Bruce Jenner Special Draws Nearly 17 Million Viewers

Holy cow. Look at those ratings numbers for the Bruce Jenner interview! A 5.2 in the key demo, and almost 17m viewers! Fantastic numbers for any show, any night. But for a 20/20 interview? On a Friday night? Astounding!  From ABC PR:

20/20 shot up by triple digits week to week to new season highs and the newsmagazine’s strongest numbers on the night in over 15 years among viewers and key adults (AD18-49/AD25-54) – since 3/17/00.

Diane Sawyer’s exclusive interview with Bruce Jenner turned in TV’s biggest Friday non-sports broadcast since 2003 in viewers and young adults and since 2005 in the key news demo – since 3/14/03, 4/18/03 and 1/28/05, respectively.

Via TVByTheNumbers

8:00 PM

ABC Shark Tank 1.7 7 7.79
CBS The Amazing Race 1.1 5 5.92
NBC Grimm 1.0 4 4.70
FOX Night at the Museum 2 -R 0.9 3 3.02
CW Barber Battle 0.4 2 1.36

8:30PM

CW Whose Line is it Anyway 0.4 2 1.25

9:00PM

ABC Bruce Jenner- The Interview 5.2 17 16.86
CBS Hawaii Five-0 1.1 4 8.28
NBC Dateline NBC (9-11PM) 0.9 3 4.33
CW The Messengers 0.4 1 1.20

10:00PM

CBS Blue Bloods 1.0 3 9.75

Half Hour Breakdown via Marc Berman

8:00 p.m.

ABC – Shark Tank
Viewers: 7.28 million (#1), A18-49: 1.5/ 6 (#1)

CBS – The Amazing Race
Viewers: 5.93 million (#2), A18-49: 1.1/ 5 (#2)

NBC – Grimm
Viewers: 4.81 million (#3), A18-49: 1.0/ 4 (#3)

Fox – Movie: Night at the Museum 2 (R)
Viewers: 2.84 million (#4), A18-49: 0.7/ 3 (#4)

CW – Cedric’s Barber Battle
Viewers: 1.36 million (#5), A18-49: 0.4/ 2 (#5)

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8:30 p.m.

ABC – Shark Tank
Viewers: 8.30 million (#1), A18-49: 2.0/ 8 (#1)

CBS – The Amazing Race
Viewers: 5.92 million (#2), A18-49: 1.1/ 4 (#2)

NBC – Grimm
Viewers: 4.58 million (#3), A18-49: 1.0/ 4 (#3)

Fox – Movie: Night at the Museum 2 (R)
Viewers: 3.07 million (#4), A18-49: 0.9/ 3 (#4)

CW – Whose Line is it Anyway?
Viewers: 1.25 million (#5), A18-49: 0.4/ 2 (#5)

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9:00 p.m.

ABC – 20/20: Bruce Jenner – The Interview
Viewers: 16.44 million (#1), A18-49: 4.9/17 (#1)

CBS – Hawaii Five-0
Viewers: 7.99 million (#2), A18-49: 1.1/ 4 (#2)

NBC – Dateline
Viewers: 4.11 million (#3), A18-49: 0.7/ 3 (#3)

Fox – Movie: Night at the Museum 2 (R)
Viewers: 3.00 million (#4), A18-49: 0.9/ 3 (#4)

CW – The Messengers
Viewers: 1.28 million (#5), A18-49: 0.4/ 1 (#5)

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9:30 p.m.

ABC – 20/20: Bruce Jenner – The Interview
Viewers: 17.03 million (#1), A18-49: 5.1/17 (#1)

CBS – Hawaii Five-0
Viewers: 8.57 million (#2), A18-49: 1.1/ 4 (#2)

NBC – Dateline
Viewers: 4.35 million (#3), A18-49: 0.8/ 3 (#3)

Fox – Movie: Night at the Museum 2 (R)
Viewers: 3.14 million (#4), A18-49: 1.0/ 3 (#4)

CW – The Messengers
Viewers: 1.11 million (#5), A18-49: 0.3/ 1 (#5)

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10:00 p.m.

ABC – 20/20: Bruce Jenner – The Interview
Viewers: 17.22 million (#1), A18-49: 5.4/18 (#1)

CBS – Blue Bloods
Viewers: 9.75 million (#2), A18-49: 1.0/ 3 (#2)

NBC – Dateline
Viewers: 4.29 million (#3), A18-49: 0.9/ 3 (#3)

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10:30 p.m.

ABC – 20/20: Bruce Jenner – The Interview
Viewers: 16.77 million (#1), A18-49: 5.2/18 (#1)

CBS – Blue Bloods
Viewers: 9.76 million (#2), A18-49: 1.0/ 3 (#2t)

NBC – Dateline
Viewers: 4.58 million (#3), A18-49: 1.0/ 3 (#2t)

Source: Nielsen Media Research

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