Ratings: Duets Goes Out on a Low Note, Rookie Blue Hits a High

ABC’s Duets is not singing a happy tune.

The freshman singing competition wrapped its run on Thursday night with a total audience of 4.5 million viewers and a 0.9 demo rating, down 5 and 10 percent week-to-week and hitting a series low with the 18-49 crowd.

The news was better for ABC come 10 pm, when Rookie Blue (5 mil/1.4) rose 6 and 17 percent to score its best demo numbers in over a year (since July 7, 2011).

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Elsewhere on Thursday:

* The penultimate episode of Fox’s Take Me Out, with 3.1 million total viewers and a 1.2 rating, was up a smidgen in audience and bested Duets in the demo to place second in the hour (far, far behind a Big Bang Theory repeat).

* Big Brother won the 9 o’clock hour with 6.3 million total viewers and a 2.2 rating, down double digits from its week-prior premiere (but up from Wednesday’s telecast).

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* Over on NBC, Saving Hope was flat with 3 mil and a 0.5, while Rock Center (3.4 mil/0.7) plunged hard — down 36 and 42 percent — from last week’s piece on Scientology. (A Person of Interest rerun won the 10 pm hour in total audience, while Rookie Blue copped the demo win.)

What were you tuned into this Thursday night? And do you think that Duets, maybe with some tweaking, deserves an encore?

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6 Comments
  1. I quit watching after the other three judges robbed Jordan Meredith. I won’t watch any future seasons – if they have future seasons without a complete change to the voting by judges in the preliminary rounds.

  2. Maggie says:

    i really liked Rookie Blue last night, great episode! especially like the scenes bet Andy & Sam!

  3. Kim R says:

    I am a huge Rookie Blue fan and enjoy every episode but last night’s first minute or so had me singing. :) Loved it.

  4. Anna Honey says:

    I’m so happy Take Me Out went up with viewers, this show is so popular in other countries, its really a great show!
    Thanks for watching!
    ~ Anna from Take Me Out
    @AnnaTMO
    FB: AnnaTMO

  5. Quit watching after J Rome gets 1st for 3 weeks. Obviously, He’ll wins and he did. So predictable show.

  6. Lauren says:

    Every Thursday night during the summer I watch rookie blue. It is the only show I watch live. I DVR all of the other shows that i like, but I’m always counting down the minutes until rookie blue comes on.

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