Based on cases ripped from the headlines and solved by an elite team of  investigators, FORENSIC FACTOR details the trade secrets used by the world’s best sleuths to nab the most elusive criminals, with richly produced re-enactments of crucial incidents and first-hand accounts from the experts providing depth and insight.

 Format: One-hours

- Utility: Weekends

- Barter: 7:30 Local/7:30 National

- Delivery: Two (2) episodes delivered weekly, via Pathfire


- Format: One-hours

- Utlity: Weekends

- Barter: 7:30 Local/7:30 National

- Delivery: Two (2) episodes delivered weekly, via Pathfire

- Effectively delivers Women 25-54 and Adults 25-54.

- $2 million+ per episode production for Discovery Channel main network and global affiliates.

- Richly-produced reenactments, with commentary from the real CSIs.

- Pairs well with news, reality, unscripted and procedural drama programming.

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Washington Sniper
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Here are sales highlights for Forensic Factor (F2), for the week of Jan 11-17. Comparisons are based on shares with 2 decimals.

San Francisco, KOFY (IND) Sun 11:00pm - F2 is 60 times stronger than last year's HH time period.

Atlanta, WGCL (CBS) Sat 2:30am - Great year-to-year gains: HH (+12%), W18-49 (+49%), W25-54 (+22%). Tentpole TV, too -- jumping +32% over its Bloodline Detectives lead-in, while its Inside Edition lead-out declines, with HH.

Houston, KUBE (IND) Sun 12:00m - Far superior to The Entertainers from last year's time period: HH (more than double), W18-49 (more than 8 times stronger), W25-54 (11x better). Improves over its own Dec 2020 levels with W18-49 and W25-54. Rises +29% over its Family Guy lead-in with W18-49, too.

Washington, WDVM (IND) Sun 11:00pm - Almost doubles itself, compared to its Dec 2020 HH score.

Phoenix, KAZT (IND) Sat 2:00-4:00am - Double-digit increases over its lead-in with HH (+14%), W18-49 (+15%), and W25-54 (+10%). Builds over its own delivery last year... and last sweep. Vs. Last Year: HH more than double, while W18-49 and W25-54 are more than 6 times stronger. Vs. Last Sweep: HH are more than 6x better, while W18-49 and W25-54 are infinitely up.

Tampa, WTTA (IND) Sat 2:00am - F2 has become far better than it was in Dec 2020: HH (50 times stronger), W25-54 (75x higher). The show delivers an infinite increase over Murdoch Mysteries (0.00) in last year's time period, with W25-54. And, it's infinitely up over its Bloodline Detectives lead-in (0.00) with W25-54, too.

Detroit, WMYD (IND) Sat 9:00pm and Sun 9:00pm - In both time periods, F2 is superior to its HH lead-in. On Saturday, it triples its American Ninja Warrior lead-in. On Sunday, it's +3% above its Nightwatch lead-in.

Sacramento, KQCA (IND) Sat 2:00pm - Infinitely up over its HH lead-in. Trending up over the past 3 weeks, too.

St. Louis, KPLR (CW) Sat 2:00-4:00am - More than doubles Forensic FILES from last year's time period with W18-49, while W25-54 are up +32%. Tentpole TV, jumping above its Storm of Suspicion lead-in, while its lead-out declines, with W18-49 and W25-54. Lead-in gains are +35% with W18-49, and +25% with W25-54. Builds on its own success with large increases over its Dec 2020 levels, too: W18-49 (+65%), W25-54 (+42%).

San Diego, NFMB (CW) Sat 4:30pm - Infinitely up over its Forensic FILES lead-in.

Nashville, WNAB (CW) Sat 3:00am - More than triples last year's time period. Grows +46% over itself from Dec 2020. Superior to its TMZ lead-in by +8%, too.

Salt Lake City, KUCW (CW) Sat 2:00-4:00pm - This afternoon double-run is +46% stronger than its own Dec 2020 level. Infinite increase over its 0.00 lead-in, too.

Kansas City, KCWE (CW) Sat 7:00pm - Primetime Appointment TV, almost doubling its Central Ave lead-in, while its Storm of Suspicion lead-out fizzles downward. Almost doubles itself compared to its Dec 2020 score. Strong +29% increase over last year's time period, too.

Milwaukee, WISN (ABC) Sat 1:00am and Sun 12:00m

On Saturday... F2 achieves an infinite increase over its Nightwatch lead-in.

On Sunday... F2 is Appointment TV, rising +6% over its Soledad O'Brien lead-in, while its News lead-out declines. The show is also up +39% over last year.

Las Vegas, KLAS (CBS) Sat 1:30am - F2 is +23% stronger than its Bloodline Detectives lead-in, on this CBS affiliate.

Norfolk, WTVZ (IND) Sat 8:00pm - Primetime is the right time for F2 to build over itself, compared to last year (+64%) and last sweep (almost double). The show is trending up over the past 3 weeks, too.

Source: NSI WRAP Multi-Market Program Tracks; Week of 1/11/21; Comparisons by 2-decimal share in Live+SD; Last year is Feb 2020; Last sweep is Dec 2020; Lead-in comparison is prior 1/4 hr to full program average