At 9, the ABC News 20/20 and NBC News Dateline specials both drew a 1.7 rating/5 share in the 18-49 demo. At 10 p.m., the CBS news Michael Jackson special drew a 1.9/6. Collectively, the three specials attracted 18.5 million total viewers, according to Nielsen fast nationals data.
At 10 p.m., the ABC News 20/20 special on Farrah Fawcett garnered the highest ratings for any tribute on the night, delivering a 2.3/7 in the demo. The NBC Dateline Fawcett special drew a 1.6/5. Combined the two specials drew 14 million total viewers.
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