#1 U.S. DRAMA "NCIS" NAMED THE MOST WATCHED DRAMA IN THE WORLD
Hit CBS Series Honored with International TV Audience Award
at the Monte-Carlo Television Festival
Over 47 Million Viewers Worldwide Watched "NCIS" in 2016
MONTE-CARLO, AMSTERDAM and LOS ANGELES - June 20, 2017 - NCIS, the #1 drama on U.S. television for the eighth consecutive year, is the most watched drama TV series in the world, according to Eurodata TV Worldwide. This evening at the 57th Monte-Carlo Television Festival, CBS' global powerhouse series received the prestigious 12th International Television Audience Award for a Drama TV Series. NCIS has now won the award three out of the last four years.
The annual International Audience Award is presented jointly by the Monte-Carlo Television Festival and Eurodata TV Worldwide. It rewards programs that delivered the highest ratings in 2016 worldwide across five continents, in three categories: Drama TV Series, Comedy TV Series and Telenovelas/Soap Operas.
International Audience Award nominees were pre-selected* among the top 15 imported fiction programs in 61 countries, representing almost 3 billion potential viewers. NCIS garnered more than 47 million viewers worldwide in 2016.
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*Sources: Eurodata TV Worldwide / Admosphere (Armenia) / AGB Stat Ipsos (Lebanon) / AGF in Zusammenarbeit mit GfK (Germany) / AGTT - GfK Teletest (Austria) / ARMA - Kantar Media (Romania) / ATO - Nielsen Admosphere (Czech Republic) / Auditel - Nielsen Television Audience Measurement (Italy) / BARB - Kantar Media (United Kingdom) / BRC (South Africa) / Capacent (Iceland) / CIM - GfK (Belgium) / CSM Media Research (China) / Finnpanel Oy (Finland) / GARB Audience Research (Bulgaria) / GEVS (Belarus) / IARB - Kantar Media (Israel) / Kantar Media (Spain) / CAEM (Portugal) / Maxima Media (Mongolia) / CIAUMED - Marocme�trie (Morocco) / Medialogic Pakistan - GfK (Pakistan) / Me�diame�trie - Me�diamat (France) / Mediapulse TV-Panel (Switzerland) / MMS (Sweden) / Nielsen IBOPE Republica Dominicana (Dominican Republic) / Nielsen Media Research (USA, Venezuela) / Nielsen Television Audience Measurement (Croatia, Cyprus, Greece, Hong-Kong, Hungary, Indonesia, Macedonia, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Poland, Puerto Rico, Serbia, Slovenia, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand) / Numeris (Canada) / Regional TAM - Nielsen Television Audience Measurement (Australia) / Stichting KijkOnderzoek - GfK (The Netherlands) / TAM Ireland Ltd - Nielsen TAM (Ireland) / Television Industry Committee - Nielsen Ukraine (Ukraine) / TIAK - Kantar Media (Turkey) / TNS Emor (Estonia) / TNS Gallup (Norway) / TNS Gallup TV Meter (Denmark) / TNS Central Asia (Kazakhstan) / TNS LT (Lithuania) / TNS Latvia (Latvia) / TNS Russia (Russia) / TV MR GE - Nielsen Television Audience Measurement (Georgia) / TV MR MLD -Nielsen Television Audience Measurement (Moldova) / Tview (United Arab Emirates) / Video Research Ltd (Japan)