WGN America, ION Land Syndication Rights for 'Blue Bloods'Deal Comes Days after WGN America, CBS Strike Deal for 'Elementary' 2/03/2014 12:53 PM Eastern
CBS drama Blue Bloods is heading to syndication. The deal, which is still being finalized, would see the show's basic-cable rights go to WGN America and broadcast-syndication rights to ION.
The agreement comes on the heels of WGN America's acquisition of off-network rights to fellow CBS drama Elementary, for which the cable network is paying a reported record-breaking $3 million per episode.
Last week, CBS extended its agreement with Amazon to license shows to the tech company's Prime Instant Video service.
Last Friday's episode of Blue Bloods, now in its fourth season, drew a 1.6 Nielsen rating among adults 18-49, and 12.79 million total viewers -- the most since its series premiere.