48 HOURS: THE ACCUSER Takes Saturday Night in Total Viewers


CBS News' 48 HOURS: "The Accuser" (S) was Saturday's #1 program in viewers, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for Feb. 23. Broadcast at 9:00-10:00 PM, 48 Hours was first in adults 25-54 (1.3/04), the demographic most important to those who advertise in news, as well as households (3.5/06), viewers (5.15m) and adults 18-49 (1.0/03).

Saturday's broadcast featured the story of Ryan Ferguson, who is now locked up in a Missouri prison serving out a 40-year sentence for a murder of a newspaper sports editor he says he didn't commit. He was convicted on a confession that his main accuser now says was all a lie. However, despite the reversal, Ferguson remains in jail. It's a story Erin Moriarty and 48 Hours have been on for seven years.

Gail Zimmerman is the producer of this broadcast. Doreen Schechter is the producer-editor. Elena DiFiore is the field producer. Joan Adelman and Atticus Brady are the editors. Judy Tygard is the senior producer. Susan Zirinsky is the senior executive producer.

If you missed the broadcast, head on over to CBS to watch the episode in full.