20/20: In an Instant

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20/20: In An Instant
In an instant abc logo.png
GenreDocumentary
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons3
No. of episodes21
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Maria Awes
  • Andy Awes
Running time80-83 minutes
Production company(s)
  • Committee Films
  • Lincoln Square Productions
Release
Original networkABC
Original releaseMarch 6, 2015 (2015-03-06) –
December 29, 2017 (2017-12-29)
External links
Website

20/20: In An Instant is an American documentary series on ABC. The show premiered on Friday, March 6, 2015, before moving to its regular timeslot on Saturday, March 7, 2015, at 9:00 pm.[1] The show follows people who have gone through life changing events as they come to terms and relive the moments.

On May 24, 2016, the show was renewed for a second season, which premiered on June 18, 2016, and ran for six consecutive weeks.[2] The season finale aired on July 23, 2016. On May 19, 2017, the show was renewed for a third season, which premiered on June 3, 2017.[3]

Series overview[edit]

Season Episodes Originally aired
First aired Last aired
1 7 March 6, 2015 (2015-03-06) April 11, 2015 (2015-04-11)
2 6 June 18, 2016 (2016-06-18) July 23, 2016 (2016-07-23)
3 8 June 3, 2017 (2017-06-03) December 29, 2017 (2017-12-29)

Episodes[edit]

Season 1 (2015)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleOriginal air dateU.S. viewers
(millions)
11"Flying Blind"March 6, 2015 (2015-03-06)4.39[4]
A family survives a plane crash that killed two in the Alaskan wilderness.
22"Rush Hour Disaster"March 7, 2015 (2015-03-07)4.36[5]
In 2007, an interstate bridge holding hundreds of people in Minneapolis gives way.
33"Grizzly Bear Attack"March 14, 2015 (2015-03-14)3.62[6]
A man protects his daughter when a grizzly bear attacks the two during a celebratory hike.
44"Left for Dead"March 21, 2015 (2015-03-21)4.41[7]
A woman is beaten unconscious and left in a garbage bin by her abusive ex-husband.
55"Bad Guys at the Good Guys"March 28, 2015 (2015-03-28)3.38[8]
A group of gunmen holds employees and shoppers hostage at an electronics store.
66"Buried Alive"April 4, 2015 (2015-04-04)4.05[9]
A man is trapped when a shelf in a silo collapses, burying him beneath several feet of rotten corn.
77"The Shootout"April 11, 2015 (2015-04-11)2.89[10]
Florida police officer Pete Soulis had no way of knowing that the suspicious guy in the parking lot was likely a killer on the run. When the ex-con took aim at him, Pete found himself in one of the most epic gun battles a cop has ever survived.

Season 2 (2016)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleOriginal air dateU.S. viewers
(millions)
81"Tragedy in Tornado Alley"[11]June 18, 2016 (2016-06-18)N/A
A catastrophic tornado hits the town of Moore, Oklahoma.
92"Murder in the Maternity Ward"[12]June 25, 2016 (2016-06-25)N/A
A gunman holds a maternity ward hostage, seeking the doctor who performed a tubal ligation surgery on his wife two years earlier.
103"Desert Dog Rescue"July 2, 2016 (2016-07-02)3.16[13]
When a woman falls 60 feet off a canyon wall while running with her dog and shatters her pelvis, she must fight to stay alive as temperatures drop.
114"He Picked the Wrong Girl"[12]July 9, 2016 (2016-07-09)N/A
Ashley Ware bravely fights against an attacker after being abducted from her home.
125"Hanging in the Balance"[12]July 16, 2016 (2016-07-16)N/A
A woman and her two daughters become trapped in their crushed car, dangling over the edge of a ravine, when a high truck driver crashes into them on the highway, his own vehicle exploding and going over the edge.
136"Buried By Bonfire"[12]July 23, 2016 (2016-07-23)N/A
College students get trapped when stacks of logs collapse during the construction of a massive bonfire at Texas A&M University.

