"48 HOURS: DANGEROUS BEAUTY" IS SATURDAY'S #1 BROADCAST WITH ADULTS 25-54 AND IS THE NIGHT'S #1 PROGRAM WITH VIEWERS
48 HOURS: "Dangerous Beauty" was Saturday's #1 broadcast with adults 25-54 and was the night's #1 program with viewers, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for June 27.
48 HOURS (R) (10:00-11:00 PM) delivered 4.46 million viewers and a 1.0/03 with adults 25-54 (tied for first with NBC), the demographic that matters most to those who advertise in news. Compared to the previous week, 48 HOURS was even in adults 25-54 and added +500,000 viewers (from 3.96m, +13%). Compared to the same night last year, 48 HOURS was up +3% in viewers and even in adults 25-54.
Saturday's broadcast featured Peter Van Sant and 48 HOURS's updated look into the death Russel Douglas, and the trail that led police to Peggy Sue Thomas, a one-time Ms. Washington. In 2003, Douglas was found shot dead in his car on Whidbey Island, just north of Seattle, Wash. The investigation into the murder exposed a web of romantic relationships and a twisted tale of revenge. The case went cold until a tipster called police from Punta Gorda, Fla., more than 3,000 miles away from the crime scene. The man told police his friend, a guitar player named Jim Huden, admitted to him that he had killed Douglas. The tipster said that Huden's then-girlfriend, Thomas, was also involved.
Thomas has always maintained she was innocent of the murder of Russel Douglas.
48 HOURS: "Dangerous Beauty" is produced by Chris O'Connell and Greg Fisher. Linda Martin and Kate Harrington are the update producers. David Spungen is the producer-editor. Marcus Balsam and David Franklin are the editors. Anthony Batson is the senior broadcast producer. Susan Zirinsky is the senior executive producer.
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