ABC is having an impressive ratings season with many of its programs wiping out the competition from other channels. Thursdays are making a splash with viewers as last Thursday (May 5) was the biggest audience since March.
Thursday night ratings kick off with â€œWipeoutâ€ on ABC, up against ratings giant â€œIdolâ€. ABCâ€™s Wipeout continues to improve its ratings each week and now comes in a virtual tie for second place with CBS comedies â€œBig Bang Theoryâ€ and â€œRules of Engagementâ€, with â€œIdolâ€ still rating first.
According to ABC on average this season, â€œWipeoutâ€ is delivering substantial year-to-year growth for ABC against â€œIdol,â€ improving the time period by 18% in Total Viewers (7.8 million vs. 6.6 million), by 25% in Adults 18-49 (2.5/7 vs. 2.0/6) and by 480% in Kids 2-11.
Next up in the ABC programming is Greyâ€™s Anatomy, which continues to lead the pack not only in its slot time, but it is the number one drama for the 18-49 adult sales demo across the board.
ABCâ€™s â€œGreyâ€™s Anatomyâ€ won Thursdayâ€™s 9 oâ€™clock hour, topping Foxâ€™s â€œIdolâ€, beat out â€œBonesâ€ by 6%, NBCâ€™s comedies â€œThe Officeâ€ and â€œParks and Recreationâ€ by 17% and CBSâ€™ â€œCSIâ€ by 59%.
â€œGreyâ€™s Anatomyâ€ spin off â€œPrivate Practiceâ€ earned the second place in the 10:00 â€“ 11:00 slot and is first across all key female demographics. Last week saw â€œPrivate Practiceâ€ up 3% on the total audience numbers and up 5% in the 18-49 bracket.
These ratings figures show that the ABC programmers are doing something right and people are voting with their remote controls in droves.
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