Sunday, October 26, 2014

Week 5 TV Ratings and Analysis; How the Sitcoms Did

2014-15 Week 5 TV Ratings (first four nights, Mon-Thu): 

Households: #1. CBS 8.3/14 rating/share (+4% in rating from first four nights week 4); #2. Fox 5.9/10 (+136%); #3. ABC 5.4/9 (+4%); #4. NBC 4.9/8 (-4%); #5. The CW 1.2/2 (even)
Total Viewers: #1. CBS 13.38 million (+5% from first four nights week 4); #2. Fox 9.74 million (+142%); #3. ABC 8.06 million (+2%); #4. NBC 7.69 million (-6%); #5. The CW 1.92 million (-6%).
Adults 18-49: #1. CBS 3.3/10 rating/share (+10% in rating from first four nights week 4); #2. Fox 2.7/8 (+108%); #3. ABC 2.0/6 (even); #4. NBC 2.0/6 (-9%) #5. The CW 0.8/2 (even)

We have the final ratings for Week 4 (10/13/14-10/19/14). Among Adults 18-49, NBC won the week again with a 2.6 rating thanks to the NFL, followed by ABC's 2.1, CBS's 2.1 and Fox's 1.6.  For Total Viewers, CBS was on top with 10.5 million, followed by NBC's 8.9. ABC was next with 7.93 million and Fox trailed with 4.65 million.

For season to-date (9/22/14-10/19/14), among Adults 18-49 we have NBC on top with a 3.0 rating, followed by CBS with a 2.6, ABC with a 2.4 and Fox with a 2.0.  In Total Viewers, it is CBS on top with 11.94 million, then NBC with 9.91 million, ABC is next with 8.67 million and Fox with 5.42 million.

Back to week 5 (Oct. 20-26), 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 5 (Oct. 20-26) Analysis

Last Sunday (Oct. 19)(Week 4)This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
60 MinutesCBS7:00PM11,393,00010,186,000 1,207,000 1.181.30 (0.12)
America's Funniest Home VideosABC7:00PM5,261,0005,463,000 (202,000)1.081.16 (0.08)
The SimpsonsFox7:00PM


- preempted
Football Night in AmericaNBC7:30PM6,048,0004,322,000 1,726,000 2.011.41 0.60
The OTFox7:30PM13,782,00014,564,000 (782,000)5.095.51 (0.42)
Madam SecretaryCBS8:00PM12,278,00011,446,000 832,000 1.461.44 0.02
Once Upon a TimeABC8:00PM8,070,0007,923,000 147,000 2.722.68 0.04
Football Night in AmericaNBC8:00PM12,605,00011,422,000 1,183,000 4.054.00 0.05
The SimpsonsFox8:00PM7,760,0007,333,000 427,000 3.583.25 0.33
Sunday Night FootballNBC8:30PM23,792,00018,088,000 5,704,000 8.226.58 1.64
Brooklyn Nine-NineFox8:30PM5,217,0004,513,000 704,000 2.512.16 0.35
The Good WifeCBS9:00PM10,882,00010,392,000 490,000 1.421.28 0.14
ResurrectionABC9:00PM5,071,0005,552,000 (481,000)1.401.48 (0.08)
Family GuyFox9:00PM4,739,0003,416,000 1,323,000 2.491.70 0.79 vs. REPEAT
MulaneyFox9:30PM2,245,0002,191,000 54,000 1.021.06 (0.04)
CSICBS10:00PM8,855,0008,771,000 84,000 1.371.36 0.01
Revenge ABC10:00PM4,997,0004,659,000 338,000 1.281.20 0.08


This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:00PM16,017,00015,321,000 696,000 4.584.49 0.09
Dancing with the StarsABC8:00PM12,584,00012,739,000 (155,000)1.991.98 0.01
The VoiceNBC8:00PM11,899,00013,275,000 (1,376,000)3.434.02 (0.59)
GothamFox8:00PM6,091,0006,393,000 (302,000)2.292.41 (0.12)
The OriginalsCW8:00PM1,272,0001,290,000 (18,000)0.650.66 (0.01)
The MillersCBS8:30PM8,926,00011,377,000 (2,451,000)2.112.77 (0.66)premiere vs. Big Bang (R)
ScorpionCBS9:00PM10,747,00011,510,000 (763,000)2.432.39 0.04
Sleepy HollowFox9:00PM5,022,0004,763,000 259,000 1.791.68 0.11
Jane the VirginCW9:00PM1,362,0001,605,000 (243,000)0.490.58 (0.09)
NCIS: LACBS10:00PM8,783,0009,242,000 (459,000)1.711.61 0.10
CastleABC10:00PM8,819,0009,173,000 (354,000)1.541.95 (0.41)
The BlacklistNBC10:00PM9,338,0009,758,000 (420,000)2.452.77 (0.32)


