Updated TV Ratings Thursday: 'Duets', 'Rookie Blue' and 'Breaking Pointe' Fall + Premieres for 'Saving Hope', 'Take Me Out' and 'The Choice'

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June 8th, 2012



Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 1.6/5 1.5/5 1.2/4 1.2/4 0.7/2 0.2/1
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 1.0/5 1.3/5 0.9/3 1.2/4 0.4/1 0.2/1
Total Viewers (million) 6.924 3.759 5.296 3.137 2.743 0.595


An all-repeat CBS was the number one network among adults 18-49, and total viewers.

On FOX, the premiere of Take Me Out  earned a 1.3  18-49 rating, but was beaten in its time-period by a repeat of The Big Bang Theory. Still, that's better than last year's premiere of Buried Treasure on Fox which scored a mere 1.0 adults 18-49 rating. The Choice premiere did a little better, earning a 1.7 rating. Update: in time zone adjusted ratings The Choice was adjusted up to a 1.8 adults 18-49 rating.

On ABC,  Duets  scored a 1.2 rating, down three tenths from last week's 1.5  adults 18-49 rating and producing its lowest series ratings to date.   Rookie Blue garnered a 1.3 rating, down a tenths from last week's 1.4 rating among adults 18-49.

On the CW, the second episode of reality series Breaking Pointe earned a 0.2, down a tenth from last week's 0.3 adults 18-49 rating.

On NBC, the premiere of Saving Hope earned a 0.7 rating. Rock Center with Brian Williams also earned a 0.7 rating.

CBS was all repeats for the evening

Late-night ratings are below the primetime data.

Overnight ratings for Thursday, June 8, 2012:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM CBS The Big Bang Theory  -R 2.1 8 8.167
FOX Take Me Out 1.3 5 3.306
ABC Duets (8-10PM) 1.2 4 5.233
NBC The Office -R 0.6 2 2.077
CW Breaking Pointe 0.2 1 0.687
8:30PM CBS 2 Broke Girls -R 1.7 6 6.269
NBC Parks and Recreation -R 0.6 2 1.807
9:00PM FOX The Choice 1.8 5 4.213
CBS Person Of Interest -R 1.5 4 6.909
NBC Saving Hope 0.7 2 3.124
CW The Vampire Diaries -R 0.2 1 0.503
10:00PM CBS The Mentalist -R 1.5 4 6.649
ABC Rookie Blue 1.3 4 5.424
NBC Rock Center with Brian Williams 0.7 2 3.164

Via NBC press note:

In Late-Night Metered Markets Thursday night:

  • In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 2.6/6; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.2/6; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 3.1/7; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.5/4. 
  • In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 0.8/4; "Late Show," 0.6/3; "Nightline," 0.9/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3.
  • At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.4/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.1/4 with an encore).  In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49 with an encore) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2 with an encore).
  • At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.3/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

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  • Fischer

    Out for FOX. I’m sure they expected above a 2.0, they put lots of promo into those dating shows

  • Max

    So, FOX axed the SYTYCD results show on Thursdays (not to mention the 2-hour editions that would air before the live shows) in order to air these two dating shows that resulted in much lower demo ratings.

    I know nothing about the cost of either but I do wonder if it was worth it…

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  • rob60990

    Wow is Duets a failure. Rookie Blue is doing ok enough to get renewed again though losing to a rerun is never a good thing. Hopefully it goes up when it has Wipeout lead-in.

    Take Me Out pretty much bombed. The Choice did alright. I watched and man was that show a fiasco.

    Did anyone expect anything better for Saving Hope?

  • Becca

    So much for SV fans coming out for Durance’s new show. LOL can’t wait to see the spin for this failure!

  • John A

    TBBT repeat wins night. All that extra airing never helps CW. Why dont they ever learn?

  • Jack S

    Shame for Take Me Out, big fan of the UK version and it’s just a fun little show, thought it was much better than The Choice.

  • Sid

    Lmao @ Breaking Pointe. Maybe John A will pull an ABC and spin those numbers! :D

  • colt13

    The Choice was ok, Take Me Out was hilarious. Good cheap summer programming.

  • Petar

    Person Of Interest rerun UP compared with last week 1.4! And this week compete with all new Fox, NBC, ABC and big NBA game! I think 2 BG lead-in help a lot. A lot of people watch both 2BG and PoI! Thursday is best CBS day now.

  • Score

    Worth remembering that in the UK (where Take Me Out first aired) the first ever episode got poor ratings too, but the show grew quite a bit across the season, so I wouldn’t write it off just yet. The Choice will probably drop though as a few probably tuned in just because of The Voice connection and most likely won’t bother again.

  • BrieK

    Funny that I thought I would like The Choice, but ended up preferring Take Me Out. I thought both shows would perform better, though.

  • RJ

    NBC finally found something that’s worse than Rock Center! ;)

  • TimsDale4ever

    Just when I thought TV couldn’t be “dumbed down” any further, we have THE CHOICE. I kept watching it to see how much worse it could get — and it never failed. Why do all the shows have spinning chairs now? The guys were so lame, as well as the twits they were to choose from. What really cracked me up is when it came time for the guys to choose between the 2 girls that were left, they kept looking at the audience to decide for HIM. ??? It’s supposedly YOUR date, wouldn’t you want to choose for yourself — but maybe I’m giving you too much credit. I was actually embarrassed for TV overall last night and I thought I had already reached this point long ago with all these lame docu-dramas that are all over the place.

  • Rachel

    Saving Hope is a Canadian import right? I’m more interested with how well it fared there.

  • Ben Thompson

    Those Duets numbers are pathetic. Did ABC think that just because The Voice worked on NBC that this would too?

    Those Fox shows pretty much bombed. The Choice will probably be down to a 1.4 next week.

  • Becca

    “Saving Hope is a Canadian import right? I’m more interested with how well it fared there.”

    I think I smell some Fan Excuse Bingo from one of the cat ladies.

  • John A

    @Sid Why spin awful ratings? Ill leave that to you for Nikita in the fall.

  • mArS

    Too bad for Take Me Out. The UK version is great.
    Any record broken by the Saving Hope premiere?

  • Joseph

    Because ” The Choice ” is one by FU at NBC and their show ” The Voice “.
    and yes ,, it was one big train wreck, but mostly because of how uncomfortable the celebrities were to even be on the show.
    What I had not expected were CBS repeats to top the night, though I did watch ” 2 Broke Girls ” last night , a show I have not looked at since it premiered.

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