Sunday, November 16, 2014

Week 8 TV Ratings and Analysis; How the Sitcoms Did

2014-15 Week 8 TV Ratings (first four nights, Mon-Thu): 

Households: #1. CBS 6.3/10 rating/share (+11% in rating from first four nights week 7); #2. NBC 5.5/9 (+25%); #3. ABC 5.3/9 (-17%); #4. Fox 2.6/4 (-even); #5. The CW 1.2/2 (+20%)
Total Viewers: #1. CBS 10.16 million (+12% from first four nights week 7); #2. NBC 8.83 million (+27%); #3. ABC 8.14 million (-18%); #4. Fox 4.28 million (-1%); #5. The CW 1.92 million (+25%).
Adults 18-49: #1. NBC 2.3/7 rating/share (+28% in rating from first four nights week 7); #2. ABC 2.0/6 (-20%); #3. CBS 1.9/6 (+6%); #4. Fox 1.4/4 (even) #5. The CW 0.8/2 (+33%)

We have the final ratings for Week 7 (11/3/14-11/9/14 LIVE+SD). Among Adults 18-49, NBC won the week by a tenth, edging out ABC's 2.1 Then we had CBS at 1.8, while Fox trailed with a 1.5.  For Total Viewers, CBS was on top still with 9.3 million, followed by ABC's 8.44. NBC was next with 7.78 million and Fox trailed with only 4.34 million.

For season to-date (9/22/14-11/13/14 LIVE+SD), among Adults 18-49 we have NBC on top with a 2.5 rating, followed by CBS with a 2.2, ABC with a 1.9 and Fox with a 1.9.  In Total Viewers, it is CBS on top with 10.65 million, then NBC with 8.5 million, ABC is next with 7.46 million and Fox with 5.99 million.

Back to week 8 (Nov. 10-16), 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 8 (Nov. 10-16) Analysis















Last Sunday (Nov. 9)(Week 7)This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
CBS NFL Post GameCBS7:59PM
23,721,000 (23,721,000)
6.68 (6.68)
60 MinutesCBS7:00PM12,160,00017,800,000 (5,640,000)1.473.38 (1.91)
America's Funniest VideosABC7:00PM6,657,0006,116,000 541,000 1.481.19 0.29
The SimpsonsFox7:00PM
2,374,000 (2,374,000)
1.03 (1.03)
Football Night in AmericaNBC7:30PM6,510,0003,408,000 3,102,000 2.291.06 1.23
The OTFox7:32PM10,445,0002,981,000 7,464,000 3.811.50 2.31 vs. Bob's Burgers
Madam SecretaryCBS8:00PM12,540,00013,209,000 (669,000)1.441.85 (0.41)
Once Upon a TimeABC8:00PM7,418,0007,536,000 (118,000)2.472.56 (0.09)
Football Night in AmericaNBC8:00PM12,060,00010,124,000 1,936,000 4.083.57 0.51
The SimpsonsFox8:00PM6,702,0004,223,000 2,479,000 2.992.04 0.95
Sunday Night FootballNBC8:30PM18,131,00018,595,000 (464,000)6.506.68 (0.18)
Brooklyn Nine-NineFox8:30PM3,987,0003,414,000 573,000 1.861.66 0.20
The Good WifeCBS9:00PM10,718,00010,450,000 268,000 1.401.42 (0.02)
ResurrectionABC9:00PM4,582,0004,992,000 (410,000)1.181.40 (0.22)
Family GuyFox9:00PM3,633,0002,509,000 1,124,000 1.831.18 0.65 vs. REPEAT
MulaneyFox9:30PM1,985,0001,631,000 354,000 0.920.69 0.23
CSICBS10:00PM8,669,000
8,669,000 1.24
1.24
Revenge ABC10:00PM5,260,0004,665,000 595,000 1.261.21 0.05




















Monday

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
2 Broke GirlsCBS8:00PM7,549,0007,970,000 (421,000)1.882.21 (0.33)
Dancing with the StarsABC8:00PM13,305,00013,088,000 217,000 1.992.00 (0.01)
The VoiceNBC8:00PM11,484,00012,056,000 (572,000)3.253.46 (0.21)
GothamFox8:00PM6,350,0006,633,000 (283,000)2.252.40 (0.15)
The OriginalsCW8:00PM1,457,0001,091,000 366,000 0.680.50 0.18
The MillersCBS8:30PM6,475,0006,784,000 (309,000)1.531.64 (0.11)
ScorpionCBS9:00PM10,078,00010,342,000 (264,000)2.022.22 (0.20)
Sleepy HollowFox9:00PM4,648,0004,521,000 127,000 1.501.54 (0.04)
Jane the VirginCW9:00PM1,223,0001,012,000 211,000 0.470.39 0.08
NCIS: LACBS10:00PM8,218,0009,197,000 (979,000)1.491.53 (0.04)
CastleABC10:00PM9,522,0007,373,000 2,149,000 1.591.24 0.35 vs. Countdown CMA
The BlacklistNBC10:00PM9,753,0009,300,000 453,000 2.502.37 0.13










