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CBS's 48 HOURS Season Premiere is Saturday's No. 1 Non-Sports Program with Viewers

48 HOURS' season premiere of "The Widow on Solway Road" was Saturday's #1 non-sports program with viewers and adults 25-54, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for Sept. 30. 48 HOURS delivered 4.24 million viewers and a 0.9/03 with adults 25-54, the demographic that matters most to those who advertise in news.

The first new broadcast of the 30th anniversary year featured Erin Moriarty and 48 HOURS' investigation into the case against Raynella Leath, a Tennessee woman with two dead husbands - both of whom died under strange circumstances - and the stunning outcome.

David Leath was found shot to death in the couple's bed. Raynella Leath, a former nurse, called 9-1-1 to report finding her husband shot dead. There was no evidence linking her to the weapon or the shooting. Adding to the intrigue was the fact that Raynella's first husband, who was in the late stages of terminal cancer, died after being trampled by cattle on THE FAMILY farm.

48 HOURS and Moriarty gained rare access to attorneys on both sides, family members, jurors and even the judge in a case that ended in a way that no one saw coming.

48 HOURS has also launched a multi-part podcast tied to "The Widow on Solway Road," built on additional original reporting and interviews from the 48 HOURS team of journalists, available at Radio.com, CBSNews.com and other platforms. Click here to listen.

48 HOURS: "The Widow on Solway Road" is produced by Josh Gaynor and Lisa Freed. Mike McHugh is the producer-editor. Diana Modica, Joan Adelman and Atticus Brady are the editors. Nancy Kramer is the executive story editor. Judy Tygard is the senior producer. Susan Zirinsky is the senior executive producer.

Follow 48 HOURS on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Listen to podcasts at Radio.com Use the hashtag #48at30.



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