ABC News’ ‘20/20’ Is Friday’s No. 1 Newsmagazine for 14th Week in a Row in All Key Demos: Total Viewers, Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54

ABC News’ ‘20/20’ Is Friday’s No. 1 Newsmagazine for 14th Week in a Row in All Key Demos: Total Viewers, Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54

** Ratings Report for ABC News’ “20/20”
For April 5, 2019

‘20/20’ Is Friday’s No. 1 Newsmagazine For 14th Week In A Row In All Key Demos: Total Viewers (+22%), Adults 18-49 (+40%) And Adults 25-54 (+38%)

‘20/20’ Maintains Longest Winning Streak Over ‘Dateline’ in 10 Years and Attracts Larger Audience Than NBC for 13th Consecutive Matchup

Season to Date, ‘20/20’ Leads NBC in Total Viewers for First Time in 3 Years and Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54 for First Time in 5 Years

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

Airing from 9:00-11:00 p.m. on Friday night, ABC’s “20/20” scored its 14th week in a row as Friday’s No. 1 newsmagazine(leading on each telecast in its new 2-hour format), beating NBC’s “Dateline” (10:00-11:00 p.m.) in Total Viewers (+22% – 3.9 million vs. 3.2 million), Adults 18-49 (+40% – 0.7/3 vs. 0.5/3) and Adults 25-54 (+38% – 1.1/4 vs. 0.8/3). In fact, “20/20” attracted a larger audience than “Dateline” for their 13th straight matchup on the night, maintaining its longest winning streak over the NBC newsmagazine in 10 years – since a streak in January–April 2009 (1/2-4/10/09). 

Season to date, “20/20” is up from the same point last year with Total Viewers (+25% – 5.0 million vs. 4.0 million), Adults 18-49 (+13% – 0.9/4 vs. 0.8/3) and Adults 25-54 (+18% – 1.3/5 vs. 1.1/4), standing as Friday’s No. 1 newsmagazine in all three measures. 
In addition, “20/20” leads “Dateline-Fri” in all key target demos: Total Viewers (+9% – 5.0 million vs.  4.6 million), Adults 18-49 (+13% – 0.9/4 vs. 0.8/4) and Adults 25-54 (+8% – 1.3/5 vs. 1.2/5), leading the NBC newsmagazine in Total Viewers for the first time at this point of the season in 3 years and in Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54 in 5 years – since the 2015-2016 and the 2013-2014 seasons, respectively.
The special on the complex mystery behind the attack of Inna Budnytska is part of “20/20” two-hour documentary programming. The original eight-week two-hour programming lineup has been extended to 15 weeks and will run through April 12. Since the two-hour documentaries premiered on Jan. 4, “20/20” has been Friday’s No. 1 newsmagazine each week in all key demos: Total Viewers, Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54.
Source: The Nielsen Company, National Live + Same Day Program Ratings for 3/29/19. Season to date: Most Current: 2018-2019 Season (9/24/18 – 4/7/19) and 2017-2018 Season (9/25/17 – 4/8/18). Live+7/Most Current – 1Q19: 12/31/18 – 3/31/19, 1Q18: 1/1/18 – 4/1/18, 4Q18: 9/24 – 12/30/18. Averages based on regular telecasts. 

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