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These Are the 100 Most-Watched TV Shows of the 2016-17 Season: Winners and Losers

It feels a bit antiquated to talk about ratings in 2017, when much of the television business remains transfixed on the streaming services – and it’s become accepted that Netflix and its competitors are never going to share any viewership data.

As viewers migrate to other platforms, ratings just tell part of the story. The numbers have become so deflated that CBS felt the need to point out in January that if you looked at “Live + 35” data that included more than a month’s worth of TV, DVR, VOD and streaming viewership, the network’s primetime entertainment series average is actually up vs. 16 years ago (when only live viewing was measured).

“We really need to make sure that we are finding a way to capture all the views and the viewers of our programs in this multi-platform landscape,” said ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey. “There is, at this point, no truly effective system to really capture all the views that are happening in a timely manner. If we can’t figure that out, particularly as a broadcast business, that’s going to be a big issue for us.”

For now, at least, this is what we have to go on, and last year’s leaders – Football, “The Walking Dead” and “The Big Bang Theory” – remain this year’s primetime winners. But they’re all on the decline – which, of course, is the story of linear TV in general.

READ MORE:
— LAST YEAR: These Are the 100 Most-Watched TV Shows of the 2015-16 Season
— Most-Watched Television Networks: Ranking 2016’s Winners and Losers
— Top-Rated Telecasts of 2016: ‘The Walking Dead,’ Super Bowl, Oscars, Olympics Lead

IndieWire looked at the Season-to-Date rankers for broadcast and cable, using the most recent Live+7 ratings (which include seven days’ worth of DVR and video on-demand usage). Here’s a final look at some of the hits and misses of 2016–2017, followed by our complete list of the most-watched shows of the season, according to both adults 18-49 and total viewers.

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Sterling K. Brown, Chrissy Metz, Justin Hartley, “This Is Us”

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“This Is Us” and “Bull”: NBC and CBS both get new series bragging rights, depending on which measurement you’re looking at. NBC’s “This Is Us” was the darling of the TV season, and for good reason: It’s both the top-rated new series among adults 18-49 (4.8 rating – which in 2017 numbers, means it’s a force) and is now the top-rated broadcast drama, edging out “Empire.” CBS made sure to point out at its recent upfront presentation, however, that “Bull” is actually the year’s most-watched new TV series among total viewers, with 15.5 million to “This Is Us” at 15.3 million.

“The Bachelor,” “American Horror Story” and “South Park”: Three veteran shows, late in their run, actually improving year-to-year in the adults 18-49 demo? Virtually impossible. But “The Bachelor” (3.1 rating, up from 3.0), “American Horror Story” (3.4, up from 3.3) and “South Park” (1.8, from 1.7) made it so. Of course, those gains were small, and the larger story remains how viewers are moving from their TV screens to other devices… but these three shows are bucking the trends.

“60 Minutes” and “The Simpsons”: Sunday night stalwarts “60 Minutes” and “The Simpsons” also achieved virtually the impossible: They were flat year-to-year in the demo. And as we all know, “flat” is the new “up.” Both shows had reason to stay relevant: “60 Minutes” had a presidential election to wrap itself around, while “The Simpsons” made headlines with its 600th episode (!) and cool events like a virtual reality couch gag.

Joel McHale and cast of “The Great Indoors”

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Football, “The Walking Dead” and “The Big Bang Theory”: OK, hold on – don’t cry for any of these series, as they’re all still the most dominant programs on TV. But they’re all still subject to gravity. AMC’s “The Walking Dead” remains by far a dominant No. 1 among adults 18-49 (8.0 rating). No one comes close. “The Big Bang Theory” is the most-watched scripted show (19 million) and the top-rated scripted broadcast show among adults 18-49 (4.9 rating). And on the total viewers side, NBC’s “Sunday Night Football” (20.1 million) towers over all. But when you’re the biggest in the land, it also means the drop is more pronounced. And as great as those numbers are, they’re substantial declines from last year. The NFL’s drops were across the board, impacting “Thursday Night Football” and “Monday Night Football” as well.

“24: Legacy,” “Hunted,” “2 Broke Girls” and “The Great Indoors”: One of these shows will ultimately be deemed the highest-rated series of the year to still be canceled. Fox hasn’t yet announced the fate of “24: Legacy” (punting the decision while star Corey Hawkins appears on Broadway), while CBS also hasn’t made a determination on reality series “Hunted.” Should either “24: Legacy” (2.1 rating) or “Hunted” (2.0) be canned, they’ll get the honors. But for now, that leaves the Joel McHale sitcom “The Great Indoors” and the long-running “2 Broke Girls,” both of which have most definitely been canceled, as the top-rated (1.8) ax so far. (NBC’s “Timeless” would have received these honors, until its two-days-later reprieve.)

“Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” and “No Tomorrow”: You must be enjoying The CW’s “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” on other platforms, because for the second year in a row it was the lowest-rated broadcast network series (0.3 rating), tied with “No Tomorrow,” which won’t be having any more tomorrows. It’s a reminder again that The CW isn’t run based on ratings, given its output deals.

Here are the top series rankers according to adults 18-49 and total viewers, featuring seven days of time-shifted viewing. Most recent data is through May 14; these ratings will be updated as new numbers come in.

TOP 100 SHOWS, ADULTS 18-49

America’s most-watched series of the 2016-2017 season in the key advertising demographic (measured in ratings points) are …

