Monday's ratings don't prove that Smash is becoming a word-of-mouth sensation, but they do make a season two look promising.
But just respectable.
The typical Jay Leno viewer could be Conan's dad.
It was about on par with what the canceled Prime Suspect attracted in its debut, but Awake did have a weaker lead-in.
The ratings are pretty tiny.
It's been four weeks, so we can declare that it's found its level.
Idol fell to its worst ratings since the show's first season.
5.4 million people!
But creator Bill Lawrence isn't giving up yet.
The Voice remains very potent, however.
Grammys? What Grammys?
It did fine, while The Voice was huge.
Shameless is the network's second most popular show.
We'll know soon.
It got beat by Big Bang Theory in the demo.
Ratings are down 17 percent from last year.
Better than Terra Nova's.
16.8 million people watched.
It was the least watched 30 Rock premiere ever.
Bigger than Mad Men!
The Firm averaged a flaccid 1.4 rating, which appears to be the lowest Nielsen premiere rating ever for an NBC drama during the regular season.
A big hit: 7.6 million people watched the premiere.
They're not good, but they're also not as bad as this show deserved.