ABC's 'Wipeout' strong No.2 Tuesday night


Gaining 15% week to week, ABC ranked #2 on Tuesday among Adults 18-49 to NBC with its 2-hour live semi-final round of America’s Got Talent.

From 8-9pm, ABC’s repeat Wipeout ran a strong #1 among Adults 18-49, beating runner up CBS’ encore NCIS by 33% and pacing 82% ahead of NBC’s original unscripted series It’s Worth What? in the hour.   In addition, the wide-appealing Wipeout made ABC the highest-rated broadcaster in the time slot with Teens 12-17 and Kids 2-11 for the 4th week running.

The replay Wipeout equaled summer-highs for ABC in the hour among Adults 18-49 and Adults 18-34.

Against the opening hour of NBC’s America’s Got Talent from 9-10pm, ABC’s Take the Money & Run took second against its network rivals in Adults 18-49.  In fact, the ABC freshman series tied NBC’s veteran America’s Got Talent in the hour with Men 18-34.

Take the Money & Run surged by double-digit percentages week to week in viewers (+14%) and young adults (+14%).

Take the Money & Run grew its hour year to year by 8% in Total Viewers, over the year-ago night with original unscripted programming (Shaq Vs. on 8/24/10)

At 10 o’clock against the second hour of NBC’s America’s Got Talent, ABC’s Combat Hospital built its Adult 18-49 audience by 11% from the prior week to match an 8-week high – since 6/28/11.

(source; ABC)