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Cold Case

Cold Case Logo
Format Police procedural
Created by Meredith Stiehm
Starring Kathryn Morris
Danny Pino
Justin Chambers
John Finn
Jeremy Ratchford
Thom Barry
Tracie Thoms
Theme music composer Helmut and Franz Vonlichten
Opening theme Nara
Slogan Time never runs out for justice.
Country of origin Flag of the United States United States
No. of seasons 5
No. of episodes 111 (List of episodes)
Production
Location(s) Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Running time approx. 45 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel CBS
Picture format 480i (SDTV),
1080i (HDTV)
Original run September 28, 2003 – present
External links
Official website
IMDb profile
TV.com summary
Philadelphia Portal

Cold Case is an American police procedural television series revolving around a fictionalized Philadelphia Police Department division that specializes in investigating cold cases. The series first aired in September 2003 on CBS. Its fifth season began on September 23, 2007. Cold Case could refer to: Cold case, a term for a criminal investigation that has not been solved and is no longer being investigated Cold Case, the CBS television drama Cold Case Files, an A&E TV show A Cold Case, a 2002 true crime novel by Philip Gourevitch Category... The police procedural is a sub-genre of the mystery story which attempts to accurately depict the activities of a police force as they investigate crimes. ... Kathryn Morris (born January 28, 1969) is an American actress. ... Daniel Danny Pino (born on 15 April 1974 in Miami, Florida, USA) is an American actor of Cuban descent, currently appearing on the TV series Cold Case. ... Justin Chambers (born July 11, 1970) is an American actor and former Calvin Klein male fashion model. ... John Finn (born September 30, 1952 in New York, New York, USA) is an actor best known as one of the leads of the television programs Cold Case and EZ Streets. ... Jeremy Ratchford (born on 6 August 1965 in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada) is a Canadian actor. ... Thom Barry (born in Cincinnati, Ohio) is an American actor, most notable for plating Detective Will Jeffries in Cold Case since its first episode in 2003 The Mannsfield 12 (2007) — Officer Evans Cold Case — Will Jeffries (2007) — Talk Show Announcer Time Out (2004) — Principal Benson Curb Your Enthusiasm (2004... Tracie Thoms (born August 19, 1975) is an American television, film, and stage actress. ... E.S. Posthumus is an independent music group that produces cinematic style music. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... This is a episode list for the CBS television series Cold Case. ... Nickname: City of Brotherly Love, Philly, the Quaker City Motto: Philadelphia maneto (Let brotherly love continue) Location in Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Philadelphia Founded October 27, 1682 Incorporated October 25, 1701 Mayor John F. Street (D) Area    - City 369. ... This article is about the broadcast network. ... 480i is the shorthand name for a video mode. ... ... 1080i is a shorthand name for a category of video modes. ... High-definition television (HDTV) means broadcast of television signals with a higher resolution than traditional formats (NTSC, SECAM, PAL) allow. ... is the 271st day of the year (272nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Liberty Bell; public domain. ... The police procedural is a sub-genre of the mystery story which attempts to accurately depict the activities of a police force as they investigate crimes. ... A television program is the content of television broadcasting. ... Philadelphia Police Traffic Officers with their Patrol Car The Philadelphia Police Department is the police agency responsible for law enforcement and investigations within the City of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... For other uses, see Cold case (disambiguation). ... This article is about the broadcast network. ... This is a episode list for the CBS television series Cold Case. ... is the 266th day of the year (267th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ...


Due to the end of the writers strike, the show returned March 30, 2008 with 5 new episodes.[1] is the 89th day of the year (90th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance to the Gregorian calendar. ...

Contents

Format

Each episode of Cold Case begins with a flashback scene informing viewers of the year in which it takes place. A set of characters are revealed in a seemingly mundane situation. The viewer is then shown the corpse of the victim as he or she was found. It is usually one of the people introduced in the previous, seemingly innocent scene. An episode is a part of a dramatic work such as a serial television or radio program. ... In literature, film, television and other media, a flashback (also called analepsis) is an interjected scene that takes the narrative back in time from the current point the story has reached. ...


The show then flashes to the present day. The detectives of the homicide division of the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, police department are told there is reason for further investigation of an old case gone cold, for one of several reasons: new evidence has come to light, the victim's physical remains have been discovered, a witness has decided to come forward, etc. All or any of these reasons cause the detectives to give the cold case a new look and begin researching the victim and interviewing their friends, acquaintances, and family.


