Laurent Puons, Chief Executive Officer of the Festival and Avril Blondelot, Head of Content Insight at Eurodata TV Worldwide revealed the winners of the 2019 edition of the “International TV Audience Awards” at the 59th Golden Nymph Awards Ceremony at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco.
Are rewarded the programmes delivering the highest ratings worldwide in 2018 across five continents in three categories: “Crime TV Series”, “Drama TV Series”, and “Telenovelas / Soap Operas”. The winners were chosen based on the total of TV ratings of the best performing episodes in the broadcast countries(1) among the 63 territories included in the survey, i.e. about 3.5 billion potential viewers.
The winners are:
For “Crime TV Series”:
Lethal Weapon (USA)
This programme gathered 24.2 million viewers(2) worldwide in 2018.
Other successful programmes nominated in this category were Criminal Minds (USA) and Midsomer Murders (UK).
For “Drama TV Series”:
The Good Doctor (USA)
This program gathered 47.7 million viewers(2) worldwide in 2018.
Other successful programmes nominated in this category were Grey’s Anatomy (USA) and Naagin (India).
For “Telenovelas / Soap Operas”:
From Your Heart To Mine (Dil Se Dil Tak – India)
This program gathered 13.3 million viewers(2) worldwide in 2018.
Other successful programmes nominated in this category were The Bold And The Beautiful (USA) and Elif (Turkey).