Post by Mike Spadoni on Jun 11, 2011 21:55:00 GMT 1
For the second year in a row, "CSI" is the most-watched television series in the world. That's according to 2010 figures released by Eurodata TV Worldwide. It estimates the long-running crime procedural was viewed by more than 65-million people last year, ahead of fellow US dramas "House" and "CSI: Miami." Again, proving the power of American television, "Desperate Housewives" took the prize for most-watched TV comedy last year, with an estimated worldwide audience of more than 45-million viewers--beating "Two and a Half Men" and "The Big Bang Theory." Finally, in the field of "Telenovelas/Soap Operas," despite strong competition from the Spanish-speaking countries, the winner was an American daytime drama. "The Bold and the Beautiful" grabbed the attention of more than 21 million viewers around the world in 2010, beating out the US/Brazil/Colombia venture "El Cion," and Turkey's "Asi." The US may no longer be the leader in electronics or cars, but it remains unbeatable when it comes to making television shows people want to watch.
"Seeing a murder on television can help work off one's antagonisms. And if you haven't any antagonisms, the commercials will give you some."--Alfred Hitchcock