After another sizable ratings drop that would have seen many programs cancelled, the 20/20 TV show has returned without Elizabeth Vargas, for its 41st season on ABC. With a new face at the anchor desk, could a bigger audience return to this TV series? Will 20/20 be cancelled or renewed for season 42? Stay tuned. **Status update below.
Journalist David Muir returns to 20/20 with new anchor Amy Robach joining him at the ABC News desk. Created by Roone Arledge and first premiering in June of 1978, the primetime news magazine combines investigative news reports with human interest stories and other features.
The ratings are typically the best indication of a show’s likelihood of staying on the air. The higher the ratings (particularly in the 18-49 demo), the better the chances for survival. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available — typically around 11:30am EST/8:30am PST. Refresh to see the latest.
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Last year comparison: The 40th season of 20/20 averaged a 0.55 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 2.913 million total 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 still like the 20/20 TV series? Should it have been cancelled or renewed for a 42nd season on ABC?
**5/14/2019 Status Update: 20/20 has been renewed for season 42. Details here.