Sunday, December 14, 2014

Week 12 TV Ratings and Analysis; How the Sitcoms Did

2014-15 Week 12 TV Ratings (first four nights Mon-Thurs): 

Households: #1. CBS 5.75/10 rating/share (+16% in rating from first four nights week 11); #2. NBC 4.35/7 (-16%); #3. ABC 3.5.2/6 (-9%); #4. Fox 2.17/4 (-10%); #5. The CW 1.39/2 (+1%)
Total Viewers: #1. CBS 9.382 million (+21% from first four nights week 11); #2. NBC 6.773 million (-21%); #3. ABC 5.521 million (-9); #4. Fox 3.531 million (-10%); #5. The CW 2.239 million (+1%).
Adults 18-49: #1. CBS 2.17/7 rating/share (+47% in rating from first four nights week 11); #2. NBC 1.50/5 (-29%); #3. ABC 1.43/4 (-2%); #4. Fox 1.05/3 (-14%) #5. The CW 0.83/3 (+5%)

We have the final ratings for Week 11 (12/1/14-12/7/14 LIVE+SD). Among Adults 18-49, NBC won the week with a 2.37, beating out NFL fueled Fox's 1.89 rating. Then we had ABC at 1.64, while CBS trailed with just a 1.27.  For Total Viewers, NBC had a second straight win with 8.728 million, followed by usual leader CBS with 7.160, then it was ABC's 6.473 million and Fox trailed with 5.813 million.

For season to-date (9/22/14-12/11/14 LIVE+SD), among Adults 18-49 we have NBC on top with a 2.45 rating, followed by CBS with a 2.02, ABC with a 1.85 and Fox with a 1.71.  In Total Viewers, it is CBS on top with 10.009 million, then NBC with 8.569 million, ABC is next with 7.280 million and Fox with 5.347 million.

Back to week 12 (Dec. 8-14), 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 12 (Dec. 8-14) Analysis















Last Sunday (Dec. 7)(Week 11)This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
NFL PostCBS7:27PM
28,577,000 (28,577,000)
8.86 (8.86)
60 MinutesCBS7:00PM11,475,00018,358,000 (6,883,000)1.553.72 (2.17)
America's Funniest VideosABC7:00PM5,904,0005,978,000 (74,000)1.291.15 0.14
Ice Ace MammothFox7:00PM
2,344,000 (2,344,000)
0.76 (0.76)
Football Night in AmericaNBC7:30PM4,427,0008,349,000 (3,922,000)1.343.11 (1.77)
The OTFox7:46PM14,754,0001,551,000 13,203,000 5.150.61 4.54 vs. Mulaney
I Love Lucy XmasCBS8:00PM9,063,00013,242,000 (4,179,000)1.341.88 (0.54)vs. Madam
Once Upon a TimeABC8:00PM6,202,0006,429,000 (227,000)2.002.06 (0.06)
Football Night in AmericaNBC8:00PM11,510,00012,064,000 (554,000)3.714.26 (0.55)
The SimpsonsFox8:00PM6,521,0002,586,000 3,935,000 2.921.01 1.91 vs. REPEAT
Sunday Night FootballNBC8:30PM21,150,00021,105,000 45,000 7.157.35 (0.20)
Brooklyn Nine-NineFox8:30PM4,320,0003,113,000 1,207,000 2.151.40 0.75
The MentalistCBS9:00PM8,704,00010,895,000 (2,191,000)1.121.61 (0.49)
ResurrectionABC9:00PM3,984,0003,656,000 328,000 1.050.85 0.20
Family GuyFox9:00PM4,435,0002,441,000 1,994,000 2.291.10 1.19 vs. REPEAT
Bob's BurgersFox9:30PM3,177,0002,232,000 945,000 1.621.03 0.59
CSICBS10:00PM7,887,0008,303,000 (416,000)1.241.38 (0.14)
Revenge ABC10:00PM4,595,0004,077,000 518,000 1.201.04 0.16




















