Here  are complete series rankings for the 2011-12 season in adults 18-49 and total viewers. Several highlights: NBC’s Sunday Night Football was the No.1 program of the season in both adults 18-49 and total viewers, ending American idol‘s eight-year streak topping both categories. SNF also became the first sports series to rank as the most watched primetime TV show for a full season. The highest-rated new series of the season are CBS2 Broke Girls (in 18-49) and CBS’ Person of Interest (in total viewers). It was a strong year for freshman series as there where were 4 first-year series in the Top 20 among adults 18-49: 2 Broke Girls (#9), Fox’s New Girl (12), Fox’s X Factor (13) and ABC’s Once Upon A Time (16) vs. one, The Voice, last year. In total viewers, two freshmen, Person of Interest and X Factor, made the cut this season vs. 3 last season.

Related: 2012-12 Season Network Rankings: Fox Still On Top But Down, NBC Third, CW Falls

The highest-rated series to get canceled this year: CBS’ Rob (18-49) and Unforgettable (total viewers). The lowest-rated series to get renewed on the Big 4 networks: NBC’s Rock Center With Brian Williams and Fox’s Kitchen Nightmares. The top scripted series of last season was ABC’s Modern Family, in a virtual tie with CBS’ The Big Bang Theory among adults 18-49. CBS’ NCIS had the honors in total viewers.

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2011-12 Season: Series Ranking In Adults 18-49:

P 18-49

P 18-49

P 18-49

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Network Program

#telecasts

Rating

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Viewers (000)

