“Sunday Night Football” Continues as Most-Watched Broadcast TV Show

NBC?s ?Sunday Night Football? will finish as prime time?s most-viewed series for the ninth consecutive year when the 2019-20 television season wraps up on Wednesday night.

According to Nielsen, ?Sunday Night Football? averaged 20.5 million viewers in 2019, which was a 5% increase over 2018. It also marked NBC?s best season since 2015.

The most-viewed game was on Sept. 29 when 24.37 million tuned in to see New Orleans beat Dallas. ?Sunday Night Football? ended up having eight of the 20 most-watched programs in the calendar year 2019. Ten games ended up having 20 million viewers or more.

?Sunday Night Football?s? nine-year streak on top is the longest-running streak according to Nielsen. ?American Idol? had the previous record at six while ?The Cosby Show? and ?All in the Family? each had five-year runs on top.