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NBC's 'Sunday Night Football' is primetime television's No. 1 show for record 6th consecutive year as season ends


Thu, May 25th 2017 04:00 pm
'SNF' No. 1 in primetime in viewership & HH rating; wins key adult 18-49 demo for 7th consecutive TV season
With the 2016-17 TV season wrapping up this week, NBC's "Sunday Night Football" finished as primetime's No. 1 TV show in all key metrics for a record sixth consecutive year - tying "American Idol" for the most consecutive years atop the charts (since 1950), based on live plus same day data provided by The Nielsen Co. "Sunday Night Football" also ranked as the No. 1 show in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic for the seventh consecutive TV season.
Most consecutive years, No. 1-ranked show in primetime, since 1950
  • 6 years in a row - "Sunday Night Football" (2011-12 through 2016-17)
  • 6 years in a row - "American Idol" (2005-06 through 2010-11)
  • 5 years in a row - "The Cosby Show" (1985-86 through 1989-90; tied "Cheers" in '89-90)
  • 5 years in a row - "All in the Family" (1971-72 through 1975-76)
  • 4 years in a row - "Gunsmoke" (1957-58 through 1960-61)

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