Implications - The results of this study are remarkable. 'Law and Order,' 'CSI,' 'Cold Case', " The First 48" and 'the Closer' are some of the most successful shows in syndication, meaning the likelihood that these shows will be on every day at different hours is high. The United States is mired in a battle of credit as well as a battle of the bulge -- it must be hard when it seems like every avenue of entertainment is working against you. Maybe I'll take it easy on my 'Law and Orderathons.' Or not.