ABC News’ ‘20/20’ Outdelivers ‘Dateline’ in Adults 25-54 and Improves Week to Week in Key Adult Demo

ABC News’ ‘20/20’ Outdelivers ‘Dateline’ in Adults 25-54 and Improves Week to Week in Key Adult Demo

** Ratings Report for ABC News’ “20/20”
For Nov. 8, 2019

‘20/20’ OUTDELIVERS ‘DATELINE’ IN ADULTS 25-54 AND IMPROVES
WEEK TO WEEK IN KEY ADULT DEMO

‘20/20’ Grows From Year-Ago Telecast by Double Digits Across the Board:
Total Viewers (+11%), Adults 18-49 (+25%) and Adults 25-54 (+29%)

Season to Date, ‘20/20’ Is Friday’s Only Newsmagazine Up in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49, Drawing Its Largest Overall Audience in 3 Years

ABC’s “20/20” outperformed NBC’s “Dateline” in Adults 25-54 (+13% – 0.9/4 vs. 0.8/3) on Friday, Nov. 8. In addition, “20/20” improved on the previous week (11/1/19) in the key Adult news demo (+13% – 0.9/4 vs. 0.8/3).

For the 3rd telecast in a row, “20/20” grew from its year-ago telecast (11/9/18) by double digits across the board: Total Viewers (+11% – 3.0 million vs. 2.7 million), Adults 18-49 (+25% – 0.5/3 vs. 0.4/2) and Adults 25-54 (+29% – 0.9/4 vs. 0.7/3). 

Season to date, “20/20” is Friday’s only newsmagazine up from the same point last year with Total Viewers (+5% – 3.9 million vs. 3.7 million) and Adults 18-49 (+17% – 0.7/4 vs. 0.6/3), drawing its largest overall audience  in 3 years – since the 2016-2017 season. 

“20/20” documented the “Long Island Lolita” story through the eyes of Mary Jo and Joey Buttafuoco and their daughter, Jessie.

Source: The Nielsen Company, National Live + Same Day Program Ratings for 11/8/19, or as dated. Most Current: 2019-2020 Season (9/23 – 11/10/19) and 2018-2019 Season (9/24 – 11/11/18). Averages based on regular telecasts.

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