Press Release

May 24, 2022

For the First Time in Three Years’ 20/20′ Is Friday’s No. 1 Newsmagazine Across the Board – for the 2021–2022 Broadcast Season

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

For 2021-2022 Broadcast Season

 

For the First Time in Three Years’ 20/20′ Is Friday’s No. 1 Newsmagazine Across the Board – for the 2021–2022 Broadcast Season

 

‘20/20’ Improves on Previous Season in Total Viewers, Seeing Largest Overall Audience in 3 Years

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ABC News*

2021-2022 Broadcast Season

 

For the 2021-22 broadcast season, “20/20”stood as Fridays No. 1 newsmagazine and beat NBCs Dateline in Total Viewers(+2% – 4.210 million vs. 4.119 million), Adults 18-49 (+13% – 859,000 vs. 758,000) and Adults 25-54(+10% – 1.176 million vs. 1.067 million), based on Most Current Data.  In fact, “20/20” outdelivered “Dateline” in all three measures during the broadcast season for the first time in 3 years — since the 2018-19 season.  

  

“20/20”improved on the previous season in Total Viewers(+5% – 4.210 million vs. 4.010 million), seeing its largest overall audience in 3 years – since the 2018-19 season.

 

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, Live+7/Most Current Program Ratings.  “20/20” premiered on 10/8/21.  2021 -2022 Broadcast Season (9/20/21 – 5/25/22) and 2020 -2021 Broadcast Season (9/21/20 – 5/2621).  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
Elizabeth Russo
(917) 373-6418
elizabeth.russo@abc.com

 

Pons Rongavilla
ponciano.rongavilla@abc.com

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