1

The Walking Dead AMC

8.0

2

NFL Sunday Night FootballNBC

6.9

3

NFL Thursday Night Football NBC/NFL Network

5.2

4

NFL Thursday Night Football CBS/NFL Network

5.0

5

The Big Bang Theory CBS

4.9

6

This Is Us NBC

4.8

7

Empire Fox

4.3

8

NFL Monday Night Football ESPN

3.9

9

Modern Family ABC

3.7

10

Grey’s Anatomy ABC

3.5

11

American Horror Story FX

3.4

12

The Bachelor ABC

3.1

13

The Voice (Monday + Tuesday) NBC

3.0

14

Designated Survivor ABC

2.9

15

 How To Get Away With Murder ABC

Scandal ABC

2.6

17

Survivor CBS

Talking Dead AMC

NCIS CBS

Chicago Fire NBC

The Goldbergs ABC

2.5

22

Law & Order: SVU NBC

Criminal Minds CBS

Black-ish ABC

Lethal Weapon Fox

Chicago PD  NBC

2.4

27

Bull CBS

Kevin Can Wait CBS

Speechless ABC

2.2

30

 The Simpsons Fox

 American Housewife ABC

 The Middle ABC

 Dancing With the Stars ABC

The Blacklist NBC

Timeless NBC

Chicago Med NBC

24: Legacy Fox

Love & Hip Hop Atlanta 6 VH1

2.1

39

Scorpion CBS

Star Fox

Hunted CBS

Family Guy Fox

2.0

43

Life in Pieces CBS

Mom CBS

The Good Place NBC

NCIS: New Orleans CBS

The Flash The CW

Gotham Fox

Saturday Night Football ABC

1.9

50

Lucifer Fox

Blue Bloods CBS

The Great Indoors CBS

The Mick Fox

NCIS: Los Angeles CBS

Blindspot NBC

Hawaii Five-O CBS

60 Minutes CBS

South Park Comedy Central

Prison Break Fox

Little Big Shots NBC

1.8

62

 Love and Hip Hop 7 VH1

 Superstore NBC

 Last Man Standing ABC

 Shark Tank ABC

Fresh off the Boat ABC

Code Black CBS

The Wall NBC

1.7

69

Thursday Night Football NFL Network (without CBS or NBC)

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. ABC

MacGyver CBS

Hell’s Kitchen Fox

Chicago Justice NBC

New Girl Fox

Real Housewives of Atlanta Bravo

Better Call Saul AMC

Gold Rush Discovery

Man With a Plan CBS

Teen Mom II (Season 7B) MTV

Love & Hip Hop Hollywood 3 VH1

1.6

81

Son of Zorn Fox

The Amazing Race CBS

Once Upon a Time ABC

Westworld HBO

1.5

85

Masterchef Junior Fox

Superior Donuts CBS

Notorious ABC

The Last Man on Earth Fox

Bones Fox

Shades of Blue NBC

Street Outlaws Discovery

Grimm NBC

Pure Genius CBS

Brooklyn Nine-Nine Fox

Quantico ABC

Secrets and Lies ABC

Into the Badlands AMC

Teen Mom (Season 6+6B) MTV

Pitch Fox

1.4

100

Bob’s Burgers Fox

Madam Secretary CBS

Celebrity Apprentice NBC

Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Bravo

Taken NBC

Curse of Oak Island History

The Odd Couple CBS

Vikings History

Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders CBS

The Real O’Neals ABC

Chrisley Knows Best USA

WWE Raw USA

Supergirl The CW

APB Fox

1.3

Source: Nielsen Media Research, 2016-2017 season to date through May 14, 2017, in ratings points. Nielsen prelim Live+7 Day, Prime, Originals only, Programs with majority of telecasts airing in season, Top 100 ranked on A18-49 rating. Excludes: Repeats, Specials, Post-Season Sports, Pre/Post Sports Commentary, Mini-Series (<5 telecasts in season) and News.

TOP 100 SHOWS, TOTAL VIEWERS

America’s most-watched series of the 2016-2017 season are …

1

NFL Sunday Night Football NBC

20.1

2

The Big Bang Theory CBS

19.0

3

NCISCBS

18.4

4

NFL Thursday Night Football NBC/NFL Network 

17.1

5

The Walking Dead AMC

16.4

6

Bull CBS

15.5

7

This Is Us NBC

15.3

8

NFL Thursday Night Football CBS/NFL Network

14.8

9

 Blue Bloods CBS

14.1

10

NCIS: New Orleans CBS

13.4

11

Dancing with the Stars ABC

The Voice (Monday) NBC

60 Minutes CBS

12.6

14

NCIS: Los Angeles CBS

The Voice (Tuesday) NBC

12.5

16

Hawaii Five-O CBS

12.2

17

Designated Survivor ABC

12.1

18

NFL Monday Night Football ESPN

11.5

19

Grey’s Anatomy ABC

Empire Fox

11.2

21

Madam SecretaryCBS

11.1

22

Criminal Minds CBS

10.9

23

Modern Family ABC

10.8

24

Chicago Fire NBC

Scorpion CBS

10.7

26

Survivor CBS

10.5

27

 Little Big Shots NBC

10.3

28

Chicago PD NBC

10.1

29

Chicago Med NBC

9.9

30

MacGyver CBS

9.8

31

 The Blacklist NBC

9.7

32

Mom CBS

9.4

33

 Kevin Can Wait CBS

Code Black CBS

Lethal Weapon Fox

9.2

36

The Bachelor ABC

9.0

37

Law & Order: SVU NBC

8.8

38

Scandal ABC

8.6

39

 Chicago Justice NBC

8.5

40

The Great Indoors CBS

8.4

41

Last Man Standing ABC

8.3

42

Life in Pieces CBS

8.2

43

Timeless NBC

8.0

44

Pure Genius CBS

How To Get Away With Murder ABC

7.9

46

The Middle ABC

The Goldbergs ABC

7.8

48

ElementaryCBS 

7.6

49

Man with a Plan CBS

7.5

50

Blindspot NBC

Black-ish ABC

7.4

51

24: Legacy Fox

Superior Donuts CBS

Hunted CBS

7.3

54

Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders CBS

Shades of Blue NBC

7.1

56

American Housewife ABC

2 Broke Girls CBS

Speechless ABC

7.0

59

Taken NBC

6.9

60

Doubt CBS

6.8

61

Shark Tank ABC

The Wall NBC

6.6

63

Undercover Boss CBS

6.5

64

The Amazing Race CBS

6.4

65

American Horror Story FX

6.3

66

Blacklist: Redemption NBC

6.2

67

Notorious ABC

Lucifer Fox

Grimm NBC

6.1

70

Saturday Night Football ABC

The Good Place NBC

The Odd Couple CBS

Star Fox

6.0

74

Dateline Friday NBC

5.9

75

Conviction ABC

5.7

76

Bones Fox

America’s Funniest Home Videos ABC

Talking Dead AMC

Trial & Error NBC

5.5

80

20/20 ABC

Secrets and Lies ABC

Dr. Ken ABC

5.3

83

Gotham Fox

Superstore NBC

Dateline Sunday NBC

APB Fox

5.2

87

Fresh Off The Boat ABC

5.1

88

Great American Baking Show ABC

To Tell the Truth ABC

5.0

90

48 Hours CBS

The Simpsons Fox

The Catch ABC

4.9

93

Masterpiece: Sherlock PBS

Celebrity Apprentice NBC

Quantico ABC

Gold Rush Discovery

Hell’s Kitchen Fox

Shots Fired Fox

4.8

99

The Flash The CW

Masterchef Junior Fox

Major Crimes TNT

Pitch Fox

4.7

Source: Nielsen Media Research, 2016-2017 season to date through May 14, 2017, in millions. Nielsen prelim Live+7 Day, Prime, Originals only, Programs with majority of telecasts airing in season, Top 100 ranked on P2+ rating. Excludes: Repeats, Specials, Post-Season Sports, Pre/Post Sports Commentary, Mini-Series (<5 telecasts in season) and News.

