Duets doesn't have a lot to sing about.
The series premiere of ABC's venture into singing competition shows bowed to 6.7 million viewers and a 1.7 in the adults 18-to-49 demographic Thursday. While it beat So You Think You Can Dance in viewership, Duets was down almost 30 percent in the demo from Wipeout's performance last year. Lead-out Rookie Blue (6 million, 1.4) was down from last year's premiere.
CBS: The Big Bang Theory (R) 8.2 million (2.3); Rules of Engagement (R) 6.2 million (1.7)ABC: Duets 6.7 million (1.7) [8-10 p.m.]Fox: So You Think You Can Dance 6.2 million (2.4) [8-10 p.m.]NBC: The Office (R) 2.4 million (0.2);The Office (R) 1.9 million (0.7)CW: Perez Hilton All Access 0.8 million (0.3)9 p.m.
CBS: Person of Interest (R) 7.8 million (1.4)NBC: America's Got Talent (R) 3.7 million (1.2)CW: The Vampire Diaries (R) 0.5 million (0.2)10 p.m.
CBS: The Mentalist (R) 7.8 million (1.5)ABC: Rookie Blue 6 million (1.4)NBC: Awake 2.8 million (0.9)