Sunday, October 19, 2014

Week 4 TV Ratings and Analysis; How the Sitcoms Did

2014-15 Week 4 TV Ratings (first four nights, Mon-Thu): 

Households: #1. CBS 8.0/13 rating/share (+1% in rating from first four nights week 3); #2. ABC 5.2/9 (-5%); #3. NBC 5.1/8 (-1%); #4. Fox 2.5/4 (even); #5. The CW 1.2/2 (-8%)
Total Viewers: #1. CBS 12.79 million (+1% from first four nights week 3); #2. NBC 8.17 million (+1%); #3. ABC 7.92 million (-5%); #4. Fox 4.02 million (even); #5. The CW 2.05 million (-6%).
Adults 18-49: #1. CBS 3.0/9 rating/share (-3% in rating from first four nights week 3); #2. NBC 2.2/7 (+5%); #3. ABC 2.0/6 (-5%); #4. Fox 1.3/4 (-7%) #5. The CW 0.8/2 (-11%)

We have the final ratings for Week 3 (10/6/14-10/12/14). Among Adults 18-49, NBC won the week again with a 2.3 rating thanks to the NFL, followed by CBS's 2.1, ABC's 1.8 and Fox's 1.8.  For Total Viewers, CBS was on top with 10.32 million, followed by NBC's 8.12. ABC was next with 7.08 million and Fox trailed with 5.45 million.

For season to-date (9/22/14-10/12/14), we do not have for you just yet, due to Nielsen recalculations.

Back to week 4, 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 4 (Oct. 13-19) Analysis















Last Sunday (Oct. 12)(Week 3)This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
60 MinutesCBS7:00PM10,186,00014,232,000(4,046,000)1.302.48(1.18)
America's Funniest Home VideosABC7:00PM5,463,0003,584,0001,879,000 1.160.870.29 PREMIERE vs. Once (R)
The SimpsonsFox7:00PM
1,712,000(1,712,000)
0.63(0.63)preempted
Football Night in AmericaNBC7:30PM4,322,0007,688,000(3,366,000)1.412.74(1.33)
The OTFox7:50PM14,564,0003,137,00011,427,000 5.511.424.09 vs. Bob's Burgers
Madam SecretaryCBS8:00PM11,446,00012,201,000(755,000)1.441.60(0.16)
Once Upon a TimeABC8:00PM7,923,0009,238,000(1,315,000)2.683.29(0.61)
Football Night in AmericaNBC8:00PM11,422,00010,760,000662,000 4.003.900.10
The SimpsonsFox8:00PM7,333,0004,272,0003,061,000 3.251.971.28
Sunday Night FootballNBC8:30PM18,088,00019,386,000(1,298,000)6.587.36(0.78)
Brooklyn Nine-NineFox8:30PM4,513,0003,314,0001,199,000 2.161.640.52
The Good WifeCBS9:00PM10,392,00010,832,000(440,000)1.281.40(0.12)
ResurrectionABC9:00PM5,552,0006,735,000(1,183,000)1.481.99(0.51)
Family GuyFox9:00PM3,416,0003,626,000(210,000)1.701.87(0.17)REPEAT
MulaneyFox9:30PM2,191,0002,297,000(106,000)1.060.980.08
CSICBS10:00PM8,771,0008,039,000732,000 1.361.270.09
Revenge ABC10:00PM4,659,0005,270,000(611,000)1.201.35(0.15)




















Monday

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:00PM15,321,00015,746,000(425,000)4.494.53(0.04)
Dancing with the StarsABC8:00PM12,739,00012,742,000(3,000)1.981.950.03
The VoiceNBC8:00PM13,275,00012,408,000867,000 4.023.710.31
GothamFox8:00PM6,393,0006,361,00032,000 2.412.49(0.08)
The OriginalsCW8:00PM1,290,0001,359,000(69,000)0.660.71(0.05)
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:30PM11,377,00011,724,000(347,000)2.772.92(0.15)REPEAT
ScorpionCBS9:00PM11,510,00011,934,000(424,000)2.392.54(0.15)
Sleepy HollowFox9:00PM4,763,0004,464,000299,000 1.681.70(0.02)
Jane the VirginCW9:00PM1,605,0001,065,000540,000 0.580.500.08 PREMIERE vs. Supernatural Special
NCIS: LACBS10:00PM9,242,0008,683,000559,000 1.611.64(0.03)
CastleABC10:00PM9,173,0009,901,000(728,000)1.951.99(0.04)
The BlacklistNBC10:00PM9,758,0009,980,000(222,000)2.772.610.16










