‘Nightline Prime’ Opens with a 2-1/2 Month Time Slot High and ’20/20′ is Saturday’s #1 Show

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via press release:

ABC Saturday Prime (8-11pm – 4.2 million and 0.8/3 in AD18-49):  With an encore of the Resurrection debut episode, the premiere of Nightline Prime and 20/20 Saturday, ABC ranked #1 on Saturday in Adults 18-49 (tie).


·         ABC’s 20/20 Saturday hit season highs and stood as the night’s #1 TV Show in Total Viewers (5.5 million), Adults 18-49 (1.1/4) and Adults 25-54 (1.6/5).


Please Note: ABC’s Saturday lineup was pre-empted for local programming in 2.66% of the U.S.


Resurrection-R (8-9pm – 3.9 million and 0.7/3 in AD18-49): During the 8pm hour, a rebroadcast of the Resurrection debut episode added another 3.9 million viewers to its audience.  In fact data through just the first 3 days of TV playback released by Nielsen on Friday showed an average of 17.0 million viewers had already watched the episode.


Nightline Prime (9-10pm – 3.1 million and 0.7/3 in AD18-49): From 9-10pm, the premiere of Nightline Prime drew ABC’s biggest audience in the time period in 2-1/2 months – since 12/28/13.


20/20 Saturday (10-11pm – 5.5 million and 1.1/4 in AD18-49): Dominating the 10 o’clock hour, 20/20 Saturday turned in its best numbers this season and generated ABC’s strongest non-sports performance in the time period in nearly 1 year in Total Viewers and key Adults (AD18-49/AD25-54) – since 3/30/11. In the hour, 20/20 Saturday more than doubled the delivery of CBS 48 Hours in Total Viewers (+129% – 5.5 million vs. 2.4 million), Adults 18-49 (+175% – 1.1/4 vs. 0.4/2) and Adults 25-54 (+167% – 1.6/5 vs. 0.6/2).

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