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"CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION" IS THE MOST-WATCHED DRAMA SERIES IN THE WORLD!
Popular Drama Wins Prestigious International TV Audience Award, Presented by Monte-Carlo TV Festival and Eurodata TV Worldwide
MONTE CARLO, Monaco – June 13, 2011 — The series that launched the world's #1 television franchise, CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION, was presented with the prestigious International Television Audience Award for a Drama TV Series at the 51st Monte-Carlo TV Festival on June 10, marking the fourth time that the series has been awarded this honor in the past six years.
The International Audience Awards are presented jointly by the Monte-Carlo TV Festival and Eurodata TV Worldwide to reward programs that delivered the highest ratings* worldwide in 2010 across five continents in three categories: Drama TV Series, Comedy TV Series and Telenovelas/Soap Operas.
Having just completed filming of its 11th season, CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION is a fast-paced drama about a team of forensic investigators trained to solve crimes by examining the evidence. The series is one of the top-rated dramas in the United States.
CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION and its spinoff series, CSI: MIAMI and CSI: NY, have created a global television franchise with all three series licensed in more than 200 markets. The three CSI series are produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Jerry Bruckheimer Television and distributed internationally by CBS Studios International.
CBS Studios International is the leading supplier of programming to the international television marketplace, licensing to 200+ markets in more than 30 languages across multiple media platforms. CBS Studios International also exports a diverse line-up of formats for local production around the world and participates in international channel ventures. The division distributes content from CBS Television Studios, CBS Television Distribution, Showtime, CBS News, CBS Films and a library of more than 70,000 hours of programming. CBS Studios International is a division of CBS Corporation.
*Total of TV ratings of the best performing episode in the broadcast countries among the 68 countries included in the survey.
Scope of Survey: Argentina, Armenia, Australia (Regional TAM), Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, South Korea, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mexico, Moldova, Morocco, Netherlands, Norway, New Zealand, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, USA, Venezuela, Vietnam.
Source: US: Nielsen Galaxy, NTI. Live+SD viewing. Excl sports, specials, repeats. Rank based on total viewers. International: CAD/MediaMetrie, total program average, Jan-Apr 2010, series 2+ telecasts. Live+SD viewing for France, Spain, Italy, Poland. Live+4 day viewing for Germany. Live+7 day viewing for UK.
Source: Eurodata TV Worldwide / AGB CDI Dominicana (Dominican Republic) / AGB NielsenMedia Research (Venezuela) / AGF-GfK Fernsehforschung (Germany) / AGTT (Austria)/ ATO (Czech Republic) / Armadata SRL (Romania) / aMap (India) / Auditel (Italy)/ BARB (United Kingdom) / BBM Canada / Capacent (Iceland) / CIAUMED (Morocco) /CIM (Belgium) / CSM Media Research (China&Hong Kong) / Finnpanel Oy(Finland) / Gallup TV Meter (Denmark) / GEVS (Belarus) / GfK Ukraine / IARB(Israel) / IBOPE Media Information (Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Puerto Rico) /Ipsos Stat Lebanon AGB NMR / Kantar Media (Singapore, Spain) / Mareco IndexBosnia / Marktest-Audimetria (Portugal) / Médiamétrie (France) / MMS (Sweden) /Nielsen Audience Measurement (Croatia, Cyprus, Greece, Hungary, Indonesia,Ireland, Macedonia, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Poland, Serbia,Slovenia, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand) / Nielsen Media Research (USA) / PMT(Slovakia) / Publica Data AG (Switzerland) / Regional TAM - Nielsen AudienceMeasurement (Australia) / SAARF (South Africa) / SIC Gallup Media (Lithuania) /SKO-Stichting KijkOnderzoek (The Netherlands) / TIAK (Turkey) / TNS Emor(Estonia) / TNS Gallup (Norway) / TNS Gallup Central Asia (Kazakhstan) / TNSMedia Research (Russia) / TNS Media Vietnam / TNS Latvia / TNS Egypt / TNS TVPlan (Bulgaria) / TV MR AM (Armenia) / TV MR AZ (Azerbaijan) / TV MR GE(Georgia) / TV MR MLD (Moldova) / Video Research Ltd(Japan)