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Duets: Summer 2012 Ratings

Duets ratingsHere are the ratings for Duets, the ABC singing competition that pairs Kelly Clarkson, John Legend, Robin Thicke, and Jennifer Nettles with aspiring singers. The first season of Duets typically airs Wednesday or Thursday nights on the ABC network.

These are the TV show’s ratings for the 2011-12 season, the best way to tell if Duets is going to be cancelled or renewed for season two. Check out our ABC summer ratings report card to see how this show’s numbers compare with the others on the network.

These figures will be updated as the weeks progress so be sure to bookmark and return to this page:

Final season averages: 1.2 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 4.93 million total viewers.

Episode 01-09: Thursday, 07/19/12 (finale)
1.0 in the demo (0% episode-to-episode change) with 4.48 million.
Season averages: 1.19 in the demo with 4.93 million.

Episode 01-08: Thursday, 07/12/12
1.0 in the demo (0% episode-to-episode change) with 4.73 million.
Season averages: 1.21 in the demo with 4.99 million.

Episode 01-07: Thursday, 07/05/12
1.0 demo rating (0% episode-to-episode change) with 4.77 million.
Season averages: 1.24 in the demo with 5.02 million.

Episode 01-06: Thursday, 06/28/12
1.0 in the demo (-17% episode-to-episode change) with 4.30 million.
Season averages: 1.28 in the demo with 5.06 million.

Episode 01-05: Wednesday, 06/20/12
1.2 in the demo (+9% episode-to-episode change) with 4.19 million.
Season average: 1.34 in the demo with 5.22 million.

Episode 01-04: Wednesday, 06/13/12
1.1 in the demo (-8% episode-to-episode change) with 3.95 million.
Season average: 1.38 in the demo with 5.47 million.

Episode 01-03: Thursday, 06/07/12
1.2 in the demo (-20% episode-to-episode change) with 5.27 million; third in the timeslot.
Season average: 1.47 in the demo with 5.98 million.

Episode 01-02: Thursday, 05/31/12
1.5 in the demo (-12% episode-to-episode change) with 5.92 million.
Season average: 1.60 in the demo with 6.34 million.

Episode 01-01: Thursday, 05/24/12
1.7 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 6.76 million total viewers.
Season average: 1.70 in the demo with 6.76 million.

It was an unimpressive start for this new series. It was in third place at 8pm and in second place for the remainder of the half hours, beaten by FOX’s So You Think You Can Dance by 29% in the demo. It may be that America is tiring of singing competitions or at least that they’re not ready to embrace another one so soon after the finales of The Voice and American Idol. Perhaps the network would have benefited from waiting a few weeks to premiere this one.

Note: These ratings are collected by the Nielsen company and are the final national numbers. These are different from the fast affiliate numbers which are just estimates of the actual ratings and are reported on by most other outlets. The final nationals are typically released within 24 hours of the programming or, in the case of weekends and holidays, a couple days later.

What do you think? Do you like the Duets TV series? Do you think it should be cancelled or renewed for a second season? How does it compare to others in this genre?

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{ 136 comments… read them below or add one }

rebecca January 10, 2013 at 12:43 am

I love duets bring it back but only if you make sure jennifer nettles returnes and kelly clarkson bc they are my fav I know jennifer is kinda busy with her new baby but she has to return if the show does bc she is the reason I watch it bc she is incredible please bring duets back its wayyy better than american idol!


DJ January 6, 2013 at 9:37 pm

Loved it! Bring it back in 2013.


Jan December 23, 2012 at 2:25 am

LOVED IT, LOVED IT!!! Please bring it back. Please….


Jorge December 21, 2012 at 1:56 am

I loved this show! Please bring it back!


Colleen December 19, 2012 at 9:41 pm

I thought Duets was one of the best musical programs ever done. No time wasted, no drama – just some excellent music by excellent celebrity coaches. Please, please bring it back.


Terry December 7, 2012 at 9:37 pm

I loved this show. So refreshing and amazingly talented stars that were so fun together. Please bring it back…


Reggie December 1, 2012 at 11:02 am

Mildly interesting at the begininng ….. but not worth a second season.
FAR too many competition shows of ANY kind already on television as it is.


brad November 21, 2012 at 10:43 pm

I love this show more than any other musical series around. The stars are fabulous and pick their proteges well. It was a highlight to my week. Please renew this great show.


Karen Haynes November 21, 2012 at 9:52 am

This is a GREAT show. Much better than The Voice, Idol etc. Please don’t cancel it, too! Are the other shows paying you off to get rid of it?


Anonymous November 19, 2012 at 11:43 pm

Please renew the show. I loved it.


jude b November 15, 2012 at 1:05 am

pls renew the duets


Marsha November 1, 2012 at 9:51 pm

LOVED this show. Some of the harmony was so beautiful it brought tears (Jennifer Nettles a nd her partners in particular).


Maria October 16, 2012 at 10:14 pm

Love Duets…bring it back…it is different, entertaining, fantastic, a must see!!


Pam October 15, 2012 at 7:15 pm

I loved The Duets. It seemed the judges truly cared about the contestants and offered constructive criticism in a tasteful manner. It had a wholesome flair to it–something that is a rarity on TV today. Surely hope to see it back on the schedule.


sharon October 8, 2012 at 11:09 am

Loved Duets , love the Judges and singers. Take American Idol off it has become
very boring used to watch it all the time but will not anymore.
Duets is awesome hope you bring it back and give it a chance to see if it attracts
a bigger audience or how else will you no. There are to many terrible programs
on tv these days why not something that is entertaining.


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