Tuesday, 26 August 2008

Lawrence Fishbourne - Tell me more about the latest CSI: Crime Scene Investigation cast member

Laurence Fishburne came out of the black theater in New York. At age 12, he won a recurring role on the daytime drama, "One Life to Live" and made his film debut in "Cornbread, Earl and Me." Francis Ford Coppola cast Fishburne, at age 14, in "Apocalypse Now," and later in "Rumble Fish," "The Cotton Club" and "Gardens of Stone." Fishburne was catapulted into the front of the film ranks with his acclaimed lead role in John Singleton's "Boyz n the Hood." He was nominated for an Oscar for his role in the film "What's Love Got to Do with It" and originated the role of Morpheus in "The Matrix," which he also played in its sequels. His film roles also include "Searching for Bobby Fischer," "Higher Learning," "Bad Company," "Mystic River" and "Akeelah and the Bee," among many others. His television credits include the telefilms "Miss Evers' Boys," for which he won an Emmy Award, and "The Tuskegee Airmen." He also won an Emmy for his guest appearance in the pilot episode of the series "Tribeca." Fishburne's screenwriting and directorial debut was for the film "Once in the Life," in which he also starred. He is also the recipient of multiple NAACP Image Awards. Fishburne was nominated for a 2008 TONY Award and won a Drama Desk Award and Outer Critics Circle Award for his starring role in "Thurgood." His other theater credits include "Two Trains Running," for which he won a TONY Award, Drama Desk Award, Outer Critics Circle Award and Theatre World Award, and "The Lion in Winter."

Friday, 22 August 2008

CSI:NY wins "Silver" for CBS

Ratings for the Olympics dropped slightly on Wednesday although NBC’s coverage of the Games easily remained the most watched programming of the night.

According to Nielsen’s estimates, roughly 24.3 million viewers tuned in during prime time, one of the smallest audiences to tune in to this year’s Games in Beijing.

CBS placed second, earning its best ratings with reruns of “CSI: NY” at 10 (6.1 million). CBS’s “Greatest American Dog” garnered 5.1 million viewers at 8. ABC and Fox finished in a virtual tie for third. Both networks offered mainly reruns with the exception of ABC at 10 p.m. when it broadcast “Primetime: Crime,” which delivered 4.1 million viewers.

The sucess of the CSI's, CSI Vegas, CSI Miami, and CSI NY continue to earn CBS top 10 ratings proving popular with American audiences who, it seems, happily watch reruns of their favourite Crime Drama rather than Live action from the Beijing Olympics 2008.

Wednesday, 20 August 2008

All 3 CSI shows top the Nielsen Ratings

Even during one of the biggest weeks for the Olympics on TV all 3 CSI shows top the charts of the "List of top 20 shows in prime-time Nielsen ratings" for the week August 11th to 17th 2008

With top polling positions as follows;

13th CSI Miami with 6.31 million viewers.
16th CSI: NY 5.79 million viewers.
20th CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 5.33 million viewers.

Here is the full list showing CSI in prime time Nielsen Ratings