Leading single telecast TV programs in the United States in 2017, based on total viewers (in millions)

Top 10 single telecast TV programs in the U.S. 2017 This statistic presents leading single telecasts in the United States in 2017, based on total viewers. The most viewed telecast in 2017 was the Super Bowl on FOX with 112 million viewers.
Leading single telecast TV programs – additional information

Super Bowl LIX was contested between the New England Patriots and the Atlanta Flacons, with the Patriots coming out 34-28 winners to win their fifth Super Bowl championship. The game drew an average of 112 million viewers and a further 61.49 million tuned in to the post game coverage.

The Super Bowl has always been a significant event in the U.S. television calendar and companies spend millions of dollars every year to air their commercials during the game. Anheuser-Busch InBev, the company which owns brands such as Budweiser and Corona, was the largest Super Bowl advertiser in 2016, spending an estimated 33.6 million U.S. dollars on advertising during the game. Super Bowl advertising spending in 2017 totaled 385 million U.S. dollars, over double the figure spent by advertisers in 2008.

The Academy Awards, or Oscars, which aired on February 26, 2017, was the highest-ranked non-football event, as it drew 34.18 million viewers to ABC.
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Number of viewers in millions
Super Bowl 51112
Super Bowl 51 - Post Game61.49
AFC Championship on CBS48.09
NBC NFL Playoff Game 1/1537.29
The Oscars34.18
AFC Divisional Playoff-Sa30.02
FOX NFC Playoff-PST-Sun28.92
FOX World Series Game 728.37
Grammy Awards27.63
NBC NFL Playoff Game 1/727.01
Number of viewers in millions
Super Bowl 51112
Super Bowl 51 - Post Game61.49
AFC Championship on CBS48.09
NBC NFL Playoff Game 1/1537.29
The Oscars34.18
AFC Divisional Playoff-Sa30.02
FOX NFC Playoff-PST-Sun28.92
FOX World Series Game 728.37
Grammy Awards27.63
NBC NFL Playoff Game 1/727.01
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This statistic presents leading single telecasts in the United States in 2017, based on total viewers. The most viewed telecast in 2017 was the Super Bowl on FOX with 112 million viewers.
Leading single telecast TV programs – additional information

Super Bowl LIX was contested between the New England Patriots and the Atlanta Flacons, with the Patriots coming out 34-28 winners to win their fifth Super Bowl championship. The game drew an average of 112 million viewers and a further 61.49 million tuned in to the post game coverage.

The Super Bowl has always been a significant event in the U.S. television calendar and companies spend millions of dollars every year to air their commercials during the game. Anheuser-Busch InBev, the company which owns brands such as Budweiser and Corona, was the largest Super Bowl advertiser in 2016, spending an estimated 33.6 million U.S. dollars on advertising during the game. Super Bowl advertising spending in 2017 totaled 385 million U.S. dollars, over double the figure spent by advertisers in 2008.

The Academy Awards, or Oscars, which aired on February 26, 2017, was the highest-ranked non-football event, as it drew 34.18 million viewers to ABC.
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Release date
December 2017
Region
United States
Survey time period
January 1, 2017 to November 19, 2017
Age group
2 years and older
Special properties
live +7
Supplementary notes
English- and Spanish-language telecasts on broadcast and cable. Estimates include live and same-day timeshifted viewing. Excludes breakouts, sustainers, programs less than 5 minutes in duration, pre/post gun sports programming.
Figures have been rounded.

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