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The 50 Most Watched Broadcast Shows of 2014-15

(Chuck Hodes)

Time just flies when you have so many versions of NCIS to chose from, doesn’t it? 

Another broadcast TV season has come to an end, and as expected, fictitious naval criminal investigators ruled the roost. Here are the top 50 most-watched shows between Sept. 22, 2014 and May 20, 2015. As is always the case, advertisers don’t (usually) pay attention to total viewer counts – but it’s awfully hard to ignore those nearly 15 million fringe lovers who continue to tune into Dancing with the Stars. (Bring up season 21, baby!) Big tent shows like DWTS still help to shore up a schedule.

 

1. NFL Sunday Night Football (NBC) 21.03 million
2. The Big Bang Theory (CBS) 19.05 million
3. NCIS (CBS) 18.25 million
4. NCIS: New Orleans (CBS) 17.42 million
5. Empire (FOX) 17.33 million
6. NFL Thursday Night Football (CBS) 16.82 milion
7. NFL Sunday Pre-Kick (NBC) 15.81 million
8. Dancing with the Stars (ABC) 14.76 million
9. Madam Secretary (CBS) 14.32 million
10. Criminal Minds (CBS) 14.11 million
11. The Voice (NBC) 13.80 million
12. Blue Bloods (CBS) 13.77 million
13. The Blacklist (NBC) 13.76 million
14. Scorpion (CBS) 13.62 million
15. The Voice, Tuesdays (NBC) 13.45 million
16. OT (FOX) 12.756 million
17. Scandal (ABC) 12.65 million
18. 60 Minutes (CBS) 12.58 million
19. Hawaii 5-0 (CBS)  12.28 million
20. Dancing with the Stars results (ABC) 12.27 million
21. The Good Wife (CBS) 12.22 million
22. Person of Interest (CBS) 12.21 million
23. Two and a Half Men (CBS) 11.95 million
24. Modern Family (ABC) 11.91 million
25. The Mentalist (CBS) 11.80 million
26. Mom (CBS) 11.79 million
27. NCIS: LA (CBS) 11.72 million
28. Football Night in America (NBC) 11.60 milion
29. American Idol, Thursdays (FOX) 11.60 million
30. How to Get Away with Murder (ABC) 11.40 million
31. Survivor (CBS) 11.35 million
32. The Odd Couple (CBS) 11.28 million
33. Under the Dome (CBS) 11.26 million
34. CSI (CBS) 11.19 million
35. Elementary (CBS) 11.12 million
36. Grey’s Anatomy (ABC) 11.08 million
37. The Big Bang Theory (at 9, CBS) 10.83 million
38. Castle (ABC) 10.82 million
39. CSI: Cyber (CBS) 10.77 million
40. NCIS: New Orleans (Tuesday at 9, CBS) 10.57 million
41. American Idol, Wednesdays (FOX) 10.31 million
42. Stalker (CBS) 10.13 million
43. Mike & Molly (CBS) 9.9 million
44. The Bachelor (ABC) 9.67 million
45. Chicago Fire (NBC) 9.65 million
46. 2 Broke Girls (CBS) 9.14 million
47. Undercover Boss (CBS) 9.12 million
48. Once Upon a Time (ABC) 8.98 million
49. Chicago PD (NBC) 8.74 million
50. Law & Order: SVU (NBC) 8.70 million