Complete List Of 2012-13 Season TV Show Ratings: 'Sunday Night Football' Tops, Followed By 'The Big Bang Theory,' 'The Voice' & 'Modern Family'

Categories: 1-Featured,Broadcast TV,Nielsen Broadcast TV Show Ratings Adults 18-49

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May 29th, 2013

As another broadcast TV season comes to a close, NBC Sunday Night Football finishes on top of the all important adults 18-49 ratings. The Big Bang Theory came in second and was the top scripted show of the season. The Following can claim bragging rights as the top drama and top freshman show of the 2012-2013 season.

2012-13 Season Adults 18-49 Ratings (33 weeks of Live+7 Day and 2.5 weeks of Live+Same Day ratings)

Rank Net Program 18-49 rating 18-49 Viewers (million')
1 NBC NBC NFL SUNDAY NT FOOTBALL 8.2 10333
2 CBS Big Bang Theory 6.2 7836
3 NBC NBC NFL SUNDAY NT PRE-KICK 5.8 7341
4 NBC VOICE 5.1 6502
5 ABC Modern Family 4.9 6190
6 NBC VOICE-TUE 4.7 5904
7 FOX American Idol-WED 4.6 5814
FOX OT- FOX 4.6 5880
9 FOX American Idol-THU 4.3 5427
FOX FOLLOWING 4.3 5452
11 NBC FOOTBALL NT IN AMERICA 3 4.2 5264
12 CBS Two and a Half Men 4.1 5206
ABC GREY'S ANATOMY 4.1 5191
14 NBC REVOLUTION 4 5092
CBS NCIS 4 5104
16 CBS 2 Broke Girls 3.7 4731
CBS How I Met Your Mother 3.7 4632
18 ABC Once Upon A Time 3.6 4492
FOX Family Guy 3.6 4559
FOX X-FACTOR-WED 3.6 4611
21 CBS SURVIVOR:PHILIPPINES-FL12 3.5 4403
22 CBS NCIS: LA 3.4 4247
CBS Person Of Interest 3.4 4349
FOX X-FACTOR-THU 3.4 4287
25 CBS Criminal Minds 3.3 4182
ABC BACHELOR 3.3 4151
FOX Glee 3.3 4223
28 CBS MIKE & MOLLY 3.2 4033
FOX New Girl 3.2 4068
30 CBS Amazing Race: 21 3.1 3866
CBS SURVIVOR:CARAMOAN-SG13 3.1 3936
32 CBS Elementary 3 3734
33 ABC REVENGE 2.9 3696
FOX Simpsons 2.9 3703
35 NBC Biggest Loser 14 2.8 3581
NBC PARENTHOOD 2.8 3506
CBS Amazing Race: 22 2.8 3540
CBS CSI 2.8 3520
ABC SCANDAL 2.8 3578
FOX BONES 2.8 3540
41 ABC Castle 2.7 3376
FOX HELL'S KITCHEN 2.7 3356
43 NBC OFFICE 2.6 3320
CBS Rules of Engagement 2.6 3259
FOX American Dad 2.6 3308
46 CBS Hawaii Five-0 2.5 3178
ABC Dancing with the Stars 2.5 3218
ABC MIDDLE 2.5 3122
ABC Suburgatory 2.5 3195
50 NBC Go On 2.4 3018
NBC Grimm 2.4 3092
CBS Mentalist 2.4 3049
ABC 666 PARK AVE 2.4 2991
ABC Dancing with the Stars RSLTS 2.4 3022
ABC HOW TO LIVE WITH PARENTS 2.4 3099
ABC Private Practice 2.4 3059
57 NBC Chicago Fire 2.3 2848
CBS PARTNERS 2.3 2972
ABC ABC SAT NIGHT COL FTBL(8:06P) 2.3 2890
ABC Nashville 2.3 2905
FOX MASTERCHEF-WED 9P 2.3 2847
62 CBS 60 Minutes 2.2 2747
FOX BOB'S Burgers 2.2 2767
64 NBC LAW & ORDER:SVU 2.1 2649
NBC NEW NORMAL 2.1 2632
NBC PARKS & RECREATION 2.1 2679
ABC Celebrity Wife Swap 2.1 2660
ABC Shark Tank 2.1 2641
FOX MASTERCHEF-WED 8P 2.1 2701
70 NBC Hannibal 2 2552
CBS Good Wife 2 2562
ABC Last Resort 2 2575
ABC NEIGHBORS 2 2540
FOX MINDY PROJECT 2 2525
FOX Raising Hope 2 2544
FOX SO YOU THINK CN DANCE 10 2 2481
77 NBC 30 ROCK 1.9 2408
CBS Blue Bloods 1.9 2374
CBS CSI NY 1.9 2359
CBS VEGAS 1.9 2449
ABC Body Of Proof 1.9 2432
