After a hot start in the fall thanks to "The Voice," "Sunday Night Football" and the new drama "Revolution," NBC has gone into a deep hibernation for the winter.
Ratings at the network have fallen dramatically as several freshman shows have tanked, and a few sophomores are on life support.
This week was particularly bad for the peacock network. On Tuesday, the musical "Smash" drew less than 5 million viewers in its season premiere. Although "Smash," about the behind-the-scenes drama of Broadway, was hardly a hit last season, NBC Entertainment Chairman Bob Greenblatt is a big backer of the program. A new executive producer -- Josh Safran of "Gossip Girl" -- was brought in along with Jennifer Hudson as part of an overhaul of the show.
"Smash" isn't the only program hitting a flat note. On Friday, NBC pulled its new drama "Do No Harm," about a doctor with a split personality, from its schedule after the show's second episode barely managed to attract more than 2 million viewers.