They aren't Voice-like numbers, but The Choice was the highest-rated new series on Thursday.
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The Fox dating series bowed to 4.2 million viewers and a 1.7 in the adults 18-to-49 demographic to win the 9 o'clock hour against Duets
, which averaged 5.2 million viewers and a 1.2 over two hours. The Choice
also improved on its lead-in, fellow new dating series Take Me Out
(3.3 million, 1.3), and was up two-tenths from Touch
's season finale rating last week.
Against The Choice
, NBC's new drama Saving Hope
debuted to 3.1 million viewers and a 0.7, down more than 25 percent from America's Got Talent
's numbers a week ago.
CBS won the night with repeats.8 p.m.
CBS: The Big Bang Theory
(R) 8.1 million (2.1); 2 Broke Girls
(R) 6.2 million (1.7)ABC: Duets
5.2 million (1.2) [8-10 p.m.]Fox: Take Me Out
3.3 million (1.3)NBC: The Office
(R) 2.0 million (0.6); Parks and Recreation
1.8 million (0.6)CW: Breaking Pointe
0.6 million (0.2)9 p.m.
CBS: Person of Interest
(R) 6.9 million (1.5)Fox: The Choice
4.2 million (1.7)NBC: Saving Hope
3.1 million (0.7)CW: The Vampire Diaries
(R) 0.5 million
CBS: The Mentalist
(R) 6.6 million (1.5)ABC: Rookie Blue
5.4 million (1.3)NBC: Rock Center with Brian Williams
3.1 million (0.7)