As in 2011 and 2012, this year’s top TV programs were almost exclusively the realm of NFL telecasts, reveals Nielsen, with NFL programming occupying 9 of the top 10 shows of the year. Super Bowl XLVII between the San Francisco 49ers and Baltimore Ravens took the top spot, with 108.7 million viewers (37.6% of US viewers aged 2 and older). Almost all of those viewers (106.6 million) stayed tuned through the blackout.
Other Super Bowl-related programs followed in the #3 and #4 positions, while NFL playoff games occupied 4 of the remaining 5 spots in the top 10. The Oscars drew 40.4 million viewers to take the #7 spot; last year, the GRAMMY Awards (39.9 million) was the only non-sports telecast to break into the top 10. Read the rest at MarketingCharts.