On a night when all broadcast originals were down — and by double digits — ABC came away with the coveted 18-49 demo win, with Wipeout scoring Thursday’s best rating (2.0). CBS meanwhile averaged the most total viewers, with a Mentalist repeat (7.77 million) topping the night.
Here’s how it broke down:
* Leading the 8 o’clock hour, Wipeout drew 6.5 million viewers and a 2.0 demo rating, down 16 and 19 percent week-to-week. So You Think You Can Dance (5 mil/1.6) dropped 20 percent from last week’s results show.
* ABC’s Expedition Impossible (6.13 mil/1.8) reality series dominated the 9 pm demos, but was down 14 and 25 percent from its premiere.
* At 10, ABC’s Rookie Blue (5.43 mil/1.4) bested The Mentalist in the demo, and saw the smallest decline of all Big 4 network shows — 8 and 12 percent, respectively. NBC’s Love Bites (1.8 mil/0.7) slipped another 10 and 12 percent.
UPDATE: Over at FX, Wilfred collared 3.3 million total viewers (down 13 percent from its boffo debut), with 2.2 mil falling in the 18-49 demo (down 8 percent). The new comedy, however, saw gains in the Men 18-49 and Adults 25-54 categories — as did lead-out Louie, which at 2.2 mil/1.5 mil was down just single digits.
What (if anything…?) were you tuned into this Thursday?