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


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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Wednesday, August 16

Marlon - "Pilot" (NBC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Exes Marlon (Marlon Wayans) and Ashley (Essence Atkins) try a friendly divorce for their children's sake, but things get tricky when Ashley decides to date again. Marlon struggles to keep a sponsor for his online channel, The Marlon Way.

Marlon - "Cleaning Out the Closet" (NBC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Ashley (Essence Atkins) is shocked to learn that Marlon (Marlon Wayans) has a storage unit crammed full of things from when they were married and challenges him to have a yard sale to part with it all.

Swedish Dicks - (Pop, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Ingmar's daughter, Sarah, helps the guys get a case at an advertising agency to find out who is stealing secret data; the undercover job takes a turn when Ingmar and Axel's client makes a fatal decision; Sun works on the firm's marketing strategy.

Swedish Dicks - (Pop, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Haunted by the ghost of his former stunt buddy, an unstable Ingmar makes an embarrassing mistake; Axel takes it upon himself to infiltrate a cult.

Younger - "The Gelato and the Pube" (TV Land, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Liza receives a great opportunity at work, but there’s a catch. Josh meets someone new. Maggie ruffles some feathers.

Odd Mom Out - "Dadderall" (Bravo, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Faced with an impossible work deadline on the night of his Dad's Committee Night Out, Andy takes stimulants; Jill and Vanessa learn the cruel definition of Med Spa as they visit their college friend, Ollie, at his new venture.

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Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of August 14)

Wednesday, August 16

  • Zach Galifianakis (Baskets) - Watch Zach on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Lake Bell (Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later/How to Make It in America/Childrens Hospital) - Lake appears on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Marc Maron (GLOW/Maron) - Marc is a guest on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Ellie Kemper (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt/The Office) - Ellie visits The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Andrew Dice Clay (Dice/Hitz/Bless This House) - Andrew stops by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. He will also be on the AOL Build Show at 1pm.
  • Carl Reiner (The Dick Van Dyke Show) - Carl is a guest on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • James Van Der Beek (What Would Diplo Do?/Friends with Better Lives/Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23) - James appears on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Eric Stonestreet (Modern Family) - Eric chats with the ladies of The View on a repeat on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Kristin Chenoweth (Kristin) - Kristin performs Smile off her new album, The Art of Elegance, and faces her fear of crawfish on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Tasha Smith (Tyler Perry's For Better or Worse/The Tom Show/Boston Common) - Tasha will be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET. She will also be on PIX11 Morning News on WPIX in New York at 8:45am.
  • Ben Falcone (Joey/A to Z) - Ben talks about his new book, Being a Dad Is Weird, on a repeat of ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Brandy (Moesha/The Game/Thea) - Brandy talks about Chicago on Broadway on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Peter Serafinowicz, Griffin Newman and Brendan Hines (The Tick) - Peter, Griffin and Brendan talk about Amazon's The Tick on the AOL Build Show at 3pm.