Launching in 1992, Dateline is one of the longest-running programs on network television and is currently anchored by Lester Holt. Correspondents include Andrea Canning, Hoda Kotb, Josh Mankiewicz, Keith Morrison, Dennis Murphy, and Jeff Rossen. Contributing anchors include Willie Geist, Natalie Morales, Meredith Vieira, Kate Snow, and Craig Melvin. The series covers stories ranging from mysteries to documentaries and in-depth investigations.
The program was one of the first network programs to air on multiple nights in one week. The 2018-19 season has been no different. It’s an anchor of the Friday and Saturday night line-up (the latter airing as Dateline Weekend Mystery). Installments of Dateline have also aired on Sunday nights this season and, starting later this month, episodes will begin running on Mondays at 10 PM.
The Friday editions of the 27th season of Dateline NBC are averaging a 0.56 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 3.31 million viewers. Compared to the Friday episodes of season 26, that’s down by 27% and 25%, respectively.
What do you think? Do you watch the Dateline series on NBC? Will you be watching season 28 next fall?