For the second consecutive year, the Super Bowl was No. 1 on Nielsen’s 2016 Tops of TV single-telecast list among total viewers, and CBS’ The Big Bang Theory and NCIS were a close 1-2 on its top primetime regularly scheduled TV programs of 2016.

CBS’ coverage of Super Bowl 50 and its Super Bowl 50 Postgame were Nielsen’s top two single telecasts in terms of total overall audience, followed by World Series Game 7 on Fox. The Oscars slipped in at No. 4, the only non-sports program in the top 10. Summer Olympics Tuesday Primetime 1 on was No. 5, followed by the January 16 NFC playoff game on NBC; Summer Olympics Thursday Prime 1, also on NBC; the AFC Wild Card Game on January 9 on CBS; AFC Division Playoff Post-Game on January 17, on CBS; and the NBA Finals Game 7 on ABC round out the top 10. This was the first time the Olympics and World Series cracked the top 10 after missing out in years past, according to Nielsen.

In regularly scheduled programming, CBS’ Big Bang Theory and NCIS were followed by NBC’s Sunday Night Football in the third spot, AMC’s The Walking Dead, CBS’ Bull , CBS’ NCIS: New Orleans, NBC’s Sunday Night NFL Pre-Kick,
ABC’s Designated Survivor, CBS & NFL Network’s Thursday Night Football and CBS’ Blue Bloods rounding out the top 10.

The top 10 Live+7 Day time-shifted TV programs of 2016, ranked by percentage change in viewers, are AMC’s Better Call Saul at No. 1, followed by FX’s American Horror Story and The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, USA Network’s Suits, Bravo’s The Real Housewives of Orange County, AMC’s Preacher, HBO’s Game of Thrones, TNT’s The Last Ship, MTV’s Teen Mom II and Bravo’s The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.

The reality genre is up this year, accounting for nearly one-third of the Top 10 list when ranking on the percent lift from time-shifted viewing. Last year’s Top 10 time-shifted programs only included one reality show. Additionally, the lift that time-shifting has given the top shows continues to grow. This year, the top time-shifted show saw a 279% lift from seven days of viewing, compared with the 240% that last year’s top time-shifted show gained.

Nielsen also ranked DVR viewing based on total difference, rather than percentage. The leaders of that tally are The Walking Dead, Big Bang Theory, Designated Survivor, Game of Thrones, NBC’s This Is Us, NCIS, Fox’s Empire, Bull, NBC’s The Blacklist and Fox’s The X-Files.

Here are Nielsen’s Top 10 lists for single telecast, regularly scheduled programs and time-shifted viewing:

TOP TV PROGRAMS OF 2016 – SINGLE TELECAST

Thumb Rank telecast network airdate persons 2+ rating average viewers
1 Super Bowl 50 CBS 02/07/2016 37.9 112.6M
2 Super Bowl 50 Post-Game CBS 02/07/2016 23.7 70.3M
3 Fox World Series Game 7 Fox 11/02/2016 13.3 40.3M
4 The Oscars ABC 02/28/2016 12.0 35.6M
5 Summer Olympics Tuesday Prime 1 NBC 08/09/2016 11.8 35.0M
6 NBC NFL Playoff Game 1/16 NBC 01/16/2016 11.4 33.9M
7 Summer Olympics Thursday Prime 1 NBC 08/11/2016 11.0 32.7M
8 AFC Wildcard Playoff CBS 01/09/2016 10.6 31.4M
9 AFC Divisional Playoff Post-Game Su CBS 01/17/2016 10.5 31.28M
10 NBA Finals on ABC Game 7 ABC 06/19/2016 10.5 31.27M

SOURCE: Nielsen NNTV Program Report, Live+7; 1/01/2016-11/06/2016

TOP 10 PRIMETIME TV PROGRAMS OF 2016 – REGULARLY SCHEDULED

Thumb Rank telecast network persons 2+ rating average viewers
1 The Big Bang Theory CBS 6.7 19.94M
2 NCIS CBS 6.7 19.86M
3 NBC Sunday Night Football NBC 6.4 19.2M
4 The Walking dead AMC 6.3 18.8M
5 Bull CBS 5.8 17.6M
6 NCIS: New Orleans CBS 5.2 15.6M
7 Sunday Night NFL Pre-Kick NBC 5.0 14.95M
8 Designated Survivor ABC 4.9 14.92M
9 CBS+NFLN Thursday Night Football CBS 4.9 14.8M
10 Blue Bloods CBS 4.8 14.4M

SOURCE: Nielsen NNTV Program Report, Live+7; 1/01/2016-11/06/2016

TOP 10 TIME-SHIFTED TV PROGRAMS OF 2016
(RANKED BY % CHANGE IN VIEWERS)

Thumb Rank telecast network % increase in viewers
1 Better Call Saul AMC 278.7%
2 American Horror Story FX 245.5%
3 ACS: People Vs. OJ Simpson FX 238.6%
4 Suits USA 233.4%
5 Real Housewives Of OC Bravo 217.0%
6 Preacher AMC 206.5%
7 Game Of Thrones HBO Prime 192.6%
8 The Last Ship TNT 188.1%
9 Teen Mom II SSN 7 MTV 186.3%
10 Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Bravo 184.5%

SOURCE: Nielsen NNTV Program Report, Live & Live+7; 1/01/2016-11/06/2016

TOP 10 TIME-SHIFTED TV PROGRAMS OF 2016
(RANKED BY ABSOLUTE DIFFERENCE)

Thumb Rank telecast network difference in viewership
1 The Walking Dead AMC 10.4M
2 The Big Bang Theory CBS 9.2M
3 Designated Survivor ABC 9.0M
4 Game Of Thrones HBO Prime 7.0M
5 This Is Us NBC 6.9M
6 NCIS CBS 6.8M
7 Empire Fox 6.51M
8 Bull CBS 6.45M
9 The Blacklist NBC 6.39M
10 The X-Files Fox 6.2M

SOURCE: Nielsen NNTV Program Report, Live & Live+7; 1/01/2016-11/06/2016