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: 8:00 Local/8:00 National

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


- Format: One-hours

- Utlity: Weekends

- Barter: 8:00 Local/8:00 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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Here are sales highlights for Forensic Factor (F2), for the week of Apr 26-May 2. Comparisons are based on shares with 2 decimals.

Chicago, WMEU (IND) Sat 5:00-7:00pm - Forensic Factor is Appointment TV, infinitely up over its Forensic FILES lead-in (0.00), while its Cheaters lead-out goes limp (0.00), with W18-49 and W25-54. The show vastly improves the time period year-to-year with HH (quadruple), W18-49 (9 times better), and W25-54 (more than 6x stronger). And, it builds upon its own Feb 2021 levels: HH (almost triple), W18-49 (more than 38x higher), and W25-54 (more than 5x better).

Atlanta, WGCL (CBS) Sat 2:30am - F2 is stronger than it was last year (+25%)... and last sweep (more than double), with HH.

Houston, KUBE (IND) Sun 7:00-9:00pm - Infinite increase over its sleeping HH lead-in (0.00). Trending up over the past 3 weeks in HH, too.

Washington, WDVM (IND) Sun 11:00pm - Infinitely up over its News lead-in (0.00) with HH. More than doubles last year's HH time period. Builds +70% over its own Feb 2021 HH delivery.

Tampa, WTTA (IND) Sat 2:00am - Tentpole TV, with an infinite increase over its Bloodline Detectives lead-in (0.00), while its lead-out fades to black (0.00) with HH. Improves +50% over Murdoch Mysteries from last year's HH time period. More than doubles itself compared to its Feb 2021 HH score.

Detroit, WMYD (IND) Sat 4:00am and Sun 9:00pm
- On Saturday... F2 is multiple times stronger than the prior HH time period last year (more than 7x better)... and last sweep (more than quadruple).

- On Sunday in primetime... F2 rises above its Nightwatch lead-in with HH (+13%) and W25-54 (+Infinity). The show is also superior to its own Feb 2021 levels in HH (+73%) and W25-54 (+6%). The show is also trending up over its last 3 weeks with HH.

Orlando, WKCF (CW) Sun 2:00pm - Infinitely up over its HH lead-in.

Sacramento, KQCA (IND) Sat 2:00pm - Afternoon Appointment TV, with an infinite increase over its 0.00 lead-in, while its Bloodline Detective lead-out just dies (0.00), with W25-54. F2 improves over last year (+13%)... and last sweep (more than quadruple) with W25-54, too.

St. Louis, KPLR (CW) Sat 2:00-4:00am - In this double-run, F2 more than doubles Forensic FILES/True Crime Files from last year's time period with HH, while also rising with W18-49 (+67%) and W25-54 (+32%). The show also builds dramatically from what it delivered in Feb 2021: HH (+81%), W18-49 (more than double), W25-54 (+26%). And, it's Tentpole TV -- rising above its Storm of Suspicion lead-in, while its lead-out declines, with HH and W18-49. Lead-in gains are +43% (HH) and +13% (W18-49). F2 is also trending up over the past 4 weeks with HH.

Indianapolis, ETTV (IND) Sun 1:00am - F2 almost doubles its own Feb 2021 delivery. The show rises +11% over its lead-in, too.

San Diego, NFMB (CW) Sat 4:30pm and 3:00am
- In the afternoon... F2 soars +44% over last year's time period. The show is also +68% better than it was in Feb 2021.

- In late fringe... F2 more than quadruples itself, compared to its Feb 2021 delivery. It's also infinitely up over its lead-in.

Nashville, WNAB (CW) Sat 3:00am - F2 delivers an infinite increase over its sleeping TMZ lead-in (0.00).

Salt Lake City, KUCW (CW) Sat 2:00-4:00pm - This double-run is more than double what the show scored in Feb 2021... while also improving on last year's delivery (+1%). It's also infinitely better than its 0.00 lead-in.

Columbus OH, WWHO (CW) Sat 4:00am - Tentpole TV, infinitely stronger than its Nashville Insider lead-in (0.00), while its lead-out declines. F2 almost doubles Castle from last year's time period. And, it more than triples itself, compared to its Feb 2021 delivery.

Milwaukee, WISN (ABC) Sat 1:30am and Sun 12:00m 
- On Saturday... F2 is +18% better than its Nightwatch lead-in. And, the show improves +86% over last year's time period.

- On Sunday... F2 builds over itself compared to last year (more than double)... and last sweep (+39%).

West Palm Beach, WTCN (IND) Sun 6:00pm - In this key access time period, F2 is Appointment TV -- infinitely up over its lead-in (0.00), while its movie lead-out fades to black (0.00). The show is+65% better than it was in Feb 2021, too.

Las Vegas, KLAS (CBS) Sat 1:30am - Year-to-year improvement of +25% for Forensic Factor.

Norfolk, WTVZ (IND) Sat 8:00pm - This primetime airing of F2 is +16% better than it was last year.

Source: NSI WRAP Multi-Market Program Tracks; Week of 4/26/21; Comparisons by 2-decimal share in Live+SD; Last year is May 2020; Last sweep is Feb 2021; Lead-in comparison is prior 1/4 hr to full program average