Season 3 (2017)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleOriginal air dateU.S. viewers
(millions)
141"Whiteout"June 3, 2017 (2017-06-03)2.52[14]
While traveling to Idaho, a couple gets stranded in white out conditions with their infant child after their pickup truck gets stuck in the snow.
152"Deliver Us from Evil"June 10, 2017 (2017-06-10)2.27[15]
163"Lost in Snow"June 17, 2017 (2017-06-17)2.75[16]
174"Terror in the Library"June 24, 2017 (2017-06-24)2.73[17]
A US Veteran holds 10 people hostage in the Salt Lake City Public Library, one of which is a Salt Lake City police officer.
185"Match Made in Hell"July 1, 2017 (2017-07-01)2.61[18]
196"Frozen on the Mountain"July 8, 2017 (2017-07-08)2.66[19]
207"Home Invasion Horror"July 15, 2017 (2017-07-15)2.81[20]
218"The Woman Who Refused to Die"December 29, 2017 (2017-12-29)3.75[21]
A young woman is violently stabbed to the death by her contumelious boyfriend, who at first was kind and gentle.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "In An Instant – About the show". ABC. Retrieved May 17, 2015.
  2. ^ ""20/20: In an Instant" - Two-Hour Docudrama Series Returns for Second Season, Premieres June 18 on ABC". The Futon Critic. May 24, 2016. Retrieved May 27, 2016.
  3. ^ "Gripping Stories of Survival and Triumph on the Season Premiere of ABC News' "In an Instant," June 3". The Futon Critic. May 19, 2017. Retrieved May 19, 2017.
  4. ^ Baron, Steve (March 9, 2015). "Friday Final Ratings: No Adjustment for 'Glee', 'Hawaii Five-0' or 'Shark Tank'". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved March 9, 2015.
  5. ^ Baron, Steve (March 8, 2015). "TV Ratings Saturday: Boxing Wins Night, '48 Hours' & 'In An Instant' Down". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved March 8, 2015.
  6. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (March 15, 2015). "TV Ratings Saturday: '48 Hours' Rises at 10PM, 'In an Instant' Dips + '20/20′ Flat". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved May 28, 2015.
  7. ^ Bibel, Sara (March 22, 2015). "TV Ratings Saturday: NCAA Tournament Wins Night, '48 Hours' Up, 'In An Instant' Flat". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved May 28, 2015.
  8. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (March 29, 2015). "TV Ratings Saturday: World Figure Skating Championships Soft + 'In an Instant' Rises". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved May 28, 2015.
  9. ^ Bibel, Sara (April 5, 2015). "TV Ratings Saturday: 'In An Instant' Steady, '48 Hours' Down". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved May 28, 2015.
  10. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (April 12, 2015). "TV Ratings Saturday: '48 Hours' Rises, 'In an Instant' Falls as NASCAR Tops Night". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved May 28, 2015.
  11. ^ "Listings - IN AN INSTANT on ABC". The Futon Critic. Retrieved June 18, 2016.
  12. ^ a b c d "Shows A-Z - In an Instant on abc". The Futon Critic. Retrieved June 18, 2016.
  13. ^ Porter, Rick (July 3, 2016). "TV Ratings Saturday: NASCAR drives NBC to an easy win". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved July 3, 2016.
  14. ^ Mitch Metcalf (June 6, 2017). "Top 150 Saturday Cable Originals: 6.3.2017". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved June 6, 2017.
  15. ^ Metcalf, Mitch (June 13, 2017). "Top 150 Saturday Cable Originals: 6.10.2017". Retrieved June 13, 2017.
  16. ^ Metcalf, Mitch (June 20, 2017). "Top 150 Saturday Cable Originals: 6.17.2017". Retrieved June 20, 2017.
  17. ^ Metcalf, Mitch (June 27, 2017). "Top 150 Saturday Cable Originals & Network Finals". Retrieved June 27, 2017.
  18. ^ Metcalf, Mitch (July 5, 2017). "Top 150 Saturday Cable Originals & Network Finals". Retrieved July 5, 2017.
  19. ^ Metcalf, Mitch (July 11, 2017). "Top 150 Saturday Cable Originals & Network Finals". Retrieved July 11, 2017.
  20. ^ Metcalf, Mitch (July 18, 2017). "Top 150 Saturday Cable Originals: 7.15.2017". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved July 18, 2017.
  21. ^ Porter, Rick (December 30, 2017). "TV Ratings Friday: 'Dateline' is the best of a rerun-heavy bunch". TV By the Numbers. Retrieved February 13, 2018.

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