What Were the Most-Watched Shows of the 2012-2013 TV Season?
Jun 10 2013 03:56 pm CET
With the 2012-13 television season officially over and the DVR 7-day viewing figures tabulated, we now know what the most-watched shows of the last year were. What shows made the cut?
The top spot went to CBS procedural NCIS, which despite the age of the series, has averaged 21.6 million viewers a week. That edged out NBC's Sunday Night Football, which averaged 21 million viewers.
The most-watched comedy was The Big Bang Theory (CBS), which averaged 19 million viewers for each new episode. Despite its faltering ratings, American Idol (Fox) was the most-watched reality show, with the Wednesday performance shows averaging 15.1 million, just ahead of Dancing With the Stars (ABC), which averaged 15 million viewers on Mondays.
Cable also had a couple entries on the list. AMC's The Walking Dead cracked the top 10 with 14.3 million viewers. Monday Night Football (ESPN) averaged 12.9 million viewers. A&E's surprise hit reality comedy series Duck Dynasty ranked 21st, tied with 60 Minutes (CBS) with 12.4 million viewers.
TV Guide has the full list of the Top 25 (well, 26 because of a tie).
Mike McComb – TVLatest.com
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