The 10 most popular TV shows of the year so far, according to Nielsen ratings


A number of the most popular TV series this year have been established favorites like “The Big Bang Theory,” “The Voice,” and “NCIS.”

But the surprise hit of the year is ABC’s reboot of “Roseanne,” a program that has drawn many millions of viewers each week, along with repeatedly drawing controversy from its firebrand, Trump-supporting lead, Roseanne Barr.

To find out which shows were the most popular this year so far, Nielsen tracked the average number of US viewers tuning in to regularly scheduled programming.

Here are the 10 most popular TV shows of 2018 so far, according to Nielsen’s ratings:

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10. “The Voice” (NBC) — 12.5 million

Series run: 14 seasons (2011-present)

Summary: “Singers square off for a coveted recording contract in this reality talent contest from the producers of ‘Big Brother” and “Survivor.’ Four vocal coaches mentor the contestants.”

9. “NCIS: New Orleans” (CBS) — 12.7 million average viewers

Series run: 4 seasons (2014-present)

Summary: “A drama about the local field office that investigates criminal cases involving military personnel in The Big Easy, a city known for its music, entertainment and decadence.”

8. “Blue Bloods” (CBS) — 13.2 million average viewers

Series run: 8 seasons (2010-present)

Summary: “A drama about a multi-generational family of cops dedicated to New York City law enforcement.”

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