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Highest rated programs score honors from Monte-Carlo TV Fest and Eurodata
"The Big Bang Theory" (photo courtesy of CBS)
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The Monte-Carlo Television Festival and Eurodata TV Worldwide have joined forces in order to recognize programs which deliver the highest ratings worldwide. Winners of the 11th “International TV Audience Awards” were revealed at the 56th Golden Nymph Awards ceremony at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco. Making the announcement were Laurent Puons, CEO of the Monte-Carlo Fest, and Jacques Braun, Médiamétrie sr. advisor to the president,

The winning programs delivering the highest ratings worldwide in 2015 across five continents were: CSI which topped the Drama TV Series category, The Big Bang Theory which took the Comedy TV Series honor, and The Bold And The Beautiful, which led the way for Telenovelas/Soap Operas.

The winners were chosen based on the total of TV ratings of the best performing episodes of the nominees in the broadcast countries among the 63 countries included in the survey, representing more than 3 billion potential viewers.

Here’s a rundown of the winning series with more details:

Drama TV Series
CSI (USA)
This program gathered 44.6 million viewers worldwide in 2015.
The other nominees were Criminal Minds (USA) and The Flash (USA).

Comedy TV Series
The Big Bang Theory (USA)
This program gathered 43.6 million viewers worldwide in 2015.
The other nominees were Modern Family (USA) and Two And A Half Men (USA).

Telenovelas/Soap Operas
The Bold And The Beautiful (USA)
This program gathered 13.9 million viewers worldwide in 2015.
The other nominees were Corazón Indomable (Mexico) and I (India).