ABC’s “20/20” ranked No. 1 during Friday’s 10 o’clock hour in Total Viewers (6.4 million) and across all key Adult demos: AD18-34 (1.0/4), AD18-49 (1.5/5) and AD25-54 (2.0/6). “20/20” beat out its NBC newsmagazine competition in the time period, topping “Dateline” by 1.4 million viewers and by 11% in the key Adult 25-54 news demographic (“Dateline” = 5.0 million and 2.0/6).
The ABC newsmagazine has finished as the No. 1 regular program during Friday’s 10 o’clock hour on 10 of its last 11 telecasts among Adults 18-49.
ABC News’ “20/20” aired a live broadcast from New York, following the “Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief” telethon, bringing viewers a wrap-up of the telethon and Hollywood’s rescue effort to help the people of Haiti.
The newsmagazine also featured Barbara Walters’ interview with breakout star Lady Gaga, an eye-opening report by Brian Ross on sexual harassment involving teenagers in the workplace and a report from Deborah Roberts on the recent US Department of Justice’s $24 million dollar settlement with FORBA Holdings LLC, a dental management company that provided services to 69 clinics around the country.
“20/20” grew week to week by 1.0 million viewers, by 7% in Adults 18-49 and by 11% in Adults 25-54. Leading its CBS and NBC competition in the hour by wide margins, “20/20” posted its second-highest number this season with Teens 12-17.
Based on Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings:
(source: data provided by ABC)