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


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Friday, October 20

Raven's Home - "Vest in Show" (Disney Channel, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When Booker has a vision of Raven getting fired from her job during Doggy Fashion Week, he tries to help his mom with her designs.

Stuck in the Middle - "Stuck in the Babysitting Nightmare" (Disney Channel, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Harley tries to prove her babysitting skills by watching Beast, Louie and Daphne on her own.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of October 16)

Friday, October 20

  • Woody Harrelson (Cheers) - Watch Woody on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Paul Shaffer (A Year at the Top) - Paul sits in with Cleto and The Cletones on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Miley Cyrus (Hannah Montana) - Miley appears on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Mark Feuerstein (9JKL/Good Morning, Miami/Conrad Bloom/Fired Up) - Mark is a guest on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Sofia Vergara (Modern Family/The Knights of Prosperity/Hot Properties) - Sofia appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Craig Robinson (Ghosted/Mr. Robinson/The Office) - Craig is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Julie Klausner (Difficult People) - Julie appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Niecy Nash (The Soul Man/Getting On/Reno 911!) - Niecy is a guest on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Susan Kelechi Watson (Louie) - Susan chats on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Garcelle Beauvais (The Jamie Foxx Show) - Garcelle guest co-hosts The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Anne Heche (Save Me/The Michael J. Fox Show) - Anne talks about The Brave on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • James Burrows (Sitcom Director) - James is a guest on Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Jeremy Sisto (Suburgatory) - Jeremy appears on Steve, so check your local listings.
  • Michael McKean (Laverne & Shirley) - Michael will be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Alfonso Ribeiro (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air/In the House/Silver Spoons) - Alfonso talks about America’s Funniest Home Videos on the AOL Build Show at 10am.
  • Nia Vardalos (My Big Fat Greek Life) - Nia will be on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.


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06/13 - That's My Mama - The Complete Series
06/20 - Workaholics - The Final (Seventh) Season
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08/15 - Rhoda - Season Four
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