48 HOURS is Saturday Night's #1 Program in Adults 25-54
48 HOURS: "The Blue River Murder" was Saturday's #1 program with adults 25-54, the demographic that matters most to those who advertise in news, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for March 8, 2014.
In the 10:00 PM hour, 48 HOURS: "The Blue River Murder" was first in adults 25-54 (1.4/04) and first in viewers (5.12m).
Saturday's broadcast featured Tracy Smith and 48 HOURS' investigation into the murder of Stephanie Roller, a Colorado mother of three, who on the night before Thanksgiving in 2010 packed up her laptop and headed out for a walk during a blizzard, according to her husband, Dale Bruner. He waited 11 hours to call police to report she was missing. Three days later, she was found dead in the Blue River, the victim of a brutal murder.
The investigation into what happened to Roller revealed a troubled marriage and Roller had her own secrets. Eight months later, Dale Bruner was indicted for murder. Bruner was eventually convicted of killing his wife.
"The Blue River Murder" is produced by Liza Finley. Sarah Prior is the field producer. Diana Modica and Phil Tangel are the editors. Judy Tygard is the senior producer. Susan Zirinsky is the senior executive producer.