The premieres of Steven Spielberg’s “Smash” and “The River” aired this week, with one show’s ratings significantly higher than the other.“Smash,” which premiered on Monday, earned a 3.8 rating for adults 18-49 years old and 11.5 million viewers. The musical drama was the third-highest-rated debut this season, but four rival network shows fared better in ratings, along with the drama’s fellow primetime show.The premiere, for which former CSULB student Spielberg is a producer, aired after the second episode of “The Voice.” The singing competition scored a 6.6 rating and 17.7 million viewers, making it a more popular hit than “Smash.” The second season of the show premiered on Sunday after the Super Bowl and became NBC’s highest-rated entertainment broadcast in over four years. Advertisement Spielberg’s other credited “The River” premiered on ABC on Tuesday to a lesser audience. The thriller raked in 7.5 million viewers and a 2.4 rating, competing – and losing – to rival show “NCIS,” which earned 20.8 million viewers and a 4.1 rating thanks to its being the 200th episode.Both completely different series, it all comes down to what viewers prefer to watch. Catch “Smash” on NBC on Mondays at 10/9 Central and “The River” on ABC on Tuesdays at 9/8 Central.