Ratings: Smash Ticks Up, Golden Boy Steady

Ratings Golden Boy, SmashFor the first time since its Season 2 premiere, NBC’s Smash is looking at week-to-week gains.

With a total audience of 2.9 million viewers and a 0.9 rating, the struggling musical drama added a handful of viewers versus last Tuesday and ticked up a tenth in the demo — and this time with a New Normal rerun for a lead-in.

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CBS’ Golden Boy (with 8.53 mil and a 1.6) was steady in the demo week-to-week if down a bit in total audience, and up sharply from its one-time Friday outing. (For those inclined to wonder, Friday-bound Vegas‘ most recent Tuesday tally was 9.7 mil/1.5.)

The two-hour Season 11 premiere of Fox’s Hell’s Kitchen averaged 5.4 mil and a 2.2, steady-ish in audience but down two tenths from the show’s previous opener.

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Over on ABC, Celebrity Wife Swap (5 mil/1.6) rose 20 percent and a tenth, The Taste (3.4 mil/1.1) dipped a tenth and Body of Proof (6.4 mil/1.2) slipped 3 percent and a tenth.

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