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 (April/May/June)

Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Fifth Season Father Knows Best - Season Five The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Second Season ALF - The Complete DVD Collection The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air - The Complete Series

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
05/02 - Red, White and Blue Collar Sitcoms - Make TV Great Again
05/09 - ALF - The Complete DVD Collection
05/09 - Divorce - The Complete First Season (Blu-ray)
05/09 - The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Second Season
05/16 - The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air - The Complete Series
06/13 - The Andy Griffith Show - Return to Mayberry
06/13 - That's My Mama - The Complete Series
06/20 - Workaholics - The Final (Seventh) Season
06/20 - Workaholics - The Complete Series
06/27 - The Jamie Foxx Show - The Complete Third Season
More TV DVD Releases / DVD Reviews Archive / SitcomsOnline Digest


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Wednesday, July 26

The Goldbergs - "Jedi Master Adam Skywalker" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
As the school year comes to a close, Barry and Erica wonder what they’ll be voted for in the yearbook and pressure Adam – who’s on staff – to see the rough layout before it goes to print. But when they accidentally delete it, mass panic ensues and messes up Adam’s relationship with Jackie. Meanwhile, Murray is annoyed when Marvin comes to visit for money, but Beverly convinces him to help Marvin out with a plan, because he’s family.

Speechless - "T-H-- THE C-L-- CLUB" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
JJ gets into an argument with Kenneth over their time together while Dylan decides she must “parent-trap” them both so they can get back together. Meanwhile, the family gets a chance to be members of a country club for a week. Ray sees it as a chance to live the high life while Maya jumps at the chance to spend mother-and-son time.

Modern Family - "Grab It" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Jay’s favorite place in the world, and only refuge, may be losing some of its charm when Phil considers becoming a member. At the Dunphy house, Claire mistakes her influence on Alex’s life choices, and Hayley cares too much about what Alex thinks about hers. Meanwhile, when Cam doesn’t give Mitchell the full story on what his play is really about, it really puts Mitchell in the spotlight.

American Housewife - "Other People's Marriages" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Katie encourages Viv (Leslie Bibb) to stand up to her boorish husband, Alan, but things backfire when Viv succeeds and decides to leave him – and move in with the Ottos.

Modern Family - "Snow Ball" (ABC, 10:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Manny and Luke put on the school’s lavish winter dance and end up over their heads due to a texting error, it is up to them to fix it before the end of the night. Meanwhile, Gloria, Claire, Mitchell and Cam all volunteer at the dance while Jay’s thinly veiled guise to get out of it by pretending to want to spend time with Phil backfires. During the dance, Claire and Gloria attempt to set up Marjorie (“Saturday Night Live”’s Vanessa Bayer), an overbearing mom, with the school’s principal. Finally, Mitchell is unnerved to be back in high school and is shocked to see a lot of himself in the school bully and feels he needs a little guidance.

The Goldbergs - "Crazy Calls" (ABC, 10:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
After getting their first-ever answering machines, Murray and Pop-Pop wage a message war on one another. Fed up, Erica, Barry and Pops try to stop the fighting by offering a trip to a hockey game as an olive branch. Meanwhile, Adam finally finds a lunch-time home with some lovable geeks in the computer room, but Beverly worries about his social standing and intervenes.

The Carmichael Show - "Maxine's Sister" (NBC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
When Maxine (Amber Stevens West) brings her sister (guest star Aurora Perrineau) to meet the Carmichaels, Bobby (Lil Rel Howery) reveals that they've previously met under unexpected circumstances forcing an exploration on judgment, hypocrisy and what it means to be family.

The Carmichael Show - "The Blues" (NBC, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Maxine (Amber Stevens West) finds Cynthia (Loretta Devine) in the kitchen crying, she uncovers an uncomfortable possibility that is hard for the whole family to face: Cynthia may be suffering from depression and in need of therapy.

Nightcap - "The Show Might Go On, Part 1" (Pop, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Jimmy's girlfriend, Christie Brinkley, urges him to quit the show; saving her voice for a speaking engagement, TV personality Bethenny Frankel makes Penny do her dirty work; actor David Hasselhoff tells embarrassing stories about his nephew, Marcus.

Younger - "The Gift of The Maggie" (TV Land, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Liza hunts for a new romance author, bringing her closer to Charles. Maggie slashes an art competitor.

Odd Mom Out - " M.F.A. in B.S." (Bravo, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Jill struggles to make the right impression at her art show; New York Times best-selling author Derek Blasberg pays a visit to Brooke and Devon at Von Weber headquarters, but things do not go as planned; Lex gets advice from a stranger.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of July 24)

Wednesday, July 26

  • Sutton Foster (Younger) - Watch Sutton on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Jim Gaffigan (The Jim Gaffigan Show/My Boys/Welcome to New York) - Jim visits Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Laura Linney (The Big C) - Laura stops by The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS. She also chats on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Sanaa Lathan (The Cleveland Show/LateLine) - Sanaa is a guest on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Reid Scott (Veep/My Boys) - Reid appears on Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Steve Agee (The Sarah Silverman Program) - Steve is a guest on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Baron Vaughn (Grace and Frankie) - Baron appears on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Alice Wetterlund (People of Earth/Silicon Valley) - Alice is a guest on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Charlie Hunnam (Undeclared) - Charlie appears on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Kristen Schaal (The Last Man on Earth/Bob's Burgers) - Kristen is a guest on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • T.J. Miller (Silicon Valley/The Goodwin Games/Carpoolers) - T.J. discusses his upcoming film The Emoji Movie on People Now at 8:30am.
  • Jade Pettyjohn (School of Rock) - Jade appears on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Nico Tortorella (Younger) - Nico is a guest on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Kelsey Grammer (Frasier/Cheers) - Kelsey talks about The Last Tycoon on the AOL Build Show at 10:30am.