Sunday, March 17, 2019

'Dateline' episode 'Cold-Blooded' grabs 4.02 TV ratings overall

Dateline” (NBC) was seen on Saturday night at 8/7 p.m. It had aired at (7 p.m.) on the local KOB 4 TV station at Albuquerque. Last night’s episode on March 16, 2019 was called, “Cold-Blooded.” In the overnight TV ratings it had garnered 4.02 million TV viewers overall. It reached 0.6 million TV viewers in the all-important 18 to 49 adult demographic (8-10 p.m.). “One night for one drop” (CBS) grabbed 1.60 overall & 0.3 with adults. “NBA Basketball” (ABC) nabbed 1.72 overall & 0.6 with adults (8-11 p.m).

“Dateline” is a news program that covers murder & mystery in the United States. Last night’s episode was reported and narrated by Dennis Murphy.

Cold-Blooded.” Tallahassee, Florida 2014. Daniel Markel was shot to death in the garage of his home. It happened in broad daylight. He was a popular Florida State University professor who had no real enemies. He had just gotten a divorce from Wendi Adelson who both were fighting over custody of their kids. Over the next year. Police investigators recorded the phone calls of Daniel's family and friends. What they found was a plot to kill Daniel for Wendi. Did she pay someone to kill him? Or did someone do it for her without Wendi knowing? Who was arrested? 

(Note: This is my favorite episode this TV season. Even though it is a repeat. It's intriguing and a deep, deep mystery).

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(NBC photo. Wendi and Dan Markel before their divorce).

(NBC photo. Daniel's parents during interview).

'48 Hours' episode 'The shape of a killer' hits 3.21 TV ratings overall

48 Hours” (CBS) was seen Saturday night at 10/9 p.m. It was aired at (9 p.m.) on the local KRQE 13 station at Albuquerque. Last night’s episode on March 16, 2019 was called, “The Shape of a Killer.” In the overnight TV ratings it had garnered 3.21 million TV viewers overall. It reached 0.4 million TV viewers in the all-important 18 to 49 adult demographic. “NBA basketball” (ABC) grabbed 1.72 overall & 0.6 with adults (8 to 11 p.m.). “SNL” (NBC) nabbed 3.02 overall & 0.6 with adults.

“48 Hours” is a news program that covers murder & mystery in the United States. Last night’s episode was reported and narrated by Maureen Maher.

The Shape of a Killer.” Kathy Blair was brutally murdered inside her own home. She put up a good fight, but couldn't fend off a strong male intruder. He left nothing behind. No finger-prints. No DNA evidence. An elderly married couple were killed 9 days later. The killer again, left behind no physical evidence. Police investigators were baffled until a man came forward with a camera that had a thermal scope. The body heat shape picked up a male walking toward Kathy's home. The camera also picked up the car the killer drove in. No clear suspect until a neighbor talked about a creepy male who did yard work for Kathy. He "blew" the three murder cases wide open.

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(CBS photo. Could this be a possible killer?).

(CBS photo. Kathy Blair in happier times before he death).

Saturday, March 16, 2019

'Hawaii Five-0' episode 'Pupuhi ka he'e o kai uli' hits 6.73 TV ratings overall

Hawaii Five-0” (NBC) was seen Friday night at 9/8 p.m. It was seen at (8 p.m.) on the local KRQE TV station at Albuquerque. Last night’s episode on March 15, 2019 was called, “Pupuhi ka he'e o kai uli.” In the overnight TV ratings it had garnered 6.73 million TV viewers overall. It reached 0.8 million TV viewers in the all-important 18 to 49 adult demographic. “The Blacklist” (NBC) grabbed 3.55 overall & 0.5 with adults. “20/20” (ABC) nabbed 4.02 overall & 0.8 with adults (9 to 11 p.m.).

“Pupuhi ka he'e o kai uli.” A building window washer had fallen to his death. The rope that held him up was cut. Several gun shell casings were left behind on top of the building. There were also more than three foot prints on a roof that was a restricted area. One of the shoe prints belonged to a female and who might have been an eye witness to the murder. That window washer was a man who came from Miami, Florida. He had been traveling to numerous cities in one year. He turns out to be a thief. 

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(CBS photo. Steve, Junior & Lou investigate).

(CBS photo. Junior comforts his father).

