Sunday, November 23, 2014

Week 9 TV Ratings and Analysis; How the Sitcoms Did

2014-15 Week 9 TV Ratings (first four nights, Mon-Thu): 

Households: #1. CBS 6.5/11 rating/share (+3% in rating from first four nights week 8); #2. ABC 5.8/9 (+9%); #3. NBC 4.7/8 (-15%); #4. Fox 2.5/4 (-4%); #5. The CW 1.2/2 (even)
Total Viewers: #1. CBS 10.49 million (+3% from first four nights week 8); #2. ABC 8.57 million (+5%); #3. NBC 7.45 million (-16%); #4. Fox 4.16 million (-3%); #5. The CW 1.98 million (+3%).
Adults 18-49: #1. ABC 2.2/6 rating/share (+10% in rating from first four nights week 8); #2. CBS 2.0/6 (+5%); #3. NBC 1.9/6 (-17%); #4. Fox 1.4/4 (even) #5. The CW 0.8/2 (even)

We have the final ratings for Week 8 (11/10/14-11/16/14 LIVE+SD). Among Adults 18-49, NBC won the week with a 2.5, beating out ABC's 2.0 Then we had Fox at 1.6, while CBS trailed with a 1.5.  For Total Viewers, NBC was on top for the first time with 9.15 million, followed by usual leader CBS with 8.64, then it was ABC's 7.58 and Fox trailed with only 4.49 million.

For season to-date (9/22/14-11/20/14 LIVE+SD), among Adults 18-49 we have NBC on top with a 2.4 rating, followed by CBS with a 2.1, ABC with a 1.9 and Fox with a 1.8.  In Total Viewers, it is CBS on top with 10.43 million, then NBC with 8.49 million, ABC is next with 7.5 million and Fox with 5.81 million.

Back to week 9 (Nov. 17-23), 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 9 (Nov. 17-23) Analysis

Last Sunday (Nov. 16)(Week 8)This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
60 MinutesCBS7:00PM12,654,00012,160,000494,000 1.661.470.19
America's Funniest VideosABC7:00PM6,802,0006,657,000145,000 1.571.480.09
The SimpsonsFox7:00PM


Football Night in AmericaNBC7:30PM5,983,0006,510,000(527,000)1.932.29(0.36)
The OTFox7:35PM10,580,00010,445,000135,000 3.883.810.07
Madam SecretaryCBS8:00PM12,768,00012,540,000228,000 1.541.440.10
Once Upon a TimeABC8:00PM6,801,0007,418,000(617,000)2.392.47(0.08)8-10P vs. 8-9P
Football Night in AmericaNBC8:00PM11,962,00012,060,000(98,000)3.704.08(0.38)
The SimpsonsFox8:00PM6,701,0006,702,000(1,000)2.992.99-
Sunday Night FootballNBC8:30PM20,820,00018,131,0002,689,000 7.136.500.63
Brooklyn Nine-NineFox8:30PM4,525,0003,987,000538,000 2.171.860.31
The Good WifeCBS9:00PM10,547,00010,718,000(171,000)1.281.40(0.12)
Family GuyFox9:00PM4,457,0003,633,000824,000 2.221.830.39
Bob's BurgersFox9:30PM3,346,0001,985,0001,361,000 1.650.920.73 vs. Mulaney
Revenge ABC10:00PM5,227,0005,260,000(33,000)1.481.260.22


This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
2 Broke GirlsCBS8:00PM7,901,0007,549,000352,000 2.111.880.23
Dancing with the StarsABC8:00PM14,295,00013,305,000990,000 2.301.990.31
The VoiceNBC8:00PM11,127,00011,484,000(357,000)3.073.25(0.18)
GothamFox8:00PM6,493,0006,350,000143,000 2.332.250.08
The OriginalsCW8:00PM1,443,0001,457,000(14,000)0.670.68(0.01)
The MillersCBS8:30PM6,311,0006,475,000(164,000)1.481.53(0.05)
ScorpionCBS9:00PM10,172,00010,078,00094,000 2.022.02-
Sleepy HollowFox9:00PM4,684,0004,648,00036,000 1.571.500.07
Jane the VirginCW9:00PM1,091,0001,223,000(132,000)0.430.47(0.04)
NCIS: LACBS10:00PM8,824,0008,218,000606,000 1.671.490.18
State of AffairsNBC10:00PM8,692,0009,753,000(1,061,000)2.202.50(0.30)PREMIERE vs. Blacklist


