Last season, while most other shows saw big declines in the ratings, the 20/20 TV show’s numbers actually went up. Will the news program’s numbers continue to rise in season 42? Will 20/20 be cancelled or renewed for season 43? Stay tuned. *Status update below.
Anchors David Muir and Amy Robach return to the ABC News to host the 20/20 TV series. Created by Roone Arledge back in June 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.
8/29 update: You can see the latest night’s ratings in context.
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Last year comparison: The 41st season of 20/20 averaged a 0.59 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 3.51 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 43rd season on ABC?
*5/21/20 update: 20/20 has been renewed for a 43rd season on ABC.