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'Wipeout' Washes Away Competition

July 23, 2008 4:11 PM

ABC’s “Wipeout” regained its footing after sliding last week to a series low against the MLB All-Star Game, while “I Survived a Japanese Game Show” dropped further from last week’s series low.

“Wipeout” posted a 3.7/12 in the 18- to 49-year-old demographic, according to preliminary Nielsen research. That’s right on par with its summer average, and up 16% from last week. “Japanese Game Show” dipped two ticks week-to-week, landing with a 2.1/6, down 19% from its previous summer average.

“Primetime: Family Secrets” (2.2/7) declined 8% from last week’s start. ABC placed first with a 2.7 rating/8 share.

NBC’s “Celebrity Family Feud” (1.8/6) was off 10% from its summer average, while “America’s Got Talent” (3.4/10) landed slightly ahead of par. NBC took second with a 2.3 rating/7 share.

Fox nabbed third with repeats with a 1.8 rating/5 share, and CBS was fourth with a 1.7 rating/5 share. “Big Brother” (2.2/6) rated flat from last week.

The CW was fifth with a 0.5 rating/1 share.

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