‘CSI: NY’ 75 Percent Cleared in Syndication

Jan 11, 2005  •  Post A Comment

King World Productions has sold the weekend broadcast syndication rights to the CBS series “CSI: NY” to stations representing 75 percent of the country for debut in fall 2008, it was announced Tuesday by Roger King, CEO of CBS Enterprises and King World Productions.

Stations included represent such groups as Viacom, Belo, Hearst-Argyle, Gannett, Scripps Howard, Meredith, Emmis, Cox, Media General, Capitol, Landmark, Dispatch, Freedom and Grey.

Stations sold thus far include all top 30 markets. The top 20 are WCBS-TV (New York), KCBS-TV (Los Angeles), WBBM-TV (Chicago), KYW-TV (Philadelphia), WBZ-TV (Boston), KPIX-TV (San Francisco), KTVT-TV (Dallas), WUSA-TV (Washington), WUPA-TV (Atlanta), WKBD-TV (Detroit), KHOU-TV (Houston), KSTW-TV (Seattle), WTOG-TV (Tampa, Fla.), WCCO-TV (Minneapolis), KTVK-TV (Phoenix), WEWS-TV (Cleveland), WFOR-TV (Miami), KCNC-TV (Denver), KCRA-TV (Sacramento, Calif.) and WKCF-TV (Orlando, Fla.).

King World currently syndicates “CSI,” which began its weekend syndication run in September 2004. “CSI” is the highest-rated syndicated weekend hour to debut since 1997 and consistently ranks among the top 10 shows in syndication. The first “CSI” spinoff, “CSI: Miami,” is scheduled to enter syndication in fall 2006.