ABC scores second on Thurs.


ABCABC was the 2nd-most-watched network on Thursday night to a Big Brother-boosted CBS. In addition, among Adults 18-49, ABC defeated Fox by 18% and more than doubled NBC (+117%).

At 8pm, the season finale of ABC’s Duets finished second in the hour among Total Viewers, outdrawing Fox’s unscripted series, Take Me Out, by 1.4 million viewers.

Surging over its lead-in by double-digit margins in Total Viewers (+11%) and Adults 18-49 (+78%), ABC’s Wipeout ranked #2 in the 9pm hour to CBS’ Big Brother 14. The broad-appealing series made ABC the top-rated broadcaster in the time-slot in Teens 12-17, while finishing as Thursday’s #1 broadcast program in Kids 2-11. Wipeout easily defeated NBC’s original summer drama in the hour, beating Saving Hope by 2.0 million viewers and 220% in Adults 18-49. Wipeout grew from its first half-hour to its second half-hour by 10% in viewers and by 13% among young adults.

At 10 o’clock, ABC’s Rookie Blue ranked #1 among Adults 25-54, while beating its CBS and NBC time period competition in Adults 18-49. The ABC drama grew week to week by 6% in Total Viewers, by 17% in Adults 18-49 and by 7% in Adults 25-54. In fact, Rookie Blue matched its best Adult 18-49 rating in over 1 year – since 7/7/11.

(source: ABC)