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


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Thursday, April 26

The Big Bang Theory - "The Monetary Insufficiency" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Sheldon goes to Vegas to win money for science. Also, Penny and Bernadette take Amy wedding dress shopping, but her terrible choice entangles them in a web of lies.

Young Sheldon - "A Dog, A Squirrel, and a Fish Named Fish" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
A battle erupts between the Coopers and Sparks when the Sparks’ new dog terrorizes Sheldon.

Mom - "A Taco Bowl and a Tubby Seamstress" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Christy is concerned that she and Bonnie might lose their apartment when Bonnie locks horns with the tough new building owner, Rita (Patti Lupone).

Life in Pieces - "#TBT: House Destiny Introduction Retirement" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
The Short family’s quirky history is revealed with stories of when Tim met Heather’s family for the first time; when Jen and Greg bought their dream home; when Matt got sidetracked after he saw Colleen while waiting for a blind date; and John’s last flight before retiring.

Superstore - "Aftermath" (NBC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Amy (America Ferrera) and Jonah (Ben Feldman) deal with the consequences of their recent interactions. Meanwhile Glenn (Mark McKinney) and Dina (Lauren Ash) enlist Garrett's (Colton Dunn) help to win the store a visit from Cloud 9's CEO.

A.P. Bio - "Walleye" (NBC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Jack (Glenn Howerton) successfully convinces Miles (Tom Bennett) that Devin (Jacob McCarthy) is his illegitimate son. Durbin (Patton Oswalt), Mary (Mary Sohn), Stef (Lyric Lewis) and Michelle (Jean Villepique) clash on the Sadie Hawkins dance theme.

Will & Grace - "Staten Island Fairy" (NBC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Jack's (Sean Hayes) intimacy issues are challenged by a closeted boyfriend. Will (Eric McCormack) and Grace (Debra Messing) sell their new line of bedding on TV.

Champions - "Nepotism" (NBC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
As Michael waits to hear if the musical he wrote will be picked for the freshman show, Vince is accused of treating some staff members better than others.

Nobodies - "Kristen's Wiig" (TV Land, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Rachel and Larry attempt to convince Kristen Wiig to play Jen in the pilot for "Open Dorf Policy"; Hugh gets put in an uncomfortable position when an accident lands Sam in the hospital.

Atlanta - "North of the Border" (FX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
The possibility arises to make a move; it is believed Paper Boi will be at a pajama party.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of April 23)

Thursday, April 26

  • Don Cheadle (House of Lies/The Golden Palace) - Catch Don on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Method Man (Method & Red) - Method Mani s a guest on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Adam Pally (Making History/Happy Endings/The Mindy Project) - Adam appears on The Opposition with Jordan Klepper at 11:30pm on Comedy Central.
  • Chris Pratt (Parks and Recreation) - Chris visits Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Jason Biggs (Mad Love/Drexell's Class) - Jason and his wife Jenny Mollen are guests on The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • Dylan McDermott (LA to Vegas) - Dylan reveals role he lost to Harry Connick, Jr. on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Rob Riggle (Golan the Insatiable/Gary Unmarried) - Rob is a guest on Good Mythical Morning with Rhett & Link on YouTube.


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