It’s looking like Wipeout is all washed up on ABC. The competition series hit some lows in the ratings last summer, was left off the schedule this summer, and now, it’s been removed from the network’s website.
On Wipeout, contestants try to make it through the “world’s largest obstacle course.” The person that makes it in the shortest time wins a cash prize. The program is hosted by John Anderson, John Henson, and Jill Wagner.
The show’s ratings have been coming down over the years and the seventh season was no exception. The 12 episodes, which finished airing in September 2014, registered just a 0.97 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 3.52 million viewers. That was down about 10% season-to-season.
Some assumed that the show had been renewed because applications were being accepted for a new version of the show called Wipeout Extreme. However, it’s worth remembering that it’s not uncommon for production companies to do that to prepare in case another season gets greenlit and needs to be produced quickly.
ABC hasn’t publiclly renewed or cancelled Wipeout but the network has now removed all traces of the show from their website. They could bring it back at some point but, for now, it looks like Wipeout is done on ABC.
What do you think? Do you like the Wipeout TV show? Would you like to see it return for an eighth season — on ABC or some other channel?
aww..I really enjoy wipeout USA – it’s way better than the UK version (which isn’t on anymore) – I’m in Scotland btw. we don’t get season eight, wherever it is, but I wouldn’t watch it without the original hosts – they were a hoot and a half