Two-Hour ‘20/20’ is Friday’s No. 1 Program Among Broadcast Networks in Total Viewers and Adults 25-54

Two-Hour ‘20/20’ is Friday’s No. 1 Program Among Broadcast Networks in Total Viewers and Adults 25-54

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

For Sept. 11, 2020

TWO-HOUR ‘20/20’ IS FRIDAY’S NO. 1 PROGRAM AMONG BROADCAST NETWORKS IN TOTAL VIEWERS AND ADULTS 25-54

‘20/20’ Wins Across the Board as Friday’s Top Newsmagazine, Leading ‘Dateline’ in Total Viewers, Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54

Week to Week and Year to Year, ‘20/20’ Grows by Double Digits in All Key Demos and Draws Highest Numbers Across the Board in Three Months

“20/20” ranked No. 1 in its 9:00-11:00 p.m. time period and stood as Friday’s No. 1 program among the broadcast Networks in Total Viewers (3.7 million) and Adults 25-54 (0.8/4-tied with Fox’s “WWE Friday Night Smackdown”).

“20/20” beat NBC’s “Dateline” by double digits in Total Viewers (+68% – 3.7 million vs. 2.2 million), Adults 18-49 (+50% – 0.6/4 vs. 0.4/3) and Adults 25-54 (+33% – 0.8/4 vs. 0.6/3).

For the 2nd week in a row, “20/20” turned in double-digit increases from the previous week (vs. 9/4/20) across the board: Total Viewers (+28% – 3.7 million vs. 2.9 million), Adults 18-49 (+50% – 0.6/4 vs. 0.4/3) and Adults 25-54 (+33% – 0.8/4 vs. 0.6/4). In fact, “20/20” drew its largest overall audience and best Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54 (tie) numbers in 3 months – since 6/5/20.

“20/20” also improved by double digits year to year (vs. 9/13/19) in all key target demos: Total Viewers (+42% – 3.7 million vs. 2.6 million), Adults 18-49 (+50% – 0.6/4 vs. 0.4/2) and Adults 25-54 (+14% – 0.8/4 vs. 0.7/3).

“20/20” profiled Vanessa Guillen’s family as they advocate for justice and featured an in-depth interview with the Secretary of the Army. “20/20” featured previously unreported information on the investigation and how Vanessa’s killer left Fort Hood the day he died by suicide.

“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 9/11/20, or as dated. 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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