Top 20 Most Watched TV Shows of Fall 2014

By Rachel Cruz | 3 years ago
Top 20 Most Watched TV Shows of Fall 2014
Logo from the television program The Big Bang Theory

Fall 2014 officially rolled out mid-September in 2014, and now that the first half of the TV season is almost done, take a look at which shows have met the highest number of viewership. Read on.

Following eight seasons of airing on CBS, “The Big Bang Theory” remains solidly on top. The show is still the most watched comedy series on broadcast television, which perhaps justifies why its stars — Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki and Kaley Cuoco — deserve the raise in their talent fees to a whopping one million per episode. CBS also has a perennial winner in the drama series “NCIS,” which is still the most watched procedural show. This feat comes after 12 seasons of being on air.

Not surprisingly, CBS also ended the year in good standing with reliable hits like “NCIS: New Orleans,” “The Good Wife,” “Person of Interest” and “Blue Bloods” in the top ranking. New shows like “Madam Secretary” and “Scorpion” entered the Top 20 list for CBS too.

Madam Secretary,” by the way, is Fall 2014’s biggest new series. The show stars Tea Leoni as the state secretary and mother of three.

ABC and NBC also managed to place in the top spot despite CBS’ dominance. “The Blacklist” from NBC is still going strong on its second year. Of course, having James Spader in the lead to play the master criminal Raymond “Red” Reddington is a huge draw for the show. “The Blacklist” is NBC’s most popular series, followed by “The Voice,” a reality singing competition.

ABC, meanwhile, ranks one reality competition show on Top 20 with “Dancing with the Stars,” as well as “Scandal” and “Modern Family” for drama and comedy respectively.

Below is the complete list of Fall TV 2014’s Top 20 shows:

  1. “Sunday Night Football” on NBC with 21 million viewers
  2. “The Big Bang Theory” on CBS with 19.6 million viewers
  3. “NCIS” on CBS with 19.5 million viewers
  4. “NCIS: New Orleans” on CBS with 18 million viewers
  5. “Thursday Night Football” on CBS with 16.8 million viewers
  6. “The Blacklist” on NBC with 16.3 million viewers
  7. “The Big Bang Theory” on CBS, shifting to Mondays with 15.84 million viewers
  8. “NFL Sunday Pre-Kick” on NBC with 15.80 million viewers
  9. “Madam Secretary” on CBS with 15.1 million viewers
  10. “Dancing with the Stars” on ABC with 14.6 million viewers
  11. “Criminal Minds” on CBS with 14.5 million viewers
  12. “Scorpion” on CBS with 14.4 million viewers
  13. “Modern Family” on ABC with 14.1 million viewers
  14. “60 Minutes” on CBS with 14.0 million viewers
  15. “The Voice” on NBC with 13.93 million viewers
  16. “Scandal” on ABC with 13.91 million viewers
  17. “Blue Bloods” on CBS with 13.5 million viewers
  18. “The Good Wife” on CBS with 13.3 million viewers
  19. “The Voice” on NBC, for the Tuesday nights airing with 13.1 million viewers
  20. “Person of Interest” on CBS with 12.8 million viewers

This ranking is based on Nielsen’s. Did your favorite show make it to Top 20?

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Rachel will watch any TV show once to see if it's worth following. She watches 55 to 60 American, British and Canadian TV shows on any regular week. Glued to TV, she has not seen the world outside in a while. :P