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DATELINE NBC WINS JULY SWEEP PERIOD, TOPS ABC’S 20/20 ACROSS THE BOARD BY DOUBLE DIGITS

Wins 13 out of the Last 14 Sweep Periods Across the Board

PLUS: “Dateline” on Mondays Is #1 in 10pm Hour Across All of Television For July Sweep

August 3, 2020 – Dateline NBC is the #1 Friday newsmagazine during the July sweep period, topping ABC’s 20/20 by double-digits across the board in all key measurements, including total viewers, the key news demo A25-54 and the key primetime demo A18-49. This marks the sixth straight sweep and Dateline’s 13th across-the-board win out of the last 14 sweep periods.

For the July sweep period, Dateline averages 3.127 million viewers, topping 20/20 by +10% (+287,000). Among the A25-54 demo, Dateline averages 873,000 viewers, outperforming 20/20 by +17% (+125,000). The broadcast also notches 613,000 viewers in the all-important A18-49 demo, leading 20/20 by +19% (+97,000).

Additionally, Dateline on Mondays was the #1 program for all of television in total viewers for the 10pm – 11 pm hour during the July 2020 sweep period and topped CBS and ABC across the board for the same time period.

Among total viewers, the Monday broadcast averages 3.364 million, leading CBS’s Bull by +3% (+100,000) and more than doubling ABC’s Bachelor: Greatest Seasons by +105% (+1.727 million). In A18-49 viewers, Dateline averages 665,000 viewers, beating CBS by +59% (+248,000) and ABC by +102% (+336,000). The broadcast also averages 942,000 A25-54 viewers, +49% (+310,000) higher than CBS and ABC by +118,000% (+509,000).

DATELINE FRIDAY

Show NameP2+
Imps
P18-49
Imps
P25-54
Imps
DATELINE CLASSIC-FRI3,127613873
20/20-FRI2,840516748

Source: Nielsen National, Most Current, July 2020 Sweep (7/2/2020-7/29/2020). Average audience based on all rated telecasts, including repeats.

DATELINE MONDAY

NetShow NameP2+
Imps
P18-49
Imps
P25-54
Imps
NBCDATELINE-MON3,364665942
CBSBULL-ENCORE3,264417632
ABCBACHELOR: GREATEST SEASONS1,637329433

Source: Nielsen National, Most Current, July 2020 Sweep (7/2/2020-7/29/2020). Average audience based on all rated telecasts, including repeats.

For more information, contact:

Dominique Cuce
NBC News
212-664-6192
dominique.cuce@nbcuni.com

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Dateline NBC is the longest-running series in NBC primetime history and is in its 28th season. Dateline is anchored by Lester Holt and features correspondents Andrea Canning, Josh Mankiewicz, Keith Morrison and Dennis Murphy. Airing Fridays at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT and Mondays at 10 p.m. ET/9 p.m. CT, Dateline 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, Dateline closed out 2019 as the #1 Friday newsmagazine across the board. David Corvo is the senior executive producer, and Liz Cole is the executive producer.