Tuesday

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
NCISCBS8:00PM17,493,0009,907,000 7,586,000 2.331.37 0.96 vs. NCIS: NO(R)
SelfieABC8:00PM3,253,0003,674,000 (421,000)0.940.93 0.01
The VoiceNBC8:00PM11,421,0009,582,000 1,839,000 3.012.25 0.76 8-10P vs. REPEAT
MasterChef JuniorFox8:00PM4,893,0005,091,000 (198,000)1.821.83 (0.01)
FlashCW8:00PM3,458,0001,752,000 1,706,000 1.380.55 0.83 vs. REPEAT
Modern FamilyABC8:30PM2,847,0003,230,000 (383,000)0.860.87 (0.01)REPEAT vs. Selfie
NCIS: New OrleansCBS9:00PM14,994,00011,473,000 3,521,000 1.951.48 0.47 vs. NCIS(R)
Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.ABC9:00PM4,271,0003,410,000 861,000 1.551.16 0.39 vs. Marvel 75 Special
Marry MeNBC9:00PM
4,540,000 (4,540,000)
1.25 (1.25)preempted
New GirlFox9:00PM3,007,0003,385,000 (378,000)1.321.63 (0.31)
SupernaturalCW9:00PM2,169,0001,073,000 1,096,000 0.890.40 0.49 vs. Retrospective(R)
About A BoyNBC9:30PM
3,523,000 (3,523,000)
0.94 (0.94)preempted
Mindy ProjectFox9:30PM2,467,0002,836,000 (369,000)1.061.31 (0.25)
Person of InterestCBS10:00PM9,106,0005,408,000 3,698,000 1.320.85 0.47 vs. Campaign'14
ForeverABC10:00PM4,227,0003,147,000 1,080,000 0.990.72 0.27 vs. Your Vote'14
Chicago FireNBC10:00PM9,058,0004,225,000 4,833,000 2.230.95 1.28 vs. Decision'14










Wednesday
This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
Survivor CBS8:00PM9,511,0009,309,000 202,000 2.322.31 0.01
CMA AwardsABC8:00PM
16,249,000 (16,249,000)
4.55 (4.55)
The MiddleABC8:00PM8,103,000
8,103,000 1.95
1.95
The VoiceNBC8:00PM10,642,0007,870,000 2,772,000 2.481.27 1.21 vs. Laura
Hell's KitchenFox8:00PM3,747,0003,623,000 124,000 1.461.34 0.12
ArrowCW8:00PM2,597,0002,725,000 (128,000)0.911.06 (0.15)
The GoldbergsABC8:30PM7,541,000
7,541,000 2.09
2.09
Criminal MindsCBS9:00PM10,352,0009,785,000 567,000 2.312.12 0.19
Modern FamilyABC9:00PM9,832,000
9,832,000 3.17
3.17
Law & Order: SVUNBC9:00PM10,006,0006,998,000 3,008,000 2.371.61 0.76
Red Band SocietyFox9:00PM2,832,0002,882,000 (50,000)0.890.88 0.01
black-ishABC9:30PM7,780,000
7,780,000 2.51
2.51
The 100CW9:00PM1,750,0001,678,000 72,000 0.540.54 -
StalkerCBS10:00PM7,011,0007,343,000 (332,000)1.391.49 (0.10)
NashvilleABC10:00PM5,659,000
5,659,000 1.43
1.43
Chicago P.D.NBC10:00PM9,540,0006,149,000 3,391,000 2.191.36 0.83










Thursday
This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:00PM16,902,00016,557,000 345,000 4.524.25 0.27
Grey's AnatomyABC8:00PM8,356,0008,080,000 276,000 2.392.36 0.03
The Biggest LoserNBC8:00PM4,522,0004,349,000 173,000 1.161.17 (0.01)
BonesFox8:00PM5,504,0005,640,000 (136,000)1.261.27 (0.01)
Vampire DiariesCW8:00PM1,545,0001,585,000 (40,000)0.730.75 (0.02)
MomCBS8:30PM11,068,00010,803,000 265,000 2.572.35 0.22
Two and a Half MenCBS9:00PM8,754,0009,117,000 (363,000)2.062.14 (0.08)
ScandalABC9:00PM10,053,0009,821,000 232,000 3.232.93 0.30
Bad JudgeNBC9:00PM3,719,0003,683,000 36,000 0.890.87 0.02
GracepointFox9:00PM3,485,0003,031,000 454,000 0.800.67 0.13
ReignCW9:00PM1,186,0001,326,000 (140,000)0.410.45 (0.04)
The McCarthysCBS9:00PM6,357,0006,672,000 (315,000)1.381.48 (0.10)
A to ZNBC9:30PM2,350,0002,744,000 (394,000)0.610.77 (0.16)
ElementaryCBS10:00PM6,527,0007,066,000 (539,000)1.011.18 (0.17)
How To Get Away w/MurderABC10:00PM9,248,0009,181,000 67,000 2.892.76 0.13
ParenthoodNBC10:00PM3,607,0003,962,000 (355,000)1.041.26 (0.22)










