How I Met Your Mother is still popular! The hit CBS sitcom has won its first International Audience Award for best comedy at the Monte-Carlo TV Festival. Interestingly, the recognition, bestowed annually at the top-rated globally drama, comedy and soap, came well over a year after the ensemble comedy ended its run on CBS, the first time the award has gone to a series that is no longer on the air. US fare extended its dominance in the audience awards categories, with NCIS repeating as most poplar drama series in the world for a second consecutive year. While crime procedurals have lost ground on American television to flashier, noisier serialized dramas, their worldwide supremacy continues. CBS crime dramas have won nine of the 10 years the award has been around with CSI (six times), NCIS (two times) and The Mentalist. Fox’s medical procedural House logged the remaining win. In comedy, HIMYM succeeds The Big Bang Theory and Modern Family, which won the last two years, following a 7-year streak for Desperate Housewives.
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