"48 HOURS: LOVE, HATE & OBSESSION" IS THE #1 PROGRAM AT 10:00 PM WITH ADULTS 25-54 - THE DEMOGRAPHIC THAT MATTERS MOST TO THOSE WHO ADVERTISE IN NEWS - AS WELL AS VIEWERS, ADULTS 18-49 AND HOUSEHOLDS
48 HOURS: "Love, Hate & Obsession" (10:00-11:00 PM) was #1 in adults 25-54 - the demographic that matters most to those who advertise in news, as well as viewers, adults 18-49 and households, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for Dec. 14, 2013.
48 HOURS posted a 3.3/06 with 4.97m viewers, a 1.5/04 with adults 25-54 and a 1.0/03 with adults 18-49.
Saturday's broadcast featured Peter Van Sant and 48 HOURS' report on the murder of one-time millionaire Lanny Horwitz, who was shot nine times and left in a pool of blood in the bathroom of his Jupiter, Fla. home. His ex-wife, Donna, who was supposedly reconciling with Lanny, was in the connected bedroom. Radley, his son, a former gun dealer, was also in the home. The police investigation uncovered a deeply troubled family struggling with debt, a father with an unusually close relationship with his female business partner, and a patriarch who allegedly was hard on his son and his ex-wife.
In the hours immediately after Lanny was killed, police looked closely at the two survivors who remained in the home, as well as potential suspects outside the home.
Ultimately, Lanny's ex-wife, Donna, was charged. At trial, her defense attorney argued Radley had the motive to kill his father, but a jury didn't buy that defense and Donna was convicted.
48 HOURS: "Love, Hate & Obsession" is produced by Sara Ely Hulse and Michelle Feuer. Alan Miller, Ken Blum and Marcus Balsam are the editors. Anthony Batson is the senior broadcast producer. Susan Zirinsky is the senior executive producer.
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