CBS Stations Warm Again to 'Cold Case’

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The CBS Television stations have picked up Warner Bros.’ Cold Case for two more seasons of weekend syndication, keeping the show on the stations’ air through the 2010-2011 season. The CBS group includes WCBS New York, KCBS Los Angeles and WBBM Chicago in the top-three markets, as well as stations in 13 other markets.

Season to date (through Nov. 25), the show is averaging a 2.2 national live-plus-same-day household rating, according to Nielsen Media Research. In the key demographics, the show averages a 1.0 in women 18-34, 1.4 in women 18-49 and 1.6 among women 25-54. Cold Case is the fourth-ranked show in weekend off-net syndication in households, behind Warner Bros.’ CSI: Miami, Warner Bros.’ Without a Trace and NBC Universal’s Law & Order: SVU. Cold Case, however, beats Without a Trace in all key female demos and beats Law & Order: SVU in women 18-49 and women 25-54, and ties it in women 18-34.

Cold Case is in its fifth season on CBS, airing Sundays at 9 p.m. ET. The series stars Kathryn Morris and is produced by Jerry Bruckheimer Television in association with CBS Productions and Warner Bros. Television.