As the season ended on May 23, here’s how the most popular shows fared.
1. “NBC Sunday Night Football”NBC’s Sunday franchise snapped “American Idol’s” eight-season streak as the country’s most watched program. Sunday football on NBC averaged 20.7 million people during the season; “Idol’s” performance night averaged 19.7 million. Chris Schneider/AP
President Trump and first lady Melania Trump lit the National Christmas Tree for the first time. The program was hosted by television personality Kathie Lee Gifford and actor Dean Cain and featured performances by the Beach Boys, Jack Wagner, Wynonna Judd, Craig Campbell and others.