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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  • bluone

    I can’t wait for my guilty summer pleasure to come on !!!!! Big Brother !!

  • John green

    Saving Hope too poor to mediocre actors! Must comply with all the criticism we live in a democratic and free !

  • A

    DEADD @ this comment

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

    So true.

  • June

    POI is so great, I can’t wait for next season. This show is going to be a monster. Repeats numbers are better than the ones for other cbs dramas.

  • Michael

    The genius of Mike Darnell strikes again! LMAO

  • RyanCanada

    Anyone hating on Saving Hope is delusional, it did poorly YES, but is a well done show, great acting, but its on NBC, so preformance wise, did we expect anything different? NO drama on NBC has succeeded in the last two years, im not understanding why tho…

  • Kate

    Too bad about Saving Hope, it deserved better. Certainly a better show than Rookie Blue.

    I guess it’s not the time for medical shows any more.

  • carla

    Watching POI repeats is an easy choice: clearly the best drama on TV (and that comes from a fan of Homeland and Game of Thrones). Getting a chance to re-watch POI for additional clues is a pure pleasure.

    CBS cleaning up the ratings with a full roster of reruns is good news for the fall schedule. The network will dominate Thursday nights next season with POI set to be the top drama for a second year in a row

  • David Howell

    So a rip-off gets the press attention and does way better than a proven format in the same genre. I suppose that bodes well for the Glass House premiere. ;)

  • Nadine

    I love it that the rerun of TBBT outdid everything else. Wit rules.

  • Nadine

    Let’s hope The Choice’s disappointing ratings are the end of FU programming. It really does make Fox look like a poor loser.

  • Nadine

    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.
    well in Massachusetts and Rhode Island, anyway :-) But yeah, considering the rabid fanship in NE, you might be right.

  • BringbacktheNBCofold

    Does anybody know how Awake did in it’s premiere episode as compared Saving Hope?

  • Holly


    Awake premiered with a 2.0, so significantly better than Saving Hope. (Of course, it didn’t stay anywhere near that for long)

  • Sid

    @John A

    If you say so; but we both know that you take every opportunity you can to talk crap about Nikita.

  • christy

    I like Erica Durance. she was good in Smallville’ She was also good in Staregate

  • bluone

    Person of Interest is the ONLY show I can watch in reruns !! It’s such a great show !

  • hubert_wentland

    PoI is gonna grow out of this world having such a great lead-in. so obviously thursday will be the strongest day for CBS. but won’t monday tank without it’s highest rated show? (though it was outrated by 2BG once. only.)

  • Nick

    Ouch@ Saving Hope. I expected somewhere between 1.0-1.4. :-(
    At least it improved on its lead-in…

    The Choice may survive, but Take Me Out is dead. FOX certainly didn’t like it that much. During both Hell’s Kitchens this week and Monday’s Masterchef, I saw 7 ads for The Choice but only 3 for Take Me Out. This is why Fringe fans hate you, FOX. lol

  • Barbarossa

    I only watched the choice for Cat Deely. I regret it.

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