British TV Audiences Love the CSI Franchise

What U.S. television shows are most watched in the UK? TV By The Numbers has the list, and it may be a touch surprising. For example, three of the top five most-watched American imports are from the CSI franchise. (The Brits do love their procedurals, although it appears the U.S. Law & Order series may be too arcane and American for their tastes.) Also, Heroes, which is no longer in fashion here in the States, is No. 2 on the list.

In other news: David Tennant and Russell T Davies did a somewhat rare interview together for Boing Boing to discuss their exit from Doctor Who. There’s some talk about the next specials, but you may want to cover your ears for spoilers. Well, not too many spoilers. Tennant and Davies are quite “cagey” about the plot developments, to their credit. Tennant does say “Never say never” to a return as The Tenth Doctor, should Steven Moffat ever ask him back for a little Timelord reunion.

  • Daniel Craig will star in director Jim Sheridan‘s latest film, Dream House.(Variety)
  • Has Helen Mirren been miscast in the Brighton Rock remake? (Telegraph)
  • Kelly Osbourne confesses an addiction to Vicodin in an excerpt from her new book: “I was taking 50 pills a day. Most people would overdose on ten.” (The Sun)
  • More details on Kerry Katona‘s alleged assault on her accountant from The Sun: “Kerry Katona smashed down her accountant’s office door with a kung-fu kick. David McHugh cowered inside after colleagues warned him the troubled TV star was on the rampage.But she sent his door flying with a spectacular kick – similar to the infamous strike Manchester United legend Eric Cantona aimed at a fan in 1995. Mum-of-four Kerry, 28, then allegedly punched McHugh and hurled tea over him.” I’m not one to condone violence…but that sounds fierce. Very Uma Thurman in Kill Bill.
Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks founded's Anglophenia blog back in 2005 and has been translating British culture for an American audience ever since. While not British himself—he was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri—he once received inordinate hospitality in London for sharing the name of a dead but beloved EastEnders character. His Anglophilia stems from a high school love of Morrissey, whom he calls his "gateway drug" into British culture.
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