Tuesday

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
NCISCBS8:00PM17,259,00017,275,000(16,000)2.512.62(0.11)
SelfieABC8:00PM3,436,0003,992,000(556,000)0.961.15(0.19)
The VoiceNBC8:00PM12,339,0009,067,0003,272,000 3.422.470.95 vs. 8-10P Clip Show
The SimpsonsFox8:00PM1,867,0001,962,000(95,000)0.790.93(0.14)REPEAT vs. Family Guy (R)
FlashCW8:00PM4,268,0004,792,000(524,000)1.671.87(0.20)
Manhattan Love StoryABC8:30PM2,868,0003,273,000(405,000)0.900.92(0.02)
Bob's BurgersFox8:30PM1,419,000
1,419,000 0.64
0.64 REPEAT
NCIS: New OrleansCBS9:00PM16,141,00015,390,000751,000 2.222.31(0.09)
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.ABC9:00PM4,704,0004,726,000(22,000)1.661.69(0.03)
Marry MeNBC9:00PM7,539,000
7,539,000 2.31
2.31 PREMIERE
New GirlFox9:00PM2,265,0002,615,000(350,000)1.211.39(0.18)
SupernaturalCW9:00PM2,129,0002,481,000(352,000)0.961.07(0.11)
About A BoyNBC9:30PM5,826,000
5,826,000 1.69
1.69 PREMIERE
Mindy ProjectFox9:30PM2,207,0002,187,00020,000 1.061.030.03
Person of InterestCBS10:00PM9,717,0009,632,00085,000 1.531.60(0.07)
ForeverABC10:00PM4,806,0005,346,000(540,000)1.121.27(0.15)
Chicago FireNBC10:00PM7,109,0008,367,000(1,258,000)1.932.14(0.21)










Wednesday
This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
Survivor CBS8:00PM9,329,0009,592,000(263,000)2.332.47(0.14)
Toy Story of TerrorABC8:00PM6,183,0007,697,000(1,514,000)1.852.06(0.21)vs. The Middle
Mysteries of LauraNBC8:00PM8,675,0008,698,000(23,000)1.381.310.07
Hell's KitchenFox8:00PM3,674,0003,808,000(134,000)1.231.35(0.12)
ArrowCW8:00PM2,321,0002,809,000(488,000)0.850.99(0.14)
Great Pumpkin Charlie BrownABC8:30PM6,237,0007,320,000(1,083,000)2.162.31(0.15)vs. The Goldbergs
Criminal MindsCBS9:00PM10,895,00010,452,000443,000 2.412.290.12
Modern FamilyABC9:00PM9,705,00010,625,000(920,000)3.453.62(0.17)
Law & Order: SVUNBC9:00PM7,157,0007,552,000(395,000)1.701.650.05
Red Band SocietyFox9:00PM3,165,0002,907,000258,000 0.960.910.05
black-ishABC9:30PM6,935,0008,283,000(1,348,000)2.522.86(0.34)
FlashCW9:00PM1,670,0002,092,000(422,000)0.510.64(0.13)REPEAT
StalkerCBS10:00PM7,868,0008,174,000(306,000)1.661.72(0.06)
NashvilleABC10:00PM5,018,0005,612,000(594,000)1.291.49(0.20)
Chicago P.D.NBC10:00PM6,784,0006,625,000159,000 1.581.480.10










Thursday
This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
NFL Thurs Kick-offCBS8:00PM9,232,0009,325,000(93,000)2.722.73(0.01)
Grey's AnatomyABC8:00PM8,431,0008,482,000(51,000)2.392.41(0.02)
The Biggest LoserNBC8:00PM4,665,0004,571,00094,000 1.281.220.06
BonesFox8:00PM6,562,0006,387,000175,000 1.671.550.12
Vampire DiariesCW8:00PM1,825,0001,667,000158,000 0.920.750.17
Thursday Night FootballCBS8:30PM16,094,00015,852,000242,000 5.365.43(0.07)
ScandalABC9:00PM9,905,0009,516,000389,000 2.923.04(0.12)
Bad JudgeNBC9:00PM4,678,0005,239,000(561,000)1.211.26(0.05)
GracepointFox9:00PM3,700,0003,804,000(104,000)0.820.87(0.05)
ReignCW9:00PM1,268,0001,093,000175,000 0.440.380.06
A to ZNBC9:30PM3,372,0003,628,000(256,000)1.001.05(0.05)
How To Get Away w/MurderABC10:00PM9,790,00010,809,000(1,019,000)2.763.10(0.34)
ParenthoodNBC10:00PM4,202,0004,250,000(48,000)1.301.260.04










