Marks Seventh Straight Consecutive Quarter Win
Follows ‘Dateline’ Topping ABC’s ‘2020’ For Fifth Consecutive Yearly Win
December 28, 2020 – is the #1 Friday newsmagazine during the 4th quarter, dominating ABC’s across the board in all key measurements, including the key news demo A25-54, the key primetime demo A18-49 and total viewers. This marks the seventh consecutive quarter win across the board.
averages 4.065 million total viewers, eclipsing ABC by +8% (+296,000). Among A25-54, averages 1.122 million viewers, topping by +6% (+63,000). Additionally, Dateline averages 814,000 A18-49 viewers, leading 7% (+54,000). by +
Dateline also closed out 2020 as the #1 Friday newsmagazine, topping 20/20 across the board for the fifth consecutive win and increasing its advantage over 20/20 in total viewers and A18-49 versus the prior year.
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Source: Nielsen National, Most Current, 4Q’20: 9/21/2020-12/27/2020. Average audience based on all episodes, including repeats.
According to Nielsen, “Dateline” also wins across the board with regular titles and excluding repeats and specials, for the same time period.
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is the longest-running series in NBC primetime history and is in its 29th season. is anchored by Lester Holt and features correspondents Andrea Canning, Josh Mankiewicz, Natalie Morales, Keith Morrison and Dennis Murphy. Airing Fridays at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT and Thursdays at 10 p.m. ET/9 p.m. CT, is the #1 Friday newsmagazine and reaches more than 17 million people every week through its broadcast, and millions more through its social media platforms and podcasts. Additionally, closed out 2019-2020 broadcast season as the #1 Friday newsmagazine across the board. David Corvo is the senior executive producer, and Liz Cole is the executive producer.