Opposite the deciding Game 7 of the 2011 World Series from 8-9pm on Friday, ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition outdrew NBC’s season premiere of Chuck by 21% in Total Viewers. The ABC unscripted series also beat out the NBC scripted opener by 14% in Adults 18-34.
Building on its lead-in by nearly 1 million viewers at 10pm and gaining audience throughout its broadcast against the World Series, ABC’s 20/20 defeated NBC’s time-period premiere of Dateline in the hour by 11% in Total Viewers. 20/20 featured Barbara Walters’ report “Billionaire Secrets: What They Know That Can Change Your Life.”
Despite facing stiff competition from the Fall Classic, ABC’s 20/20 attracted its 2nd-largest audience this season.