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PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2006 7:22 am
[quote7e="CNN"]The No. 1 American show in the world
'Simpsons'? No. 'Lost'? Uh-uh. Try 'CSI: Miami'

David Caruso is the lead in "CSI: Miami," the most popular U.S. series in the world.

What Is This? CANNES, France (Hollywood Reporter) -- Twelve years after his ill-fated departure from "NYPD Blue," David Caruso can now claim to be one of the biggest Hollywood stars in the world.



His sun-drenched crime drama "CSI: Miami" is a ratings smash from Berlin to Bogota, from Paris to Pretoria. Outside the United States, "CSI: Miami" tops "Lost," "Desperate Housewives" and even the original "CSI" to rank as the most-watched U.S. series around the world.

"In a funny way, we are more resonant in the foreign markets than we are domestically," Caruso, 50, said in an interview at the MIPTV market, where producers sell their wares to foreign TV stations. "That's why I think it is very important to come and connect with the journalists here and viewers here because our relationship with the larger landscape is here."

Indeed, "CSI: Miami" ranks No. 12 so far this season among U.S. viewers aged 18-49, according to Nielsen Media Research. ("American Idol" takes the top two spots, followed by "Desperate Housewives," "Grey's Anatomy" and "CSI.") The drama is currently in its fourth season.

Germany, Europe's largest TV market, provides a typical example of how the "CSI: Miami" machine has conquered foreign lands. The show launched to record ratings on cable channel Vox in 2004 before being nabbed by Vox parent channel, and market leader, RTL. "CSI: Miami" is now the No. 1 series in Germany.

Caruso said he is no longer chasing a dream of a film career -- the reason for his sudden departure from "NYPD Blue" in 1994 -- and that he would be happy to still be doing "CSI: Miami" in five or 10 years time.

"I think I found my niche," Caruso said. "You say, well, you'll be on the show for another five years. I don't see it that way. I see it like, well, I get a chance to do my job for as long as they let me on this show: the daily pursuit of the scene. And that's what I got into this business for in the first place."

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Can't beleive this!? :shock: While Australia is a tiny market compared to the rest of the world, its strange as CSI: Miami gets about as much recognition here as it does in the US.

I know that many of the members here are mroe inclined to watch the original Las Vegas version before sitting down to Miami.

I think the reason is its the new millenium's version of Baywatch. Sleek, Sun, Surf and Sand; combined with the current popularity of cop shows and forensics. Any thoughts?
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2006 8:36 am
I've watched one whole episode of CSI: Miami. I didn't mind it, but I wouldn't sit down and watch it every week. I'm just not that much of a fan of these shows.

But I guess its not surprising. :shrug:
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2006 11:04 am
Bold & Beautiful, Baywatch and now CSI Miami, yes the world has great taste in tv shows.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2006 1:42 pm
i can't take david caruso seriously, he's an aboslute joke of an actor.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2006 1:52 pm
This is the only crime show I actually find interesting (besides NCIS because of its humour), but like Jay, I probably watch maybe one or two episodes a year.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2006 2:08 pm
meh, i am sooo over the whole CSI franchise
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[quote:9927faa585="Thonix"]This is the only crime show I actually find interesting (besides NCIS because of its humour), but like Jay, I probably watch maybe one or two episodes a year.[/quote:9927faa585] What about blue heelers?
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2006 4:43 pm
CSI is alright but give me 24 anyday :dance:
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[quote:84552acf90="peachey"][quote:84552acf90="Thonix"]This is the only crime show I actually find interesting (besides NCIS because of its humour), but like Jay, I probably watch maybe one or two episodes a year.[/quote:84552acf90]

What about blue heelers?[/quote:84552acf90]

What does that have to do with this topic? :?
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2006 7:47 pm
Yes 24 is better but out of all the CSI's I prefer the original. The characters have better chemistry, I'm more used to them and they ARE the forensic investigators not just actors. Miami I never really got into and New York was too dark and violent and just tried to much the shock factor to the maximum.
Original's definetly the best!
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