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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  • Sally


    If “Saving Hope” is successful in Canada, it means it might continue in Canada. And since the show is filmed during the time most shows are on hiatus, all of the actors could work on other projects during the regular television season. Anyway, I think it’s probably a little too early to tell what the show’s fate will be in the States. A couple more weeks should tell the tale.

    Now, to address your statements on the actors’ hopes for success, why do you seem to have some sort of pathetic vendetta against Erica Durance and her fans? You would have to in order to come to the baseless and utterly ridiculous conclusion that Durance is neurotic and would have a “breakdown” if the show only lasts a season on NBC. What makes you think you know her so well?

    It seems to me whether the show is successful or not Durance is not only proving herself as a female lead, but also gaining experience as a producer. A year ago Entertainment Weekly said of Durance, “Get this supergirl her own show!” A few days ago, Variety’s review praised Durance, calling her a “winning lead” who “snags the chance to shine” and thus “a higher-profile gig seems warranted.” If that’s all “Saving Hope” wins for Durance–more high profile gigs worthy of her talent–then I’m sure she’ll do just fine.

  • Networkman

    I enjoyed the two hours of the dating game shows last night on FOX. I will say that Take Me Out was better than The Choice. There were alot of akward moments during The Choice. It seems as if the pacing was poor. But Take Me Out is a winner. George Lopez was well suited for this game show.

  • sonia

    Smallville rating 1,0/4 1,1/4. Saving hope 0,7/2. DELETE SAVING HOPE!!!!!

  • Sam

    Just went through the comments. Wow! that Becca chick really has anger issues. Don’t know much about the whole Canadian/American rivalry (from the UK) but is that why she hates the actress from saving hope?

    Becca sweety, life isn’t this hard. Relax.Breathe.Smile.Get a boyfriend :)

    PS: Rookie blue didn’t do too bad :)

  • Tom

    @ Sam Since you don’t know anything about the so-called US/Canada rivalry, let me educate you. (1) Most of Canada’s population lives within 50 miles of the US border. (2) Canadian football has three downs; US football has four downs. No, real football, not that nonsense in which no one uses their arms. (3) The automotive capital of Canada is Detroit. (4) The fashion capital of Canada is New York City. (5) Canada will never have the population or financial resources to rival the US. (6) Despite its lesser wealth, Canada somehow manages to do a better job of caring for its citizens. (7) Regardless of whether you’re American or Canadian, you’re still one heck of a lot better off than some council house drone who apparently hasn’t got the manners to realize that flaming other contributors to this thread makes him look ridiculous.

  • NJ Viewer

    I only wanted to see Saving Hope because I’m a fan of Michael Shanks. But about 15 minutes into it, I fell asleep. Yawn.

    As for Take Me Out, I only watched that because I’ve been watching the Korean version (with English subtitles), and kind of enjoy that one. The contestants on that one are more personable, quite intelligent, and funny.

  • Nadine

    @Freddy Arrow
    I think the “tradition” is slowly changing. My favorite shows are the cable summer shows. Suits is easily better than anything on network TV these days except TBBT. Even R&I is more entertaining than any cop show on network. I really look forward to Royal Pains, White Collar, Burn Notice. And notice that TBS/TNT is unrolling their big premiere of Dallas in the summer. Scripted TV may be a dying breed — or maybe not. But it’s alive & well on cable in the summer.

  • Katy

    The three main actors have no chemistry . Yes delete Saving Hope!

  • jessica

    Becca, thanks. I was needing a laugh.

    I’m pretty sure the cast and crew and broadcaster and fans give a flip if it is successful in Canada. If it is successful there is a chance they won’t get fired from their jobs or lament the abrupt end to yet another show they enjoy.

    Rachel Nichols came to Canada to star in a show rather than continue with one-offs and the occasional recurring role on tv. Her new show is quite extremely popular in Canada. And many American fans wish it had a US broadcaster but it doesn’t. Maybe tomorrow.

    Anson Mount came to Calgary to make Hell On Wheels.

    BBC America commissioned two Canadian companies to make Copper in Toronto.

    Not everyone hates Canada or thinks it is so irrelevant. Relax, watch I Me Wed, and enjoy your Saturday.

  • GodBlessAmerica

    I live in America, so I only care about how a show does here, not in Canada. NBC will probably air all the ordered episodes of Saving Hope then cancel it,if not sooner. It seemed that they just needed a token medical drama on their schedule.

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