Saying Goodbye To CSI Analysis

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As stated in the TV Guide article Saying Goodbye to CSI, a Show That Changed TV, by Adam Bryant, “After 15 seasons, 337 episodes, three spin-offs and a handful of cast changes through the years…It's difficult to understate the influence of the show, which has grown to become the largest TV franchise in the world.” Even the three spin-off shows, have had phenomenal success rates. With the original and the spinoffs, “CSI, CSI: Miami, CSI: NY and CSI: Cyber, (the franchise) has so far generated 800 episodes”, that have reached tens of millions of people around the world. With such a large influence over such a time period, it is not surprising that the show has majorly impacted television audiences. How did the television program of CSI become such a success? I believe it is because the audience liked to believe…show more content…
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