These Are The Most Popular TV Shows Of 2017 And I Watch Next To None Of Them


I’m at that age where I’m no longer getting blind drunk during the weekdays (usually) and I’ve all but given up on the appearance of my body. I’ve swindled myself a real human girlfriend (NBD) and although I LoVe HeR tO pIeCeS, a few days out of the week when I return from work, I don’t want to talk to anyone. Including, but not limited to, her. The television has been an ideal buffer between my shitty mood and a fight that ends up with me sleeping on the futon. So, in short, we’ve been watching a lot of television.

Just finished up The Killing on Netflix (watch it now thank me later) and now working our way through Fargo on Hulu. Feel free to share shows you found enjoyable, it may keep my relationship alive.

Anyhoo, Nielsen data suggests I am not alone in my TV watching habits. It’s also evident how disconnected I am with much of America. I think you’ll agree after seeing the most popular TV shows of the year.

Via Business Insider:

10. “Bull” (CBS) – 14.4 million average viewers

Never heard of it, never mind watched it.

9. “America’s Got Talent,” Wednesday night broadcast (NBC) – 14.6 million average viewers

Maybe I’ll throw this on with my 9-year-old cousin after we listen to the Jake Paul Christmas album, but it will never be my choice.

8. “The Walking Dead” (AMC) – 14.7 million average viewers

Not a zombie guy, but heard very good things. I would start but seeing as there are 8 seasons, I may not shower until spring.

7. “America’s Got Talent,” Tuesday night broadcast (NBC) – 16 million average viewers

America’s Got Talent. I’ll take your word for it.

6. “This is Us” (NBC) – 16.5 million average viewers

The girlfriend loves this show. It’s one of those hyper-sensitive shows that is certainly watchable but also very easy to shit on around a pack of alpha males.

5. “NCIS” (CBS) – 17.7 million average viewers

America loves murder. And cheesy one-liners.

4. “Young Sheldon” (CBS) – 17.7 million average viewers

“The Big Bang Theory” spin-off. Next.

3. “The Good Doctor” (ABC) – 17.9 million average viewers

As opposed to Michael Jackson’s doctor?

2. “The Big Bang Theory” (CBS) – 18.5 million average viewers

This tweet belongs in a museum…

1. “NBC Sunday Night Football” (NBC) – 18.5 million average viewers

Now you’re speaking my language.

[h/t Business Insider]

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Matt’s love of writing was born during a sixth grade assembly when it was announced that his essay titled “Why Drugs Are Bad” had taken first prize in D.A.R.E.’s grade-wide contest. The anti-drug people gave him a $50 savings bond for his brave contribution to crime-fighting, and upon the bond’s maturity 10 years later, he used it to buy his very first bag of marijuana.