'Impossible' Win: ABC's New Shows Click With Viewers
ABC carved out a win on Thursday night with an entire lineup of fresh programming -- "Wipeout," "Expedition Impossible" and "Rookie Blue."
ABC was the only network to get above an average 2 rating among 18-49 viewers, posting a Nielsen 2.1 rating/6 share among 18-49 viewers.
In its summer season premiere, "Wipeout" saw a 2.3/7, which was followed by a new reality "Amazing Race"-type competition show at 9 p.m. from Mark Burnett, "Expedition Impossible," which hit 2.4/8 at 9 p.m., the best-rated show of the night.
But at 10 p.m. "Rookie Blue" couldn't keep ABC viewers from moving on to other shows/ entertainment, getting to a 1.6/5 for its premiere -- down from a 1.9 a year ago.
Fox lost a little steam for its "So You Think You Can Dance?" results show at 8 p.m., grabbing a 1.9/7. This was down from a 2.1 rating a week ago. With a "Glee" repeat at 9 p.m.(1.1/3), Fox averaged a 1.5/5 for the night.
CBS, in total repeat mode, was right behind Fox with a 1.4/4 -- the same numbers it had a week ago.
NBC was in repeats for the first two hours with four of its usual Thursday night comedies, then scheduled an original for "Love Bites." That show was down two-tenths of a rating point to a 0.8 rating/2 share among 18-49 viewers. But none of this had any teeth for viewers, as NBC landed with a 0.8/3 average for the night.
Univision was at a 1.3/4 -- up one-tenth of a rating point from a week ago. Telemundo, another Spanish-language network, also was up one-tenth of a rating point, to a 0.5/1. CW was the same as a week ago, at a 0.4/1.