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
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)
Family GuyFox9:00PM3,416,0003,626,000(210,000)1.701.87(0.17)REPEAT
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)


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
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)
The BlacklistNBC10:00PM9,758,0009,980,000(222,000)2.772.610.16


This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
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)
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
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
New GirlFox9:00PM2,265,0002,615,000(350,000)1.211.39(0.18)
About A BoyNBC9:30PM5,826,000
5,826,000 1.69
Mindy ProjectFox9:30PM2,207,0002,187,00020,000
Person of InterestCBS10:00PM9,717,0009,632,00085,000 1.531.60(0.07)
Chicago FireNBC10:00PM7,109,0008,367,000(1,258,000)1.932.14(0.21)

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)
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
Chicago P.D.NBC10:00PM6,784,0006,625,000159,000 1.581.480.10

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
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)
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)

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
Whose Line Is It Anyway?CW8:00PM
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
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 9-11P
America's Next Top ModelCW9:00PM1,058,0001,017,00041,000 0.300.36(0.06)
Blue BloodsCBS10:00PM10,415,00011,091,000(676,000)1.201.25(0.05)


- prem 10/24

Saturday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
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
1,345,000 0.30
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)
1,338,000 0.20
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
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
The Mindy ProjectFox9:30PMTue2,207,0001.06
A to ZNBC9:30PMThu3,372,0001.00
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

The MiddleABC8:00PMWed

Bob's BurgersFox7:30PMSun

Animation DominationFox7:00PMSun

Comedytime (R) CBS8:00PMSat

American Dad!Fox9:30PMSun


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

Saturday, October 22

Superstore - "Guns, Pills and Birds" (NBC, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Amy (America Ferrera) assigns an uncomfortable Jonah (Ben Feldman) to the gun section of Cloud 9, Jonah abuses his right-to-refuse sale to anyone that causes concern, causing an open-carry protest to gather in the store. On principle, Glenn (Mark McKinney) attempts to purchase all of the store's morning-after pills, but finds himself in a moral dilemma when he can't afford them. Dina (Lauren Ash), Garrett (Colton Dunn) and Mateo (Nico Santos) hunt down a crow that has flown into the store.

The Thundermans - "Happy Heroween" (Nickelodeon, 8:00PM ET/PT)
It's a major Halloween storm outside, but inside Colosso keeps the family spooked by telling three scary stories that are sure to terrify even the bravest of superheroes.

School of Rock - "Welcome to My Nightmare" (Nickelodeon, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Mr. Finn's class decides to celebrate Halloween in school after Principal Mullins, who hates the holiday, goes home sick. When she returns sooner than expected, they have to scramble to keep her from finding out the truth.

Complete TV Listings

Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of October 24)

Saturday, October 22

  • Jim J. Bullock (Too Close for Comfort) - Jim talks about touring the U.S. in Kinky Boots on Oprah: Where Are They Now? at 10pm ET/PT on OWN.
Sunday, October 23
  • Patti LaBelle (Out All Night) - Catch Patti on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
Monday, October 24
  • Ricky Gervais (The Office) - Watch Ricky on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Tom Hanks (Bosom Buddies) - Tom appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. He also talks about Inferno on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am and on LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Elijah Wood (Wilfred) - Elijah is a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Ana Gasteyer (People of Earth/Lady Dynamite/Suburgatory) - Ana visits Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Nick Offerman (Parks and Recreation) - Nick stops by The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Ron Howard (Happy Days/The Andy Griffith Show) - Ron appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Zooey Deschanel (New Girl) - Zooey is a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Michael Chiklis (Daddio) - Michael drops by Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Jameela Jamil (The Good Place) - Jameela appears on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Aya Cash (You're the Worst) - Aya talks about You're the Worst on the AOL Build ShoW at 2pm. She will also be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.
  • Will Forte (The Last Man on Earth) - Will is a guest on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Mary Steenburgen (The Last Man on Earth/Ink) - Mary talks about The Last Man on Earth on NBC's Today in the 10am hour. She will also be on the AOL Build Show at 12:30pm.
  • Anna Camp (The Mindy Project) - Anna talks about Good Girls Revolt on People Now at 8:30am.
  • James Brolin (Life in Pieces) - James is a guest on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.