The Biggest TV Viewerships Ever Recorded for US TV Shows and Events

The Biggest TV Viewerships Ever Recorded for US TV Shows and Events
The Biggest TV Viewerships Ever Recorded for US TV Shows and Events

You might think with the age of the internet and on-demand TV the top 10 highest viewership counts ever recorded would not change much. But that is simply not true. Sure, it’s pretty obvious that the Super Bowl makes up most of this list, but it is also the years they were aired that makes it more interesting…


The Biggest TV Viewerships Ever Recorded for US TV Shows and Events


 

Super Bowl XLIII
Super Bowl XLIII

10 – Super Bowl XLIII (Estimated Viewership: 98.7 Million) – (Air Date: February 1, 2009)

Wiki Info: Super Bowl XLIII was an American football game between the American Football Conference champion Pittsburgh Steelers and the National Football Conference champion Arizona Cardinals to decide the National Football League champion for the 2008 season.

M*A*S*H
M*A*S*H

9 – M*A*S*H (Goodbye, Farewell and Amen) (Estimated Viewership: 105.9 Million) – (Air Date: February 28, 1983)

Wiki Info: This feature-length film is the last episode of the long-running television series, which follows an army surgical team during the Korean War. After years of serving together, the close-knit unit is about to be disbanded. Capt. “Hawkeye” Pierce (Alan Alda) is recovering from a nervous breakdown, while his friends, like easygoing Capt. B.J. Hunnicut (Mike Farrell) and uptight Maj. Charles Winchester (David Ogden Stiers), deal with the impending change in their own ways.

Super Bowl XLIV
Super Bowl XLIV

8 – Super Bowl XLIV (Estimated Viewership: 106.5 Million) – (Air Date: February 7, 2010)

Wiki Info: Super Bowl XLIV was an American football game between the National Football Conference champion New Orleans Saints and the American Football Conference champion Indianapolis Colts to decide the National Football League champion for the 2009 season.

Super Bowl XLVII
Super Bowl XLVII

7 – Super Bowl XLVII (Estimated Viewership: 108.7 Million) – (Air Date: February 3, 2013)

Wiki Info: Super Bowl XLVII was an American football game between the American Football Conference champion Baltimore Ravens and the National Football Conference champion San Francisco 49ers to decide the National Football League champion for the 2012 season.

Super Bowl XLV
Super Bowl XLV

6 – Super Bowl XLV (Estimated Viewership: 111.0 Million) – (Air Date: February 6, 2011)

Wiki Info: Super Bowl XLV was an American football game between the American Football Conference champion Pittsburgh Steelers and the National Football Conference champion Green Bay Packers to decide the National Football League champion for the 2010 season.

Super Bowl XLVI
Super Bowl XLVI

5 – Super Bowl XLVI (Estimated Viewership: 111.3 Million) – (Air Date: February 5, 2012)

Wiki Info: Super Bowl XLVI was an American football game between the National Football Conference champion New York Giants and the American Football Conference champion New England Patriots to decide the National Football League champion for the 2011 season.

Super Bowl 50
Super Bowl 50

4 – Super Bowl 50 (Estimated Viewership: 111.9 Million) – (Air Date: February 7, 2016)

Wiki Info: Super Bowl 50 was an American football game to determine the champion of the National Football League (NFL) for the 2015 season. The American Football Conference (AFC) champion Denver Broncos defeated the National Football Conference (NFC) champion Carolina Panthers 24–10 to win their 3rd Super Bowl championship.

Super Bowl XLVIII
Super Bowl XLVIII

3 – Super Bowl XLVIII (Estimated Viewership: 112.2 Million) – (Air Date: February 2, 2014)

Wiki Info: Super Bowl XLVIII was an American football game between the American Football Conference champion Denver Broncos and National Football Conference champion Seattle Seahawks to decide the National Football League champion for the 2013 season.

Super Bowl LI
Super Bowl LI

2 – Super Bowl LI (Estimated Viewership: 117.5 Million) – (Air Date: February 5, 2017)

Wiki Info: Super Bowl LI was an American football game, played at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas, on Sunday, February 5, 2017, to determine the champion of the National Football League for the 2016 season.

Super Bowl XLIX
Super Bowl XLIX

1 – Super Bowl XLIX (Estimated Viewership: 120.7 Million) – (Air Date: February 1, 2015)

Wiki Info: Super Bowl XLIX was an American football game played to determine the champion of the National Football League (NFL) for the 2014 season. The American Football Conference (AFC) champion New England Patriots defeated the National Football Conference (NFC) champion Seattle Seahawks, 28–24, to earn their fourth Super Bowl title.