2010-11 Season Broadcast Primetime Show Viewership Averages

Without further ado here are all the broadcast primetime show average viewerships for the 2010-11 season.

Three things to note:

  • These are “Most Current” measurements. They combine Live+7 Day measurements for shows through 5/15/11 with Live+Same Day measurements for shows since 5/16/11. This is how Nielsen provides season averages to the press. If I get my hands on Live+Same Day season averages I may post them as well.
  • They include both original and repeat airings in each show’s standard timeslot, but any episode designated as a “special” for any reason is not included in the season averages.
  • This list also includes Live + Same Day ratings for episodes that aired between May 26-29, 2011, which was outside the broadcast “season”.

If you’d like to see the same list of 2010 broadcast primetime shows ranked by adults 18-49 ratings click here.

2010-11 Broadcast Primetime Shows Ranked By Most Current Average Viewership Ratings

RankShowsNet# Viewers (Most Current) (000)HH Rating (Most Current)HH Share (Most Current)Day(s)TimeTelecasts
1American Idol-WEDFOX25,96714.423..W….8:00 PM19
2American Idol-THURSDAYFOX23,87413.321…T…8:00 PM18
3Dancing with the StarsABC21,97513.821M……8:00 PM20
4NBC Sunday Night FootballNBC21,43012.820……S8:31 PM16
5NCISCBS19,46111.718.T…..8:00 PM33
6DANCING W/STARS RESULTSABC18,64911.818.T…..9:00 PM19
7NCIS: LOS ANGELESCBS16,53510.115.T…..9:00 PM31
8SUNDAY NIGHT NFL PRE-KICKNBC15,9429.515……S8:22 PM16
9Mentalist, THECBS15,2359.416…T…10:00 PM33
10Criminal MindsCBS14,1118.613..W….9:00 PM33
11SURVIVOR: NICARAGUACBS13,6117.612..W….8:00 PM12
12CSICBS13,5158.313…T…9:00 PM32
13Body Of ProofABC13,3598.814.T…..10:01 PM8
1460 MinutesCBS13,3548.414……S7:00 PM30
15Big Bang Theory, THECBS13,1387.813…T…8:00 PM33
16Good Wife, THECBS12,9988.414.T…..10:00 PM27
17Two and a Half MenCBS12,7267.711M……9:00 PM33
18SURVIVOR: REDEMPTION ISLDCBS12,7107.212..W….8:00 PM13
19Blue BloodsCBS12,5847.814..W.F..10:00 PM27
20VOICENBC12,3377.211.T…..10:00 PM5
21OT, THEFOX12,2587.313……SVAR9
22Hawaii Five-0CBS11,9647.412M……10:01 PM34
23Amazing Race 17CBS11,9256.810……SVAR12
24Modern FamilyABC11,8907.011..W….9:00 PM34
25Undercover BossCBS11,8747.011……S9:00 PM24
26Desperate HousewivesABC11,8527.511……S9:00 PM25
27CSI: MIAMICBS11,7467.212……S10:00 PM21
28HARRY’S LAWNBC11,6457.312M……10:00 PM12
29BonesFOX11,5666.911…T…VAR26
30CASTLEABC11,4427.312M……10:01 PM30
31GREY’S ANATOMYABC11,4137.411…T…9:00 PM30
32DANCING W/STARS-TUE 8PMABC11,4057.412.T…..8:00 PM4
33Secret MillionaireABC11,1646.611……S8:00 PM6
34FOOTBALL NT AMERICA PT 3NBC11,1636.711……SVAR17