Monday

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
2 Broke GirlsCBS8:00PM7,716,0006,069,000 1,647,000 2.031.21 0.82 vs. Mike & Molly(R)
Great Xmas Light FightABC8:00PM6,827,0008,902,000 (2,075,000)1.671.57 0.10 vs. CMA Xmas
The VoiceNBC8:00PM10,841,00011,275,000 (434,000)2.542.75 (0.21)
GothamFox8:00PM2,141,0002,988,000 (847,000)0.560.99 (0.43)REPEAT
The OriginalsCW8:00PM1,410,0001,398,000 12,000 0.580.39 0.19 vs. Grandma
Mike & MollyCBS8:30PM8,060,0005,614,000 2,446,000 1.881.23 0.65 PREMIERE vs. REPEAT
ScorpionCBS9:00PM9,995,000
9,995,000 2.14
2.14
Mike & MollyCBS9:00PM
5,153,000 (5,153,000)
1.18 (1.18)
Sleepy HollowFox9:00PM1,571,0004,505,000 (2,934,000)0.401.47 (1.07)REPEAT
Jane the VirginCW9:00PM1,223,0001,115,000 108,000 0.470.24 0.23 vs. Commercials
Mike & MollyCBS9:30PM
5,001,000 (5,001,000)
1.13 (1.13)
NCIS LACBS10:00PM8,728,0005,094,000 3,634,000 1.600.99 0.61 vs. Scorpion(R)
CastleABC10:00PM7,322,0008,445,000 (1,123,000)1.441.46 (0.02)
State of AffairsNBC10:00PM6,303,0007,040,000 (737,000)1.591.60 (0.01)










Tuesday

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
Rudolph Red NosedCBS8:00PM10,644,00011,582,000 (938,000)2.791.39 1.40 vs. NCIS(R)
Santa Claus Is Comin'ABC8:00PM4,143,000
4,143,000 1.06
1.06
Toy Story XmasABC8:00PM
6,793,000 (6,793,000)
1.94 (1.94)
The VoiceNBC8:00PM11,191,00011,231,000 (40,000)2.312.63 (0.32)
MasterChef JuniorFox8:00PM4,931,0004,816,000 115,000 1.591.61 (0.02)
FlashCW8:00PM4,661,0004,342,000 319,000 1.541.59 (0.05)
Charlie Brown XmasABC8:00PM
6,752,000 (6,752,000)
2.14 (2.14)
NCISCBS9:00PM10,301,00010,621,000 (320,000)1.661.39 0.27 REPEAT vs. NCIS NO(R)
Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.ABC9:00PM5,287,0005,356,000 (69,000)1.731.79 (0.06)
Marry MeNBC9:00PM4,641,0004,646,000 (5,000)1.181.28 (0.10)
New GirlFox9:00PM3,279,0003,004,000 275,000 1.471.35 0.12
SupernaturalCW9:00PM2,622,0002,329,000 293,000 1.000.92 0.08
About A BoyNBC9:30PM3,675,0004,207,000 (532,000)0.921.07 (0.15)
Mindy ProjectFox9:30PM2,548,0002,455,000 93,000 1.151.06 0.09
Victoria's Secret ShowCBS10:00PM9,286,0007,100,000 2,186,000 3.421.03 2.39 vs. POI(R)
ForeverABC10:00PM5,196,0005,171,000 25,000 1.081.24 (0.16)
NBC News SpecialNBC10:00PM4,771,0007,364,000 (2,593,000)0.981.68 (0.70)vs. Fire










