Monday, November 17, 2008


Criminal Minds: Here is a link to an interesting article about Criminal Minds and syndication:

Criminal Minds, produced jointly by ABC Studios and CBS Paramount Network Television, is a top performer that is one of the few shows in primetime to see growth this year. The first-run Minds wins its Wednesday 9 p.m. time slot; it's ranked eighth among viewers overall, and 14th among adults 18-49.

Compared to last year, the show is up 5% among viewers and adults 18-49, a rare feat in today's TV landscape. The show stars Joe Mantegna and Thomas Gibson, and is in its fourth season.

Numb3rs, produced by Ridley and Tony Scott's Scott Free Productions in association with CBS Paramount Network Television, is less seen in its Friday 10 p.m. time slot, but “it has the ability to find a new audience,” DiSalvo says. “It's a hidden jewel for us.”

Numb3ers, starring Rob Morrow and David Krumholtz, is ranked 30th among all viewers and 53rd among adults 18-49. Year to year, it is down 2% in viewers and 14% for adults 18-49.

Criminal Minds already has been sold to A&E for $650,000 an episode, according to industry estimates, while Ion is paying $175,000 per week to strip the show starting in 2009. Numb3rs has yet to find a cable home.