Ratings Rat Race: Great Start For ‘Wipeout’

Nellie Andreeva

ABC’s summer reality hit Wipeout made a successful transition to winter. The debut last night of Winter Wipeout (3.7/11, 11.6 million) turned the lights on for ABC at 8 PM on Thursday in a big way, finishing No.1 in the … Read More »

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RATINGS RAT RACE: ‘Talent’, ‘Wipeout’ Up

Nellie Andreeva

Just as CNN announced his new show on the cable network, Piers Morgan’s old one, America’s Got Talent, hit an eight-week high among adults 18-49. The NBC talent show (3.2 rating/9 share in 18-49, 12.3 million viewers overall) was the top program last night, lifting the network to the … Read More »

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RATINGS RAT RACE: ‘Wipeout,’ Rest Of ABC’s Thursday Lineup Posts Gains

Nellie Andreeva

ABC’s Wipeout had the edge in its second week against CBS’ Big Brother at 8 PM on Thursday. After Big Brother narrowly won last week (2.5/9 to 2.4/8 after being tied at 2.4/9 in the fast nationals), Wipeout (2.5/9) last night was up a tenth, while Big Brother (2.3/9) was … Read More »

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RATINGS RAT RACE: Fox Wins With 2010 MLB All-Star Game

Nellie Andreeva

Fox is expected to easily top the ratings for last night with its broadcast of the MLB All-Star Game, which is down from last year. In overnight household ratings, the drop was 12%. Time-zone adjusted fast nationals will be released later this morning. The regular fast nationals, which could serve … Read More »

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Ratings Rat Race: ‘Big Brother’ Return Solid

Nellie Andreeva

ABC Wipeout and CBS’ Big Brother’s first face-off this summer ended in a draw. The season premiere of Big Brother at 8PM averaged a 2.4 rating/9 share in adults 18-49, up 4% from last summer’s debut. Facing Big Brother, Wipeout (2.4/8) took a hit, down 14% in the demo from … Read More »

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RATINGS RAT RACE: ‘Talent’, ‘Kitchen’ & ‘Wipeout’ Up; ‘Losing It’ & ‘Downfall’ Down

Nellie Andreeva

Veterans were up, newcomers down last night, which offered a slew of unscripted originals and scripted repeats.  NBC’s two-hour America’s Got Talent (3.4 rating/10 share in adults 18-49, 12.3 million viewers overall) was the top program of the night, up 17% in the demo from last week. Fox’s two-hour Hell’s Read More »

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Ratings Rat Race: ABC Wins Quiet Thursday

Nellie Andreeva

Things were status quo in primetime last night, with most shows keeping close to their last week’s averages. ABC’s Wipeout (2.7/10 in adults 18-49) at 8PM, the top-rated program of the night, was up 4%. It led to scripted drama Rookie Blue (1.8/6), which was down 5% from its premiere … Read More »

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RATINGS RAT RACE: Ratings Drop Across The Board Tuesday With ABC Hardest Hit

Nellie Andreeva

Ratings were in downfall last night, and nowhere was this more evident than with ABC’s new reality series Downfall (1.4/4), which  was down 26% from its soft premiere last week and lost almost half of its Wipeout lead-in. Wipeout (2.6/9) was also down, 16%, from its season premiere last week, … Read More »

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