Up against stiff competition from NBC’s preseason NFL coverage (Dallas-San Diego) from 9:00-11:00 p.m., ABC’s debut of 20/20: The Sixth Sense surged over its lead-in (+25% in Total Viewers/+27% in Adults 18-49) to stand as the most-watched non-sports program in its 2-hour time period.
The ABC newsmagazine also ranked No. 1 against its non-sports competition with Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49. 20/20: The Sixth Sense features stories of extraordinary instinct that uncovers the truth.
In Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49, 20/20: The Sixth Sense generated summer-highs for ABC in the time period with regular programming. In fact, the new show garnered the Net’s biggest summertime audience in the time slot with a series in 5 years, and in 3 years among Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49 – since 8/27/06, 7/6/08 and 8/24/08, respectively.
ABC’s 20/20: The Sixth Sense qualified as the Net’s most-watched summertime Sunday series debut in more than 7 years – since 7/18/04.