Friday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
The Amazing RaceCBS8:00PM6,609,0005,886,000723,000 1.401.090.31
Last Man StandingABC8:00PM6,712,0006,619,00093,000 1.301.230.07
Marry MeNBC8:00PM3,030,0003,551,000(521,000)0.700.70- REPEAT vs. Bad Judge (R)
UtopiaFox8:00PM1,883,0001,862,00021,000 0.700.690.01
Jane the VirginCW8:00PM1,271,000
1,271,000 0.30
0.30 REPEAT
Whose Line Is It Anyway?CW8:00PM
1,513,000(1,513,000)
0.61(0.61)
CristelaABC8:30PM5,968,0006,515,000(547,000)1.201.27(0.07)
About A BoyNBC8:30PM2,653,0002,111,000542,000 0.600.450.15 REPEAT vs. A to Z (R)
Whose Line Is It Anyway?CW8:30PM
1,476,000(1,476,000)
0.51(0.51)
Hawaii Five-0CBS9:00PM9,137,0009,193,000(56,000)1.201.22(0.02)
Shark TankABC9:00PM7,270,0007,341,000(71,000)1.901.97(0.07)
DatelineNBC9:00PM5,722,0005,160,000562,000 1.201.050.15 9-11P
America's Next Top ModelCW9:00PM1,058,0001,017,00041,000 0.300.36(0.06)
GothamFox9:00PM1,436,0001,521,000(85,000)0.400.41(0.01)REPEAT
Blue BloodsCBS10:00PM10,415,00011,091,000(676,000)1.201.25(0.05)
20/20ABC10:00PM4,682,0004,988,000(306,000)1.101.15(0.05)
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 Fox7:35PM
5,010,000(5,010,000)
1.23(1.23)
CrimetimeCBS8:00PM3,233,0003,536,000(303,000)0.400.62(0.22)REPEAT
Saturday Night FootballABC8:00PM12,034,0005,096,0006,938,000 3.701.272.43 vs. NASCAR
Mysteries of LauraNBC8:00PM2,385,0002,339,00046,000 0.500.480.02 REPEAT
GracepointFox8:00PM1,345,000
1,345,000 0.30
0.30 REPEAT
CrimetimeCBS9:00PM3,761,0003,126,000635,000 0.600.65(0.05)REPEAT
Law & Order: SVUNBC9:00PM2,267,0003,111,000(844,000)0.400.62(0.22)REPEAT vs. Laura (R)
GracepointFox9:00PM1,338,000
1,338,000 0.20
0.20 REPEAT
48 Hours MysteryCBS10:00PM4,566,0004,492,00074,000 0.800.87(0.07)
SNL(R) NBC10:00PM2,622,0002,721,000(99,000)0.700.71(0.01)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 4 (Oct. 13-19) 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 TheoryCBS8:00PMMon15,321,0004.49
Modern FamilyABC9:00PMWed9,705,0003.45
The SimpsonsFox8:00PMSun7,333,0003.25
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:30PMMon11,377,0002.77REPEAT
black-ishABC9:30PMWed6,935,0002.52
Marry MeNBC9:00PMTue7,539,0002.31premiere
Brooklyn Nine-NineFox8:30PMSun4,513,0002.16
Family GuyFox9:00PMSun3,416,0001.70REPEAT
About a BoyNBC9:30PMTue5,826,0001.69premiere
Last Man StandingABC8:00PMFri6,712,0001.3
New GirlFox9:00PMTue2,265,0001.21
Bad JudgeNBC9:00PMThu4,678,0001.21
CristelaABC8:30PMFri5,968,0001.2
The Mindy ProjectFox9:30PMTue2,207,0001.06
MulaneyFox9:30PMSun2,191,0001.06
A to ZNBC9:30PMThu3,372,0001.00
SelfieABC8:00PMTue3,436,0000.96
Manhattan Love StoryABC8:30PMTue2,868,0000.90
The SimpsonsFox8:00PMTues1,867,0000.79REPEAT
Marry MeNBC8:00PMFri3,030,0000.7REPEAT
Bob's BurgersFox8:30PMTue1,419,0000.64REPEAT
About a BoyNBC8:30PMFri2,653,0000.6REPEAT
The GoldbergsABC8:30PMWed