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Ratings Analysis: Fox's 'The Masked Singer' (0.99) took back the top spot after losing it to CBS's 'Survivor' last week, rising a full tenth from its previous installment. 'Alter Ego' (0.45) gained three-hundredths at 9 but continued to retain less than half of its lead-in. 'Survivor' (0.92, -0.02) itself fell for the fourth week in a row, cementing yet another new low in the process. At 9, 'Tough As Nails' (0.43) lost seven-hundredths while 'CSI: Vegas' (0.42) dropped by four-hundredths from a premiere that was already considered disappointing. ABC was on the rise all-around, with 'The Conners' (0.61, +0.09) posting the largest week-to-week gain for its wedding episode. Newcomer 'The Wonder Years' (0.54) rose for the first time in its run, up by seven-hundredths overall. 'The Goldbergs' (0.59, +0.01), 'Home Economics' (0.38, +0.03), and 'A Million Little Things' (0.28, +0.05) all ticked up as well. On NBC, 'Chicago Med' (0.79, -0.04) and 'Chicago PD' (0.73, -0.02) lost some steam but 'Chicago Fire' (0.83, +0.03) was on the upswing in-between. 'Legends of Tomorrow' (0.09) and 'Batwoman' (0.08) debuted at atypical levels on the CW. 

Finals Update: 'The Masked Singer' (+0.1), 'Survivor' (+0.1), 'Alter Ego' (+0.1) and 'Home Economics' (+0.1) adjusted up.

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The Best TV Shows of 2016, Ranked

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New year, new list of must-watch television. Here are the Best TV Shows of 2017.

The sheer number of TV shows produced each year is enough to make you sigh deeply as you sift through your streaming options on any given night. That's where our passionately curated Small Screened ranking comes in. We assessed shows all year long, and moved them up and down based on the episodes they aired during 2016 and when more shows arrived -- and in the case of 30 for 30: O.J.: Made in America, migrated to our Best Documentaries list. And like our companion lists for movies, documentaries, albums, and video games, this list includes just the very best of the best, the shows we recommend 100 percent.

36. Younger

Forget how high we ranked Game of Thrones for a minute: George R.R. Martin's greatest contribution to TV this year was on Younger. TV Land's book-industry send-up, starring the effervescent Sutton Foster as a middle-aged empty-nester pretending she's 26 to get a leg up in the media world, featured an uncanny cameo from "Crown of Kings" writer "Edward L.L. Moore" (Richard Masur) that would crack up the ghost of Ned Stark himself. Here's an analogy to sum up how much pure fun this show offers: Younger is to publishing as series creator Darren Star's earlier half-hour series Sex and the City is to New York: a frisky neon fantasy not at all grounded in reality.
Where to stream it: TVLand.com

35. BrainDead

When The Good Wife ended last spring, creators Robert and Michelle King jumped right into this CBS political drama about a Washington, D.C., resident (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) who believes that superbugs are eating politicians' brains. It's more Scandal than The Walking Dead -- the brain-munchers are deployed to mock political inaction on Capitol Hill -- and you almost buy the science behind it. Tragically, the latter half of its title won out: CBS declined to renew the series for a second season.
Where to stream it: CBS All Access

34. The Night Manager

Any movie adaptation of a John le Carré novel is worth your time (especially 2011's twisty Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy). But TV networks would do well to note the success of this six-part BBC-AMC co-production based on the British author's 1993 book and give us more miniseries-length le Carré, stat. For now, we'll be content to rewatch Tom Hiddleston's handsome soldier turned hotel manager turned secret agent attempt to take down Hugh Laurie's sneakily malevolent arms dealer.
Where to watch it: Amazon Prime

33. Catastrophe

The story of unlikely couple Rob (Rob Delaney) and Sharon (Sharon Horgan) takes a Season 2 time-jump to give us a frank look at all the challenges co-parenting entails. But no matter how foul-mouthed Rob and Sharon's banter is or how misguided their decisions, the characters' genuine affection for one another shines through.
Where to stream it: Amazon Prime

32. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Season 1 of Netflix's Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt had its flaws, but co-executive producers Tina Fey and Robert Carlock didn't change things up too drastically for the sitcom's sophomore season. Which is fine by us. We do get to know Kimmy, the cult survivor thrown in the middle of NYC society after a decade in an underground bunker, a little better, and the series takes the time to plumb the depths of her damaged psyche. The important thing is that Kimmy manages to deliver as many belly laughs as it did last year.
Where to stream it: Netflix

31. Better Things

Pamela Adlon worked with Louis C.K. on his namesake series, so C.K. makes a fitting collaborator on Adlon's own auteur-driven comedy. Playing working actress Sam, Adlon draws from her own experiences (single parenthood, a nutty British mother) to depict a devoted, smart-mouthed, sexually enlightened mother of three that everyone in Bad Moms wished they could be.
Where to stream it: FXNOW

30. The Carmichael Show

In this NBC show's first two seasons, comedian Jerrod Carmichael has used the traditional multi-cam sitcom format to tackle topics that go unexplored on most shows: the Black Lives Matter movement, transgender issues, and more. The NBC comedy leans on its deeply funny characters to take aim at even more societal ills, but instead of feeling like an unwanted Facebook post from your crazy uncle, it's like a real conversation.
Where to stream it: Hulu (with NBC subscription), or purchase on Amazon or iTunes

29. Ash vs. Evil Dead

With his huge arsenal of B movies and scene-stealing stints on ratings-grabbers like Burn Notice and Fargo, Bruce Campbell has amassed the kind of cult following typically associated with household names like Shatner, Stewart, and Fillion. And every season he spends revisiting his signature character, Ash Williams, on Starz's sequel series to the Evil Dead trilogy proves what so many already know: that Bruce is the hardest-working, best-looking, Detroit-born actor ever to reach cult status by replacing his own arm with a chain saw.
Where to stream it: Starz