This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
NCISCBS8:00PM17,125,00017,259,000 (134,000)2.402.51 (0.11)
SelfieABC8:00PM3,815,0003,436,000 379,000 1.090.96 0.13
The VoiceNBC8:00PM11,947,00012,339,000 (392,000)3.263.42 (0.16)
Fox World SeriesFox8:00PM12,191,000
12,191,000 3.38
3.38 8-11P
The SimpsonsFox8:00PM
1,867,000 (1,867,000)
0.79 (0.79)
FlashCW8:00PM3,592,0004,268,000 (676,000)1.501.67 (0.17)
Manhattan Love StoryABC8:30PM2,617,0002,868,000 (251,000)0.740.90 (0.16)
Bob's BurgersFox8:30PM
1,419,000 (1,419,000)
0.64 (0.64)
NCIS: New OrleansCBS9:00PM16,130,00016,141,000 (11,000)2.392.22 0.17
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.ABC9:00PM4,359,0004,704,000 (345,000)1.561.66 (0.10)
Marry MeNBC9:00PM5,608,0007,539,000 (1,931,000)1.792.31 (0.52)
New GirlFox9:00PM
2,265,000 (2,265,000)
1.21 (1.21)
SupernaturalCW9:00PM2,078,0002,129,000 (51,000)0.890.96 (0.07)
About A BoyNBC9:30PM4,631,0005,826,000 (1,195,000)1.381.69 (0.31)
Mindy ProjectFox9:30PM
2,207,000 (2,207,000)
1.06 (1.06)
Person of InterestCBS10:00PM9,397,0009,717,000 (320,000)1.541.53 0.01
ForeverABC10:00PM4,948,0004,806,000 142,000 1.171.12 0.05
Chicago FireNBC10:00PM7,453,0007,109,000 344,000 1.881.93 (0.05)

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
Survivor CBS8:00PM9,224,0009,329,000 (105,000)2.252.33 (0.08)
The MiddleABC8:00PM7,292,0006,183,000 1,109,000 2.051.85 0.20 vs. Toy Story of Terror
Mysteries of LauraNBC8:00PM8,248,0008,675,000 (427,000)1.341.38 (0.04)
Fox World SeriesFox8:00PM12,917,000
12,917,000 3.40
3.40 8-11P
Hell's KitchenFox8:00PM
3,674,000 (3,674,000)
1.23 (1.23)
ArrowCW8:00PM2,550,0002,321,000 229,000 0.930.85 0.08
The GoldbergsABC8:30PM7,053,0006,237,000 816,000 2.272.16 0.11 vs. Charlie Brown
Criminal MindsCBS9:00PM9,924,00010,895,000 (971,000)2.472.41 0.06
Modern FamilyABC9:00PM10,159,0009,705,000 454,000 3.393.45 (0.06)
Law & Order: SVUNBC9:00PM7,188,0007,157,000 31,000 1.581.70 (0.12)
Red Band SocietyFox9:00PM
3,165,000 (3,165,000)
0.96 (0.96)
black-ishABC9:30PM7,950,0006,935,000 1,015,000 2.422.52 (0.10)
The 100CW9:00PM1,539,0001,670,000 (131,000)0.500.51 (0.01)premiere vs. Flash (R)
StalkerCBS10:00PM7,367,0007,868,000 (501,000)1.711.66 0.05
NashvilleABC10:00PM5,372,0005,018,000 354,000 1.361.29 0.07
Chicago P.D.NBC10:00PM6,846,0006,784,000 62,000 1.511.58 (0.07)

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
NFL Thurs Kick-offCBS8:00PM12,191,0009,232,000 2,959,000 3.432.72 0.71
Grey's AnatomyABC8:00PM8,616,0008,431,000 185,000 2.502.39 0.11
The Biggest LoserNBC8:00PM4,577,0004,665,000 (88,000)1.151.28 (0.13)
BonesFox8:00PM4,346,0006,562,000 (2,216,000)0.921.67 (0.75)REPEAT
Vampire DiariesCW8:00PM1,663,0001,825,000 (162,000)0.780.92 (0.14)
Thursday Night FootballCBS8:30PM20,216,00016,094,000 4,122,000 6.685.36 1.32
ScandalABC9:00PM9,975,0009,905,000 70,000 3.042.92 0.12
Bad JudgeNBC9:00PM4,390,0004,678,000 (288,000)1.011.21 (0.20)
GracepointFox9:00PM3,519,0003,700,000 (181,000)0.820.82 -
ReignCW9:00PM1,263,0001,268,000 (5,000)0.450.44 0.01
A to ZNBC9:30PM3,133,0003,372,000 (239,000)0.881.00 (0.12)
How To Get Away w/MurderABC10:00PM9,967,0009,790,000 177,000 3.012.76 0.25
ParenthoodNBC10:00PM3,950,0004,202,000 (252,000)1.171.30 (0.13)