The friends, family, co-workers, etc. who were introduced in the flashback at the beginning of the episode have aged (in one case, a six-year-old witness to the crime is interviewed by the detectives when she is 94). Gradually, the detectives gather enough evidence to determine the killer, who most of the time, is then arrested.


At the end of each episode, the detectives mark the case solved, putting the evidence box back on the shelf, while an apparition of the murdered person(s) looks on.


The problems in the detectives' personal lives are also featured, though the main emphasis of every story is on the victim and the search for the killer. Most notably, Detective Lilly Rush grew up in a severely dysfunctional, poverty-stricken home with an alcoholic mother.


Cold Case is also notable for double-casting: it will cast a young actor for the flashback sequences and an older actor for the shots in the present, and cut back and forth between the two, to show how the character has aged. The episode "One Night" managed to triple-cast one character, showing him in the present day, when he committed his murder, and when he was a teenager. If the murder takes place within the recent past, i.e. one to five years earlier, the same actors are often used with subtle changes in appearance and with a few exceptions (i.e: infants to adolescents). If the murder takes place in the distant past, i.e. 15 years plus, different actors with a few exceptions are used (e.g. adult persons who are not likely to age significantly other than gray hairs and/or weight gain/loss).


Victims and end scenes

Typically, once the murderer is revealed, their confession is depicted in one final flashback in which the murder is shown. The episode then ends with a montage (with no dialogue) of the killer(s) being arrested, set to a song of the era, as well as the fates of other characters from that era, showing all of them in their current appearance, but briefly flashing back to their younger selves. Finally, Detective Lilly Rush or someone else close to the victim seeing a vision of the grateful-looking victim standing nearby, who then quickly vanishes (this aspect of the show is left up to personal interpretation: depending on the viewer's perspective, it could be Rush's imagination, or it could be representative of the victims themselves). There have been numerous variations on this pattern, however.


In some cases the victim is not happy. This has happened in episodes like "Late Returns", "Superstar", "Time to Crime", and "Justice". In the first one, it was because the real killer was not arrested, because he was an important politician and as a result someone else close to him took the fall. In the second one, it was because the girl was killed because of the talent she had. In the third, it was because the killer was a family member who would not have done it if he had known she was at the scene. In the fourth, it was because the homicide was classified as self-defense.


In some cases, the final vision is seen by another member of the team because of a connection to the victim. Other visions are seen by someone close to the victim. While often only one person sees the victim, some end scenes have two people who can see him/her.


Some cases do not end with an arrest. The episode does not have an arrest when the killer is dead or committed suicide or in one case the victim committed suicide ("Daniela"). The only three times the victims are not seen are in "Kensington" and "Baby Blues". In "Kensington", flashbacks of the victim are seen (every person remembers moments spent with the victim). In "Baby Blues", the victim is not seen because she was only a baby when she died. In "Beautiful Little Fool" and "Torn" the culprits are already deceased even though visions of the culprits are seen by their present-day family members. "Torn", set in 1919, is the oldest cold case tackled to date on the show.


In the first season "Hitchhiker" episode, the culprit sees the victim both as a teenager and as an adult, only one of two times this type of vision occurs. In "Sherry Darlin'" and "Sabotage" the victims are seen by the culprit while being arrested.


The fifth season episode "Family 8108" had the rare distinction of ending with an original monologue instead of a song during the closing montage. The speech was performed by actor David Huynh, playing the character of Billy Takahashi. The first season episode "The Runner" had the distinct of very low dialogue being heard as episode closed out.


Notable unlikeable victims

Generally, the majority of the victims are shown to be good people or truly innocent victims, thus making the endings, in which the victims are seen one last time, rewarding for the victim's family, the investigating officers, and the viewer. There have been occasions where the victims were depicted as rather unlikable, less than innocent, or even despicable, such as a sexual predator ("Blackout"), child molester ("The Plan"), a greedy manipulator ("Greed"), a baby kidnapper ("Maternal Instincts"), spree killers ("Rampage"), an abusive parent ("The Woods"), or a date-rapist ("Justice"), making the endings somewhat bittersweet.


Exceptions to some murder scenes

The scenes showing the actual murders are the theme in most episodes, with some notable exceptions, such as the Season 1 episode, "Our Boy Is Back", the Season 1 Finale "Lover's Lane", the Season 3 episode "Death Penalty: Final Appeal" and the Season 4 Episode "Offender". In those scenes, the viewers see the immediate events preceding the murder, but then the screen fades out, just as the final act is about to happen. This is due to the heinousness of the underlying crime, which is included with the murder. In the aforementioned episodes, the crime is usually the rape or sexual assault of an innocent child or woman.


