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?

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  1. Nick says:

    Is there any chance Duets will be renewed??

  2. Jessica says:

    What about Awkward’s premiere numbers?

  3. KBC says:

    As much as I love Kelly Clarkson, Duets is a mess. From the sketchy “secret” scoring to the predictable fact that every “superstar” would have at least contestant left before going live. They should have allowed people to vote from the get go, and get invested in the contestants. Or, just have each “superstar” with one contestant left. And the talent is, honestly, middle of the pack Idol quality. Having them singing with Kelly and Jennifer is just accentuating that…

  4. jasie says:

    Vanessa Lachey was terrible as the cohost on Wipeout. She was forced and loud and unfunny. Hope Jill Wagner is doing well but she will be sorely missed from Wipeout.

  5. Rodan says:

    So maybe canceling the SYTYCD results show wasn’t the best decision for the summer? (not that I want another bloated results show of anything)

  6. Nikki says:

    ABC does a horrible job promoting their shows which is why all of them were low last night. I dont think people knew rookie blue returned last night which is why it was low..come on ABC more advertisement and promos. You are slacking….

  7. Joy says:

    Mentalist repeats. It should stay on Thursdays. Sunday is a pain with timing after sports

  8. Kath says:

    So glad Saving Hope is doing better in the ratings. I hope it gets renewed for another season because I’m really enjoying it.

  9. Mickki says:

    I am hooked on Saving Hope and hoping it will get renewed. Open your eyes Charlie!!