NCIS, Sunday Night Football and The Big Bang Theory most watched shows.

The CBS drama NCIS topped the latest list of the most-watched programmes on American broadcast TV once again this year.

Since the launch of its 11th season on Sept 24, NCIS has drawn an average 21.83 million viewers on CBS. The investigations of the charismatic and virtuous Leroy Jethro Gibbs attracted only slightly more viewers than NBC’s Sunday Night Football, which was watched by 21.28 million Americans each week on average.

In third place, just as in 2012, The Big Bang Theory attracted 21.27 million fans on average. The NCIS franchise takes up another slot in the ranking in fourth place through its spin-off NCIS: Los Angeles, watched by 16.84 million TV viewers per week.

Entering the ranking in fifth position, The Blacklist is the only new series in the top ten. The drama starring James Spader as a criminal mastermind drew 16.57 million viewers, outperforming Person of Interest, whose third season was watched by 15.99 million viewers on average.

Reported by and Entertainment Weekly, among other sources, the ranking is based on TV ratings from Sept 23 to Dec 15. – AFP Relaxnews