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 (January/February)

I Love Lucy - Superstar Special #2 (Colorized) The Love Boat - Season Three - Volume Two Hooperman - Season One 227 - The Complete First Season (Mill Creek) Fuller House - The Complete First Season

01/03 - Girls - The Complete Fifth Season (Blu-ray)
01/10 - Broad City - Season 3
01/17 - I Love Lucy - Superstar Special #2 (Colorized)
01/17 - The Love Boat - Season Three - Volume One
01/17 - The Love Boat - Season Three - Volume Two
01/24 - Hooperman - Season One / Review
01/24 - Hooperman - Season Two / Review
01/31 - Ballers - The Complete Second Season (Blu-ray)
02/07 - Sabrina, the Teenage Witch - Sabrina Down Under
02/07 - So Little Time - Volume 1 - School's Cool - Boy Crazy
02/07 - So Little Time - Volume 2 - About a Family - Hangin' Out
02/07 - 227 - The Complete First Season (Mill Creek)
02/07 - Vice Principals - The Complete First Season (Blu-ray)
02/14 - Beavis and Butt-Head - The Complete Collection
02/14 - Grace and Frankie - Season Two
02/28 - Fuller House - The Complete First Season
More TV DVD Releases / DVD Reviews Archive / SitcomsOnline Digest


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Wednesday, February 22

The Goldbergs - "So Swayze It's Crazy" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
After Adam sees his friend on television, he asks Beverly for her help to become an actor, so Beverly enlists his friend’s mom Edie, who is a kid talent agent in town. Unfortunately, Edie insists Adam can only get “nerd” roles, so Beverly goes on a quest to make Adam a teenage heartthrob. Meanwhile, Barry decides to embrace the punk lifestyle, and Murray attempts to become more involved in Erica’s life, but it backfires.

Speechless - "O-S-- OSCAR P-A-- PARTY" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When the Dimeos throw their annual Oscar party with other special-needs families, Maya feels threatened by new mom Becca, who seems a little too perfect.  Meanwhile, Jimmy encourages the fathers at the party to let loose while Ray tries to impress a girl by pretending to be someone he is not.

Modern Family - "Heavy Is the Head" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Despite their lofty hopes, Phil and Jay’s property investment might turn out to be a bust, forcing Phil to rethink his original dream. Meanwhile, Cam lands in the hospital due to a head injury and refuses to have an MRI thanks to a traumatic incident with a well when he was a child. Determined to finally impress Claire and keep her from re-gifting her birthday present, Gloria surprises her with a day of luxury at the office. However, after Claire had to implement some rather harsh budget cuts at work, a massage at her desk may not be sending the right message.

black-ish - "One Angry Man" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Dre is forced to participate in jury duty after Junior responds to the summons that was thrown away. The case is supposed to be open and shut, but when Dre sees that the defendant is a young African American, he feels a civic responsibility to give him a fair trial. Meanwhile, Bow decides to let the kids swear in the house since they are more open with her that way, but she and Ruby soon regret the decision.

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia - "The Gang Tends Bar" (FXX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
It's Valentine's Day and Paddy's is packed with customers. Dennis implores the gang to do one day of actual work but everyone else is distracted by a mystery crate Cricket spotted in the alley. Eventually, the gang becomes convinced Dennis really wants them to work on their relationships and everyone shares their grievances without much resolution.

Man Seeking Woman - "Dolphin" (FXX, 10:30PM ET/PT)
When her mom becomes obsessed with Josh's wedding, Liz seeks out her estranged father (Peter Gallagher).

Schitt's Creek - "General Store" (Pop, 8:00PM ET/PT)
David comes up with a new business venture; Alexis adjusts to her first day of school.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of February 20)

Wednesday, February 22

  • Tom Hanks (Bosom Buddies) and George Clooney (The Facts of Life/Roseanne) - Tom and George are guests on a repeat of the 2012 Jimmy Kimmel Live: After the Oscars special at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Ariana Grande (Sam & Cat) - Ariana drops by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Ken Jeong (Dr. Ken/Community) - Ken visits The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Kelly Ripa (Hope & Faith) - Kelly is a guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Billy Gardell (Mike & Molly)- Billy appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. He will also be on the AOL Build Show at 11am.
  • Terry Crews (Brooklyn Nine-Nine/Are We There Yet?/Everybody Hates Chris) - Terry stops by Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. He also talks about Ultimate Beastmaster on NBC's Today in the 9am hour and on the AOL Build Show at 2pm.
  • Ron Funches (Powerless/Undateable) - Ron is a guest on Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Demi Lovato (Sonny with a Chance) - Demi appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • NeNe Leakes (The New Normal) - NeNe guest co-hosts The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Matt Shively (The Real O'Neals/True Jackson, VP) - Matt is a guest on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Justin Bartha (The New Normal) - Justin joins the Chew Crew on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Wendi McLendon-Covey (The Goldbergs/Rules of Engagement/Reno 911!) - Wendi will be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Will Forte (The Last Man on Earth/The Cleveland Show) - Will talks about The Last Man on Earth on NBC's Today in the 10am hour. He will also be on Good Day New York on WNYW-Fox5 in New York sometime between 7-10am.
  • Rosie Perez (Search Party) - Rosie is a guest on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Allison Williams (Girls) - Allison appears on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Yvette Nicole Brown (The Odd Couple/Community) - Yvette dishes about the new season of SuperMansion on Crackle on The Wendy Williams Show at 2am on BET or on your local stations.
  • Mike Epps (Uncle Buck/Survivor's Remorse) - Mike is a guest on Steve Harvey, so check your local listings.
  • Eva Longoria (Telenovela) - Eva chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Mark Consuelos (Hope & Faith) - Mark guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.