ABC’s Line-Up Of ‘Wipeout’ & ‘Expedition Impossible’ Leads Net To Thursday Ratings Win

Written by Michael Lambarde on Jun. 25, 2011

On a night where ABC had three season premieres, the Alphabet won the night easily, scoring 6.80 million overall viewers and a 2.1 demographic among the coveted adults 18-49 bracket. FOX was next with 4.78 million and a 1.5 demo, CBS took third with 7.37 million and a 1.4 demo — though it was first in total viewers — NBC took fourth with 2.17 million and a 0.8 demo, and the CW was well behind with 911,000 viewers and a 0.4 demo.

ABC kicked off the night with the official season premiere of Wipeout, drawing 7.47 million and a 2.3 demo — that was up from its special “sneak preview” this past Tuesday (5.33 million, 1.7) by 26% in the demo and 29% in total viewers. The series premiere of Expedition Impossible fell in total viewers (7.05 million) but held on to 100% of its lead-in’s demo. The season premiere of Rookie Blue drew 5.88 million viewers and a 1.6 demo.

FOX went with an original So You Think You Can Dance, 6.32 million and a 1.9 demo — up from the 6.11 million last week, but down a tenth from its 2.0 demo. FOX closed primetime with a rerun of Glee, 3.23 million and a 1.3 demo. CBS went with all-reruns of The Big Bang Theory, 7.19 million and a 1.7 demo, Rules of Engagement, 5.65 million and a 1.3 demo, CSI, 7.68 million and a 1.3 demo, and The Mentalist, 8.01 million and a 1.4 demo.

NBC aired reruns of Community, 2.33 million and a 0.8 demo, 30 Rock, 2.11 million and a 0.7 demo, The Office, 2.43 million and a 1.0 demo, and Parks & Recreation, 2.21 million and a 0.9 demo. The network then aired another original episode of Love Bites, which hit yet another new low — drawing just 1.99 million viewers and a 0.8 demo. That was down from last week’s 2.45 million and 1.0 demo by 19% in total viewers and 20% in the demo. CW went with reruns of The Vampire Diaries, 870,000 viewers and a 0.3 demo, and Nikita, 950,000 viewers and a 0.4 demo.

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