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


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05/09 - The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Second Season
05/16 - The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air - The Complete Series
06/13 - The Andy Griffith Show - Return to Mayberry
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Thursday, July 27

The Big Bang Theory - "The Geology Elevation" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Bert (Brian Posehn), a Caltech geologist, wins the MacArthur Genius fellowship, Sheldon is overcome with jealousy. Also, Wolowitz finds an old remote control Stephen Hawking action figure he invented. Stephen Hawking returns to guest star as himself.

Life in Pieces - "I'll Be Home for Christmas... Maybe" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Kevin gets into the Christmas spirit when he volunteers to help Mott (Chris Roach) and his seven kids prepare for the holidays while his wife’s away, leaving Donna (Erinn Hayes) high and dry until Kyle (Gary Valentine) swoops in to help her. Jackie Sandler guest stars as Mott’s wife, Cindy.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of July 24)

Thursday, July 27

  • Billy Crystal (The Comedians/Soap) - Catch Billy on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Michael Strahan (Brothers) - Michael appears on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Jill Kargman (Odd Mom Out) - Jill is a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Gillian Jacobs (Love/Community) - Gillian visits The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Niecy Nash (Getting On/The Soul Man/Reno 911!) - Niecy stops by The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Brett Gelman (Married/Go On) - Brett appears on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • The Cast of Veep - Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Tony Hale, Anna Chlumsky, Reid Scott, Matt Walsh, Kevin Dunn, Gary Cole and Sam Richardson are guests on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Kelsey Grammer (Frasier/Cheers) - Kelsey drops by The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Nico Tortorella (Younger) - Nico guest co-hosts The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Betty Gilpin (GLOW/Nurse Jackie) - Betty talks about GLOW on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Ernie Hudson (Grace and Frankie/The Last Precinct) - Ernie is a guest on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Candace Cameron Bure (Fuller House/Full House) - Candace and her daughter, Natasha, see how well they really know each other on a repeat of Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Jake T. Austin (Wizards of Waverly Place) - Jake talks about The Emoji Movie on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Brian Sacca (Wrecked) - Brian talks about Wrecked on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Sheryl Lee Ralph (Instant Mom/Moesha/It's a Living) - Sheryl will be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Jason Alexander (Seinfeld/Listen Up!/Bob Patterson) - Jason is a guest on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.