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CBS Reality #1 factual entertainment for UK women

February 17, 2020

CBS Reality closed another successful year by maintaining its position as the #1 factual entertainment channel in the UK amongst women 16+. The channel delivered 1.2 per cent of the UK’s adult commercial TV audience in 2019, and attracted six million adults every month.

CBS Reality continues to showcase original true crime programming to deliver its ratings; seven out of the top 10 individual broadcasts in 2019 were CBS Reality original productions, each generating over 200,000 adult viewers. The most popular titles include Donal MacIntyre’s Murder Files, The Real Prime Suspect, Evidence of Evil, and Voice of a Killer.

CBS Reality is part of the CBS UK channel portfolio, which delivered its highest ever share of adult commercial impacts in 2019 with a 2.73 per cent SOCI (share of commercial impacts), up 1.5 per cent on 2018. The other channels included in the portfolio are CBS Justice, CBS Drama and Horror Channel.

Sam Rowden, Director of Programming, CBS Channels, commented: “These achievements underscore the commitment we have to delivering compelling original true crime programming on CBS Reality, featuring genuine experts who lived and breathed the cases we investigate. Our 2020 slate of original productions consists of brand new and returning series, which will build on the strong viewership of the channel.”

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