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DUGARD INTERVIEW A HUGE COUP FOR ABC

July 12, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 


Diane Sawyer’s interview with Jaycee Dugard on a two-hour special edition of Primetime Sunday night, which averaged 14.8 million viewers, has turned out to be the most-watched summer newsmagazine telecast since June 20, 2004, Mediaweek reported today (Tuesday). For ABC, it noted, the telecast represented ABC’s biggest audience in the two-hour period for a non-sports program since August 27, 2000. Earlier in the evening, the trade publication noted, CBS’s Big Brother, with 7.16 million viewers, produced the biggest Sunday season premiere ratings for the summer reality series ever.