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48 Hours: Ratings for the 2011-2012 TV Season

48 Hours Mystery ratingsHere are the ratings for the 48 Hours TV show. This venerable CBS news magazine covers true crimes; detailing the incident, the investigation and the trial. The 25th season of 48 Hours Mystery typically airs Saturday nights at 10pm on the CBS network.

These are the TV show’s ratings for the 2011-12 season, the best way to tell if 48 Hours is going to be cancelled or renewed for season 26 (though it doesn’t seem like it’s realistically in much danger). Check out our CBS ratings report card to see how this show compares with the others on the network.

These figures will be updated as the weeks progress so be sure to bookmark and return to this page:

Regular season averages: 1.2 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 5.39 million total viewers.

Episode 25-29: Saturday, 05/26/12
1.0 in the demo (0% episode-to-episode change) with 4.80 million; tied for first in the timeslot.
Season average: 1.16 in the demo with 5.39 million.
Demo average rank: #7 of 8 non-scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 25-28: Saturday, 05/19/12
1.0 in the demo (-17% episode-to-episode change) with 4.9 million; tied for first in the timeslot.
Season average: 1.16 in the demo with 5.41 million.
Demo average rank: #7 of 8 non-scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 25-27: Saturday, 05/12/12
1.2 in the demo (-8% episode-to-episode change) with 6.3 million; first in the timeslot.
Season average: 1.17 in the demo with 5.43 million.
Demo average rank: #7 of 8 non-scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 25-26: Saturday, 05/05/12
1.3 in the demo (+44% episode-to-episode change) with 6.7 million; first in the timeslot.
Season average: 1.17 in the demo with 5.40 million.
Demo average rank: #7 of 8 non-scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 25-25: Saturday, 04/28/12
0.9 in the demo (-10% episode-to-episode change) with 5.10 million; third in the timeslot.
Season average: 1.16 in the demo with 5.34 million.
Demo average rank: #7 of 8 non-scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 25-24: Saturday, 04/21/12
1.0 in the demo (-17% episode-to-episode change) with 5.40 million; first in the timeslot.
Season average: 1.17 in the demo with 5.35 million.
Demo average rank: #7 of 8 non-scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 25-23: Saturday, 04/14/12
1.2 in the demo (+9% episode-to-episode change) with 5.70 million; second in the timeslot.
Season average: 1.18 in the demo with 5.35 million.
Demo average rank: #7 of 8 non-scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 25-22: Saturday, 04/07/12
1.1 in the demo (-15% episode-to-episode change) with 4.90 million; second in the timeslot.
Season average: 1.18 in the demo with 5.33 million.
Demo average rank: #7 of 8 non-scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 25-21: Saturday, 03/24/12
1.3 in the demo (+8% episode-to-episode change) with 4.40 million; first in the timeslot.
Season average: 1.18 in the demo with 5.35 million.
Demo average rank: #7 of 8 non-scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 25-20: Saturday, 03/17/12
1.2 in the demo (+9% episode-to-episode change) with 4.10 million; first in the timeslot.
Season average: 1.18 in the demo with 5.40 million.
Demo average rank: #7 of 8 non-scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

UPDATE: 48 Hours has been renewed for a 26th season by CBS.

