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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 }

Sonya April 30, 2013 at 11:00 pm

Excellent Show! Very Unique and professionally done.


Paul April 20, 2013 at 11:13 pm

Bring Duets Back


Betty April 20, 2013 at 5:14 pm

I really loved the blending of the voices and the mentoring the professionals gave the contestants. Please…Please…Please… bring The Duets back this summer!


Inspired April 17, 2013 at 6:56 pm

Kelly Clarkson is my inspiration. I really want to sing with her. PLEASE BRING DUETS BACK!!!!!!


Anonymous April 17, 2013 at 5:21 pm

If they bring Duets back i will forget auditioning for the Voice and audition to sing with Kelly. Bring it back!!!!!!!


Anonymous April 17, 2013 at 5:18 pm

I loved Duets and anyone who didn’t is a LOSER.


Gwen April 15, 2013 at 10:11 pm

Please, Please, Please don’t cancel Duets! I love this show and I truly hope that it’s renewed. I can think of other shows that should be cancelled but not Duets.


Anonymous April 12, 2013 at 10:20 pm

Very good show. I hope it is renewed for another season.


Kathi April 12, 2013 at 7:23 pm

I love this show!!! I always Google to see when its coming back. Please renew!!!


Regena Armitage April 7, 2013 at 11:34 pm

WeLOVE Duets. Hope it comes back!


Felicia Thomas March 28, 2013 at 12:51 am

I wonder what Kelly Clarkson thinks about it.


Anonymous March 27, 2013 at 11:19 pm

I want to know what Kelly Clarkson and the others think.


Felicia Thomas March 27, 2013 at 11:12 pm

We need everyone’s help to get Duets back on. Please leave comments about how much you liked the show. Thanks for your help.


Anonymous March 26, 2013 at 8:51 pm

By far, my favorite of the competitions. Fresh approach, good energy. Please don’t cancel!!!


Anonymous March 25, 2013 at 10:54 pm

I love Duets. It is a great show and deserves a second season. Bring it back!!!!!!!!


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