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TV Ratings: Robin Williams '20/20' Special Pulls Strong Numbers

The hour-long news outing ranks just behind 'America's Got Talent' on Tuesday

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Robin Williams

News coverage of Robin Williams' Monday suicide moved into primetime on Tuesday, with ABC's 20/20 airing an hour-long special devoted to the actor's life and career. Ratings-wise, it proved a bigger draw than the last mid-week 20/20 with Hillary Clinton, averaging a 1.7 with adults 18-49 and 7.2 million viewers.

The special followed a steady Extreme Weight Loss (1.1 adults), giving ABC second-place status to NBC for the night.

Both Food Fighters (1.1 adults) and Tuesday winner America's Got Talent (2.0 adults) were steady with last week.