2013-2014 TV Season Ratings: Football, 'Big Bang' and 'Blacklist' Score Big
2013-2014 TV Season Ratings: Football, 'Big Bang' and 'Blacklist' Score Big
John Kubicek
John Kubicek
Senior Writer, BuddyTV
The 2013-2014 TV season is over and the full ratings are in. The Nielsen ratings report the total viewers and viewership in the important 18-49 demographic.

NBC's Sunday Night Football topped both lists with The Big Bang Theory in second place. For total viewers, CBS did well, with dramas NCIS, NCIS: Los Angeles, Person of Interest and Friday night's Blue Bloods all in the Top 10. The Voice and Dancing with the Stars also held spots in the Top 10, with NBC's The Blacklist as the lone new show.

In the 18-49 demo, scripted shows did much better, with Modern Family, Grey's Anatomy and Scandal all in the Top 10 for ABC. How I Met Your Mother's final season also finished in the Top 10, as did The Blacklist and the second-most watched new show of the season, ABC's Resurrection. The most watched new comedy on both lists is The Millers on CBS, which benefited from airing after The Big Bang Theory.

Other notable entries on the list include CBS' Intelligence and The Crazy Ones, which both finished in the Top 30 for total viewers, but were both cancelled after one season.

Despite declining ratings, American Idol was still the top show for FOX. On the CW, Arrow was the best show for total viewers while Supernatural, in its ninth season, had the best ratings among 18-49-year-olds.

Here are the top lists broken down my different categories. Click HERE to see the complete list of ratings for the season.

TOP 10 SHOWS (total Viewers)
#1 Sunday Night Football: 21.528 million
#2 The Big Bang Theory: 19.96 million
#3 NCIS: 19.773 million
#4 NCIS: Los Angeles: 16.029 million
#5 Dancing with the Stars: 15.207 ,million
#6 The Blacklist: 14.95 million
#7 The Voice (Monday): 14.57 million
#8 Person of Interest: 14.046 million
#9 The Voice (Tuesday): 13.898 million
#10 Blue Bloods: 13.361 million

TOP 10 NEW SHOWS (total Viewers)
The Blacklist
Resurrection
The Millers
Intelligence
(cancelled)
The Crazy Ones
(cancelled)
Sleepy Hollow
Mom
Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Almost Human
(cancelled)
About a Boy


TOP 10 SHOWS (vewers 18-49)
Sunday Night Football
The Big Bang Theory
The Voice
(Monday)
Modern Family
Grey's Anatomy
How I Met Your Mother
The Blacklist
Scandal
The Voice
(Tuesday)
Resurrection


TOP 5 ABC SHOWS (total Viewers)
Dancing with the Stars
Resurrection
Castle
Grey's Anatomy
Scandal


TOP 5 CBS SHOWS (total Viewers)
The Big Bang Theory
NCIS
NCIS: Los Angeles
Person of Interest
Blue Bloods


TOP 5 FOX SHOWS (total Viewers)
American Idol (Wednesday)
American Idol
(Thursday)
Sleepy Hollow
Bones
The Following


TOP 5 NBC SHOWS (total Viewers)
Sunday Night Football
The Blacklist
The Voice
(Monday)
The Voice
(Tuesday)
Chicago Fire


TOP 5 CW SHOWS (total Viewers)
Arrow
Supernatural
The Vampire Diaries
The Originals
The 100


Here are some other notes.

-Despite being in the Top 30 for both total viewers and the 18-49 demographic, The Crazy Ones was cancelled after one season on CBS.

-While DWTS is fifth in total viewers, in the 18-49 demo, it drops all the way to 37th place.

-In both total viewers and the 18-49 demo, The Blacklist, Resurrection and The Millers are the top three new shows of the season.

-Several shows had huge boosts from total viewers to the 18-49 demo. How I Met Your Mother finished 28th in total viewers, but was #6 for the 18-49 demo. Sleepy Hollow moved from 38th to 15th. New Girl was particularly big, moving from 103rd to 38th.

 
(Image courtesy of CBS)

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