ABC’s “Duets” Outdraws Fox’s “Take Me Out” by 1.8 Million


ABCABC ranked No. 2 on Thursday night to a “Big Brother”-fueled CBS in Total Viewers (5.0 million) and Adults 18-49 (1.3/4), beating NBC (+47%/+63%) and Fox (+67%/+8%).

“Duets” (8:00-9:00 p.m.)

At 8:00 p.m., ABC’s “Duets” was the 2nd-most-watched show, outdrawing its unscripted competition on Fox (“Take Me Out”) by 1.8 million viewers (4.8 million vs. 3.0 million).

“Wipeout” (9:00-10:00 p.m.)

ABC’s “Wipeout” earned second place to CBS’ season premiere of “Big Brother 14” from 9:00-10:00 p.m., dominating the season finale of Fox’s “The Choice” by 2.6 million viewers (5.6 million vs. 3.0 million) and 42% in Adults 18-49 (1.7/5 vs. 1.2/4). “Wipeout” also more than tripled (+240%) the young adult delivery of NBC’s “Saving Hope” (0.5/2). For the 3rd week in a row, the broad-appealing ABC unscripted series stood as Thursday’s No. 1 broadcast program with Kids 2-11.

•           Despite the increased competition from the “Big Brother” premiere, ABC’s “Wipeout” held 100% of its Total Viewer and Adult 18-34 audiences from the prior week’s telecast. In addition, “Wipeout” grew by double-digit margins in Men 18-34 (+22%) and Kids 2-11 (+11%) to hit best-since-premiere numbers.

“Rookie Blue” (10:00-11:00 p.m.)

At 10:00 p.m., ABC’s “Rookie Blue” finished as the No. 1 program in Adults 18-49 (1.3/4) on the major networks.

•           The ABC drama grew for the 2nd straight telecast in Women 18-49 (+6%) and Women 25-54 (+5%), marking its highest numbers in 3 weeks – since 6/7/12.

(source: ABC)