ABC Happy Endings 1.9 2346
ABC Last Man Standing 1.9 2423
FOX Cleveland Show-SUN 830P 1.9 2430
FOX Family Guy ENCORE 1.9 2357
86 NBC APPRENTICE 13 1.8 2334
NBC DECEPTION 1.8 2241
ABC TASTE 1.8 2326
FOX Simpsons ENCORE 1.8 2324
90 NBC COMMUNITY 1.7 2091
NBC FOOTBALL NT IN AMERICA 2 1.7 2214
NBC Up All Night 1.7 2142
CBS Golden Boy 1.7 2209
CBS Undercover Boss 1.7 2204
ABC Malibu Country 1.7 2121
96 NBC Guys With Kids 1.6 1981
ABC 20/20-FRI 1.6 1997
ABC DON'T APT 23 1.6 2012
ABC PRIMETIME: WHAT WOULD U DO 1.6 2077
FOX Cleveland Show-SUN 730P 1.6 1972
FOX Fringe 1.6 2017
102 NBC 1600 Penn 1.5 1877
NBC Animal Practice 1.5 1956
NBC Dateline-FRI 1.5 1876
NBC Off Their Rockers-TUE 830P 1.5 1922
NBC Ready For Love 1.5 1878
NBC WHITNEY 1.5 1956
ABC SPLASH 1.5 1907
ABC WIFE SWAP 1.5 1863
ABC Zero Hour 1.5 1950
FOX BEN & KATE 1.5 1916
CW Vampire Diaries 1.5 1861
113 NBC Dateline-WED 1.4 1720
NBC Off Their Rockers-TUE 8P 1.4 1725
NBC SMASH 1.4 1748
ABC AMER FUNN HOME VIDEOS 1.4 1833
FOX American Dad ENCORE 1.4 1815
118 NBC Dateline-SUN 7P 1.3 1670
CBS 60 Minutes PRESENTS 1.3 1676
ABC ABC SAT NIGHT COL FTBL-PREGM 1.3 1589
ABC FAMILY TOOLS 1.3 1701
ABC Red Widow 1.3 1707
FOX Kitchen Nightmares 1.3 1622
FOX MOB DOCTOR 1.3 1695
125 ABC Extreme Makeover:HOME ED 1.2 1579
ABC Happy Endings-FR 8P 1.2 1548
ABC Wipeout 1.2 1465
CW Arrow 1.2 1551
129 NBC LAW & ORDER:SVU-TH 1.1 1379
CBS 48 HOURS 1.1 1399
CBS Made In Jersey 1.1 1393
ABC Happy Endings-FR 830P 1.1 1444
CW Supernatural 1.1 1418
134 NBC Do No Harm 1 1286
NBC OFFICE-THU 830P 1 1319
NBC Rock Center W/B.WILLIAMS 1 1283
NBC WHITNEY-830P 1 1319
ABC Shark Tank-FRI 8P 1 1257
FOX CLEVELAND ENCORE 1 1240
FOX COLLEGE FOOTBALL-FOX-PRIME 1 1289
FOX COPS 2 1 1279
FOX COPS-SAT 8P 1 1242
FOX Touch 1 1274
144 NBC VOICE-SUN 0.9 1164
FOX BOB'S Burgers ENCORE 0.9 1104
146 NBC Dateline CLASSIC-SUN 0.8 1050
NBC Fashion Star 0.8 1031
NBC Guys With Kids-FRI 0.8 982
NBC LAW & ORDER:SVU-SAT 0.8 1042
NBC SNL PRIME 0.8 1057
CBS CRIMETIME SAT-9P 0.8 959
CBS JOB, THE 0.8 1058
ABC 20/20-SAT 0.8 1052
ABC ABC SAT MOVIE 0.8 998
CW AMER Next Top Model 18 0.8 952
CW Hart Of Dixie 0.8 976
157 NBC Go On-FRI 0.7 939
NBC Grimm ENCORE 0.7 842
FOX Kitchen Nightmares-SAT 0.7 914
FOX Raising Hope-M 8P 0.7 859
CW Beauty And The Beast 0.7 864
CW Gossip Girl 0.7 875
163 NBC AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR-SA 0.6 761
NBC VOICE-SAT 0.6 755
CBS CRIMETIME SAT-8P 0.6 747
FOX GOODWIN GAMES 0.6 822
FOX MINDY PROJECT-M 930P 0.6 752
FOX New Girl-M 9P 0.6 699
CW 90210 0.6 758
CW CARRIE DIARIES 0.6 821
172 NBC Chicago Fire-SAT 0.5 646
NBC REVOLUTION-SAT 0.5 670
ABC BET ON YOUR BABY 0.5 683
FOX FOLLOWING-SAT 0.5 657
CW Emily Owens, M.D. 0.5 595
180 CW Nikita 0.4 563
CW OH SIT! 0.4 452
187 CW CULT 0.3 381
CW NEXT 0.3 325
203 CW AMER Next Top Model 18-ENC 0.2 316
CW Beauty And The Beast-ENC 0.2 265
CW CULT-ENC 0.2 305
CW Hart Of Dixie-ENC 0.2 238
CW NEXT-TUE 9P 0.2 305
CW Nikita-FRI 9P 0.2 240
CW OH SIT!-ENC 0.2 302
CW Supernatural-FRI 9P 0.2 304
 
