Ratings: “Take Me Out” and “The Choice” Lackluster in Debut
Bad news if you enjoyed Take Me Out last night, or if you somehow stuck through The Choice. Neither of Fox’s two new studio-based dating game shows did that well during their debut. To say I’m disappointed for Take Me Out is an understatement. George Lopez’s very entertaining and fun dating game scored just a 2.1/4 rating, with 3.3 million viewers. The only shows to do worse were NBC’s comedy block of The Office and Parks and Recreation, and The CW’s Breaking Pointe. The only decent news for it is that it came in second in the 18-49 demographic for the hour with a 1.3/5 rating, only losing to CBS’s block of The Big Bang Theory and 2 Broke Girls.
The night improved slightly for Fox at 9:00PM ET with The Choice. Cat Deeley’s show increased to a 2.7/4 rating and 4.2 million viewers. It came in second for the hour in total viewers, just losing to CBS’s Person of Interest. However, The Choice did score a first place 1.8/5 in the 18-49 demographic. However, despite each show’s relative affordability, I don’t think those numbers can sustain either show. If you were a fan of Take Me Out, I recommend telling people to tune in next Thursday.
Source : TV By the Numbers