Friday night, 01/29/10, it was – Secrets, scandal and politics proves a winner for “20/20” (10:00-11:00 p.m.)
Growing over the previous week’s telecast for the 2nd week in a row, ABC’s “20/20” beat out its newsmagazine competition on the night, NBC’s “Dateline” by 9% in Total Viewers (8.1 million vs. 7.4 million), 21% in Adults 18-49 (1.7/5 vs. 1.4/4) and by 21% in Adult 25-54 (2.4/7 vs. 2.1/6).
“20/20” attracted its largest audience on the night in nearly 3 months (since 11/06/0), the newsmagazine’s second largest Total Viewer count this season. ABC News’ “20/20,” featured ABC News correspondent Bob Woodruff’s exclusive interview with Andrew Young, a former longtime aide and trusted friend of Senator John Edwards and his upcoming memoir, The Politician, An Insider Account of Edwards’ Pursuit of the Presidency and the Scandal that Brought Him Down.
In his interview with Woodruff, Young chronicled his time with Senator John Edwards, including his efforts to hide the secret that would eventually shock the American public.
(source: information ABC)