'Dateline' episode 'Endgame' grabs 3.20 TV ratings overall

Dateline” (NBC) can be see each Friday night at 10/9 p.m. It was seen at (9 p.m.) on the local KOB 4 TV station at Albuquerque. Last night’s episode on March 15, 2019 was called, “Endgame.” In the overnight TV ratings it had garnered 3.20 million TV viewers overall. It reached 0.5 million TV viewers in the all-important 18 to 49 adult demographic. “Blue Bloods” (CBS) grabbed 8.19 overall & 0.8 with adults. “20/20” (ABC) nabbed 4.02 overall & 0.8 with adults (9-11 p.m).

“Dateline” is a news program that covers murder & mystery in the United States. Last night’s episode was reported and narrated by Andrea Canning.

Endgame.” New York City. New Years Eve 2009. Rod Covlin had found his wife Shele (Danishefsky) Covlin dead in the bathtub. He claimed that she died from a fall and dragged her out of the tub. He called 911 emergency. They had one daughter and one son. Shele was an over-achiever who became rich. Rod was not so ambitious who was unemployed all the time. He was cheating on her and moved out to an apartment next door. So he could be close to his kids. Both had moved onto other relationships and Shele was talking with a divorce lawyer. Custody over the kids got nasty. Did Shele fall in her bathtub? 

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Friday, March 15, 2019

'Dateline' replaces 'The Motive' with 'Endgame' Friday March 15, 2019

DATELINE on NBC. "The Motive" will air at a later date. The replacement episode is called, "Endgame" that will air at 10/9 p.m.

NBC says, "Rod Covlin -- the New York man found guilty this week of murdering his wife Shele Danishefsky nearly ten years ago for her $5.3 million fortune. During the one-hour broadcast, key players in the case open up about Covlin, who had staged the crime scene and later attempted to frame the murder on his then-teenage daughter."


"In an exclusive interview, Covlin’s ex-girlfriend tells NBC News’ Andrea Canning: 'I never saw the monster that I eventually came to know until later.' The former girlfriend Debra Oles, who ended up being a key witness in the case, also explains that Covlin 'was pretty adamant about his innocence. And he also wanted to start a nonprofit about people who were falsely accused of crimes. There were a lotta people who did believe him."

Thursday, March 14, 2019

6 Episode Podcast 'Over My Dead Body' is about a murder

OVER MY DEAD BODY on WONDERY. A new podcast premiered recently and "Dateline" will cover it this Saturday (3/16/2019). 

Dan was gunned down in the garage of his home. He had no enemies except for his wife Wendy and their ugly divorce. The custody of their kids made it a lot worse. The murder case went cold, but police investigators recorded everybody's "phones." That is what makes this murder mystery so enthralling and compelling. Check it out.

Click below for OVER MY DEAD BODY on WONDERY. All 6 episodes.
(Wondery logo.)

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

An all new '48 Hours' Saturday March 16, 2019

48 HOURS on CBS. The next episode is called, "The Shape of a Killer" that will air this Saturday at 10/9 p.m. 

CBS says, "Three murders in Austin, Texas, and little evidence to go on. Did a man testing a thermal imaging camera inadvertently capture the image of a killer? 48 Hours -- correspondent Maureen Maher investigates."

An all new 'Dateline' Friday March 15, 2019

DATELINE on NBC. The next episode is called, "The Motive" that will air this Friday at 10/9 p.m. 

NBC says, "A young woman finds out that her boyfriend might have shot and killed a college football player out of revenge. She struggles with coming forward to officials, fearing she could lose her life. Keith Morrison reports."

'Dateline' weekend Saturday March 16, 2019

DATELINE on NBC. The weekend episode is called, "Cold-Blooded" that will air this Saturday at 8/7 p.m. 

NBC says, "When a Florida law professor is shot, his family, friends and police are baffled. A complicated investigation that draws national attention and is featured in the popular podcast 'Over My Dead Body', leads police to a surprising theory of the crime. Dennis Murphy reports, and speaks to the victim’s family in an emotional interview."

Monday, March 11, 2019

An all new 'Hawaii Five-0' Friday March 15, 2019

HAWAII FIVE-0 on CBS. The next episode is called, "Pupuhi ka he’e o kai uli" that will air this Friday at 9/8 p.m. 

CBS says, "Five-0 investigate the murder of a window washer and find that the victim is actually a renowned street artist who may have a politically motivated bounty on his head. Also, Grover and Adam look into the murder of a gambler, and Junior helps his father when they are reminded of his sister’s death."

