Sunday, January 18, 2015

Week 17 TV Ratings and Analysis; How the Sitcoms Did

2014-15 Week 17 TV Ratings (first four nights Mon-Thu): 

Households: #1. CBS 6.37/10 rating/share (-11% in rating from first four nights week 16); #2. Fox 4.13/7 (-12%); #3. ABC 3.52/6 (-5%); #4. NBC 3.18/5 (-6%); #5. The CW 0.88/1 (+28%)
Total Viewers: #1. CBS 10.290 million (-12% from first four nights week 16); #2. Fox 6.775 million (-14%); #3. ABC 5.417 million (-7%); #4. NBC 4.842 million (-8%); #5. The CW 1.320 million (+25%).
Adults 18-49: #1. Fox 2.05/6 rating/share (-19% in rating from first four nights week 16); #2. CBS 1.80/5 (-16%); #3. ABC 1.43/4 (-14%); #4. NBC 1.23/4 (-10%) #5. The CW 0.34/1 (+3%)

We have the final ratings for Week 16 (1/5/15-1/11/15 LIVE+SD). Among Adults 18-49, Fox won the week with a 3.46 rating, beating out CBS' 2.39 rating, as both were helped by the NFL Playoffs. Then we had NBC at 1.95, while ABC trailed with a 1.36.  For Total Viewers, CBS edged Fox with 12.208 million, followed by Fox with 10.364 million, then it was NBC's 7.245 million and ABC trailed with 5.206 million.

For season to-date (9/22/14-1/15/15 LIVE+SD), among Adults 18-49 we have NBC on top with a 2.29 rating, followed by CBS with a 1.90, Fox movies up to a 1.75 and ABC with a 1.64.  In Total Viewers, it is CBS on top with 9.700 million, then NBC with 8.110 million, ABC is next with 6.521 million and Fox with 5.430 million.

Back to week 17 (Jan. 12-18), 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 17 (Jan. 12-18) Analysis















Last Sunday (Jan. 11)(Week 16)This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
NFL Playoff PostCBS7:53PM28,540,000
28,540,000 8.99
8.99
60 MinutesCBS8:00PM17,678,0007,434,000 10,244,000 3.930.82 3.11
America's Funniest VideosABC7:00PM6,011,0006,129,000 (118,000)1.141.28 (0.14)
Golden Globe ArrivalsNBC7:00PM6,308,000
6,308,000 1.32
1.32
DatelineNBC7:00PM
6,313,000 (6,313,000)
1.33 (1.33)
MulaneyFox7:00PM1,323,000
1,323,000 0.48
0.48
The SimpsonsFox7:30PM1,897,00033,018,000 (31,121,000)0.8111.89 (11.08)REPEAT vs. OT
The OT 2Fox7:55PM
26,386,000 (26,386,000)
9.74 (9.74)
Madam SecretaryCBS9:00PM12,128,00011,686,000 442,000 1.731.46 0.27
GalavantABC8:00PM4,112,0007,422,000 (3,310,000)1.262.03 (0.77)
Golden Globe AwardsNBC8:00PM19,314,000
19,314,000 5.79
5.79 8-11P
The SimpsonsFox8:00PM4,275,00010,621,000 (6,346,000)1.984.71 (2.73)
Brooklyn Nine-NineFox8:30PM3,291,0006,118,000 (2,827,000)1.533.00 (1.47)
The Good WifeCBS10:00PM9,576,00010,363,000 (787,000)1.371.34 0.03
ResurrectionABC9:00PM3,097,0004,103,000 (1,006,000)0.781.01 (0.23)
Celebrity ApprenticeNBC9:00PM
6,811,000 (6,811,000)
2.36 (2.36)
Family GuyFox9:00PM4,120,0005,528,000 (1,408,000)2.002.84 (0.84)
Bob's BurgersFox9:30PM3,336,0003,949,000 (613,000)1.601.97 (0.37)
CSICBS10:00PM
8,617,000 (8,617,000)
1.27 (1.27)
Revenge ABC10:00PM3,668,0003,965,000 (297,000)0.810.92 (0.11)




