  • Jon2762638923

    Thanks. But why not just post this list in a couple weeks’ time once all the Live +7 ratings are in, including the final 2 weeks of the season. Wouldn’t that make more sense and be more accurate.

  • Jeff (Canada)

    Will there be a list of cable ratings as well? I’d love to see how Walking Dead did compared to football, The Voice, and Big Bang Theory.

  • Melissa

    For those who don’t know, this list is irrelevant. It favors shows that aired less reruns (hence The Following being the “top drama” despite a 2.6 average).

  • rob60990

    Revenge > Scandal

    :D

    The Following being the top drama is such BS. I’m sure if ABC didn’t air any reruns of Grey’s in its timeslot, it would be number 1 but it still beat NCIS!

  • Illinois

    1.1 for Supernatural is awesome. I hope it gets Renewed for two more seasons and become CW’s longest running drama ever :)

  • fourat sakka

    revolution 14 good

  • Mon

    CSI: NY was flat vs last season despite the bad numbers it got during fall. Most of CBS dramas were down.

  • Gussi

    What reruns has to do with this?? If Im not wrong, this ranking is ordered by the max A18-49 rating reached in one single episode. The following hasn’t averaged 4.1 or Revolution 4 with or without reruns. It is just one singel episode.
    Quite useless list, in my opinion.

  • Melissa

    Too bad Scandal (2.50 L+SD average) tops Revenge (2.14) on the metric that actually matters. ;-)

  • Melissa

    @Gussi

    No. :roll:

    This list is “most current”, which means it averages the L+7 (or L+SD for a few weeks) ratings for any episode that aired in the normal timeslot (including reruns) during the regular season.

  • Jacob

    what about total viewership

  • NBC Fan

    I really don’t like how the averages include reruns.

  • JacobYates

    @rob60990
    Enjoy that extra tenth of a point while it lasts. ;-)

  • rob60990

    The Neighbors in its cushy timeslot is below Shark Tank and only a tenth above LMS which air on Fridays. Good luck with this loser next year ABC. ;)

  • JacobYates

    @rob60990
    Still did better than Malibu Country.

  • marc

    I dont think the viewers are correct how come Arrow got 1.55mil viewers when they never had lower then 2million??

  • Bri

    @Melissa

    ‘No.

    This list is “most current”, which means it averages the L+7 (or L+SD for a few weeks) ratings for any episode that aired in the normal timeslot (including reruns) during the regular season.’

    This is not accurate Criminal Minds two hours season finale and the episode prior is not taken into account as those will be published in the next two weeks. And CM season ended on May 22 last day of the current season and sweep time.

  • Chris

    @Rob60990

    Grow up! You’re embarrassing yourself.

  • rob60990

    @marc, these are only for the 18-49 demo, not total viewership.

  • romo

    SNF rules again !!

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