Ratings: The Choice Opens Modestly, Beats Saving Hope

Joyce Eng
TV Guide
The Choice | Photo Credits: Fox

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

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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.
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.
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.
The Mentalist (R) 6.6 million (1.5)
ABC: Rookie Blue 5.4 million (1.3)
NBC: Rock Center with Brian Williams 3.1 million (0.7)

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