"DATELINE NBC" KICKS OFF 27TH SEASON AS #1 FRIDAY NEWSMAGAZINE ACROSS THE BOARD
Oxygen to Run All-Day Dateline Marathon Leading Up to Season Premiere
On the Outskirts of Town Airs Friday, September 28 at 10 p.m. ET/9 p.m. CT
Broadcast Continues Reign as NBC's Longest-Running Primetime Series, With Over 2,000 Episodes Aired
September 26, 2018 - NBC's longest-running primetime series, Dateline NBC, begins its 27th season on Friday, September 28, with an all-new broadcast at 10 p.m. ET/9 p.m. CT. Leading up to the series premiere, Oxygen will run an all-day Dateline: Secrets Uncovered marathon.
The series recently won across the board for the second consecutive season, delivering its biggest advantages over ABC's 20/20 among total viewers, A25-54 and A18-49 in 15 years. Finishing its 25th season on Fridays, Dateline continues to reign as the dominant Friday newsmagazine for five out of the last six seasons. For the third quarter period, Dateline was also #1 across the board for the 6th consecutive quarter and in eight of the last nine quarters, topping 20/20 by double-digits across all key demos.
In Friday's season premiere, On the Outskirts of Town, Andrea Canning reports on a young, beloved woman who is found dead near a soccer field in Indiana. As a family and a community grieve, detectives try to piece together a puzzle that leads them to the most unexpected of suspects. Watch a preview here.
ABOUT DATELINE NBC
Dateline NBC is the longest-running series in NBC primetime history. The 27th season begins this Friday. Dateline is anchored by Lester Holt and features correspondents Andrea Canning, Josh Mankiewicz, Keith Morrison and Dennis Murphy. Airing Fridays at 10 p.m. ET/9 p.m. CT, Dateline reaches more than 18 million people every week through its broadcast, and millions more through its social media platforms. David Corvo is the senior executive producer, and Liz Cole is the executive producer. Follow Dateline on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.