Wednesday
This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
Survivor CBS8:00PM9,466,0008,706,000 760,000 2.362.10 0.26 8-9P vs. 8-10P
The MiddleABC8:00PM8,108,0007,044,000 1,064,000 2.161.57 0.59
Mysteries of LauraNBC8:00PM8,087,0009,516,000 (1,429,000)1.231.93 (0.70)vs.Xmas in Rock Ctr
Hell's KitchenFox8:00PM3,861,0003,603,000 258,000 1.331.22 0.11
ArrowCW8:00PM3,057,0003,924,000 (867,000)1.061.41 (0.35)
The GoldbergsABC8:30PM7,409,0006,593,000 816,000 2.241.68 0.56
Criminal MindsCBS9:00PM10,117,000
10,117,000 2.17
2.17
Modern FamilyABC9:00PM9,694,0009,019,000 675,000 3.142.85 0.29
Law & Order: SVUNBC9:00PM6,898,000
6,898,000 1.43
1.43
SNL XmasNBC9:00PM
6,193,000 (6,193,000)
1.91 (1.91)
Hell's KitchenFox9:00PM3,337,0003,031,000 306,000 1.150.89 0.26 vs. Red Band
black-ishABC9:30PM7,284,0006,822,000 462,000 2.252.08 0.17
The 100CW9:00PM1,618,0001,859,000 (241,000)0.560.60 (0.04)
StalkerCBS10:00PM7,249,0007,467,000 (218,000)1.401.54 (0.14)
NashvilleABC10:00PM5,652,0005,263,000 389,000 1.501.30 0.20
Chicago P.D.NBC10:00PM6,713,000
6,713,000 1.46
1.46










Thursday
This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:00PM15,485,0009,637,000 5,848,000 3.922.06 1.86 vs. REPEAT
The TasteABC8:00PM3,165,0003,331,000 (166,000)0.810.87 (0.06)8-10P
The Biggest LoserNBC8:00PM4,303,000
4,303,000 1.13
1.13
Peter Pan Live!NBC8:00PM
9,211,000 (9,211,000)
2.36 (2.36)
BonesFox8:00PM5,488,0005,969,000 (481,000)1.211.50 (0.29)
Vampire DiariesCW8:00PM1,823,0001,491,000 332,000 0.860.72 0.14
MomCBS8:30PM10,746,0008,606,000 2,140,000 2.611.99 0.62
Two and a Half MenCBS9:00PM9,301,0008,103,000 1,198,000 2.321.85 0.47
Bad JudgeNBC9:00PM3,746,000
3,746,000 1.07
1.07
GracepointFox9:00PM4,005,0003,608,000 397,000 0.860.88 (0.02)
ReignCW9:00PM1,416,0001,215,000 201,000 0.520.44 0.08
The McCarthysCBS9:30PM6,891,0006,079,000 812,000 1.571.42 0.15
A to ZNBC9:30PM2,494,000
2,494,000 0.77
0.77
ElementaryCBS10:00PM7,626,0006,588,000 1,038,000 1.371.16 0.21
How To Get Away w/MurderABC10:00PM2,380,0002,852,000 (472,000)0.510.65 (0.14)REPEAT
Blake Shelton XmasNBC10:00PM3,495,000
3,495,000 0.85
0.85 REPEAT










Friday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
The Amazing RaceCBS8:00PM5,943,0006,222,000 (279,000)1.101.15 (0.05)
Last Man StandingABC8:00PM6,040,0006,658,000 (618,000)1.101.21 (0.11)
How Murray Saves XmasNBC8:00PM7,189,0003,574,000 3,615,000 1.300.87 0.43 vs. How Murray
MasterChef JuniorFox8:00PM1,694,000
1,694,000 0.60
0.60 REPEAT
Pac-12 Champ PreGameFox8:00PM
2,261,000 (2,261,000)
0.67 (0.67)
The LibrariansCW8:00PM1,556,0001,157,000 399,000 0.400.37 0.03 vs. Top Model
CristelaABC8:30PM4,540,0004,640,000 (100,000)0.800.87 (0.07)
Hawaii Five-0CBS9:00PM8,738,0004,728,000 4,010,000 1.100.84 0.26 vs. Grammy Xmas
Shark TankABC9:00PM7,004,0007,217,000 (213,000)1.501.79 (0.29)
GrimmNBC9:00PM5,054,0004,964,000 90,000 1.301.16 0.14
MasterChef JuniorFox9:00PM1,822,000
1,822,000 0.60
0.60 REPEAT
Pac-12 Champ GameFox9:00PM
5,997,000 (5,997,000)
1.94 (1.94)
The LibrariansCW9:00PM1,561,0001,159,000 402,000 0.400.38 0.02 vs. Top Model
Blue BloodsCBS10:00PM11,110,0006,694,000 4,416,000 1.200.80 0.40 vs. REPEAT
20/20ABC10:00PM6,108,0006,268,000 (160,000)1.401.40 -
ConstantineNBC10:00PM3,295,0003,169,000 126,000 1.000.82 0.18










