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 (June/July/August)

Father Knows Best - Season Six Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Sixth Season Alice - The Complete Fifth Season Rhoda - Season Four Brooklyn Nine-Nine - Season Four

06/13 - The Andy Griffith Show - Return to Mayberry
06/13 - That's My Mama - The Complete Series
06/20 - Workaholics - The Final (Seventh) Season
06/20 - Workaholics - The Complete Series
06/27 - The Jamie Foxx Show - The Complete Third Season
07/04 - Superstore - Season Two
07/18 - Father Knows Best - Season Six
07/25 - Diff'ernt Strokes - The Complete Sixth Season
07/25 - Girls - The Final (Sixth) Season (Blu-ray)
08/01 - Alice - The Complete Fifth Season (
08/01 - Crashing - The Complete First Season (Blu-ray)
08/15 - Rhoda - Season Four
08/22 - Brooklyn Nine-Nine - Season Four
08/29 - Will & Grace - Season One (Universal)
More TV DVD Releases / DVD Reviews Archive / SitcomsOnline Digest

Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Wednesday, August 23

The Goldbergs - "O Captain! My Captain!" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Beverly substitutes for Barry’s chemistry class in hopes to inspire students in the same way as Mr. Keating from “Dead Poets Society,” much to Barry’s embarrassment. When Beverly refuses to give Barry special treatment, Murray pushes Barry to work hard and prove to her that he can get a good grade.

Speechless - "C-H-- CHEATER!" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Maya and Kenneth work together to hold JJ accountable for his academic future when he cheats on an exam at school. Meanwhile, Ray gets into a get-rich scheme; but when Jimmy bails him out and teaches him an important lesson, Ray’s motivation to make fast money is revealed.

Modern Family - "Pig Moon Rising" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
During a quick workout session in the garage, Mitchell accidentally knocks over an urn filled with the ashes of Cam’s beloved pet pig Lilly. He quickly attempts to cover up his blunder and devises an appropriate cover-up. Hoping to catch Mitchell in his lie, Cam makes up a tall tale to trap him, but his own lie soon becomes a little too big to manage.

American Housewife - "The Otto Motto" (ABC, 9:30PM 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.

Modern Family - "Do It Yourself" (ABC, 10:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Feeling empowered after his successful do-it-yourself project, Phil convinces Jay to co-invest in a property he has always wanted to develop. Meanwhile, Claire’s new obsession with a TV chef and her new love of cooking Sunday dinners hasn’t been as tasty as she thinks. Haley is the family’s only hope to add a little spice to the situation. At the Pritchett-Tucker house, Cam and Mitchell see that the family is too reliant on technology, so they attempt to teach Lily the importance of hard work, which ends disastrously. Back at the Pritchett’s, Jay feels replaced when he sees Gloria has hired Coach Gary (Payton Manning) to coach Joe and serve as a handy man.

The Goldbergs - "Recipe for Death II: Kiss the Cook" (ABC, 10:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
After learning of Murray’s love of action movies, Adam uses the moment to garner the courage to ask his dad for money to film his own action film. But the production goes from bad to worse when Barry goes missing for playing the lead, and an unlikely replacement steps in. Meanwhile, Erica takes Beverly to go clothes shopping. When a situation at the hip store goes awry, Erica decides to make her own version of the popular outfit she wants –using Beverly’s own sweaters.

Marlon - "Boys Only Want One Thing" (NBC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Marlon (Marlon Wayans) struggles to come to terms with his daughter bringing home a boy for the first time. Yvette (Bresha Webb) uses Stevie (Diallo Riddle) to get great seats to a Beyoncé concert.

Marlon - "Exes With Benefits" (NBC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Marlon (Marlon Wayans) and Ashley (Essence Atkins) contemplate whether to have no strings attached 'ex-sex.'

Swedish Dicks - (Pop, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Porn actress Taylor Slow asks the guys to find her stalker; Sarah asks her father to check out her new boyfriend, Steve; Ingmar is sure he'll find some dirt on Steve; Axel infiltrates Jane McKinney's agency.

Younger - "The Incident at Pound Ridge" (TV Land, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Sparks fly at the annual Empirical Publishing picnic. Liza finds herself caught between Josh and Charles.

Odd Mom Out - "Weber M.D." (Bravo, 9:30PM ET/PT)
By day, Jill shoots Brooke's new line of Von Weber wares, and by night, she and Vanessa investigate a rash of infections plaguing the Upper ``Yeast'' Side; Candace seeks answers for why she keeps getting called ``Candy Ass.''

Complete TV Listings

Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of August 21)

Wednesday, August 23

  • David Alan Grier (The Carmichael Show/Bad Teacher/Life with Bonnie/DAG) - Watch David on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Gillian Jacobs (Love/Community) - Gillian appears on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Kelly Ripa (Hope & Faith) - Kelly is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Fred Savage (The Grinder/Working/The Wonder Years) - Fred appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Kathryn Hahn (I Love Dick/Happyish/Transparent) - Kathryn is a guest on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Kathy Bates (Disjointed) - Kathy stops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Jessica Capshaw (Odd Man Out) - Jessica guest co-hosts a repeat of The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Anna Chlumsky (Veep) - Anna appears on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Nicole Ari Parker (Second Time Around) - Nicole is a guest on a repeat of The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Marlon Wayans (Marlon/The Wayans Bros.) - Marlon discusses his new NBC show Marlon on People Now at 8:30am.
  • John Lithgow (Trial & Error/Twenty Goods Years/3rd Rock from the Sun) - John joins Clinton to create a classic carnival treat in the kitchen on a repeat of ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Fran Drescher (Happily Divorced/Living with Fran/The Nanny) - Fran talks about reducing your cancer risk and see her own anti-cancer regimen on a repeat of The Dr. Oz Show, so check your local listings.
  • Tamera Mowry (Sister, Sister/Roommates) - Tamera is a guest on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • James Van Der Beek (What Would Diplo Do?/Friends with Better Lives/Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23) - James appears on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Josh Henderson (One on One) - Josh is a guest on a repet of Steve Harvey, so check your local listings.