ABC's 'Wipeout' won its hour for the 3rd time in its last 4


For the 2nd week in a row, ABC’s Tuesday line-up improved on the same night last year (7/21/09) in Total Viewers (+1.6 million) and Adults 18-49 (+55%).  In fact, the Net has been up over the year-ago night for the 7th time in 8 weeks this summer. 
ABC’s Wipeout won its hour for the 3rd time in its last 4 original telecast in the time-slot among Adults 18-49, topping Fox’s Hell’s Kitchen by 7%.  In fact, the ABC unscripted series ranked #1 in the hour for the 4th original airing in a row among Adults 25-54 and key Men (M18-49/M25-54).  Wipeout hit season-highs among Adults 18-34 and Men.  In fact, Wipeout equaled its top Adults 18-34 performance in nearly 2 years – since 7/29/08.  
Against well-established competition in the hour on NBC (America’s Got Talent), CBS (NCIS: Los Angeles) and Fox (Hell’s Kitchen), Downfall improved ABC’s deliveries on the same night last year by 1.6 million viewers and by 71% in Adults 18-49. 

Based on Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings:

(source: ABC)