1

NBC NBC SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL

15

7.99

20

10214

2

FOX AMERICAN IDOL-WEDNESDAY

19

6.16

17

7879

3

NBC VOICE

15

6.12

16

7821

4

ABC MODERN FAMILY

34

5.54

15

7090

5

FOX AMERICAN IDOL-THURSDAY

18

5.53

16

7067

6

CBS BIG BANG THEORY, THE

32

5.53

17

7066

7

CBS TWO AND A HALF MEN

34

5.10

12

6526

8

FOX X-FACTOR-WED

10

4.36

12

5580

9

CBS 2 BROKE GIRLS

33

4.35

11

5560

10

ABC GREY’S ANATOMY

29

4.23

11

5409

11

NBC FOOTBALL NT AMERICA PT 3

15

4.21

11

5378

12

FOX NEW GIRL

28

4.20

11

5368

13

FOX X-FACTOR-THU

11

4.18

12

5341

14

NBC VOICE:RESULTS SHOW

6

4.17

11

5326

15

CBS HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER

32

4.12

12

5270

16

ABC ONCE UPON A TIME

24

4.10

10

5240

17

CBS NCIS

34

4.01

11

5121

18

CBS SURVIVOR: SOUTH PACIFIC

12

3.99

11

5104

19

FOX FAMILY GUY

23

3.79

9

4847

20

CBS MIKE & MOLLY

33

3.77

9

4820

21

CBS CRIMINAL MINDS

34

3.73

10

4767

22

CBS ROB

8

3.71

10

4748

23

FOX GLEE

25

3.66

10

4684

24

FOX TERRA NOVA

11

3.58

9

4573

25

ABC DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES

22

3.57

8

4571

26

CBS SURVIVOR: ONE WORLD

13

3.48

10

4443

27

CBS NCIS: LOS ANGELES

32

3.44

9

4404

28

ABC DANCING WITH THE STARS

20

3.44

9

4400

29

NBC OFFICE

31

3.42

9

4376

30

FOX ALCATRAZ

10

3.39

8

4339

31

FOX HOUSE

25

3.31

8

4235

32

CBS PERSON OF INTEREST

31

3.31

9

4235

33

FOX SIMPSONS

23

3.28

9

4189

34

CBS AMAZING RACE 19

12

3.26

8

4168

35

CBS RULES OF ENGAGEMENT

19

3.25

9

4161

36

CBS HAWAII FIVE-0

33

3.25

8

4154

37

CBS CSI

31

3.22

9

4116

38

NBC SMASH

15

3.20

8

4095

39

CBS MENTALIST, THE

31

3.14

9

4012

40

ABC DANCING W/STARS RESULTS

19

3.06

8

3907

41

CBS AMAZING RACE 20

10

3.02

8

3863

42

ABC HAPPY ENDINGS

25

3.01

8

3850

43

ABC PRIVATE PRACTICE

24

2.97

8

3794

44

ABC BACHELOR, THE

10

2.93

7

3750

45

ABC REVENGE

27

2.90

8

3708

46

FOX BONES

15

2.86

8

3660

47

ABC CASTLE

27

2.84

7

3637

48

NBC FEAR FACTOR

5

2.81

7

3589

49

CBS HOW TO BE A GENTLEMAN

2

2.79

8

3568

50

FOX NAPOLEON DYNAMITE

5

2.77

7

3543

51

FOX TOUCH

9

2.74

7

3503

52

FOX AMERICAN DAD

18

2.74

6

3500

53

ABC DON’T TRUST THE B-APT 23

7

2.67

7

3411

54

ABC GCB

8

2.64

7

3380

55

ABC LAST MAN STANDING

29

2.64

8

3375

56

NBC PARENTHOOD

19

2.61

7

3335

57

FOX RAISING HOPE

25

2.58

7

3301

58

FOX CLEVELAND-SUN 8:30P

2

2.57

6

3291

59

NBC BIGGEST LOSER 13

18

2.56

7

3271

60

NBC BIGGEST LOSER 12

13

2.54

7

3251

61

ABC SUBURGATORY

32

2.53

7

3230

62

CBS CSI: MIAMI

21

2.52

7

3217

63

ABC MIDDLE, THE

34

2.51

8

3211

64

CBS UNFORGETTABLE

31

2.48

7

3171

65

CBS GOOD WIFE, THE

23

2.48

6

3165

66

ABC SCANDAL

7

2.45

7

3134

67

ABC PAN AM

14

2.42

6

3100

68

ABC RIVER, THE

7

2.42

6

3090

69

NBC UP ALL NIGHT

27

2.42

7

3088

70

NBC APPRENTICE 12

14

2.41

6

3079

71

ABC CELEBRITY WIFE SWAP

4

2.40

6

3074

72

CBS 60 MINUTES

29

2.36

7

3020

73

NBC LAW AND ORDER:SVU

31

2.30

6

2941

74

NBC PARKS AND RECREATION

26

2.26

6

2892

75

FOX FINDER

13

2.26

7

2885

76

NBC WHITNEY

27

2.25

6

2875

77

NBC FOOTBALL NT AMERICA PT 2

15

2.24

6

2862

78

FOX MOBBED

4

2.23

6

2849

79

CBS UNDERCOVER BOSS

14

2.23

7

2848

80

FOX ALLEN GREGORY

7

2.18

5

2791

81

NBC GRIMM

26

2.14

7

2742

82

NBC 30 ROCK

19

2.13

6

2725

83

FOX I HATE MY TEENAGE DGHTR

7

2.12

6

2705

84

ABC SAT NIGHT FOOTBALL

10

2.10

7

2690

85

ABC MAN UP!

