It’s the 25th season of the Dateline TV show on NBC. It’s been a staple for so many years that it’s hard to imagine that it will ever be cancelled. How soon will it be renewed for season 26? Will Lester Holt continue as the anchor? Stay tuned.
The ratings are typically the best indication of a show’s likelihood of staying on the air. The higher the ratings (particularly the 18-49 demo), the better the chances for survival. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available — usually the next day, around 11:30am EST/8:30am PST. Refresh to see the latest.
4/22 update: You can see the rest of the latest night’s ratings.
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For comparisons: The 24th season of Dateline NBC averaged a 0.99 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 4.68 million viewers (live + same day ratings).
Note: These are the Live + Same Day Ratings which include “live” viewing plus delayed DVR viewing, up until 3am local time that same night. Ratings marked with an “*” are the fast affiliate ratings and will be updated with the Live+SD numbers when they are made available. Typically, networks get paid for C+3 ratings which includes DVR viewing within three days of the original airing when commercials are watched. Those numbers are rarely released to the press.
What do you think? Do you like the Dateline NBC TV series? Should it be cancelled or renewed for a 26th season?