“48 HOURS MYSTERY: SHOWDOWN IN THE BEDROOM” WAS #1 AT 10:00 PM IN HOUSEHOLDS, VIEWERS, ADULTS 18-49 AND ADULTS 25-54
Saturday’s telecast of CBS NEWS 48 HOURS MYSTERY (R) (10:00-11:00 PM) was first in households (3.4/07), viewers (4.87m), adults 25-54 (1.4/04) and adults 18-49 (0.9/03), according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for June 30. Compared to the same night last year, 48 HOURS MYSTERY was up +17% in households, +27% in adults 25-54 and +13% in adults 18-49.
The broadcast featured Richard Schlesinger’s updated report on the 2006 shooting death of Danny Hill at the hands of his wife Charlene, who claimed it was self-defense. She maintained she had been abused for most of their 25-year marriage. One night in 2006, Charlene pumped three bullets into her husband, killing him. She then dialed 911 and told police what she had done. Schlesinger’s 48 HOURS MYSTERY report raised serious questions about spousal abuse and the limitations of the law.
This telecast was produced by Clare Friedland and Jenna Jackson. David A. Spungen was the producer-editor. Joan Adelman, George Baluzy and Diana Modica were the editors. Linda Martin was the update producer. Peter Schweitzer was the senior producer. Al Briganti is the executive editor. Susan Zirinsky is the senior executive producer.
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