Two CBS Shows Among World’s Most Watched

Yes, we said World’s, not America’s!

Late last week, the forensic & police procedural hit CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION received Monte Carlo TV Festival’s International Television Audience Award in the drama series category.

The award is given to the shows with the biggest audience in the world.  For CSI:, that amounts to almost 74 million viewers around the globe.  It’s the third time in four years that the show received the recognition.  Last year, it was edged out by Fox’s House.  CSI: also was named most-watched in 2007 and 2008.  Its sister show, CSI: MIAMI, won in 2006.

A second network series received the honor as the most watched daytime show. THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL, which premiered back in 1987, has an estimated audience of more than 26 million viewers worldwide.  The show has consistently ranked as the second-highest rated soap in America, behind THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS.

CSI: airs Thursday nights at 9:00pm on LIVE 5 WCSC.  THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL can be seen weekdays at 1:30pm on LIVE 5 WCSC.


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