NCIS named ‘most watched’ drama series again

US procedural NCIS has been named the most-watched drama series for the eighth year in a row, according to research by Eurodata TV Worldwide. The CBS series garnered 47 million viewers worldwide in 2016. It received its twelfth International Television Audience Award for drama TV series at the 57th Monte-Carlo Television Fesitval last night (June […]

Taking Bull by the horns

Mark Goffman runs the top-rated freshman drama of the 2016/17 season in Bull. In this exclusive interview, he tells Jesse Whittock about keeping control of a major network series, his grounding as a writer on The West Wing and how his Hollywood career almost didn’t happen thanks to a spell in Brussels. Considering Mark Goffman […]

Fox UK grabs CBS’s Bull by the horns

Fox Networks Group Europe & Africa has secured exclusive first-run rights to new season US legal drama hit Bull for the UK. FNG has already bought rights to the CBS show in territories such as Spain, Portugal, Turkey and Sweden, and will launch it in on Fox UK in the new year. Bull follows former […]

Fox Iberia bags new CBS trio

Fox Networks Group Iberia has acquired new season CBS series Bull, MacGyver and Doubt. The agreement with distributor CBS Studios International gives Fox exclusive pay TV rights in Spain and Iberia for Bull and MacGyver and basic TV rights for midseason drama Doubt. Bull is a comedy-drama procedural starring NCIS alum Michael Weatherly, and is […]

NCIS boss Gary Glasberg dies aged 50

US television is today mourning the passing of NCIS showrunner Gary Glasberg. The much-liked executive, who has led TV’s most-watched drama since 2011, died in his sleep over night at the age of 50. Tributes have been flooding in for the New York-born producer who also created spin-off NCIS: New Orleans. “Gary was our rock, […]

Harmon, NCIS to remain on CBS

NCIS will remain on CBS for two more seasons after the US broadcast network secured the services of star and executive producer Mark Harmon (left) for two more years. The procedural series is recognised by research houses as the most-watched drama series on television globally, having become the biggest scripted show in the US back […]

Channel 5 buys Rookie Blue

Channel 5 has acquired cop procedural Rookie Blue. The Viacom-owned UK free-to-air broadcaster has bought seasons one and two of Rookie Blue and will run the series on its 5USA channel, starting next month. It already runs in the UK on pay TV channel Universal Channel. The series is produced and distributed by Entertainment One, […]

NCIS remains ‘most watched’ TV series

US procedural NCIS remains the most-watched drama series in the world, according to new research. Eurodata TV Worldwide measure the drama viewing figures across 200 territories and crowned NCIS the most-watched for the second year running. The series, which has spawned several spin-offs, airs on broadcast network CBS in the US and is distributed by […]

LA Screenings: CBS Global Distribution

Armando Nuñez, president and CEO, CBS Global Distribution Group Studio chief Armando Nuñez tells TBI what buyers can expect from this year’s crop of new dramas and comedies. TBI: How important is the LA Screenings compared with the various other international markets? AN: It has become the most important event of the year and the actual […]

CBS announces fall slate

CBS has unveiled its new season slate, with seven new series amid a raft of renewals. The new offerings include medical drama Code Black, movie-to-TV procedural Limitless and DC Comics adaptation Supergirl. New comedies include guardian angel single cam series Angel from Hell and family comedy Life in Pieces. There will also be a Rush […]

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