8

2.08

6

2663

86

ABC BODY OF PROOF

26

2.08

6

2660

87

FOX BOB’S BURGERS

9

2.03

6

2601

88

CBS BLUE BLOODS

30

2.02

6

2583

89

FOX CLEVELAND

21

1.91

5

2446

90

ABC WORK IT

2

1.91

5

2444

91

NBC COMMUNITY

24

1.90

6

2434

92

ABC COUGAR TOWN

12

1.90

5

2425

93

NBC ARE YOU THERE CHELSEA

12

1.90

5

2423

94

CBS CSI: NY

25

1.89

6

2414

95

ABC WIPEOUT-THURS

10

1.88

5

2400

96

NBC PLAYBOY CLUB

3

1.84

5

2351

97

NBC SING OFF

12

1.83

5

2336

98

ABC MISSING

10

1.80

6

2298

99

ABC SHARK TANK

18

1.80

6

2297

100

NBC FASHION STAR

10

1.78

5

2274

101

NBC OFF THEIR ROCKRS

8

1.76

6

2247

102

NBC PRIME SUSPECT

12

1.68

5

2154

103

NBC WHO’S STILL STANDING

5

1.66

4

2128

104

NBC AWAKE

12

1.66

5

2127

105

FOX FRINGE

26

1.66

5

2120

107

FOX KITCHEN NIGHTMARES

23

1.64

6

2095

108

ABC CHARLIE’S ANGELS

7

1.63

5

2088

109

FOX BREAKING IN

5

1.61

4

2059

110

ABC 20/20-FRI

32

1.57

5

2005

111

ABC EXTREME MAKEOVER:HM ED-9P

9

1.56

5

1989

112

CBS NYC 22

4

1.55

4

1984

113

ABC AMER FUNN HOME VIDEOS

27

1.55

4

1978

114

NBC OFF THEIR ROCKRS 830

4

1.54

5

1968

115

ABC PRIMETIME:WHAT WOULD U DO

17

1.53

5

1951

116

NBC DATELINE FRI

33

1.50

5

1913

117

ABC EXTREME MAKEOVER:HOME ED.

14

1.49

4

1905

118

FOX COPS 2

13

1.42

4

1818

119

NBC HARRY’S LAW

25

1.38

4

1761

120

CBS GIFTED MAN, A

22

1.35

4

1727

121

NBC FREE AGENTS

3

1.33

4

1707

122

NBC CHUCK

12

1.33

4

1703

123

CW VAMPIRE DIARIES

32

1.30

4

1658

124

CBS 48 HOURS MYSTERY

29

1.30

4

1658

125

FOX COPS

12

1.27

4

1627

126

ABC YOU DESERVE IT

5

1.22

3

1561

127

NBC DATELINE SUN-7PM

13

1.16

3

1478

128

NBC BENT 9P

3

1.15

3

1467

129

ABC MY EXTREME AFFLICTION

4

1.14

4

1463

130

CW AMERICA’S TOP MODEL-11

12

1.13

3

1446

131

ABC MISSING-WED

3

1.11

3

1426

132

NBC WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE

15

1.11

4

1414

133

ABC 20/20-FRIDAY

1

1.10

4

1410

134

NBC BEST FRIENDS FOREVER

4

1.09

3

1390

135

ABC ABC SAT MOVIE OF THE WEEK

9

1.01

3

1295

136

NBC FIRM

15

1.00

3

1279

137

CW ONE TREE HILL

13

0.99

3

1271

138

NBC BENT 930

3

0.99

3

1262

139

NBC ROCK CENTER-B. WILLIAMS

27

0.96

2

1223

140

CW SECRET CIRCLE

28

0.91

2

1163

141

CW SUPERNATURAL

32

0.89

3

1143

142

CBS CRIMETIME SATURDAY

23

0.86

3

1102

143

NBC LAW AND ORDER:SVU-SAT

22

0.84

3

1072

144

NBC LAW & ORDER:SVU-WED 9PM

2

0.82

2

1054

145

CW 90210

28

0.82

2

1049

146

CW GOSSIP GIRL-MON

25

0.80

2

1020

147

CW RINGER

25

0.79

2

1010

148

CW HART OF DIXIE

30

0.76

2

968

149

CW AMERICA’S TOP MODEL-BRIT

12

0.71

2

913

150

CW NIKITA

31

0.61

2

774

151

FOX Q’VIVA

4

0.60

2

772

152

CW H8R

3

0.49

1

620

153

NBC FIRM-SAT

1

0.43

1

549

154

CW REMODELED

6

0.33

1

422

155

NBC ESCAPE ROUTES

6

0.28

1

354

156

CW LA COMPLEX

5

0.27

1

350

2011-12 Season: Series Ranking In Total Viewers

P 2+

Rank

Network Program

#telecasts

(000)

