Grey’s Anatomy and Criminal Minds, which originally premiered in 2005 on ABC and CBS before moving to streaming years later, led the field for the week of March 15 to 21. Grey’s had 673 million minutes of total viewing in the period, while Criminal Minds had 647 million. Grey’s is still a big draw on the ABC schedule, while Criminal Minds had its series finale in 2020. In addition to premiering the same year, both shows had Mark Gordon as a producer.
Nielsen methodology benefits long-running shows, and each of the top two has more than 300 episodes, giving them more opportunity to aggregate viewing. The company counts total viewing through a TV set on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video and Disney+, meaning mobile is not part of the numbers.