via press release:
48 HOURS MYSTERY: “SECRETS OF A MARRIAGE” WAS FIRST IN HOUSEHOLDS, VIEWERS, ADULTS 25-54 AND ADULTS 18-49
48 HOURS MYSTERY WAS UP +10% IN ADULTS 18-49, COMPARED TO THE SAME NIGHT LAST YEAR
CBS News’ 48 HOURS MYSTERY (R) (10:00-11:00 PM) was first in households (3.7/07), viewers (5.41m), adults 25-54 (1.4/04) and tied for first in adults 18-49 (1.1/04, with NBC), according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for Saturday, June 2. Compared to the same night last year, 48 HOURS MYSTERY was up +10% in adults 18-49.
Saturday’s telecast featured a rebroadcast of Tracy Smith’s December 2011 report on the murder of Jocelyn Earnest, a successful businesswoman who was found dead with a gunshot wound to the head, with a pistol nearby and a note on the floor. Her death first looked like a suicide until investigators turned to her estranged husband, Wesley Earnest, a high school administrator. The report included Wesley Earnest’s first on-camera interview, as well as interviews with members of Jocelyn’s family and the woman Wesley began dating while he was still married.
This broadcast was produced by Marcelena Spencer. Chris O’Connell is the field producer. Jud Johnston, Gregory F. McLaughlin, Jorge J. Garcia and Diana Modica are the editors. Linda Martin is the update producer. Peter Schweitzer is the senior producer. Al Briganti is the executive editor. Susan Zirinsky is the senior executive producer.
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