10 Things You Didn’t Know about The First 48

TVOvermind | 1/21/2019 | Nat Berman
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The First 48 is a television show that chronicles the first 48 hours after a major crime. The name was derived from the 48 hours of investigation that occur after such a crime has been committed. It’s a show that airs on A&E and has been extremely popular with audiences for quite some time. If you want to know more about it, keep reading.

It’s hard for most shows to make it past three or four seasons because people have a way of losing interest after a while. It hasn’t been so in this case. In fact, it’s still going strong after 17 seasons and there’s no sign that its popularity is waning in any manner.

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These are the same cases that you hear about on the news and in some cases, they’re the things that happen in the very city in which you live. That’s one reason that so many people have an interest in the cases discussed the show.

One of the other things that makes it appealing is that there is no script. That makes it a reality show in the truest sense of the word, not like so many of these other so-called reality shows that are on. That being said, it is heavily edited. It has to be or they would never be able to tell the story during the allotted amount of time they have.

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So far, it’s been responsible for The First 48: Missing Persons, The Killer Speaks, Marcia Clark Investigates: The First 48, After the First 48, and a special SWAT series that’s connected to the original show.

Over the years, studies have consistently shown that this show is extremely popular in southeastern parts of the United States, often three or four times as popular as it is in other areas.


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