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


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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Monday, August 21

Kevin Can Wait - "Unholy War" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
After reluctantly settling on a date for Kendra’s wedding, Kevin learns that his childhood nemesis, Terry (Kim Coates), is trying to reserve the church on the same day. As the two battle for Father Phillip’s (Jim Breuer) approval by becoming more involved in the church, Kevin’s drive to get the church for Kendra becomes an insatiable desire to get revenge on his old rival.

Superior Donuts - "Man Without a Health Plan" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
The group decides to take up a collection to pay for Franco’s medical expenses when he’s hurt at work and doesn’t have insurance. Also, Tush experiences unusual side effects when he participates in an experimental drug trial.

Mom - "Cornbread and a Cashmere Onesie" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Christy and Bonnie worry about Jill after her cry for help on the anniversary of her mother’s suicide.

Life in Pieces - "Babysit Argument Invention Butterfly" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Matt and Colleen have a disastrous time babysitting Lark while Jen is at work. Also, Sophia is far from pleased when John buys her a butterfly kit for her birthday; Tim and Heather rehash an old fight from the early days of their relationship; and Greg gives Samantha questionable advice about being an entrepreneur for her school project.

American Dad - "Kloger" (TBS, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Roger and Klaus start having a secret affair after they accidentally end up on an online date together; Steve tries to catch Hayley's pink eye to get out of doing a fitness test at school.

People of Earth - "Why Can't We Be Friends?" (TBS, 10:30PM ET/PT)
Ozzie confronts Walsh about being an alien; Richard gets fired from his job and joins Agent Foster on her search for Walsh.

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Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of August 21)

Monday, August 21

  • Nick Kroll (The League/Cavemen) - Watch Nick on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Sutton Foster (Younger) - Sutton appears on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. She will also be on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Kumail Nanjiani (Silicon Valley) - Kumail is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Hank Azaria (Brockmire/The Simpsons/Free Agents) - Hank appears on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Al Madrigal (About a Boy/Welcome to The Captain/Gary Unmarried) - Al is a guest on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Matt LeBlanc (Man with a Plan/Episodes/Friends) - Matt stops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreation) - Amy chats with the ladies of The View on a repeat on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Aziz Ansari (Master of None/Parks and Recreation) - Aziz drops by LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Sabrina Carpenter (Girl Meets World) - Sabrina appears on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Rachel Dratch (Imaginary Mary) and Jenna Elfman (Imaginary Mary/1600 Penn/Accidentally on Purpose/Courting Alex/Dharma & Greg) - Rachel and Jenna are guests on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Yara Shahidi (black-ish) - Yara opens up about beauty standards in Hollywood on People Now at 8:30am.
  • Marlon Wayans (Marlon/The Wayans Bros.) - Marlon talks about Marlon on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Lilla Crawford, Taylor Louderman and Elan Luz Rivera (Sunny Day) - The stars of Nickelodeon's upcoming series Sunny Day are guests on PIX11 Morning News on WPIX in New York at 8:45am.