Sunday, February 26, 2017

Week 23 TV Ratings and Analysis; How the Sitcoms Did

2016-17 Week 23 TV Ratings (first three nights Mon-Wed; Thur still prelim): 

Households: #1. CBS 4.97/9 rating/share (-1% in rating from first four nights week 22); #2. NBC  3.61/6 (+10%); #3. ABC 3.12/6 (-8%); #4. Fox 2.45/4 (even); #5. The CW 1.03/2 (+26%).
Total Viewers: #1. CBS 8.000 million (-1% from first four nights week 22); #2. NBC 5.875 million (+13%); #3. ABC 4.981 million (-5%); #4. Fox 3.928 million (+1%); #5. The CW 1.708 million (+28%).
Adults 18-49: #1. ABC 1.46/5 rating/share (-1% in rating from first four nights week 22); #2. NBC 1.40/5 (+17%); #3. CBS 1.21/4 (-8%); #4. Fox 1.01/4 (-4%); #5. The CW 0.61/2 (+30%)

We have previous week's final ratings, Week 22 (2/13/17-2/19/17, LIVE+SD). ABC won the week in A18-49 and did a 1.18 rating.  CBS was #2 with a 1.08 rating.  NBC was #3 with a 0.98 rating, while Fox was #4 with a 0.82 rating  Among total viewers, CBS of course was #1 with 7.546 million, with NBC #2 at 4.611 million.  ABC was #3 with 4.494 million and Fox at #4 with 2.867 million.

For season to-date (9/19/16-2/22/17, LIVE+SD), NBC is 1 in A18-49 with a 1.99 rating, followed by Fox at #2 with a 1.95 rating thanks to the Super Bowl and also heavily inflated by a high 7-game World Series. Without those 2 events, Fox would be #4. CBS is  #3 with a 1.54 rating and ABC at #4 with a 1.24 rating. Among total viewers it is CBS #1 at 8.451 million, followed by the dropping NBC at #2 with 7.539 million. Super Bow/World Series boosted Fox still at #3 with 6.245 million as ABC is #4 with 5.118 million.

Back to week 23 (Feb. 20-26), read our full night-by-night analysis followed by how the sitcoms did! GREAT showings are in BOLD. If they are in bold in both total viewers and 18-49, then it is very impressive:

Week 23 (Feb. 20-26) Analysis















Last Sunday (Feb. 19)(Week 22)This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
60 MinutesCBS7:00PM10,354,0008,433,000 1,921,000 0.981.25 (0.27)vs. 7-730P
AFVABC7:00PM5,374,0005,828,000 (454,000)0.941.15 (0.21)
Son of ZornFox7:00PM980,000781,000 199,000 0.340.28 0.06 REPEAT
DatelineNBC7:00PM3,616,0005,082,000 (1,466,000)0.560.75 (0.19)REPEAT
Grammys Pre ShowCBS7:30PM
10,067,000 (10,067,000)
2.10 (2.10)
The SimpsonsFox7:30PM1,288,0001,292,000 (4,000)0.530.56 (0.03)REPEAT
The Good FightCBS8:00PM7,166,000
7,166,000 0.70
0.70 PREMIERE
GrammysCBS8:00PM
26,071,000 (26,071,000)
7.83 (7.83)
ABC MovieABC8:00PM3,768,0003,906,000 (138,000)1.020.89 0.13 8-10 vs 8-11P
NBC 90thNBC8:00PM4,430,0002,469,000 1,961,000 0.720.67 0.05 8-11P vs. Movie
The SimpsonsFox8:00PM2,443,0002,399,000 44,000 1.061.02 0.04
Son of ZornFox8:30PM1,580,0001,400,000 180,000 0.690.58 0.11 FINALE
NCIS: LACBS9:00PM8,606,000
8,606,000 1.06
1.06
Family GuyFox9:00PM2,257,0001,859,000 398,000 1.030.88 0.15
Bob's BurgersFox9:30PM1,970,0001,670,000 300,000 0.880.77 0.11
ElementaryCBS10:00PM5,079,000
5,079,000 0.69
0.69
To Tell the TruthABC10:00PM2,842,000
2,842,000 0.68
0.68 FINALE
DatelineNBC10:00PM