preempted
The MiddleABC8:00PMWed

preempted
Bob's BurgersFox7:30PMSun

preempted
Animation DominationFox7:00PMSun

preempted
Comedytime (R) CBS8:00PMSat

preempted
American Dad!Fox9:30PMSun

completed
MomCBS8:30PMThu

premieres 10/30
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

Sunday, September 25

Family Guy - "A Lot Going on Upstairs" (Fox, 7:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Stewie refuses to sleep in his own bed because of nightmares, Peter can’t stand it, so he goes to sleep in the attic. Peter turns the attic into a man cave and all of the guys begin hanging out there, which makes Lois incredibly angry. Meanwhile, Brian helps Stewie overcome his fears by building a device to go into his nightmares and defeat his demons.

Bob's Burgers - "Flu-oise" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT)
When the youngest Belcher comes down with an epic case of the flu, Linda has a mishap as she tries to deliver Louise’s favorite toy to her daughter’s bedside. After Louise vows that she will never forgive her family for their mistake, she falls into a wild fever dream filled with familiar faces, zany musical numbers and a crazy adventure.

The Simpsons - "Monty Burns' Fleeing Circus" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When Springfield is burned to the ground, the Simpsons beg Mr. Burns to fund its rebuilding. Burns agrees – with one condition: he gets to put on a variety show at the Springfield Bowl.

Son of Zorn - "Defender of Teen Love" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
After embarrassing Alan in front of his crush, Nancy, Zorn uses the Stone of Sight to spy on the girl for his son. Meanwhile, Edie is determined to move on and forces Zorn to finally move his old boxes out of her garage and into his own apartment.

Family Guy - "The Boy in the Band" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Stewie and Brian form a children’s band that quickly rises to fame until they let a girl get between them and drive the band apart. Meanwhile, Peter and Lois insist that Chris gets a job so he takes a job managing Quagmire’s sex life as his personal assistant.

The Last Man on Earth - "General Breast Theme with Cobras" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT)
The safety of Tandy and the group is in jeopardy as armed intruders storm the Malibu beach near their home, and no one can agree on what to do. While Melissa takes drastic action, Tandy gets a new lesson in fashion.

K.C. Undercover - "In Too Deep 2" (Disney Channel, 8:00PM ET/PT)
The Volunteens give K.C. an assignment that pits her against Craig and his job of protecting the ambassador.

Bizaardvark - "Pretty-Con" (Disney Channel, 8:30PM ET/PT)
The annual beauty convention Pretty-Con comes to Vuuugle and Amelia obsesses with beating out a beauty guru for the Golden Powder Puff Award; Paige and Frankie agree to help so they can meet the host and debut their music video.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of September 26)

Sunday, September 25

  • Mark Consuelos (Hope & Faith) - Catch Mark on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
Monday, September 26
  • Zach Galifianakis (Baskets) - Watch Zach on on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Rob Lowe (The Grinder/Parks and Recreation) - Rob appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. He also talks about Code Black on CBS This Morning sometime between 7-9am and on LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings. He will be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.
  • Kal Penn (We Are Men/How I Met Your Mother) - Kal is a guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Will Forte (The Last Man on Earth) - Will visits Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. He will also be on LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Norm Macdonald (Norm) - Norm stops by The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Margaret Cho (All-American Girl) - Margaret appears on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Jaleel White (Family Matters/Grown Ups) - Jaleel is a guest on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Patton Oswalt (The Goldbergs/The King of Queens) - Patton visits Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Whoopi Goldberg (Whoopi/Bagdad Cafe) - Whoopi drops by Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Kristin Chenoweth (Kristin) - Kristin performs live on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am. She also talks about her new album on the AOL Build Show at 3pm.
  • Sutton Foster (Younger) - Sutton talks about Younger on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • The Cast of Younger) - Sutton Foster, Debi Mazar, Hilary Duff, Nico Tortorella, Peter Hermann, Miriam Shor and Molly Bernard are guests on the AOL Build Show at 2:15pm.