via press release:
With Wipeout, Motive and Rookie Blue, ABC finished as the 2nd-most-watched TV network on Thursday night.
At 8pm, ABC’s Wipeout was up by double-digits week to week in viewers (+16%) and young adults (+20%), tying its highest Adult 18-49 rating of the summer.
During the 9 o’clock hour, ABC’s Motive drew more viewers than NBC’s The Winner Is for the 4th straight week, leading by 10%. In addition, the ABC freshman drama held even week to week among Adults 18-49 and was up 20% in Adults 18-34 to deliver a 5-week high – since 06/27/13.
Surging over its lead-in with viewers (+13%) and young adults (+25%), ABC’s Rookie Blue ranked the most-watched TV series during Thursday’s 10pm hour for the 4th consecutive week, outdrawing NBC’s Hollywood Game Night in the time period by 1.0 million viewers. On average, Rookie Blue is up 5% over the same point last summer, marking its most-watched season in 3 years – since 2010.