October 24, 2011

Children of the Plains is a hit

"20/20" Children of the Plains Episode Watched by 4.74 Million Viewers

By Levi Rickert"A Hidden America: Children of the Plains" on ABC's "20/20" on Friday night, October 14 was a hit for the network. According to Nielsen's fast national data, the newsmagazine drew 4.74 million total viewers and a 1.7 rating among adults 25-54.

With the ABC News anchor and veteran journalist Diane Sawyer's report "A Hidden America: Children of the Plains," "20/20" surged over its lead-in by 1.6 million viewers and gained audience throughout the broadcast, producing its most-watched telecast in over 2 months and hit a 13-week high in the key adult 25-54 news demo (since 8/5/11 and 7/8/11, respectively). Sawyer's report took in-depth look at the young dreamers and survivors of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, fighting against decades of neglect.
Comment:  For more on the subject, see Poverty Porn in Children of the Plains and Viewers Respond to Children of the Plains.

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