America’s Top 5 Current TV Shows

by Christopher Freeburn | September 5, 2013 11:21 am

watching tv television cable 630[1]With the new fall television season about to begin, the Harris Polll asked 2,286 U.S. adults about their TV-viewing habits[2].

Respondents to the survey were queried about their favorite programs and stars. Perhaps not surprisingly, Harris found that comedies ranked highest — preferred by 39% of respondents — while cop or detective shows came in second, liked by 32% of those surveyed.

Just 19% of respondents said they preferred reality shows, which is odd considering their popularity with programmers.

Among the top shows CBS (CBS[3]) is the clear leader, placing four series in the top five. Comcast‘s (CMCSA[4]) NBC, by contrast, scored just one top-five ranking series.

So what are the five most popular shows on TV right now according to the Harris Poll[5]:

  1. Big Bang Theory (CBS)
  2. NCIS (CBS)
  3. Criminal Minds (CBS)
  4. CSI (CBS)
  5. Law & Order SVU (NBC)

Just missing the top five, were cable’s Breaking Bad and Duck Dynasty, followed by network TV’s Family Guy, Modern Family and Person of Interest.

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