This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
NCISCBS8:00PM18,102,00017,493,000609,000 2.642.330.31
Shark TankABC8:00PM4,487,000
4,487,000 1.09
The VoiceNBC8:00PM10,816,00011,421,000(605,000)2.723.01(0.29)vs. 8-10P
MasterChef JuniorFox8:00PM4,265,0004,893,000(628,000)1.561.82(0.26)
FlashCW8:00PM3,727,0003,458,000269,000 1.421.380.04
Modern FamilyABC8:30PM
NCIS: New OrleansCBS9:00PM16,859,00014,994,0001,865,000 2.261.950.31
Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.ABC9:00PM4,575,0004,271,000304,000 1.621.550.07
Marry MeNBC9:00PM5,015,000
5,015,000 1.53
New GirlFox9:00PM2,826,0003,007,000(181,000)1.381.320.06
SupernaturalCW9:00PM2,544,0002,169,000375,000 0.990.890.10
About A BoyNBC9:30PM4,205,000
4,205,000 1.26
Mindy ProjectFox9:30PM2,368,0002,467,000(99,000)
Person of InterestCBS10:00PM9,866,0009,106,000760,000 1.651.320.33
ForeverABC10:00PM4,429,0004,227,000202,000 1.000.990.01
Chicago FireNBC10:00PM7,751,0009,058,000(1,307,000)2.072.23(0.16)

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
Survivor CBS8:00PM9,852,0009,511,000341,000 2.402.320.08
The MiddleABC8:00PM8,318,0008,103,000215,000 2.231.950.28
Mysteries of LauraNBC8:00PM8,610,00010,642,000(2,032,000)1.362.48(1.12)vs. Voice
Hell's KitchenFox8:00PM3,984,0003,747,000237,000 1.481.460.02
ArrowCW8:00PM2,643,0002,597,00046,000 0.880.91(0.03)
The GoldbergsABC8:30PM7,702,0007,541,000161,000 2.362.090.27
Criminal MindsCBS9:00PM10,676,00010,352,000324,000 2.272.31(0.04)
Modern FamilyABC9:00PM10,880,0009,832,0001,048,000 3.743.170.57
Law & Order: SVUNBC9:00PM7,928,00010,006,000(2,078,000)1.822.37(0.55)
Red Band SocietyFox9:00PM2,902,0002,832,00070,000 0.880.89(0.01)
black-ishABC9:30PM7,821,0007,780,00041,000 2.612.510.10
The 100CW9:00PM1,640,0001,750,000(110,000)0.600.540.06
StalkerCBS10:00PM7,976,0007,011,000965,000 1.631.390.24
Chicago P.D.NBC10:00PM7,285,0009,540,000(2,255,000)1.622.19(0.57)

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:00PM14,614,00016,902,000(2,288,000)4.054.52(0.47)
Grey's AnatomyABC8:00PM8,334,0008,356,000(22,000)2.392.39-
The Biggest LoserNBC8:00PM4,458,0004,522,000(64,000)1.131.16(0.03)
Vampire DiariesCW8:00PM1,680,0001,545,000135,000 0.810.730.08
Two and a Half MenCBS9:00PM8,615,0008,754,000(139,000)
ScandalABC9:00PM10,145,00010,053,00092,000 3.133.23(0.10)
Bad JudgeNBC9:00PM3,464,0003,719,000(255,000)0.950.890.06
The McCarthysCBS9:00PM6,256,0006,357,000(101,000)1.381.38-
A to ZNBC9:30PM2,439,0002,350,00089,000 0.730.610.12
How To Get Away w/MurderABC10:00PM9,821,0009,248,000573,000 3.122.890.23

Friday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
Hollywood Film AwardsCBS8:00PM
The Amazing RaceCBS8:00PM6,062,000
6,062,000 1.20
Last Man StandingABC8:00PM7,107,0006,980,000127,000 1.301.46(0.16)
MasterChef JuniorFox8:00PM2,393,0002,425,000(32,000)0.800.700.10 REPEAT
Whose Line Is It Anyway?CW8:00PM1,645,0001,651,000(6,000)0.500.53(0.03)FINALE
CristelaABC8:30PM5,286,0005,106,000180,000 1.001.06(0.06)
Whose Line Is It Anyway?CW8:30PM1,528,0001,408,000120,000 0.500.440.06 REPEAT
Hawaii Five-0CBS9:00PM10,002,000
10,002,000 1.30
Shark TankABC9:00PM7,825,0007,634,000191,000 2.001.760.24
GrimmNBC9:00PM5,429,0005,014,000415,000 1.301.160.14
America's Next Top ModelCW9:00PM1,164,0001,186,000(22,000)0.400.43(0.03)
Blue BloodsCBS10:00PM11,500,0002,452,0009,048,000 1.300.380.92 vs. Hwood Film Awards Post Show
20/20ABC10:00PM6,929,0005,639,0001,290,000 1.601.160.44
ConstantineNBC10:00PM3,543,0003,470,00073,000 1.100.840.26

