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
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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
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
: 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 millionTOP 10 NEW SHOWS (total Viewers)The Blacklist
The Crazy Ones
Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
About a BoyTOP 10 SHOWS (vewers 18-49)Sunday Night Football
The Big Bang Theory
How I Met Your Mother
ResurrectionTOP 5 ABC SHOWS (total Viewers)Dancing with the Stars
ScandalTOP 5 CBS SHOWS (total Viewers)The Big Bang Theory
NCIS: Los Angeles
Person of Interest
Blue BloodsTOP 5 FOX SHOWS (total Viewers)American Idol
The FollowingTOP 5 NBC SHOWS (total Viewers)Sunday Night Football
Chicago FireTOP 5 CW SHOWS (total Viewers)Arrow
The Vampire Diaries
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.
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
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)