28. The Crown

Netflix certainly went to town with this lavish historical drama about Queen Elizabeth II. If Downton Abbey and Mad Men mated, then had a baby that grew up to be more boring than either of those shows yet also more classy, The Crown might be it. Suggestion: Binge it slowly.
Where to stream it: Netflix

27. Jane the Virgin

Yes, this CW series is ridiculous; it's a telenovela -- it's supposed to be over the top. But by tackling serious issues without moralizing and via bilingual storytelling, Jane is more than just a show about an accidentally artificially inseminated virgin who's raising a baby, managing a love triangle, and dealing with drug lords, secret twins, and a police department conspiracy. But ultimately, it's just plain fun.
Where to stream it: Five most recent episodes available on The CW's website; Season 2 episodes on Netflix

26. Quarry

In this stealth Cinemax gem, a depressed and impressively mustached Vietnam War soldier (The Invitation's Logan Marshall-Green) returns home to Memphis and quickly finds himself indebted to a shrewd contract broker (Top of the Lake's Peter Mullan). These slowly unspooling eight episodes will pull you in with authentic '70s vibes, gorgeous cinematography, and quirky side characters, and send you off with a surprising finale that will stick with you.
Where to stream it: MAX GO

25. Designated Survivor

Never has large-scale terrorism been this fun. While most TV dramas have become increasingly skeptical, cynical, and at times downright maniacal about the office of the presidency,Designated Survivor clumsily pushes back against this trend, assigning the title of commander-in-chief to Tom Kirkman (Kiefer Sutherland doing his best normal-guy impression) in the wake of an attack. Kirkman is a CrossFit warrior in Warby Parker glasses who'd make Jack Bauer proud, rising to the office and staying loyal to his family at all costs. In an election year, it's the perfect dose of escapism from the headache-inducing news cycle.
Where to stream it: Hulu

24. Transparent

Jill Soloway's autobiographical series starring Jeffrey Tambor grew from a radical concept: tracking a newly out transgender woman's experience, and her family’s ability to cope with change. Season 3 delves deeper into its characters' spirituality and capacity for empathy, explores an array of complex sexual identities, and renders family dynamics among divorced parents and grown siblings with aching specificity.
Where to stream it: Amazon

23. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

Former YouTube sensation Rachel Bloom's CW musical comedy is quietly revolutionary, offering sharp yet subtle commentary about the way women treat each other and themselves and featuring one of the most diverse casts on TV. The series, now in its second season, expertly draws its rom-com antics from heroine Rebecca's compulsive behavior and past traumas, while also satirizing the genre via song-and-dance numbers worthy of Sondheim.
Where to stream it: Netflix

22. Lady Dynamite

Maria Bamford's semi-autobiographical, surreal spin on mental illness in Hollywood shares obvious DNA with Arrested Development: Mitch Hurwitz and Pam Brady are executive producers; sight gags, wordplay, and mockery of Los Angeles idiocy abound; and it features countless comedy-world cameos, extended fantasy sequences, and genuine self-introspection. It'll take you a few episodes to wrap your head around what you're watching, but once you're hooked, you're hooked.
Where to stream it: Netflix

21. Orange Is the New Black

On the eve of Season 4's premiere, Netflix announced that it had renewed the fan-favorite series for an additional three seasons. How much more of this world is left to mine? fans wondered. Jenji Kohan & Co. proved there's still room to reinvent the format by pushing the show's world into our own. Litchfield's new regime constructed and broke down new obstacles in the prison-industrial complex, and set up a heartbreaking climax that felt ripped from 2016's dismal headlines.
Where to stream it: Netflix

20. Narcos

Killing off your show's lead character is a daunting prospect -- even more so if viewers know it’s coming. When Eric Newman and José Padilha took over Narcos' reins for Season 2, they managed to orchestrate the demise of Pablo Escobar (Wagner Moura) with suspense and a sense of inevitability. It sure helped that the show cut down on Agent Murphy's incessant narrating from Season 1, and the contrast between splashy cartel schemes and small-scale depictions of those they affected served to ground an illicit drama in humanity.
Where to stream it: Netflix

19. Channel Zero: Candle Cove

Based on a popular creepypasta story about a mysterious children's TV show that plants murderous thoughts in the minds of its young viewers, Candle Cove is essentially a Stranger Things that focuses primarily on the adults. The Syfy series is super-creepy, and its version of the Demogorgon is the nightmare-inducing Toothchild, an icky monster that feeds on the teeth of its entranced victims.
Where to stream it: Syfy.com

18. American Horror Story: Roanoke

This is the best show on television that features a character that silently terrorizes terrible people while wearing a pig's head. The meta comedy-thriller also features a killer cast, arguably better, even, than the other Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk series appearing on this list, the great American Crime Story: The People vs. O.J. Simpson. But seriously, who the hell is Piggy-Man?
Where to stream it: FXNOW

17. Black Mirror

This haunting anthology series about the perils of modern technology arrived on Netflix (after two seasons airing in the UK) for its six-episode third season on the same day much of the US was debilitated by a Black Mirror-style hack. Brilliant.
Where to stream it: Netflix

16. The Good Place

In this sneakily addictive afterlife comedy from Mike Schur (Parks and Recreation), Kristen Bell's deceased cretin Eleanor is erroneously given a berth in a heaven-esque afterworld. Once the high-concept show gets past establishing its characters and premise, you'll enjoy watching her do whatever she can to avoid being found out and sent to hell by her friendly neighborhood architect, Michael (Ted Danson). And by the time you get to the incredible season finale, it's clear you've been sent straight up to TV heaven.
Where to stream it: NBC.com, Hulu

15. Difficult People

Billy Eichner and Julie Klausner are mean-spirited and petty, and live by the "no hugging, no learning" Seinfeld-ian code, which makes them our favorite kind of platonic power couple. But with every exploitative adventure anchored by their best friendship, the jokes they make at the expense of others (interns, New Jerseyans, Method Man) seem downright sympathetic.
Where to stream it: Hulu