One exception is the episode "Revenge", where the victim, who died of drowning, is last seen swimming across the water in an effort to get to his family. That scene fades as he is swimming into the night.


In the aforementioned episode as well as other episodes like "The Goodbye Room", "The River", "A Dollar, A Dream" and "Love Conquers Al" the viewer often feels sympathy for the killer because of the circumstances surrounding the crime. In all the cases it is because in many ways the killer is just as much a victim themselves.


Directorial styles

Each episode, during the flashbacks, will feature a different style of direction, whether it be the colors, lighting, shading, or camera angles. Flashbacks from an era, such as the 1950s, have been shown in black and white, an episode with a case from 1939 featured sepia-toned flashbacks, one episode set in the '80s used a split-screen style, while a case from 1990 ("Sleepover") was shot with an effect that resembled a home video camera. In the oldest cold case ever investigated by the team, a 1919 homicide, the flashbacks are seen in the vaudeville reel film style used at that time with a fade-in opening sequence.


Some popular films have served as inspiration for several episodes such, as "Disco Inferno" (Saturday Night Fever), "Yo, Adrian" (Rocky), "Detention" (The Breakfast Club), "Dog Day Afternoons" (Dog Day Afternoon), "Greed" (Wall Street), "The Sleepover" (Heathers), "The Key" (The Ice Storm), "Forever Blue" (Brokeback Mountain), "Knuckle Up" (Fight Club), "Blood on the Tracks" (The Big Chill), "Shuffle, Ball, Change" (Footloose and Flashdance), "Willkommen" (Cabaret). The episode "Bad Night" heavily referenced the movie Halloween as having possibly inspired a murder. The episode "Creatures of The Night" is particularly significant in that it used the same segues, lighting, and acting styles in its flashbacks as The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Saturday Night Fever is a 1977 movie starring John Travolta as Tony Manero, a troubled Brooklyn youth whose weekend activities are dominated by visits to a Brooklyn discotheque. ... For other uses, see Rocky (disambiguation). ... This article is about the 1985 film. ... Dog Day Afternoon is a 1975 film directed by Sidney Lumet and written by Frank Pierson. ... This article is about the 1987 film. ... This article is about the film Heathers. ... The Ice Storm is a 1997 drama film by Ang Lee, it is based on the 1994 acclaimed novel by Rick Moody, The Ice Storm. ... This article is about the motion picture. ... Fight Club is a 1999 American feature film adaptation of the 1996 novel Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk, adapted by Jim Uhls and directed by David Fincher. ... The Big Chill is a 1983 film that tells the story of several University of Michigan college friends who reunite after many years for the funeral of one of their friends who commits suicide. ... Footloose is a 1984 movie that tells the story of Ren McCormick (played by Kevin Bacon), a teenager who was raised in Chicago. ... Flashdance is a musical and romance film released in April 1983, and was one of the most successful films of the early 1980s. ... Cabaret is a musical with a book by Joe Masteroff, lyrics by Fred Ebb, and music by John Kander. ... Halloween (film) redirects here. ... The Rocky Horror Picture Show is a 1975 musical comedy film that parodies horror films. ...


Two episodes featured flashbacks shown in widescreen format. Season 3's "Family" had flashbacks that were presented with a 1.85:1 aspect ratio while Season 4's "Blood on the Tracks" had flashbacks with a 2.35:1 aspect ratio.


