What’s the news? Has the 20/20 TV show been cancelled or renewed for a 41st season on ABC? The television vulture is watching all the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of 20/20 season 41. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you?
What’s This TV Show About?
Airing on the ABC television network, 20/20 is a primetime news magazine, which combines investigative news reports with human interest stories and other features. Journalists Elizabeth Vargas and David Muir currently anchor 20/20 for ABC News. Roone Arledge created 20/20, which first premiered in June of 1978. Correspondents include Juju Chang, John Quiñones, Deborah Roberts, Brian Ross, Diane Sawyer, and Jay Schadler.
Season 40 Ratings
The 40th season of 20/20 averaged a 0.55 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 2.91 million viewers. Compared to season 39, that’s down by 33% and down by 30%, respectively. Find out how 20/20 stacks up against other ABC TV shows.
When a show gets to its 40th season, its very existence provides the network with a certain cachet. Also, because news magazine shows are less expensive to produce than scripted programming, the Alphabet Network’s expectations are different. Since the 20/20 ratings dropped quite a bit between seasons 38 and 39, a cancellation isn’t out of the question, but it is still unlikely. ABC is far more likely to tinker with it (think: change up the anchors, shake up the content and format) than to cancel 20/20 outright. I expect 20/20 will be renewed for season 41. For now, I’ll keep an eye on the Nielsens and update this page from time to time. Subscribe for free updates on any 20/20 cancellation and renewal news.
*5/15/18 update: ABC has renewed 20/20 for the 2018-19 season. Details here.
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