Summer TV Winners & Losers
LOSER: “Duets” (ABC)
Looks like we’ve finally reached the saturation point with TV singing competitions. ABC had high hopes for “Duets,” which pairs established singers like Kelly Clarkson and John Legend with unknown vocalists. But it hit a flat note with viewers, with only 6.7 million tuning in for the debut performance -- less than half the audience “The Voice” and “The X Factor” scored in their premieres. And it’s gone steadily downhill ever since, with last week’s installment sinking to just 4.2 million viewers. Guess Lionel Richie got out at the right time, huh?