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 (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
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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.