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
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.