This Is the TV Show That Most New Yorkers Watch

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THR breaks down New Yorkers' favorite scripted shows and how that compares to the rest of America's.

This story first appeared in the April 22 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.

It turns out New Yorkers are just as into Blue Bloods as their grandparents in Florida. A look at Nielsen Media's Top 10 scripted series in the NYC market year-to-date reveals that, like the rest of the country, the city likes its CBS: America's most watched network occupies four of the top five slots for New Yorkers, as it does for the nation at large. New York (the largest market in the U.S., accounting for 6.7 percent of TV-watching households) also went all-in on The People v. O.J. Simpson, was comparatively chilly toward The X-Files and has a soft spot for hometown girl J.Lo's Shades of Blue.


1. The Walking Dead (AMC) — 1.5 million viewers

2. The Big Bang Theory (CBS) 1.3 million viewers

3. NCIS (CBS) — 942,000 viewers


4. Madam Secretary (CBS) — 891,000 viewers


 5. 60 Minutes (CBS) — 889,000 viewers


6. Blue Bloods (CBS) 883,000 viewers

7. The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX) 862,000 viewers

8. Grey's Anatomy (ABC) 854,000 viewers

9. Scandal (ABC) 850,000 viewers

10. Shades of Blue (NBC) 840,000 viewers


1. The Big Bang Theory (CBS) 20.8 million viewers

2. NCIS (CBS) 20.7 million viewers

3. The Walking Dead (AMC) 18.8 million viewers

4. NCIS: New Orleans (CBS) 16.5 million viewers

5. Blue Bloods (CBS) 14.8 million viewers

6. Scorpion (CBS) 13.9 million viewers

7. The X-Files (FOX) 13.6 million viewers

8. NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS) 13.1 million viewers

9. Criminal Minds (CBS) 13 million viewers

10. Madam Secretary (CBS) 12.5 million viewers