Music

The show's theme song is an excerpt from "Nara" by E.S. Posthumus, (who also performs the theme for the NFL on CBS) with an introduction by series composer Michael A. Levine. Besides Levine's original music, each episode makes extensive use of era-appropriate music for flashbacks to the year in question. In an episode of a murder in 1994 (Detention), the episode featured references to Kurt Cobain and added grunge songs from the same era, a genre of music that Cobain had popularized. The fifth season premiere, also dealing with a 1994 murder, would later feature songs by Nirvana, which Cobain fronted. Seven different episodes exclusively used the music of one particular musician or band. These include Johnny Cash, John Mellencamp, Bruce Springsteen, Tim McGraw, U2, Nirvana, and Bob Dylan, respectively. Also, there has been an episode featuring all Rocky Horror Picture Show songs, as well as an episode with all Cabaret songs. Several songs by Counting Crows have also been used, such as "Anna Begins", and most recently, "Recovering the Satellites", on April, 13th 2008. E.S. Posthumus is an independent music group that produces cinematic style music. ... The NFL on CBS is the brand name of the CBS television networks coverage of the National Football Leagues American Football Conference games, produced by CBS Sports. ... Michael A. Levine is a Los Angeles composer. ... Kurt Donald Cobain (February 20, 1967 – c. ... Grunge music (sometimes also referred to as the Seattle Sound) is an independent-rooted music genre that became a commercially successful offshoot of hardcore punk, thrash metal, and alternative rock in the late 1980s and early 1990s. ... This article is about the American grunge band. ... For the song of the same name, recorded by Tracy Byrd and later by Jason Aldean, see Johnny Cash (song). ... John Mellencamp, also known as John Cougar and John Cougar Mellencamp, (born October 7, 1951) is a Grammy-winning American rock singer-songwriter and occasional actor. ... Springsteen redirects here. ... For the song by Taylor Swift, see Tim McGraw (song). ... This article is about the Irish rock band. ... This article is about the American grunge band. ... This article is about the recording artist. ... The Rocky Horror Picture Show is a 1975 musical comedy film that parodies horror films. ... Cabaret is a musical with a book by Joe Masteroff, lyrics by Fred Ebb, and music by John Kander. ... Counting Crows is a rock band originating from Berkeley, California. ...


One episode featured music from an era different than the one featured in the flashbacks. The episode "Blood on the Tracks", about former hippies turned yuppies, took place in 1981 but featured Bob Dylan's music from the 60s.


The episode that was taken the farthest back in Cold Case was the story of a suffragette who was murdered in 1919. This episode also features popular music of that year.


Rarely is the same song ever heard twice on the show. This has only happened five times. The first incidence was Bruce Springsteen's song "Walk Like A Man", first heard in Season One's The Lost Soul of Herman Lester, which was then used in Season Four's 8 Years, with the entire episode being a tribute to the music of Bruce Springsteen. The second time being the fourth season episode Forever Blue, which replayed The Monkees song "Daydream Believer" first heard in the third season episode Debut. This was due to the fact that "Daydream Believer" was a last-minute replacement, as the producers had originally intended to use "Happy Together" by The Turtles in Forever Blue. The third time a song was replayed was in the closing scenes of the fifth season episode Wunderkind, which used Moby's "Natural Blues", first heard in Season Two's Discretion. The fourth song being replayed being Frankie Valli's "Walk Like a Man", first heard in Season Two's Strange Fruit and also in Season Five's Boy Crazy. Finally, "Save a Prayer" by Duran Duran was featured in Season Two's Schadenfreude and also the closing scenes of Justice from Season Five. The song "Landslide" has been used at the end of two episodes, though not the same version: A cover by The Smashing Pumpkins was used in the episode Detention, while the original version recorded by Fleetwood Mac was used at the end of the episode Fireflies. Springsteen redirects here. ... Forever Blue is the 79th episode of Cold Case // Spoiler warning: Spoilers end here. ... The Monkees were a pop-rock quartet created and based in Los Angeles in 1965 for an NBC American television series of the same name. ... Daydream Believer is a song composed by John Stewart, originally recorded by the band The Monkees. ... Happy Together is a 1967 song from The Turtles album of the same name. ... Moby (born Richard Melville Hall, September 11, 1965) is an American songwriter, musician and singer. ... Natural Blues is a 2000 single by the techno artist Moby. ... Frankie Valli (born May 3, 1934 or 1937[2]) is best known as the falsetto-voiced lead singer of The Four Seasons, a music act of the 1960s, which continues to perform. ... Save A Prayer was a 1982 hit single for Duran Duran. ... Duran Duran are an English rock band notable for a long series of popular singles and vivid music videos. ... Landslide is a song written by Stevie Nicks and performed by Fleetwood Mac. ... The Smashing Pumpkins are an American alternative rock band that formed in Chicago in 1988. ... This article is about the band. ...


In the 2006 season, the music aired on the show during some episodes has been sponsored by XM Satellite Radio, where music from the various years covered can be heard on XM's decade channels. “XM” redirects here. ...


