TVSpy LostRemote AgencySpy PRNewser FishbowlNY FishbowlDC SocialTimes AllFacebook GalleyCat UnBeige MediaJobsDaily

News Magazines Have a Big Weekend

2020DL60

It was a big weekend for network news magazines.

Friday night, “Dateline NBC” drew 7.5 million viewers at 8pmET winning the time period among ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox in the A18-49 and A25-54 demos. Later Friday, at 10pmET, ABC’s “20/20″ won its hour among the other networks with 7.6 million total viewers and 2.6 million in the A25-54 demo, winning the hour in the demos.

The debut of Dateline’s “Saturday Night Mysteries” drew 5.2 million viewers and 1.6 million in the A25-54 demo from 8pm-10pmET, topping the other broadcast networks. Excluding sports, this was NBC’s best Saturday night time slot in three years. At 10pm, CBS Saturday stalwart “48 Hours” drew 5.1 million viewers.

And last night, the granddaddy of news magazines, CBS’ “60 Minutes” drew 10.6 million total viewers, up +15% from the week before.

All ratings information is preliminary Nielsen data. Final numbers come out tomorrow.

Mediabistro Course

Mediabistro Job Fair

Mediabistro Job FairLand your next big gig! Join us on January 27 at the Altman Building in New York City for an incredible opportunity to meet with hiring managers from the top New York media companies, network with other professionals and industry leaders, and land your next job. Register now!