Sunday, September 29, 2013

Week 1 TV Ratings and Analysis; How the Sitcoms Did

2013-14 Week 1 TV Ratings (first four nights of the season, Mon-Thu): 

Households: #1. CBS 7.7/12 rating/share (-3% in rating from first four nights week 1 in 2012); #2. NBC 6.3/10 (+37%); #3. ABC 6.0/10 (-10%); #4. Fox 3.8/6 (-10%); #5. The CW 0.5/1 (+25%).
Total Viewers: #1. CBS 12.3 million (-3%); #2. NBC 10.17 million (+41%); #3. ABC 9.41 million (-8%); #4. Fox 6.21 million (-11%); #5. The CW 776,000 viewers (+25%).
Adults 18-49: #1. NBC 3.2/9 rating/share (+28%); #2. CBS 3.0/8 (-3%); #3. ABC 2.7/8 (+4%); #4. Fox 2.2/6 (-15%); #5. The CW 0.3/1 (even).

It's a new season, and a new format to the weekly ratings report! It might be a bit more cleaner, but we are working on tweaking this and making it even better. So bare with us! By week two, you'll have actual week-to-week comparisons for most programs. So read our full night-by-night analysis followed by how the sitcoms did!
 

Week 1 (Sep. 23-29) Analysis















Last Sunday (Sep. 22)(Summer Week 17)This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
60 MinutesCBS7:00PM

0

0.00Premieres 9/29/13
America's Funniest VideosABC7:00PM

0

0.00Premieres 10/6/13
Fox NFL SundayFox7:00PM

0

0.00
Football Night in AmericaNBC7:30PM3,829,0004,590,000(761,000)1.171.56(0.39)
The OTFox7:30PM

0

0.00
The Amazing RaceCBS8:00PM

0

0.00Premieres 9/29/13
Once Upon a TimeABC8:00PM

0

0.00Premieres 9/29/13
Football Night in AmericaNBC8:00PM9,758,00011,310,000(1,552,000)3.364.28(0.92)
The SimpsonsFox8:00PM

0

0.00Premieres 9/29/13
Sunday Night FootballNBC8:20PM20,510,00020,543,000(33,000)7.678.42(0.75)
Bob's BurgersFox8:30PM

0

0.00Premieres 9/29/13
The Good WifeCBS9:00PM

0

0.00Premieres 9/29/13
RevengeABC9:00PM

0

0.00Premieres 9/29/13
Family GuyFox9:00PM

0

0.00Premieres 9/29/13
American Dad!Fox9:30PM

0

0.00Premieres 9/29/13
The MentalistCBS10:00PM

0

0.00Premieres 9/29/13
BetrayalABC10:00PM

0

0.00Premieres 9/29/13




















Monday

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
How I Met Your MotherCBS8:00PM9,395,000
9,395,0003.68
3.681-Hour premiere
Dancing with the StarsABC8:00PM13,565,00016,038,000(2,473,000)2.283.10(0.82)
The VoiceNBC8:00PM

05.05
5.05
BonesFox8:00PM6,743,0007,761,000(1,018,000)1.902.29(0.39)
We Are MenCBS8:30PM

0

0.00Premieres 9/30/13
2 Broke GirlsCBS9:00PM8,877,000
8,877,0002.84
2.84
Sleep HollowFox9:00PM8,586,00010,098,000(1,512,000)3.133.51(0.38)
MomCBS9:30PM7,980,000
7,980,0002.52
2.52
HostagesCBS10:00PM7,410,000
7,410,0001.80
1.80
CastleABC10:00PM11,459,000
11,459,0002.25
2.25
The BlacklistNBC10:00PM12,583,000
12,583,0003.83
3.83










Tuesday

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
NCISCBS8:00PM20,002,000
20,002,0003.60
3.60
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.ABC8:00PM12,121,000
12,121,0004.70
4.70
The Biggest LoserNBC8:00PM

0

0.00Premieres 10/8
DadsFox8:00PM3,651,0005,762,000(2,111,000)1.502.21(0.71)
Brooklyn Nine-NineFox8:30PM4,034,0006,172,000(2,138,000)1.802.56(0.76)
NCIS: Los AngelesCBS9:00PM16,353,000
16,353,0003.00
3.00
The GoldbergsABC9:00PM8,938,000
8,938,0003.10
3.10
The VoiceNBC9:00PM14,351,000
14,351,0004.70
4.702-Hr , 8-10P
New GirlFox9:00PM4,039,0005,535,000(1,496,000)2.102.88(0.78)
Trophy WifeABC9:30PM6,692,000
6,692,0002.30
2.30
The Mindy ProjectFox9:30PM2,944,0003,827,000(883,000)1.501.87(0.37)
Person of InterestCBS10:00PM12,438,000
12,438,0002.30
2.30
Lucky 7ABC10:00PM4,427,000
4,427,0001.30
1.30
Chicago FireNBC10:00PM8,899,000
8,899,0002.70
2.70