35MIKE & MollyCBS11,1356.810M……9:31 PM35
36BACHELOR, THEABC10,7937.011M……8:00 PM10
37CSI: NYCBS10,7256.712….F..9:00 PM29
38$#*! My Dad SaysCBS10,6866.410…T…8:30 PM21
39Criminal Minds: SUSPECTCBS10,5706.711..W….10:00 PM15
40Defenders, THECBS10,4706.511..W.F..10:00 PM20
41Amazing Race 18CBS10,3515.89……S8:00 PM10
42HOUSEFOX10,3246.19M……8:00 PM31
43GleeFOX10,1126.09.T…..8:00 PM34
44SO YOU THINK CN DANCE-THUFOX9,4555.29…T…8:00 PM1
45BACHELORETTE, THEABC9,0156.09M……9:01 PM1
46APPRENTICE 11NBC8,9735.59……S9:00 PM12
47Law And Order:SVUNBC8,8375.79..W….10:00 PM33
48How I Met Your MotherCBS8,7975.48M……8:00 PM35
49Rules of EngagementCBS8,7715.38M..T…8:30 PM33
50Extreme Makeover:HOME ED.ABC8,5325.18……S8:00 PM21
51Biggest Loser 11NBC8,4935.28.T…..8:00 PM21
52BROTHERS & SistersABC8,2885.69……S10:01 PM23
53Biggest Loser 10NBC8,2855.08.T…..8:00 PM12
54BREAKING INFOX8,2384.87..W….9:30 PM6
55FOX NASCAR SPRINT CUPFOX8,1324.59……S6:30 PM1
56MIDDLE, THEABC8,1154.98..W….8:00 PM34
57MEDIUMCBS7,8045.09….F..8:00 PM13
58Private PracticeABC7,7515.49…T…10:01 PM30
59LAW & ORDER:LANBC7,7375.18M.W….10:00 PM16
60Family GuyFOX7,7114.47……S9:00 PM23
61OFFICENBC7,6604.47…T…9:00 PM35
62Human TargetFOX7,6284.57..W….8:00 PM9
6360 Minutes PRESENTSCBS7,6064.88……S7:00 PM4
64Detroit 1-8-7ABC7,5694.88.T…..10:01 PM20
65CHICAGO CODEFOX7,5334.67M……VAR16
66Minute To Win It-TUENBC7,4614.37.T…..8:00 PM3
67Cougar TownABC7,3364.67..W….9:31 PM20
68SimpsonsFOX7,2874.16……S7:59 PM26
69Wipeout-THURSABC7,2803.96…T…8:00 PM20
70Mr. SunshineABC7,2684.57..W….9:31 PM9
71FlashpointCBS7,2274.69….F..8:00 PM4
72AMER FUNN HOME VIDEOSABC7,1124.07……S7:00 PM31
73HELL’S KITCHENFOX7,1104.06..W….9:00 PM10
74EVENTNBC7,0914.46M……9:00 PM21
75VABC6,9274.26.T…..9:00 PM10
76MAD LOVECBS6,9134.37M……8:30 PM13
77ParenthoodNBC6,8734.47.T…..10:00 PM24
78Lie To MeFOX6,7144.16M……9:00 PM15
79CHAOSCBS6,6904.28….F..8:00 PM3
80No Ordinary FamilyABC6,6464.06.T…..8:00 PM26
81Better With YouABC6,6234.27..W….8:30 PM24
82HELL’S KITCHEN-WED 8PFOX6,5183.76..W….8:00 PM6
83UndercoversNBC6,4864.27..W….8:00 PM11
84CHASENBC6,4514.17M.W….10:00 PM14
85Raising HopeFOX6,4503.76.T…..9:01 PM26
86Off The MapABC6,4124.27..W….10:00 PM13
87CAPENBC6,3273.86M…..S9:00 PM9
88Dateline FRINBC6,3014.37….F..9:00 PM33
89Who Do You Think You AreNBC6,2634.07….F..8:00 PM10
90CLEVELANDFOX6,1203.55……SVAR22
91SOY TU DUENA WEDUNI6,0862.94..W….VAR13
92SOY TU DUENA MONUNI6,0832.84M……VAR15
9348 Hours MysteryCBS6,0634.18…..S.10:00 PM32
94SOY TU DUENA TUEUNI5,9972.84.T…..9:02 PM13
95SAT NIGHT FOOTBALLABC5,9963.77…..S.8:06 PM11
96Live To DanceCBS5,9233.86..W….8:00 PM6
97Skating With The StarsABC5,9173.96M……8:00 PM5
