"48 HOURS MYSTERY" WAS THE NIGHT'S #1 PROGRAM IN VIEWERS AND HOUSEHOLDS ON SATURDAY, JULY 25
48 HOURS MYSTERY: "Drawn to Murder" was the night's #1 program in viewers (4.83m) and households (3.3/07) according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for Saturday, July 25. In addition, the CBS News broadcast also finished first at 9:00PM in adults 25-54 (1.3/04) and adults 18-49 (1.0/04).
The July 25 broadcast featured the story of Tim Masters, a troubled teen who was convicted of the gruesome murder of Peggy Hettrick. The young woman's mutilated, half-naked body was discovered in a field in Fort Collins, Colo., in 1987 and Masters has lived in the shadow of the brutal crime ever since. More than 10 years after Hettrick's murder, authorities found a new expert witness, one who put a new spin on the little evidence they had, and Masters was convicted - the result of what his attorneys consider to be a single-minded and relentless investigation by an overzealous cop. And Masters' supporters, including some of the investigators who initially pursued him, believe this case was built not on evidence, but on fear and they've set out to prove his innocence.
48 HOURS MYSTERY: "Drawn to Murder," was reported by Susan Spencer and produced by Joshua Yager, Taigi Smith and Marc Goldbaum. Al Briganti was the executive editor and Susan Zirinsky was the executive producer.