CBS REALITY REMAINS #1 FACTUAL ENTERTAINMENT DESTINATION AMONGST ADULT WOMEN IN 2019
2020 SPRING SLATE OF NEW ORIGINAL TRUE CRIME CONTENT INCLUDES “NEW SCOTLAND YARD FILES” PRODUCED BY ITN PRODUCTIONSALONGSIDE NEW SEASONS OF TOP-RATING SERIES “THE REAL PRIME
SUSPECT” AND “EVIDENCE OF EVIL”
LONDON – 17 February 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% of the UK’s adult commercial TV audience in 2019, and attracted six million adults every month.
Reality continues to showcase acclaimed 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”.
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% SOCI (share of
commercial impacts), up 1.5% on 2018.
The other channels included in the portfolio are CBS Justice, CBS Drama and
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.”
channel’s 2020 Spring slate includes a new 10-part
true crime series “New Scotland Yard Files”, which covers the
most mysterious and intriguing murders in London. In the series, New Scotland Yard detectives open
their files to tell the inside stories of how they caught some of the capital’s
most notorious killers. Each episode of the series uses ITN Productions’
extensive archive, evocative reconstructions and in-depth interviews to take
viewers through the twists and turns of a murder investigation in extraordinary
detail, to reveal how police finally identify and catch the killer.
is presented by former New Scotland Yard detective Peter Bleksley, who brings
unique insight into the workings of murder investigations, with contributions
from the journalists who covered the stories as they unfolded, criminologists
who analyse the methods and motives of the murderers and forensic specialists
who provide vital evidence to ensure the guilty are convicted.
covered include the murder of David “Sinders” Morley on London’s South Bank,
the Stockwell Strangler, who targeted elderly men and women and struck fear
into the streets of south London, and the murder of former pop star Michael
Menson who died just because he took the wrong bus.
The series will premiere on 12th March
Rowden, who is
also Executive Producer of “New Scotland Yard Files,”continued, “We are excited to work with ITN
Productions to bring this new series to our audience. With unprecedented access
to New Scotland Yard former detectives and their case files, viewers will be
able to recollect – or experience for the first time – the impact of each crime
in the news through extensive archive footage and hear from the original news
reporters as they comment on these events today.”
Executive Producer Sarah-Jane Cohen said: “The detectives we
worked with gave us details of the investigations and evidence previously only
seen in court, so viewers will get a unique insight into the way New Scotland
Yard solved these high profile murders. Audiences will get a real sense of
their tenacity in following each lead and gathering every detail until they
finally identify the killer. As one detective says, ‘It’s the ABC of
the detective world, accept nothing, believe nobody and challenge everything.’”
Reality will also air two returning series in March. In season two of “The Real
Prime Suspect”, premiering on 17th March, former Met Police Officer and the
inspiration for the character of DCI Jane Tennison, Jackie Malton will examine 10
further murder cases. Season three of “Evidence of Evil”, a series about the
role of forensics breakthroughs, will premiere on 18th March.
information on CBS Reality UK please visit:
CBS Reality features original true crime content
including “The Real Prime Suspect”, “Donal MacIntyre’s Murder Files” and “Voice
of a Killer”. CBS Reality reaches viewers in more than 25 million homes
throughout the UK via the Sky, Virgin Media, Freesat and Freeview platforms.
CBS Reality is part of the CBS UK channel portfolio, operated by AMC Networks
International – UK.
About AMC Networks International –
Networks International – UK is a business unit of AMC Networks International, a
leading producer and distributor of television channels reaching subscribers in
more than 130 countries and territories and spanning a range of genres,
including movies and series, lifestyle, entertainment, sports, children’s and
factual. AMC Networks International is the global division of AMC Networks. For
more information, please visit: www.amcnetworksinternational.com
About ITN Productions:
Formed in 2010, ITN Productions is ITN’s
Oscar-nominated, multi-award-winning in-house production company producing
non-fiction content for UK broadcasters and networks around the world.
It is the world leader in fast-turnaround documentaries,
topical debate programmes, hard-hitting current affairs and high-rating popular
factual series for major international broadcasters such as BBC, ITV, Channel
4, Channel 5, Sky, Discovery, Netflix and CBS.
Recent ITN Productions commissions includes: BAFTA
Award-winning For Sama, a co-production with Channel 4 News for Channel
4 and PBS Frontline; Harry and Meghan: An African Journey for ITV and
ABC; Channel 5 two-parter, Michael Palin in North Korea; observational
series for BBC One Inside the Supermarket and Live: Britain’s
Next PM – The Channel 4 Debate for Channel 4.