Characters

From left to right: Det. Nick Vera, Lt. John Stillman, Det. Will Jeffries, Det. Lilly Rush and Det. Scotty Valens

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CSI: NY crossover

On May 2, 2007, one of the Cold Case detectives made a rare appearance outside of the series. In the CSI: NY episode "Cold Reveal", Danny Pino appeared as his Cold Case character Scotty Valens as he traveled to New York when it was discovered that CSI Stella Bonasera (Melina Kanakaredes) was connected to an unsolved case. Some of the CSI shows have crossed over with each other at some point (CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and CSI: Miami, CSI: Miami and CSI: NY), but this is the first time that any one of the three shows has interacted with a character from Cold Case and acknowledged that they all exist in the same world. The CSI shows and Cold Case all air on CBS and are produced by Jerry Bruckheimer. is the 122nd day of the year (123rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... CSI: NY (working title CSI: New York) is an American police procedural television series which premiered on September 22, 2004. ... Stella Bonasera is a fictional character from the TV series CSI: NY, played by Melina Kanakaredes. ... Melina Kanakaredes on Guiding Light, 1992 Melina Eleni Kanakaredes (born April 23, 1967) is an American actress. ... The term CSI franchise is commonly used to describe a number of related American television programs created by Anthony E. Zuiker and originally broadcast on CBS, all of which deal with forensic scientists as they unveil the circumstances behind mysterious and unusual deaths and crimes committed. ... CSI: Crime Scene Investigation is a popular Alliance Atlantis/CBS police procedural television series, running since October 2000, about a team of forensic scientists. ... CSI: Miami is a spinoff of the popular CBS network series CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. ... This article is about the broadcast network. ... Jerome Leon Bruckheimer (born September 21, 1945) is a film and television producer in the genre of action, drama, and science fiction. ...


Controversy

In 1998, a similar Canadian series called Cold Squad debuted, several years before Cold Case. Television critics noted similarities between the two series,[2] and fans of Cold Squad accuse the American series of copying the basic premise and characters of the Canadian version. In 2003, the creators of Cold Squad considered launching legal action against the makers of Cold Case over copyright issues.[3][4] Both shows air in Canada (and on the same network, CTV). Waking the Dead is a similar British TV series about a "Cold Case Squad", which first aired in 2000. Another BBC series, New Tricks, also features cold cases being reinvestigated by a team of retired detectives led by a woman. The series was first shown on TV in 2003 and stars Amanda Redman, Dennis Waterman, James Bolam, and Alun Armstrong. Cold Squad is a Canadian crime series devoted to the investigations of a group of Vancouver police detectives specializing in cold cases, led by Detective-Sergeant Ali McCormick(Julie Stewart). ... Waking The Dead is a British television crime drama series produced by the BBC. There have been a total of five series (the latest of which began airing in September 2005). ... New Tricks is a BBC television drama series which follows the work of the Unsolved Crime and Open Case Squad (UCOS). ... Amanda Redman (born 12 August 1959 in Brighton) is an English actress. ... Dennis in The Sweeney For the character in Little Britain, see Dennis Waterman (Little Britain). ... James Bolam (born June 16, 1938 in Sunderland, England) is a British actor, perhaps most associated with his portrayal of the lovable layabout Terry Collier in the hit BBC sitcoms The Likely Lads and Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads?. Much like his fellow Likely Lad Rodney Bewes, Bolam was... Alun Armstrong (born July 17, 1946) is an English actor. ...


Coincidentally, Alliance Atlantis, which owns the DVD rights to Cold Squad, also co-produces the CSI franchise, another creation of Bruckheimer. The term CSI franchise is commonly used to describe a number of related American television programs created by Anthony E. Zuiker and originally broadcast on CBS, all of which deal with forensic scientists as they unveil the circumstances behind mysterious and unusual deaths and crimes committed. ...


Real life cases

A 2004 episode based on the "Boy in the Box",[5], a still-unsolved 1957 Philadelphia homicide, was criticized for giving viewers the false impression that the actual case had been solved. The Boy in the Box is the name given to an unidentified murder victim, approximately 4 to 6 years old, whose naked, battered body was found in a cardboard box in the Fox Chase section of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on February 25, 1957. ...


