Top 10 single telecast TV programs in the U.S. 2019

In 2019, the leading single telecast TV program in the United States based on average number of viewers was Super Bowl LIII, followed by the post-game telecast with 54.53 million viewers.

Leading single telecast TV programs – additional information

Whilst the majority of the most watched single telecasts in 2019 were sports programs, The Oscars ranked fifth among the top ten, and the final season of popular American show 'The Big Bang Theory' had almost 25 million viewers. Season 12 of 'The Big Bang Theory' had an average viewership of 17.31 million people per episode, and some seasons of the show brought in over 300 thousand U.S. dollars per 30 second TV ad.

Leading single telecast TV programs in the United States in 2019, by average number of viewers

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Release date

December 2019


United States

Survey time period

January 1, 2019 to November 17, 2019

Age group

2 years and older

Special properties

broadcast primetime, 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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