The venerable ABC newsmagazine has returned for yet another season. A staple of the Friday night schedule, will this newsmagazine ever be cancelled or is it virtually guaranteed to see a 40th season? 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 — typically around 11:30am EST/8:30am PST. Refresh to see the latest.
12/29 update: You can see the latest night’s ratings in context.
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Last year comparison: The 38th season of 20/20 averaged a 1.10 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 5.04 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 like the 20/20 TV series? Do you think it’s still worth watching?