Ratings: Winter Wipeout Looks Icy Hot

ABC’s number-crunchers are having an ice day in the wake of Wipeout‘s winter edition opening strongly.

Averaging a series-high 11.6 million total viewers and a 3.7 rating, the grimace-inducing spectacle gave ABC its first demo win of the season against CBS’s Thursday comedy block, and bested $#*! My Dad Says‘ audience.

Elsewhere on the night:

* In the 8 o’clock hour, The Big Bang Theory was up seven percent in the demos (with a night-leading 4.4) and four percent in viewers (14 mil), while $#*! matched its last fresh outing.

* As usual, Grey’s Anatomy topped the demos at 9 pm, and CSI easily led in total viewers (14.2 million vs. 11.6 mil).

* The Mentalist was the night’s most watched program with 14.8 million total viewers, and edged out Private Practice (7.78 million viewers) in the demos.

Enough about cold, hard numbers, though — what did you watch on Thursday night?