14. Baskets

In the golden age of television, there's little room for buffoonery. To spoof the oh-so-serious trend, and lament the art of idiocy, Zach Galifianakis and Louis C.K. created Baskets, which casts the former as a clown struggling in the California suburbs. Galifianakis' Chip Baskets is a dunce, and if it weren't for the harsh reality and morose filmmaking style employed in the series, he'd have us in stitches. But the FX show refuses to be that digestible. Pratfalls roll-jump into -- ta-da! -- existential dread. Wordplay gags loop from comical to manic to funny again. As Chip's mother, Louie Anderson parades around in a muumuu but plays the role entirely straight. Baskets is a breakthrough work of parody, heartbreaking, hilarious, and odd -- everything a portrait of a sad clown should be.
Where to stream it:Hulu

13. Veep

The fifth season of HBO's political satire pulled the television equivalent of Indiana Jones' idol grab. Gone was creator Armando Iannucci, off to pursue new projects; David Mandel (Curb Your Enthusiasm) took the reins, promising to maintain the vicious and often clueless air of Selina Meyer's presidency. What could feel like imitation amounted to Veep's most blistering season yet, with Julia Louis-Dreyfus bringing cutthroat insults to the election-recount game and the Richard-Jonah rivalry melting down into a lame-duck campaign of their own. Mandel has added dashes of Curb -- Mike (Matt Walsh) interviewing baby surrogates was maximum awkward -- but Season 5 was all about Veep out-Veep-ing itself. We're still cringing from the time Selina played her mother's death for a boost in poll numbers.
Where to stream it:HBO GO/HBO NOW and Amazon Prime

12. Insecure

After the success of her ultra-popular web series and memoir, "Awkward Black Girl" Issa Rae took her talents to HBO, where she created and starred in this comedy about love, careers, and friendship in LA. Whether she's rapping to herself in the bathroom or on stage at an open-mic night -- or absent from a scene entirely -- Rae packages the comedy inherent in all your social pitfalls into a delectably bingeable package.
Where to stream it: HBO GO/NOW

11. Better Call Saul

Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould's drama is two-faced and tactical. The series can inch closer to its fateful origin, Breaking Bad, and indulge in cameos and references while still upping the ante of its own drama. Bob Odenkirk has mastered the art of serio-comedy, giving the tragic Jimmy McGill tics that still play wacky. It helps to have a powerful opposing force. In Season 2, Jimmy's relationship with his brother Chuck (Michael McKean) erupts into a Shakespearean showdown, scorching their worlds even more than Arizona's blazing sun.
Where to stream it: Season 1 is on Netflix; Season 2 is on AMC.com (requires a cable subscription)

10. The Night Of

Just when you thought you were true-crimed out, this adaptation of British miniseries Criminal Justice creeped its way on to HBO. The pilot opens with a grisly murder, introducing our assumed perp and the cast of detectives, lawyers, and family members, each with their own stake in the confounding case. Every episode walks the razor's edge between tension and melodrama, all while exploring the human collateral of a case fast-tracked to trial. We see Rikers Island inmates bend Nas (Riz Ahmed) from wide-eyed college student to shaven, thuggish drug-runner; the struggle for his dad's taxi partners to get their cab, their livelihood, back from police; and more of John Turturro's eczema-scabbed feet than we ever wanted or needed as John Stone, legal advocate for the downtrodden. The end product is immersive and quietly explosive, an edge-of-your-seat caper more tragic than it is bombastic -- as in the real world. Crime doesn't get truer than that.
Where to stream it: HBO GO or HBO NOW

9. Search Party

The last thing we thought we needed in 2016 was a millennial gumshoe show. TBS proved us wrong with this December surprise, starring Alia Shawkat, all grown up from her tween gig as Arrested Development's Maeby, as a 20-something drifter desperate to find meaning in the disappearance of a college acquaintance. With Bored to Death-esque rookie sleuth slip-ups and sly, self-aware performances from Shawkat and the rest of the cast, Search Party cracks the case.
Where to stream it: TBS.com

8. The Americans

The art of spycraft is enigmatic and sexy -- but Philip (Matthew Rhys) and Elizabeth (Keri Russell) are veterans who know that the deadliest weapon in their arsenal is trust. As such, this FX drama is rooted in interpersonal relationships, tracking the longest of long cons. Season 4 saw the teenage Paige (Holly Taylor) respond to the espionage career thrust upon her by birthright, and she learned to manage her pastor and his wife, now her "sources"; and Philip's secret fake wife Martha (Alison Wright) flexes her dramatic muscle as her storyline approaches potential resolution. The tension is tremendous, and there's not an ounce of narrative fat in any episode.
Where to stream it: This season's episodes on iTunes or Amazon Video

7. Silicon Valley

Now that the plot exposition is out of the way, the Silicon Valley dudes can just goof off as their sharply drawn characters. The trials that Pied Piper endures are secondary to Gilfoyle's (Martin Starr) endless ribbing of co-engineer Dinesh (Kumail Nanjiani) and every absurd word uttered by Jared (Zach Woods). Thanks to the cast and writers' faithful depictions, Silicon Valley doesn't need to feature pyrotechnics like a million-dollar Alcatraz party to skewer its titular culture -- though that sure helps.
Where to stream it: HBO GO and HBO NOW

6. BoJack Horseman

Despite abundant goofy sight gags and dad-worthy puns, Raphael Bob-Waksberg and Lisa Hanawalt's cartoon animal sad-com is not an easy watch. Season 3 is its darkest one yet, which is no small feat for a show about a washed-up alcoholic actor and his depressive frenemies. BoJack leans into its existentialism, and with each season delves deeper into its characters' backstories to explore the pains of personal growth, or lack thereof, asking big questions: what happens when you achieve your dream, but you still feel empty? Season 3 begins with BoJack on the Oscar campaign trail, but circles back to 2007, around to Todd's and Princess Carolyn's respective romantic struggles, and proves success is a tenuous concept, no more tangible than the anthropomorphic animals parading across our screens.
Where to stream it: Netflix

5. Game of Thrones

Season 6 went down in history as the year the show (mostly) outpaced George R.R. Martin's source text -- and the year the show treated its female characters as conquerors on par with their male counterparts. After that Jon Snow bait-and-switch, Sansa's crushing confrontation with Littlefinger, Hodor's tragic origin story, all of Bran's time-travel malarkey, and Lady Lyanna's eviscerating speech, GOT has shocked us at every turn, truly earning its eternal place in all your water-cooler conversations. The mega millions in production value are a mere afterthought.
Where to stream it:HBO GO and HBO NOW

