14 highest-rated broadcast TV shows of the 2018-19 season

The 2018-19 television season is in the books, and as usual, some shows performed better than others. Like, much better.   Two shows tied for the title of broadcast’s top entertainment series this time around: “This Is Us” (which just scored an unprecedented three-season renewal at NBC) and Fox’s freshman singing competition, “The Masked Singer.”   See how the top 14 broadcast TV shows rank by their ratings below, according to the “most current” data from Nielsen. For the purposes of this story, we elected not to count NFL football, which would have gobbled up several spots. Lowest-rated is first, highest-rated last — and yes, there are more ties.

Rank: 1 (tie)  Show: “This Is Us”  Net: NBC  18-49  Rating: 3.8

Rank: 1 (tie)  Show: “The Masked Singer”  Net: Fox  18-49  Rating: 3.8

Rank: 3  Show: “The Big Bang Theory”  Net: CBS  18-49  Rating: 3.6

Rank: 4  (tie) Show: “Manifest”  Net: NBC  18-49  Rating: 2.8

Rank: 4 (tie) Show: “Grey’s Anatomy”  Net: ABC  18-49  Rating: 2.8

Rank: 6  Show: “Young Sheldon”  Net: CBS  18-49  Rating: 2.6

Rank: 7 (tie)  Show: “The Bachelor”  Net: ABC  18-49  Rating: 2.4

Rank: 7 (tie)  Show: “The Good Doctor”  Net: ABC  18-49  Rating: 2.4

Rank: 7 (tie)  Show: “9-1-1”  Net: Fox  18-49  Rating: 2.4

Rank: 10  Show: “Big Brother” (Wednesday)  Net: CBS  18-49  Rating: 2.3

Rank: 11 (tie) Show: “America’s Got Talent: The Champions” Net: NBC  18-49  Rating: 2.2