Wednesday

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
SurvivorCBS8:00PM9,536,0009,725,000(189,000)2.402.63(0.23)
The MiddleABC8:00PM8,942,000
8,942,0002.50
2.50
Back in the GameABC8:30PM8,015,000
8,015,0002.20
2.20
RevolutionNBC8:00PM6,807,000
6,807,0001.80
1.80
The X FactorFox8:00PM7,729,0006,618,0001,111,0002.502.200.30
Criminal MindsCBS9:00PM11,265,000
11,265,0002.80
2.80
Modern FamilyABC9:00PM11,682,000
11,682,0004.20
4.201-Hour Premiere
Law & Order: SVUNBC9:00PM9,584,000
9,584,0002.70
2.702-Hour Premiere
Super Fun NightABC9:30PM

0

0.00Premieres 10/2/13
CSICBS10:00PM9,118,000
9,118,0002.00
2.00
NashvilleABC10:00PM6,499,000
6,499,0002.00
2.00
IronsideNBC10:00PM

0

0.00Premieres 10/2/13










Thursday

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:00PM18,994,000
18,994,0005.50
5.50
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.ABC8:00PM4,684,000
4,684,0001.20
1.20REPEAT
Once Upon a Time in WonderlandABC8:00PM

0

0.00Premieres 10/10/13
Parks & RecreationNBC8:00PM3,270,000
3,270,0001.30
1.301-Hour Premiere
The X FactorFox8:00PM6,471,0006,431,00040,0002.102.000.10
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:30PM20,439,000
20,439,0006.10

Special Time
The MillersCBS8:30PM

0

0.00Premieres 10/3/13
Welcome to the FamilyNBC8:30PM

0

0.00Premieres 10/3/13
The Crazy OnesCBS9:00PM15,516,000
15,516,0003.90
3.90
Grey's AnatomyABC9:00PM9,275,000
9,275,0003.40
3.402-Hour Premiere
Sean Saves the WorldNBC9:00PM

0

0.00Premieres 10/3/13
GleeFox9:00PM5,064,000
5,064,0002.00
2.00
Two and a Half MenCBS9:30PM11,594,000
11,594,0002.90
2.90
The Michael J. Fox ShowNBC9:30PM7,503,000
7,503,0002.20
2.201-Hour Premiere 9-10P
ElementaryCBS10:00PM10,183,000
10,183,0002.10
2.10
ScandalABC10:00PM

0

0.00Premieres 10/3/13
ParenthoodNBC10:00PM5,056,000
5,056,0001.60
1.60










Friday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
Undercover BossCBS8:00PM8,130,000
8,130,0001.50
1.50
Last Man StandingABC8:00PM5,660,0006,670,000(1,010,000)
1.52(1.52)
The Michael J. Fox ShowNBC8:00PM4,010,000
4,010,0000.80
0.80REPEAT
Junior MasterchefFox8:00PM4,220,000
4,220,0001.60
1.60
BonesFox8:00PM

0

0.00Moves 11/8/13
The NeighborsABC8:30PM4,110,0004,582,000(472,000)1.001.17(0.17)
Hawaii Five-0CBS9:00PM9,380,000
9,380,0001.50
1.50
Shark TankABC9:00PM6,750,0006,857,000(107,000)1.901.770.13
DatelineNBC9:00PM6,530,0005,560,000970,0001.301.120.189-11P
GrimmNBC9:00PM

0

0.00Premieres 10/25/13
Sleep HollowFox9:00PM2,770,000
2,770,0000.90
0.90REPEAT
Raising HopeFox9:00PM

0

0.00Moves 11/8/13
Raising HopeFox9:30PM

0

0.00Premieres 11/8/13
Blue BloodsCBS10:00PM11,390,000
11,390,0001.70
1.70
20/20ABC10:00PM4,620,0005,601,000(981,000)1.301.35(0.05)
DraculaNBC10:00PM

