20/20 Posts Highest 18-49 Rating Since January 2010
20/20 Draws Biggest Audience Since February 2010
20/20 More than Doubles NBC’s Dateline in the Demo and Leads by 3.7 Million Viewers Overall
At 10pm, ABC’s 20/20 jumped over its lead-in to rank #1 in its time period with Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54, standing as Friday’s highest-rated TV show in the key young adult sales demo. 20/20 featured Chris Cuomo’s exclusive interview with Bernie Madoff’s daughter-in-law, Stephanie Madoff Mack, about the largest financial scandal in American history, Madoff family secrets and husband Mark Madoff’s suicide. The interview was the first time a Madoff family member has broken their silence. The hour also featured Barbara Walters’ exclusive sit-down interview with Mariah Carey and husband Nick Cannon discussing intimate details of their struggle to conceive, Mariah’s high-risk pregnancy, parenthood and the unique dynamic of their marriage. It was also the first time the world saw the faces of their babies.
ABC ranked #1 on Friday in Adults 18-49, hitting a 10-month high on the night in the key young adult sales demo – best since 12/31/10. The Net also finished #1 on the evening with key Women demos (W18-49/W18-49).