‘CSI’ Lives On, Wins Most Watched Drama Series Award At Monte Carlo TV Festival


American viewers may have bid farewell to CSI a year ago but the long-running CBS drama procedural continues to be very popular around the world. The mothership series was named again as most watched drama series in the world at the Monte-Carlo TV Festival. This is a sixth win for the series, more than any other show by a mile. The only other multiple winners in the category are CBS spinoff CSI: Miami (twice) and fellow CBS crime procedural NCIS, which won for the last two years. On the comedy side, CBS’ flagship comedy The Big Bang Theory nabbed the top spot, which it previously held in 2013. Like CSI, it was a series that had ended its run in the US a year prior, CBS comedy How I Met Your Mother, that was named No.1 comedy series last year.

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US television had two representatives in the juried comedy and drama categories. AMC’s praised new series Better Call Saul was a surprising comedy entry, winning for best comedy series and best comedy actor, Bob Odenkirk.

Speaking of surprises, Marcia Gay Harden of CBS’ lower profile bubble drama Code Black, which snagged an 11-th hour renewal, was named best actress in a drama series. (She, of course is an Oscar winner.)

BBC’s River was named best drama series, while Sharon Horgan won best comedy actress for her UK series Catastrophe that airs on Amazon in the US. Jonas Nay of the praised German series Deutschland 83, carried by SundanceTV in the US, was named best drama actor. Here is the list:


Best Comedy TV Series
Better Call Saul
Sony Pictures Television USA

Outstanding Actress
Sharon Horgan
Catastrophe United Kingdom

Outstanding Actor
Bob Odenkirk
Better Call Saul USA


Best Drama Series
United Kingdom

Outstanding Actress
Marcia Gay Harden
Code Black USA

Outstanding Actor
Jonas Nay
Deutschland 83 Germany


Best Drama TV Series
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
CBS Studios International USA

Best Comedy TV Series
The Big Bang Theory
Warner Bros. USA

This article was printed from https://deadline.com/2016/06/csi-big-bang-theory-better-call-saul-monte-carlo-tv-festival-awards-1201774233/