4. Stranger Things

Who thought the 1980s would bring us this summer's sleeper TV hit? Netflix's campy mystery looks plenty familiar, and that's the point -- the nostalgia-baiting saga of small-town kids gone missing is anchored by the warm-fuzziest tropes of our childhood, from the banging '80s soundtrack to its close-knit friendships. Its eight tantalizing episodes (a short series by Netflix standards!) left so many cliffhangers to unpack, so we'll be sharpening our conspiracy theories till we get more news about Season 2.
Where to stream it: Netflix

3. Atlanta

This is that rare TV species: a deeply funny show offering pointed social commentary, probing Georgia's racial climate in between chuckles. Whether it's casting a black actor as Justin Bieber, lambasting social media obsessives, or just making a freaking great rap song, creator and star Donald Glover's massive endeavor manages to feel effortless and capture a specific experience with wit and precision.
Where to stream it: FXNOW

2. American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson

FX's The People v. O.J. is a perfect time capsule from 20 years ago, made all the more prescient by how familiar each episode looked today. Building up from the Rodney King race riots through to the emergence of Court TV and that Earth-shattering verdict, Ryan Murphy's miniseries focused on the trial that defined '90s America could have failed spectacularly -- but he and writers Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski did their research. Every performance, drawn from a well-publicized real-world analogue, was uncanny in its accuracy (though some were more believable than others, of course). Most important, ACS took the mass hysteria seriously, breaking the case of a generation down into bite-size beats. Combine that precise empathy with its formidable scope, and O.J. triumphs in our TV court.
Where to stream it: FXNOW 

1. Westworld

Watching Westworld is not a spectator sport. From its murky timeline to its fully fleshed artificially intelligent robots, HBO's upgrade of the mediocre 1973 Michael Crichton movie requires intense theorizing and precise concentration. Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy weren't content just to build an expensive foundation for the Western wish-fulfillment amusement park -- they jam-packed that breathtaking scenery and carefully plotted backstory with a killer cast, heady neurology, cheeky musical cues, and conspiracy theories to spare. If you look carefully behind all those diversions, Westworld offers subtle commentary on the nature of TV writing and production at a period recognized as the medium's peak, on a network known for its commitment to narrative prestige. It'll raise questions about the nature of consciousness you never knew you had.
Where to stream it: HBO GO and HBO NOW

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NBC’s Sunday Night Football and Thursday Night Football placed No. 1 and No. 2 for the 2016-17 TV season, with average ratings of 6.7 and 5.2 in the coveted 18-49 demo, respectively.

The Big Bang Theory came in third for the season (averaging a 4.9), while CBS’ Thursday Night Football package (4.8) and NBC’s freshman hit This Is Us (4.6) rounded out the Top 5, all including any available Live+7 DVR playback data.

In the demo, The Big Bang Theory easily led the comedy pack (while slipping 16 percent year over year), with ABC’s Modern Family a distant second (averaging a 2.9). On the drama side, This Is Us was trailed by Fox’s Empire (down 40 percent to a 3.9) and ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy (3.3, down 8 percent).

Of the Top 20 non-sports entertainment programs, ABC and CBS led with six each, followed by NBC’s five and Fox’s three.

In total viewers, NCIS (averaging 18.3 million) and Big Bang (19 million) repeated as the season’s most watched drama and comedy. All told, CBS had 12 of the Top 20 most watched entertainment programs; NBC had four.

Here are my hand-curated rankings for the broadcast networks’ assorted offerings; last season’s can be found here. Hit Comments to share what surprises, delights or depresses you.

TOP RETURNING COMEDY | 18-49 DEMO
1 | The Big Bang Theory, CBS (4.9 rating, including any available Live+7 DVR playback)
2 | Modern Family, ABC (2.9)
3 |The Simpsons, FOX (2.1)
3 |black-ish, ABC (2.1)
3 |The Goldbergs, ABC (2.1)
In Total Viewers | The Big Bang Theory (19 million)

TOP NEW COMEDY | 18-49 DEMO
1 |Kevin Can Wait, CBS (2.2, including any available Live+7 DVR playback)
2 |Speechless, ABC (1.9)
3 |American Housewife, ABC (1.8)
3 |The Good Place, NBC (1.8)
3 |The Great Indoors, CBS (1.8; cancelled)
In Total Viewers |Kevin Can Wait (9.2 million)

TOP RETURNING DRAMA | 18-49 DEMO
1 |Empire, FOX (3.9, including any available Live+7 DVR playback)
2 |Grey’s Anatomy, ABC (3.3)
3 |How to Get Away With Murder, ABC (2.6)
4 | NCIS, CBS (2.5)
5 | Criminal Minds, CBS (2.4)
In Total Viewers | NCIS (18.3 million)

TOP NEW DRAMA | 18-49 DEMO
1 |This Is Us, NBC (4.6, including any available Live+7 DVR playback)
2 |Designated Survivor, ABC (2.8)
3 |Bull, CBS (2.2)
3 |Lethal Weapon, FOX (2.2)
4 |Timeless, NBC (2.1)
In Total Viewers |Bull (15.1 million)

TOP REALITY SHOW | 18-49 DEMO
1 | The Bachelor, ABC (3.1, including any available Live+7 DVR playback)
2 |The Voice (Monday), NBC (3.0)
3 |The Voice (Tuesday), NBC (2.7)
4 |Survivor, CBS (2.5)
5 |Dancing With the Stars, ABC (2.0)
5 |Hunted, CBS (2.0)
In Total Viewers |DWTS and The Voice (Monday), with 12.4 million each

TOP-RATED CANCELLED/ENDED SHOWS | 18-49 DEMO
1 |2 Broke Girls, CBS (1.8, including any available Live+7 DVR playback)
1 |The Great Indoors, CBS (1.8)
2 |Chicago Justice, NBC (1.6)
2 |Last Man Standing, ABC (1.6)
3 |Pure Genius, CBS (1.4*)
*Tied with Notorious, Grimm, Bones, Secrets and Lies, Pitch and Son of Zorn
In Total Viewers |Chicago Justice and The Great Indoors (8.4 million)