Friday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
The Amazing RaceCBS8:00PM5,549,0006,567,000 (1,018,000)1.001.41 (0.41)
Last Man StandingABC8:00PM6,258,0006,790,000 (532,000)1.101.27 (0.17)
6,213,000 1.10
1.10 TP premiere
Marry MeNBC8:00PM
2,747,000 (2,747,000)
0.63 (0.63)
Fox World SeriesFox8:00PM9,915,000
9,915,000 2.50
2.50 8-11P
1,771,000 (1,771,000)0.300.67 (0.37)
Jane the VirginCW8:00PM891,0001,249,000 (358,000)0.300.28 0.02 REPEAT
CristelaABC8:30PM5,181,0005,989,000 (808,000)1.001.16 (0.16)
About A BoyNBC8:30PM
2,366,000 (2,366,000)
0.60 (0.60)
Hawaii Five-0CBS9:00PM8,782,0009,179,000 (397,000)1.101.25 (0.15)
Shark TankABC9:00PM6,895,0007,322,000 (427,000)1.801.91 (0.11)

5,783,000 (5,783,000)
1.23 (1.23)
America's Next Top ModelCW9:00PM1,078,0001,063,000 15,000 0.300.32 (0.02)
1,459,000 (1,459,000)
0.45 (0.45)
Blue BloodsCBS10:00PM11,196,00010,699,000 497,000 1.301.19 0.11
20/20ABC10:00PM5,839,0004,586,000 1,253,000 1.501.05 0.45
4,339,000 1.40

Saturday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
Fox World SeriesFox7:35PM9,772,000
9,772,000 2.30
CrimetimeCBS8:00PM2,750,0002,978,000 (228,000)0.500.39 0.11 REPEAT
Saturday Night FootballABC8:00PM4,126,00013,251,000 (9,125,000)1.104.15 (3.05)
Mysteries of LauraNBC8:00PM2,137,0002,405,000 (268,000)0.300.47 (0.17)REPEAT
1,254,000 (1,254,000)
0.23 (0.23)
48 Hours MysteryCBS9:00PM3,908,0003,705,000 203,000 0.600.55 0.05 vs. Crimetime
ConstatineNBC9:00PM1,583,0002,290,000 (707,000)0.400.46 (0.06)REPEAT vs. SVU(R)
1,283,000 (1,283,000)
0.21 (0.21)
48 Hours MysteryCBS10:00PM5,000,0004,683,000 317,000 0.700.82 (0.12)
SNL(R) NBC10:00PM1,835,0002,545,000 (710,000)0.400.70 (0.30)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 5 (Oct. 20-26) 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 TheoryCBS8:00PMMon16,017,0004.58
The SimpsonsFox8:00PMSun7,760,0003.58
Modern FamilyABC9:00PMWed10,159,0003.39
Brooklyn Nine-NineFox8:30PMSun5,217,0002.51
Family GuyFox9:00PMSun4,739,0002.49
The GoldbergsABC8:30PMWed7,053,0002.27
The MillersCBS8:30PMMon8,926,0002.11PREMIERE
The MiddleABC8:00PMWed7,292,0002.05
Marry MeNBC9:00PMTue5,608,0001.79
About a BoyNBC9:30PMTue4,631,0001.38
Last Man StandingABC8:00PMFri6,258,0001.1
Bad JudgeNBC9:00PMThu4,390,0001.01
A to ZNBC9:30PMThu3,133,0000.88
Manhattan Love StoryABC8:30PMTue2,617,0000.74canceled

New GirlFox9:00PMTue

The Mindy ProjectFox9:30PMTue

The SimpsonsFox8:00PMTues

Marry MeNBC8:00PMFri

Bob's BurgersFox8:30PMTue

About a BoyNBC8:30PMFri

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
Two and a Half MenCBS9:00PMThu

premieres 10/30
The McCarthysCBS9:30PMThu

premieres 10/30

SOURCE: Nielsen Media Research

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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Thursday, May 25

The Goldbergs - "Agassi" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Adam feels like he’s losing his best friend, Chad, so he attempts to join the tennis team.  When Chad picks Dave Kim as his partner, Adam vows to take him down with Barry in a tennis match, channeling Andre Agassi.  Meanwhile, with the help of Beverly, Erica deals with her post-break up depression just in time for Valentine’s Day.

