Top Programs of 2013

 In Audience Research, Entertainment, TiVo Audience Research, What to Watch

2013 came to an end with televised recaps and how we will remember the year that was. Here at TiVo, we recalled the best moments caught on TV and the shows that were most time-shifted of them all. In a football friendly nation, it’s no surprise who took first for the highest rated programs, but one sitcom reached the top five twice!

Here are the lists for the best programs of 2013:

Top 5 Moments

Top 5 TiVo Moments for the 5 Highest Rated Programs

RankNetworkProgram NameAirdateTop Rated Moment
1CBSSuper Bowl XLVII2/3/2013The Har-Bowl’s final seconds tick down as the Ravens defeat the 49ers 34-31 by stopping them on the final play, a kick-off return
2ABCThe Academy Awards2/24/2013Christoph Waltz wins for Best Supporting Actor for Django Unchained and gives a heartfelt speech
3ABCModern Family: New Year’s Eve1/9/2013While trying to find a bar to go to on New Year’s Eve, Cameron and Mitchell enter a club that shocks them.
4ABCModern Family: Fulgencio1/23/2013Phil tries to convince the kids to come to him with their problems rather than their mother, to no avail.
5CBSThe Big Bang Theory: The Bakersfield Expedition1/10/2013The guys return from Bakersfield dressed in Star Trek costumes and overhear the women in their apartment arguing about comic book characters.

Top 5 Most Time-Shifted Broadcast and Cable Programs

RankNetworkProgram NameEpisode Count% Time-Shifted
1CWThe Vampire Diaries2186.5%
4ABCModern Family2083.6%
5FOXNew Girl2283.5%


RankNetworkProgram NameEpisode Count% Time-Shifted
1SHOWNurse Jackie1090.2%
2AMCMad Men1288.7%

*Based on 10+ episodes

With 2014 a couple days away what shows or events do you suspect take the top spot or will the goliath that is the Super Bowl win again? Let us know your thoughts in the comments and have a great new year!

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