Monday

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:00PM10,081,0009,079,000 1,002,000 1.932.38 (0.45)REPEAT vs. 2 Broke
The BachelorABC8:00PM6,480,0007,763,000 (1,283,000)1.772.24 (0.47)8-10P vs. 8-11P
Celebrity ApprenticeNBC8:00PM5,846,0006,485,000 (639,000)1.722.01 (0.29)8-10P
EmpireFox8:00PM2,770,0007,061,000 (4,291,000)0.832.54 (1.71)REPEAT vs. Gotham
Jane the VirginCW8:00PM1,072,000799,000 273,000 0.320.24 0.08 REPEAT vs. Originals (R)
Mike & MollyCBS8:30PM9,191,0009,641,000 (450,000)2.082.20 (0.12)
NCIS LACBS9:00PM6,724,00012,322,000 (5,598,000)1.162.43 (1.27)REPEAT vs. Scorpion
Sleepy HollowFox9:00PM1,792,0004,481,000 (2,689,000)0.521.59 (1.07)REPEAT
Jane the VirginCW9:00PM1,116,000717,000 399,000 0.310.26 0.05 REPEAT
ScorpionCBS10:00PM5,396,00011,902,000 (6,506,000)1.121.97 (0.85)REPEAT vs. NCIS LA
CastleABC10:00PM6,770,000
6,770,000 1.35
1.35
State of AffairsNBC10:00PM3,621,0004,472,000 (851,000)0.741.02 (0.28)










Tuesday

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
NCISCBS8:00PM19,874,00019,764,000 110,000 2.822.81 0.01
Shark TankABC8:00PM7,479,000
7,479,000 1.84
1.84
Marvel's Agent CarterABC8:00PM
6,910,000 (6,910,000)
1.93 (1.93)
Parks & RecreationNBC8:00PM3,751,000
3,751,000 1.52
1.52 PREMIERE
Parks & RecreationNBC8:00PM
2,514,000 (2,514,000)
0.84 (0.84)
MasterChef JuniorFox8:00PM4,928,0005,327,000 (399,000)1.691.81 (0.12)
FlashCW8:00PM1,557,0001,330,000 227,000 0.460.46 - REPEAT
Parks & RecreationNBC8:30PM3,255,000
3,255,000 1.46
1.46
NCIS: New OrleansCBS9:00PM16,389,00017,730,000 (1,341,000)2.272.53 (0.26)
Marvel's Agent CarterABC9:00PM5,103,000
5,103,000 1.48
1.48
Marry MeNBC9:00PM2,175,0002,061,000 114,000 0.730.79 (0.06)
New GirlFox9:00PM2,896,0003,187,000 (291,000)1.351.48 (0.13)
SupernaturalCW9:00PM1,103,0001,037,000 66,000 0.330.36 (0.03)REPEAT
About A BoyNBC9:30PM2,791,0002,693,000 98,000 0.880.85 0.03
Mindy ProjectFox9:30PM2,423,0002,236,000 187,000 1.081.01 0.07
Person of InterestCBS10:00PM10,158,00010,081,000 77,000 1.651.66 (0.01)
ForeverABC10:00PM4,749,0004,926,000 (177,000)1.011.11 (0.10)
Chicago FireNBC10:00PM6,658,0006,768,000 (110,000)1.491.71 (0.22)










Wednesday
This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
The MentalistCBS8:00PM9,363,0009,049,000 314,000 1.361.27 0.09
The MiddleABC8:00PM7,792,0008,461,000 (669,000)2.162.29 (0.13)
Mysteries of LauraNBC8:00PM6,130,0006,812,000 (682,000)1.031.26 (0.23)
American IdolFox8:00PM10,870,00011,198,000 (328,000)3.003.19 (0.19)
ArrowCW8:00PM803,000963,000 (160,000)0.200.25 (0.05)REPEAT
The GoldbergsABC8:30PM7,220,0007,788,000 (568,000)2.292.51 (0.22)
Criminal MindsCBS9:00PM10,307,000
10,307,000 2.22
2.22
People's Choice AwardsCBS9:00PM
8,617,000 (8,617,000)
1.84 (1.84)
Modern FamilyABC9:00PM9,436,0009,291,000 145,000 3.033.21 (0.18)
Law & Order: SVUNBC9:00PM6,678,0007,760,000 (1,082,000)1.351.69 (0.34)
EmpireFox9:00PM10,323,0009,897,000 426,000 4.013.78 0.23
The FlashCW9:00PM972,0001,061,000 (89,000)0.220.37 (0.15)REPEAT vs. Penn&Teller(R)
black-ishABC9:30PM6,513,0006,230,000 283,000 1.922.06 (0.14)
StalkerCBS10:00PM7,872,000
7,872,000 1.45
1.45
ForeverABC10:00PM3,237,0002,936,000 301,000 0.700.84 (0.14)REPEAT vs. Galavant(R)
Chicago P.D.NBC10:00PM6,772,0007,406,000 (634,000)1.521.63 (0.11)










