Top 50 Broadcast TV Shows of 2013-2014 Season

It’s time to assess the 2013-2o14 broadcast season. What were the Top 50 shows in terms of both viewers and demo? Entertainment Weekly has compiled both lists.  Top shows in the 18-49 Demo (advertisers only care about this number) and the most-watched TV shows.

Here’s a complete list of Top Rated shows for 2012-2013 that I posted last year.

Top Rated Broadcast TV Shows

At least American Idol made the Top 20!  It also averaged more than Survivor, overall. Look at Dancing with the Stars down near the bottom of the list. You’ll see quite a difference when you compare the most-watched list.  The Voice, Survivor, Amazing Race and DWTS averages include their Fall and Spring cycles.

1. NFL Sunday Night Football, NBC  (8.0 rating)
2. The Big Bang Theory, CBS  (6.2)
3. NFL Sunday Pre-kick, NBC (5.6)
4. OT, FOX (5.3)
5. The Voice, NBC (4.6)
6. Modern Family, ABC (4.5)
7. Grey’s Anatomy, ABC (4.5)
8. The Blacklist, NBC (4.3)
How I Met Your Mother, CBS (4.3)
10. Football Night in America, NBC (4.2)
The Voice, Tuesdays, NBC (4.2)
Scandal, ABC (4.2)
13. Resurrection, ABC (3.8)
14. Criminal Minds, CBS (3.3)
NCIS, CBS (3.3)
Once Upon a Time, ABC (3.3)
American Idol, Wed, Fox (3.3)
Sleepy Hollow  (3.3)
19. American Idol, Thurs, Fox (3.2)
20.  2 Broke Girls, CBS (3.1)
Survivor, CBS (3.1)
The Bachelor, ABC (3.1)
Agents of SHIELD, ABC (3.1)
Family Guy, FOX (3.1)
25.  The Following, FOX (3.0)
26.  The Millers, CBS (2.9)
27.  Chicago Fire, NBC (2.8)
NCIS: LA, CBS (2.8)
Two and a Half Men, CBS (2.8)
30. Crazy Ones, CBS (2.7)
Mike & Molly, CBS (2.7)
Castle, ABC (2.7)
Almost Human, FOX (2.7)
34. Elementary, CBS (2.6)
Dancing With the Stars, ABC (2.6)
The Simpsons, FOX (2.6)
37.  Grimm, NBC (2.5)
CSI, CBS (2.5)
Mom, CBS (2.5)
Person of Interest, CBS (2.5)
Revenge, ABC (2.5)
American Dad, FOX (2.5)
Bones, FOX (2.5)
New Girl, FOX (2.5)
45.  Law & Order: SVU, NBC (2.4)
Shark Tank, ABC (2.4)
24: Live Another Day, FOX (2.4)
Bob’s Burgers, FOX (2.4)
49.  About a Boy, NBC (2.3)
The Biggest Loser, NBC (2.3)
Parenthood, NBC (2.3)
The Amazing Race, CBS (2.3)
The Middle, ABC (2.3)
Super Fun Night, ABC (2.3)
The X-Factor, Wed, FOX (2.3)

Most Watched Broadcast TV Shows

DWTS is the most watched of ALL the competitive reality shows. Period.

1. NFL Sunday Night Football, NBC (21.6 million)
2. The Big Bang Theory, CBS (19.9 million)
3. NCIS, CBS (19.7 million)
4. NCIS: LA, CBS (16 million)
5. NBC NFL Sunday Pre-Kick, NBC (15.7 million)
6. Dancing With the Stars, ABC (15.3 million)
7. The Blacklist, NBC (14.9 million)
8. The OT, FOX (14.9 million)
9. The Voice, NBC (14.5 million)
10. Person of Interest, CBS (14 million)
11. The Voice Tuesdays, NBC (13.8 million)
12. Blue Bloods, CBS (13.6 million)
13. Resurrection, ABC (12.9 million)
14. Criminal Minds, CBS (12.6 million)
15. Castle, ABC (12.6 million)
16. 60 Minutes, CBS (12.18 million)
17. Grey’s Anatomy, ABC (12.12 million)
18. Scandal, ABC (11.99 million)
19. American Idol, Wednesday, Fox (11.94 million)
20. CSI, CBS (11.8 million)
21. Modern Family, ABC (11.79 million)
22. Football Night in America 3, NBC (11.78 million)
23. Elementary, CBS (11.74 million)
24. Hawaii Five-0, CBS (11.66 million)
25. American Idol, Thursday, FOX (11.43 million)
26. The Good Wife, CBS (11.42 million)
27. The Millers, CBS (11.37 million)
28. Survivor, CBS (11.30 million)
29. The Mentalist, CBS (11.2 million)
30. Two and a Half Men, CBS (10.6 million)
31. How I Met Your Mother, CBS (10.5 million)
32. Intelligence, CBS (10.1 million)
33. The Crazy Ones, CBS (9.8 million)
34. Chicago Fire, NBC (9.7 million)
35. The Bachelor, ABC (9.5 million)
36. Mike & Molly, CBS (9.5 million)
37. The Amazing Race, CBS (9.4 million)
38. Once Upon a Time, ABC (9.3 million)
39. Unforgettable, CBS (9.0 million)
40. Sleepy Hollow, FOX (9.0 million)
41. 2 Broke Girls, CBS (8.9 million)
42. Bones, FOX (8.5 million)
43. Revenge, ABC (8.4 million)
44. Undercover Boss, CBS (8.3 million)
45. Mom, CBS (8.3 million)
46. Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD, ABC (8.3 million)
47. The Middle, ABC (8.2 million)
48. The Following, FOX (8.2 million)
49. Law & Order: SVU, NBC (8.1 million)
50. Almost Human, FOX (8.1 million)

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