Friday Newsmagazines See Big Growth

By Chris Ariens 

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Screen Shot 2014-03-23 at 11.21.38 AM“20/20” was Friday night’s No. 1 show, drawing 8.3 million viewers, tying a season high. The show was up +20% vs. last year in viewers and up +5% in the A25-54 demo. “20/20” also came in first in the news demo for the 10pm hour. Two hours earlier, on NBC, “Dateline” brought in 7.6 million viewers, its best performance since Jan. 3 and winning its 8pm time period in the A25-54 and A18-49 demos. “Dateline” Friday was up +24% in viewers week-to-week.

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