1

NBC NBC SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL

15

20741

2

FOX AMERICAN IDOL-WEDNESDAY

19

19811

3

CBS NCIS

34

19491

4

FOX AMERICAN IDOL-THURSDAY

18

18332

5

ABC DANCING WITH THE STARS

20

18238

6

ABC DANCING W/STARS RESULTS

19

16083

7

CBS NCIS: LOS ANGELES

32

16011

8

CBS BIG BANG THEORY, THE

32

15820

9

NBC VOICE

15

15767

10

CBS TWO AND A HALF MEN

34

14639

11

CBS MENTALIST, THE

31

14570

12

CBS PERSON OF INTEREST

31

14337

13

CBS CRIMINAL MINDS

34

13196

14

CBS 60 MINUTES

29

13029

15

ABC MODERN FAMILY

34

12930

16

CBS SURVIVOR: SOUTH PACIFIC

12

12770

17

FOX X-FACTOR-WED

10

12665

18

FOX X-FACTOR-THU

11

12571

19

CBS CSI

31

12490

20

ABC CASTLE

27

12181

21

CBS BLUE BLOODS

30

12159

22

CBS UNFORGETTABLE

31

12106

23

CBS ROB

8

12012

24

CBS HAWAII FIVE-0

33

11834

25

CBS GOOD WIFE, THE

23

11830

26

ABC ONCE UPON A TIME

24

11714

27

CBS SURVIVOR: ONE WORLD

13

11636

28

NBC FOOTBALL NT AMERICA PT 3

15

11529

29

CBS MIKE & MOLLY

33

11507

30

CBS 2 BROKE GIRLS

33

11285

31

CBS AMAZING RACE 19

12

11129

32

ABC GREY’S ANATOMY

29

10923

33

NBC VOICE:RESULTS SHOW

6

10915

34

CBS CSI: MIAMI

21

10840

35

ABC DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES

22

10605

36

CBS CSI: NY

25

10343

37

CBS AMAZING RACE 20

10

10299

38

CBS RULES OF ENGAGEMENT

19

10103

39

FOX TERRA NOVA

11

10083

40

ABC BODY OF PROOF

26

9898

41

CBS HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER

32

9673

42

FOX ALCATRAZ

10

9560

43

CBS UNDERCOVER BOSS

14

9347

44

FOX BONES

15

9258

45

FOX TOUCH

9

9179

46

ABC LAST MAN STANDING

29

9129

47

NBC SMASH

15

8944

48

NBC HARRY’S LAW

25

8916

49

ABC BACHELOR, THE

10

8854

50

ABC MISSING

10

8818

51

CBS NYC 22

4

8771

52

ABC REVENGE

27

8720

53

FOX GLEE

25

8711

54

FOX HOUSE

25

8685

55

CBS HOW TO BE A GENTLEMAN

2

8671

56

CBS GIFTED MAN, A

22

8633

57

FOX NEW GIRL

28

8217

58

ABC SCANDAL

7

8211

59

ABC PRIVATE PRACTICE

24

8088

60

ABC MIDDLE, THE

34

8082

61

ABC GCB

8

7616

62

NBC LAW AND ORDER:SVU

31

7587

63

FOX FAMILY GUY

23

7304

64

ABC SUBURGATORY

32

7246

65

NBC BIGGEST LOSER 13

18

7175

66

NBC APPRENTICE 12

14

7149

67

ABC PAN AM

14

7142

68

ABC MAN UP!

