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.

Nielsen TV Ratings: ©2012 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.
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  • Rachel


    So because I’m interested in the ratings for a Canadian show, mind you, that I haven’t even watched yet means I’m an old cat lady making excuses. Someone is reaching. Nice try though.

  • Jamie



  • Max

    The Choice will continue to perform better than Take Me Out because of the celebrity influence. Regardless of the quality, people will still want to see some of those male celebs like Joe Jonas and Rob Kardashian look for a date. If it was all unknown singles, it would have done much worse.

  • Gary

    Take Me Out was great, hope they give it a chance to get an audience. The Choice got worse in the 2nd half hour, not that the 1st half hour was any good. I have never heard of 2 of the 4 “famous” people. And Romeo was more famous back when he was Lil’ Romeo. What a joke.

  • TeeVeeViewer

    Brilliant strategy, FOX. Use George Lopez, fresh off his gig as a failed talk-show host, to host this mess. Heck, Lopez couldn’t even draw decent enough numbers to stay on TBS. It will be a miracle if this dud of a show and terrible host lasts the summer.

  • James D.

    As mentioned previously, I think there were some at ABC that thought “Duets” would be a potential replacement for DWTS in the spring if demo numbers for the latter continued to fall. Definitely not going to happen, and it’s a sign that we have officially reached our limit with singing shows.

    Actually expected “Choice” to do better than “Take Me Out” for the first week. There was enough hype and controversy surrounding the show (plus Cat Deeley fans would want their fix) that it would warrant at least an initial viewing. Fox should be patient with “Take Me Out” — it’s mindless fare that works as a summer show and mid-season filler.

  • Becca

    @ Rachel

    The only reason you (or anybody) would even know this show exists is if you were a leftover Smallville cat lady who thinks Erica Durance craps gold. I’m sure the show did gangbusters in Canada…which is like what getting a 0.2? Face it the show won’t be produced for a second season and that means your beloved actress will have to quit acting and go work in a diner somewhere.

    Not that there’s anything wrong with that. ;)

  • Juice

    I know that I’m not supposed to cheer for people’s failure, but I get a little happy whenever anything George Lopez is involved with gets canceled.

    The man is just unfunny, pure and simple. His routine is the same schtick and it grates the nerves to even hear his voice.

  • Babygate

    TBBT is a monster. It eats everything in its path. I don’t get the appeal. I’ve tried to watch but it seems to me like a show that only geeks and overgrown teenagers who live in their mom’s basement would watch. To each its own, I guess…
    Duets won’t be back next season. After watching the first two weeks, I just gave up on it. The scoring system is a mystery to all who watch and most of the contestants are like copies of each other who sound the same.

  • Max

    1/2 hours for both FOX shows:

    Fox – Take Me Out (series premiere)
    Viewers: 3.26 million (#3), A18-49: 1.3/ 5 (#2)
    Viewers: 3.35 million (#3), A18-49: 1.3/ 4 (#2)

    Fox – The Choice (series premiere)
    Viewers: 4.15 million (#4), A18-49: 1.7/ 5 (#1)
    Viewers: 4.28 million (#3), A18-49: 1.8/ 5 (#1)

  • Mike

    Good night for CBS on repeats.
    CBS Thursdays are going to be big. POI is a really good show and it will do great after THM.

  • Sid

    @John A

    Weren’t you praising Breaking Pointe on Friday for matching Nikita? What happened now?

  • Rachel


    Uhm, I’m neither a Smallville or Erica Durance fan. NBC aired promos for the show, of course I knew it existed. Plenty of people knew. Just like you knew it exists well enough to bash an actress you don’t even know. But go on. Keep making an ass out of yourself with those assumptions.

  • Holly


    Or someone who was a Stargate fan, or someone who watched promos on NBC/USA/whatever, or someone who saw the articles in the various entertainment mags/sits or just someone who realizes that Hollywood isn’t the only source of tv shows…

  • Becca

    Cat ladies unite!

  • Petar

    CBS win in all repeats is embarrassment for all other networks. Its laughable.

    From other hand now dog in the city is even bigger CBS embarrassment. So even here.

    USA and TNT sleep. If not already will take PoI in syndication. I mean this week is best CBS drama in rerun.

  • jamie


    Goodness but you’re a bitter, wounded woman. Who or what failed you?

  • John A

    @Sid i wasnt praising Breaking Pointe just saying it did better which it did.

  • KS

    So, you Americans, don’t watch TV during Summer? Every night is filled with repeats and supposedly low quality shows than fall and spring. Why does this happen only during summer?

  • Elen

    Saving Hope : there is nothing original always the same soup! Actors are pieces of wood .

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