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Nominations mark first time ever in the Award’s history for all three series to compete in the same category


LOS ANGELES, May 1, 2012 – The most successful television franchise featuring CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION, CSI: MIAMI, and CSI: NY have swept the nominations for Drama TV Series at the 7th Annual International Audience Awards which will be presented at the Monte-Carlo Television Festival. 


The International TV Audience Awards rewards the programs that gathered the highest number of viewers worldwide in 2011 across five continents in three categories: “Drama TV Series,” “Comedy TV Series,” and “Telenovelas / Soap Operas.” The nominees were pre-selected among the fifteen best performing foreign fiction programs in 65 countries, i.e. almost 3 billion potential viewers.


The 52nd Monte-Carlo Television Festival runs from June 10-14, 2012. The Audience Award winners will be revealed on June 14 at a ceremony held at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco. 


CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION and its spinoff series – CSI: MIAMI and CSI: NY – are a global television franchise with all three series licensed in over 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 over 200 markets and 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.



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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)









Jennifer Weingroff