TBS' Wipeout Premieres as Cable's #1 New Unscripted Series
April 2, 2021 – TBS’ “Wipeout” achieved great numbers during last night’s premiere – below are some highlights.
“Wipeout” premiered last night on TBS as Cable’s #1 new unscripted series (YTD, A18-49 L+SD). It ranked as the #1 entertainment program on cable last night, barely trailing the NBA on TNT.
Premiere week grossed 1.8 million total viewers and 801K A18-49 so far
- Tuesday Post-Game Sneak Peek: 775K total viewers, 369K A18-49
- Preliminary Thursday 9p Premiere: 1.1M total viewers, 432K A18-49
Brett Weitz, General Manager, TBS, TNT and truTV said: “We’re extremely proud to add to our growing slate of unscripted can’t miss television. After hitting it out of the park earlier this year with Go-Big Show, Corie and her team have another home run in Wipeout. It’s clear these franchises connect with our audience and on the TBS promise to always provide big, bold, and edgy fun. Our partner, EndemolShine, re-imagined this beloved series with new twists, unbelievable athleticism and more than a few great wipeouts.”
Corie Henson, EVP/Head of Unscripted Development, TNT, TBS, truTV added: “Wipeout is exactly the show we all need right now,” said Corie Henson, “And John, Nicole and Camille are the perfect ring masters of this big ball circus. I’m so grateful to all of the producers and crew that pulled off this amazing and challenging production.”
Hosted by multifaceted megastar John Cena (“Fast & Furious,” “The Suicide Squad”) and Nicole Byer (“Nailed It!,” “Girl Code”), with Camille Kostek (Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Cover Model 2019) serving as field host, the all-new 20-hour series takes viewers on a white-knuckle ride, featuring new course elements that will push contestants’ athleticism, endurance and determination to even greater extremes as they fight to win the grand cash prize. The new season of “Wipeout” will feature new format twists and elements that will push the athleticism and willpower of each contestant pairing to even greater extremes, all while delivering more than a few epic fails. Each game has been designed into three rounds and now features a jaw-dropping, three-stage, obstacle course consisting of multiple strategy and decision points designed to test the stamina of the competitors. The series’ iconic big balls also make a return, bringing many laughs and surprises along the way for fans.