Sunday, December 23, 2012

Week 13 TV Ratings and Analysis; How the Sitcoms Did

2012-13 Week 13 TV Ratings (first four nights, Mon-Thu): 

Households: #1. CBS 6.22/9.95 (rating/share); #2. NBC 4.98/7.97; #3. Fox 3.4/5.32; #4. ABC 3.29/5.26; #5. The CW 0.85/1.34
Total Viewers: #1. CBS 9.82 million; #2. NBC 8.14 million; #3. Fox 5.79 million; #4. ABC 5.12 million; #5. The CW 1.33 million.
Adults 18-49: #1. NBC 2.49/7.0 (rating/share); #2. CBS 2.17/6.11; #3. Fox 1.94/5.46; #4. ABC 1.34/3.76; #5. 0.47/1.31

Week 13 (Dec. 17-23) Analysis: Repeats and holiday specials rule so far this week, but finales for X Factor and The Voice were also held. We now have ratings in two decimal points as of Dec. 17, so we can further see how shows do. We hope to bring this to you every week! Through the final first four night averages CBS has the lead in HH/total viewers, but NBC is on top in adults 18-49. CBS has to settle for second place in 18-49, with Fox and ABC behind in HH/viewers and 18-49. When the week is done, NBC should hang on and take the week in 18-49 with the NFL sealing them the win tonight. More on that later. As for last week, week 12, CBS took home first in adults 18-49, eight tenths higher than second place NBC. Fox and ABC were well back. Among total viewers, CBS took that crown as well, while NBC was again second. ABC was third and Fox was back in fourth.

Monday had CBS sneak by NBC for first in adults 18-49 and total viewers, as NBC had part one of the The Voice finale. But starting with ABC, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition - Holidays is airing 8-10pm this December and the 8pm hour did 4.19 million but just a 1.02 18-49 rating, down a tenth in 18-49 from previous week, though. Part two followed at 9 with 4.69 million and a 1.18 18-49 rating, on par in 18-49 with previous week. A repeat of Castle followed at 10pm and did 5.16 million and a 1.06 18-49 rating, also on par with previous week's 18-49 rating.  For NBC, they had part one of the The Voice finale for 90-minutes doing 13.37 million and a night best 4.16 18-49 rating, up about four tenths in 18-49 from previous week when it was one-hour. At 9:30pm, a sneak peek of the new comedy 1600 Penn disappointed with 6.88 million and a 2.19 18-49 rating. At 10pm, the finale of game show Take It All didn't do great with 4.53 million and a 1.49 18-49 rating, down about seven tenths in 18-49 from previous week's [premiere when it aired at 9pm. CBS won the night with new episodes, as a one-hour all-new How I Met Your Mother did 8.7 million and a 3.4 18-49 rating, up two tenths in 18-49 from the previous week when it was a half-hour.  A new 2 Broke Girls followed with 10.22 million and a 3.51 18-49 rating, which is down about two tenths in 18-49 from previous week. Next, a new Mike & Molly did 10.79 million and a 3.33 18-49 rating, which is down about five tenths in 18-49 from  previous week's new 2 Broke Girls in the time period. A new Hawaii Five-0 at 10pm did 10.54 million and a 2.43 18-49, down about a tenth in 18-49 week-to-week. Fox preempted Bones and dud The Mob Doctor for specials, as at 8pm the special Dreamworks Dragons: Gift of the Night Fury did 3.89 million and a 1.5 18-49 rating. At 8:30pm the repeat special Ice Age: Mammoth Christmas followed with 3.95 million and a 1.47 18-49 rating. And at 9pm, Happiness is a Warm Blanket Charlie Brown delivered 2.63 million and a 0.9 18-49 rating. The CW preempted 90210 at 8 for a Gossip Girl finale event. A special aired at 8pm doing 1.28 million and a 0.62 18-49 rating. And at 9pm the series finale did 1.55 million and a 0.81 18-49 rating, which is clearly a season high but still could be better for a send-off. 

