Leading in All Key Demos, ABC News’ ‘20/20’ Dominates as Friday’s No. 1 Newsmagazine

Leading in All Key Demos, ABC News’ ‘20/20’ Dominates as Friday’s No. 1 Newsmagazine

Ratings Report for ABC News’ “20/20”
For Feb. 1, 2019

’20/20′ DOMINATES AS FRIDAY’S NO. 1 NEWSMAGAZINE, LEADING IN ALL KEY DEMOS: TOTAL VIEWERS (+1.9 MILLION), ADULTS 18-49 (+40%) AND ADULTS 25-54 (+43%)

’20/20′ Draws More Viewers Than ‘Dateline-Fri’ for 4th Straight Telecast,
Delivering Longest Winning Streak Over NBC in 2 Years

Season to Date, ’20/20′ Is Up in Total Viewers (+18%) and Adults 25-54 (+9%) and 2019 to Date, ’20/20′ Leads ‘Dateline-Fri’ Across the Board

ABC’s “20/20” dominated NBC’s “Dateline” to rank as Friday’s No. 1 newsmagazine, leading by 1.9 million viewers (4.2 million vs. 2.3 million), by 40% in Adults 18-49 (0.7/3 and 0.5/2) and by 43% in Adults 25-54 (1.0/4 vs. 0.7/3). In fact, “20/20″ drew more viewers than “Dateline” for its 4th straight telecast to deliver its longest winning streak over the NBC newsmagazine in 2 years – since a streak during January and February 2017 (1/13-2/24/17).
  
Season to date, “20/20” is up from the same point last year with Total Viewers (+18% – 4.6 million vs. 3.9 million) and Adults 25-54 (+9% – 1.2/4 vs. 1.1/4). For 2019 to date, “20/20” leads “Dateline-Fri” in all key target demos: Total Viewers (+35% – 5.4 million vs. 4.0 million), Adults 18-49 (+13% – 0.9/4 vs. 0.8/4) and Adults 25-54 (+27% – 1.4/5 vs. 1.1/4). In addition, “20/20” ranks as No. 1 newsmagazine in Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54.

The BTK killer documentary event is part of 12 weeks of two-hour “20/20” programming featuring brand-new interviews with key players in some of the biggest newsmaker stories in recent American history. Each documentary takes a look at these cases through a modern lens, challenges original perceptions and sheds new light on each story. 

Source: The Nielsen Company, National Live + Same Day Program Ratings for 2/1/19. Season to date: Most Current: 2018 -2019 Season (9/24/18 – 2/3/19) and 2017-2018 Season (9/25/18 – 2/4/18). 2019-to-date (12/31/18 – 2/1/19). Averages based on regular telecasts. 

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