From 8-9pm, ABC’s Duets outdrew its unscripted competition by a wide margin, topping Fox’s Take Me Out by 1.7 million viewers. Building for its 3rd straight telecast (+12%), Duets attracted its largest audience in 1 month – since 6/7/12.
Jumping over its lead-in by 70% at 9pm, ABC’s Wipeout led the pack for the 2nd week in a row in Adults 18-49, beating Fox’s The Choice in the hour by 6% and more than quadrupling NBC’s Saving Hope (+325%). The broad-appealing ABC unscripted series stood as Thursday’s #1 broadcast program for the 2nd week running with Teens 12-17 and Kids 2-11.
From 10-11pm, ABC’s Rookie Blue once again beat out its network rivals in the hour with Adults 18-49, outdelivering NBC’s first-run Rock Center with Brian Williams by 44%. Rookie Blue grew week to week in Total Viewers (+9%) and Adults 18-49 (+18%). In addition, the ABC drama hit a season-high with Men 18-49.