Big Monday Night For ABC’s 20/20

By Chris Ariens 

Monday night’s “20/20: The Final Hours of Natalee Holloway” brought in 12.7 million Total Viewers for the network. The 90 minute special co-anchored by Chris Cuomo in Amsterdam and Elizabeth Vargas in Aruba had a 4.3 rating among A18-49. The show came in second for the night trailing NBC’s Deal or No Deal with 13.1 Total Viewers (4.4 rating — A18-49).

>More: This makes Monday’s show the highest rated 20/20 in more than a year (Sept. 27, 2006).

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February 6, 2008
Ratings Report for ABC News Special: 20/20

20/20: THE FINAL HOURS OF NATALEE HOLLOWAY SPECIAL IS HIGHEST RATED 20/20 IN OVER A YEAR

Nearly 12.7 Million Total Viewers Tune In

Monday night’s 20/20: The Final Hours of Natalee Holloway garnered 12.7 million Total Viewers and a 4.3 rating in the key 18-49 Adult demographic. Among Adults 18-49 and total viewers, this was the highest rated 20/20 since September 27, 2006.

Co-anchored by Chris Cuomo in Amsterdam and Elizabeth Vargas in Aruba, the special took second place to NBC’s Deal or No Deal with only 500,000 viewers separating the two. The 90 minute program outperformed the CBS’ debut of The New Adventures of Old Christine by over 3 million viewers and an episode CSI: Miami by nearly 4 million viewers. The special featured stunning new footage of Joran Van Der Sloot telling about the final hours of Natalee Holloway News

In February 2006, ABC News’ Primetime drew an audience of 12.4 million viewers and a 4.4/11 in Adults 18-49 when the program featured Chris Cuomo’s exclusive interview with Joran Van Der Sloot. That evening, Primetime drew its largest audience since April 2003 and garnered its top ratings across the adult demographics since November 2003.

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