The Hollywood Reporter lists the top 10 shows of 2014 according to the demographic of 18 to 49 year olds per the Nielsen Ratings, with the top show listed as "The Big Bang Theory." The second highest is "Modern Family," with "How to Get Away with Murder" listed next. "Scandal" and "The Blacklist" round out the top five.
According to IMDB.com, "The Big Bang Theory" started in 2007, with a cast of five main characters. Sheldon and Leonard, two intelligent but social awkward physicists, share an apartment across from attractive Penny. Add in the men's two friends, Simon and Kunal, and the show features four grown men who have a hard time attracting women.
"Modern Family," another older show, features three completely different family units and all the trials and tribulations they face.
"How to Get Away with Murder" was a new show in 2014. Viola Davis is a law professor at a Philadelphia university. She and five of her students get involved in a murder plot, according to Wikipedia.org.
The fourth highest rated television show of 2014 was "Scandal," which takes place in Washington, D.C. It is a political thriller series.
The fifth highest show is "The Blacklist." It is an American crime drama that started in 2013.