or


[10/17/17 - 09:27 AM]
"48 Hours: Operation Murder" Is Saturday's #1 Non-Sports Program with Viewers for Third Week This Season
CBS News spins the numbers for Saturday, October 14.

[via press release from CBS]

"48 HOURS: OPERATION MURDER" IS SATURDAY'S #1 NON-SPORTS PROGRAM WITH VIEWERS FOR THIRD WEEK THIS SEASON

"48 Hours" Posts Audience Growth Week-to-Week

48 HOURS was Saturday's #1 non-sports program for the third week of the season, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for Oct. 14. The broadcast also posted week-to-week gains in viewers and adults 25-54, the demographic most desirable to those who advertise in news.

48 HOURS: "Operation Murder" delivered 3.78 million viewers and a 0.8/03 with adults 25-54. Compared to the previous week, 48 HOURS was up +14% in adults 25-54 (from 0.7/03), and added +70,000 viewers (from 3.71m, +2%).

Saturday's broadcast featured Peter Van Sant and 48 HOURS' investigation into the alleged murder-for-hire plot launched by two Houston doctors and their relationship with a former U.S. Army soldier who pretended to take a hit job. Valerie McDaniel, a veterinarian, and Leon Jacob, a surgeon, quickly fell in love and even talked of marriage. Jacob was an up-and-coming doctor. She was newly single after getting a divorce from her ex-husband Marion "Mack" McDaniel. But there were some problems. The McDaniels were in the midst of an ugly custody battle, while Jacob was facing felony charges for stalking an ex-girlfriend. If found guilty on those charges, it could have upended his medical career. Houston Police say that's when Jacob sought the help of Moataz Azzeh, someone he thought was a hit man to eliminate the problems.

Instead, Azzeh would go on to help the Houston Police undercover agents with the case, which included staging the deaths of the intended targets.

"Operation Murder" explored the case against McDaniel and Jacob, and the elaborate sting operation the Houston Police department used to arrest the couple. The broadcast included an audio diary McDaniel began after her release on bail, police bodycam footage of the sting, and an interview with Jacob. Sixteen days after McDaniel was released, Houston police say she took her life by jumping from the seventh floor of her apartment. Jacob has pleaded not guilty. He is in jail awaiting trial.

48 HOURS: "Operation Murder" is produced by Susan Mallie, Judy Rybak, Ryan Smith and Claire St. Amant. Marcus Balsam, Michael Vele and David Spungen are the editors. Anthony Batson is the senior broadcast producer. Nancy Kramer is the executive story editor. Susan Zirinsky is the senior executive producer.

Follow 48 HOURS on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Listen to podcasts at Radio.com.





  [october 2017]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S


· 48 HOURS (CBS)





most recent ratings | view all posts
[11/24/21 - 02:35 PM]
"The Rookie" Ties Biggest Single Lift for Any Broadcast Show This Season in Viewers
With a jump of 136% in Total Viewers from Live+Same Day to Live+7, ABC's "The Rookie" tied the biggest single lift for any broadcast program on any network so far this season and scored its largest-ever playback increase.

[11/24/21 - 01:21 PM]
Starz Drives Record-Breaking Performance with "BMF" Season One Finale and Debut of "Power Book II: Ghost" Season Two Delivering Almost 6 Million Multiplatform Views on Sunday
The success of both powerhouse series also broke records on the Starz app on Sunday delivering the most-watched day of the year and one of the most-watched days on the Starz app in the network's history.

[11/23/21 - 03:00 PM]
ESPN's "Monday Night Football" Giants-Buccaneers Matchup Delivers 12 Million Viewers
Plus: "Monday Night Football with Peyton and Eli" on ESPN2 delivered an audience of 1,575,000 up from the brothers' Week 10 audience (1,554,000 viewers).

[11/19/21 - 02:30 PM]
"Grey's Anatomy" Season Opener Jumps More Than 6 Times Over L+SD to Hit 4.74 Rating in Adults 18-49 with 35 Days of Multiplatform Viewing
"Grey's Anatomy" ranks as ABC's No. 1 program this season in both Total Viewers (14.2 million) and Adults 18-49 (4.74 rating) after 35 days of cross-platform viewing.

[11/19/21 - 01:15 PM]
"The CMA Awards" Builds Over Year-Ago Broadcast in Adults 18-49 After Seven Days of Multiplatform Viewing
"The CMA Awards" soared to 8.1 million Total Viewers after seven days of multiplatform viewing.

[11/19/21 - 12:28 PM]
"The Freak Brothers" Premiere Delivers Tubi's Most-Watched Episode
Additionally, the series delivered 80% more viewers than the #2 series on the platform.

[11/17/21 - 02:05 PM]
"A Million Little Things" Posts +250% Increase in L+7 Playback for 2nd Time This Season Among Adults 18-49
With another +250% lift this season, "A Million Little Things" tied its biggest playback increase ever among Adults 18-49.

[11/17/21 - 01:31 PM]
Paramount+ Reaches New Heights with Best Week Ever
The company added more than one million new subscribers, setting a new record for total signups since its rebrand.

[11/17/21 - 09:10 AM]
ESPN's "Monday Night Football" Delivers Year-Over-Year Audience Gains for Eighth Consecutive Week, Driving a 15% Season-to-Date Viewership Jump
The audience for the 49ers' 21 point victory (12,325,000 viewers) was up 3 percent from "MNF's" Week 10 2020 matchup (Minnesota-Chicago) across ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN Deportes.

[11/17/21 - 06:11 AM]
Hallmark Channel's "Countdown to Christmas" Continues to Propel Network to Be #1 in Fourth Quarter-to-Date
"Open by Christmas," "My Christmas Family Tree" and "A Holiday in Harlem" were its original offerings last week.

[11/16/21 - 01:31 PM]
"Nightline" Ranks No. 1 in Total Viewers for 2nd Week in a Row
In addition, "Nightline" outperformed CBS' "The Late Late Show with James Corden" in Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49.

[11/16/21 - 12:50 PM]
Michigan at Penn State Tops Week 11 College Football Viewership, ABC's Most-Watched November Saturday Since 2016
ESPN platforms were responsible for 64% of the minutes watched in Week 11 and aired four of the top six most-watched games on Saturday.

[11/15/21 - 01:30 PM]
"Clifford the Big Red Dog" Is Top Dog on Paramount+
Paramount+ announced today that "Clifford the Big Red Dog," which premiered on the service the same day it hit theaters on Wednesday, November 10, broke a new record as the service's most-watched original film.

[11/12/21 - 08:33 AM]
ABC's "Shark Tank" Grows to Season Highs in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49
ABC's "Shark Tank" ranked as Friday's No. 1 show in Adults 18-49 (0.8/7).

[11/11/21 - 02:21 PM]
ABC Wins Wednesday as "The 55th Annual CMA Awards" Is Night's No. 1 Show
ABC's live broadcast of "The CMA Awards" ranked as Wednesday's No. 1 program in both Total Viewers (6.8 million) and Adults 18-49 (1.1/8).