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02/20/2013 01:09 pm ET

'Smash' Ratings Plummet, 'Body Of Proof' Hits New Lows, 'Cult' Premieres To Few Followers

"Smash" is not a hit in the Nielsen ratings. The NBC musical drama -- and other NBC shows -- continued to spiral downward in the ratings Tuesday night.

According to preliminary ratings, "Smash" had 3.3 million viewers and a disastrous 0.9 rating in the 18-49 demographic, its lowest-rated episode to date. NBC's other Tuesday night shows didn't do much better. At 8 p.m., "Betty White's Off Their Rockers" had 4.7 million viewers and a 1.3 rating. At 8:30 p.m. it did the same in total viewers and rose to a 1.4 rating. "Go On" slipped to 3.3 million viewers and a 1.1 rating and "The New Normal" clocked in at 3.5 million viewers and a 1.0 rating.

The season premiere of "Body of Proof" on ABC was down to 6.7 million viewers and a 1.2 rating. At 8 p.m., "The Taste" had 4.9 million viewers and a 1.6 rating. "The Bachelor" had 8.1 million viewers and a 2.6 rating at 9 p.m.

On Fox, "Raising Hope" had 3.7 million viewers and a 1.5 rating at 8 p.m., a rerun of "New Girl" at 8:30 p.m. had 2.8 million viewers and a 1.3 rating. The 9 p.m. new episode of "New Girl" had 4.4 million viewers and a 2.2 rating. "The Mindy Project" had 3 million viewers and a 1.6 rating.

CBS didn't have any problems with its block off "NCIS" and "NCIS: LA."

"NCIS" had 20.9 million viewers and a 3.5 rating and "NCIS: LA" had 16.3 and a 2.7 rating. However, "Vegas," which is on the cancellation bubble, had 9.7 million viewers and a 1.5 rating.

Meanwhile, The CW's "Cult" failed to find many followers. The series premiere had 941,000 viewers and a 0.3 rating. "Emily Owens, M.D." debuted in the Tuesday at 9 p.m. timeslot this fall and had 1.7 million viewers and a 0.5 rating.

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