Shooting up from its lead-in at 9pm and gaining audience from its first to second hour against all-original competition on NBC (Go On/The New Normal/Parenthood) and Fox (So You Think You Can Dance season finale), A Special Edition of 20/20 – Best in TV: The Greatest TV Shows of Our Time with Barbara Walters produced a summer-high in the 2-hour time period with ABC’s best non-sports results in the slot in 4 months with Total Viewers, Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54 – since 5/22/12. I Love Lucy won best TV show of all time.
· During its second hour from 10-11pm, ABC’s 20/20 ranked #1 with Adults 25-54, beating NBC’s Parenthood by 9%. In addition, the ABC newsmagazine beat out the NBC first-run drama by 2.7 million viewers and held a 17% advantage with Teens 12-17 (0.7/3 vs. 0.6/3).
· Among key Adults (AD18-49/AD25-54), 20/20 scored the Net’s highest non-sports ratings in the time period, outside of the official broadcast TV season, in 2 years – since 9/14/10.