Episode 25-19: Saturday, 03/10/12
1.1 in the demo (0% episode-to-episode change) with 5.00 million; first in the timeslot.
Season average: 1.17 in the demo with 5.47 million.
Demo average rank: #7 of 8 non-scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 25-18: Saturday, 03/03/12
1.1 in the demo (0% episode-to-episode change) with 5.50 million; second in the timeslot.
Season average: 1.18 in the demo with 5.49 million.
Demo average rank: #7 of 8 non-scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 25-17: Saturday, 02/25/12
1.1 in the demo (0% episode-to-episode change) with 5.00 million; first in the timeslot.
Season average: 1.18 in the demo with 5.49 million.
Demo average rank: #7 of 8 non-scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 25-16: Saturday, 02/18/12
1.1 in the demo (-8% episode-to-episode change) with 5.40 million; second in the timeslot.
Season average: 1.19 in the demo with 5.52 million.
Demo average rank: #7 of 8 non-scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 25-15: Saturday, 02/11/12
1.2 in the demo (-8% episode-to-episode change) with 5.73 million; first in the timeslot.
Season average: 1.19 in the demo with 5.53 million.
Demo average rank: #5 of 6 non-scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 25-14: Saturday, 02/04/12
1.3 in the demo (0% episode-to-episode change) with 6.10 million; first in the timeslot.
Season average: 1.19 in the demo with 5.52 million.
Demo average rank: #5 of 5 non-scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 25-13: Saturday, 01/28/12
1.3 in the demo (+18% episode-to-episode change) with 6.55 million; second in the timeslot.
Season average: 1.18 in the demo with 5.47 million.
Demo average rank: #5 of 5 non-scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 25-12: Saturday, 01/21/12
1.1 in the demo (+10% episode-to-episode change) with 5.3 million; first in the timeslot.
Season average: 1.18 in the demo with 5.38 million.
Demo average rank: #5 of 5 non-scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 25-11: Saturday, 01/07/12
1.0 in the demo (-23% episode-to-episode change) with 4.9 million; third in the timeslot.
Season average: 1.18 in the demo with 5.39 million.
Demo average rank: #4 of 4 non-scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 25-10: Saturday, 12/10/11
1.3 in the demo (0% episode-to-episode change) with 5.5 million; first in the timeslot.
Season average: 1.20 in the demo with 5.44 million.
Demo average rank: #4 of 4 non-scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 25-09: Saturday, 12/03/11
1.3 in the demo (0% episode-to-episode change) with 5.90 million; third in the timeslot.
Season average: 1.19 in the demo with 5.44 million.
Demo average rank: #4 of 4 non-scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 25-08: Saturday, 11/26/11
1.3 in the demo (+18% episode-to-episode change) with 5.90 million; second in the timeslot.
Season average: 1.18 in the demo with 5.38 million.
Demo average rank: #4 of 4 non-scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 25-07: Saturday, 11/19/11
1.1 in the demo (-8% episode-to-episode change) with 5.5 million; tied for second in the timeslot.
Season average: 1.16 in the demo with 5.30 million.
Demo average rank: #4 of 4 non-scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 25-06: Saturday, 11/12/11
1.2 in the demo (-8% episode-to-episode change) with 5.51 million; second place in the timeslot.
Season average: 1.17 in the demo with 5.27 million.
Demo average rank: #4 of 4 non-scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 25-05: Saturday, 10/29/11
1.3 in the demo (+18% episode-to-episode change) with 5.58 million; second in the timeslot.
Season average: 1.16 in the demo with 5.22 million.
Demo average rank: #4 of 4 non-scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 25-04: Saturday, 10/22/11
1.1 in the demo (+22% episode-to-episode change) with 5.53 million; tied for third in the timeslot with ABC’s football.
Season average: 1.1 in the demo with 5.13 million.
Demo average rank: #4 of 4 non-scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 25-03: Saturday, 10/15/11
0.9 in the demo (-31% episode-to-episode change) with 4.77 million; fourth in the timeslot.
Season average: 1.1 in the demo with 4.99 million.
Demo average rank: #4 of 4 non-scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 25-02: Saturday, 10/8/11
1.3 in the demo (+8% episode-to-episode change) with 5.28 million; third in the timeslot.
Season average: 1.3 in the demo with 5.10 million.
Demo average rank: #4 of 4 non-scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 25-01: Saturday, 09/24/11
1.2 in the demo with 4.93 million; second in the timeslot, behind ABC football.


Reference point: The 2010-11 season averaged a 1.2 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 5.81 million viewers.

Note: These ratings are collected by the Nielsen company and are the final national numbers. These are different from the fast affiliate numbers which are just estimates of the actual ratings and are reported on by most other outlets. The final nationals are typically released within 24 hours of the programming or, in the case of weekends and holidays, a couple days later.

What do you think? Do you like the 48 Hours Mystery TV series? Do you think it should be cancelled or renewed for a 26th season?

 

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The Blue Rose May 29, 2012 at 9:00 am

This is my Saturday night show. I hope CBS leaves it right where it is.

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janie December 31, 2011 at 2:18 pm

when does true blood come back on

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charles harman, m.d., j.d. November 6, 2011 at 8:09 pm

48 hrs 11/5/11 was irresponsible. What ever happened to justice in the U.S.? The jury expressed reasonable doubt. Charles

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roy fatakia November 5, 2011 at 5:29 pm

We watch the show every Sat night and hope it continues for a long time!

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