Most watched primetime telecasts in the U.S. 2019

The leading broadcast and cable primetime telecast in the United States by number of viewers was the Super Bowl LIII telecast, aired on February 3, 2019. The show had 98.82 million viewers. Five of the top ten most watched programs in 2019 were American football games, down from six in the previous year.

Leading broadcast and cable primetime telecasts in the United States in 2019, by total number of viewers

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Release date

December 2019


United States

Survey time period


Special properties

live and same-day ratings

Supplementary notes

The figures do not include election night telecasts or programming that aired on multiple networks at once, such as the presidential debates.

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