Diane Sawyer’s 20/20 Special Draws 7.2 Million Viewers

By Chris Ariens 

A 20/20 special last night, reported by Diane Sawyer drew 7.2 million viewers making it the No. 1 newsmagazine of the night, and No. 3 program overall. In the A18-49 demo, the show drew a 1.7 rating tying Shark Tank as the No. 1 show.

The hour featured Sawyer’s interview with Sue Klebold the mother of Dylan Klebold, one of two Columbine, CO High School students who laid siege to their school in April, 1999, killing 12 classmates and a teacher. It was her first television interview about the tragedy.

This was 20/20’s best performance in three months.