TV ratings: 'Duets' premiere soft for ABC, 'So You Think You Can Dance' down from last year
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.