Without "American Idol" as its lead-in, Fox's freshman drama "Touch" ended the season on a low note Thursday night, while ABC's "Duets" slipped further from last week's weak premiere and CBS won the night overall despite a lack of original programming, according to preliminary numbers.
CBS took first place in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic with a 1.6 rating/5 share and in total viewers with 7.4 million. A "Big Bang Theory" repeat at 8 p.m. was the night's highest-rated and most-watched program with a 2.3/8 in the demo and 8.7 million total viewers.
ABC came in second in ratings and total viewers with an average 1.5/5 and 5.9 million. The network's new singing competition "Duets" at 8 dipped 12 percent in the demo from last week's premiere for a 1.5/5, and received 5.9 million total viewers. "Rookie Blue" at 10 ran even with last week's season premiere, posting a 1.4/4 and 5.8 million total viewers.
Fox took third place in ratings and total viewers with an average 1.3/4 and 4.7 million. The network ran back-to-back episodes of the Kiefer Sutherland drama "Touch," which suffered without an "American Idol" lead-in. Both episodes dropped 24 percent in the demo with a 1.3/5 and 1.3/4, and drew 4.6 million and 4.7 million total viewers.
NBC tied for fourth with Univision in the ratings, taking an average 1.2/4, and came in fourth in total viewers with an average 3.7 million. The network ran repeats throughout the night.
Univision averaged 2.8 million viewers throughout the night.