Top 20 Most Watched Shows in the 2016/2017 Season

by taynement May 28, 2017   TV

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TV season is finally officially over. Not too long ago, networks rolled out all their cancellations and renewals which you can see here. Broadcast TV has taken a hit with the rise of streaming outlets and thousands of options on cable networks but still they prevail. The difference with Broadcast networks is that they rely on ratings to get advertisers that keep them afloat and ultimately that is the goal for each show (well that and syndication. Syndication is big money). Some shows managed to rise to the top. Here are the shows that were most watched by viewers (just on broadcast tv)

1. NFL Football (NBC) — 20.1 million

2. The Big Bang Theory (CBS) — 18.8 million

3. NCIS (CBS) — 18.0 million

4. NFL Thursday Night Football (NBC) — 17.1 million

5. NFL Sunday Night Pre-Kick (NBC) — 15.2 million

6. Bull (CBS) — 15.1 million

7. NFL Thursday Night Football (CBS) — 14.7 million

8. This Is Us (NBC) — 14.7 million

9. Blue Bloods (CBS) — 14 million

10. OT (Fox) — 13.6 million

11. NCIS: New Orleans (CBS) — 13.0 million

12. NCIS: LA (CBS) — 12.4 million

13. Dancing with the Stars (ABC) — 12.4 million

14. The Voice (NBC) — 12.4 million

15. 60 Minutes (CBS) — 12.3 million

16. Hawaii Five-O (CBS) — 12 million

17. The Voice Tuesday (NBC) — 11.8 million

18. Designated Survivor (ABC) — 11.5 million

19. Football Night in America (NBC) — 10.9 million

20. Madam Secretary (CBS) — 10.8 million

As you can see, CBS absolutely still dominates the Network TV arena. If you are wondering about some of your favorite shows – Grey’s Anatomy comes in at #22 with 10.6 million, Survivor at #24. Empire is at #25 with 10.31 million. How to Get Away With Murder comes in at #46 with 7.98 million and Scandal at #49 with 7.73 million. Is there any ranking that surprises you?

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