Thursday
This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:00PM12,104,00018,106,000 (6,002,000)2.484.62 (2.14)REPEAT
The TasteABC8:00PM3,281,0003,219,000 62,000 0.870.91 (0.04)8-10P
Biggest LoserNBC8:00PM4,228,0005,094,000 (866,000)1.061.35 (0.29)
American IdolFox8:00PM10,422,00011,234,000 (812,000)2.583.10 (0.52)8-10P
World Dog AwardsCW8:00PM1,968,0001,259,000 709,000 0.460.33 0.13 8-10P vs. CW Movie
MomCBS8:30PM10,844,00012,289,000 (1,445,000)2.372.73 (0.36)
Two and a Half MenCBS9:00PM9,375,00010,066,000 (691,000)2.092.26 (0.17)
Bad JudgeNBC9:00PM2,713,0003,189,000 (476,000)0.680.80 (0.12)
ReignCW9:00PM

-

-
The McCarthysCBS9:30PM6,955,0007,977,000 (1,022,000)1.481.74 (0.26)
A to ZNBC9:30PM1,725,0002,051,000 (326,000)0.510.63 (0.12)
ElementaryCBS10:00PM8,090,0008,601,000 (511,000)1.311.48 (0.17)
How To Get Away w/MurderABC10:00PM2,621,0002,536,000 85,000 0.710.65 0.06 REPEAT
ParenthoodNBC10:00PM4,117,0004,631,000 (514,000)1.181.41 (0.23)










Friday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
Undercover BossCBS8:00PM8,160,0008,596,000 (436,000)1.401.55 (0.15)
Last Man StandingABC8:00PM6,995,0008,600,000 (1,605,000)1.301.57 (0.27)
ConstantineNBC8:00PM3,080,0002,424,000 656,000 0.800.48 0.32 vs. Grimm(R)
World's Funniest FallsFox8:00PM3,333,0002,418,000 915,000 1.000.77 0.23 PREMIERE vs. Glee
Hart of DixieCW8:00PM1,162,000722,000 440,000 0.400.22 0.18
CristelaABC8:30PM5,163,0006,609,000 (1,446,000)1.101.27 (0.17)
Hawaii Five-0CBS9:00PM10,444,00011,459,000 (1,015,000)1.401.52 (0.12)
Shark TankABC9:00PM8,520,0007,731,000 789,000 2.201.95 0.25
GrimmNBC9:00PM4,601,0005,640,000 (1,039,000)1.201.12 0.08 vs. Dateline
GleeFox9:00PM1,978,0002,254,000 (276,000)0.700.67 0.03
Whose Line Is It?CW9:00PM851,000651,000 200,000 0.300.19 0.11 REPEAT
Masters of IllusionCW9:30PM998,000650,000 348,000 0.300.20 0.10
Blue BloodsCBS10:00PM12,608,00012,863,000 (255,000)1.401.40 -
20/20ABC10:00PM5,470,0006,040,000 (570,000)1.401.40 -
DatelineNBC10:00PM4,500,0002,406,000 2,094,000 1.000.48 0.52 vs. NBC Globes Special










