ABC's WIPEOUT Spikes to a 5-Week High in Season Finale

Spiking week to week in viewers (+26%) and young adults (+27%) against stiff competition from THE X FACTOR and NBC's season premiere, in its season finale ABC's WIPEOUT drew its biggest audience in a month and equaled a 5-week high in the hour with adults 18-49 - since 8/23/12 and 8/16/12, respectively.

Jumping by 25% from its first half-hour to its second half-hour in adults 18-49, WIPEOUT beat out NBC's sophomore season premiere of UP ALL NIGHT by 15% from 8:30-9pm. In addition, the ABC unscripted series finished as the #2 broadcast program in its hour with teens 12-17 and kids 2-11, behind only THE X FACTOR.

WIPEOUT, ABC's hit game show, includes twenty-four adventurous players of all shapes and sizes who compete in the world's largest extreme obstacle course designed to showcase the best body flips, biggest splashes and amazing wipeouts that the entire family can enjoy. WIPEOUT won the 2012 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Award in the Favorite Reality Show category. The series will IS hosted by John Anderson (ESPN's SPORTSCENTER, John Henson (E! Entertainment's TALK SOUP) and co-hosted by Jill Wagner (MTV's TEEN WOLF).<