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[07/14/14 - 08:49 AM]
ABC's "Wipeout" Builds to a New Season High and "Rising Star" Delivers a Best-Since Premiere Number in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Sunday, July 13.

[via press release from ABC]

ABC's "Wipeout" Builds to a New Season High and "Rising Star" Delivers a Best-Since Premiere Number in Adults 18-49

Info on ABC's Sunday, ahead of the regular press release.

ABC Sunday Prime (7-11pm - 4.7 million and 1.2/4 in AD18-49): With a repeat AFV at 7pm, originals of Wipeout at 8pm and Rising Star at 9pm and a repeat Castle at 10pm, ABC ranked #1 on Sunday for the 2nd straight week in Adults 18-49, beating CBS' all-original line-up (1.1/4).

Wipeout (8-9pm - 4.5 million and 1.3/4 in AD18-49): In the 8 o'clock hour, ABC's Wipeout shot up week to week by double digits in Total Viewers (+22% - 4.5 million vs. 3.7 million) and Adults 18-49 (+18% - 1.3/4 vs. 1.1/4), hitting new season highs in both Nielsen measures. In fact, Wipeout drew its largest audience for any single telecast and matched its highest young adult rating in nearly 2 years - since 8/23/12 and 9/6/12, respectively.

· Leading its 8pm hour, ABC's broad-appealing unscripted series was the highest-rated broadcast program of the night in Kids 2-11 (1.1/5).

· Wipeout grew its hour for ABC over original programming on the year-ago night (Celebrity Wife Swap on 7/14/13) by 29% in Total Viewers (4.5 million vs. 3.5 million) and by 8% in Adults 18-49 (1.3/4 vs. 1.2/4).

Rising Star (9-10pm - 4.8 million and 1.4/4 in AD18-49): From 9-10pm, ABC's 1-hour Rising Star ranked as the #1 broadcast show among Adults 18-49 (1.4/4), beating CBS' Unforgettable by 56% (0.9/3).

· Rising Star was up over the prior week by 7% in Total Viewers (4.8 million vs. 4.5 million) and 17% in Adults 18-49 (1.4/4 vs. 1.2/4), posting a best-since premiere number in the latter measure. In addition, Rising Star soared week to week by 17% in Teens 12-17 (1.4/6 vs. 1.2/5) and 67% in Kids 2-11 (1.0/3 vs. 0.6/3) to match series highs.

· ABC's new series was Sunday's #1 broadcast program in Teens 12-17 (1.4/6).

· Rising Star improved its slot over original programming (Whodunnit? on 7/14/13) year to year for ABC, up by 55% in Total Viewers (4.8 million vs. 3.1 million) and by 27% in Adults 18-49 (1.4/4 vs. 1.1/3).

Quick Take for Sunday, July 13, 2014 (Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)

ABC Ranks No. 1 on Sunday for the 2nd Week in a Row with Adults 18-49

"Wipeout" Grows to its Best Numbers in Viewers and Adults 18-49 in Nearly 2 Years

ABC's "Rising Star" Posts its Highest-Rated Telecast Since its Premiere in Adults 18-49

ABC Sunday Prime (7:00-11:00 p.m. - 4.7 million and 1.2/4 in AD18-49):

With a repeat "AFV" at 7:00 p.m., originals of "Wipeout" at 8:00 p.m. and "Rising Star" at 9:00 p.m. and a repeat "Castle" at 10:00 p.m., ABC ranked No. 1 on Sunday for the 2nd straight week in Adults 18-49 (1.2/4), beating CBS' all-original line-up (1.1/4).

"Wipeout" (8:00-9:00 p.m. - 4.5 million and 1.3/4 in AD18-49):

In the 8 o'clock hour, ABC's "Wipeout" shot up week to week by double digits in Total Viewers (+22% - 4.5 million vs. 3.7 million) and Adults 18-49 (+18% - 1.3/4 vs. 1.1/4), hitting new season highs in both Nielsen measures. In fact, "Wipeout" attracted its largest audience for any single telecast and matched its highest young adult rating in nearly 2 years - since 8/23/12 and 9/6/12, respectively.

· Leading its 8:00 p.m. hour, ABC's broad-appealing unscripted series was the highest-rated broadcast program of the night in Kids 2-11 (1.1/5).

· "Wipeout" grew its hour for ABC over original programming on the year-ago night ("Celebrity Wife Swap" on 7/14/13) by 29% in Total Viewers (4.5 million vs. 3.5 million) and by 8% in Adults 18-49 (1.3/4 vs. 1.2/4).

"Rising Star" (9:00-10:00 p.m. - 4.8 million and 1.4/4 in AD18-49):

From 9:00-10:00 p.m., ABC's 1-hour "Rising Star" ranked as the No. 1 broadcast show among Adults 18-49 (1.4/4), beating CBS' "Unforgettable" by 56% (0.9/3).

· "Rising Star" was up over the prior week by 7% in Total Viewers (4.8 million vs. 4.5 million) and 17% in Adults 18-49 (1.4/4 vs. 1.2/4), posting a best-since premiere number in the latter measure. In addition, "Rising Star" soared week to week by 17% in Teens 12-17 (1.4/6 vs. 1.2/5) and 67% in Kids 2-11 (1.0/3 vs. 0.6/3) to match series highs.

· ABC's new series was Sunday's No. 1 broadcast program in Teens 12-17 (1.4/6).

· "Rising Star" improved its slot over original programming ("Whodunnit?" on 7/14/13) year to year for ABC, up by 55% in Total Viewers (4.8 million vs. 3.1 million) and 27% in Adults 18-49 (1.4/4 vs. 1.1/3).

Source: The Nielsen Company (Fast Affiliate, Live + Same Day Ratings), 07/13/14.





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· AMERICA'S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS (ABC)
· CASTLE (ABC)
· RISING STAR (ABC)
· UNFORGETTABLE (A AND E)
· WHODUNNIT? (ABC)
· WIFE SWAP (ABC)
· WIPEOUT (ABC)





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