Ratings: Winter Wipeout Looks Icy Hot

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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?



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Comments (13)

  • Private Practice is one of the best shows on TV. I don’t get why it’s not higher up in the ratings. I think they are playing Charlotte and Cooper perfectly. Amelia is a riot. Her advice to Nai and Addison was spot on :)

    Comment by Thom Robinson – January 7, 2011 09:57 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Saying that Private Practice is one of the best shows on TV, is like saying getting a colonoscopy feels good.

      Comment by Dragen – January 7, 2011 10:23 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • PSA: Getting a colonoscopy doesn’t feel like anything. You’re out for it! Get one, it could save your life. Back to your regularly scheduled TV gossip.

        Comment by AJ – January 7, 2011 11:56 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • You are wrong! Private Practice is not the best show on television, One Tree Hill is! ;)

      Comment by Rolfe – January 7, 2011 11:45 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Hockey!! Can’t help it I’m Canadian

    Comment by Haley – January 7, 2011 10:23 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I watch PPP for Addison who was one of the best Greys characters ever. The rest of the show is missable.

    Comment by Lucy – January 7, 2011 10:30 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Watched both GA and PP. Both were excellent. For once.

    Comment by Ana M. – January 7, 2011 10:32 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Big Bang, second half of Wipeout, Grey’s and PP. Easiest thursday night I’ve had in a while. Two weeks from now most of the shows’ll be back and I’ll be switching back and forth and PVRing the rest.

    Comment by Blink – January 7, 2011 10:38 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Wipeout and a hockey game. Not Canadian, though.

    Comment by Matt – January 7, 2011 10:45 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Watched Grey’s & PP. Love both. <3

    Comment by Jenna – January 7, 2011 10:47 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Grey was amazing last nite with them dealing with senseless shooting & killing of innocent people which was reminiscent of what they went thru. They came full circle and were healed. Great episode. PP dealt with overbearing mother & Addison & Charlotte trying to heal from her rape. Really good also.

    Comment by dlferriola – January 7, 2011 10:48 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I watched Grey’s Anatomy, Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and Watch What Happens Live….. Loved them all!!!

    Comment by Angellina – January 7, 2011 11:04 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Grey’s Anatomy was fantastic last night. This season is on fire. One of the best seasons in years.

    Comment by Rolfe – January 7, 2011 11:47 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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