TV Ratings: 'Wipeout' Premiere Outdraws Sinking 'Duets,' Fox's Dating Block Dips

Wipe Out 6/28 - H 2012

Wipe Out 6/28 - H 2012

Thursday was particularly soft for the broadcast networks despite original blocks from ABC, NBC and Fox. Univision took the night among adults 18-49, edging out the closest competition by one-tenth of a point for a 1.4 demo rating for the night.

ABC and CBS split second place, each posting a 1.3 adults 18-49 rating, with CBS' block of encores also posting the night's strongest audience: 6.5 million viewers.

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A new Duets kicked off the ABC block, hitting a series-low 1.0 rating among adults 18-49. It led into the considerably stronger summer premiere of Wipeout. Earning a 1.9 adults rating, it was the series' strongest showing in the demo since January. The recently renewed Rookie Blue was down 15 percent for a 1.1 in the demo, and ABC averaged 5 million viewers for the night.

Fox posted a 1.1 rating among adults 18-49 and 2.6 million viewers for the night. Dating series Take Me Out and The Choice both dropped -- 17 and 20 percent, respectively -- for a respective 1.0 adults rating and a 1.2 adults rating.

The Olympic trials continued on NBC, posting a 1.7 adults 18-49 rating with the swimming finals. Canadian import Saving Hope rebounded from last week's small number and earned a 0.7 rating in the demo. Rock Center With Brian Williams was steady with a 0.8 adults rating, giving the network a 1.0 rating in the demo and 4.3 million viewers for the night.

A new episode of Breaking Pointe posted a 0.3 adults rating on The CW.