What Are Some Highly Rated TV Programs?


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The highest-rated television series of the 2014-2015 season was "The Big Bang Theory" with an average of 21.3 million viewers per episode. Following closely behind were "NFL Sunday Night Football" and "NCIS" with an average of 21 million viewers per episode each.

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The fourth highest-rated show (and the highest-rated show on cable television) was "The Walking Dead" with an average of 19.9 million viewers per episode. Two new shows were the fifth and sixth highest-rated shows of the season: "NCIS: New Orleans" and "Empire" with averages of 18.3 and 17.3 viewers per episode, respectively. The seventh highest-rated show was "NFL Thursday Night Football" with an average of 16.8 million viewers per episode. "Scorpion" was the eighth highest-rated show with an average of 15.2 million viewers per episode, and "Blue Bloods" was the ninth highest-rated show with an average of 15.1 million viewers per episode.

Rounding out the top 10 is another tie. "The Blacklist" and "How to Get Away With Murder" were the 10th highest-rated shows with 14.9 million viewers per episode each. In the 18-to-49 age demographic that advertisers desire the most, "The Walking Dead" was the most-watched show, followed by, in order, "NFL Sunday Night Football," "Empire," "The Big Bang Theory" and "NFL Thursday Night Football."

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