On Tuesday, it was NBC with the win in 18-49, but CBS still took home the total viewer crown. A new NCIS aired at 8 and did 19.59 million and a 3.34 18-49 rating, which is about five tenths higher in 18-49 from previous week. Next a new NCIS: Los Angeles at 9 did 15.48 million and a 2.95 18-49 rating, which is about four tenths higher in 18-49 from previous week. And finally at 10pm, a new episode of freshman Vegas did 9.82 million and only a 1.59 18-49 rating, but it was up about a tenth in 18-49 from previous week. Onto ABC, at 8pm a second airing of the annual holiday special A Charlie Brown Christmas did a solid 5.83 million and a 1.72 18-49 rating, on par with previous week's Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town. At 9pm a new Happy Endings did 3.16 million and a 1.32 18-49 rating, up like a tenth in 18-49 from from previous week. Wish it was doing a 1.5+ at least. At 9:30pm a new Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23 did only 2.53 million and a 1.07 18-49 rating, up about a tenth in 18-49 from previous week. Not getting any promos anymore, but its lead-in is. At 10, Private Practice did 3.84 million and a 1.17 18-49 rating, up like two tenths in 18-49 from previous week. Just three more episodes left for this series in January. NBC started off with a special encore of The Voice doing 8.09 million and a 2.39 18-49 rating. Then from 9-11pm the season finale did 14.13 million and a 4.89 18-49 rating, which is over a point higher in 18-49 than previous week's airing at 8pm. New comedies Go On and The New Normal were preempted as was drama Parenthood at 10pm. Fox had repeats of its comedies with Raising Hope at 8pm doing 2.48 million and a 0.98 18-49 rating, which is the best for this block actually. A repeat (yikes) of Ben and Kate followed with only 1.8 million and a 0.76 18-49 rating, about on par with previous week's repeat in 18-49. A repeat of New Girl was up next with 1.72 million and a 0.77 18-49 rating, as this show repeats badly for an anchor. And finally a repeat of The Mindy Project did just 1.45 million and a 0.62 18-49 rating. The CW preempted Hart of Dixie and new series Emily Owens MD for the holiday movie It's a Very Muppet Christmas doing 1.37 million and a 0.48 18-49 rating, about a tenth higher in 18-49 with previous week's Muppets special.

Wednesday had Fox win in 18-49 in a very slow night filled with repeats. First, CBS started the night off with the annual special Home for the Holidays at 4.91 million and just a 0.85 18-49 rating. Veteran drama Criminal Minds followed at 9 with a repeat doing 6.39 million and a 1.37 18-49 rating. At 10, a repeat of CSI did 5.82 million and a 1.11 18-49 rating. ABC kicked off the night with a repeat of The Middle doing 5.02 million and a 1.29 18-49 rating. At 8:30pm a repeat of The Neighbors did 3.87 million and a 1.05 18-49 rating. At 9pm, a repeat of Modern Family did the best of the block with 5.7 million and a 1.79 18-49 rating, which is decent for a repeat.  Suburgatory and Nashville were preempted for the special 20/20: The Year with Katie Couric and did 5.43 million and a 1.58 18-49 rating from 9:30-11pm. On Fox, part one of the two-hour The X Factor finale did 8.35 million and a 2.75 18-49 rating, up about a tenth in 18-49 from previous week and still good enough to win on this slow night. Onto NBC, Whitney, Guys with Kids and Law & Order: SVU were preempted for the annual Miss Universe Pageant and it did 6.08 million and a 1.81 18-49 rating, which is OK. At 10pm, a new Chicago Fire did 6.75 million and a 1.92 18-49 rating, back up about five tenths in 18-49 from previous week's series low. What an up and down series this is. The CW aired preempted new hit Arrow and Supernatural for the movie Noel and did 1.61 million and a 0.33 18-49 rating, which is OK but older skewing for this network.

