That marks a drop of 23 percent from the show’s previous outing, which of course benefited from having American Idol as a lead-in.
In its first hour, Touch was bested by CBS comedy repeats and ABC’s Duets; come 9 pm, it placed behind Duets and Person of Interest. Next stop for the Kiefer-fronted drama: Fridays at 8, starting this fall.
Duets, in Week 2, also saw declines despite having So You Think You Can Dance out of the way this go-round. The singing competition slipped 12 percent to 5.9 million viewers and a 1.5 rating (which was good for the demo win during the 9 o’clock hour). Rookie Blue led out of that with 5.84 mil and a 1.4, flat versus premiere week.
The CW’s Breaking Pointe premiered to 963,000 viewers and a 0.3 demo rating.
A Big Bang Theory rerun led Thursday in both measures, drawing 8.7 mil and a 2.3.