0

0.00Premieres 10/25/13










Saturday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
College FootballFox7:00PM1,220,0001,885,000(665,000)0.400.58(0.18)
ComedytimeCBS8:00PM3,610,0002,520,0001,090,0000.900.410.49REPEAT
Saturday Night FootballABC8:00PM6,360,0005,727,000633,0002.001.710.29
Chicago FireNBC8:00PM2,300,000
2,300,0000.50
0.50REPEAT
ComedytimeCBS8:30PM3,380,0002,940,000440,0000.800.460.34
CrimetimeCBS9:00PM3,660,0003,690,000(30,000)0.700.500.20REPEAT
The BlacklistNBC9:00PM3,850,000
3,850,0000.70
0.70REPEAT
48 Hours MysteryCBS10:00PM6,010,000
6,010,0001.00
1.00
SNLNBC10:00PM2,920,000
2,920,0000.90
0.90REPEAT


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

Week 1 (Sep. 23-29) 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 TheoryCBS8:30PMThur20,439,0006.1Special Time
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:00PMThur18,994,0005.5
Modern FamilyABC9:00PMWed11,682,0004.21-Hour Premiere
The Crazy OnesCBS9:00PMThur15,516,0003.9
How I Met Your MotherCBS8:00PMMon9,395,0003.681-Hour Premiere
The GoldbergsABC9:00PMTues8,938,0003.1
Two and a Half MenCBS9:30PMThur11,594,0002.9
2 Broke GirlsCBS9:00PMMon8,877,0002.84
MomCBS9:30PMMon7,980,0002.52
The MiddleABC8:00PMWed8,942,0002.5
Trophy WifeABC9:30PMWed6,692,0002.3
Back in the GameABC8:30PMWed8,015,0002.2
The Michael J. Fox ShowNBC9:30PMThur7,503,0002.21-Hour Premiere 9-10P
New GirlFox9:00PMTues4,039,0002.1
Brooklyn Nine-NineFox8:30PMTues4,034,0001.8
DadsFox8:00PMTues3,651,0001.5
The Mindy ProjectFox9:30PMTues2,944,0001.5
The SimpsonsFox8:00PMSun3,030,0001.38REPEAT
Parks & RecreationNBC8:00PMThur3,270,0001.31-Hour Premiere
Family GuyFox9:00PMSun2,720,0001.25REPEAT
Last Man StandingABC8:00PMFri5,660,0001.2
Bob's BurgersFox8:30PMSun2,570,0001.19REPEAT
The SimpsonsFox7:30PMSun2,380,0001.05REPEAT
The NeighborsABC8:30PMFri4,110,0001
The Crazy OnesCBS8:00PMSat3,610,0000.9REPEAT
DadsFox9:30PMSun2,120,0000.89REPEAT
American Dad!Fox7:00PMSun2,130,0000.86REPEAT
The Michael J. Fox ShowNBC8:00PMFri4,010,0000.8REPEAT
MomCBS8:30PMSat3,380,0000.8REPEAT
We Are MenCBS8:30PMMon

Premieres 9/30
Super Fun NightABC9:30PMWed

Premieres 10/2
The MillersCBS8:30PMThur

Premieres 10/3
Welcome to the FamilyNBC8:30PMThur

Premieres 10/3
Sean Saves the WorldNBC9:00PMThur

Premieres 10/3
Raising HopeFox9:00PMFri

Premieres 11/8
Raising HopeFox9:30PMFri

Premieres 11/8

SOURCE: Nielsen Media Research


New on DVD/Blu-ray (March/April)

The Jamie Foxx Show - The Complete Second Season What I Like About You - The Complete Second Season Newhart - The Final (Eighth) Season Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Fifth Season Father Knows Best - Season Five

03/03 - The Dick Van Dyke Show - Now... In Living Color! (Blu-ray)
03/07 - The Jamie Foxx Show - The Complete Second Season
03/07 - Mama's Family - Mama's Favorites
03/07 - That '70s Show - The Complete Series - Flashback Edition (Blu-ray)
03/07 - What I Like About You - The Complete Second Season
03/07 - You Me Her - Season One
03/14 - Newhart - The Final (Eighth) Season
03/14 - Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt - Season Two
03/21 - Master of None - Season One
04/04 - Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Fifth Season
04/11 - Father Knows Best - Season Five
04/11 - Schitt's Creek - The Complete Third Season
04/11 - Silicon Valley - The Complete Third Season (Blu-ray)
04/11 - Veep - The Complete Fifth Season
More TV DVD Releases / DVD Reviews Archive / SitcomsOnline Digest


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Tuesday, April 25

The Middle - "Trip and Fall" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Trashy neighbor Rita Glossner (Brooke Shields) talks an apprehensive Frankie into taking a road trip to an unknown destination; Mike takes an embarrassing fall at the quarry and has to deal with even more embarrassment when OSHA is called in to investigate; and Sue attempts to convince Axl to end his estrangement with the family after learning their true feelings about April.

