ABC finale of 'Wipeout' takes second-place


With the season finale of Wipeout and a repeat Grey’s Anatomy, ABC ranked #1 on the final Thursday before the start of the 2011-12 season among Adults 18-49.

The Net marked its strongest Thursday in nearly 3 months among young adults – since 6/23/11.

ABC’s 2-hour season finale of Wipeout finished a strong #1 from 8-10pm among Adults 18-49, leading runner up CBS by 16%.  The broad-appealing ABC unscripted series also delivered the #1 position in its time period with key Women (W18-34/W18-49/W25-54) and was the top-rated broadcast program with Teens 12-17 and Kids 2-11.

Jumping 38% over its most recent original telecast on the night (on 8/25/11), Wipeout hit its best Adult 18-49 rating since its season premiere in June, representing the series’ 2nd-highest number since March – since 6/23/11 and 3/24/11, respectively.  In addition, the series achieved its highest Adult 18-34 number in more than 7 months – since 2/3/11.

During the 10 o’clock hour, ABC’s special repeat Grey’s Anatomy topped NBC’s repeat Law & Order: SVU by a margin of 38% in Adults 18-49.  

(source; ABC)