Sunday, September 28, 2014

Week 1 TV Ratings and Analysis; How the Sitcoms Did

2014-15 Week 1 TV Ratings (first four nights of the season, Mon-Thu): 

Households: #1. CBS 8.1/13 rating/share (+5% in rating from first four nights week 1 in 2013); #2. ABC 6.4/11 (+7%); #3. NBC 6.0/10 (-5%); #4. Fox 2.6/4 (-32%); #5. The CW 0.5/1 (even)
Total Viewers: #1. CBS 12.3 million (+8% from first four nights week 1 in 2013); #2. ABC 9.84 million (+4%); #3. NBC 9.63 million (-5%); #4. Fox 4.21 million (-32%); #5. The CW 0.86 million (+10%).
Adults 18-49: #1. CBS 3.6/11 rating/share (+20% in rating from first four nights week 1 in 2013); #2. NBC 2.6/8 (-19%); #3. ABC 2.5/8 (-7%); #4. Fox 1.5/5 (-32%) #5. The CW 0.3/1 (even)

We're back with a new season! We'll have this week's final ratings, Week 1 (9/22/14-9/28/14) next Sunday.
We will also have Season to-date (9/22/14-9/28/14)  ratings in 18-49 and total viewers.

Back to week 1, 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 1 (Sept. 22-28) Analysis

Last Sunday (Sept. 21)(Summer Wk 17)This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
CBS NFL PostCBS7:55PM26,651,00020,714,0005,937,000 10.016.923.09
60 MinutesCBS8:04PM17,875,000
17,875,000 3.45
3.45 premiere
America's Funniest VideosABC7:00PM4,945,000
4,945,000 0.90
Bob's BurgersFox7:00PM1,881,000
1,881,000 0.76
Football Night in AmericaNBC7:30PM2,429,0005,392,000(2,963,000)0.811.78(0.97)
The SimpsonsFox7:30PM2,155,000
2,155,000 0.89
Madam SecretaryCBS9:04PM14,751,000
14,751,000 1.99
1.99 premiere
Once Upon a TimeABC8:00PM3,197,000
3,197,000 0.77
Football Night in AmericaNBC8:00PM9,950,00012,360,000(2,410,000)3.684.68(1.00)
The SimpsonsFox8:00PM3,030,000
3,030,000 1.32
Sunday Night FootballNBC8:30PM19,665,00022,155,000(2,490,000)7.808.54(0.74)
Family GuyFox8:30PM2,830,000
2,830,000 1.25
The Good WifeCBS10:04PM11,059,000
11,059,000 1.45
1.45 premiere
3,130,000 0.73
Family GuyFox9:00PM3,054,000
3,054,000 1.42
American Dad!Fox9:00PM3,030,0002,660,000370,000 1.461.320.14 FINALE


- premieres 9/28
Revenge ABC10:00PM2,585,000
2,585,000 0.61


This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:00PM18,031,000
18,031,000 5.45
5.45 premiere
Dancing with the StarsABC8:00PM12,759,00013,643,000(884,000)2.242.44(0.20)vs. premiere
The VoiceNBC8:00PM12,948,000
12,948,000 3.93
3.93 premiere
8,210,000 3.24
3.24 premiere
Whose Line Is it Anyway?CW8:00PM723,0001,097,000(374,000)0.190.38(0.19)REPEAT
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:30PM18,237,000
18,237,000 5.41
5.41 special time
Whose Line Is it Anyway?CW8:30PM739,000954,000(215,000)0.210.35(0.14)REPEAT
13,833,000 3.21
3.21 premiere
Sleepy HollowFox9:00PM5,506,000
5,506,000 1.96
1.96 premiere
America's Next Top ModelCW9:00PM781,0001,001,000(220,000)0.270.44(0.17)
Under the DomeCBS10:00PM7,519,0007,040,000479,000 1.751.620.13 FINALE
8,594,000 1.69
1.69 premiere, special night
The BlacklistNBC10:00PM12,341,000
12,341,000 3.38
3.38 premiere