This was not the only episode to use real events as inspiration. Some other episodes include:

  • The pilot episode "Look Again" was based on the Martha Moxley murder case in Greenwich, Connecticut in 1975.
  • The 1st season episode "Our Boy Is Back" (aka "Useless Cats") was based on the actual case of Troy Graves - the infamous Center City Rapist - who raped a total of 12 women between 1997 and 2001, one of whom was murdered. The victim was based on the real-life murder victim Shannon Scheiber.
  • The 1st season episode "Love Conquers Al" was based on the 1995 murder of Adrianne Jones at the hands of Texas Navy cadets Diane Zamora and David Graham.
  • The 1st season episode "Disco Inferno" was based on the Station nightclub fire and the Happy Land fire.
  • The 1st season episode "Late Returns" was loosely based on the 2001 Chandra Levy murder case.
  • The 1st season episode "Maternal Instincts" was based on the real-life cold case of Cathleen Krauseneck.
  • The 1st season finale "Lover's Lane" was loosely based on the tragic murder of 9-year-old Krystal Dawn Steadman in 1999.[6]. The location of the crime may have been based on the attack Bryan Calvin Hartnell, 20, and Cecelia Ann Shepard, 22 in 1969. They were victims of the Zodiac Killer.
  • The 2nd season episode "The House" is based on Glen Stewart Godwin who escaped from Folsom Prison.
  • The 2nd season episodes "Mind Hunters" and "The Woods" were based on the serial killer case of Robert Hansen, who kidnapped and killed 15 women between 1980 and 1983.
  • The 2nd season episode "Schadenfreude" was based on the Sam Sheppard case.
  • The 2nd season episode "Strange Fruit" featured shades of the Emmett Till murder in 1955, with even the victim's father comparing his son's murder to that of Emmet Till. Emmett Till would later be mentioned in the 4th season episode "Fireflies".
  • The 4th season premiere "Rampage" was based on and references the Columbine High School massacre.
  • The 4th season episode "Lonely Hearts" was based on Martha Beck and Raymond Fernandez, a.k.a. "The Lonely Hearts Killers", who conned and killed women in the 1940s.[7]
  • The 4th season episode "Blackout" was based on the murder of Florence Unger in 2003.[8]
  • The 4th season finale "Stalker" was loosely based on the murder of the Huling family in Minnesota in 1978.[9]
  • The 5th season premiere "Thrill Kill" was based on the West Memphis Three case.
  • The 5th season episode called "Boy Crazy" is loosely based on the Brandon Teena case.

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Episodes

Season Ep. # First Airdate Last Airdate
Season 1 23 September 28, 2003 May 23, 2004
Season 2 23 October 3, 2004 May 22, 2005
Season 3 23 September 25, 2005 May 21, 2006
Season 4 24 September 24, 2006 May 6, 2007
Season 5 18 September 23, 2007 May 4, 2008

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U.S. television ratings

Seasonal rankings (based on average total viewers per episode) of Cold Case on CBS. This article is about the broadcast network. ...


Note: Each U.S. network television season starts in late September and ends in late May, which coincides with the completion of May sweeps. When TV viewers or entertainment professionals in the United States mention ratings they are often referring to Nielsen Ratings, a system developed by Nielsen Media Research to determine the audience size and composition of television programming. ...

Season Timeslot Season Premiere Season Finale TV Season Ranking Viewers
(in millions)
1st Sunday 8:00 p.m. September 28, 2003 May 23, 2004 2003-2004 #17 14.18
2nd Sunday 8:00 p.m. October 3, 2004 May 22, 2005 2004-2005 #17 15.1
3rd Sunday 8:00 p.m. September 25, 2005 May 21, 2006 2005-2006 #20 14.5
4th Sunday 9:00 p.m. September 24, 2006 May 6, 2007 2006-2007 #19 14.4
5th Sunday 9:00 p.m. September 23, 2007 May 4, 2008 2007-2008 +#18 13.8

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References

  1. ^ CBS Sets Series Return Dates. Retrieved on 2008-02-13.
  2. ^ Bob Sassone (2006-09-18). The strange case of Cold Squad. TV Squad. Retrieved on 2008-02-21.
  3. ^ Ian Edwards (2003-11-10). Cold Squad on Bruckheimer Case. Playback. Retrieved on 2008-02-21.
  4. ^ Dan Brown (2003-12-04). The genius of Ratchford. CBC News. Retrieved on 2008-02-21.
  5. ^ America's Unknown Child (the Boy in the Box mystery)
  6. ^ Thomas Soria murders Krystal Dawn Steadman the Crime Library - The Crime library
  7. ^ Martha Beck & Raymond Fernandez, Lonely Hearts Killers - the Crime Library - The Crime library
  8. ^ Woman's death shakes small town - 10/31/03
  9. ^ A 20-Year Nightmare Ends, Clues Lead To A Serial Killer In Family Murders - CBS News

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External links

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