via press release:
SATURDAY’S “48 HOURS: LIVE TO TELL: BLACK WAVE” ENCORE WAS FIRST AT 8:00 P.M. IN VIEWERS AND HOUSEHOLDS
Saturday’s 48 HOURS: “Live to Tell: Black Wave” (R) (S) (8:00-9:00 PM) was first viewers and households, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for July 27, 2013. 48 HOURS posted a 2.2/05 with 3.10m viewers.
Saturday’s broadcast featured the story of a family adventure to sail around the globe that turned into a catastrophe at sea when a mother was forced to make an unthinkable choice. Jean and John Silverwood and their four children were heading toward Australia aboard The Emerald Jane when it struck an underwater reef. As they tried to turn around, a wave broke the vessel’s 2,500-pound mast, sending it crashing down on John and pinning him to the deck. With John bleeding profusely and water pounding the boat, Jean faced a harrowing decision: abandon ship and save the children, or risk all of their lives to free her husband.
48 HOURS: “Live to Tell” is a short-run series created by Judy Tygard that delivers firsthand accounts of extraordinary people who refuse to give up when facing death. 48 HOURS: “Live to Tell: Black Wave” is produced by Chuck Stevenson and Chris Ritzen. Gregory F. McLaughlin, Doreen Schechter, Joan Adelman are the producer-editors. Suzanne Allen is the senior coordinating producer. Linda Martin is the update editor. Judy Tygard is the senior producer. Susan Zirinsky is the senior executive producer.