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January 12, 2021

‘20/20’ Is Friday’s No. 1 Newsmagazine in All Key Demos: Total Viewers, Adults 18–49 and Adults 25–54

Jan. 12, 2021

 

** Ratings Report for ABC News’ “20/20”

For Jan. 8, 2021

 

‘20/20’ IS FRIDAY’S NO. 1 NEWSMAGAZINE IN ALL KEY DEMOS: TOTAL VIEWERS, ADULTS 18-49 AND ADULTS 25-54

 

Week to Week, ‘20/20’ Grows Across the Board and Hits Season High in Total Viewers and Key Adult Demos

 

‘20/20’ Improves Year to Year in Total Viewers and Adults 25-54 by Double Digits

 

Season to Date, ‘20/20’ Is Up in Total Viewers

 

“20/20” ranked as Friday’s No. 1 newsmagazine, outperforming NBC’s “Dateline” by double digits in all key target demos: Total Viewers (+42% – 3.7 million vs. 2.6 million), Adults 18-49 (+50% – 0.6/4 vs. 0.4/3) and Adults 25-54 (+67% – 1.0/5 vs. 0.6/3).

 

“20/20” posted increases on the previous week (vs. 1/1/21) in Total Viewers (+68% – 3.7 million vs. 2.2 million), Adults 18-49 (+50% – 0.6/4 vs. 0.4/2) and Adults 25-54 (+100% – 1.5/5 vs. 0.5/2), hitting season highs in overall viewers and key Adult demos. In fact, “20/20” delivered its best Adults 25-54 performance in 9 months – since 4/17/20.

 

“20/20” improved on its year-ago telecast (vs. 1/10/20) in Total Viewers (+16% – 3.7 million vs. 3.2 million) and Adults 25-54 (+11% – 1.0/5 vs. 0.9/4).

 

Season to date, “20/20” is up in Total Viewers (+3% – 3.1 million vs. 3.0 million) compared to same point last season.                

 

The two-hour “20/20” reported on a notorious serial killer who, in the midst of his killing spree, appeared on the poplar 1970s TV game show “The Dating Game” and won. 

 

ABC News’ “20/20” is an award-winning primetime program anchored by David Muir and Amy Robach. A proven leader in the long-form newsmagazine for over 40 years, “20/20” features hard-hitting investigative reports, in-depth coverage of high profile trials, unforgettable, character-driven stories and exclusive newsmaker interviews. In conjunction with ABC Audio, “20/20” produced top true crime podcasts “A Killing on the Cape” and “Cutthroat Inc.” “20/20” airs Fridays from 9:00-11:00 p.m. EST on ABC and is available to stream on ABC News digital platforms and Hulu. David Sloan is senior executive producer.

                                                        

Source: The Nielsen Company, National Live + Same Day Ratings for 1/8/21, or as dated.  “20/20” premiered on 10/16/20.  2020 -2021 Season (9/21/20 – 1/10/21) and 2019-2020 Season (9/23/19 – 1/12/20).  Beginning 8/31/20, national ratings also include Out of Home (OOH) viewing.  Prior to 8/31/20, ratings do not include OOH viewing. 

  

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ABC News Media Relations

Van Scott

(347) 866-9843

van.scott@abc.com  

 

Pons Rongavilla

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Elizabeth Russo

(917) 373-6418

elizabeth.russo@abc.com                               

 

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