This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
18,228,000 2.91
2.91 premiere
Dancing w/Stars ResultsABC8:00PM9,962,00012,681,000(2,719,000)1.712.20(0.49)vs. premiere
The VoiceNBC8:00PM13,184,000
13,184,000 4.11
4.11 premiere
NCIS: New OrleansCBS9:00PM17,225,000
17,225,000 2.49
2.49 premiere
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.ABC9:00PM5,984,000
5,984,000 2.10
New GirlFox9:00PM2,350,0003,039,000(689,000)1.291.70(0.41)vs. premiere
Mindy ProjectFox9:30PM2,101,0002,682,000(581,000)1.031.30(0.27)vs. premiere
Person of InterestCBS10:00PM10,580,000
10,580,000 1.74
1.74 premiere
6,854,000 1.83
1.83 premiere
Chicago FireNBC10:00PM9,144,000
9,144,000 2.61
2.61 premiere

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
Survivor CBS8:00PM9,754,000
9,754,000 2.74
2.74 90-min premiere
The MiddleABC8:00PM7,587,000
7,587,000 2.19
2.19 premiere
Mysteries of LauraNBC8:00PM10,007,00010,191,000(184,000)1.532.00(0.47)timeslot premiere vs. 10P
Hell's KitchenFox8:00PM3,685,0003,961,000(276,000)1.301.42(0.12)vs. premiere
Penn & Teller: Fool UsCW8:00PM1,506,0001,583,000(77,000)0.480.55(0.07)FINALE
The GoldbergsABC8:30PM7,314,000
7,314,000 2.44
2.44 premiere
Criminal MindsCBS9:00PM


- premieres 10/1
Modern FamilyABC9:00PM11,378,000
11,378,000 3.91
3.91 premiere
Law & Order: SVUNBC9:00PM10,067,000
10,067,000 2.15
2.15 premiere
Red Band SocietyFox9:00PM3,428,0004,095,000(667,000)1.051.34(0.29)vs. premiere
Big BrotherCBS9:30PM6,921,0006,596,000325,000 2.592.230.36 90-min FINALE vs. 8P
11,039,000 3.32
3.32 premiere
Penn & Teller: Fool UsCW9:00PM1,396,000
1,396,000 0.43


- premieres 10/1
5,797,000 1.49
1.49 premiere
Chicago P.D.NBC10:00PM8,505,000
8,505,000 1.92
1.92 premiere

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
NFL Thurs Kick-offCBS8:00PM9,234,0009,114,000120,000 2.952.900.05
Grey's AnatomyABC8:00PM10,143,000
10,143,000 3.14
3.14 premiere
The Biggest LoserNBC8:00PM4,470,0004,618,000(148,000)1.331.34(0.01)vs. premiere
6,345,000 1.58
1.58 premiere
Vampire DiariesCW8:00PM606,000544,00062,000 0.210.21- REPEAT
Thursday Night FootballCBS8:30PM16,289,00011,882,0004,407,000 6.024.531.49
12,155,000 3.90
3.90 premiere
Sleepy HollowFox9:00PM2,275,000
2,275,000 0.63
The OriginalsCW9:00PM505,000595,000(90,000)0.180.21(0.03)REPEAT
How To Get Away w/MurderABC10:00PM14,340,000
14,340,000 3.85
3.85 premiere
4,263,000 1.38
1.38 premiere