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Monday

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
Kevin Can WaitCBS8:00PM7,292,0007,854,000 (562,000)1.421.54 (0.12)
The BachelorABC8:00PM7,882,0007,561,000 321,000 2.502.36 0.14 8-10P
American Ninja WarriorNBC8:00PM5,256,000
5,256,000 1.40
1.40 8-10P
The WallNBC8:00PM
3,895,000 (3,895,000)
0.93 (0.93)
24: LegacyFox8:00PM4,422,0005,141,000 (719,000)1.041.25 (0.21)
SupergirlCW8:00PM2,236,0002,522,000 (286,000)0.680.78 (0.10)
Man with a PlanCBS8:30PM6,750,0007,202,000 (452,000)1.311.43 (0.12)
Superior DonutsCBS9:00PM6,707,0007,249,000 (542,000)1.211.41 (0.20)
Celebrity ApprenticeNBC9:00PM
3,478,000 (3,478,000)
0.89 (0.89)
APBFox9:00PM3,746,0004,527,000 (781,000)0.811.04 (0.23)
Jane the VirginCW9:00PM1,059,0001,068,000 (9,000)0.430.41 0.02
2 Broke GirlsCBS9:30PM5,806,0006,001,000 (195,000)1.221.22 -
ScorpionCBS10:00PM7,194,0007,237,000 (43,000)1.181.17 0.01
QuanticoABC10:00PM2,471,0002,426,000 45,000 0.650.64 0.01
TimelessNBC10:00PM3,370,0002,993,000 377,000 0.890.69 0.20










Tuesday

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
NCISCBS8:00PM14,871,00015,290,000 (419,000)1.641.81 (0.17)
The MiddleABC8:00PM6,268,0006,320,000 (52,000)1.481.49 (0.01)
The WallNBC8:00PM5,895,0005,759,000 136,000 1.401.39 0.01
New GirlFox8:00PM2,251,0002,125,000 126,000 0.980.92 0.06
The FlashCW8:00PM2,777,000722,000 2,055,000 1.030.24 0.79 vs. Muddler
American HousewifeABC8:30PM5,209,0005,334,000 (125,000)1.401.46 (0.06)
The MickFox8:30PM2,377,0002,469,000 (92,000)0.870.98 (0.11)
BullCBS9:00PM10,662,00010,635,000 27,000 1.331.34 (0.01)
Fresh off The BoatABC9:00PM3,850,0003,664,000 186,000 1.131.03 0.10
This Is UsNBC9:00PM9,367,0009,034,000 333,000 2.482.38 0.10
BonesFox9:00PM2,898,0002,966,000 (68,000)0.690.75 (0.06)
Legends of TomorrowCW9:00PM1,640,000700,000 940,000 0.610.22 0.39 vs. Flash(R)
The Real O'NealsABC9:30PM2,925,0002,871,000 54,000 0.860.80 0.06
NCIS: NOCBS10:00PM9,574,00010,319,000 (745,000)1.121.23 (0.11)
Agents of SHIELDABC10:00PM2,012,0002,125,000 (113,000)0.630.65 (0.02)
Chicago FireNBC10:00PM7,161,0006,772,000 389,000 1.581.51 0.07










Wednesday
This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
HuntedCBS8:00PM5,071,0005,258,000 (187,000)1.181.18 -
The GoldbergsABC8:00PM6,209,0006,505,000 (296,000)1.751.78 (0.03)
BlindspotNBC8:00PM4,131,0004,065,000 66,000 0.830.83 -
Lethal WeaponFox8:00PM6,261,0006,365,000 (104,000)1.351.39 (0.04)
ArrowCW8:00PM1,537,0001,663,000 (126,000)0.530.60 (0.07)
SpeechlessABC8:30PM5,336,0005,639,000 (303,000)1.561.60 (0.04)
Criminal MindsCBS9:00PM7,326,0007,339,000 (13,000)1.291.27 0.02
Modern FamilyABC9:00PM6,646,0006,918,000 (272,000)1.982.00 (0.02)
Law & Order: SVUNBC9:00PM5,764,0006,005,000 (241,000)1.321.44 (0.12)
StarFox9:00PM3,886,0004,074,000 (188,000)1.251.23 0.02
The 100CW9:00PM998,0001,045,000 (47,000)0.360.37 (0.01)
black-ishABC9:30PM5,315,0005,272,000 43,000 1.601.50 0.10
DoubtCBS10:00PM4,027,0005,306,000 (1,279,000)0.550.76 (0.21)
Match GameABC10:00PM3,592,0003,452,000 140,000 0.940.89 0.05 FINALE
Chicago P.D.NBC10:00PM6,678,0006,679,000 (1,000)1.331.31 0.02










