Top 25 Shows of the 2012-2013 Season

TV Guide has released the top 25 shows of the 2012-2013 season and I have to ask.  Seriously America?  Looking at some of the shows that are in the top 25 I have to wonder how it was that we ever managed as a country to become the dominant super power that we are.  Here are the top 25 (the rankings also take in to account 7 days of DVR use too):

1. NCIS CBS 21.6 million


3. THE BIG BANG THEORY CBS 19.0 million

4. NCIS: LOS ANGELES CBS 17.5 million

5. PERSON OF INTEREST CBS 16.2 million

6. AMERICAN IDOL (Wednesday) Fox 15.1 million

7. DANCING WITH THE STARS (Monday) ABC 15.0 million

8. AMERICAN IDOL (Thursday) Fox 14.8 million

9. THE VOICE (Monday) NBC 14.4 million*

10. THE WALKING DEAD AMC 14.3 million

11. DANCING WITH THE STARS (Tuesday) ABC 14.0 million

12. TWO AND A HALF MEN CBS 13.9 million

13. THE VOICE (Tuesday) NBC 13.5 million

14. BLUE BLOODS CBS 13.3 million

15. ELEMENTARY CBS 13.0 million


17. MODERN FAMILY ABC 12.7 million

18. CRIMINAL MINDS CBS 12.6 million

19. THE OT Fox 12.5 million

20. CASTLE ABC 12.5 million

21 DUCK DYNASTY A&E 12.4 million

t. 60 MINUTES CBS 12.4 million

22. VEGAS CBS 12.0 million

23. THE FOLLOWING Fox 11.9 million


t. CSI CBS 11.9 million

You no doubt noticed that CBS seems to run the world and if you were thinking that, you are right.  Unlike NBC (which is run by morons), CBS knows how to play to the lowest common denominator and when they find something that the masses like, they ride it like a champion race horse all the way to the bank.

For the record America, when some future civilization finds the evidence of our existence, it will no doubt be recorded by that advanced civilization that the downfall of America happened when Duck Dynasty drew more viewers than 60 Minutes.  I swear we are a country of mouth-breathing, Mountain-Dew drinking rednecks.