American Housewife - "The Otto Motto" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Taylor keeps quitting school activities, Greg says that Katie, quite the quitter herself, sets a poor example. He challenges her to finally learn French after quitting lessons so long ago, so she reluctantly enrolls in a college class.

Speechless - "S-I-- SICK D-A-- DAY" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Maya gets sick, Jimmy is forced to be the mom of the house, and Dylan becomes Kenneth’s replacement for JJ when Kenneth also gets sick. Jimmy ends up doing well with Maya’s normal duties, but he tries to keep it from her to avoid her feeling bad. Meanwhile, JJ protects Dylan from a boy she’s interested in. And despite its illness, the family bands together and pulls an all-nighter to finish Ray’s school project.

Imaginary Mary - "In a World Where Worlds Collide" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Alice freaks out when her friends want to meet Ben. But when an outing with everyone goes surprisingly well, Alice wants to meet Ben’s friends. However, Ben is hesitant but devises a plan that will impress Alice; but later, he makes a surprising admission.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine - "The Last Ride" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
In what could be their last case as partners, Jake and Charles go to great extremes to apprehend a local bike thief. Terry shockingly isn’t in the lead for “Mr. Nine-Nine” (the detective who has solved the most cases), leaving Rosa determined to boost his ego. Meanwhile, Amy spends some precious time with Holt.

The Mick - "The Implant" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Sabrina tells Mickey she wants to augment her figure, so Mickey decides the best way to dissuade her from doing so is to do a test-run in public. Meanwhile, Jimmy takes Chip and Ben to a baseball game to teach them how to be more masculine.

Great News - "Pilot" (NBC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Katie (Briga Heelan), a frustrated cable news producer, is horrified when her mom, Carol (Andrea Martin), gets an internship at "The Breakdown." Despite Katie's best efforts, Carol is instantly beloved by the entire office, including blowhard veteran anchor Chuck (John Michael Higgins). But when Katie hits a roadblock while producing a big story, she realizes that maybe having a mom at work isn't such a bad thing.

Great News - "Bear Attack" (NBC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Katie (Briga Heelan) tries to set workplace boundaries with Carol (Andrea Martin), but when a big story about an escaped bear lands in her lap, her mom can't help but meddle. Meanwhile, Greg (Adam Campbell) tries to get Chuck (John Michael Higgins) and Portia (Nicole Richie) to do a little friendly banter at the end of the show.

The Detour - "The Mule" (TBS, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Robin and Nate live out their action movie fantasies as they make their way to the kids, who are actually doing fine without them.

The Detour - "The Ass" (TBS, 10:30PM ET/PT)
The family reunites, but this time Robin makes a huge mistake.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of April 24)

Tuesday, April 25

  • Amanda Peet (Brockmire/Togetherness/Bent) - Catch Amanda on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC. She also appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Patton Oswalt (The Goldbergs/The King of Queens) - Patton stops by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Kal Penn (We Are Men/How I Met Your Mother) - Kal is a guest on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Sanaa Lathan (Family Guy/The Cleveland Show/LateLine) - Sanaa stops by Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Reid Scott (Veep/My Boys) - Reid visits Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Arden Myrin (Working) - Arden appears on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Hank Azaria (Brockmire/The Simpsons/Free Agents) - Hank is a guest on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Andrea Martin (Difficult People/Working the Engels) - Andrea visits Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • John Leguizamo (The Brothers Garcia) - John guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Patti LaBelle (Out All Night) - Patti will be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Andrea Martin (Great News/Difficult People/Working the Engels) - Andrea talks about Good News on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am and in the 10am hour.
  • Alfonso Ribeiro (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air/In the House/Silver Spoons) - Alfonso will be on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Jason Jones (The Detour) - Jason talks about The Detour on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Ross Lynch (Austin & Ally) - Ross opens up about his new movie My Friend Dahmer on People Now at 8:30am.
  • Tim Daly (Wings) - Tim is a guest on the AOL Build Show at 11am.
  • Peter Engel (Producer of Saved by the Bell/California Dreams/Hang Time) - Peter dishes about his new memoir I Was Saved by the Bell on the The Wendy Williams Show at 2am on BET or on your local stations.
  • Sherri Shepherd (Trial & Error/Less Than Perfect/Sherri) - Sherri is a guest on The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Danny DeVito (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia/Taxi) - Danny appears on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.