98OUTLAWNBC5,8353.97….F..10:00 PM3
99FRINGEFOX5,8273.56…TF..9:00 PM24
10020/20-FRIABC5,7643.87….F..10:00 PM33
101CHUCKNBC5,5803.35M……8:00 PM29
102FOOTBALL NT AMERICA PT 2NBC5,5563.46……S7:30 PM17
103Simpsons ENCOREFOX5,4703.15……SVAR4
104Whole Truth, THEABC5,3973.76..W….10:00 PM6
105SOY TU DUENA THUUNI5,3732.54…T…9:00 PM12
10630 RockNBC5,2903.25…T…VAR31
107CRIMETIME SATURDAYCBS5,2763.46…..S.9:00 PM26
108OutsourcedNBC5,2263.15…T…9:31 PM27
109Family Guy ENCOREFOX5,1973.15……S9:00 PM6
110MILLION DOLLAR DROP-TUEFOX5,1923.05.T…..9:01 PM5
111SOY TU DUENA FRIUNI5,1822.44….F..9:00 PM12
112Happy EndingsABC5,1723.45..W….10:00 PM6
113Shark TankABC5,1243.26….F..8:00 PM9
114COPS 2FOX5,0913.16…..S.8:30 PM22
115MIDDLE-8:30PM, THEABC5,0843.25..W….8:30 PM6
116Parks and RecreationNBC5,0763.05…T…9:31 PM18
117BOB’S BURGERSFOX5,0672.94……S8:30 PM15
118AMW: AMERICA FIGHTS BACKFOX5,0343.16…..S.9:00 PM22
119Law And Order:SVU-SATNBC5,0303.36…..S.10:00 PM28
120Dateline SUN-7PMNBC5,0233.36……S7:00 PM17
121CRIMETIME SATURDAY 8PMCBS5,0023.36…..S.8:00 PM25
122MY GENERATIONABC4,8833.35…T…8:00 PM2
123PRIMETIME:WHAT WOULD U DOABC4,8793.15….F..9:00 PM24
124Modern Family-WED 10:30PMABC4,8223.15..W….10:30 PM2
125American DadFOX4,7802.85……SVAR22
126APPRENTICE 10NBC4,7583.15…T…10:00 PM12
127EVA LUNA MONUNI4,7352.34M……VAR24
128COPSFOX4,6452.85…..S.8:00 PM21
129TRIUNFO DEL AMOR WEDUNI4,5582.44..W….VAR21
130TRIUNFO DEL AMOR MONUNI4,5542.44M……VAR20
131TRIUNFO DEL AMOR TUEUNI4,5342.44.T…..VAR21
132EVA LUNA THUUNI4,5292.24…T…VAR19
133Bones-THU 9PFOX4,5262.95…T…9:00 PM4
134LONE STARFOX4,5232.84M……VAR2
135TRIUNFO DEL AMOR THUUNI4,5202.44…T…VAR19
136Minute To Win It-WEDNBC4,4632.64..W….8:00 PM20
137EVA LUNA WEDUNI4,4562.24..W….VAR23
138COMMUNITYNBC4,4432.75…T…8:00 PM33
139Minute To Win It-FRINBC4,4372.75….F..8:00 PM6
140EVA LUNA TUEUNI4,4322.23.T…..8:01 PM23
141EVA LUNA FRIUNI4,3872.24….F..8:00 PM19
142J. OLIVER’S FOOD REVOLUTNABC4,3832.85.T..F..8:00 PM3
143SupernannyABC4,3572.95….F..8:00 PM16
144TRIUNFO DEL AMOR FRIUNI4,2882.24….F..VAR21
145AMERICA NXT GR RESTAURANTNBC4,2492.64……S8:00 PM8
146HARRY’S LAW-SATNBC4,2082.75…..S.8:00 PM10
147Kitchen NightmaresFOX4,1992.55….F..8:00 PM17
148GREY’S ANATOMY-THU 8PMABC4,1862.95…T…8:00 PM2
149Running WildeFOX4,1352.54.T…..9:31 PM8
150OUTLAW-SATNBC4,1032.75…..S.8:00 PM4
151CHASE-SATNBC4,0352.65…..S.8:00 PM6
152TERESA WEDUNI4,0322.13..W….VAR9
153Modern Family-FRI 8PMABC4,0192.65….F..8:00 PM3
154LAW & ORDER:LA-SATNBC3,9922.65…..S.9:00 PM26
155SAT NIGHT FTBL PRE-GAMEABC3,9712.55…..S.8:00 PM11
156MIRA QUIEN BAILA SUNUNI3,9582.03……S8:00 PM11
157Dateline CLASSICNBC3,9312.64……S7:00 PM3
158TERESA MONUNI3,9172.13M……VAR7