On Thursday, Fox took the night in both 18-49 and total viewers as the other networks were in repeat mode. Starting with ABC, the special I Want A Dog for Christmas Charlie Brown did 5.01 million and a 1.40 18-49 rating, up four tenths in 18-49 from previous week's Last Resort, ouch. From 9-11pm, Grey's Anatomy and the surging Scandal were preempted for the new CMA Christmas special doing 7.21 million and a 1.44 18-49 rating, skewing old. CBS had a night of repeats. They opened with a repeat of The Big Bang Theory doing 10.95 million and a 2.86 18-49 rating, which is amazing for a repeat, especially in mid-December. A repeat of Two and a Half Men was up next with 8.67 million and a 2.29 18-49 rating, also solid and helped by its lead-in of course. At 9pm, a repeat of Person of Interest followed with 9.4 million and a 1.67 18-49 rating, which is still old skewing. At 10pm, a repeat of freshman Elementary closed the night with 6.78 million and a 1.34 18-49 rating. Fox had the two-hour finale of The X Factor doing 9.66 million and a 3.06 18-49 rating, which is about seven tenths better in 18-49 from previous week when it was one-hour. Way down from last season's finale, though. Glee was preempted. NBC preempted 30 Rock and Up All Night at 8pm for the new special A White House Christmas: First Families Remember doing 8.29 million and a 1.56 18-49 rating, which is good but also old skewing. At 9, The Office had a repeat that did 2.86 million and a 1.0 18-49 rating, followed by a repeat of Parks & Recreation doing 2.01 million and a 0.8 18-49 rating. Still awful. And it got worse at 10pm with a new Rock Center with Brian Williams doing just 3.5 million and a 0.83 18-49 rating, down about a tenth in 18-49 from previous week. The CW's big gun Vampire Diaries was a repeat and did 990,000 viewers  and a 0.33 18-49 rating. New series Beauty and the Beast also was a repeat and did 840,000 viewers and a 0.31 18-49 rating, at least holding on to a lot of its lead-in's ratings.

Now, final numbers for Friday and Saturday are not available, but ABC and Fox were tied for first in 18-49. A repeat of Last Man Standing was second in its half hour with adults 18-49 at 8pm on ABC and Malibu Country was as well, but NBC took the hour in 18-49 with an encore of Blake Shelton's Not So Family Christmas. ABC was back in first at 9pm, but Shark Tank was preempted for the special Back to the Beginning from 9-11pm. At 10pm, ABC's special continued and beat Dateline as ABC preempted 20/20. Fringe was new for Fox and struggled.
Saturday also had ABC and Fox tie in 18-49. ABC was led by the encore of CMA Christmas from 9-11pm, while Fox was highlighted by Cops. CBS struggled with Made in Jersey burn-off episodes and 48 Hours. NBC really did poorly with Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol and WWE Tribute to the Troops.

Tonight ABC Sunday is preempyed, so no AFVOnce Upon a Time, Revenge and 666 Park Avenue but ABC has the annual airing of The Sound of Music starting at 7pm. ABC could sneak out a third place finish. NBC will be #1 with the NFL matchup between the 49ers and Seahwaks. CBS is in repeat mode following 60 Minutes with repeats of NCIS: LA, The Good Wife & The Mentatlist for likely a fourth place finish. Fox's animation block has a mix of new and repeats from 8-10pm following an NFL overrun that will hand them second place on the night.

As for the week (week 13), NBC will take first in 18-49,  with Fox coming back for second place over CBS and ABC.  For total viewers, it should be NBC on top, then likely CBS with the edge over Fox, then ABC in fourth. As for the coming week (week 14), it's Christmas. Nothing on TV really but sports, so spend time with your family through New Year's Eve!


