WGN America gets “Elementary”

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WGN AmericaThe CBS drama is headed to WGN America, which has acquired exclusive off-network cable rights to the series, it was announced by Matt Cherniss, President and General Manager of WGN America and Tribune Studios, and Scott Koondel, Chief Corporate Content Licensing Officer for CBS Corp.


WGN America has the rights to all seasons of the critically acclaimed drama after each season has aired on CBS network.

The show was the most watched new series in broadcast television during the 2012-2013 season. Currently in its second season on CBS, Elementary is averaging 12 million viewers and is ranked #4 among all primetime programs in L7 viewer lift, averaging a +4.15 million viewer increase over its live plus same day average.


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