The special with Nik and Lijana Wallenda jumps in its second hour, but ABC’s full broadcast draws a smaller audience than previous wire-walk attempts.
Game shows continue their strong run in the early part of the summer, with ABC and Fox leading Thursday’s 18-49 ratings.
The network’s game-show lineup leads all three hours of primetime in both adults 18-49 and total viewers.
America’s Got Talent and Songland gave NBC a big ratings win Tuesday, with an 18-49 average that beat the combined totals for rerun-heavy lineups on ABC, CBS and Fox.
The ABC drama puts up decent numbers for its debut, while NBC’s American Ninja Warrior is steady in its Monday debut.
The final round of the U.S. Open golf championship carried Fox to a ratings win Sunday, peaking as Gary Woodland won his first major title. The Good Fight, meanwhile, drew a decent-sized total audience for CBS, as the network looks to raise the profile of the CBS All Access series.
The Toronto Raptors’ first-ever NBA championship gave ABC strong ratings Thursday night, ending the six-game series with a second straight big showing.
Preliminary numbers for the St. Louis Blues’ victory on NBC Wednesday put the game ahead of the last time the finals went to a seventh game in 2011.
The ABC game show puts up decent numbers following a Tuesday showing of The Bachelorette; NBC’s America’s Got Talent finishes on top.
ABC’s coverage of Monday’s game is easily the highest-rated of the Raptors-Warriors series so far. It scored a 13.4 household rating in metered markets, a 34% improvement over the average for the first four games.