Friday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
Hollywood Film AwardsCBS8:00PM4,141,000
4,141,000 0.50
0.50 8-10P
The Amazing RaceCBS8:00PM
6,048,000 (6,048,000)
1.20 (1.20)
Last Man StandingABC8:00PM7,075,0006,672,000 403,000 1.501.32 0.18
DatelineNBC8:00PM7,974,0007,869,000 105,000 1.501.39 0.11
MasterChef JuniorFox8:00PM2,366,0002,038,000 328,000 0.700.61 0.09 REPEAT
Whose Line Is It Anyway?CW8:00PM1,658,0001,413,000 245,000 0.500.54 (0.04)vs. REPEAT
CristelaABC8:30PM5,252,0004,948,000 304,000 1.101.00 0.10
Whose Line Is It Anyway?CW8:30PM1,393,0001,208,000 185,000 0.400.43 (0.03)REPEAT
Hawaii Five-0CBS9:00PM
8,950,000 (8,950,000)
1.20 (1.20)
Shark TankABC9:00PM7,575,0007,797,000 (222,000)1.701.95 (0.25)
GrimmNBC9:00PM4,983,0004,931,000 52,000 1.201.31 (0.11)
America's Next Top ModelCW9:00PM1,192,0001,077,000 115,000 0.400.41 (0.01)
GothamFox9:00PM1,771,0001,277,000 494,000 0.600.37 0.23 REPEAT
Hollywood Film Awards Post ShowCBS10:00PM2,691,00011,506,000 (8,815,000)0.401.35 (0.95)vs. Blue Bloods
20/20ABC10:00PM5,736,0006,942,000 (1,206,000)1.201.66 (0.46)
ConstantineNBC10:00PM3,438,0003,141,000 297,000 0.800.98 (0.18)










Saturday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
48 Hours MysteryCBS8:00PM3,800,000
3,800,000 0.70
0.70
College FootballCBS8:00PM
9,109,000 (9,109,000)
2.78 (2.78)
Saturday Night FootballABC8:00PM7,550,0006,825,000 725,000 2.501.95 0.55
Dateline MysteryNBC8:00PM4,350,000
4,350,000 0.70
0.70 8-10P
Mysteries of LauraNBC8:00PM
2,635,000 (2,635,000)
0.38 (0.38)
College FootballFox8:00PM2,040,0002,248,000 (208,000)0.600.62 (0.02)
CrimetimeCBS9:00PM3,480,000
3,480,000 0.60
0.60
Law & Order: SVUNBC9:00PM
2,775,000 (2,775,000)
0.57 (0.57)
48 Hours MysteryCBS10:00PM5,590,000
5,590,000 0.90
0.90
SNL(R) NBC10:00PM3,030,0003,077,000 (47,000)0.800.69 0.11 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 8 (Nov. 10-16) 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 TheoryCBS8:00PMThu16,902,0004.52
Modern FamilyABC9:00PMWed9,832,0003.17
The SimpsonsFox8:00PMSun6,702,0002.99
MomCBS8:30PMThu11,068,0002.57
black-ishABC9:30PMWed7,780,0002.51
The GoldbergsABC8:30PMWed7,541,0002.09
Two and a Half MenCBS9:00PMThu8,754,0002.06
The MiddleABC8:00PMWed8,103,0001.95
2 Broke GirlsCBS8:00PMMon7,549,0001.88
Brooklyn Nine-NineFox8:30PMSun3,987,0001.86
Family GuyFox9:00PMSun3,633,0001.83
The MillersCBS8:30PMMon6,475,0001.53canceled
Last Man StandingABC8:00PMFri7,075,0001.5
The McCarthysCBS9:30PMThu6,357,0001.38
New GirlFox9:00PMTue3,007,0001.32
CristelaABC8:30PMFri5,252,0001.1
The Mindy ProjectFox9:30PMTue2,467,0001.06
SelfieABC8:00PMTue3,253,0000.94canceled
MulaneyFox9:30PMSun1,985,0000.92
Bad JudgeNBC9:00PMThu3,719,0000.89canceled
Modern FamilyABC8:30PMTue2,847,0000.86REPEAT
A to ZNBC9:30PMThu2,351,0000.61canceled
Bob's BurgersFox7:30PMSun

preempted
Marry MeNBC9:00PMTue

preempted
Animation DominationFox7:00PMSun

preempted
About a BoyNBC9:30PMTue

preempted
The SimpsonsFox8:00PMTues

preempted
Marry MeNBC8:00PMFri

preempted
Bob's BurgersFox8:30PMTue

preempted
About a BoyNBC8:30PMFri

preempted
Comedytime (R) CBS8:00PMSat

preempted
Manhattan Love StoryABC8:30PMTue

canceled
American Dad!Fox9:30PMSun

completed
SOURCE: Nielsen Media Research


New on DVD/Blu-ray (March/April)