Saturday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
Crimetime SaturdayCBS8:00PM3,070,0003,409,000 (339,000)0.500.42 0.08 REPEAT
ABC MovieABC8:00PM3,260,0001,786,000 1,474,000 0.800.29 0.51 8-1030P vs. Agent Carter(R)
Dateline MysteryNBC8:00PM4,300,0005,359,000 (1,059,000)0.701.20 (0.50)8-10P
NFL Playoff PostNBC8:04PM
18,006,000 (18,006,000)
5.73 (5.73)
EmpireFox8:00PM1,510,000
1,510,000 0.40
0.40 REPEAT
NFL Playoff PreFox8:00PM
20,316,000 (20,316,000)
6.52 (6.52)
NFL Divisional PlayoffsFox8:21PM
31,024,000 (31,024,000)
10.38 (10.38)
Crimetime SaturdayCBS9:00PM3,330,0004,253,000 (923,000)0.400.51 (0.11)REPEAT
EmpireFox9:00PM1,710,000
1,710,000 0.50
0.50 REPEAT
48 Hours MysteryCBS10:00PM5,580,0004,971,000 609,000 0.900.67 0.23
The GoldbergsABC10:30PM1,880,000
1,880,000 0.50
0.50 REPEAT
20/20 SaturdayABC10:00PM
2,743,000 (2,743,000)
0.54 (0.54)
SNL(R) NBC10:00PM3,440,0002,940,000 500,000 0.800.74 0.06 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 17 (Jan. 12-18) How the Sitcoms Did
(Sun comedies are previous week and Fri/Sat are prelim ratings)
Sorted by 18-49 Rtg
TitleNetworkTimeDayTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes







Modern FamilyABC9:00PMWed9,436,0003.03
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:00PMThu12,104,0002.48REPEAT
MomCBS8:30PMThu10,844,0002.37
The GoldbergsABC8:30PMWed7,220,0002.29
The MiddleABC8:00PMWed7,792,0002.16
Two and a Half MenCBS9:00PMThu9,375,0002.09
Mike & MollyCBS8:30PMMon9,191,0002.08
Family GuyFox9:00PMSun4,120,0002.00
The SimpsonsFox8:00PMSun4,275,0001.98
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:00PMMon10,081,0001.93REPEAT
black-ishABC9:30PMWed6,513,0001.92
Bob's BurgersFox9:30PMSun3,336,0001.60
Brooklyn Nine-NineFox8:30PMSun3,291,0001.53
Parks & RecreationNBC8:00PMTue3,751,0001.52PREMIERE
The McCarthysCBS9:30PMThu6,955,0001.48
Parks & RecreationNBC8:30PMTue3,255,0001.46
New GirlFox9:00PMTue2,896,0001.35
Last Man StandingABC8:00PMFri6,995,0001.3
GalavantABC8:00PMSun4,112,0001.262 eps
CristelaABC8:30PMFri5,163,0001.1
The Mindy ProjectFox9:30PMTue2,423,0001.08
About a BoyNBC9:30PMTue2,791,0000.88
Animation DominationFox7:30PMSun1,897,0000.81REPEAT
Marry MeNBC9:00PMTue2,175,0000.73
Bad JudgeNBC9:00PMThu2,713,0000.68canceled
A to ZNBC9:30PMThu1,725,0000.51canceled
The GoldbergsABC10:30PMSat1,880,0000.5REPEAT
MulaneyFox7:00PMSun1,323,0000.48
2 Broke GirlsCBS8:00PMMon

preempted
Fresh off the BoatABC8:30PMWed

premieres 2/4
Fresh off the BoatABC9:30PMWed

premieres 2/4
The Last Man on EarthFox9:30PMSun

premieres 3/1
The Odd CoupleCBS8:30PMThu

premieres 2/19
One Big HappyNBC9:30PMTue

premieres 3/17
Weird LonersFox9:30PMTue

premieres 3/31
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, October 18

The Big Bang Theory - "The Planetarium Collision" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When Amy doesn’t have time to work on super-asymmetry, Sheldon goes to great lengths to ensure she’s available to work with him even it if means accidentally sabotaging her career in the process. Also, Koothrappali doesn’t want Wolowitz to join him in hosting a show at the planetarium. Emmy Award winner Bob Newhart returns as Arthur Jeffries.

Young Sheldon - "A Research Study and Czechoslovakian Wedding Pastries" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Dr. Sturgis (Wallace Shawn) recommends Sheldon and Missy for a university research study on twins, and Mary is unhappy when the test results go to Sheldon’s head.

Mom - "Big Sauce and Coconut Water" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Christy is certain that Bonnie is in over her head when she invites a freshly paroled Tammy (Kristen Johnston) to stay with them.

Murphy Brown - "Three Shirts to the Wind" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Murphy and the team weigh the pros and cons of accepting the offer to have the first interview with a headline-grabbing former White House senior advisor (David Costabile) who wants to promote his divisive book and agenda on “Murphy in the Morning.” Also, Avery moderates a lively political discussion on his show with locals in Buffalo, N.Y.. Original series cast member Charles Kimbrough returns as Jim Dial in his first of three episodes, and Merle Dandridge guest stars as the team’s arrogant network boss, Diana Macomber.

