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Wipeout: Ratings for the 2011-12 TV Season

Wipeout ratingsHere are the ratings for Wipeout, the game show in which contestants make their way through an over-sized obstacle course in pursuit of a big prize. The fifth season of Wipeout typically airs Thursday nights at 8pm on the ABC network.

These are the TV show’s ratings for the 2011-12 season, the best way to tell if Wipeout will be cancelled or renewed for a sixth season. Check out our ABC ratings report card to see how this show’s numbers compare with the others on the network.

These figures will be updated as the weeks progress so be sure to bookmark and return to this page:

Episode 05-07: Thursday, 02/23/12
1.5 in the demo (0% episode-to-episode change) with 5.03 million; third in the timeslot.
Season average: 1.86 in the demo with 6.10 million.
Demo average rank: #5 of 11 non-scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 05-06: Thursday, 02/16/12
1.5 in the demo (0% episode-to-episode change) with 5.12 million; tied for third at 8pm, fourth at 8:30pm.
Season average: 1.92 in the demo with 6.28 million.
Demo average rank: #5 of 11 non-scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 05-05: Thursday, 02/09/12
1.5 in the demo (-17% episode-to-episode change) with 5.22 million; fourth in the timeslot.
Season average: 2.00 in the demo with 6.51 million.
Demo average rank: #5 of 11 non-scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 05-04: Thursday, 02/02/12
1.8 in the demo (0% episode-to-episode change) with 5.96 million; third in the timeslot.
Season average: 2.13 in the demo with 6.83 million.
Demo average rank: #4 of 11 non-scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 05-03: Thursday, 01/19/12
1.8 in the demo (-18% episode-to-episode change) with 5.85 million; third in the timeslot.
Season average: 2.23 in the demo with 7.12 million.
Demo average rank: #4 of 9 non-scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 05-02: Thursday, 01/12/12
2.2 in the demo (-19% episode-to-episode change) with 7.12 million; third in the timeslot.
Season average: 2.45 in the demo with 7.76 million.
Demo average rank: #3 of 9 non-scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 05-01: Thursday, 01/05/12
2.7 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 8.39 million viewers; second in the timeslot at 8pm, first at 8:30pm.
Season average: 2.70 in the demo with 8.39 million.
Demo average rank: #3 of 9 non-scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Compared to season four’s debut a year earlier, the network was down by 29% in the demo and down by 28% in total viewership. Still, the season five premiere was strong enough for Wipeout to rank as the third-highest rated non-scripted show of ABC’s season, outperformed by the fall’s Dancing with the Stars performance and results shows.


Reference point: The 2010-11 season averaged a 2.1 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 6.79 million viewers.

Note: These ratings are collected by the Nielsen company and are the final national numbers. These are different from the fast affiliate numbers which are just estimates of the actual ratings and are reported on by most other outlets. The final nationals are typically released within 24 hours of the programming or, in the case of weekends and holidays, a couple days later.

What do you think? Do you like the Wipeout TV series? Do you think it should be cancelled or be renewed for a sixth season?

 

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