Friday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
The Amazing RaceCBS8:00PM5,519,000
5,519,000 1.10
1.10 premiere
Shark TankABC8:00PM6,884,000
6,884,000 1.60
1.60 premiere
Mysteries of LauraNBC8:00PM4,768,000
4,768,000 0.70
UtopiaFox8:00PM1,859,0001,521,000338,000 0.700.480.22 vs. 9P
Masters of IllusionCW8:00PM1,102,0001,478,000(376,000)0.300.41(0.11)
Whose Line Is It Anyway?CW8:30PM902,0001,235,000(333,000)0.300.40(0.10)REPEAT
Hawaii Five-0CBS9:00PM8,930,000
8,930,000 1.30
1.30 premiere
Shark TankABC9:00PM7,387,000
7,387,000 2.00
2.00 premiere
DatelineNBC9:00PM6,865,0005,306,0001,559,000 1.401.200.20 9-11P
America's Next Top ModelCW9:00PM594,000631,000(37,000)0.200.21(0.01)REPEAT
2,497,000 0.70
Blue BloodsCBS10:00PM10,639,000
10,639,000 1.20
1.20 premiere
6,439,000 1.60
1.60 premiere


- prem 10/24

Saturday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
College FootballFox7:35PM1,590,0003,220,000(1,630,000)0.501.00(0.50)
3,920,000 0.60
Saturday Night FootballABC8:00PM3,860,0007,336,000(3,476,000)1.102.62(1.52)
The Voice NBC8:00PM2,760,000
2,760,000 0.60
4,610,000 0.80
Music for ChangeNBC9:00PM1,830,000
1,830,000 0.40
0.40 special
48 Hours MysteryCBS10:00PM5,490,000
5,490,000 1.00
1.00 premiere
SNL(R) NBC10:00PM3,210,000
3,210,000 0.90

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 (Sept. 22-28) 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 TheoryCBS8:00PMMon18,031,0005.45premiere
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:30PMMon18,237,0005.41special time
Modern FamilyABC9:00PMWed11,378,0003.91premiere
The GoldbergsABC8:30PMWed7,314,0002.44premiere
The MiddleABC8:00PMWed7,587,0002.19premiere
American Dad!Fox9:30PMSun3,030,0001.46FINALE
Family GuyFox9:00PMSun3,054,0001.42REPEAT
The SimpsonsFox8:00PMSun3,030,0001.32REPEAT
New GirlFox9:00PMTue2,359,0001.29
Family GuyFox8:30PMSun2,830,0001.25REPEAT
The Mindy ProjectFox9:30PMTue2,101,0001.03
The SimpsonsFox7:30PMSun2,155,0000.89REPEAT
Bob's BurgersFox7:00PMSun1,881,0000.76REPEAT
Comedytime (R) CBS8:00PMSat

Comedytime (R) CBS8:30PMSat

Animation DominationFox7:00PMSun

Animnation DominationFox7:30PMSun


premieres 9/29
Last Man StandingABC8:00PMFri

premieres 10/3

premieres 10/10
Marry MeNBC9:00PMTue

premieres 10/7
About a BoyNBC9:30PMTue

premieres 10/7

premieres 9/30
Manhattan Love StoryABC8:30PMTue

premieres 9/30
Bad JudgeNBC9:00PMThu

premieres 10/2
A to ZNBC9:30PMThu

premieres 10/2

premieres 10/5
Brooklyn Nine-NineFox8:30PMSun

premieres 9/28
2 Broke GirlsCBS8:00PMMon

premieres 10/27
The MillersCBS8:30PMThu

premieres 10/30
Two and a Half MenCBS9:00PMThu

premieres 10/30
The McCarthysCBS9:30PMThu

premieres 10/30

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

Tuesday, February 21

The Middle - "Dental Hijinks" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
After Frankie tries to get a stubborn Mike to go see Dr. Goodwin to take care of his toothache, Mike convinces the good doctor to leave his tooth alone and tell Frankie that everything was ok. But the two find themselves fabricating a story that’s so ludicrous that they fear Frankie will figure out the truth. Meanwhile, since they are nearing the end of their senior year at college, Axl, Hutch and Kenny decide it’s time to sell the fabled Winnebago; Sue tries her best to let college golf cart driver Tyler know that she likes him; and Brick attempts to write a historic Scottish rap musical – a la “Hamilton” – focusing on the life of Sergeant Charles Stuart MacKenzie.

