Hit series NCIS Honoured with International TV Audience Award at the Monte-Carlo Television Festival
NCIS season 14, currently broadcast on M-Net 101 every Saturday at 19:30 has been lauded as the #1 drama series on U.S. television for the eighth consecutive year. The series is the most watched drama TV series in the world, according to Eurodata TV Worldwide. On Tuesday 20 June at the 57th Monte-Carlo Television Festival the global powerhouse series received the prestigious 12th International Television Audience Award for a Drama TV Series. NCIS has now won the award three out of four years.
The annual International Audience Award is presented jointly by the Monte-Carlo Television Festival and Eurodata TV Worldwide. It rewards programs that delivered the highest ratings in 2016 worldwide across five continents in three categories: Drama TV Series, Comedy TV Series and Telenovelas/Soap Operas.
International Audience Award nominees were pre-selected among the top 15 imported fiction programs in 61 countries, representing almost 3 billion potential viewers. NCIS garnered more than 47 million viewers worldwide in 2016.
About NCIS season 14:
NCIS (Naval Criminal Investigative Service) is more than just an action drama. With liberal doses of humor, it’s a show that focuses on the sometimes complex and always amusing dynamics of a team forced to work together in high-stress situations. NCIS Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs, a former Marine gunnery sergeant whose skills as an investigator are unmatched, leads this troupe of colorful personalities. Gibbs, a man of few words, only needs a look to explain it all. The team includes NCIS Special Agent Timothy McGee, an MIT graduate with a brilliance for computers, and Probationary Agent Eleanor “Ellie” Bishop, a mysterious mixture of analytic brilliance, fierce determination and idealism who specializes in international threat assessment and global preparation. The newest members to join the team include: the charismatic, unpredictable and resilient NCIS Special Agent Nicholas “Nick” Torres, who has spent most of his career on solo undercover assignments; NCIS Special Agent Alexandra “Alex” Quinn, a quick-witted and talented agent who left to be an instructor until Gibbs lured her back to the field; and MI6 Officer Clayton Reeves, a successful and clever international agent who’s on loan to NCIS as a terror liaison during these complicated times. Assisting the team is the youthful and energetic forensic specialist Abby Sciuto, a talented scientist whose sharp mind matches her unconventional style and eclectic tastes; medical examiner Dr. Donald “Ducky” Mallard, who knows it all because he’s seen it all – and he’s not afraid to let you know it; and Ducky’s protégé, the naive Assistant Medical Examiner, Jimmy Palmer. Overseeing operations is NCIS Director Leon Vance, an intelligent, highly trained agent who can always be counted on to shake up the status quo.
From murder and espionage to terrorism and stolen submarines, these special agents investigate all crimes with Navy or Marine Corps ties.
The cast includes: Mark Harmon (NCIS Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs), Pauley Perrette (Forensic Specialist Abby Sciuto), Sean Murray (NCIS Special Agent Timothy McGee), Wilmer Valderrama (NCIS Special Agent Nicholas “Nick” Torres), Jennifer Esposito (NCIS Special Agent Alexandra “Alex” Quinn), Brian Dietzen (Jimmy Palmer), Emily Wickersham (Probationary Agent Eleanor “Ellie” Bishop), Duane Henry (MI6 Officer Clayton Reeves), Rocky Carroll (NCIS Director Leon Vance) and David McCallum (Dr. Donald “Ducky” Mallard)