In ‘CSI’ Ratings Duel, Taylor Swift Beats Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber guest-starred on 'CSI.' (CBS)

Justin Bieber guest-starred on 'CSI.' (CBS)

Earlier in the week, Justin Bieber made his acting debut on ‘CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.” In March 2009, Taylor Swift also guest-starred on the CBS drama. Guess which one of the music superstars drew the largest audience? Despite 5 million followers on Twitter, enough to populate his own mid-sized city, Bieber’s episode drew 14.5 million viewers. While not quite the ratings boost that was anticipated, the show still won its time slot, and the night, beating ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ and ‘The Office.’
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But it wasn’t nearly enough to beat Swift. Her guest-starring role on the same show in 2009 drew nearly 21 million viewers. Any explanations? One viewer who missed out on Bieber’s episode was the Bieb himself. On Friday morning, he tweeted, “Still haven’t seen the CSI episode myself. What did you guys think of Jason McCann the bad man?” Indeed, that is the question. What did you guys think of Bieber’s acting debut? Who would you rather watch, Bieber or Taylor Swift?

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