'The Mustang' opens on 4 US movie screens Friday March 15, 2019

'Captive State' opens on 2,200 US movie screens Friday March 15, 2019

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Music resurgence of 'Michael Jackson' after controversial 'Leaving Neverland' airs

"Leaving Neverland" (HBO) aired both in the U.S., and the United Kingdom (Channel 4) in one week. Mark Robson and Jimmy Safechuck allegedly accuse Michael Jackson of molesting them when they were kids (1980's and 1990's). They provided no physical evidence. The Jackson family was not interviewed for the documentary. 

Here is the damage: A handful of radio stations around the world have dropped Michael from their music playlists. Plus, the animated TV show, "The Simpsons" dropped the "Michael" character from its' cast. The music of the "Jackson 5" dropped in sales by 4 per cent...

  • Michael Jackson's "Number Ones" album jumped 44 notches landing at #43 for the week.
  • "The Essential Michael Jackson" climbed up to #79 for the week.
  • The hit single "Bad" jumped up to #74.
  • The hit single "Thriller" climbed back up to #172.
  • His combined album & song sales dropped by a mere 8,000.
  • On-Demand Audio & Video Streams rose 6 percent to 19.7 million!
Michael Jackson died in 2009 and it seems that his legion of fans are standing by him a decade later 2019.

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(Vintage Kraft poster. "This is it" Documentary). 


'48 Hours' episode 'Out of Reach' nabs 3.70 TV ratings overall

48 Hours” (CBS) was seen Saturday night at 10/9 p.m. It was aired at (9 p.m.) on the local KRQE 13 station at Albuquerque. Last night’s episode on March 9, 2019 was called, “Out of Reach.” In the overnight TV ratings it had garnered 3.70 million TV viewers overall. It reached 0.4 million TV viewers in the all-important 18 to 49 adult demographic. “NBA basketball” (ABC) grabbed 1.96 overall & 0.6 with adults. “SNL” (NBC) nabbed 3.15 overall & 0.7 with adults.

“48 Hours” is a news program that covers murder & mystery in the United States. Last night’s episode was reported and narrated by Peter Van Sant.

Out of Reach.” South Korea 1988. Carolyn Abel was an American teacher who had traveled from Japan. A local man there had proposed marriage, but she said “no.” Carolyn was a free spirit who was found stabbed to death in her apartment. She was not the only American woman teaching in the country. She was also stabbed 30 times and her throat was sliced from ear to ear. The apartment door was unlocked and police said that Carolyn was killed by someone she had known. The head teacher in Seoul, Korea was Kathy Patrick. She suddenly had left the country and traveled back to her home state of Washington. What happened 30 years ago?

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(CBS photo. Carloyn Abel's murder has been unsolved since 1988).

(CBS photo. Kathy Patrick left Korea quickly after Carloyn's death).

Saturday, March 9, 2019

'Hawaii Five-0' episode 'Ai no i ka 'ape he mane'o no ko ka nuku' hits 7.24 TV ratings overall

Hawaii Five-0” (NBC) was seen Friday night at 10/9 p.m. It was seen at (9 p.m.) on the local KRQE TV station at Albuquerque. Last night’s episode on March 08, 2019 was called, “Ai no i ka 'ape he mane'o no ko ka nuku.” In the overnight TV ratings it had garnered 7.24 million TV viewers overall. It reached 0.9 million TV viewers in the all-important 18 to 49 adult demographic. “The Blacklist” (NBC) grabbed 3.81 overall & 0.5 with adults. “20/20” (ABC) nabbed 4.03 overall & 0.7 with adults (9 to 11 p.m.).

Ai no i ka 'ape he mane'o no ko ka nuku.” A young male walked into oncoming traffic and was hit head on into a semi-truck. He was killed and it turns out to be an athlete who used steroids. He had mixed those steroids with other chemicals. Lou and Tani come to the conclusion that he may have been murdered. The young man’s father didn’t know he was on steroids, but had suspected. The athlete was on the verge of getting onto a major league baseball team.

Meanwhile, Steve and Danno watch over a female novelist. She turns out to be Danno’s former mother-in-law (Joan Collins). Danno thinks she’s impossible, but Steve likes her. 

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(CBS photo. Joan Collins guest stars as Danno's former mother-in-law).

(CBS photo. Steve and Mandy have a chat).