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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  • Holly


    You should get a job at ABC ;)

  • Someone

    CBS is first again only with REPEATS.

  • Captain

    Rookie Blue was amazing. Easily the best episode of the series.

  • Rachel


    I agree. Big Brother is my summer show. Gotta get those live feeds too.

  • Joseph

    Dude , Dogs In The City , needs a lot more promo and at least has the potential of building as the summer goes along. Its a cute show that has been edited in a highly respectful fashion.
    I hope Dogs gets the support it needs.
    But back on topic :)
    1st I was surprised how well CBS reruns did, but then again I also checked out 2 Broke Girls for a bit last night,
    As for FOX , I did not have the patience for Take Me Out, and The Choice needed more comfortable and relaxed celebrity guests.

  • Oliver

    An Office repeat pulling 0.6 is dire given that Community was pulling 0.7/0.8 in the same slot last season. I’m envisaging 30 Rock-esque falls starting next season.

    Duets isn’t coming back next year. Expensive flop for ABC.

  • John A

    @Sid i was only comparing Breaking pointe and Nikita cos that was Nikita timeslot. No need to get worked up. Anyway Breaking Pointe is flopping and TVD should be aireat at 8pm next thursday.

  • Loving Lost Girl

    Really enjoyed Saving Hope. Maybe NBC will give it a chance.

  • John A

    Why did NBC dump Saving Hope in that slot? Tuesday at 9pm or 10pm would have made sense.

  • Amanda


    Network programming is set up in a certain way in the U.S. There are 3 months that advertisers use to determine pricing based on ratings: November, February and May.

    A lot of networks are losing viewers to cable stations that don’t follow this model. They have original programming all yr and their seasons are usually shorter.

  • Sherry

    I’m so glad to read the positive opinions on POI which has become my favorite show of all time. There’re so many clues I missed first time so I thank CBS for the repeat.

  • John

    Saving Hope I was disappointed will not look the episode 2 . Bad acting. Delete Saving Hope !

  • K

    Glad for the ratings for The Choice and Take Me Out. Both are tacky shows. George Lopez should go back to doing what he does best, voicing animated characters.

  • Joseph

    It’s safe to say that ESPN again ad the most-watched program last night (Game 6 of the NBA playoff series between Miami and Boston).

    With a Game 7 tomorrow (Saturday), ESPN will likely be the most-watched network in prime-time, cable or broadcast, this week. It may be the first time that’s ever happened.

    And TNT may well be the second-most-watched network in prime-time, thanks to the now-completed Oklahoma City/San Antonio series.

  • christy

    I’m not looking forward for Big Brother to come on. I don’t like reality shows.
    I sure wish they would put it on a different day.

  • Joseph

    I meant to write that ESPN probably had the most watched program last night (June 7th).

  • sanny

    I was disappointed with Saving Hope!:-(

  • Jo

    I enjoyed Saving Hope. I was hoping more viewers with Nielsen boxes would tune in. Oh well.

    @Becca and @Elen

    You both sound like those nasty, bitter Allison Mack and Kristin Kreuk fans that constantly spew venom at Erica Durance merely because she played Lois Lane who eventually ends up with Clark Kent (and not Chloe or Lana). Not a cool fandom, IMO.

    @Becca. I’d rather be a ‘cat lady’ than a biatch like yourself, and I’m allergic to cats!

  • still good shows on tv

    I thought Saving hope would get at least get high 1’s. NBC promoted it a lot during AGT.

  • bray

    wow,Saving hope was very bad, honestly I expected more

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