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Most viewed TV shows in the United States in the 2018/19 season
(viewers in millions)
Most viewed TV shows in the U.S. 2018/19
At the top of the list of most viewed prime time TV shows in United States throughout the 2018 to 2019 season was NFL Sunday Night Football, which drew in an average of 19.28 million viewers. Unsurprisingly, HBO's hit show 'Game of Thrones' was also close to the top of the ranking, along with 'Young Sheldon' and 'This Is Us'.

What kinds of shows are most popular?

A long-standing show which has regularly been one of the most-viewed series is U.S. comedy sitcom ‘The Big Bang Theory’, which premiered in 2007 and ended in 2019 after over ten years on the air. The show achieved an average of 17.44 million viewers in the United States in its final season.

NBC’s showings of Thursday Night Football also tend to perform well in such rankings, as well as comedies and dramas. Both genres have the potential to transcend boundaries due to their broad appeal, and are considered highly favorable among ethnic minorities in the United States as well as men and women alike.
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Sources

Release date

May 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

2018-2019 season

Age group

2 years and older

Special properties

see supplementary notes

Supplementary notes

Preliminary Live+7 Days, prime, original telecasts only, includes cable programs that premiered on or after 8/27/18 (through Top 200, P2+). Excludes: repeats, specials, movies and pre/post sports.

Most viewed TV shows in the U.S. 2018/19
At the top of the list of most viewed prime time TV shows in United States throughout the 2018 to 2019 season was NFL Sunday Night Football, which drew in an average of 19.28 million viewers. Unsurprisingly, HBO's hit show 'Game of Thrones' was also close to the top of the ranking, along with 'Young Sheldon' and 'This Is Us'.

What kinds of shows are most popular?

A long-standing show which has regularly been one of the most-viewed series is U.S. comedy sitcom ‘The Big Bang Theory’, which premiered in 2007 and ended in 2019 after over ten years on the air. The show achieved an average of 17.44 million viewers in the United States in its final season.

NBC’s showings of Thursday Night Football also tend to perform well in such rankings, as well as comedies and dramas. Both genres have the potential to transcend boundaries due to their broad appeal, and are considered highly favorable among ethnic minorities in the United States as well as men and women alike.
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