For the First Time in 5 Years, ‘20/20’ Is Friday’s No. 1 Newsmagazine During November 2020 Sweep in Adults 18–49 and Adults 25–54

For the First Time in 5 Years, ‘20/20’ Is Friday’s No. 1 Newsmagazine During November 2020 Sweep in Adults 18–49 and Adults 25–54

Nov. 23, 2020

 

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

For November 2020 Sweep and Nov. 20, 2020

 

FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 5 YEARS, ‘20/20’ IS FRIDAY’S NO. 1 NEWSMAGAZINE DURING NOVEMBER 2020 SWEEP IN ADULTS 18-49 AND ADULTS 25-54

 

‘20/20’ Delivers Most-Watched November Sweep in 4 Years

 

‘20/20’ Posts Gains Over Previous Sweep in All Key Demos: Total Viewers, Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54

 

For 4th Consecutive Week, ‘20/20’ Is Friday’s Top Newsmagazine in Adults 18-49

 

For 2nd Week in a Row, ‘20/20’ Posts Year-to-Year Gains in Adults 18-49, and Season to Date, ‘20/20’ Is Up in Total Viewers

 

 

November 2020 Sweep

 

“20/20” stood as Friday’s No. 1 newsmagazine during the November 2020 sweep, leading NBC’s “Dateline” by double digits in Adults 18-49 (+25% – 0.5/4 vs. 0.4/3) and Adults 25-54 (+14% – 0.8/4 vs. 0.7/4). In fact, “20/20” beat “Dateline” in both key Adult demos during a November sweep for first time in 5 years – since November 2015.

 

“20/20” improved on the year-ago sweep (November 2019) in Total Viewers (+10% – 3.3 million vs. 3.0 million), seeing its most-watched November sweep in 4 years – since November 2016.

 

“20/20” posted gains over the previous sweep (July 2020) in Total Viewers (+22% – 3.3 million vs. 2.7 million), Adults 18-49 (+25% – 0.5/4 vs. 0.4/3) and Adults 25-54 (+33% – 0.8/4 vs. 0.6/3).

 

Nov. 20, 2020:  

For the 4th consecutive week, “20/20” finished as Friday’s No. 1 newsmagazine, leading NBC’s “Dateline” in Adults 18-49 (+20% – 0.6/4 vs. 0.5/3).

 

For the 2nd week in a row, “20/20” posted year-to-year gains (vs. 11/22/19) in Adults 18-49 (+20% – 0.6/4 vs. 0.5/3).

 

Season to date, “20/20” is up in Total Viewers (+10% – 3.3 million vs. 3.0 million) compared to same point last season.

 

The two-hour “20/20” by ABC News and The Courier Journal in Louisville investigated the killing of Breonna Taylor.

 

“20/20” is anchored by David Muir and Amy Robach. David Sloan is senior executive producer.

 

Source: The Nielsen Company, National Live + Same Day Ratings for 11/20/20, or as dated.  “20/20” premiered on 10/16/20.  2020 -2021 Season (9/21 – 11/22/19) and 2019 -2020 Season (9/23 – 11/24/19).  Sweeps based on Live + Same Day:  November 2020 Sweep (10/29 – 11/21/25), November 2019 Sweep (10/31 – 11/27/19) and July 2020 Sweep (7/2 – 7/29/20).   Sweep periods (November, February, May and July).  NOTE: Due to the digital transition, the 2009 February sweep was 3/5 – 4/1/09. 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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