Thursday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:00PM13,224,00013,511,000 (287,000)2.802.79 0.01
Grey's AnatomyABC8:00PM7,607,0007,675,000 (68,000)2.002.06 (0.06)
SuperstoreNBC8:00PM3,539,0003,671,000 (132,000)1.101.14 (0.04)
MasterChef JuniorFox8:00PM3,821,0003,718,000 103,000 1.201.09 0.11
SupernaturalCW8:00PM1,621,0001,811,000 (190,000)0.600.68 (0.08)
Great IndoorsCBS8:30PM7,452,0008,010,000 (558,000)1.501.60 (0.10)
PowerlessNBC8:30PM2,296,0002,492,000 (196,000)0.700.77 (0.07)
MomCBS9:00PM7,511,0007,872,000 (361,000)1.401.51 (0.11)
How to Get Away w/MurderABC9:00PM4,950,000
4,950,000 1.50
1.50 9-11P FINALE
ScandalABC9:00PM
6,059,000 (6,059,000)
1.64 (1.64)
The BlacklistNBC9:00PM4,923,0006,101,000 (1,178,000)0.901.17 (0.27)vs. Med
My Kitchen RulesFox9:00PM2,198,0002,075,000 123,000 0.700.68 0.02
RiverdaleCW9:00PM965,0001,139,000 (174,000)0.300.44 (0.14)
Life in PiecesCBS9:30PM5,974,0006,325,000 (351,000)1.201.31 (0.11)
Training DayCBS10:00PM3,669,0003,830,000 (161,000)0.700.69 0.01
How to Get Away w/MurderABC10:00PM
4,658,000 (4,658,000)
1.32 (1.32)
The Blacklist: RedemptionNBC10:00PM4,202,0004,759,000 (557,000)0.800.87 (0.07)PREMIERE vs. Blacklist










Friday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
MacGyverCBS8:00PM7,013,0007,239,000 (226,000)1.100.93 0.17
Last Man StandingABC8:00PM6,597,0006,540,000 57,000 1.101.16 (0.06)
GrimmNBC8:00PM3,979,0003,918,000 61,000 0.800.77 0.03
RosewoodFox8:00PM2,690,0002,741,000 (51,000)0.600.62 (0.02)
The Vampire DiariesCW8:00PM1,067,000993,000 74,000 0.400.41 (0.01)
Dr. KenABC8:30PM4,581,0004,228,000 353,000 0.900.84 0.06
Hawaii Five-0CBS9:00PM9,018,0009,621,000 (603,000)1.101.16 (0.06)
Shark TankABC9:00PM5,814,0005,222,000 592,000 1.301.16 0.14
Emerald CityNBC9:00PM2,309,0002,473,000 (164,000)0.600.63 (0.03)
Sleepy HollowFox9:00PM1,761,0001,817,000 (56,000)0.500.47 0.03
ReignCW9:00PM607,000665,000 (58,000)0.200.23 (0.03)
Blue BloodsCBS10:00PM7,327,00010,143,000 (2,816,000)0.801.13 (0.33)REPEAT
20/20ABC10:00PM4,942,0004,130,000 812,000 1.000.88 0.12
DatelineNBC10:00PM3,970,0003,329,000 641,000 0.800.81 (0.01)










