ABC took second on the night on Thursday to a Big Brother-fueled CBS in both Total Viewers and Adults 18-49. ABC ranked #1 among the major nets on Thursday in Teens 12-17 and Kids 2-11.
ABC’s Wipeout won the 8 o’clock hour in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49 for the 5th straight week, topping its unscripted time period competition in the hour on Fox (So You Think You Can Dance) by 27% in Total Viewers and by 13% in young adults.
The broad-appealing ABC series qualified as Thursday’s top-ranked broadcast show in Teens 12-17 and Kids 2-11. In fact, Wipeout hit a summer-high performance among Teens 12-17.
From 9-10pm, ABC’s Expedition Impossible took second in the hour in both Total Viewers and Adults 18-49, behind CBS’ Big Brother 13.
In the 10 o’clock hour, ABC’s Rookie Blue outperformed NBC’s original drama, Love Bites, by 3.6 million viewers and by 71% in the key young adult demo.
Rookie Blue built on ABC’s performance in the hour on the same night last year by 18% in viewers and by 9% in Adults 18-49 (original airing of Boston Med on 7/22/10).