The Best and Worst Shows of 2013, Based On Their Nielsen Ratings

Remy Carreiro December 13, 2013 0

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So what do you think the best new show of 2013 has been? On the other extreme, what was the worst show from 2013? We may all have varied opinions on the matter. But you know what can’t lie? The Nielsen ratings. They push favorites aside and just let us know the facts. What show did best and what show did worst, based on statistics. That forward out of the way, here are the best and worst shows of 2013, based on their Nielsen ratings.

At the top of the list, a couple surprises. The Blacklist and The Millers seem to be topping it all out. See, bringing big name talent on to your show (James Spader on Blacklist) can make a huge difference in the ratings. Sean Saves the World and The Michael J. Fox Show seem to be at the bottom of the list. Honestly, as lame as it may sound of me, I am sad to see The Michael J. Fox show at the bottom. I like that dude, and hope the show can find its stride.

Of course, even under the lowest rankings are the shows that got the axe this year. Ironside and Lucky 7 to name a few. You can read more about the best and worst of 2013 below via Uproxx.

1. The Blacklist: 12.58 million in its debut; 11.67 million in its winter finale.

2. The Millers: 13.09 million in its debut; 9.23 million in last week’s episode (the winter finale ratings from last night aren’t in yet)

3. Mom: 7.99 million in its debut; 7.69 in its most recent episode (the winter finale airs Monday)

4. The Crazy Ones: 15.52 million in its debut; 7.58 million in its winter finale.

5. Sleepy Hollow: 10.10 million in its debut; 6.65 million in its winter finale.

6. Agents of SHIELD: 12.12 million in its debut; 6.11 million in its winter finale.

7. Almost Human: 9.18 million in its debut; 6.05 million in its most recent episode (the winter finale airs Monday)

8. Super Fun Night: 8.23 million in its debut; 5.37 million in its winter finale.

9. Hostages: 7.41 million in its debut; 4.69 million in its most recent episode (the winter finale airs on Monday)

10. The Goldbergs: 8.94 in its debut; 4.77 in its winter finale.

11. Brooklyn Nine Nine: 6.17 million in its debut; 3.66 million in its winter finale.

12. The Trophy Wife: 6.69 in its debut; 3.48 million in its winter finale.

13. Dads: 5.76 million in its debut; 3.35 in its winter finale.

14. Betrayal: 5.16 million in its debut; 3.05 million in its most recent episode (the season finale airs next week)

15. Sean Saves the World: 4.43 million in its debut; 2.99 million in its most recent episode (ratings not yet available for last night’s winter finale)

16. The Michael J. Fox Show: 7.50 million in its debut; 2.89 million in its most recent episode (ratings not yet available for last night’s winter finale)

So let us ask you? What do you think were the best and worst shows of 2013? Take to the comment section and let us know!

[Photo via Justin Lubin/ABC]