"48 HOURS MYSTERY" WAS THE NIGHT'S #1 PROGRAM IN VIEWERS, HOUSEHOLDS AND ADULTS 25-54 ON SATURDAY, MAY 16
48 HOURS MYSTERY was the night's #1 program in viewers (6.96m), households (4.7/09) and adults 25-54 (2.1/06) on Saturday, May 16. In addition, the CBS News broadcast was also tied for first in the adults 18-49 demo (1.5/05, with ABC) during its time period. Compared to last week, 48 HOURS MYSTERY was up +4% in households and added +410,000 viewers (from 6.55m, +6%).
Compared to the same night last year, 48 HOURS MYSTERY was up +12% in households, +11% in adults 25-54 and +7% in adults 18-49.
The May 16 broadcast featured the exclusive first interviews with Nathan Gann and Brae Hansen - siblings who were charged with the murder of their stepfather, Tim MacNeil in his San Diego, Calif. home. With brother and sister squarely pointing the finger at each other, prosecutors made the unusual and dramatic decision to try the siblings at the same time, in the same courtroom, but with two separate juries.
Marcie Spencer, Gayane Keshisyan and Ira Sutow produced the program. Paul Ryan was the senior producer. Al Briganti was the executive editor. Susan Zirinsky was the executive producer.