Week 13 How the Sitcoms Did

Last Sunday Sitcoms (counts for Week 12 -- Dec. 10-16)
  • The Simpsons (Fox) - A new airing at 8 did 3.77 million and a 1.7 18-49 rating, which is down 1.7 points in 18-49 from previous week when it had a direct NFL lead-in. Not too good.
  • The Cleveland Show (Fox) 2 airings - A new episode at 7:30pm did 3.06 million and a 1.4 18-49 rating, which is low. A repeat at 7 was the lead-in and did 2.14 million and a 0.9 18-49 rating.
  • Bob's Burgers (Fox) - A new episode at 8:30pm did 3.09 million and a 1.5 18-49 rating, down six tenths in 18-49 week-to-week.
  • Family Guy (Fox) - A repeat at 9:23pm ET (after the President's speech) did 3.49 million and a 1.7 18-49 rating, which is decent for a repeat.
  • American Dad! (Fox) - A repeat at 9:53pm ET did 3.46 million and a 1.5 18-49 rating.
Monday Sitcoms
  • How I Met Your Mother (CBS) - A new one-hour episode did 8.7 million and a 3.4 18-49 rating, which is up two tenths in 18-49 from previous week's half-hour episode.
  • The Big Bang Theory (CBS) - no repeat this week.
  • 2 Broke Girls (CBS) - A new episode at 9 did 10.22 million and a 3.51 18-49 rating, down about two tenths in 18-49 from previous week.
  • Mike & Molly (CBS) - A new episode at 9:30pm did 10.79 million and a 3.33 18-49 rating, which is good and built from its lead-in with total viewers. 
Tuesday Sitcoms
  • Raising Hope (Fox) - A repeat did 2.48 million and a 0.98 18-49 rating, the best of the Fox repeats on this night.
  • Ben and Kate (Fox) - A repeat did only 1.8 million and a 0.76 18-49 rating, about on par with previous week in 18-49.
  • New Girl (Fox) - At 9pm, a repeat did 1.72 million and a 0.77 18-49 rating, which is not good. As an anchor, this should repeat better.
  • Go On (NBC) - preempted.
  • Happy Endings (ABC) - A new episode at 9 did 3.16 million and a 1.32 18-49 rating, up about a tenth in 18-49 from previous week. How good was that tag scene with the dancing?
  • The Mindy Project (Fox) - A repeat of this dud did only 1.45 million and a 0.62 18-49 rating.
  • The New Normal (NBC) - preempted.
  • Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23 (ABC) - A new episode at 9:30pm did only 2.53 million and a 1.07 18-49 rating, which is up about a tenth in 18-49 from previous week. 
Wednesday Sitcoms
  • The Middle (ABC) - A repeat at 8 did 5.02 million and a 1.29 18-49 rating, which is acceptable for a repeat.
  • Whitney (NBC) - preempted.
  • The Neighbors (ABC) - A repeat of this new comedy did 3.87 million and a 1.05 18-49 rating, which could be better, but this show has gotten very funny.
  • Guys with Kids (NBC) - preempted.
  • Modern Family (ABC) - A repeat at 9 did 5.7 million and a 1.79 18-49 rating. Not bad for a repeat.
  • Suburgatory (ABC) - preempted.
Thursday Sitcoms
  • The Big Bang Theory (CBS) - At 8pm, a repeat did 10.95 million and a 2.86 18-49 rating. That's good these days for a new episode. Wow.
  • Two and a Half Men (CBS) - A repeat did 8.67 million and a 2.29 18-49 rating, which is also solid for a repeat.
  • 30 Rock (NBC) - preempted.
  • Up All Night (NBC) - preempted.
  • The Office (NBC) - A repeat did 2.86 million and a 1.0 18-49 rating, not good but at least it cracked a 1 in 18-49.
  • Parks & Recreation (NBC) - A repeat did 2.01 million and a 0.8 18-49 rating.
Friday Sitcoms
  • Last Man Standing (ABC) - A repeat did a preliminary 4.29 million and a prelim 0.9 18-49 rating. Not bad for a Friday and almost took its half-hour.
  • Malibu Country (ABC) - The first repeat of this new comedy did a preliminary 3.78 million and a prelim 0.8 18-49 rating for an airing of the pilot. Not bad.
Saturday Sitcoms
  • None
Airing tonight (Sunday) are a mix of new episodes and repeats of Fox Animation Domination comedies from 8-10pm following NFL action.

