An ABC special that aired Tuesday night, devoted to the late Robin Williams, received strong viewer support. Media Life Magazine reports that the special episode of “20/20” delivered a 1.7 average rating in the key demo of adults 18-49, based on Nielsen overnights.
The program finished second in the 10 p.m. time slot to NBC’s “America’s Got Talent,” which averaged a 2.0. “20/20” was the second-highest-rated show of the night on broadcast.
“The tribute averaged a 2.3 among adults 25-54, as well as 7.2 million total viewers, becoming the network’s highest-rated and most-watched summer show in the 10 p.m. Tuesday hour in four years,” the story reports. “NBC led the night among 18-49s with a 1.7 average overnight rating and a 6 share. ABC and Univision tied for second at 1.3/4, CBS was fourth at 0.9/3, Telemundo fifth at 0.7/2, Fox sixth at 0.6/2 and CW seventh at 0.3/1.”