Ratings: Olympic Swimming Buoys Saving Hope, Duets Hits a Low Note

Buoyed by its splashy Olympic swimming trials lead-in — which drew 6.2 million total viewers and a 1.7 demo rating — NBC’s Saving Hope (3.3 mil/0.7) floated up two tenths in the demo and 22 percent in audience this week.

The news was not as good for other Thursday fare, however. Fox’s Take Me Out (2.3 mil/1.0) and The Choice (2.9 mil/1.2) both sank about 30 and 20 percent week-to-week, while ABC’s Duets (4.2 mil/1.0) dropped 17 percent to cue up its lowest rating to date.

At 10 pm, leading out of Wipeout (5.9 mil/1.9), the just-renewed Rookie Blue returned from its NBA finals hiatus to a season low of 4.85 mil/1.1.

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Meanwhile, “Opening night” drama on The CW’s Breaking Pointe (871,000 viewers, 0.3 rating) drew a few extra eyeballs.

UPDATE: The numbers for Charlie Sheen’s Anger Management are in and can be found here.

What were you watching this Thursday night?