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TV body bag tally

TV body bag tally — We count the corpses on CBS shows like ”CSI” and ”Criminal Minds”

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TV body bag tally

Sweeps can be a cutthroat time for the TV biz, but on CBS it’s downright deadly. How many people bit it on the crime-show-packed network between Feb. 1 and Feb. 28? We did our best to keep track.

THE UNIT The military genre is at the top of the heap when it comes to corpses.
Bodies 63

CRIMINAL MINDS Super Bowl guest villain James Van Der Beek — shot by Patinkin’s crew — is among the casualties.
Bodies 32

COLD CASE …and cold cadavers!
Bodies 17

CSI RIP Liev Schreiber’s Keppler. We’ll miss your crankiness and crisp suits.
Bodies 16

CSI: NY A lady gets sawed in half, and not in that fun magic-trick way.
Bodies 15

CSI: MIAMI Corpses are found in a cement truck and in the Florida Everglades, among other places tourists avoid.
Bodies 14

NCIS A sailor and a cop get killed. Luckily, the cowboy, Native American, and construction guy survive to make beautiful music.
Bodies 12

NUMB3RS A surprisingly low death tally for a show that prides itself on digits.
Bodies 11

GHOST WHISPERER Jennifer Love Hewitt and her breasts are still chattin’ up the dead and lookin’ awfully scared.
Bodies 3

CLOSE TO HOME Desperate Househusband: Did a man off his wife with an iron?
Bodies 3

SHARK Only three victims and, surprisingly, none due to malicious fish.
Bodies 3

WITHOUT A TRACE Two murders? What is this, a sitcom?
Bodies 2

TOTAL HOMICIDES ON CBS DURING SWEEPS: 191
TOTAL ACTUAL HOMICIDES IN L.A. AND NYC SO FAR THIS YEAR: 112

(Additional reporting by Vanessa Juarez, Lynette Rice, and Alynda Wheat)