via press release:
CBS News’ 48 HOURS MYSTERY (10:00-11:00 PM) was first in households (3.8/07), viewers (5.51m) and tied for first in adults 25-54 (1.7/05, with ABC), according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for Saturday, March 3. 48 HOURS MYSTERY was the night’s #1 program in viewers. Compared to the same night last year when the program began at 10:07 PM, 48 HOURS MYSTERY was up +23% in households, +21% in adults 25-54 and +10% adults 18-49.
The broadcast featured correspondent Peter Van Sant’s report, “The Country Club Murders,” the story of Ernie Scherer, professional poker player turned cold-blooded killer. The broadcast included the first network interview given by Ernie’s ex-wife, Robyn, and his sister, Catherine, who detailed the horror and betrayal they endured after police revealed Ernie’s convoluted double life.