159TERESA TUEUNI3,8912.03.T…..VAR8
160TERESA THUUNI3,8732.13…T…VAR9
161Happy Endings-WED 10:30PMABC3,8122.54..W….10:30 PM4
162FOX SATURDAY BASEBALLFOX3,7992.45…..S.7:12 PM1
163CLEVELAND ENCOREFOX3,7912.24……S8:31 PM5
164Wipeout-SAT 8PMABC3,7572.04…..S.8:00 PM9
165Bones-FRI 8PFOX3,6972.34….F..8:00 PM1
166LAW & ORDER:SVU-WED 9PMNBC3,6732.44..W….9:00 PM5
167Friday Night LightsNBC3,5882.34….F..8:00 PM7
168American Dad ENCOREFOX3,5452.13……S9:31 PM3
169NUESTRA BELLEZA SUNUNI3,5401.93……S8:00 PM12
170ABC SAT MOVIE OF THE WEEKABC3,5332.14…..S.8:00 PM16
171TRAFFIC LIGHTFOX3,5022.13.T…..9:31 PM12
172CRISTINA MONUNI3,4731.93M……VAR7
173AMERICA’S Top Model-9CW3,4532.34..W….8:00 PM12
174TERESA FRIUNI3,4171.83….F..VAR9
175ROSA DE GUADALUPE WEDUNI3,3091.63..W….10:00 PM9
176ROSA DE GUADALUPE THUUNI3,3031.63…T…10:00 PM9
177DON FRANCISCO PRESENTA WEUNI3,3001.73..W….10:03 PM15
178ROSA DE GUADALUPE FRIUNI3,2951.53….F..10:00 PM18
179Perfect CouplesNBC3,2812.03…T…8:30 PM11
180PAUL REISER SHOWNBC3,2652.14…T…8:30 PM2
181MUJERES ASESINAS 3 THUUNI3,2501.73…T…VAR7
182REINA DEL SUR WTEL3,2351.63..W….VAR13
183REINA DEL SUR TTEL3,2121.63.T…..VAR13
184Minute To Win It-WED 9PMNBC3,2071.93..W….9:00 PM6
185Simpsons-SUN 7PFOX3,1931.93……S7:00 PM13
186REINA DEL SUR RTEL3,1921.63…T…VAR12
187REINA DEL SUR MTEL3,1861.63M……10:04 PM13
188Good GuysFOX3,1441.93….F..9:00 PM11
189DON FRANCISCO PRESENTA MOUNI3,1321.73M……10:03 PM9
190AQUI Y AHORA TUEUNI3,1241.73.T…..10:03 PM22
191HOUSE-FRI 8PFOX3,0472.04….F..8:00 PM8
192LLENA DE AMOR TUEUNI3,0401.63.T…..7:00 PM29
193Vampire DiariesCW3,0311.93…T…8:00 PM36
194LLENA DE AMOR MONUNI3,0121.53M……7:00 PM29
195LLENA DE AMOR WEDUNI3,0091.53..W….7:00 PM29
196MIDDLE-FRI 8:30PM, THEABC2,9731.94….F..8:30 PM2
197LLENA DE AMOR THUUNI2,9611.53…T…7:00 PM27
198EVENT-SATNBC2,9592.04…..S.8:00 PM3
199OFFICE 830PNBC2,9241.93…T…8:30 PM4
200REINA DEL SUR FTEL2,8661.53….F..VAR12
201LLENA DE AMOR FRIUNI2,7431.43….F..7:00 PM28
202SmallvilleCW2,6921.63….F..8:00 PM30
203OFFICE 10:30PNBC2,6871.83…T…10:30 PM4
204OFFICE 10PNBC2,6301.73…T…10:00 PM3
205AMERICA’S Top Model-10CW2,5661.73..W….8:00 PM13
206School PrideNBC2,5601.73….F..8:00 PM6
207SABADO GIGANTE SATUNI2,4251.32…..S.8:00 PM36
208SAL Y PIMIENTA SUNUNI2,4241.42……SVAR34
209SUPERNATURALCW2,4211.42….F..9:00 PM30
210NikitaCW2,4041.52…T…9:00 PM35
211CINE ESPECIAL SUN 8PMUNI2,3341.12……S8:00 PM1
212Minute To Win It-SATNBC2,1491.33…..S.8:00 PM1
213CUANDO ME ENAMORO WEDUNI2,0751.22..W….7:00 PM6
214CUANDO ME ENAMORO MONUNI1,9791.22M……7:00 PM4
215CUANDO ME ENAMORO TUEUNI1,9641.12.T…..7:00 PM5
216CUANDO ME ENAMORO THUUNI1,9511.12…T…7:00 PM6
217GRAN SHOW SUNUNI1,8350.91……S8:00 PM9