LOWEST-RATED RENEWED SHOWS (SCRIPTED) | 18-49 DEMO
1 |The Originals, The CW (0.6, including any available Live+7 DVR playback)
1 |The 100, The CW (0.6)
1 |iZombie, The CW (0.6)
2 |Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, The CW (0.3)
In Total Viewers |Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (751,000)

TOP 10 OVERALL BY DEMO
NBC Sunday Night Football, NBC (6.7, +11% year over year)
Thursday Night Football, NBC/NFL (5.2, NA)
The Big Bang Theory, CBS (4.9, -16%)
Thursday Night Football, CBS/NFL (4.8, -16%)
This Is Us, NBC (4.6, NA)
The OT, FOX (4.6, +5%)
Empire, FOX (3.9, -40%)
Football Night in America, NBC (3.6, -10%)
Grey’s Anatomy, ABC (3.3, -8%)
The Bachelor, ABC (3.1, +3%)

TOP 10 OVERALL BY TOTAL VIEWERS
Sunday Night Football, NBC (19.8 million, -7% year over year)
The Big Bang Theory, CBS (18.9 million, -7%)
NCIS, CBS (18.3 million, -9%)
Thursday Night Football, NBC/NFL (17.1 million, NA)
Bull, CBS (15.1 million, NA)
This Is Us, NBC (14.7 million, NA)
Thursday Night Football, CBS/NFL (14.6 million, -15%)
Blue Bloods, CBS (14.1 million, +8%)
The OT, FOX (13.6 million, +6%)
NCIS: New Orleans, CBS (13.3 million, -10%)

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Final 2016-17 TV Rankings: ‘Sunday Night Football’ Winning Streak Continues

NBC’s Sunday Night Football is primetime’s No. 1 show as the 2016-17 TV season officially ended Wednesday night – tying the show it replaced in the top spot, Fox’s American Idol, with its sixth consecutive win.

SNF ruled in viewers with 20.3 million viewers, according to Nielsen stats. The football broadcast also won in the key 18-49 demographic group for a seventh consecutive TV season.

NBC took the 2016-17 TV season for third time in four years – the first time in five years any network has finished on top without the Super Bowl, or even an Olympics. CBS wound up the country’s most-watched network, hanging on to its crown for a ninth consecutive season – and 14 of the past 15.

NBC completes the traditional primetime TV season having launched two of the season’s top 10 new series in adults 18-49, tied with ABC. CBS and Fox each launched three.

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NBC Wins 2016-17 Season In Ratings Demo; CBS Takes Total Viewers

NBC’s tally includes the top new series, This Is Us (4.6 rating), which was the prettiest dress in the shop at the NBC-cum-Comcast upfront presentation last week.

CBS’ Bull, meanwhile, closed out the season as the most watched of the freshman broadcast crop, averaging 15.12M viewers, followed by This Is Us‘s 14.76M.

It’s unclear whether Fox’s 24: Legacy will be the top freshman show, demo-wise, to get pink-slipped. If so, blame Broadway. The Great White Way is where reboot star Corey Hawkins is onstage in Six Degrees of Separation, and that’s stopped the clock on more 24 for now, Fox co-chairman and CEO Gary Newman said last week. More 24 could be “in the mix,” but his “schedule won’t allow consideration for the fall.”

Meanwhile, CBS sitcom The Great Indoors  is the most watched freshman series not to get a second-season pickup. It averaged 8.39M viewers, after failing to pass the test of two trial airings on Monday, or hang on to its sizable The Big Bang Theory lead-in on Thursdays.

ABC’s Last Man Standing is the most watched long-running casualty of the season; the network pulled the plug on the multi-camera comedy series after six seasons, triggering star Tim Allen to tweet: “Stunned and blindsided by the network I called home for the last six years.”

ABC opted not to renew the longtime Friday 8 PM anchor for Season 7 despite it being the network’s second-most watched comedy series this season with an average of 8.1 million viewers, behind only Modern Family (8.7 million),  and the third-most watched ABC scripted series, trailing only Grey’s Anatomy and Modern Family. Allen’s show, produced by 20th Century Fox, fell victim to the net’s decision to discontinue its Friday comedy strategy, ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey said.

Here are the top series in the demo, followed by total viewers.

2016-2017 RANKINGS – 18-49 DEMO

2016-2017 RANKINGS – TOTAL VIEWERS

SOURCE: Nielsen; Sept. 19, 2016-May 24, 2017

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The broadcast networks have completed their run of fresh episodes for the fall — so let’s see how the ratings are stacking up thus far for the 2016-17 TV season.

Listed below, network by network, is the average Live+Same Day RATING for each series on ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC and The CW, plus the big football franchises. Also listed is the percent CHANGE versus each program’s previous full-season average (or its time slot predecessor’s performance last fall, if noted to the right).

The NOTES section also reminds of any time slot changes to keep in mind when eyeballing the up or down movements. Each program’s RANK refers to perhaps the most critical measure — how it is faring compared to other shows on the same network, since come springtime heads must be chosen to roll, to make room for shiny-and-newish pilots.

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List of most watched television broadcasts in the United States

television viewership data

The following is a list of most watched television broadcasts in the United States based on average viewership and household ratings measurement conducted by Nielsen. The Super Bowl has frequently been the most watched American television broadcast of the year. Super Bowl XLIX is currently the most watched U.S. television broadcast with 114.4 million viewers.

Most watched broadcasts of all time[edit]

The following is the list of the all-time most watched single-network television broadcasts in the United States by average viewership, according to Nielsen. Twenty-nine of the thirty most watched broadcasts are Super Bowls, of which Super Bowl XLIX, with 114.4 million viewers, is number one. The most watched non-Super Bowl broadcasts are the finale of M*A*S*H in 1983 (106 million viewers), the Leon Spinks vs. Muhammad Ali II championship boxing match of 1978 (estimated at 90 million), Dallas's 1980 "Who Done It" episode (83.6 million), the 1993 series finale of Cheers (80.5 million), the 23 February 1994 broadcast of ladies' singles figure skating at the 1994 Winter Olympics (78.8 million), and the 1983 television filmThe Day After (76.7 million).[1][2]

