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

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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.

RELATED | Michael Slezak’s Duets Recap: Gotta Have Some Faith in the Sound

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?

Comments (11)

  • Is there any chance Duets will be renewed??

    Comment by Nick – June 29, 2012 09:38 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • What about Awkward’s premiere numbers?

    Comment by Jessica – June 29, 2012 10:02 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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…

    Comment by KBC – June 29, 2012 10:23 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I would listen to John Glosson from Duets any day over the mediocre singers on Idol or X Factor.

      Comment by foodiepop – June 29, 2012 04:27 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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.

    Comment by jasie – June 29, 2012 10:51 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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)

    Comment by Rodan – June 29, 2012 11:58 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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….

    Comment by Nikki – June 29, 2012 01:00 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Mentalist repeats. It should stay on Thursdays. Sunday is a pain with timing after sports

    Comment by Joy – June 29, 2012 02:32 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • So glad Saving Hope is doing better in the ratings. I hope it gets renewed for another season because I’m really enjoying it.

    Comment by Kath – July 3, 2012 12:58 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I was thinking the same thing about Saving Hope. I think it’s a really good show.

      Comment by Susie – July 24, 2012 05:33 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I am hooked on Saving Hope and hoping it will get renewed. Open your eyes Charlie!!

    Comment by Mickki – July 27, 2012 07:21 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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