Sunday, October 05, 2014

Week 2 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 8.3/14 rating/share (+2% in rating from first four nights week 1); #2. ABC 5.8/10 (-9%); #3. NBC 5.7/9 (-5%); #4. Fox 2.7/4 (+4%); #5. The CW 0.6/1 (+20%)
Total Viewers: #1. CBS 13.5 million (+2% from first four nights week 1); #2. NBC 9.18 million (-5%); #3. ABC 8.85 million (-10%); #4. Fox 4.4 million (+5%); #5. The CW 0.98 million (+14%).
Adults 18-49: #1. CBS 3.3/10 rating/share (-8% in rating from first four nights week 1); #2. NBC 2.5/8 (-4%); #3. ABC 2.2/7 (-12%); #4. Fox 1.5/5 (even) #5. The CW 0.4/1 (+33%)

We're back with a new season! We have the final ratings for Week 1 (9/22/14-9/28/14). Among Adults 18-49, NBC won the week with a 3.0 rating thanks to the NFL, followed by CBS's 2.4, ABC's 2.2 and Fox's 2.0.  For Total Viewers, CBS was on top with 10.86 million, followed by NBC's 10.03. ABC was next with 8.26 million and Fox trailed with just 5.24 million.
We will also have Season to-date (9/22/14-9/28/14)  ratings in 18-49 and total viewers next week, since we're only one week in right now.

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 2 (Sept. 29-Oct. 5) Analysis















Last Sunday (Sept. 28)(Week 1)This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
CBS NFL PostCBS7:55PM
26,651,000 (26,651,000)
10.01 (10.01)
60 MinutesCBS7:00PM9,678,00017,875,000 (8,197,000)1.103.45 (2.35)
Once Upon a Time SpecialABC7:00PM5,493,0004,945,000 548,000 1.620.90 0.72 vs. AFV (R)
Bob's BurgersFox7:00PM
1,881,000 (1,881,000)
0.76 (0.76)
Football Night in AmericaNBC7:30PM3,828,0002,429,000 1,399,000 1.170.81 0.36
The OTFox7:55PM16,439,0002,155,000 14,284,000 6.280.89 5.39 vs. Bob's Burgers (R)
Madam SecretaryCBS8:00PM12,723,00014,751,000 (2,028,000)1.421.99 (0.57)premiere
Once Upon a TimeABC8:00PM10,201,0003,197,000 7,004,000 3.750.77 2.98 premiere vs. REPEAT
Football Night in AmericaNBC8:00PM13,005,0009,950,000 3,055,000 4.573.68 0.89
The SimpsonsFox8:00PM8,526,0003,030,000 5,496,000 3.901.32 2.58 premiere vs. REPEAT
Sunday Night FootballNBC8:30PM22,675,00019,665,000 3,010,000 8.677.80 0.87
Brooklyn Nine-NineFox8:30PM5,461,0002,830,000 2,631,000 2.631.25 1.38 premiere vs. Family Guy (R)
The Good WifeCBS9:00PM11,089,00011,059,000 30,000 1.331.45 (0.12)
ResurrectionABC9:00PM8,378,0003,130,000 5,248,000 2.540.73 1.81 premiere vs. REPEAT
Family GuyFox9:00PM8,452,0003,054,000 5,398,000 4.541.42 3.12 1-hr prem vs. REPEAT
American Dad!Fox9:30PM
3,030,000 (3,030,000)
1.46 (1.46)
CSICBS10:00PM9,362,000
9,362,000 1.35
1.35 premiere
Revenge ABC10:00PM5,713,0002,585,000 3,128,000 1.530.61 0.92 premiere vs. REPEAT




