American Housewife - "The Club" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Anna-Kat develops a fear of water and stops bathing, her therapist suggests the Ottos get her to go swimming. But can Katie get over own her fear of wearing a bathing suit in public at the Westport Country Club so she can help her kid out? Meanwhile Oliver gives his dad a style makeover after students at the college give Greg a low “jalapeƱo” score.

Modern Family - "Do It Yourself" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Feeling empowered after his successful do-it-yourself  project, Phil convinces Jay to co-invest in a property he has always wanted to develop. Meanwhile, Claire’s new obsession with a TV chef and her new love of cooking Sunday dinners hasn’t been as tasty as she thinks. Haley is the family’s only hope to add a little spice to the situation. At the Pritchett-Tucker house, Cam and Mitchell see that the family is too reliant on technology, so they attempt to teach Lily the importance of hard work, which ends disastrously. Back at the Pritchett’s, Jay feels replaced when he sees Gloria has hired Coach Gary (Payton Manning) to coach Joe and serve as a handy man.

Modern Family - "Heavy Is the Head" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
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 - "Auntsgiving" (ABC, 10:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Pops’ older sister Almaviligerais unexpectedly arrives for Thanksgiving, much to everyone’s delight except Ruby, who can’t stand her ex-sister-in-law. While Bow and Dre go on their last vacation before the baby arrives, the kids try to figure out why Ruby hates Almaviligerais so much.

Speechless - "D-I-- DING" (ABC, 10:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
After leaving a note behind Maya’s back, Ray takes sides against the family when Maya dings a nearby car.  Following through on a promise, Jimmy and Dylan share a moment, as father and daughter are on a search in the back room at the local supermarket while JJ teaches a rude customer a lesson, and a moonlighting Kenneth hides his side job from the DiMeos.

The Big Bang Theory - "The Emotion Detection Automation" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Sheldon beta-tests an MIT invention after hearing it can help him read people’s emotions. Also, Leonard can’t hide his feelings when Penny announces her brother is coming to town, and Raj invites his ex-girlfriends over to give him dating advice. Laura Spencer, Katie Micucci, Alessandra Torresani and Katie Leclerc return as Raj’s ex-girlfriends.

Superior Donuts - "What's the Big Idea?" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Franco’s creative new donut flavors become bestsellers, Arthur tries to prove he’s still relevant by coming up with a unique one of his own. Also, Fawz works to dream up an inventive password in order to keep Maya and James from stealing his store’s WiFi.

Mom - "Sword Fights and a Dominican Shortstop" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Christy considers giving up her dream of becoming a lawyer when Bonnie’s ex-girlfriend, Jeanine (Rosie O’Donnell), offers her a lucrative job in real estate. Also, Adam is very curious about Bonnie’s past with women.

Life in Pieces - "Eyebrow Anonymous Trapped Gem" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Tim accidentally shaves off a huge chunk of eyebrow before an important photoshoot, he hopes Jen and Colleen’s grooming expertise can fix it. Also, when Gigi passes away, Greg makes an anonymous donation with the money she left him, but later realizes he wants to be recognized for it; John learns firsthand what Gigi’s life was like at the nursing home; and Joan honors her mother’s memory with unusual jewelry.

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Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of May 22)

Thursday, May 25

  • Jada Pinkett-Smith (A Different World) - Catch Jada on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Jamie Foxx (The Jamie Foxx Show) - Jamie is a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC. He will also be on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Laurie Metcalf (The Big Bang Theory/The McCartyhs/Roseanne) - Laurie stops by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Bryan Cranston (Malcolm in the Middle) - Bryan appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Zach Woods (Silicon Valley/The Office) - Zach visits The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Wanda Sykes (The New Adventures of Old Christine/Wanda Large) - Wanda appears on a repeat of Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Trevor Noah at 11pm.
  • Whitney Cummings (whitney) - Whitney is a guest on a repeat of @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • The Cast of Veep - Julia Louis Dreyfus, Tony Hale, Anna Chlumsky, Reid Scott, Matt Walsh, Timothy Simons, Kevin Dunn, Gary Cole and Sam Richardson are guests on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Chelsea Handler (Are You There, Chelsea?) - Chelsea stops by Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Sherri Shepherd (Trial & Error/Sherri/Less Than Perfect) - Sherri appears on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Tiffani Thiessen (Saved by the Bell/Saved by the Bell: The College Years) - Tiffani kicks off summer with recipes that are included in People's Summer Grilling special issue on People Now at 8:30am.