Summing it up. The Big Bang Theory, Two and a Half Men, 2 Broke Girls, How I Met Your Mother, Mike & Molly, & Modern Family were impressive for the week. Everything else was OK (such as The Middle, The Neighbors) or just plain terrible (such as New Girl, Mindy Project, Ben & Kate, Don't Trust the B--- In Apartment 23).

Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Thursday, July 31

The Big Bang Theory - "The Hesitation Ramification" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Penny’s big acting break on NCIS is a bust, Leonard struggles to help her, which results in Penny asking Leonard a bold relationship question. Meanwhile, Sheldon tries to learn how to be funny and Raj tries to work on his “game” before talking to girls.

The Millers - "Walk-n-Wave" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Worried that his mother has made him feel like he’s better than other people, Nathan befriends a hopeless co-worker, Doug, who turns out to be a social outcast and more than Nathan knows how to handle. Meanwhile, Tom and Adam argue about who’s smarter and take an online test to find out. Andy Richter guest stars as Doug, Nathan’s co-worker. Roseanne Barr guest stars as Darla, Doug’s mother.

Welcome to Sweden - "Get a Job/Farthinder" (NBC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Feeling uncomfortable that he is being supported by Emma (Josephine Bornebusch), and hearing about it from from Emma’s mom Viveka (Lena Olin), Bruce (Greg Poehler) looks for work in Sweden and lands a job that doesn’t quite match with his skill set. Meanwhile, he starts to feel left out when Emma begins to make plans without him. Elsewhere, Hassan (guest star Basim Sabah Albasim) helps teach Bruce to drive, while one of Bruce’s former clients, Gene Simmons (guest starring as himself), tracks him down in an effort to clear problems he is having with the IRS.

Working the Engels - "Picture Night" (NBC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Jenna (Kacey Rohl) is approached by a former client from her old firm, billionaire software genius Sam Taylor (guest star Jacob Tierney), to handle a merger on his behalf. However, it’s the worst time for such a high profile client as Ceil (Andrea Martin), has infected all the office computers with a virus. In addition, Jenna must also help Jimmy (Benjamin Arthur) calm down Sandy (Azura Skye), who has just been served divorce papers.

Married - "The Getaway" (FX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Russ and Lina go on a romantic getaway. Jess gets in trouble for sexting her neighbor.

You're the Worst - "Keys Open Doors" (FX, 10:30PM ET/PT)
Gretchen inadvertently asks Jimmy for a key to his house.

Love That Girl - "Gullible Is as Gullible Does (TV One, 10:00PM ET/PT)
After being taken advantage of several times Jasmine attends Suckers Anonymous, a support group for the gullible. Meanwhile, when the bullying at school gets to be too much, Cordell gets a gun to take care of the bully himself. Delroy has to convince Cordell that violence is not the right answer.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of July 28) (All times ET unless noted)

Thursday, July 31

  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep/The New Adventures of Old Christine/Seinfeld) - Catch Julia on The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS. She will also be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Ron Funches (Undateable) - Ron visits The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Modern Family/The Class) - Jesse appears on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Carl (The Dick Van Dyke Show) and Rob Reiner (All in the Family) - Carl and Rob are guests on Tavis Smiley on PBS, so check your local listings.
  • Aubrey Plaza (Parks and Recreation) - Aubrey is a guest on Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Jon Stewart at 11pm.
  • Chris Pratt (Parks and Recreation) - Chris is part of the guest panel on Chelsea Lately on E! at 11pm.
  • Eric McCormack (Will & Grace) - Eric stops by The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT. He will also be on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Martin Lawrence (Partners/Martin) - Martin talks about his new FX series Partners on LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, so check your listings.
  • George Lopez (Saint George/George Lopez) - George is a guest on a repeat of The Wendy Williams Show at 12am on BET or on your local stations.
  • David Alan Grier (Bad Teacher/Less Than Perfect/DAG) - David appears on a repeat of The Queen Latifah Show on your local station or at 3am on BET.
  • Judy Greer (Married/Mad Love/Miss Guided and Nat Faxon (Married/Ben Kate) - The stars of FX's Married are guests on Larry King Now at 2/5pm PT/ET on Ora.tv and Hulu.