These Are The 50 Most-Watched Shows Of The 2014-15 Season

Senior Pop Culture Editor
05.22.15 25 Comments
cookie empire

FOX

Earlier this week, we told you about how NBC technically “won” the 2014-15 season, ratings-wise, thanks almost entirely to the overwhelming popularity of Sunday Night Football. Not to further rain on their parade, where the deflated floats of Ross Geller and Carla Tortelli have been permanently locked in Veronica’s Closet, but of the 10 most popular shows this season, six are on CBS, followed by two for NBC (Sunday Night Football and NFL Sunday Pre-Kick, which barely counts) and one for Fox (Empire). The first ABC series, Scandal, clocks in at 17.

A few other notes:

1. The Big Bang Theory could run for 26 seasons, and it would always be stupefyingly popular.

2. The highest rated new show not named Empire was Madam Secretary. Ask your mom.

3. How many of these series do you actually watch? Not including sports (which brings the number down to 45), I only regularly watch five. Unless CSI: Cyber GIFs count, then it’s six.

4. Modern Family is still a hit, but in Season 3, it was ranked No. 15; Season 4, No. 18; Season 5, No. 19. This last season was its sixth, and it’s down to No. 24. People aren’t as into “Mitch and Cam argue about another simple misunderstanding” as they used to be.

5. A BIG BANG THEORY REPEAT IS MORE POPULAR THAN BOB’S BURGERS.

People (read: CBS viewers) are weird.

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

(Via: EW)

Around The Web