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
0.90 REPEAT
Bob's BurgersFox7:00PM1,881,000
1,881,000 0.76
0.76 REPEAT
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
0.89 REPEAT
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
0.77 REPEAT
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
1.32 REPEAT
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
1.25 REPEAT
The Good WifeCBS10:04PM11,059,000
11,059,000 1.45
1.45 premiere
ResurrectionABC9:00PM3,130,000
3,130,000 0.73
0.73 REPEAT
Family GuyFox9:00PM3,054,000
3,054,000 1.42
1.42 REPEAT
American Dad!Fox9:00PM3,030,0002,660,000370,000 1.461.320.14 FINALE
CSICBS10:00PM

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




















Monday

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
GothamFox8:00PM8,210,000
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
ScorpionCBS9:00PM13,833,000
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
ForeverABC10:00PM8,594,000
8,594,000 1.69
1.69 premiere, special night
The BlacklistNBC10:00PM12,341,000
12,341,000 3.38
3.38 premiere










Tuesday

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
NCISCBS8:00PM18,228,000
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
UtopiaFox8:00PM1,911,0002,420,000(509,000)0.821.00(0.18)
ArrowCW8:00PM670,000914,000(244,000)0.260.30(0.04)REPEAT
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
2.10
New GirlFox9:00PM2,350,0003,039,000(689,000)1.291.70(0.41)vs. premiere
SupernaturalCW9:00PM680,000830,000(150,000)0.270.30(0.03)REPEAT
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
ForeverABC10:00PM6,854,000
6,854,000 1.83
1.83 premiere
Chicago FireNBC10:00PM9,144,000
9,144,000 2.61
2.61 premiere










Wednesday
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

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- 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
black-ishABC9:30PM11,039,000
11,039,000 3.32
3.32 premiere
Penn & Teller: Fool UsCW9:00PM1,396,000
1,396,000 0.43
0.43 REPEAT
StalkerCBS10:00PM

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- premieres 10/1
NashvilleABC10:00PM5,797,000
5,797,000 1.49
1.49 premiere
Chicago P.D.NBC10:00PM8,505,000
8,505,000 1.92
1.92 premiere










Thursday
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
BonesFox8:00PM6,345,000
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
ScandalABC9:00PM12,155,000
12,155,000 3.90
3.90 premiere
Sleepy HollowFox9:00PM2,275,000
2,275,000 0.63
0.63 REPEAT
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
ParenthoodNBC10:00PM4,263,000
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
0.70 REPEAT
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
GothamFox9:00PM2,497,000
2,497,000 0.70
0.70 REPEAT
Blue BloodsCBS10:00PM10,639,000
10,639,000 1.20
1.20 premiere
20/20ABC10:00PM6,439,000
6,439,000 1.60
1.60 premiere
ConstatineNBC10:00PM

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- 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)
CrimetimeCBS8:00PM3,920,000
3,920,000 0.60
0.60 REPEAT
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
0.60 REPEAT
CrimetimeCBS9:00PM4,610,000
4,610,000 0.80
0.80 REPEAT
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
0.90 REPEAT


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
black-ishABC9:30PMWed11,039,0003.32premiere
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


MomCBS8:30PMMon

premieres 9/29
Last Man StandingABC8:00PMFri

premieres 10/3
CristelaABC8:30PMFri

premieres 10/10
Marry MeNBC9:00PMTue

premieres 10/7
About a BoyNBC9:30PMTue

premieres 10/7
SelfieABC8:00PMTue

premieres 9/30
Manhattan Love StoryABC8:30PMTue

premieres 9/30
Bad JudgeNBC9:00PMThu

premieres 10/2
A to ZNBC9:30PMThu

premieres 10/2
MulaneyFox9:30PMSun

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


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Tuesday, December 12

The Middle - "The Christmas Miracle" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
It’s Christmastime, and Frankie and Sue are devastated after Axl informs them that he’s not going to church this year because he’s beginning to question his faith. Meanwhile, Mike goes to war with the Glossner kids after they keep defacing his new, giant inflatable snowman; and Brick goes all out in an attempt to wrap his first present for a planned Christmas Yankee Swap.

Fresh Off the Boat - "Do You Hear What I Hear?" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
As head of the HOA Christmas committee, Jessica threatens to cut the neighborhood caroling this year due to last year’s rocky performance. However, Deirdre says that her friend Holly (Paula Abdul), who teaches “Performance and Movement,” will help get everyone into tip-top, melodic shape. Meanwhile, Marvin becomes suspicious of Honey when she goes to see “Titanic” at the movies without him; Nicole develops her first girl crush and struggles with how to get her attention.

black-ish - "Sugar Daddy" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Dre is diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes and after talking to Pops, he’s resolved to curing himself. Things come to a head at the Stevens & Lido holiday party. Meanwhile, Jack is convinced that baby Devante hates him, so he enlists Junior and Diane’s help.

The Mayor - "Grey Christmas" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
After visiting a homeless shelter on Christmas Eve, Courtney realizes things for the needy could be improved and pledges to make it a joyous Christmas that every family deserves. But when he learns he doesn’t have the budget to deliver on his promise, Courtney loses hope and his holiday spirit which leads to a magical “It’s A Wonderful Life” moment that makes him realize he has the gift needed to pull off a Christmas miracle.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine - "Game Night" / "The Favor" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Rosa asks for Jake's help to deliver important information to her parents, but their plan goes awry when they assume the two are in a relationship; Seamus Murphy comes back to redeem an ethically questionable favor owed by Capt. Holt.

Teachers - "Let It Flow" (TV Land, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Ms. Cannon discovers that one of her students is an artistic prodigy. Mrs. Adler and Ms. Watson take the mini-society competition to a new level.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of December 11)

Tuesday, December 12

  • Tom Hanks (Bosom Buddies) - Catch Tom on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. He also talks about The Post on CBS This Morning sometime between 7-9am.
  • Jane Krakowski (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt/30 Rock) - Jane appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Ari Graynor (I'm Dying Up Here/Bad Teacher) - Ari is a guest on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Niecy Nash (The Soul Man/Getting On/Do Not Disturb/Reno 911!) - Niecy visits The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Bill Pullman (1600 Penn) - Bill stops by Steve, so check your local listings.
  • Miles Brown (black-ish) - Miles appears on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Ana Gasteyer (People of Earth/Lady Dynamite/Suburgatory) - Ana talks about Fox's A Christmas Story Live! on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Noah Galvin (The Real O'Neals) - Noah talks about Dear Evan Hansen on the BUILD Series at 4pm.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (November/December)

The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Third Season Living Single - The Complete Third Season Alice - The Complete Sixth Season One Day at a Time - The Complete Series Fuller House - The Complete Second Season

11/07 - American Dad! - Volume 12
11/07 - Family Guy - Season Fifteen
11/07 - The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Third Season
11/14 - D.C. Follies - The Complete Series
11/21 - Living Single - The Complete Third Season
11/24 - Grandfathered - Season 1
12/05 - Alice - The Complete Sixth Season
12/05 - One Day at a Time - The Complete Series
12/05 - The Simpsons - The Eighteenth Season
12/05 - South Park - The Complete First Season (Blu-ray) / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5
12/12 - Fuller House - The Complete Second Season
12/19 - South Park - The Complete Sixth Season (Blu-ray) / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11
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