The First 48: Missing Persons

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The First 48: Missing Persons
First 48 MP logo.jpg
Opening title
GenreDrama
Action
StarringBill Mondy
(narrator)
Country of originUnited States
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes15
Production
Executive producer(s)Gary Sherman
Robert Schneiger
Conrad Riggs
Running time42 minutes
(excluding commercials)
Production company(s)Found Films
Release
Original networkA&E
Picture format480i (SDTV)
720p (HDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Original releaseJune 2, 2011 (2011-06-02) –
February 7, 2013 (2013-02-07)[1]
Chronology
Related showsThe First 48
After the First 48
The Killer Speaks
External links
Website

The First 48: Missing Persons is an American documentary television series on A&E that debuted on June 2, 2011 and ended on February 7, 2013.[2][3]

Premise[edit]

The series name comes from the statistic that the odds of solving a case decrease by 50% if a solid lead is not found within the first 48 hours after the person has gone missing. Filmed in Chicago, the series gives an inside look at the real-life cases and procedures of the Chicago Missing Persons Unit. Similar to its predecessor series, The First 48, each episode usually focuses on two cases, beginning with the report of a missing person and ending with either a resolution or the point when the case reaches an extended dead end.

Episodes[edit]

Season 1: 2011[edit]

No. Title Original air date
1"The Good Student/Left in Danger/Lady on a Bridge"June 2, 2011 (2011-06-02)
2"Critical Care"June 9, 2011 (2011-06-09)
3"Tangled Web; Street Justice"June 16, 2011 (2011-06-16)
4"Taken; Scorcher"June 23, 2011 (2011-06-23)
5"Worried Sick; Silent Night"June 30, 2011 (2011-06-30)
6"Mother's Day; Somebody Knows"July 7, 2011 (2011-07-07)
7"The Graduate"July 14, 2011 (2011-07-14)

Season 2: 2012-2013[edit]

No. Title Original air date U.S. viewers
(millions)
1"A History of Violence"March 15, 2012 (2012-03-15)1.42[4]
2"Desperate Measures; The Big City"March 22, 2012 (2012-03-22)1.47[5]
3"In the Wind"March 29, 2012 (2012-03-29)1.43[6]
4"Deleted/Cruel Streets"April 5, 2012 (2012-04-05)1.40[7]
5"Lost Anniversary/Checked Out"January 17, 2013 (2013-01-17)1.35[8]
6"Family Matters"January 24, 2013 (2013-01-24)1.69[9]
7"3:10 to Yuma/Harm's Way"January 31, 2013 (2013-01-31)1.63[10]
8"The Good Mother"February 7, 2013 (2013-02-07)1.41[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The First 28: Missing Persons".
  2. ^ "A&E Presents 'The First 48: Missing Persons' on Thursday, June 2 at 10PM ET/PT". Retrieved November 13, 2012.
  3. ^ "A&E's 'The First 48: Missing Persons' Returns March 15". Retrieved November 13, 2012.
  4. ^ "Thursday's Cable Ratings: "Swamp People" Tops Viewers for Second Straight Week". The Futon Critic. Retrieved January 26, 2013.
  5. ^ "Thursday's Cable Ratings: "Jersey Shore Reunion" Clings to Demo Crown". The Futon Critic. Retrieved January 26, 2013.
  6. ^ "Thursday's Cable Ratings: "Swamp People," NBA Top Charts". The Futon Critic. Retrieved January 26, 2013.
  7. ^ "Thursday's Cable Ratings: "Swamp People" Continues Win Streak". The Futon Critic. Retrieved January 26, 2013.
  8. ^ "Thursday's Cable Ratings: USA's "Suits," TNT's Lakers/Heat Top Viewers, Demos". The Futon Critic. Retrieved January 26, 2013.
  9. ^ "Thursday's Cable Ratings: "Suits," "Buckwild" Top Viewer, Demo Charts". The Futon Critic. Retrieved January 26, 2013.
  10. ^ "Thursday's Cable Ratings: "Suits," "Buckwild" Once Again Top Charts". the Futon Critic. Retrieved February 13, 2013.
  11. ^ "Thursday's Cable Ratings: MTV's "Buckwild" Wraps Freshman Run with Series Highs". the Futon Critic. Retrieved February 13, 2013.

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