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  • America's Most Watched: The Top 50 Shows of the 2013-2014 TV Season

  • Bazinga! The Big Bang Theory narrowly beat out NCIS to be name...
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  • Bazinga! The Big Bang Theory narrowly beat out NCIS to be named this past season's most-watched series in all of television. With final season averages that include "live plus 7" time-shifted viewing data now available, Bang averaged 23.1 million viewers for the season ending May 24, while NCIS averaged 22.4 million.
    Both shows were ahead of NBC's Sunday Night Football and AMC's The Walking Dead in total viewers — once again giving CBS the year's most-watched comedy and drama series.
    But when it comes to adults 18-49, The Walking Dead annihilates everything. Dead's most recent season averaged 12.2 million viewers in the demo, compared to second-place Sunday Night Football's 10.2 million.
    Among new series, NBC's The Blacklist was the most-watched, with 16.9 million viewers (good enough to land in the top 5). ABC's Resurrection (13.0 million) also made it into the Top 20. Fox's Sleepy Hollow was No.1 with adults 18-49. On the flip side, CBS' The Crazy Ones was canceled after one season, despite doing better (10.5 million) than many new and returning shows.
    Here's reason for TV executives to cheer: Most of the year's top shows saw a healthy rise in viewership vs. last year. With seven days' worth of DVR usage included in their season averages, here are the 50 most-watched shows — encompassing both broadcast and cable — of the 2013-14 TV season.
    1. The Big Bang Theory (CBS) 23.1 million
    2. NCIS (CBS) 22.4 million
    3. Sunday Night Football (NBC) 21.7 million
    4. The Walking Dead (AMC) 18.3 million
    5. NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS) 17.9 million
    6. The Blacklist (NBC) 16.9 million
    7. Person of Interest (CBS) 16.2 million
    8. Dancing With the Stars (ABC) 15.5 million
    9. Blue Bloods (CBS) 15.2 million
    10. The Voice (Monday) (NBC) 14.7 million
    11. Criminal Minds (CBS) 14.4 million
    12. Castle (ABC) 14.3 million
    13. Modern Family (ABC) 14.1 million
    Page 2 of 2 - 14. The Voice (Tuesday) (NBC) 14.0 million
    15. Monday Night Football (ESPN) 13.7 million
    16. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (CBS) 13.4 million
    tie, Elementary (CBS) 13.4 million
    18. Downton Abbey (PBS) 13.2 million
    19. Scandal (ABC) 13.0 million
    tie, Resurrection (ABC) 13.0 million
    21. Hawaii Five-0 (CBS) 12.9 million
    22. Grey's Anatomy (ABC) 12.4 million
    23. The Mentalist (CBS) 12.3 million
    24. The Millers (CBS) 12.2 million
    tie, 60 Minutes (CBS) 12.2 million
    26. American Idol (Wednesday) (Fox) 12.1 million
    27. The Good Wife (CBS) 11.9 million
    28. American Idol (Thursday) (Fox) 11.5 million
    tie, Sleepy Hollow (Fox) 11.5 million
    30. Survivor (CBS) 11.4 million
    tie, Two and a Half Men (CBS) 11.4 million
    32. How I Met Your Mother (CBS) 11.3 million
    33. Ducky Dynasty (A&E) 11.1 million
    34. Chicago Fire (NBC) 10.7 million
    35. The Crazy Ones (CBS) 10.5 million
    36. Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (ABC) 10.4 million
    37. Mike & Molly (CBS) 10.2 million
    tie, Intelligence (CBS) 10.2 million
    39. 2 Broke Girls (CBS) 10.0 million
    40. Once Upon a Time (ABC) 9.6 million
    tie, The Bachelor (ABC) 9.6 million
    tie, The Amazing Race (CBS) 9.6 million
    tie, 24: Live Another Day (Fox) 9.6 million
    44. Unforgettable (CBS) 9.3 million
    tie, Bones (Friday) (Fox) 9.3 million
    46. Mom (CBS) 9.2 million
    tie, Chicago PD (NBC) 9.2 million
    tie, The Middle (ABC) 9.2 million
    49. Law & Order: SVU (NBC) 9.1 million
    tie, Undercover Boss (CBS) 9.1 million
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