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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 }

Felicia Thomas March 25, 2013 at 3:40 am

I was going to audition for Duets this is my only chance to sing with Kelly Clarkson so please bring it back!!!!!!


Anonymous March 25, 2013 at 3:21 am

I was going to audition for DUETS.This is my only chance to sing with Kelly Clarkson. Please bring it back.


Robin March 23, 2013 at 1:19 am

Duets should NOT be cancelled.

It was FANTASTIC!!! VERY entertaining. I think ABC should try for a Season 2.

I sure hope they do.


Bill March 21, 2013 at 1:55 am

Duets rocks and Jennifer Nettles owns it. Man that girls can sing anything. Most of all, she’s the only coach the harmonized with her singers and let them shine. Her choice of songs simply blew everyone else out of the water. We need more talent like that to be highlighted and the network would be foolish not to renew this show.


Marty March 20, 2013 at 9:37 am

I think “Duets” was an awsome competition. I have a great love for music as many others do. I do not think you can have too much good music. And I have to agree with previou remarks about other shows that are on television. Some are so rediculous but the music you can appreciate.


darcy March 14, 2013 at 12:43 pm

Are you kidding me, they would rather keep a stupid show on like The Kardasians, Lizard Lick Towing, Real Housewives, or that really stupid Honey Boo Boo show and so many others like that. Its a shame we can’t keep shows on that show people who have made something with their lives mentoring young people who want to have better lives. Its sad how the mentality of our society has gone downhill so far. What a shame, and that’s what the problem is, no one has any shame or morals or dignity or self-respect any more. Any self respecting individual will shun those shows and watch more productive shows like The Voice, Chopped, Dancing with the Stars, American Idol and DUETS and so many more like these. I for one will miss it like everyone else on this page who left a comment.


Rainbow March 14, 2013 at 2:37 am

Loved Duets. BRING IT BACK


Rita Billo March 4, 2013 at 6:10 pm

I loved duets and watched each episode many times. Jennifer Nettle is an amazing singer as is Kelley Clarkson. I learned to really like John Legend. Robin Thicke, not so much.


MydnyteFallynStar February 23, 2013 at 11:59 pm

PLEASE bring Duets back on the air. I loved that show. All the others are REALLY starting to be boring. My whole family wants it back to. Plus friends. Please put it back :'(


JINSANJOSE February 11, 2013 at 12:56 pm

I am disappointed to learn Duets was cancelled. It was a different concept and I enjoyed it very much.


joann February 11, 2013 at 3:02 am

Duets was my favorite show. I notice the ratings got better each week as people became familiar with it and heard from others how good it was. Love John Legend. Jennifer Nettles is a magnificent singer, and the others were fantastic as well. Please bring back this program. It’s beautiful.


Rosie Magoo February 9, 2013 at 3:40 pm

Duets great show can’t believe it was cancelled. Someone really needs to re think there decision!!!


Anonymous February 9, 2013 at 3:35 pm

Duets it was a great show very dissappointed it was cancelled! Re think bring it back!!!


Debbie Moseanko January 22, 2013 at 3:59 pm

I thought this show was the best. I looked forward to it each week. I thought the stars did a wonderful job with the people that they chose on their team. I hope that it doesn’t get cancelled.


Anonymous January 11, 2013 at 12:12 pm

I just loved “Duets” and are very disappointed it will not be renewed. The stars were just wonderful and how they worked with the contests was awesome. The contests were so good and the voices remarkable. With all of the violence in the world today this is such an encouragement to all people young and old. LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Anonymous March 18, 2013 at 4:28 pm

I would like to see duets was a great show very entertaining better than stupid honey boo boo


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