Superstore - "Toxic Workplace" (NBC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Amy (America Ferrera) and Jonah (Ben Feldman) get combative to keep their new relationship hidden from their co-workers. Meanwhile, Glenn (Mark McKinney) spirals when he learns Kelly (Kelly Stables) wants to transfer to a new store, and Cheyenne (Nichole Bloom) struggles to organize a Cloud 9 carpool.

The Good Place - "Jeremy Bearimy" (NBC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
The group explores the three main branches of ethical thought.

Will & Grace - "Tex and the City" (NBC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Will (Eric McCormack) and Jack (Sean Hayes) visit Jack’s grandson, Skip (guest star Samuel Faraci), in Texas to watch him perform at his church’s talent show. But when Jack learns Skip plans on singing “Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend,” he becomes afraid for his grandson’s safety. Karen (Megan Mullally) tags along to check out the portion of the border wall she sponsored, only to discover that Beverley Leslie (guest star Leslie Jordan) has claimed it as his own. Back home, Grace (Debra Messing) and Noah (guest star David Schwimmer) try to figure out if something is wrong in their relationship because their numerous attempts to have sex have failed.

I Feel Bad - "I'm Vain A.F." (NBC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
An upcoming launch party at GamePunch throws Emet’s vanity into overdrive. Intent on scrubbing a bad picture off the company website, Emet is dead set on redeeming herself and getting the perfect photo at this year’s party – that means getting her hair done, professional make-up and toning up a problem area: her husband.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of October 15)

Thursday, October 18

  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep/The New Adventures of Old Christine/Seinfeld) - Catch Julia on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Laura Benanti (The Detour/Go On/Starved) - Laura stops by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • John Mulaney (Mulaney) - John appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Meredith Hagner (Search Party/Men at Work) - Meredith is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Maya Rudolph (Forever/Up All Night) - Maya drops by The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Nick Kroll (The League/Cavemen) - Nick visits The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Sanaa Lathan (Family Guy/The Cleveland Show/LateLine) - Sanaa appears on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Busy Philipps (Vice Principals/Cougar Town) - Busy is a guest on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Stockard Channing (Out of Practice/The Stockard Channing Show/Stockard Channing in Just Friends) - Stockard visits Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Jenna Fischer (Splitting Up Together/The Office) - Jenna appears on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • John Stamos (Grandfathered/Jake in Progress/Full House) - John talks about You on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Chelsea Handler (Are You There, Chelsea?) - Chelsea stops by The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Michael Fishman and Maya Lynne Robinson (The Conners/Roseanne) - Michael and Maya Lynne are guests on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET. Michael and Lecy Goranson can be heard on The Morning Mash Up on SiriusXM.
  • John Goodman (The Conners/Roseanne/The Trouble in Normal, Ohio) - John talks about The Big Lebowski reunion on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.
  • Bailee Madison (Trophy Wife) - Bailey talks about Hallmark Channel's Good Witch: Tale of Two Hearts on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (September/October)

The Big Bang Theory - The Complete Eleventh Season The Middle - The Complete Ninth Season Modern Family - The Complete Ninth Season Step by Step - The Complete Second Season Perfect Strangers - The Complete Fifth Season

09/04 - It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia - The Complete Season 12
09/04 - Mom - The Complete Fifth Season
09/04 - Silicon Valley - The Complete Fifth Season
09/04 - Superstore - Season Three
09/04 - Young Sheldon - The Complete First Season
09/11 - The Big Bang Theory - The Complete Eleventh Season (Blu-ray)
09/11 - The Middle - The Complete Ninth Season
09/11 - Modern Family - The Complete Ninth Season
09/11 - People of Earth - The Complete Second Season
09/18 - Community - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
09/18 - Step by Step - The Complete Second Season
09/18 - You're the Worst - The Complete Fourth Season
09/25 - Blondie - The Complete 1957 Television Series
09/25 - Perfect Strangers - The Complete Fifth Season
10/02 - The Beverly Hillbillies - The Official Fifth Season
10/02 - The Love Boat - Season Four - Volume One / Volume Two
10/02 - Saved by the Bell - The Complete Collection
10/16 - Police Squad! - TV and Movie Collection
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