218Criminal Minds TUE 10PION1,8011.22.T…..10:00 PM34
219FAMILIA P. LUCHE SATUNI1,7790.92…..S.7:00 PM15
220CUANDO ME ENAMORO FRIUNI1,7781.02….F..7:00 PM6
221Criminal Minds THU 10PION1,7631.22…T…10:00 PM35
222HellcatsCW1,7351.12.TW….9:00 PM35
22390210CW1,7231.12M……8:00 PM35
224AQUI Y AHORA SUNUNI1,7151.02……S7:00 PM8
225HUMOR QUIEN HUMOR MER SUNUNI1,6580.91……SVAR2
226One Tree HillCW1,6531.12.T…..8:00 PM35
227Criminal Minds MON 10PION1,6511.12M……10:00 PM34
228Criminal Minds THU 9PION1,6401.12…T…9:00 PM34
229Gossip Girl-MONCW1,6301.12M……9:00 PM35
230Nikita-WEDCW1,6071.02..W….8:00 PM5
231NOTRE DAME POSTNBC1,5911.02…..S.10:26 PM1
232Criminal Minds MON 9PION1,5711.02M……9:00 PM34
233Criminal Minds TUE 9PION1,5461.02.T…..9:00 PM35
234HORA PICO SUNUNI1,5350.81……S7:00 PM13
235Life UnexpectedCW1,5271.01.T…..9:00 PM18
236Criminal Minds THU 8PION1,5151.02…T…8:00 PM35
237FUTBOL LIGA MEX THRTF1,4960.71…T…VAR2
238C. CERRADO-ED. ESTELAR WTEL1,3770.81..W….7:00 PM34
239C. CERRADO-ED. ESTELAR TTEL1,3620.81.T…..7:00 PM34
240C. CERRADO-ED. ESTELAR MTEL1,3500.81M……7:00 PM34
241CHUCK-SATNBC1,3330.92…..S.8:00 PM1
242C. CERRADO-ED. ESTELAR RTEL1,3220.81…T…7:00 PM34
243Criminal Minds WED 10PION1,3140.92..W….10:00 PM35
244WITHOUT A TRACE WED 8PION1,2980.91..W….8:00 PM35
245Criminal Minds FRI 10PION1,2860.92….F..10:00 PM32
246C. CERRADO-ED. ESTELAR FTEL1,2600.71….F..7:00 PM32
247WITHOUT A TRACE MON 8PION1,2470.81M……8:00 PM34
248CLON TTEL1,1830.61.T…..8:03 PM5
249CLON WTEL1,1760.61..W….8:03 PM5
250CLON FTEL1,1690.61….F..8:03 PM6
251CLON RTEL1,1650.61…T…8:03 PM6
252AMERICA’S Top Model-10ENCCW1,1610.81..W….8:00 PM5
253WITHOUT A TRACE FRI 8PION1,1580.81….F..8:00 PM32
254CLON MTEL1,1490.61M……8:03 PM6
255WITHOUT A TRACE FRI 9PION1,1350.81….F..9:00 PM32
256WITHOUT A TRACE WED 9PION1,1050.71..W….9:00 PM35
257AURORA TTEL1,1030.61.T…..VAR29
258AURORA MTEL1,0960.61M……VAR29
259FUTBOL LIGA MEXICAN SUNTF1,0910.51……SVAR8
260HEREDEROS DEL MONTE MTEL1,0750.61M……VAR20
261HEREDEROS DEL MONTE TTEL1,0750.61.T…..9:04 PM19
262AURORA WTEL1,0730.61..W….VAR27
263WITHOUT A TRACE TUE 8PION1,0700.71.T…..8:00 PM35
264HEREDEROS DEL MONTE RTEL1,0690.61…T…VAR18
265AURORA RTEL1,0630.61…T…VAR26
266HEREDEROS DEL MONTE WTEL1,0480.61..W….9:03 PM18
267CINE EN CASATEL1,0390.41……S7:00 PM8
268SHEDDING FOR WEDDINGCW1,0380.71..W….9:00 PM8

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VAR = various timeslots

Note: There’s a lot of random single episodes in the list, but I think I captured all the English broadcast primetime shows on NBC, ABC, CBS, Fox, and the CW for the season.

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