"48 HOURS: MURDER IN PINYON PINES" IS SATURDAY'S #1 PROGRAM WITH VIEWERS
48 HOURS: "Murder in Pinyon Pines" was Saturday's #1 program with viewers, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for Jan. 17.
At 10:00 PM, 48 HOURS was #1 with viewers and adults 25-54. The broadcast averaged 5.58 million viewers and a 1.3/04 with adults 25-54, the demographic that matters most to those who advertise in news. Compared to the previous week, 48 HOURS was up +18% in adults 25-54 (from a 1.1/03) and up +12% in viewers (from 4.97m). Compared to the same night last year, 48 HOURS was up +85% in viewers and up +63% in adults 25-54.
Saturday's broadcast featured Troy Roberts and 48 HOURS' investigation into an unsolved triple murder in Pinyon Pines, California. On Sept. 17, 2006, a young woman was found burning in a wheelbarrow outside of her home. Inside, her mother and her mother's boyfriend were shot dead and the home set afire.
Seven years later, two men were arrested and charged with murder. But an unexpected courtroom twist turned the case upside-down. The District Attorney said there was an "issue" in the grand jury proceeding against one of the men and dropped the charges for both. The case remains open.
48 HOURS: "Murder in Pinyon Pines" is produced by Lourdes Aguiar and Peter Shaw. Sue McHugh is the development producer. Ken Blum and Mike Mongulla are the editors. Judy Tygard is the senior producer. Susan Zirinsky is the senior executive producer.
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