duets premiere ratings abc TV ratings: 'Duets' premiere soft for ABC, 'So You Think You Can Dance' down from last yearFast National ratings for Thursday, May 24, 2012

ABC’s “major music series” “Duets” didn’t pull in major ratings for its premiere Thursday, drawing about 6.7 million viewers and an adults 18-49 rating below 2.0. The Season 9 premiere of “So You Think You Can Dance,” meanwhile, was way down from last season.

ABC did get some good news from “Rookie Blue,” which was up a little over its premiere last year. The series finale of “Awake” also improved a little bit for NBC.

CBS’ lineup of reruns averaged 7.6 million viewers and a 5.0 rating/9 share in households to lead the night’s overall numbers. ABC (6.5 million, 4.3/7) edged FOX (6.2 million, 3.7/6) for second place. NBC took fourth with 2.9 million viewers and a 2.0/3. The CW delivered 713,000 viewers and a 0.5/1.

“SYTYCD” did give FOX a win among adults 18-49 — the network drew a 2.4 rating for the evening. ABC and CBS tied for second at 1.6, while neither NBC (0.9) nor The CW (0.3) could break the 1.0 mark.

]]>8 p.m. CBS: “The Big Bang Theory” rerun (8.3 million viewers, 5.3/10 households)/”Rules of Engagement” rerun (6.3 million, 4.0/7)
ABC: “Duets” series premiere (6.8 million, 4.6/8)
FOX: “So You Think You Can Dance” season premiere (5.8 million, 3.5/6)
NBC: “The Office” reruns – two episodes (2.2 million, 1.5/3)
The CW: Special – “Perez Hilton All Access: Lady Gaga” (870,000, 0.6/1) 18-49 leader: “The Big Bang Theory” (2.3) 9 p.m. CBS: “Person of Interest” rerun (7.8 million, 5.1/8)
FOX: “So You Think You Can Dance” season premiere (6.7 million, 4.0/7)
ABC: “Duets” series premiere (6.6 million, 4.4/7)
NBC: “America’s Got Talent” rerun (3.8 million, 2.5/4)
The CW: “The Vampire Diaries” rerun (556,000, 0.4/1) 18-49 leader: “So You Think You Can Dance” (2.7) 10 p.m. CBS: “The Mentalist” rerun (7.8 million, 5.2/9)
ABC: “Rookie Blue” season premiere (6 million, 4.0/7)
NBC: “Awake” finale (2.85 million, 2.0/3) 18-49 leader: “The Mentalist” (1.5) Ratings information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change. Source: The Nielsen Company. More ratings at Zap2it: Daily, weekly and cable

Posted by:Rick Porter