Rank Broadcast Viewers Date Network
1 Super Bowl XLIX114,442,000[3]February 1, 2015 NBC
2 Super Bowl XLVIII112,191,000[3]February 2, 2014 Fox
3 Super Bowl 50111,864,000[3]February 7, 2016 CBS
4 Super Bowl XLVI111,346,000[3]February 5, 2012 NBC
5 Super Bowl LI111,319,000[3]February 5, 2017 Fox
6 Super Bowl XLV111,041,000[3]February 6, 2011 Fox
7 Super Bowl XLVII108,693,000[3]February 3, 2013 CBS
8 Super Bowl XLIV106,476,000[3]February 7, 2010 CBS
9 M*A*S*H ("Goodbye, Farewell and Amen") 105,970,000[4]February 28, 1983 CBS
10 Super Bowl LII103,471,000[3]February 4, 2018 NBC
11 Super Bowl LIV100,466,000[5]February 2, 2020 Fox
12 Super Bowl XLIII98,732,000[3]February 1, 2009 NBC
13 Super Bowl LIII98,477,000[3]February 3, 2019 CBS
14 Super Bowl XLII97,448,000[3]February 3, 2008 Fox
15 Super Bowl XXX94,080,000[3]January 28, 1996 NBC
16 Super Bowl XLI93,184,000[3]February 4, 2007 CBS
17 Super Bowl XX92,570,000[3]January 26, 1986 NBC
18 Super Bowl LV91,630,000[6]February 7, 2021 CBS
19 Super Bowl XXVII90,990,000[3]January 31, 1993 NBC
20 Super Bowl XL90,745,000[3]February 5, 2006 ABC
21 Super Bowl XXVIII90,000,000[3]January 30, 1994 NBC
Super Bowl XXXII90,000,000[3]January 25, 1998 NBC
22 Leon Spinks vs. Muhammad Ali II90,000,000[7]September 15, 1978 ABC
23 Super Bowl XXXVIII89,795,000[3]February 1, 2004 CBS
24 Super Bowl XXXVII88,637,000[3]January 23, 2003 ABC
25 Super Bowl XXXIV88,465,000[3]January 30, 2000 ABC
26 Super Bowl XXXI87,870,000[3]January 26, 1997 Fox
27 Super Bowl XXI87,190,000[3]January 25, 1987 CBS
28 Super Bowl XXXVI86,801,000[3]February 3, 2002 Fox
29 Super Bowl XXXIX86,072,000[3]February 6, 2005 Fox
30 Super Bowl XIX85,530,000[3]January 20, 1985 ABC

Series by year[edit]

The highest-rated broadcasts of all time[edit]

The highest-rated broadcast of all time is the final episode of M*A*S*H in 1983, with 60.2% of all households with television sets in the United States at that time watching the episode.[93][94] Aside from Super Bowls, the most recent broadcast to receive a rating above 40 was the Seinfeld finale in 1998, with a 41.3.[95][96]

Nielsen only began recording a list of ratings for individual broadcasts starting in July 1960, therefore ratings before that time are not included in their official count.[97]

Rank Broadcast Rating Share Date Network
1 M*A*S*H ("Goodbye, Farewell and Amen") 60.2 77 February 28, 1983 CBS
2 Dallas ("Who Done It") 53.3 76 November 21, 1980 CBS
3 Roots ("Part VIII") 51.1 71 January 30, 1977 ABC
4 Super Bowl XVI49.1 73 January 24, 1982 CBS
5 Super Bowl XVII48.6 69 January 30, 1983 NBC
6 1994 Winter Olympics (Ladies' singles) 48.5 64 February 23, 1994 CBS
7 Super Bowl XX48.3 70 January 26, 1986 NBC
8 The Big Event(Gone with the Wind (Part 1)) 47.7 65 November 7, 1976 NBC
9 Super Bowl XLIX47.5 71 February 1, 2015 NBC
10 Monday Night at the Movies(Gone with the Wind (Part 2)) 47.4 64 November 8, 1976 NBC
11 Super Bowl XII47.2 67 January 15, 1978 CBS
12 Super Bowl XIII47.1 74 January 21, 1979 NBC
12 Super Bowl XLVI47.0 71 February 5, 2012 NBC
13 Super Bowl XLVIII46.7 69 February 2, 2014 Fox
14 The Bob Hope Vietnam Christmas Show46.6 64 January 15, 1970 NBC
Super Bowl 5046.6 72 February 7, 2016 CBS
16 Super Bowl XVIII46.4 71 January 22, 1984 CBS
Super Bowl XIX46.4 63 January 20, 1985 ABC
Super Bowl XLVII46.4 69 February 3, 2013 CBS
19 Super Bowl XIV46.3 67 January 20, 1980 CBS
20 The ABC Sunday Night Movie (The Day After) 46.0 62 November 20, 1983 ABC
Super Bowl XXX46.0 68 January 28, 1996 NBC
Super Bowl XLV46.0 69 February 6, 2011 Fox
23 The Fugitive ("The Judgment: Part 2") 45.9 72 August 29, 1967 ABC
Roots ("Part VI") 45.9 66 January 28, 1977 ABC
25 Super Bowl XXI45.8 66 January 25, 1987 CBS
26 Roots ("Part V") 45.7 71 January 27, 1977 ABC
27 Cheers ("One for the Road") 45.5 64 May 20, 1993 NBC
Super Bowl XXVIII45.5 66 January 30, 1994 NBC
29 The Ed Sullivan Show (The Beatles first appearance) 45.3 60 February 9, 1964 CBS
Super Bowl LI45.3 70 February 5, 2017 Fox
30 Super Bowl XXVII45.1 66 January 31, 1993 NBC

Timeline[edit]

The following is a timeline of the highest rated television broadcasts since December 17, 1960.[93][94][98]

Timeline of the highest rated television broadcasts

Series by year[edit]

The following is a list of the highest rated television series by year.[99][100]

Notes[edit]

See also[edit]

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  45. ^"TV Ratings: 1988-1989". ClassicTVHits.com. Retrieved June 14, 2018.
  46. ^"TV Ratings: 1989-1990". ClassicTVHits.com. Retrieved June 14, 2018.
  47. ^"TV Ratings: 1990-1991". ClassicTVHits.com. Retrieved June 14, 2018.
  48. ^"TV Ratings: 1991-1992". ClassicTVHits.com. Retrieved June 14, 2018.
  49. ^"TV Ratings: 1992-1993". ClassicTVHits.com. Retrieved June 14, 2018.
  50. ^"TV Ratings: 1993-1994". ClassicTVHits.com. Retrieved June 14, 2018.
  51. ^ ab Written at New York City.
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