Nielsen prime reveals of 2022-2023 embrace ‘Yellowstone,’ ‘NCIS’

Seems to be as if “Yellowstone” goes out on excessive. The Paramount Community sequence, which might end after its fifth season, was the most-watched scripted television sequence of the 2022–2023 season, in accordance with Nielsen info.

The Nielsen score, printed by Selection, tracks linear viewers of broadcast and cable sequence, along with unscripted fare. As common, soccer stays a critical draw for TV viewers.

NBC’s “NFL Sunday Evening Soccer,” for starters, tops the chart with 18.1 million viewers, whereas ESPN’s “NFL Monday Evening Soccer” is accessible in third with 10.1 million. Amazon’s “NFL Thursday Evening Soccer” is accessible in sixth with 9.4 million. (Amazon struck a deal with Nielsen to measure streaming viewers of its NFL safety.)

Outdoors of sports activities actions showdowns, longtime CBS procedural “NCIS” acquired right here in fourth place with 9.8 million viewers, adopted intently by the equivalent neighborhood’s “FBI” with 9.5 million.

CBS moreover scored with “Fireplace Nation,” the very best new drama of the season in entire viewers and rankings inside the 18-to-49 demographic. In fact, CBS’ numbers are so good that even its canceled drama “East New York” ranked No. 24 in entire viewers.

Different winners embody broadcast sitcoms. CBS’ “Younger Sheldon” (No. 7) and “Ghosts” (No. 10) and ABC’s “The Conners” (No. 49) and “Abbott Elementary” (No. 59) all gained viewers since closing season.

HBO, within the meantime, solely has one entry inside the excessive 100: the “Recreation of Thrones” spinoff “Home of the Dragon.” However “Home of the Dragon” and totally different hits — along with the post-apocalyptic drama “The Final of Us,” which doesn’t make this yr’s Nielsen score — get large numbers with streaming viewership.

As for “Yellowstone,” the fifth and remaining season will resume airing in November. The announcement of the Western drama’s end acquired right here rapidly after tales of scheduling drama involving sequence star Kevin Costner. However Paramount is already making a sequel sequence with “Yellowstone” creator Taylor Sheridan.