Saturday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
CrimetimeCBS8:00PM4,080,0003,824,000256,000 0.500.75(0.25)vs. 48 Hrs
Saturday Night FootballABC8:00PM3,590,0008,738,000(5,148,000)1.102.96(1.86)
Dateline MysteryNBC8:00PM4,400,0004,412,000(12,000)0.800.720.08 vs. 8-10P
College FootballFox8:00PM2,250,0002,033,000217,000 0.700.590.11
CrimetimeCBS9:00PM4,770,0003,473,0001,297,000 0.600.570.03
State of AffairsNBC9:00PM3,100,000
3,100,000 0.50
48 Hours MysteryCBS10:00PM6,200,0005,600,000600,000 1.000.870.13
SNL(R) NBC10:00PM2,900,0002,978,000(78,000)0.600.79(0.19)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 9 (Nov. 17-23) 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 TheoryCBS8:00PMThu14,614,0004.05
Modern FamilyABC9:00PMWed10,880,0003.74
The SimpsonsFox8:00PMSun6,701,0002.99
The GoldbergsABC8:30PMWed7,702,0002.36
The MiddleABC8:00PMWed8,318,0002.23
Family GuyFox9:00PMSun4,457,0002.22
Two and a Half MenCBS9:00PMThu8,615,0002.18
Brooklyn Nine-NineFox8:30PMSun4,525,0002.17
2 Broke GirlsCBS8:00PMMon7,901,0002.11
Bob's BurgersFox9:30PMSun3,346,0001.65
Marry MeNBC9:00PMTue5,015,0001.53
The MillersCBS8:30PMMon6,311,0001.48canceled
The McCarthysCBS9:30PMThu6,256,0001.38
New GirlFox9:00PMTue2,826,0001.38
Last Man StandingABC8:00PMFri7,107,0001.3
About a BoyNBC9:30PMTue4,205,0001.26
The Mindy ProjectFox9:30PMTue2,368,0001.07
Bad JudgeNBC9:00PMThu3,464,0000.95canceled
A to ZNBC9:30PMThu2,439,0000.73canceled


Modern FamilyABC8:30PMTue

Animation DominationFox7:00PMSun

The SimpsonsFox8:00PMTues

Marry MeNBC8:00PMFri

Bob's BurgersFox8:30PMTue

About a BoyNBC8:30PMFri

Comedytime (R) CBS8:00PMSat

Manhattan Love StoryABC8:30PMTue

American Dad!Fox9:30PMSun


SOURCE: Nielsen Media Research

New on DVD/Blu-ray (September)

The Big Bang Theory - The Complete Ninth Season Newhart - The Complete Sixth Season 2 Broke Girls - The Complete Fifth Season Family Matters - The Complete Eighth Season Modern Family - The Complete Season 7

09/06 - Coach - Season One (Mill Creek) / Season Two / Seasons One and Two
09/06 - South Park - The Complete Ninteenth Season (Blu-ray)
09/13 - The Big Bang Theory - The Complete Ninth Season (Blu-ray)
09/13 - Newhart - The Complete Sixth Season
09/20 - 2 Broke Girls - The Complete Fifth Season
09/20 - Family Matters - The Complete Eighth Season
09/20 - Modern Family - The Complete Season 7
09/20 - Veep - Season 5
09/27 - The Wonder Years - Season Six
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Friday, October 21

Last Man Standing - "Trick or Treat" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
It’s Halloween and the Baxter family is excited for their annual party, except for Mike who’s reluctantly tasked with choosing the theme. In hopes of turning everyone against the holiday, Mike decides that maybe if the whole family has to dress up like each other they’ll end up making fun of one another. Eve dresses up like Mandy and Mandy dresses down like Eve, Kristin and Ryan swap roles, and Mike shows up to the party as… Donald Trump!? The impersonating turns into bickering but in the end, the Baxters come together to support Vanessa as she learns that she’s being laid off.

Dr. Ken - "D.K.'s Korean Ghost Story" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
On Halloween, Allison is disappointed the holiday doesn’t seem to scare Dave anymore, meaning her little boy is growing up, perhaps too fast. But that might change after D.K. tells a scary Korean gwishin (ghost) story. The Park family, as well as the gang at Welltopia, bring the story to life playing the various gwishins.

Tyler Perry's For Better or Worse - "Jack" (OWN, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Marcus deals with the loss of one of his former teammates.

Complete TV Listings

Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of October 17)

Friday, October 21

  • Matthew Perry (The Odd Couple/Go On/Mr. Sunshine) - Watch Matthew on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Jerry Seinfeld (Seinfeld) - Jerry appears on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Matt LeBlanc (Man with a Plan/Episodes/Joey/Friends) - Matt is a guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Elijah Wood (Wilfred) - Elijah talks about Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency on LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings. He will also be on the AOL Build Show at 1:15pm.
  • Lindsay Sloane (The Odd Couple/The Stones/Mr. Rhodes) - Lindsay visits Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Tom Hanks (Bosom Buddies) and Ron Howard (Happy Days/The Andy Griffith Show) - Tom and Ron will be on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.
  • Christian Slater (Breaking In) - Christian talks about King Cobra on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Anna Camp (The Mindy Project) - Anna talks about Netflix's Good Girls Revolt on NBC's Today in the 10am hour. She will also be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.
  • Jennifer Grey (Red Oaks/It's Like, You Know...) - Jennifer joins the Chew Crew on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Thomas Lennon (The Odd Couple/Sean Saves the World/Reno 911!) and Jason Biggs (Mad Love/Drexell's Class) - Thomas and Jason are guests on Chelsea on Netflix.
  • Marisa Tomei (A Different World) - Marisa appears on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Paul Reiser (Red Oaks/Mad About You/The Paul Reiser Show) - Paul is a guest on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.