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 (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

Wednesday, February 22

The Goldbergs - "So Swayze It's Crazy" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
After Adam sees his friend on television, he asks Beverly for her help to become an actor, so Beverly enlists his friend’s mom Edie, who is a kid talent agent in town. Unfortunately, Edie insists Adam can only get “nerd” roles, so Beverly goes on a quest to make Adam a teenage heartthrob. Meanwhile, Barry decides to embrace the punk lifestyle, and Murray attempts to become more involved in Erica’s life, but it backfires.

Speechless - "O-S-- OSCAR P-A-- PARTY" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When the Dimeos throw their annual Oscar party with other special-needs families, Maya feels threatened by new mom Becca, who seems a little too perfect.  Meanwhile, Jimmy encourages the fathers at the party to let loose while Ray tries to impress a girl by pretending to be someone he is not.

Modern Family - "Heavy Is the Head" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Despite their lofty hopes, Phil and Jay’s property investment might turn out to be a bust, forcing Phil to rethink his original dream. Meanwhile, Cam lands in the hospital due to a head injury and refuses to have an MRI thanks to a traumatic incident with a well when he was a child. Determined to finally impress Claire and keep her from re-gifting her birthday present, Gloria surprises her with a day of luxury at the office. However, after Claire had to implement some rather harsh budget cuts at work, a massage at her desk may not be sending the right message.

black-ish - "One Angry Man" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Dre is forced to participate in jury duty after Junior responds to the summons that was thrown away. The case is supposed to be open and shut, but when Dre sees that the defendant is a young African American, he feels a civic responsibility to give him a fair trial. Meanwhile, Bow decides to let the kids swear in the house since they are more open with her that way, but she and Ruby soon regret the decision.

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia - "The Gang Tends Bar" (FXX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
It's Valentine's Day and Paddy's is packed with customers. Dennis implores the gang to do one day of actual work but everyone else is distracted by a mystery crate Cricket spotted in the alley. Eventually, the gang becomes convinced Dennis really wants them to work on their relationships and everyone shares their grievances without much resolution.

Man Seeking Woman - "Dolphin" (FXX, 10:30PM ET/PT)
When her mom becomes obsessed with Josh's wedding, Liz seeks out her estranged father (Peter Gallagher).

Schitt's Creek - "General Store" (Pop, 8:00PM ET/PT)
David comes up with a new business venture; Alexis adjusts to her first day of school.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of February 20)

Wednesday, February 22

  • Tom Hanks (Bosom Buddies) and George Clooney (The Facts of Life/Roseanne) - Tom and George are guests on a repeat of the 2012 Jimmy Kimmel Live: After the Oscars special at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Ariana Grande (Sam & Cat) - Ariana drops by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Ken Jeong (Dr. Ken/Community) - Ken visits The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Kelly Ripa (Hope & Faith) - Kelly is a guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Billy Gardell (Mike & Molly)- Billy appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. He will also be on the AOL Build Show at 11am.
  • Terry Crews (Brooklyn Nine-Nine/Are We There Yet?/Everybody Hates Chris) - Terry stops by Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. He also talks about Ultimate Beastmaster on NBC's Today in the 9am hour and on the AOL Build Show at 2pm.
  • Ron Funches (Powerless/Undateable) - Ron is a guest on Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Demi Lovato (Sonny with a Chance) - Demi appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • NeNe Leakes (The New Normal) - NeNe guest co-hosts The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Matt Shively (The Real O'Neals/True Jackson, VP) - Matt is a guest on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Justin Bartha (The New Normal) - Justin joins the Chew Crew on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Wendi McLendon-Covey (The Goldbergs/Rules of Engagement/Reno 911!) - Wendi will be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Will Forte (The Last Man on Earth/The Cleveland Show) - Will talks about The Last Man on Earth on NBC's Today in the 10am hour. He will also be on Good Day New York on WNYW-Fox5 in New York sometime between 7-10am.
  • Rosie Perez (Search Party) - Rosie is a guest on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Allison Williams (Girls) - Allison appears on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Yvette Nicole Brown (The Odd Couple/Community) - Yvette dishes about the new season of SuperMansion on Crackle on The Wendy Williams Show at 2am on BET or on your local stations.
  • Mike Epps (Uncle Buck/Survivor's Remorse) - Mike is a guest on Steve Harvey, so check your local listings.
  • Eva Longoria (Telenovela) - Eva chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Mark Consuelos (Hope & Faith) - Mark guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.