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
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
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)


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
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)


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
4,792,000 1.87
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
2,481,000 1.07
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)

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)

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
6,568,000 1.30
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)


- 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
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
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
Bad JudgeNBC9:00PMThu5,239,0001.26
Last Man StandingABC8:00PMFri6,557,0001.2
A to ZNBC9:30PMThu3,628,0001.05
The Mindy ProjectFox9:30PMTue2,187,0001.03
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

Comedytime (R) CBS8:00PMSat

Comedytime (R) CBS8:30PMSat


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

Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Friday, December 14

Fresh Off the Boat - "Cousin Eddie" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
The battle begins between mother and son when Eddie informs Jessica that he wants to spend Christmas with friend Nicole in New York. But Jessica insists that tradition prevails and he needs to spend the holiday with the family, so he does everything within his power to try and get her to crack and allow him to go. Meanwhile, Louis and Evan do their best to try and help an overwhelmed Emery decide on which one of his numerous friends to invite to the family’s Christmas Eve dinner.

Speechless - "J-I-- JINGLE T-H-- THON" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
A Christmas tree fire leads Maya to tell a small lie with big consequences. Meanwhile, Ray struggles to live in Pepper’s shadow as Dylan twists the knife, and JJ encourages Kenneth to stand up to his sisters (guest stars Niecy Nash and Lisa Leslie).

I Love Lucy - "I Love Lucy Christmas Special" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
I LOVE LUCY CHRISTMAS SPECIAL features “The Christmas Episode” and the newly colorized “Pioneer Women.” Both were colorized with a nod to the 1950s period in which they were filmed. The main titles and end credits are seamlessly combined into one set at the beginning and end of the hour, with no interruption between the episodes.

“The Christmas Episode” finds the Ricardos and Mertzes decorating Lucy and Ricky’s Christmas tree and reminiscing about how their lives have changed since the arrival of the Ricardos’ son, Little Ricky (Keith Thibodeaux). Flashbacks recall the night Lucy tells Ricky she is pregnant, the time Lucy shows up unexpectedly as part of a barbershop quartet, and the day Ricky and the Mertzes rehearse taking Lucy to the maternity ward.

“The Christmas Episode” was first broadcast on CBS on Christmas Eve, 1956. The episode was not included in the series’ long history of rebroadcasts, first on CBS Daytime and later in syndication. Long thought to be lost, the program was rediscovered by CBS in 1989.

In “Pioneer Women,” Lucy and Ethel’s hopes of joining the posh Society Matrons’ League leads to a bet with their husbands over which sex – the men or the women – had it harder living in a bygone era. They select the turn of the last century, and as Lucy and Ethel start to bake their own bread and churn their own butter, the men become acquainted with straight-blade shaving and riding home from work on horseback. They all have some “‘splainin’” to do when two ladies from the Society Matrons’ League stop by for an unexpected visit.

“Pioneer Women” was originally broadcast on March 31, 1952, and became an immediate viewer favorite.

The Dick Van Dyke Show - "The Dick Van Dyke Show -- Now in Living Color!" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
The special features the season one episode “Where Did I Come From,” written by Carl Reiner, and the season four episode “Never Bathe on Saturday,” also written by Reiner. The main titles and end credits of the two episodes are seamlessly combined into one set – at the beginning and end of the hour – with no interruption between the episodes.

The Emmy Award-winning series starred Dick Van Dyke and Mary Tyler Moore as television comedy writer Rob and his wife, Laura Petrie; Larry Matthews as their son, Ritchie; Morey Amsterdam and Rose Marie as Buddy Sorrell and Sally Rogers, co-writers on the fictional “The Alan Brady Show”; Carl Reiner as Alan Brady; Richard Deacon as Mel Cooley; Jerry Paris as Dr. Jerry Helper; and Ann Morgan Guilbert as Millie Krumbermacher Helper.

In “Where Did I Come From,” 6-year-old Ritchie asks his parents the inevitable “where did I come from?” question, and they recall the days before his birth. The episode was first presented on Jan. 3, 1961 during the series’ first season.

In “Never Bathe on Saturday,” the Petries’ romantic second honeymoon becomes a disaster when Laura’s toe gets caught in a bath spout. The episode was first presented on March 31, 1965, during season four.

Last Man Standing - "The Gift of the Mike Guy" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Vanessa helps the family realize the importance of its long-standing holiday family traditions.

The Cool Kids - "Margaret Dates the Zodiac Killer" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Margaret begins dating Karl, a fellow resident who may or may not be the "Zodiac Killer."

Complete TV Listings

Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of December 10)

Friday, December 14

  • Karen Gillan (Selfie) - Watch Karen on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC. She talks about The Party's Just Beginning on the BUILD Series at 2pm.
  • Tony Shalhoub (Wings/We Are Men) - Watch Tony on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Bryan Cranston (Malcolm in the Middle, Laura Linney (The Big C) and Nick Kroll (The League/Cavemen) - Bryan, Laura and Nick make special guest appearances on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Bill Burr (F Is for Family/Townies) - Bill is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Busy Philipps (Vice Principals/Cougar Town) - Busy appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Romany Malco (Weeds/Blunt Talk) - Romany is a guest on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Kathryn Hahn (I Love Dick/Happyish/Transparent/Free Agents) - Kathryn talks about the film Private Life on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Ellie Kemper (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt/The Office) - Ellie appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Minnie Driver (Speechless/About a Boy) - Minnie is a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Leah Remini (Kevin Can Wait/The Exes/Family Tools/The King of Queens/Fired Up) - Leah visits The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • Angela Kinsey (The Office/Haters Back Off/Your Family or Mine/The Hotwives of Orlando) - Angela and her husband Joshua Snyder serve up monkey bread and chocolate peppermint cupcakes on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Vanessa Hudgens (Powerless) - Vanessa talks about Second Act on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Chris Elliott (Schitt's Creek/Get a Life) - Chris talks about Clara's Ghost on Couch Surfing at 8am.
  • Tia Mowry (Instant Mom/The Game/Sister, Sister) - Tia talks about Hallmark Channel's A Gingerbread Romance on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Christine Lakin (Hollywood Darlings/Step by Step) - Christine is a guest on Steve, so check your local listings.

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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
10/02 - Bob's Burgers - The Complete 8th Season
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
12/18 - Our Cartoon President - Season One
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