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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
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)

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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