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  • November 18, 2004, marked CSI's 100th episode. It also became the most watched episode in CSI history thus-far with 31.46 million viewers tuning in.
  • July 15, 2004, George Eads and Jorja Fox were fired due to an alleged money dispute. CBS rehired them the following week when it turned out to be a couple of misunderstandings.
  • On December 6, 2001, episode #210, "Ellie" was the first episode to go #1 on American television.
  • With 17.3 million viewers tuning in, the Pilot episode debuted at #8 in the Nielson Rankings for that week.
  • Gil Grissom's original name was "Gil Scheinbaum." William Petersen changed the name due to his admiration for astronaut Gus Grissom.
  • Grissom and Catherine are loosely based on real-life LVMPD criminalists Daniel Holstein and Yolanda McCrery.
  • The camera the team uses to photograph crime scenes is a Nikon F5 fitted with a multi-control back
  • "After the Show" (episode #408) is based on an actual case, the murder of Linda Sobek. The case was solved by Elizabeth Divine who is the consulting producer of the show and a former CSI.
  • The choice to place the series in Las Vegas was not random. Among US crime labs, Las Vegas is the second most active, surpassed only by the FBI lab at Quantico, Virginia.
  • All the equipment in the lab is fully functional, and was either purchased outright, or donated/loaned to the show for product placement.
  • Under the glass top of Grissom's desk lies a picture of Jerry Bruckheimer (the show's producer).

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Now that the characters are getting all mixed up, I've decided to take a look at how things used to be...
Seasons 1-4 Statistics
  • Catherine has worked solo the most amount of times with 9 cases.
  • Nick came in a close second with 8.
  • Grissom and Warrick each only worked 2 cases solo, while Sara investigated 5 on her own.
  • Catherine and Warrick were the most common pairing, working 13 cases together.
  • Warrick and Sara worked as a pair second most with 9 cases.
  • Grissom and Sara, as well as Warrick and Nick, were paired the least amount of times with only 3 cases for each pair.
  • The trio of Grissom, Nick, and Sara tied with the Grissom, Warrick, Sara trio with 10 cases. While Catherine, Warrick, and Nick have only worked together once, as well as the team of Warrick, Nick, and Sara.
  • When a foursome work together, it is most commonly without the aid of either Catherine or Nick (3 instances for each). However, the foursome ALWAYS includes Grissom.
  • Nick and Sara were absent the most (3 episodes each). While Grissom only took one break and disappeared for the majority of the episode, Ellie.
  • The team worked as a whole a total of 19 times.

*Note: these statistics only apply to seasons 1-4 due to the predictability of teams now.

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