This Was Television On October 6

2000: CSI comes on the scene

One of the most popular programs of the ’00s, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation began a run that helped make CBS the reigning powerhouse among the Big Four networks. At its peak, CSI regularly drew well over 20 million viewers weekly on average, during an era when few shows crack half that number. The Las Vegas-set police procedural has spawned two spinoffs—CSI: Miami and CSI: NY—and sparked a trend of detective shows employing stylized (and often specious) quasi-scientific investigative methods. 

Entering its thirteenth season, CSI is sometimes regarded as the Law & Order of the 2000s given its longevity, successful franchise extensions, and steady guest-starring roles for the DNA strands of local stage actors. -A.D.

Today’s Birthdays: Michael Durrell, Santa Barbaran (69); Amy Jo Johnson, pretty in pink (42); Les Moonves, CBS honcho (63); Jeremy Sisto, suburban dad (38).

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