Monday

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:00PM16,383,00018,031,000 (1,648,000)4.785.45 (0.67)
Dancing with the StarsABC8:00PM12,502,00012,759,000 (257,000)1.842.24 (0.40)
The VoiceNBC8:00PM12,941,00012,948,000 (7,000)3.983.93 0.05
GothamFox8:00PM7,454,0008,210,000 (756,000)2.803.24 (0.44)
iHeart Radio SpecialCW8:00PM819,000
819,000 0.31
0.31 8-10P
Whose Line Is it Anyway?CW8:00PM
723,000 (723,000)
0.19 (0.19)
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:30PM12,259,00018,237,000 (5,978,000)3.115.41 (2.30)REPEAT
Whose Line Is it Anyway?CW8:30PM
739,000 (739,000)
0.21 (0.21)
ScorpionCBS9:00PM13,359,00013,833,000 (474,000)3.053.21 (0.16)
Sleepy HollowFox9:00PM5,041,0005,506,000 (465,000)1.731.96 (0.23)
America's Next Top ModelCW9:00PM
781,000 (781,000)
0.27 (0.27)
NCIS: LACBS10:00PM9,485,0007,519,000 1,966,000 1.891.75 0.14 premiere vs. Under Dome
CastleABC10:00PM10,749,0008,594,000 2,155,000 2.201.69 0.51 premiere vs. Forever
The BlacklistNBC10:00PM10,512,00012,341,000 (1,829,000)2.783.38 (0.60)










Tuesday

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
NCISCBS8:00PM18,838,00018,228,000 610,000 2.642.91 (0.27)
SelfieABC8:00PM5,311,000
5,311,000 1.57
1.57 premiere
Dancing w/Stars ResultsABC8:00PM
9,962,000 (9,962,000)
1.71 (1.71)
The VoiceNBC8:00PM13,734,00013,184,000 550,000 4.114.11 - 8-10P
UtopiaFox8:00PM1,991,0001,911,000 80,000 0.820.82 -
iHeart Radio SpecialCW8:00PM989,000
989,000 0.39
0.39 8-10P
ArrowCW8:00PM
670,000 (670,000)
0.26 (0.26)
Manhattan Love StoryABC8:30PM4,700,000
4,700,000 1.45
1.45 premiere
NCIS: New OrleansCBS9:00PM16,574,00017,225,000 (651,000)2.272.49 (0.22)
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.ABC9:00PM5,052,0005,984,000 (932,000)1.822.10 (0.28)
New GirlFox9:00PM2,373,0002,350,000 23,000 1.271.29 (0.02)
SupernaturalCW9:00PM
680,000 (680,000)
0.27 (0.27)
Mindy ProjectFox9:30PM2,354,0002,101,000 253,000 1.131.03 0.10
Person of InterestCBS10:00PM10,715,00010,580,000 135,000 1.801.74 0.06
ForeverABC10:00PM5,961,0006,854,000 (893,000)1.451.83 (0.38)
Chicago FireNBC10:00PM8,714,0009,144,000 (430,000)2.272.61 (0.34)










Wednesday
This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
Survivor CBS8:00PM9,486,0009,754,000 (268,000)2.452.74 (0.29)vs. 90-min prem
The MiddleABC8:00PM7,423,0007,587,000 (164,000)1.982.19 (0.21)
Mysteries of LauraNBC8:00PM8,975,00010,007,000 (1,032,000)1.491.53 (0.04)
Hell's KitchenFox8:00PM3,887,0003,685,000 202,000 1.391.30 0.09
ArrowCW8:00PM694,0001,506,000 (812,000)0.210.48 (0.27)REPEAT vs. Penn & Teller
The GoldbergsABC8:30PM7,086,0007,314,000 (228,000)2.342.44 (0.10)
Criminal MindsCBS9:00PM11,651,000
11,651,000 2.70
2.70 premiere
Modern FamilyABC9:00PM10,557,00011,378,000 (821,000)3.753.91 (0.16)
Law & Order: SVUNBC9:00PM7,732,00010,067,000 (2,335,000)1.792.15 (0.36)
Red Band SocietyFox9:00PM3,329,0003,428,000 (99,000)1.101.05 0.05
Big BrotherCBS9:30PM
6,921,000 (6,921,000)
2.59 (2.59)
black-ishABC9:30PM8,291,00011,039,000 (2,748,000)2.643.32 (0.68)
ArrowCW9:00PM672,0001,396,000 (724,000)0.190.43 (0.24)REPEAT vs. Penn & Teller (R)
StalkerCBS10:00PM9,048,000
9,048,000 1.97
1.97 premiere
NashvilleABC10:00PM5,340,0005,797,000 (457,000)1.561.49 0.07
Chicago P.D.NBC10:00PM6,626,0008,505,000 (1,879,000)1.541.92 (0.38)










