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Ratings: The Choice Opens Modestly, Beats Saving Hope

They aren't Voice-like numbers, but The Choice was the highest-rated new series on Thursday.Summer TV: Get the scoop on all the new showsThe 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 ...

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Joyce Eng

They aren't Voice-like numbers, but The Choice was the highest-rated new series on Thursday.

Summer TV: Get the scoop on all the new shows

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 (R)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(0.2)10 p.m.
CBS:
The Mentalist (R) 6.6 million (1.5)ABC: Rookie Blue 5.4 million (1.3)NBC: Rock Center with Brian Williams3.1 million (0.7)