Sunday, October 12, 2014

Week 3 TV Ratings and Analysis; How the Sitcoms Did

2014-15 Week 3 TV Ratings (first four nights, Mon-Thu): 

Households: #1. CBS 7.9/13 rating/share (-5% in rating from first four nights week 2); #2. ABC 5.5/9 (-5%); #3. NBC 5.2/9 (-9%); #4. Fox 2.5/4 (-7%); #5. The CW 1.3/2 (+117%)
Total Viewers: #1. CBS 12.74 million (-6% from first four nights week 2); #2. ABC 8.38 million (-5%); #3. NBC 8.12 million (-12%); #4. Fox 4.01 million (-9%); #5. The CW 2.19 million (+123%).
Adults 18-49: #1. CBS 3.1/10 rating/share (-6% in rating from first four nights week 2); #2. NBC 2.1/7 (-16%); #3. ABC 2.1/7 (-5%); #4. Fox 1.4/4 (-7%) #5. The CW 0.9/3 (+125%)

We have the final ratings for Week 2 (9/29/14-10/5/14). Among Adults 18-49, NBC won the week again with a 2.7 rating thanks to the NFL, followed by CBS's 2.5, ABC's 2.0 and Fox's 1.2.  For Total Viewers, CBS was on top with 11.36 million, followed by NBC's 8.99. ABC was next with 7.46 million and Fox trailed with just 3.41 million.

For season to-date (9/22/14-10/5/14) , among Adults 18-49, NBC is #1 with a 2.8 rating, CBS is next with a 2.4, followed by ABC with a 2.1 and Fox with a 1.6. Among total viewers, CBC is #1 with 11.11 million, then NBC with 9.55 million. ABC is next with 7.86 million and Fox trails with just 4.33 million.

Back to week 3, 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 3 (Oct. 6-12) Analysis















Last Sunday (Oct. 5)(Week 2)This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
60 MinutesCBS7:30PM14,232,0009,678,000 4,554,000 2.481.10 1.38
Once Upon a Time ABC7:00PM3,584,0005,493,000 (1,909,000)0.871.62 (0.75)REPEAT vs. Special
The SimpsonsFox7:00PM1,712,000
1,712,000 0.63
0.63 REPEAT
Football Night in AmericaNBC7:30PM7,688,0003,828,000 3,860,000 2.741.17 1.57
Bob's BurgersFox7:55PM3,137,00016,439,000 (13,302,000)1.426.28 (4.86)premiere vs. The OT
Madam SecretaryCBS8:30PM12,201,00012,723,000 (522,000)1.601.42 0.18
Once Upon a TimeABC8:00PM9,238,00010,201,000 (963,000)3.293.75 (0.46)
Football Night in AmericaNBC8:00PM10,760,00013,005,000 (2,245,000)3.904.57 (0.67)
The SimpsonsFox8:00PM4,272,0008,526,000 (4,254,000)1.973.90 (1.93)
Sunday Night FootballNBC8:30PM19,386,00022,675,000 (3,289,000)7.368.67 (1.31)
Brooklyn Nine-NineFox8:30PM3,314,0005,461,000 (2,147,000)1.642.63 (0.99)
The Good WifeCBS9:30PM10,832,00011,089,000 (257,000)1.401.33 0.07
ResurrectionABC9:00PM6,735,0008,378,000 (1,643,000)1.992.54 (0.55)
Family GuyFox9:00PM3,626,0008,452,000 (4,826,000)1.874.54 (2.67)vs. 1-hr ep
MulaneyFox9:30PM2,297,000
2,297,000 0.98
0.98 premiere
CSICBS10:30PM8,039,0009,362,000 (1,323,000)1.271.35 (0.08)
Revenge ABC10:00PM5,270,0005,713,000 (443,000)1.351.53 (0.18)




















Monday

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:00PM15,746,00016,383,000 (637,000)4.534.78 (0.25)
Dancing with the StarsABC8:00PM12,742,00012,502,000 240,000 1.951.84 0.11
The VoiceNBC8:00PM12,408,00012,941,000 (533,000)3.713.98 (0.27)
GothamFox8:00PM6,361,0007,454,000 (1,093,000)2.492.80 (0.31)
The OriginalsCW8:00PM1,359,000
1,359,000 0.71
0.71 PREMIERE
iHeart Radio SpecialCW8:00PM
819,000 (819,000)
0.31 (0.31)
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:30PM11,724,00012,259,000 (535,000)2.923.11 (0.19)REPEAT
ScorpionCBS9:00PM11,934,00013,359,000 (1,425,000)2.543.05 (0.51)
Sleepy HollowFox9:00PM4,464,0005,041,000 (577,000)1.701.73 (0.03)
Supernatural RetrospectiveCW9:00PM1,065,000
1,065,000 0.50
0.50 special
NCIS: LACBS10:00PM8,683,0009,485,000 (802,000)1.641.89 (0.25)
CastleABC10:00PM9,901,00010,749,000 (848,000)1.992.20 (0.21)
The BlacklistNBC10:00PM9,980,00010,512,000 (532,000)2.612.78 (0.17)