Thursday
This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
NFL Thurs Kick-offCBS8:00PM10,987,0009,234,000 1,753,000 3.332.95 0.38
Grey's AnatomyABC8:00PM9,439,00010,143,000 (704,000)2.703.14 (0.44)
The Biggest LoserNBC8:00PM4,643,0004,470,000 173,000 1.321.33 (0.01)vs. 2-hour
BonesFox8:00PM6,406,0006,345,000 61,000 1.531.58 (0.05)
Vampire DiariesCW8:00PM1,807,000606,000 1,201,000 0.910.21 0.70 premiere vs. REPEAT
Thursday Night FootballCBS8:30PM16,544,00016,289,000 255,000 5.896.02 (0.13)
ScandalABC9:00PM10,701,00012,155,000 (1,454,000)3.383.90 (0.52)
Bad JudgeNBC9:00PM5,841,000
5,841,000 1.32
1.32 premiere
GracepointFox9:00PM4,756,0002,275,000 2,481,000 1.160.63 0.53 premiere vs. Sleepy (R)
ReignCW9:00PM1,009,000505,000 504,000 0.380.18 0.20 premiere vs. Originals (R)
A to ZNBC9:30PM4,791,000
4,791,000 1.21
1.21 premiere
How To Get Away w/MurderABC10:00PM12,150,00014,340,000 (2,190,000)3.323.85 (0.53)
ParenthoodNBC10:00PM4,336,0004,263,000 73,000 1.321.38 (0.06)