The Jamie Foxx Show - The Complete Second Season What I Like About You - The Complete Second Season Newhart - The Final (Eighth) Season Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Fifth Season Father Knows Best - Season Five

03/03 - The Dick Van Dyke Show - Now... In Living Color! (Blu-ray)
03/07 - The Jamie Foxx Show - The Complete Second Season
03/07 - Mama's Family - Mama's Favorites
03/07 - That '70s Show - The Complete Series - Flashback Edition (Blu-ray)
03/07 - What I Like About You - The Complete Second Season
03/07 - You Me Her - Season One
03/14 - Newhart - The Final (Eighth) Season
03/14 - Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt - Season Two
03/21 - Master of None - Season One
04/04 - Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Fifth Season
04/11 - Father Knows Best - Season Five
04/11 - Schitt's Creek - The Complete Third Season
04/11 - Silicon Valley - The Complete Third Season (Blu-ray)
04/11 - Veep - The Complete Fifth Season
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Sunday, April 30

Bob's Burgers - "Like Gene for Chocolate" (Fox, 7:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Gene learns that the formula for his favorite chocolate has changed, he works with the head of the company in an attempt to remedy the situation. Meanwhile, Bob gets wrapped up in one of Teddy’s less-than-perfect plans.

Bob's Burgers - "Thelma & Louise Except Thelma Is Linda" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT)
After Louise gets in trouble at school, Linda is forced to meet with Mr. Frond (guest voice David Herman) and potentially could lose her hard-earned position as the Wagstaff bake sale leader. When she finds out that her daughter was actually trying to help another student, Linda is torn between following school policy or her own moral code.

The Simpsons - "Looking for Mr. Goodbart" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Bart gets in trouble on Grandparents Day at school and is forced to hang out with Skinner’s mother as punishment. After spending time with various grandmas in the neighborhood, he learns the benefits of hanging out with the elderly, but eventually recognizes the dangers of taking advantage of them. Meanwhile, Peekimon Get has taken over the town of Springfield.

Making History - "Night Cream" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
With the ever-present threat of losing tenure looming over him, Chris reaches out to John Hancock and Samuel Adams to help spice things up in the classroom in 2017. Meanwhile, Deb's dream of re-opening Chadwick's ice cream parlor is finally coming to fruition, but Dan has a few marketing ideas of his own.

Family Guy - "The Peter Principal" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Peter becomes the temporary principal at the high school, and Meg uses his new power to get even with her bullies. Meanwhile, Brian and Stewie open a bed & breakfast that quickly turns into a brothel.

The Last Man on Earth - "The Big Day" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Tandy and Gail face off in a major disagreement, on which the whole group must weigh in, and Carol is forced to choose a side. Meanwhile, Melissa, Todd and Erica each have major milestone moments.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of May 1)

Sunday, April 30

  • NeNe Leakes (The New Normal) - Catch NeNe on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
Monday, May 1
  • Chris Pratt (Parks and Recreation) - Watch Chris on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. He will also be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am and LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • America Ferrera (Superstore) - America drops by Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Ike Barinholtz (The Mindy Project) - Ike appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Joel McHale (The Great Indoors/Community) - Joel is a guest on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Jake Johnson (New Girl) - Jake visits The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Hank Azaria (Brockmire/The Simpsons/Free Agents) - Hank stops by Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Al Madrigal (About a Boy/Welcome to the Captain/Gary Unmarried) - Al appears on Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Kevin Nealon (Man with a Plan/Weeds/Hiller and Diller/Champs) - Kevin is a guest on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Ashton Kutcher (The Ranch/Two and a Half Men/That '70s Show) - Ashton appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Allison Janney (Mom/Mr. Sunshine) - Allison teams up with Mario Batali to make a cheesy, decadent Gnocchi Al Telefono and dishes about her new Broadway show on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Charlie Hunnam (Undeclared) - Charlie will be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am. He will also be on the AOL Build Show at 11:15am.
  • Nick Robinson (Melissa & Joey) - Nick talks about his new film Everything, Everything on the AOL Build Show at 1pm.
  • Jodie Sweetin (Hollywood Darlings/Fuller House/Full House) - Jodie is a guest on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.