Tuesday

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
NCISCBS8:00PM17,275,00018,838,000 (1,563,000)2.622.64 (0.02)
SelfieABC8:00PM3,992,0005,311,000 (1,319,000)1.151.57 (0.42)
The VoiceNBC8:00PM9,067,00013,734,000 (4,667,000)2.474.11 (1.64)8-10P Clip Show
Family GuyFox8:00PM1,962,0001,991,000 (29,000)0.930.82 0.11 REPEAT vs. Utopia
FlashCW8:00PM4,792,000
4,792,000 1.87
1.87 PREMIERE
iHeart Radio SpecialCW8:00PM
989,000 (989,000)
0.39 (0.39)
Manhattan Love StoryABC8:30PM3,273,0004,700,000 (1,427,000)0.921.45 (0.53)
NCIS: New OrleansCBS9:00PM15,390,00016,574,000 (1,184,000)2.312.27 0.04
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.ABC9:00PM4,726,0005,052,000 (326,000)1.691.82 (0.13)
New GirlFox9:00PM2,615,0002,373,000 242,000 1.391.27 0.12
SupernaturalCW9:00PM2,481,000
2,481,000 1.07
1.07 PREMIERE
Mindy ProjectFox9:30PM2,187,0002,354,000 (167,000)1.031.13 (0.10)
Person of InterestCBS10:00PM9,632,00010,715,000 (1,083,000)1.601.80 (0.20)
ForeverABC10:00PM5,346,0005,961,000 (615,000)1.271.45 (0.18)
Chicago FireNBC10:00PM8,367,0008,714,000 (347,000)2.142.27 (0.13)










Wednesday
This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
Survivor CBS8:00PM9,592,0009,486,000 106,000 2.472.45 0.02
The MiddleABC8:00PM7,697,0007,423,000 274,000 2.061.98 0.08
Mysteries of LauraNBC8:00PM8,698,0008,975,000 (277,000)1.311.49 (0.18)
Hell's KitchenFox8:00PM3,808,0003,887,000 (79,000)1.351.39 (0.04)
ArrowCW8:00PM2,809,000694,000 2,115,000 0.990.21 0.78 premiere vs. REPEAT
The GoldbergsABC8:30PM7,320,0007,086,000 234,000 2.312.34 (0.03)
Criminal MindsCBS9:00PM10,452,00011,651,000 (1,199,000)2.292.70 (0.41)
Modern FamilyABC9:00PM10,625,00010,557,000 68,000 3.623.75 (0.13)
Law & Order: SVUNBC9:00PM7,552,0007,732,000 (180,000)1.651.79 (0.14)
Red Band SocietyFox9:00PM2,907,0003,329,000 (422,000)0.911.10 (0.19)
black-ishABC9:30PM8,283,0008,291,000 (8,000)2.862.64 0.22
FlashCW9:00PM2,092,000672,000 1,420,000 0.640.19 0.45 REPEAT vs. Arrow (R)
StalkerCBS10:00PM8,174,0009,048,000 (874,000)1.721.97 (0.25)
NashvilleABC10:00PM5,612,0005,340,000 272,000 1.491.56 (0.07)
Chicago P.D.NBC10:00PM6,625,0006,626,000 (1,000)1.481.54 (0.06)










