wipeout july 26 ratings TV ratings: 'Wipeout' tops 'Big Brother' Thursday and '3' has a weak debutFast National ratings for Thursday, July 26, 2012

Two hours of “Wipeout” on Thursday helped ABC to a ratings win as the second hour beat CBS’ “Big Brother” in both viewers and adults 18-49. The tide on ABC carried over to “Rookie Blue” as well, which posted its best numbers of the summer.

The premiere of dating show “3” on CBS, meanwhile, was pretty weak, failing to reach even 3 million viewers.

ABC led the night with 6.4 million viewers and a 3.7 rating/6 share in households. CBS (5.2 million, 3.4/6) came in second. There was a pretty drop from there to third-place FOX (2.9 million, 2.0/4). NBC came in fourth with 2.3 million viewers and a 1.5/3. The CW delivered 800,000 people and a 0.5/1.

No network managed to get above a 2.0 rating among adults 18-49. ABC finished on top with a 1.9, beating CBS’ 1.7. FOX took third with a slim 0.9, followed by NBC, 0.7, and The CW, 0.3.

]]> ABC: “Wipeout” (6.3 million, 3.6/7)
FOX: “Take Me Out” (2.9 million, 1.8/3)
NBC: “The Office” rerun (2.55 million, 1.8/3)/”Parks and Recreation” rerun (1.7 million, 1.2/2)
The CW: “The Vampire Diaries” rerun (1 million, 0.6/1) 18-49 leader: “The Big Bang Theory” (2.2) 9 p.m. ABC: “Wipeout” (7.2 million, 3.9/7)
CBS: “Big Brother” (6 million, 3.7/6)
NBC: “Saving Hope” (2.9 million, 2.0/3)
FOX: “Glee” rerun (1.7 million, 1.2/2)
The CW: “The L.A. Complex” rerun (540,000, 0.4/1) 18-49 leader: “Wipeout” (2.5) 10 p.m. ABC: “Rookie Blue” (5.75 million, 3.6/6)
NBC: “Rock Center with Brian Williams” (3.7 million, 2.6/4)
CBS: “3” series premiere (2.4 million, 1.7/3) 18-49 leader: “Rookie Blue” (1.5)

Ratings information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change. Source: The Nielsen Company. More ratings at Zap2it: Daily, weekly and cable