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05.04.2021

“48 HOURS” IS SATURDAY’S #1 PRIMETIME PROGRAM WITH VIEWERS AT 10 PM

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48 HOURS was the #1 program at 10:00 PM with viewers, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for Saturday, May 1. The broadcast delivered 2.69 million viewers and a 0.5/03 with adults 25-54. 48 HOURS was up +25% in adults 25-54 (from 0.4/03) and added +110,000 viewers (from 2.58m, +4%) from the previous week. 

Saturday’s broadcast featured Jonathan Vigliotti and 48 HOURS’ investigation into the disappearance of Laci Peterson and the latest in the murder case against her husband in “Scott Peterson: Case in Question.” Peterson, who nearly two decades ago made international headlines for being convicted of murdering his pregnant wife, Laci, was back in a California courtroom recently because his death penalty conviction has been overturned. Peterson will get a trial to determine his sentence, but his supporters are pushing for a completely new trial saying they have new exonerating evidence. Could he get a new trial?

48 HOURS: “Scott Peterson: Case in Question” is produced by Chuck Stevenson. Michelle Fanucci is the development producer along with Ryan Smith. Emily Wichick is the field producer. Lauren Turner Dunn is the associate producer. Richard Barber is the producer-editor. Phil Tangel is the editor. Patti Aronofsky is the senior producer. Nancy Kramer is the executive story editor. Judy Tygard is the executive producer.

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