Monte Carlo – CSI: Crime Scene Investigation has been awarded with the International Television Audience Award for a Drama TV Series at the 52nd Monte Carlo Television Festival, reaffirming its position as the most watched show in the world. This is the fifth time that CSI has received the award in seven years.

The International Audience Awards, jointly presented by the Monte Carlo Television Festival and Eurodata TV Worldwide, reward programmes that delivered the highest ratings worldwide in 2011 across five continents in three categories: Drama TV Series, Comedy TV Series and Telenovelas/Soap Operas. 

CSI is about a team of forensic investigators trained to solve crimes by examining the evidence. The show was joined by its spinoff series CSI: Miami and CSI: NY as the only nominees in the Drama TV series category, marking the first time in the Award’s history that all three series competed in the same category.