Saturday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
Rudoloh Red NosedCBS8:00PM5,128,0003,921,000 1,207,000 1.300.87 0.43 vs. 48 Hours
ABC MovieABC8:00PM2,929,00010,146,000 (7,217,000)0.503.11 (2.61)8-10P vs. College Football
Peter Pan LiveNBC8:00PM1,496,0003,865,000 (2,369,000)0.300.68 (0.38)8-11P vs.NBC Movie
UFC on FoxFox8:00PM2,272,0006,125,000 (3,853,000)0.901.73 (0.83)8-11P vs. College Football
Frosty the SnowmanCBS9:00PM5,423,000
5,423,000 1.40
1.40
48 Hours MysteryCBS9:00PM
4,118,000 (4,118,000)
0.81 (0.81)
Frosty ReturnsCBS9:30PM4,487,000
4,487,000 1.20
1.20
48 Hours MysteryCBS10:00PM4,788,0001,531,000 3,257,000 1.000.45 0.55 vs. College Football
20/20 SaturdayABC10:00PM4,001,000
4,001,000 0.80
0.80
SNL(R) NBC10:00PM

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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 12 (Dec. 8-14) 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 TheoryCBS8:00PMThu15,485,0003.92
Modern FamilyABC9:00PMWed9,694,0003.14
The SimpsonsFox8:00PMSun6,521,0002.92
MomCBS8:30PMThu10,746,0002.61
Two and a Half MenCBS9:00PMThu9,301,0002.32
Family GuyFox9:00PMSun4,435,0002.29
black-ishABC9:30PMWed7,284,0002.25
The GoldbergsABC8:30PMWed7,409,0002.24
The MiddleABC8:00PMWed8,108,0002.16
Brooklyn Nine-NineFox8:30PMSun4,320,0002.15
2 Broke GirlsCBS8:00PMMon7,716,0002.03
Mike & MollyCBS8:30PMMon8,060,0001.88PREMIERE
Bob's BurgersFox9:30PMSun3,177,0001.62
The McCarthysCBS9:30PMThu6,891,0001.57
New GirlFox9:00PMTue3,279,0001.47
I Love Lucy XmasCBS8:00PMSun9,063,0001.34REPEAT
Marry MeNBC9:00PMTue4,641,0001.18
The Mindy ProjectFox9:30PMTue2,548,0001.15
Last Man StandingABC8:00PMFri6,040,0001.1
Bad JudgeNBC9:00PMThu3,746,0001.07canceled
About a BoyNBC9:30PMTue3,675,0000.92
CristelaABC8:30PMFri4,540,0000.8
A to ZNBC9:30PMThu2,494,0000.77canceled
MulaneyFox7:30PMSun

preempted
Animation DominationFox7:00PMSun

preempted
The SimpsonsFox8:00PMTues

preempted
Bob's BurgersFox8:30PMTue

preempted
Mike & MollyCBS8:00PMMon

preempted
Mike & MollyCBS9:30PMMon

preempted
The MillersCBS8:30PMMon

canceled
SelfieABC8:00PMTue

canceled
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

Tuesday, April 25

The Middle - "Trip and Fall" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Trashy neighbor Rita Glossner (Brooke Shields) talks an apprehensive Frankie into taking a road trip to an unknown destination; Mike takes an embarrassing fall at the quarry and has to deal with even more embarrassment when OSHA is called in to investigate; and Sue attempts to convince Axl to end his estrangement with the family after learning their true feelings about April.

American Housewife - "The Otto Motto" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Taylor keeps quitting school activities, Greg says that Katie, quite the quitter herself, sets a poor example. He challenges her to finally learn French after quitting lessons so long ago, so she reluctantly enrolls in a college class.

