Today (Wednesday 4th March) CBS will attempt to break a world record for the largest ever TV drama simulcast, with a worldwide showing of the CSI: Crime Scene Investigation episode “Kitty” to mark the fifteenth year of the CSI franchise.
The current record for the largest TV drama simulcast was achieved by the special 50th anniversary episode of the BBC’s “Doctor Who,” which was broadcast in 98 countries across six continents in November 2013.
The episode, which aired as the planted spin-off for CSI: Cyber, the next generation and fourth series in the franchise, will air in more than 150 countries at 7:00 PM, ET (12:00 GMT) and will be streamed in the US on CBS.com from 4:00 PM, PT to 12:00 AM, PT.
“When CSI premiered, I had no idea it would become the sensational global franchise it is today,” comments Anthony Zuiker, creator of the CSI franchise. “CSI has taken on Las Vegas, Miami, New York and now, with CSI: Cyber, we dive into the vast world of cyber crime, where we can instantly be connected to anyone, anywhere in the world at any time. I can’t think of a better way to kick off CSI: CYBER and celebrate 15 years of international success than with a worldwide simulcast.”