Saturday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
RansomCBS8:00PM3,900,0003,141,000 759,000 0.500.37 0.13
NBA CountdownABC8:00PM2,050,000
2,050,000 0.50
0.50
ABC MovieABC8:00PM
1,563,000 (1,563,000)
0.42 (0.42)
NHL HockeyNBC8:00PM2,020,000
2,020,000 0.60
0.60 8-11P
Dateline MysteryNBC8:00PM
4,235,000 (4,235,000)
0.66 (0.66)
Premier BoxingFox8:00PM1,760,000
1,760,000 0.50
0.50 8-10P
24: Legacy Fox8:00PM
924,000 (924,000)
0.22 (0.22)
NBA Saturday PrimeABC8:30PM2,340,000
2,340,000 0.80
0.80 830-11P
48 Hours MysteryCBS9:00PM4,690,0003,186,000 1,504,000 0.600.36 0.24 REPEAT vs. Crimetime
APBFox9:00PM
1,039,000 (1,039,000)
0.26 (0.26)
48 Hours MysteryCBS10:00PM4,890,0004,147,000 743,000 0.700.55 0.15 REPEAT
20/20 SaturdayABC10:00PM
2,288,000 (2,288,000)
0.53 (0.53)
SNL(R) NBC10:00PM
3,661,000 (3,661,000)
0.83 (0.83)


Sitcoms in green did excellent for the week, while yellow indicates decent showings and red is not good! This is sorted by adults 18-49:


Week 23 (Feb. 20-26) How the Sitcoms Did
(Sun comedies are previous week and Fri/Sat are prelim ratings)
Sorted by 18-49 Rtg
TitleNetworkTimeDayTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes







The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:00PMThu13,224,0002.80
Modern FamilyABC9:00PMWed6,646,0001.98
The GoldbergsABC8:00PMWed6,209,0001.75
black-ishABC9:30PMWed5,315,0001.60
SpeechlessABC8:30PMWed5,336,0001.56
The Great IndoorsCBS8:30PMThu7,452,0001.50
The MiddleABC8:00PMTue6,268,0001.48
Kevin Can WaitCBS8:00PMMon7,292,0001.42
MomCBS9:00PMThu7,511,0001.40
American HousewifeABC8:30PMTue5,209,0001.40
Man with a PlanCBS8:30PMMon6,750,0001.31
2 Broke GirlsCBS9:30PMMon5,806,0001.22
Superior DonutsCBS9:00PMMon6,707,0001.21
Life In PiecesCBS9:30PMThu5,974,0001.20
Fresh off the BoatABC9:00PMTue3,850,0001.13
SuperstoreNBC8:00PMThu3,539,0001.10
Last Man StandingABC8:00PMFri6,597,0001.1
The SimpsonsFox8:00PMSun2,443,0001.06
Family GuyFox9:00PMSun2,257,0001.03
New GirlFox8:00PMTue2,251,0000.98
Dr. KenABC8:30PMFri4,581,0000.9
Bob's BurgersFox9:30PMSun1,970,0000.88
The MickFox8:30PMTue2,377,0000.87
The Real O'NealsABC9:30PMTue2,925,0000.83
PowerlessNBC8:30PMThu2,296,0000.70
Son of ZornFox8:30PMSun1,580,0000.69FINALE
The SimpsonsFox7:30PMSun1,288,0000.53REPEAT
Animation DominationFox7:00PMSun980,0000.34REPEAT
2 Broke GirlsCBS8:00PMTue

preempted
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:00PMMon

preempted
Kevin Can WaitCBS8:30PMTue

preempted
Brooklyn Nine-NineFox8:30PMSun

preempted
The Last Man on EarthFox9:30PMSun

preempted
The Odd CoupleCBS9:30PMMon

completed
The Good PlaceNBC8:30PMThu

completed
Great NewsNBC8:00PMThu


MarlonNBC9:30PMThu


Trial & ErrorsNBC9:00PMTue


Downward DogABC9:00PMTue


Imaginary MaryABC9:30PMTue


Making HistoryFox8:30PMSun



SOURCE: Nielsen Media Research


New on DVD/Blu-ray (January/February)

I Love Lucy - Superstar Special #2 (Colorized) The Love Boat - Season Three - Volume Two Hooperman - Season One 227 - The Complete First Season (Mill Creek) Fuller House - The Complete First Season