Speechless - "S-I-- SICK D-A-- DAY" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Maya gets sick, Jimmy is forced to be the mom of the house, and Dylan becomes Kenneth’s replacement for JJ when Kenneth also gets sick. Jimmy ends up doing well with Maya’s normal duties, but he tries to keep it from her to avoid her feeling bad. Meanwhile, JJ protects Dylan from a boy she’s interested in. And despite its illness, the family bands together and pulls an all-nighter to finish Ray’s school project.

Imaginary Mary - "In a World Where Worlds Collide" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Alice freaks out when her friends want to meet Ben. But when an outing with everyone goes surprisingly well, Alice wants to meet Ben’s friends. However, Ben is hesitant but devises a plan that will impress Alice; but later, he makes a surprising admission.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine - "The Last Ride" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
In what could be their last case as partners, Jake and Charles go to great extremes to apprehend a local bike thief. Terry shockingly isn’t in the lead for “Mr. Nine-Nine” (the detective who has solved the most cases), leaving Rosa determined to boost his ego. Meanwhile, Amy spends some precious time with Holt.

The Mick - "The Implant" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Sabrina tells Mickey she wants to augment her figure, so Mickey decides the best way to dissuade her from doing so is to do a test-run in public. Meanwhile, Jimmy takes Chip and Ben to a baseball game to teach them how to be more masculine.

Great News - "Pilot" (NBC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Katie (Briga Heelan), a frustrated cable news producer, is horrified when her mom, Carol (Andrea Martin), gets an internship at "The Breakdown." Despite Katie's best efforts, Carol is instantly beloved by the entire office, including blowhard veteran anchor Chuck (John Michael Higgins). But when Katie hits a roadblock while producing a big story, she realizes that maybe having a mom at work isn't such a bad thing.

Great News - "Bear Attack" (NBC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Katie (Briga Heelan) tries to set workplace boundaries with Carol (Andrea Martin), but when a big story about an escaped bear lands in her lap, her mom can't help but meddle. Meanwhile, Greg (Adam Campbell) tries to get Chuck (John Michael Higgins) and Portia (Nicole Richie) to do a little friendly banter at the end of the show.

The Detour - "The Mule" (TBS, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Robin and Nate live out their action movie fantasies as they make their way to the kids, who are actually doing fine without them.

The Detour - "The Ass" (TBS, 10:30PM ET/PT)
The family reunites, but this time Robin makes a huge mistake.

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Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of April 24)

Tuesday, April 25

  • Amanda Peet (Brockmire/Togetherness/Bent) - Catch Amanda on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC. She also appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Patton Oswalt (The Goldbergs/The King of Queens) - Patton stops by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Kal Penn (We Are Men/How I Met Your Mother) - Kal is a guest on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Sanaa Lathan (Family Guy/The Cleveland Show/LateLine) - Sanaa stops by Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Reid Scott (Veep/My Boys) - Reid visits Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Arden Myrin (Working) - Arden appears on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Hank Azaria (Brockmire/The Simpsons/Free Agents) - Hank is a guest on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Andrea Martin (Difficult People/Working the Engels) - Andrea visits Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • John Leguizamo (The Brothers Garcia) - John guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Patti LaBelle (Out All Night) - Patti will be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Andrea Martin (Great News/Difficult People/Working the Engels) - Andrea talks about Good News on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am and in the 10am hour.
  • Alfonso Ribeiro (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air/In the House/Silver Spoons) - Alfonso will be on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Jason Jones (The Detour) - Jason talks about The Detour on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Ross Lynch (Austin & Ally) - Ross opens up about his new movie My Friend Dahmer on People Now at 8:30am.
  • Tim Daly (Wings) - Tim is a guest on the AOL Build Show at 11am.
  • Peter Engel (Producer of Saved by the Bell/California Dreams/Hang Time) - Peter dishes about his new memoir I Was Saved by the Bell on the The Wendy Williams Show at 2am on BET or on your local stations.
  • Sherri Shepherd (Trial & Error/Less Than Perfect/Sherri) - Sherri is a guest on The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Danny DeVito (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia/Taxi) - Danny appears on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.