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Post Malone performs for ABC's Times Square crowd. (ABC photo by Lorenzo Bevilaqua)
Post Malone performs for ABC's Times Square crowd. (ABC photo by Lorenzo Bevilaqua)

ABC's 'Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest - Part 1' attracts 21 million viewers at midnight

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Thu, Jan 2nd 2020 04:40 pm

Despite post-1 a.m. start, part 2 of ABC’s NYE late-night special draws 5.7 million viewers

ABC’s “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve – Part 1” ranked as the No. 1 entertainment program in late-night on New Year’s Eve, dominating the combined deliveries of its broadcast competitors by 4.4 million total viewers (17.8 million vs. 13.4 million for NBC’s “New Year’s Eve – Late” and FOX’s “Steve Harvey Live from Times Square”), and by 33% with adults 18-49 (5.2 rating vs. 3.9 rating for NBC and FOX combined).

Airing from 11:30 p.m.–12:33 a.m., the first late-night segment of ABC’s “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest – Part 1” attracted 17.8 million total viewers and averaged a 5.2 rating among adults 18-49. ABC’s annual New Year’s Eve special drew in 21.0 million viewers and scored a 6.1 adult 18-49 rating at midnight.

Despite its later post-1 a.m. time period, the second late-night segment of “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest” drew an average audience of 5.7 million total viewers and a 1.7 rating in adults 18–49.

Source: The Nielsen Company, Fast National Live + Same Day Program Ratings for 12/31/19.

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