RATINGS RAT RACE: ‘Duets’ Finale & ‘Wipeout’ Hit Lows, ‘Big Brother’ Down

By | Friday July 20, 2012 @ 9:10am PDT

The Duets first-season finale on ABC saw J. Rome crowned the winner. It also saw the singing competition fall 10% from last week to hit a series low. Also on ABC, Wipeout (1.6/5) was down 11% to its season low. Rookie Blue (1.4/4), on the other hand, was up 17% from a week ago. On CBS, Big Brother (2.2/7) fell 15% from last week. NBC’s Saving Hope (0.5/2) was flat with last week. Rock Center With Brian Williams (0.7/2) was down 42%, tied for its lowest rating this summer. Fox’s dating show Take Me Out (1.2/4) was flat with last week. CBS won the night in adults 18-49 and total viewers with 6.53 million. The remainder of Thursday’s programming was repeats. Read More »

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RATINGS RAT RACE: ‘Big Brother’ Returns Lower But Helps CBS Win Night

By | Friday July 13, 2012 @ 9:11am PDT

Big Brother RatingsCBS’ Big Brother (2.6/8) returned for another summer last night with four vets of the show as this season’s coaches. Hosted by Julie Chen, the 14th season of the reality show was down 7% from last year’s season bow but marked the highest adults 18-49 number for its season premiere since February 2008. It drew 7.09 million viewers to rank as the night’s most-watched show. The network also aired reruns of The Big Bang Theory – at 8 PM (2.3/8) and 8:30 (2.8/9) — and Person Of Interest (1.2/4) and took the night in total viewers and the demo. Read More »

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RATINGS RAT RACE: ‘Duets’ Flat, ‘Take Me Out’ & ‘The Choice’ Up, ‘Saving Hope’ Falls To New Low

By | Friday July 6, 2012 @ 9:06am PDT

With “Unforgettable” as one of the classics performed, ABC’s Duets  (1.0/3) went for the standards last night. That still left the singing series flat with last week and tied for a series low. Down 15% from … Read More »

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RATINGS RAT RACE: Justin Bieber Bombs, ‘Dogs In The City’ Down, ‘Duets’ Stays Low

By | Thursday June 21, 2012 @ 9:11am PDT

There were no NBA Finals on TV last night, but there was some onscreen action with Justin Bieber passing out in Paris. Having said that, NBC’s one hour Justin Bieber: All Around The World (0.9/3) didn’t exactly score for the network. The first of two specials starring the Canadian superstar was down 47% from the network’s comparable Adele: Live In London (1.7/5special on June 3. Bieber pulled in 3.3 million viewers overall. On Fox, the two-hour Las Vegas callbacks of So You Think You Can Dance (2.4/8) from 8-10 PM was down 4% from last week. The network took the night in the adults 18-49 demo and total viewers (6.52 million). Read More »

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RATINGS RAT RACE: ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ Wins Night, ‘Dogs In The City’ Rises, ‘Duets’ Ties Low

By | Thursday June 14, 2012 @ 9:00am PDT

There were no NBA Finals last night and a lot of repeats. Fox was the main exception: Running 8-10 PM, So You Think You Can Dance (2.4/7) slipped 4% from last week. However, the show’s new St. Louis auditions … Read More »

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RATINGS RAT RACE: ‘Duets’ Down Again, Premieres For ‘Saving Hope,’ ‘Take Me Out’ & ‘The Choice’

By | Friday June 8, 2012 @ 9:29am PDT

Thursday was a night of double premieres on Fox. The George Lopez-hosted dating show Take Me Out (1.3/5) started the evening at 8 PM. Rising significantly from its lead-in, the celebrity bachelor dating show The Choice (1.8/5) followed … Read More »

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RATINGS RAT RACE: ‘Touch’ Finale Down, ‘Duets’ Falls, CBS Wins Night

By | Friday June 1, 2012 @ 9:36am PDT

The end of the first season of Kiefer Sutherland’s Touch was not a high five for Fox. Without the benefit of an American Idol lead-in, the network aired back-to-back episodes of Touch last night, garnering a 1.3/5 at 8 PM and the 9 PM finale a 1.3/4. That was down four tenths from the last original episode of Touch on May 17. Next season, Touch is moving to Fridays. Over on ABC at 8 PM, a two-hour Duets (1.5/5) missed the high notes in its second week, down 12% from the singing show’s premiere episode. Following at 10 PM, Rookie Blue (1.4/4) was flat with last week’s Season 3 premiere. The premiere of the CW’s reality series Breaking Pointe earned a 0.3/1 at 8 PM. The night of repeats on NBC and CBS saw CBS win overall among adults 18-49 and total viewers (7.4 million). Read More »

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RATINGS RAT RACE: ‘SYTYCD’ & ‘Duets’ Premiere Lack High Notes, ‘Awake’ Ends Up

Thursday night’s battle of the competition premieres left neither really strutting their stuff. The two-hour 8 PM time slot premiere of Fox’s So You Think You Can Dance(2.4/8) saw a misstep from last year. SYTYCD was down 27% from last year’s … Read More »

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John Legend To Replace Lionel Richie On ABC’s New Music Reality Series ‘Duets’

By | Monday April 30, 2012 @ 11:30am PDT
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John Legend DuetsJohn Legend has joined the quartet of star mentors on ABC’s upcoming music reality series Duets. He replaces Lionel Richie, who was originally tapped for the gig but has pulled out citing scheduling conflicts. Duets will feature … Read More »

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ABC Announces Summer Schedule

By | Thursday April 5, 2012 @ 10:47am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

ABC just unveiled its summer schedule, which features the return of Canadian import Rookie Blue as the only scripted show, joined by the second seasons of reality series Secret Millionaire and Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition and new installment of … Read More »

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Quddus To Host ABC’s Reality Series ‘Duets’

By | Thursday March 29, 2012 @ 9:00am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Quddus Duets ABCFormer Total Request Live host Quddus has been tapped to host ABC’s upcoming music competition series Duets. The series features Kelly Clarkson, Jennifer Nettles, Lionel Richie, and Robin Thicke as they set out across the country looking for … Read More »

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ABC Greenlights Music Competition Series ‘Duets’ Starring Kelly Clarkson For Summer

By | Thursday March 8, 2012 @ 6:41am PST
Nellie Andreeva

ABC has picked up Duets, a singing competition starring Kelly Clarkson, Jennifer Nettles, Lionel Richie and Robin Thicke. On the show, Clarkson, Nettles, Richie and Thicke will individually travel across America looking for undiscovered talent. Ultimately, each star will choose … Read More »

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