Aftermath Ratings: Dynamite For ‘Dateline’

By Brian 

Last week’s Dateline Wednesday, anchored by Brian Williams, was the #1 primetime program of the week in total viewers and the 25-54 demo — beating other newsmagazines and every other show on the broadcast nets. It delivered 12.2 million viewers.

Its Friday broadcast was also the “highest-rated Friday telecast on any network in 15 weeks in both adults 18-49 and in total viewers,” according to NBC. It was the #5 program of the week in total viewers, and #6 among 25-54 demo viewers. The show had 10.7 million total viewers.

The Thursday show only had 5.9 million viewers though…

> Update: 2:58am: Other newsmag numbers, from the Post: “Also last Wednesday night, a 48 Hours special at 8 and an ABC News special at 10 won their time slots with 8.3 million and 9.3 million viewers, respectively.”