01/03 - Girls - The Complete Fifth Season (Blu-ray)
01/10 - Broad City - Season 3
01/17 - I Love Lucy - Superstar Special #2 (Colorized)
01/17 - The Love Boat - Season Three - Volume One
01/17 - The Love Boat - Season Three - Volume Two
01/24 - Hooperman - Season One / Review
01/24 - Hooperman - Season Two / Review
01/31 - Ballers - The Complete Second Season (Blu-ray)
02/07 - Sabrina, the Teenage Witch - Sabrina Down Under
02/07 - So Little Time - Volume 1 - School's Cool - Boy Crazy
02/07 - So Little Time - Volume 2 - About a Family - Hangin' Out
02/07 - 227 - The Complete First Season (Mill Creek)
02/07 - Vice Principals - The Complete First Season (Blu-ray)
02/14 - Beavis and Butt-Head - The Complete Collection
02/14 - Grace and Frankie - Season Two
02/28 - Fuller House - The Complete First Season
More TV DVD Releases / DVD Reviews Archive / SitcomsOnline Digest


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Sunday, February 26

Son of Zorn - "All Hail Son of Zorn" (Fox, 7:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Seeing an opportunity to get Linda’s old job back, Zorn increases Sanitation Solutions’ business by tapping into the Zephyrian market. Alan tries to win Layla back by becoming Prom King – with Zorn’s help.

Bob's Burgers - "They Serve Horses, Don't They?" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
After a tip from Jimmy Pesto (guest voice Jay Johnston), Bob secures a new meat provider who claims to save clients money on every order. The Belchers quickly realize that the situation is too good to be true, as they find themselves involved in a full-blown investigation, led by Hugo (guest voice Ken Marino) and Ron (guest voice Ron Lynch). Will Bob crack under the pressure or will he lead the investigators to a huge victory?

The Simpsons - "Havana Wild Weekend" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When the Retirement Castle and the V.A. Hospital can’t solve Grampa’s health issues, the Simpsons decide to take a family trip to Cuba to get him cheap medical care.

The Simpsons - "There Will Be Buds" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Homer gets roped into coaching the kids’ lacrosse team with Milhouse’s dad, Kirk, who is in desperate need of a friend. When Kirk gets too clingy, Homer vents about how much of a loser he is. Kirk overhears his rant and disappears, right when the team needs him most: the championship game.

Family Guy - "The Boys in the Band" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Stewie and Brian form a children’s band that quickly rises to fame until they let a girl get between them and drive the band apart. Meanwhile, Peter and Lois insist that Chris gets a job so he takes a job managing Quagmire’s sex life as his personal assistant.

Family Guy - "Bookie of the Year" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Brian and Lois decide it’s time for Chris to work out his anger management issues by taking up a sport. Chris surprises everyone and becomes a star baseball pitcher, which turns Peter into a gambling father, as he bets on his son’s baseball games. Meanwhile, Stewie, Brian and Frank Sinatra Jr. attempt to open an Italian restaurant .

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of February 27)

Monday, February 27

  • Keri Russell (Running Wilde) - Watch Keri on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Connie Britton (Spin City/The Fighting Fitzgeralds/Lost at Home) - Connie appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Slink Johnson (Black Jesus) - Slick is a guest on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Adam Scott (Parks and Recreation) - Adam drops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Josh Henderson (One on One) - Josh appears on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo. He also talks about The Arrangement on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • David Hyde Pierce (Frasier) - David chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Jerry O'Connell (We Are Men/Carpoolers/My Secret Identity) - Jerry is a guest on LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Leighton Meester (Making History) - Leighton stops by Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Holly Robinson Peete (Hangin' with Mr. Cooper/For Your Love) - Holly visits Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • John Lithgow (Trial & Error/Twenty Good Years/3rd Rock from the Sun) - John talks about Trial & Error on NBC's Today in the 9am hour and on the AOL Build Show at 1:30pm.
  • Billy Gardell (Mike & Molly) - Billy dishes on how This is Us is following in Mike & Molly’s footsteps – and why both shows are so beloved on People Now at 8:30am.
  • Lisa Kudrow (Friends/The Comeback) and Craig Robinson (The Office) - Lisa and Craig talk about their new film Table 19 on the AOL Build Show at 2:30pm.
  • Sinbad (A Different World/The Sinbad Show) - Sinbad is a guest on Steve Harvey, so check your local listings.
  • Bradley Whitford (Trophy Wife) - Bradley visits The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Craig Robinson (The Office/Mr. Robinson) - Craig appears on The Real, so check your local listings.