via press note:
With Duets, the summer opener of Wipeout and Rookie Blue, ABC ranked #1 among the major nets on Thursday night in Adults 18-49, beating all-original line-ups on Fox by 18% and NBC by 30%.
Nearly doubling its lead-in among young adults (+90%), ABC’s summer season premiere of Wipeout ranked #1 in the 9 o’clock hour with Adults 18-49, defeating runner-up Fox’s The Choice by 58%. Wipeout dominated NBC’s Saving Hope in the slot by 79% in Total Viewers and by 171% in Adults 18-49.
- · The broad-appealing ABC unscripted series was Thursday’s top-rated broadcast show with Teens 12-17 and Kids 2-11.
- · Wipeout topped last season’s finale by 27% among Adults 18-49 to open this season with its highest number since January – since 1/12/12.
- · Moving to the 9 o’clock hour this summer, Wipeout improved over original series programming in the time slot on the same night last summer (Expedition Impossible on 6/30/11) by 6% in Adults 18-49. In fact, the show delivered ABC’s highest summertime (Memorial Day-Labor Day) young adult number in the hour with regular programming in 1 year – since 6/23/11.