Crime dramas, especially police procedural miniatures, have been popular with viewers ever since. Dragnet began its first radio broadcasts in 1949. For this reason, television history is full of respected and forgotten crime shows. They all follow cunning detectives who solve seemingly impossible cases. And now, a popular crime drama is soaring high on the streaming charts.
Based on FlixPatrol, Criminal thought is currently the 9th most popular show on Disney Plus, an impressive feat considering the sheer scope and depth of content on the Disney-owned streaming platform.
Created and Produced by Jeff Davis, Criminal thought first began on CBS in 2005 and runs until 2020. The series follows a team of elite FBI criminal profiling specialists who are part of the Behavior Analysis Unit. This unit is a team that uses psychological profiling methods to identify criminal activity and predict the actions of the criminals they are trying to track down. As a result, the FBI tends to call them in for unusual, troublesome, or high-profile cases.
When the series debuted, it had a core cast of seven different biographical characters. However, over the 15 seasons of the show, that lineup has changed quite a bit, with some old characters leaving and some new characters joining the team.
The series was an instant hit with CBS, regularly averaging 12 to 14 million viewers per episode, and the show regularly ranked among the top 30 most watched shows on TV. Although subsequent seasons had lower viewership, it still raked in impressive numbers per episode, and the final season of 2020 grossed an average of 8 million viewers per episode. The series is also heavily syndicated on other networks, both in the United States and abroad, meaning it still has a global fan base.
Like other similar police procedurals, it spawned a franchise that included various sequels. This included Forest Whitaker do Criminal Mind: The Behavior of the Suspect, 2015 Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders, and Criminal Minds Korea, a Korean-focused version by tvN. In 2021, it was announced that a revival was in production. However, it is currently unknown when this will release.
Criminal thought shows that police procedures are as pervasive as ever, and their popularity persists even when removed from the TV release model. No doubt we’ll see other detective and police procedurals top the streaming charts in the coming months, as it’s a time-tested formula that viewers of all favorite demographic groups.
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