Primetime Ratings: Winter ‘Wipeout' Wins Thursday For ABC

Series up vs. summer premiere; ‘Mentalist,' ‘CSI' recover
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ABC topped Thursday night thanks to a
boost from the premiere of the winter edition of Wipeout.
The net posted an overall 3.6 rating/10 share with adults 18-49, according to
Nielsen overnight numbers.

Wipeout
drew a 3.7 with adults 18-49, a 19% jump from its summer premiere Jun. 1 and
its second best rating with the demo to date. Grey's Anatomy was up 5% from its last new episode on Dec. 2 to a 4.2
rating. Private Practice was flat vs.
its last original episode on that same date with a 2.8.

CBS' lineup made a healthy return this
week, putting the network in second place with an overall 3.4/9 with the key
adults demo. The Big Bang Theory was
up 10% from its last new episode on Dec. 16 to a 4.4, while $#*! My Dad Says was even at a 2.9. CSI rose 10% (vs. Dec. 9) to a 3.3. The Mentalist recovered from its season low on Dec. 9, jumping 25%
to a 3.0 rating with adults 18-49.

NBC, with a slate of repeats, tied Fox at a 1.2/3. Fox's Million Dollar Money Drop rose 8% to a 1.4.

The CW picked up the rear with nights
of repeats, posting a 0.5/1.

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