last three weeks)
|3.8 (premiere, 2/6/12, 7.7 Voice) |
2.27 (season one average)
1.8 -> 1.8 -> 1.8 (last three weeks)
1.2 (season two premiere, 2/5/13, 1.5 New Normal)
I don't see Revolution being a Wednesday game-changer, but it seems likely to hold up better than Smash, at least well enough that NBC can reasonably stick with it within this season. It was much heavier-DVRed than Smash, had more male viewers, and it was basically even across the last two months of the season as The Voice dropped by nearly two points. All of that suggests there is more distinct audience here. It's competing with unspectacular-rated reality series and comedies which shouldn't cross over that much. And though the lead-in is gone, it's at least gotten promoted within The Voice, while Smash showed up right in the middle of NBC's disaster times.
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