'Big Bang Theory,' 'The Masked Singer' Top TV Season

With about two months left of the 2018-2019 TV season, CBS’ “Big Bang Theory” and Fox’s “The Masked Singer” continue to garner top TV entertainment show honors -- in total viewers and the key 18-49 demographic, respectively.

“Big Bang Theory” is posting 12.9 million viewers through March 21, 2019 season-to-date for Nielsen’s live program-plus-same day time-shifted viewing -- the best of all TV network shows. It is down 8% from the same period a year ago.

Reality competition show "The Masked Singer” has pulled in the best 18-49 rating so far this season, with a Nielsen rating average of 2.6.

After this comes “Big Bang” at a 2.3 for the 18-49 rating, down 17% from last year.

NBC’s “This Is Us” is off a bigger 33% to a 2.1 rating, while NBC’s “The Voice” -- the Monday version -- is up 1.3% to a 2. The Tuesday “Voice” version is 15% higher to a 2 rating.

Only five TV broadcast shows are posting 18-49 demographic ratings of 2.0 or better, when it comes to Nielsen live-plus same-time ratings this season.

Seven TV broadcast network shows have pulled in 10 million or more viewers on average this season: CBS’ “Big Bang,” “NCIS” (down 6.4% to 12.2 million), “Young Sheldon” (off 11%, down 11.1 million) and “60 Minutes” (slipping 1% to 10.5 million).

NBC has the other three shows: “The Voice” (spring, Monday), up 5.9% to 10.5 million; “The Voice” (spring, Tuesday), 15% higher to 10.4 million; and the new “America’s Got Talent: Champions” at 10.1 million.

Through March 19, CBS is top in total viewers, with 9.2 million Nielsen viewers. NBC is at 7.7 million, with Fox at 6.0 million and ABC at 5.6 million.

NBC is best in 18-49 viewers with a 1.8 rating/8 share, followed by Fox with a 1.7/7, CBS at 1.6/7 and ABC with 1.3./6.

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