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ABC Scores With 'Wipeout,' 'Japanese Game Show'

June 25, 2008 9:44 AM

WipeoutABC’s “Wipeout” and “I Survived a Japanese Game Show” didn’t fall down during their premieres Tuesday night, coming out of the gate with solid summer numbers.

“Wipeout” averaged a 3.6/12 in the 18- to 49-year-old demographic, according to preliminary Nielsen research. That tied “Hell’s Kitchen” (3.6/10) as the highest-rated show of the night.

“Wipeout” increased over its time period’s last summer season premiere, “Just for Laughs,” by 24%. “Laughs” had its season premiere in mid-July 2007.

“Japanese Game Show” rang in with a 3.1/9, improving over its time period’s last summer debut, “Shaq’s Big Challenge,” by 72%. However, it dropped 14% from its lead-in.

ABC finished the night with the season premiere of “Primetime: The Outsiders” (2.5/7), a tick down from its season start in February 2007. ABC won Tuesday with a 3.1 rating/9 share.

NBC debuted “Celebrity Family Feud” to a 2.3/8, increasing the time period’s previous four-week average by 28%. The revived game show scored the time period’s highest numbers in 10 weeks.

“America’s Got Talent” (3.0/9) dipped 19% from its summer start last week, but still gave NBC second place with a 2.8 rating/8 share for the night.

Fox’s “Hell’s Kitchen” (3.6/10) declined 10%, giving Fox a third-place finish with a 2.4 rating/7 share.

CBS placed fourth with a 1.4 rating/4 share and The CW was fifth with a 0.6 rating/2 share.

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