Though Dateline wasn’t a ratings success on Sunday nights last season, NBC is trying again. Will the ratings improve or will they go low enough that the network will keep the show on just Fridays? We shall see.
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1.1 in the demo (-15% change) with 6.11 million (+9% change).
Season averages: 1.23 in the demo with 5.81 million.
1.3 in the demo (0% change) with 5.62 million (-8% change).
Season averages: 1.26 in the demo with 5.75 million.
1.3 in the demo (+30% change) with 6.10 million (+13% change).
Season averages: 1.25 in the demo with 5.78 million.
1.0 in the demo (-17% change) with 5.40 million (-5% change).
Season averages: 1.23 in the demo with 5.68 million.
1.2 in the demo (-20% change) with 5.71 million (-4% change).
Season averages: 1.35 in the demo with 5.81 million.
1.5 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 5.92 million total viewers.
Season averages: 1.50 in the demo with 5.92 million.
Reference point: During the 2011-12 season, the Sunday night editions of Dateline averaged a 1.0 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 4.87 million viewers.
Note: These ratings are collected by the Nielsen company and are the final national numbers. These are different from the fast affiliate numbers which are just estimates of the actual ratings and are reported by most other outlets. The final nationals are typically released within 24 hours of the programming or, in the case of weekends and holidays, a couple days later.
What do you think? Do you like the Dateline TV series? Do you think it should be continue or should NBC consider another kind of news-magazine?