Will CBS' CSI: Miami spinoff bring ER-like lead-in numbers for
the CBS owned-and-operated station group's mostly ailing late news?
Compared with a year ago, the Viacom Inc. group reported significant gains on 13
of the 15 stations that aired the new show Monday night.
Viacom said ratings doubled at KCBS-TV Los Angeles, and they were up 77 percent at
WFOR-TV Miami, 73 percent at KPIX-TV San Francisco, 64 percent at KEYE-TV
Austin, Texas, 36 percent at WJZ-TV Baltimore, 30 percent at KDKA-TV Pittsburgh,
27 percent at WCCO-TV Minneapolis, 22 percent at WCBS-TV New York, 15 percent at
KUTV(TV) Salt Lake City, and high single- or low double-digit increases in
Chicago, Philadelphia Detroit and Dallas.
CBS said the late-night halo lasted until morning, which meant gains as well
for The Late Show with David Letterman and The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn.