ABC's 'Motive' is Thursday's Number 1 New Show and 'Rookie Blue' Retains its Premiere Number as the Top Series at 10pm for the 2nd Week

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May 31st, 2013

Motive Pushover

via press note:

During Thursday’s 8 o’clock hour, ABC’s Wipeout grew for the 2nd straight week in Total Viewers (+7%) to deliver its most-watched telecast of the season.  From 8-9pm, the ABC unscripted series outdelivered NBC’s back-to-back telecasts of Save Me by 1.9 million viewers and by 57% in Adults 18-49.

 

Thursday’s #1 new show, ABC’s Motive once again built on its lead-in at 9pm (+27%/+9%), beating Fox’s Hell’s Kitchen-boosted Does Someone Have to Go? by 3.1 million viewers and 20% in young adults.  Motive held 100% of its week-ago premiere Fast Affiliate Rating in Adults 18-49.

 

The most-watched series for the 2nd week in a row in Thursday’s 10pm hour, ABC’s Rookie Blue defeated NBC’s just-renewed Hannibal by wide margins in Total Viewers (+142%), Adults 25-54 (+45%) and Adults 18-49 (+20%). Rookie Blue retained 100% of its week-earlier season opener in Adults 18-49, while growing over its premiere with Women 18-34 (+10%) and Women 25-54 (+5%).  The ABC drama built its overall audience from the same night last year.

 

 
  • Patrick Ausgewahlt

    Mike & Molly was the top original programming last night. Even in total viewers.

  • harry

    and HOW to live with your parents outnumbers both.

  • Melissa

    @Patrick Ausgewahlt

    Mike & Molly was the top original programming last night. Even in total viewers.

    “The most-watched series for the 2nd week in a row in Thursday’s 10pm hour

  • tad

    Rookie blue is a great show. Glad its getting great ratings .

  • PaulMax1957

    Have to laugh at the headline. There were ONLY 3 new shows and Motive still lost in Shares and overall viewers to Person Of Interest while tying in the 18-49 rating and POI was a repeat.

  • Abyalew Bayu

    But Hannibal beat Rookie Blue in 18-34 ratings, especially in men 18-34!!!

  • Abyalew Bayu

    And 18-34 is the age group that ads mostly target!

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