TVSpy LostRemote AgencySpy PRNewser FishbowlNY FishbowlDC SocialTimes AllFacebook 10,000 Words GalleyCat UnBeige MediaJobsDaily

Dateline Has Biggest Audience in 17 Months

Dateline’s two-hour special Friday night featuring the mistaken identity story of the Van Ryn and Cerak families helped give the newsmagazine its best numbers in almost 17 months (Oct. 20, 2006). 10.5M Total Viewers (Nielsen fast affiliate/live +SD) watched the show. Additionally, the Matt Lauer special averaged a 3.2 rating/10 share in A18-49; the best since December 1, 2006.

The second hour of the special is poised to win the time period in Total Viewers and the key demos, beating CBS’s coverage of the NCAA tournament and ABC’s 20/20. Final numbers will be released this afternoon.

Mediabistro Course

Online Production for Writers and Editors

Online Production for Writers and EditorsStarting July 17, learn how to create multi-dimensional content for your digital mediums! Taught by a multiplatform journalist, Darragh Worland will teach you how to create content that is multi-dimensional and editorially relevant, use the web to its full potential, create stories that have social media campaigns built in and increase your value as as an employee. Register now!