8

6960

69

FOX SIMPSONS

23

6950

70

FOX FINDER

13

6945

71

NBC BIGGEST LOSER 12

13

6930

72

ABC CHARLIE’S ANGELS

7

6919

73

NBC FEAR FACTOR

5

6911

74

ABC RIVER, THE

7

6718

75

ABC HAPPY ENDINGS

25

6647

76

NBC PARENTHOOD

19

6573

77

ABC AMER FUNN HOME VIDEOS

27

6537

78

NBC OFFICE

31

6506

79

ABC SAT NIGHT FOOTBALL

10

6399

80

ABC DON’T TRUST THE B-APT 23

7

6373

81

NBC GRIMM

26

6359

82

NBC PRIME SUSPECT

12

6293

83

NBC OFF THEIR ROCKRS

8

6292

84

ABC CELEBRITY WIFE SWAP

4

6270

85

NBC WHO’S STILL STANDING

5

6230

86

NBC FOOTBALL NT AMERICA PT 2

15

6109

87

ABC WIPEOUT-THURS

10

6068

88

ABC SHARK TANK

18

6033

89

FOX MOBBED

4

5971

90

ABC WORK IT

2

5871

91

ABC EXTREME MAKEOVER:HOME ED.

14

5832

92

CBS 48 HOURS MYSTERY

29

5820

93

ABC EXTREME MAKEOVER:HM ED-9P

9

5765

94

FOX NAPOLEON DYNAMITE

5

5751

95

FOX RAISING HOPE

25

5644

96

ABC 20/20-FRI

32

5630

97

NBC WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE

15

5612

98

NBC DATELINE FRI

33

5576

99

FOX AMERICAN DAD

18

5468

100

FOX CLEVELAND-SUN 8:30P

2

5410

101

NBC OFF THEIR ROCKRS 830

4

5310

102

NBC UP ALL NIGHT

27

5293

103

NBC DATELINE SUN-7PM

13

5262

104

NBC PLAYBOY CLUB

3

5261

105

FOX I HATE MY TEENAGE DGHTR

7

5261

106

NBC SING OFF

12

5210

107

ABC COUGAR TOWN

12

5185

108

ABC 20/20-FRIDAY

1

5150

109

NBC WHITNEY

27

5111

110

ABC PRIMETIME:WHAT WOULD U DO

17

4998

111

NBC FASHION STAR

10

4950

112

NBC AWAKE

12

4807

113

ABC YOU DESERVE IT

5

4805

114

CBS CRIMETIME SATURDAY

23

4745

115

NBC 30 ROCK

19

4554

116

NBC ARE YOU THERE CHELSEA

12

4541

117

ABC MISSING-WED

3

4492

118

FOX ALLEN GREGORY

7

4483

119

NBC PARKS AND RECREATION

26

4411

120

ABC MY EXTREME AFFLICTION

4

4387

121

NBC FIRM

15

4361

122

NBC PRIME SUSPECT-SAT

5

4268

123

NBC CHUCK

12

4247

124

FOX FRINGE

26

4221

125

FOX BOB’S BURGERS

9

4187

126

FOX COPS 2

13

4107

127

FOX CLEVELAND

21

4034

128

NBC COMMUNITY

24

4029

129

NBC FREE AGENTS

3

3958

130

NBC ROCK CENTER-B. WILLIAMS

27

3954

131

FOX KITCHEN NIGHTMARES

23

3878

132

NBC LAW AND ORDER:SVU-SAT

22

3863

133

FOX COPS

12

3740

134

ABC ABC SAT MOVIE OF THE WEEK

9

3457

135

FOX BREAKING IN

5

3449

136

NBC BEST FRIENDS FOREVER

4

3429

137

NBC LAW & ORDER:SVU-WED 9PM

2

3259

138

NBC BENT 9P

3

3050

139

CW VAMPIRE DIARIES

32

2777

140

NBC BENT 930

3

2657

141

NBC FIRM-SAT

1

2494

142

CW AMERICA’S TOP MODEL-11

12

2421

143

CW SECRET CIRCLE

28

2056

144

CW SUPERNATURAL

32

2026

145

FOX Q’VIVA

4

1883

146

CW ONE TREE HILL

13

1855

147

CW RINGER

25

1818

148

CW HART OF DIXIE

30

1779

149

CW NIKITA

31

1774

150

CW 90210

28

1548

151

CW AMERICA’S TOP MODEL-BRIT

12

1522

152

CW GOSSIP GIRL-MON

25

1518

153

CW H8R

3

1239

154

NBC ESCAPE ROUTES

6

1108

155

CW REMODELED

6

711

156

CW LA COMPLEX

5

572