Friday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
The Amazing RaceCBS8:00PM6,157,0005,484,000 673,000 1.201.14 0.06
Last Man StandingABC8:00PM6,642,000
6,642,000 1.20
1.20 1-hour premiere
Shark TankABC8:00PM
7,448,000 (7,448,000)
1.94 (1.94)8-10P
Bad JudgeNBC8:00PM4,030,000
4,030,000 0.80
0.80 REPEAT
Mysteries of LauraNBC8:00PM
4,820,000 (4,820,000)
0.74 (0.74)
UtopiaFox8:00PM1,752,0001,873,000 (121,000)0.600.70 (0.10)
A to ZNBC8:00PM3,033,000
3,033,000 0.80
0.80 REPEAT
Whose Line Is It Anyway?CW8:00PM1,276,0001,006,000 270,000 0.400.27 0.13 premiere vs. Illusion
Whose Line Is It Anyway?CW8:30PM1,086,000872,000 214,000 0.300.30 - vs. REPEAT
Hawaii Five-0CBS9:00PM9,711,0008,975,000 736,000 1.301.25 0.05
Shark TankABC9:00PM7,071,000
7,071,000 1.80
1.80 TP premiere
DatelineNBC9:00PM5,418,0006,893,000 (1,475,000)1.101.39 (0.29)9-11P
America's Next Top ModelCW9:00PM1,137,000527,000 610,000 0.300.19 0.11 vs. REPEAT
GothamFox9:00PM1,775,0002,497,000 (722,000)0.600.73 (0.13)REPEAT
Blue BloodsCBS10:00PM10,682,00010,878,000 (196,000)1.201.20 -
20/20ABC10:00PM4,749,0006,573,000 (1,824,000)1.201.65 (0.45)
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 FootballFox7:35PM1,810,0001,301,000 509,000 0.600.43 0.17
CrimetimeCBS8:00PM3,680,0003,845,000 (165,000)0.600.55 0.05 REPEAT
Saturday Night FootballABC8:00PM4,470,0004,053,000 417,000 1.301.17 0.13
The Voice NBC8:00PM2,800,0002,652,000 148,000 0.700.58 0.12 8-10P REPEAT
CrimetimeCBS9:00PM3,550,0004,549,000 (999,000)0.500.73 (0.23)REPEAT
Music for ChangeNBC9:00PM
1,830,000 (1,830,000)
0.40 (0.40)
48 Hours MysteryCBS10:00PM5,220,0005,541,000 (321,000)0.801.00 (0.20)
SNL(R) NBC10:00PM3,000,0003,184,000 (184,000)0.800.87 (0.07)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 2 (Sept. 29-Oct. 5) 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 TheoryCBS8:00PMMon16,383,0004.78
Family GuyFox9:00PMSun8,452,0004.541-hr prem
The SimpsonsFox8:00PMSun8,526,0003.90premiere
Modern FamilyABC9:00PMWed10,557,0003.75
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:30PMMon12,259,0003.11REPEAT
black-ishABC9:30PMWed8,291,0002.64
Brooklyn Nine-NineFox8:30PMSun5,461,0002.63premiere
The GoldbergsABC8:30PMWed7,086,0002.34
The MiddleABC8:00PMWed7,423,0001.98
SelfieABC8:00PMTue5,311,0001.57premiere
Manhattan Love StoryABC8:30PMTue4,700,0001.45premiere
Bad JudgeNBC9:00PMThu5,841,0001.32premiere
New GirlFox9:00PMTue2,373,0001.27
A to ZNBC9:30PMThu4,791,0001.21premiere
Last Man StandingABC8:00PMFri6,642,0001.21-hr prem
The Mindy ProjectFox9:30PMTue2,354,0001.13
Bad JudgeNBC8:00PMFri4,030,0000.8REPEAT
A to ZNBC8:30PMFri3,033,0000.8REPEAT
American Dad!Fox9:30PMSun

completed
Bob's BurgersFox7:00PMSun

preempted
Comedytime (R) CBS8:00PMSat

preempted
Comedytime (R) CBS8:30PMSat

preempted
Animation DominationFox7:00PMSun

preempted
Animnation DominationFox7:30PMSun

preempted
MomCBS8:30PMThu

premieres 10/30
CristelaABC8:30PMFri

premieres 10/10
Marry MeNBC9:00PMTue

premieres 10/7
About a BoyNBC9:30PMTue

premieres 10/7
MulaneyFox9:30PMSun

premieres 10/5
2 Broke GirlsCBS8:00PMMon

premieres 10/27
The MillersCBS8:30PMMon

premieres 10/20
Two and a Half MenCBS9:00PMThu

premieres 10/30
The McCarthysCBS9:30PMThu

premieres 10/30

SOURCE: Nielsen Media Research


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Tuesday, December 11

The Conners - "O Sister, Where Art Thou?" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When Becky helps Harris keep a secret from Darlene, it opens up a can of worms that causes a rift between the two sisters. Jackie supports Peter with his Nordic history project, and Dan reunites with an old friend.

The Kids Are Alright - "Christmas 1972" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When Peggy’s successful brother, Tom, drops in for Christmas, Mike immediately oozes with jealousy. Thus begins Mike’s one-sided competition with Tom, using his kids as pawns to help. After Tom gives the Clearys an extravagant Christmas gift, pride prevents Mike from taking it – putting him at odds with the rest of the family. Meanwhile, Timmy mistakenly receives $100 from his great-aunt for Christmas and contemplates whether he should do “the right thing” or keep it. Elsewhere, Eddie forgets to get Wendi a Christmas present and panic sets in.

black-ish - "Christmas in Theater Eight" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
The Johnsons have a tradition of going to the movies on Christmas and they can never agree on what to see. Dre wants to see an important film about Rosa Parks, but they all want to see the latest action-packed superhero blockbuster. Meanwhile, Junior becomes embarrassed about taking a gap year after he runs into his ex-girlfriend Megan at the theater.