Thursday
This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
NFL Thurs Kick-offCBS8:00PM9,325,00010,987,000 (1,662,000)2.733.33 (0.60)
Grey's AnatomyABC8:00PM8,482,0009,439,000 (957,000)2.412.70 (0.29)
The Biggest LoserNBC8:00PM4,571,0004,643,000 (72,000)1.221.32 (0.10)
BonesFox8:00PM6,387,0006,406,000 (19,000)1.551.53 0.02
Vampire DiariesCW8:00PM1,667,0001,807,000 (140,000)0.750.91 (0.16)
Thursday Night FootballCBS8:30PM15,852,00016,544,000 (692,000)5.435.89 (0.46)
ScandalABC9:00PM9,516,00010,701,000 (1,185,000)3.043.38 (0.34)
Bad JudgeNBC9:00PM5,239,0005,841,000 (602,000)1.261.32 (0.06)
GracepointFox9:00PM3,804,0004,756,000 (952,000)0.871.16 (0.29)
ReignCW9:00PM1,093,0001,009,000 84,000 0.380.38 -
A to ZNBC9:30PM3,628,0004,791,000 (1,163,000)1.051.21 (0.16)
How To Get Away w/MurderABC10:00PM10,809,00012,150,000 (1,341,000)3.103.32 (0.22)
ParenthoodNBC10:00PM4,250,0004,336,000 (86,000)1.261.32 (0.06)










Friday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
The Amazing RaceCBS8:00PM5,967,0006,080,000 (113,000)1.101.22 (0.12)
Last Man StandingABC8:00PM6,557,0006,908,000 (351,000)1.201.31 (0.11)vs. 1-hour
Bad JudgeNBC8:00PM3,579,0004,041,000 (462,000)0.700.82 (0.12)REPEAT
UtopiaFox8:00PM1,866,0001,752,000 114,000 0.700.65 0.05
CristelaABC8:30PM6,568,000
6,568,000 1.30
1.30 PREMIERE
A to ZNBC8:30PM2,235,0003,012,000 (777,000)0.500.76 (0.26)REPEAT
Whose Line Is It Anyway?CW8:00PM1,539,0001,293,000 246,000 0.600.45 0.15
Whose Line Is It Anyway?CW8:30PM1,496,0001,052,000 444,000 0.500.32 0.18 REPEAT
Hawaii Five-0CBS9:00PM9,170,0009,767,000 (597,000)1.301.29 0.01
Shark TankABC9:00PM7,226,0007,291,000 (65,000)1.901.87 0.03
DatelineNBC9:00PM5,098,0005,451,000 (353,000)1.001.14 (0.14)9-11P
America's Next Top ModelCW9:00PM1,037,0001,124,000 (87,000)0.400.43 (0.03)
GothamFox9:00PM1,564,0001,779,000 (215,000)0.400.54 (0.14)REPEAT
Blue BloodsCBS10:00PM10,828,00010,846,000 (18,000)1.201.23 (0.03)
20/20ABC10:00PM5,096,0004,892,000 204,000 1.201.29 (0.09)
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
MLB NLCS Game 1Fox7:35PM3,913,0002,294,000 1,619,000 1.000.70 0.30 vs. College Football
CrimetimeCBS8:00PM3,666,0003,554,000 112,000 0.700.55 0.15 REPEAT
NASCARABC8:00PM4,874,0004,563,000 311,000 1.201.40 (0.20)vs. Sat Nite Football
Mysteries of LauraNBC8:00PM2,406,0002,852,000 (446,000)0.500.67 (0.17)REPEAT vs. Voice (R)
CrimetimeCBS9:00PM3,126,0003,484,000 (358,000)0.700.55 0.15 REPEAT
Mysteries of LauraNBC9:00PM3,038,000
3,038,000 0.60
0.60 REPEAT
48 Hours MysteryCBS10:00PM4,492,0005,289,000 (797,000)0.800.78 0.02
SNL(R) NBC10:00PM2,780,0003,036,000 (256,000)0.700.79 (0.09)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 3 (Oct. 6-12) 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 TheoryCBS8:00PMMon15,746,0004.53
Modern FamilyABC9:00PMWed10,625,0003.62
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:30PMMon11,724,0002.92REPEAT
black-ishABC9:30PMWed8,283,0002.86
The GoldbergsABC8:30PMWed7,320,0002.31
The MiddleABC8:00PMWed7,697,0002.06
The SimpsonsFox8:00PMSun4,272,0001.97
Family GuyFox9:00PMSun3,626,0001.87
Brooklyn Nine-NineFox8:30PMSun3,314,0001.64
Bob's BurgersFox7:30PMSun3,137,0001.42premiere
New GirlFox9:00PMTue2,615,0001.39
CristelaABC8:30PMFri6,568,0001.3premiere
Bad JudgeNBC9:00PMThu5,239,0001.26
Last Man StandingABC8:00PMFri6,557,0001.2
SelfieABC8:00PMTue3,992,0001.15
A to ZNBC9:30PMThu3,628,0001.05
The Mindy ProjectFox9:30PMTue2,187,0001.03
MulaneyFox9:30PMSun2,297,0000.98premiere
Family GuyFox8:00PMTues1,962,0000.93REPEAT
Manhattan Love StoryABC8:30PMTue3,273,0000.92
Bad JudgeNBC8:00PMFri3,579,0000.7REPEAT
Animation DominationFox7:00PMSun1,712,0000.63REPEAT
A to ZNBC8:30PMFri2,235,0000.5REPEAT
American Dad!Fox9:30PMSun