American Housewife - "The Man Date" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Greg is delighted to finally have made a friend in Westport, fellow history buff Stan (guest star Timothy Omundson), but Katie isn’t as happy, especially since Stan is married to her nemesis, Chloe Brown Mueller (Jessica St. Clair).

Fresh Off the Boat - "The Gloves Are Off" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Jessica accidentally befriends Marvin’s ex-wife, Sarah (Heather Locklear), and tries to help her and Honey settle their longstanding rift. Meanwhile, Louis and the boys are on a mission to determine Grandma’s true age in hopes of surprising her with a new, free motorized wheelchair.

The Real O'Neals - "The Real Confirmation" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
When Shannon asks VP Murray to be her godfather leading up to her confirmation, Eileen fears her own relationship with him might be moving too fast. Shannon’s big day also has a surprising effect on Kenny’s relationship when Brett says, “I love you,” sending Kenny into a tailspin. Meanwhile, the return of a hot former babysitter puts Pat and Jimmy at odds when she constantly makes passes at Pat.

New Girl - "Rumsprings" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When Jess gets nervous about starting her new position as principal, Nick and Schmidt decide to take her on a relaxing day trip to Solvang, which quickly goes “sideways.” Meanwhile, with Cece’s help, Winston tries to finalize his divorce from Rhonda, but finds that he and Aly are caught in a series of never-ending pranks.

The Mick - "The Baggage" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Mickey’s unwanted suitors team up to thwart her new romance. Meanwhile, Sabrina and Alba teach Ben a lesson in responsibility.

The Detour - "The City" (TBS, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Robin isn't thrilled about Nate's new job in New York City, but the family heads out from Syracuse anyway.

Teachers - "Brokebitch Mountain" (TV Land, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Ms. Feldman can’t make ends meet on her salary and takes a second job. Ms. Watson notices a romantic spark between two of her second grade students. The Teachers take advantage of Principal Pearson.

Complete TV Listings

Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of February 20)

Tuesday, February 21

  • Tom Hanks (Bosom Buddies) - Catch Tom on a repeat of the 2011 Jimmy Kimmel Live: After the Oscars special at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Will Forte (The Last Man on Earth/The Cleveland Show) - Will visits The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Yvette Nicole Brown (The Odd Couple/Community) - Yvette appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Allison Williams (Girls) - Allison talks about Girls and Get Out on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am and in the 10am hour. She will also be on LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings. Finally, she will be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Mae Whitman (Arrested Development) - Mae visits LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings. She also talks about Rock Dog on the AOL Build Show at 12pm.
  • Zach Braff (Scrubs) - Zach guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • NeNe Leakes (The New Normal) - NeNe guest co-hosts The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Jason Jones (The Detour) - Jason talks about The Detour on NBC's Today in the 9am hour and on the AOL Build Show at 3pm.
  • Wendi McLendon-Covey (The Goldbergs/Rules of Engagement/Reno 911!) - Wendi is a guest on the AOL Build Show at 1pm. She will also be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Malin Akerman (Trophy Wife/Sin City Saints) - Malin chats on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Judd Hirsch (Superior Donuts/Dear John/Taxi) and Jermaine Fowler (Superior Donuts) - Judd and Jermaine are guests on Steve Harvey, so check your local listings.
  • Kym Whitley (Young & Hungry/Animal Practice/Sparks) - Kym and Kim Gravel help a woman snoop through two bachelors' homes in order to choose which she should date on Steve Harvey, so check your local listings.
  • Ashley Gerasimovich (The Detour) - Ashley is a guest on Cheddar at 12:15pm. Ashley and Liam Carroll will be on Facebook Live on the TBS Facebook account at approx. 4:00pm. Ashley, Liam, Jason Jones and Natalie Zea will be on Facebook live at approx. 8:00PM EST on the official The Detour Facebook page.