"48 HOURS: DEATH AFTER MIDNIGHT" IS SATURDAY NIGHT'S #1 BROADCAST WITH VIEWERS
48 HOURS: "Death After Midnight" was Saturday night's #1 broadcast with viewers, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings.
48 HOURS delivered 5.1 million viewers and a 1.3/04 in adults 25-54, the demographic desired most by those who advertise in news, on April 11. Compared to last week, 48 HOURS was up +30% in adults 25-54 (from 1.0/03) and added +900,000 viewers (from 4.24m, +21%). Compared to the same night last year, 48 HOURS was up +13% in viewers and up +8% in adults 25-54.
Saturday's broadcast featured Erin Moriarty and 48 HOURS' investigation into the death of Ashley Fallis, a married mother of three who was found with a gunshot wound to her head in the Colorado home she shared with her husband, Tom Fallis.
Tom maintained Ashley committed suicide with a gun she kept beneath the mattress. Police and Ashley's family believed Tom killed his wife in a fit of rage following a New Year's Eve party. The Weld County Coroner ruled Ashley's manner of death as suicide within days, and the Evans Police Department soon closed its investigation.
The case remained closed, however, until Justin Joseph, a reporter at KDVR-TV, got a call from a source in law enforcement suggesting something wasn't right with the Fallis case. What Joseph's own investigation into the case turned up would change everything. The case was reopened and Tom Fallis was charged with murder and is now awaiting trial.
48 HOURS investigation included specially created forensic animation that depicted what might have happened that night in the Fallis bedroom.
48 HOURS: "Death After Midnight" is produced by Lindsey Gutterman, Lauren Clark, Alec Sirken, Chuck Stevenson, Chris Ritzen and Doug Longhini. Grayce Arlotta-Berner and Jud Johnston are the editors. Peter Schweitzer is the senior producer. Susan Zirinsky is the senior executive producer.
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