‘Dateline’ Wins Across-the-Board for Q2, Topping ABC’s 20/20
Over 39.6 Billion Minutes of ‘Dateline’ Consumed Across TV & Digital
‘Dateline’ 24/7 Streaming Network Marks Strongest Quarter on Record
PLUS: Showcast Marks 2nd Consecutive Record Quarter, Surpasses 1 Billion Lifetime Downloads
June 28, 2023 – Dateline NBC is the #1 most-watched newsmagazine and true-crime franchise across all of TV during the 2nd quarter, with over 90.1 million total viewers, according to Nielsen Media Research. Dateline also won across-the-board, beating ABC’s 20/20 for Q2.
Additionally, over 39.6 billion minutes of Dateline were consumed across TV and digital platforms, which includes NBC, cable, broadcast syndication and its streaming network, Dateline 24/7, which had its strongest quarter on record, growing nearly 50% versus 1Q23.
Dateline also marked its strongest quarter on record with more than 190 million video views across digital platforms. In addition, May and June 2023 are pacing to be Dateline’s two strongest months on record.
Additionally, Dateline’s chart-topping showcast, which features broadcasts as podcast episodes, delivered its 2nd consecutive record quarter with more than 100 million downloads. At the beginning of Q2, the showcast surpassed 1 billion lifetime downloads, continuing to rank as the #1 true-crime podcast. The showcast is pacing to have its 4th straight year of growth.
TV Reach Source: Nielsen, Most Current, total viewers for all telecasts across broadcast, licensing, and syndication. First- and third-party sources for minutes across various owned and partner platforms. Latest data for 3/27/2023-6/25/2023 as of 6/26/2023. TV & Digital Platform Source: Nielsen, Most Current, total viewers for all telecasts across broadcast, licensing, and syndication. First- and third-party sources for minutes across various owned and partner platforms. Latest data for 3/27/2023-6/25/2023 as of 6/26/2023.
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Dateline NBC is the longest-running series in NBC primetime history and is in its 31st season. Dateline is anchored by Lester Holt and features correspondents Andrea Canning, Josh Mankiewicz, Keith Morrison and Dennis Murphy. Airing Fridays at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT and Sundays at 7 p.m. ET/6 p.m. CT, Dateline also airs across NBC, cable and in broadcast syndication, with hundreds of hours available to stream on Peacock’s Dateline 24/7 channel. Dateline 24/7 can also be viewed on channels on Roku, TuneIn and Xumo. Additionally, the newsmagazine reaches millions through its #1 podcasts, including The Thing About Pam and its showcast. David Corvo is the senior executive producer and Liz Cole is the executive producer.
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