completed
Comedytime (R) CBS8:00PMSat

preempted
Comedytime (R) CBS8:30PMSat

preempted
MomCBS8:30PMThu

premieres 10/30
Marry MeNBC9:00PMTue

premieres 10/14
About a BoyNBC9:30PMTue

premieres 10/14
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


New on DVD/Blu-ray (September)

The Big Bang Theory - The Complete Ninth Season Newhart - The Complete Sixth Season 2 Broke Girls - The Complete Fifth Season Family Matters - The Complete Eighth Season Modern Family - The Complete Season 7

09/06 - Coach - Season One (Mill Creek) / Season Two / Seasons One and Two
09/06 - South Park - The Complete Ninteenth Season (Blu-ray)
09/13 - The Big Bang Theory - The Complete Ninth Season (Blu-ray)
09/13 - Newhart - The Complete Sixth Season
09/20 - 2 Broke Girls - The Complete Fifth Season
09/20 - Family Matters - The Complete Eighth Season
09/20 - Modern Family - The Complete Season 7
09/20 - Veep - Season 5
09/27 - The Wonder Years - Season Six
More TV DVD Releases / DVD Reviews Archive / SitcomsOnline Digest


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Friday, September 30

Last Man Standing - "Gameday Forecast: Showers" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When a Jack and Jill wedding shower for Mandy and Kyle is announced, Mike is disappointed to learn it’s on the same day as the big Broncos-Chargers game. In an effort to catch the game with Joe (Jay Leno) and the guys, Mike convinces the couple to hold separate showers. Ryan offers to host the men’s festivities at his place, and to Mike’s dismay, he’s more into party planning than anyone would have thought. Meanwhile, Ed’s convinced that sticking to his superstitious rituals is the only way to see to it that the Broncos pull out a big win, even if it means interfering with Mandy’s wedding shower.

Dr. Ken - "Ken and Allison Share a Patient" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
On Allison’s first work day at Welltopia, she and Ken try to prove the other wrong when it comes to a patient’s diagnosis. After Damona introduces her new boyfriend, Eric, to co-workers, Pat surprises everyone and announces he’s also dating someone. Meanwhile, it’s Dave’s first day of middle school, and he’s nervous he won’t be able to make friends, so he turns to D.K. to help reinvent his image.

Liv and Maddie - "Linda & Heather-a-Rooney" (Disney Channel, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Liv thinks she landed a small role on a hit show called ``Linda and Heather'' but her part turns out to be much bigger; Joey experiences relationship woes.

Bunk'd - "Luke Out Below" (Disney Channel, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Luke comes back to camp and takes Griff and Zuri on an adventure to prove that he's just as responsible as the other CITs.

Love Thy Neighbor - "Three Times" (OWN, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Leslie and Angela try to fix their seemingly broken friendship with Jennifer.

Tyler Perry's For Better or Worse - "The Flower Delivery" (OWN, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Keisha manages to intercept Richard's gift for his new love interest.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of September 26)

Friday, September 30

  • Minnie Driver (Speechless/About a Boy) - Watch Minnie on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Nathan Lane (Modern Family/Encore! Encore!/Charlie Lawrence) - Nathan visits The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Abby Elliott (Odd Mom Out) - Abby appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Clark Gregg (The New Adventures of Old Christine) - Clark is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Kristen Bell (The Good Place) - Kristen appears on Chelsea on Netflix.
  • Jerry O'Connell (We Are Men/Carpoolers/My Secret Identity) - Jerry guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Margo Martindale (The Millers) - Margo joins the Chew Crew on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Alfonso Ribeiro (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air/In the House/Silver Spoons) - Alfonso will be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Ashley Williams (The Jim Gaffigan Show/How I Met Your Mother/Good Morning, Miami) - Ashley talks about her Hallmark Channel original movie Love on a Limb on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Queen Latifah (Living Single) - Queen Latifah stops by Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Tim Daly (Wings) - Tim talks about Madam Secretary on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Sara Rue (Impastor/Less Than Perfect) and Michael Rosenbaum (Impastor) - Sara and Michael talks about Season 2 of TV Land's Impastor on People Now at 8:30am.