Ratings: So You Think You Can Dance Returns Up and Down, Duets Opens OK, Rookie Blue Solid

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The Season 9 premiere of Fox’s So You Think You Can Dance flitted away with the demo win this Thursday night, averaging a 2.4 while drawing 6.23 million total viewers.

Those numbers mark drops of 27 and 33 percent from the Season 8 opener, yet are up from last summer’s finale.

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ABC’s Duets debuted to 6.7 million total viewers — besting SYTYCD — while scoring a 1.7 demo rating, down 8 and 26 percent from the network’s year-ago combo of Wipeout and Expedition: Impossible.

Thursday’s other premiere, ABC’s Rookie Blue, drew 6 mil — its largest audience since August 2010 — and a 1.4 (down two tenths from last year’s opener).

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NBC’s Awake (2.85 mil/0.9) finished its run on a high note, up 36 and 29 percent opposite Rookie Blue and a Mentalist rerun.

What were you watching this first Thursday of the off-season?

A Big Bang Theory repeat netted the night’s largest audience (8.3 million total viewers).

Comments (13)

  • Awake was so good!

    Comment by cinephilactic – May 25, 2012 09:05 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I can’t believe how much I missed Swarek & McNally on Rookie Blue. This show is one of my summertime guilty pleasures!

    Checked out a couple other premieres last night but was instantly bored with Duets and unimpressed with Men at Work.

    Comment by gb_slacker – May 25, 2012 09:18 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’m so glad that Rookie Blue did well on it’s season premiere! Hopefully ABC will pick it up again for season 4 soon!!

    Comment by V – May 25, 2012 09:23 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Yes Rookie Blue!

    Comment by Jenn – May 25, 2012 09:31 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I love this site, and it’s spoilers, but seriously duds get how ratings work. Duets and Rookie Blues were terrible in the demos. Hey, I hate TVbyNumbers, they are just nasty, but they get it. Ratings are demos, plain and simple, seriously they only had one bad call this year.

    Comment by Karen – May 25, 2012 10:38 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Ratings are outdated BS, plain and simple.

      Comment by Sg.Grant – May 25, 2012 01:02 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Karen, you sound like one of those sad folks who starts following ratings like it’s a show itself. If you like watching tv do yourself a favor and dial it way down before you start forgetting what makes a show enjoyable has nothing to do with how mnay people watch it.
      f you don’t like tv then you are already lost.

      Comment by life coach troll – May 25, 2012 05:02 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Yay for Rookie Blue! Nice start. Love Swarek/McNally

    Comment by Cc – May 25, 2012 01:00 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Yay!! Rookie Blue got a good start!!!!!

    Comment by Atawewe – May 25, 2012 03:09 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • YAY for Rookie Blue! Love my summer show!! Love Swarek/McNally! These two are hot together! Chemistry is amazing! Keep up the good work!

    Comment by Nicole – May 25, 2012 06:16 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Yay Rookie Blue. I love this show. Its awesome.

    Comment by Taelyn – May 25, 2012 07:06 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Rookie Blue all the way baby…. Sam and Andy still sizzles! Is it Thursday yet???

    Comment by Jude Isidro – May 26, 2012 01:58 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Think you can Dance is by far my favorite show and am very sad to hear that it is only going to be on one night a week. I watch little TV, but make this show a must for me to see each season.

    Comment by Deborah York – May 30, 2012 08:34 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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