Nielsen Reveals Most Watched Tv Shows Of 2009

12.15.09 | FL News Team

America's fondness for entertainment and NFL football is clearly evident in Nielsen's lists of the most-watched television shows of 2009. The Fox network's "American Idol" tops this year's list of the top regularly scheduled programs, followed by ABC's "Dancing with the Stars," NBC's "Sunday Night Football" and "NCIS: Los Angeles." The 2009 list of Top Ten single telecasts consists almost entirely of NFL post-season games, with the Super Bowl and its pre-game and post-game broadcasts taking the top spots.

 This year's Top Ten "timeshifted" primetime TV programs, which people opted to record and watch at another time, has "Battlestar Galactica" in first place. It's followed by "Mad Men," "Damages," "Rescue Me," "True Blood" and "Stargate Universe."