INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY'S "ON THE CASE WITH PAULA ZAHN" BREAKS 1.0 BENCHMARK FOR FOURTH TIME WITH SEASON SIX PREMIERE
- ON THE CASE WITH PAULA ZAHN Greenlit for Seventh Season for 4th Quarter 2012 -
(Silver Spring, MD) - ON THE CASE WITH PAULA ZAHN has been a cornerstone of Investigation Discovery's schedule at 10 PM on Sunday nights since the series' launch in October 2009. And this past Sunday, June 3, ON THE CASE launched its sixth season with a 1.01 Household rating, which is the fourth time the series has broken the 1.0 benchmark in primetime. The season premiere delivered 947k People 2+, which represents the second highest primetime audience in the series' history. In this episode, "Mystery in the Desert," Zahn explored an investigation that spanned five decades and the clemency requests of William Macumber, who claims he was framed for the double-murder by his ex-wife.
Additionally, Investigation Discovery is greenlighting a seventh season of ON THE CASE WITH PAULA ZAHN, slated to premiere in 4th Quarter 2012. As the network's original newsmagazine, ON THE CASE is a shining example of ID's core brand mission to investigate life's mysteries through riveting storytelling. Zahn's journalistic expertise and passion for the truth resonate as ON THE CASE unravels shocking investigations that have dominated headlines, and intriguing original stories uncovered exclusively for ID's audience.
"ON THE CASE WITH PAULA ZAHN is a brand-defining series for ID and has contributed greatly to the network's explosive growth," said Henry Schleiff, president and general manager of Investigation Discovery. "We are proud to continue our partnership with Paula Zahn, Scott Sternberg and Scott Weinberger in producing a seventh season of ON THE CASE, ID's signature newsmagazine that exemplifies our commitment to bring viewers to the forefront of the pursuit of truth and justice."
Next week's premiere on Sunday, June 10 explores the murder of Rhonda Boggs near Columbus, OH. Zahn sits down with one suspect, who speaks about his harrowing experience for the first time, and retraces the intricacies of the investigation, including a shocking and controversial confession.
ON THE CASE WITH PAULA ZAHN is produced by Scott Sternberg Productions and Weinberger Media for Investigation Discovery. Executive producers include Scott Sternberg, CEO and Founder of Scott Sternberg Productions; Scott Weinberger, investigative journalist and CEO of Weinberger Media; and Paula Zahn. For Investigation Discovery, Diana Sperrazza is executive producer, Sara Kozak is senior vice president of production and Henry Schleiff is president and general manager.
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