TV Ratings: O.J. Simpson Trial Remains a Solid Draw 20 Years Later
One of many news docs timed to the anniversary of the murders that sparked a media frenzy, "Dateline: The People Versus O.J. Simpson," delivers Wednesday's top showing in the key demo.
Twenty years later, the O.J. Simpson trial is still good for ratings.
One of many primetime events tied to the 20-year anniversary of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman's 1994 slaying, Dateline: The People Versus O.J. Simpson topped Tuesday night in the key demo. Posting a narrow victory over Fox's So You Think You Can Dance, the two-hour special averaged a 1.4 rating among adults 18-49, marking a slight improvement from NBC News' last big primetime play, Brian Williams' sit-down with Edward Snowden.
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So You Think You Can Dance, averaging a 1.3 rating with adults under 50, fell two-tenths of a point from last week -- but still helped Fox share a nightly demo victory with NBC.
ABC's lone original, Motive (0.7 adults), took a four-tenths spill from last week. And the freshman season finale of The 100 (0.5 adults) on The CW was basically steady with its penultimate showing last week.