Rank: 11 (tie) Show: “The Conners” Net: ABC  18-49  Rating: 2.2

Rank: 13 (tie) Show: “New Amsterdam” Net: NBC  18-49  Rating: 2.1

Rank: 13 (tie) Show: “Survivor” Net: CBS  18-49  Rating: 2.1

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The "Big Bang Theory" cast steps out for the series finale party
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The "Big Bang Theory" cast steps out for the series finale party
PASADENA, CALIFORNIA - MAY 01: Kaley Cuoco attends the Series Finale Party for CBS' "The Big Bang Theory" at The Langham Huntington, Pasadena on May 01, 2019 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
PASADENA, CALIFORNIA - MAY 01: Johnny Galecki attends the Series Finale Party for CBS' "The Big Bang Theory" at The Langham Huntington, Pasadena on May 01, 2019 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
PASADENA, CALIFORNIA - MAY 01: Jim Parsons attends the Series Finale Party For CBS' "The Big Bang Theory" at The Langham Huntington, Pasadena on May 01, 2019 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
PASADENA, CALIFORNIA - MAY 01: Karl Cook and Kaley Cuoco attend the Series Finale Party for CBS' "The Big Bang Theory" at The Langham Huntington, Pasadena on May 01, 2019 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
PASADENA, CALIFORNIA - MAY 01: Kunal Nayyar attends the Series Finale Party for CBS' "The Big Bang Theory" at The Langham Huntington, Pasadena on May 01, 2019 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
PASADENA, CALIFORNIA - MAY 01: Johnny Galecki (R) attends the Series Finale Party for CBS' "The Big Bang Theory" at The Langham Huntington, Pasadena on May 01, 2019 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
PASADENA, CALIFORNIA - MAY 01: Mayim Bialik attends the Series Finale Party for CBS' "The Big Bang Theory" at The Langham Huntington, Pasadena on May 01, 2019 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
PASADENA, CALIFORNIA - MAY 01: Melissa Rauch attends the Series Finale Party for CBS' "The Big Bang Theory" at The Langham Huntington, Pasadena on May 01, 2019 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
PASADENA, CALIFORNIA - MAY 01: Kunal Nayyar attends the Series Finale Party for CBS' "The Big Bang Theory" at The Langham Huntington, Pasadena on May 01, 2019 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
PASADENA, CALIFORNIA - MAY 01: Sarah Gilbert attends the Series Finale Party For CBS' "The Big Bang Theory" at The Langham Huntington, Pasadena on May 01, 2019 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
PASADENA, CALIFORNIA - MAY 01: Jocelyn Towne and Simon Helberg attend the Series Finale Party For CBS' "The Big Bang Theory" at The Langham Huntington, Pasadena on May 01, 2019 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
PASADENA, CALIFORNIA - MAY 01: Anne Prince and Wil Wheaton attend the Series Finale Party For CBS' "The Big Bang Theory" at The Langham Huntington, Pasadena on May 01, 2019 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
PASADENA, CALIFORNIA - MAY 01: John Stankey, Chuck Lorre, Kaley Cuoco and Peter Roth attend the Series Finale Party For CBS' "The Big Bang Theory" at The Langham Huntington, Pasadena on May 01, 2019 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
PASADENA, CALIFORNIA - MAY 01: Chuck Lorre and Kaley Cuoco attend the Series Finale Party for CBS' "The Big Bang Theory" at The Langham Huntington, Pasadena on May 01, 2019 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
PASADENA, CALIFORNIA - MAY 01: Kevin Sussman and Whitney Rice attend Series Finale Party For CBS' "The Big Bang Theory" - Arrivals at The Langham Huntington, Pasadena on May 01, 2019 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Presley Ann/FilmMagic)
PASADENA, CALIFORNIA - MAY 01: Casey Sander attends Series Finale Party For CBS' "The Big Bang Theory" - Arrivals at The Langham Huntington, Pasadena on May 01, 2019 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Presley Ann/FilmMagic)
PASADENA, CALIFORNIA - MAY 01: Chuck Lorre and Arielle Lorre attend the Series Finale Party For CBS' "The Big Bang Theory" at The Langham Huntington, Pasadena on May 01, 2019 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
PASADENA, CALIFORNIA - MAY 01: Anne Prince and Wil Wheaton attend the Series Finale Party For CBS' "The Big Bang Theory" at The Langham Huntington, Pasadena on May 01, 2019 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
PASADENA, CALIFORNIA - MAY 01: David Theune attends the Series Finale Party For CBS' "The Big Bang Theory" at The Langham Huntington, Pasadena on May 01, 2019 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
PASADENA, CALIFORNIA - MAY 01: Courtney Henggeler attends the Series Finale Party For CBS' "The Big Bang Theory" at The Langham Huntington, Pasadena on May 01, 2019 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
PASADENA, CALIFORNIA - MAY 01: Kate Miccuci attends the Series Finale Party For CBS' "The Big Bang Theory" at The Langham Huntington, Pasadena on May 01, 2019 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
PASADENA, CALIFORNIA - MAY 01: June Squibb attends the Series Finale Party For CBS' "The Big Bang Theory" at The Langham Huntington, Pasadena on May 01, 2019 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
PASADENA, CALIFORNIA - MAY 01: Kevin Sussman (L) attends the Series Finale Party For CBS' "The Big Bang Theory" at The Langham Huntington, Pasadena on May 01, 2019 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
PASADENA, CALIFORNIA - MAY 01: Laura Spencer attends the Series Finale Party For CBS' "The Big Bang Theory" at The Langham Huntington, Pasadena on May 01, 2019 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
PASADENA, CALIFORNIA - MAY 01: Steve Holland and Steve Molaro attend the Series Finale Party For CBS' "The Big Bang Theory" at The Langham Huntington, Pasadena on May 01, 2019 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
PASADENA, CALIFORNIA - MAY 01: Levar Burton attends the Series Finale Party For CBS' "The Big Bang Theory" at The Langham Huntington, Pasadena on May 01, 2019 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
PASADENA, CALIFORNIA - MAY 01: Keith Carradine attends the Series Finale Party For CBS' "The Big Bang Theory" at The Langham Huntington, Pasadena on May 01, 2019 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
PASADENA, CALIFORNIA - MAY 01: Andrea Roth and Peter Roth attend the Series Finale Party For CBS' "The Big Bang Theory" at The Langham Huntington, Pasadena on May 01, 2019 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
PASADENA, CALIFORNIA - MAY 01: Bob Newhart attends the Series Finale Party for CBS' "The Big Bang Theory" at The Langham Huntington, Pasadena on May 01, 2019 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
PASADENA, CALIFORNIA - MAY 01: Rati Gupta attends the Series Finale Party For CBS' "The Big Bang Theory" at The Langham Huntington, Pasadena on May 01, 2019 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
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2018 Emmys: 'This Is Us' cast on the red carpet
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LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 17: Mandy Moore attends the 70th Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images)
Actress Mandy Moore arrives for the 70th Emmy Awards at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles, California on September 17, 2018. (Photo by VALERIE MACON / AFP) (Photo credit should read VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 17: 70th ANNUAL PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS -- Pictured: Actor Milo Ventimiglia arrives to the 70th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at the Microsoft Theater on September 17, 2018. NUP_184218 (Photo by Todd Williamson/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 17: Chrissy Metz attends the 70th Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
Justin Hartley arrives for the 70th Emmy Awards at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles, California on September 17, 2018. (Photo by VALERIE MACON / AFP) (Photo credit should read VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 17: Sterling K. Brown attends the 70th Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage,)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 17: 70th ANNUAL PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS -- Pictured: Actor Lonnie Chavis arrives to the 70th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at the Microsoft Theater on September 17, 2018. NUP_184215 (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 17: Eris Baker attends the 70th Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 17: Parker Bates attends the 70th Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 17: Hannah Zeile attends the 70th Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage,)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 17: Logan Shroyer attends the 70th Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage,)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 17: Mackenzie Hancsicsak attends the 70th Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage,)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 17: 70th ANNUAL PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS -- Pictured: (l-r) Actors Mandy Moore and Milo Ventimiglia arrive to the 70th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at the Microsoft Theater on September 17, 2018. NUP_184217 (Photo by Trae Patton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 17: 70th ANNUAL PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS -- Pictured: (l-r) Actors Milo Ventimiglia and Lonnie Chavis arrive to the 70th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at the Microsoft Theater on September 17, 2018. NUP_184218 (Photo by Todd Williamson/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 17: 70th ANNUAL PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS -- Pictured: (l-r) Actors Justin Hartley (L) and Sterling K. Brown arrives to the 70th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at the Microsoft Theater on September 17, 2018. NUP_184217 (Photo by Trae Patton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 17: 70th ANNUAL PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS -- Pictured: (l-r) Actors Logan Shroyer (L) and Hannah Zeile arrives to the 70th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at the Microsoft Theater on September 17, 2018. NUP_184217 (Photo by Trae Patton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
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