The Tuesday premiere of ABC’s Wipeout marked a summer-high in the 8 o’clock hour in Total Viewers, while delivering the Net’s strongest performance with series programming so far this summer with Adults 18-49. Wipeout stood as the #1 broadcast series in the 8pm hour with Kids 2-11, topping NBC’s America’s Got Talent by 7%. In fact, the broad-appealing series turned in ABC’s best Kids performance in the time slot in 9 months – since 10/11/11.
Building sharply on its lead-in in Total Viewers (+2.3 million) and Adults 25-54 (+31%), the series debut of ABC’s NY Med shot up to rank #1 in its 10 o’clock time period. Standing as the most-watched program at 10pm, the new ABC series outdrew CBS’ 48 Hours Mystery by 8% and NBC’s Love in the Wild by 23%. In addition, NY Med beat its CBS and NBC competition in the key news demo by 13% and 6% in the hour, respectively. NY Med greatly improved over original series programming in the time slot on the year-ago night (Combat Hospital) by 46% in Total Viewers, 42% in Adults 25-54 and 50% in Adults 18-49.