ABC delivered a strong second-place finish on Thursday in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49 to a Big Brother-driven CBS, leading third-place Fox by 1.5 million viewers and by 25% with young adults.
ABC’s Wipeout qualified as the most-watched TV show in Thursday’s 8 o’clock hour for the 7th consecutive week and led its slot in Adults 18-49 for the 6th time in 7 weeks, defeating its unscripted time period competition on Fox (So You Think You Can Dance) by 1.4 million viewers and by 19% in young adults.
The wide-appealing ABC unscripted series stood as Thursday’s highest-rated broadcast show in Teens 12-17 and Kids 2-11 for the 6th week running.
From 9-10pm, ABC’s freshman Expedition Impossible earned second in the hour to CBS’ veteran Big Brother 13 in both Total Viewers and Adults 18-49. Building by 13% week to week, Expedition Impossible hit its highest Men 25-54 number in 5 weeks – since 6/30/11.
ABC’s Rookie Blue registered as the #1 broadcast show in 10 o’clock hour among Adults 18-49 for the 6th time in 7 telecasts this summer.
Rookie Blue continued to improve its time period for ABC year to year, up over original programming on the year-ago evening in viewers (+9%) and young adults (+8%).