SECOND SEASON PREMIERE OF “WHISTLEBLOWER” IS FRIDAY’S #1 PROGRAM AT 8:00 PM WITH VIEWERS AND KEY DEMOS
“Whistleblower” Posts Year-to-Year Series’ Best Deliveries
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The second season premiere of WHISTLEBLOWER was Friday’s #1 broadcast at 8:00 PM and posted year-to-year increases with series highs in viewers and key demographics, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for Friday, May 24.
Friday’s broadcast delivered 3.94 million viewers, 0.7/05 with adults 25-54 and 0.5/03 with adults 18-49. WHISTLEBLOWER was up +30% in viewers (from 3.04m), +17% in adults 25-54 (from 0.6/03) and +25% with adults 18-49 (from 0.4/03) when compared to the series premiere on July 13, 2018.
Hosted by Alex Ferrer, WHISTLEBLOWER features investigations into the real-life David vs. Goliath stories of heroic people who put everything on the line to stop illegal and dangerous wrongdoing, often when major corporations or individuals rip off the government and U.S. taxpayers. The cases examined this season represent potential fraud totaling more than $2 billion. The series takes viewers behind the scenes as these unsung heroes step up and risk everything to expose unethical greed and activities as they try to protect those who are most vulnerable to fraudulent scams.
In the second season premiere, Ferrer interviewed a whistleblower who exposed corrupt officers within the Chicago Police Department who stole from drug dealers and planted drugs on innocent people.
WHISTLEBLOWER is produced by CBS News and CBS Television Studios. Alex Ferrer is the host. Susan Zirinsky is the senior executive producer. Anthony Batson, Alex Ferrer and Ted Eccles are the executive producers.