Press Release

June 15, 2021

‘20/20’ Is the No. 1 Friday Newsmagazine, Leading ‘Dateline’ by Double Digits Across the Board: Total Viewers, Adults 18–49 and Adults 25–54

Season to Date, ‘20/20’ Is Outdelivering ‘Dateline’ in All Key Demos


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For the 2nd week in a row, “20/20” stood as Friday’s No. 1 newsmagazine and beat NBC’s “Dateline” by double digits in Total Viewers (+33% – 2.8 million vs. 2.1 million), Adults 18-49 (+33% – 0.4/3 vs. 0.3/3) and Adults 25-54 (+40% – 0.7/4 vs. 0.5/3). 


Season to date, “20/20” is leading NBC’s “Dateline” in Total Viewers (+3% – 3.1 million vs. 3.0 million), Adults 18-49 (+25% – 0.5/4 vs. 0.4/3) and Adults 25-54 (+17% – 0.7/4 vs. 0.6/3).  


“20/20” featured the first TV interview with Vanessa Guillen’s fiancé, one year after her murder. 


ABC News’ “20/20” is an award-winning primetime program anchored by David Muir and Amy Robach. A proven leader as a long-form newsmagazine for over 40 years, “20/20” features unforgettable, character-driven true-crime mysteries, exclusive newsmaker interviews, hard-hitting investigative reports and in-depth coverage of high profile stories. The two-hour “20/20” events air Fridays from 9:01–11:00 p.m. EDT on ABC and are available to stream on ABC News digital platforms and Hulu. David Sloan is senior executive producer, and Janice Johnston is executive producer.


Source: The Nielsen Company, National Live + Same Day Ratings for 6/11/21, or as dated.  “20/20” premiered on 10/16/20.  2020 -2021 Season (9/21/20 – 6/13/21) and 2019 -2020 Broadcast Season (9/23/19 – 6/14/20).  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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Elizabeth Russo
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