Splitting Up Together - "Messy" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
After Lena and Vlad’s unexpected kiss, things get more complicated as they begin their new work partnership while working with a new client. Elsewhere, Martin goes to Paige’s house for more privacy and gets a glimpse into what a more typical divorced home life is, causing him to become uneasy. Back at home, Mason and Mae go head-to-head after Mae finds out that Mason has a crush on a pretentious girl at school.

The Guest Book - "Everybody Loves Clark" (TBS, 10:30PM ET/PT)
Tommy surprises Nikki with a spontaneous wedding ceremony; both are blithely oblivious to the fact that Vivian is kidnapping their child; some familiar faces from Mt. Trace return to sort things out.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of December 10)

Tuesday, December 11

  • Ron Livingston (Loudermilk/Search Party) - Catch Ron on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Whoopi Goldberg (Whoopi/Bagdad Cafe) - Whoopi visits The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Adam Pally (Making History/The Mindy Project/Happy Endings) - Adam is a guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Ken Jeong (Dr. Ken/Community) - Ken appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. He also chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Vanessa Hudgens (Powerless) - Vanessa stops by Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Nicole Byer (Loosely Exactly Nicole) - Nicole is a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Ellen DeGeneres (Ellen/The Ellen Show) - Ellen drops by The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Jenny McCarthy (Two and a Half Men/Jenny) - Jenny appears on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Maura Tierney (NewsRadio) - Maura is a guest on E!'s Busy Tonight at 10pm.
  • Kathy Bates (Disjointed) - Kathy chats on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Ashton Kutcher (The Ranch/Two and a Half Men/That 70s Show) - Ashton guest co-hosts The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Eugene Levy (Schitt's Creek/Greg the Bunny/Hiller and Diller) and Catherine O'Hara (Schitt's Creek) - Eugene and Catherine are guests on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Alfonso Ribeiro (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air/In the House/Silver Spoons) - Alfonso and his wife Angela discuss holiday hacks on Access Live, so check your local listings.
  • Leah Remini (Kevin Can Wait/The Exes/Family Tools/The King of Queens/Fired Up) - Leah talks about Second Act on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Jameela Jamil (The Good Place) - Jameela talks about The Good Place on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Dan Bucatinsky (Marry Me/Web Therapy/The Comeback) - Dan talks about Second Act on People Now at 12pm.
  • Marlo Thomas (That Girl) - Marlo discusses the season of giving thanks and the amazing efforts of St. Jude on the BUILD Series at 2pm.


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The Beverly Hillbillies - The Official Fifth Season The Love Boat - Season Four - Volume One Saved by the Bell - The Complete Collection Alice - The Complete Eighth Season Step by Step - The Complete Third Season

10/02 - The Beverly Hillbillies - The Official Fifth Season
10/02 - Bob's Burgers - The Complete 6th Season
10/02 - Bob's Burgers - The Complete 7th Season
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10/02 - Ghosted - The Complete First Season
10/02 - The Love Boat - Season Four - Volume One / Volume Two
10/02 - Police Squad! - TV and Movie Collection
10/02 - Saved by the Bell - The Complete Collection
10/16 - Community - The Complete Series (Mill Creek)
10/23 - Alice - The Complete Eighth Season
10/24 - The Odd Couple (2015) - Season Two
10/24 - The Odd Couple (2015) - Season Three
10/31 - The Bad News Bears - The Complete Series - All 26 Episodes
11/01 - Episodes - Season 5
11/05 - Robin Williams - Comic Genius (includes Mork & Mindy)
11/06 - American Dad! - Volume 13
11/16 - Man with a Plan - Season One
11/20 - Step by Step - The Complete Third Season
11/27 - What I Like About You - The Complete Third Season
12/04 - Family Guy - Season Sixteen
12/04 - Perfect Strangers - The Complete Sixth Season
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