Sunday, January 25, 2015

Week 18 TV Ratings and Analysis; How the Sitcoms Did

2014-15 Week 18 TV Ratings (first four nights Mon-Thu): 

Households: #1. CBS 6.05/10 rating/share (-5% in rating from first four nights week 17); #2. Fox 4.95/8 (+20%); #3. NBC 3.30/5 (+4%); #4. ABC 3.01/5 (-14%); #5. The CW 1.27/1 (+44%)
Total Viewers: #1. CBS 9.610 million (-7% from first four nights week 17); #2. Fox 8.242 million (+22%); #3. NBC 5.081 million (+5%); #4. ABC 4.537 million (-16%); #5. The CW 2.068 million (+57%).
Adults 18-49: #1. Fox 2.54/8 rating/share (+24% in rating from first four nights week 17); #2. CBS 1.76/5 (-2%); #3. NBC 1.28/4 (+4%); #4. ABC 1.15/4 (-20%) #5. The CW 0.78/2 (+129%)

We have the final ratings for Week 17 (1/12/15-1/18/15 LIVE+SD). Among Adults 18-49, CBS won the week with a 3.42 rating thanks to the AFC Championship Game. Fox followed with a 1.50 rating. Then we had ABC at 1.26, while NFL-less NBC trailed with a 1.07.  For Total Viewers, CBS had a huge win with 14.224 million, followed by a distant second place for ABC with 4.988 million, then it was Fox's 4.756 million and NBC trailed with 4.387 million.

For season to-date (9/22/14-1/22/15 LIVE+SD), among Adults 18-49 we have NBC on top with a 2.22 rating, followed by CBS with a 1.99, Fox moves up to a 1.75 and ABC with a 1.62.  In Total Viewers, it is CBS on top with 9.938 million, then NBC with 7.911 million, ABC is next with 6.413 million and Fox with 5.423 million.

Back to week 18 (Jan. 19-25), 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 18 (Jan. 19-25) Analysis















Last Sunday (Jan. 18)(Week 17)This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
AFC Champ GameCBS6:51PM42,144,000
42,144,000 13.89
13.89 651-1008P
NFL Playoff PostCBS7:53PM
28,540,000(28,540,000)
8.99(8.99)
60 MinutesCBS8:00PM
17,678,000(17,678,000)
3.93(3.93)
America's Funniest VideosABC7:00PM4,800,0006,011,000(1,211,000)0.931.14(0.21)
DatelineNBC7:00PM4,096,000
4,096,000 0.66
0.66
Golden Globe ArrivalsNBC7:00PM
6,308,000(6,308,000)
1.32(1.32)
MulaneyFox7:00PM3,375,0001,323,0002,052,000 1.200.480.72
The SimpsonsFox7:30PM2,572,0001,897,000675,000 0.990.810.18 REPEAT
Madam SecretaryCBS9:00PM
12,128,000(12,128,000)
1.73(1.73)
GalavantABC8:00PM3,415,0004,112,000(697,000)0.881.26(0.38)
NBC MovieNBC8:00PM3,326,00019,314,000(15,988,000)0.965.79(4.83)8-11P vs. Golden Globe
The SimpsonsFox8:00PM3,016,0004,275,000(1,259,000)1.141.98(0.84)REPEAT
Brooklyn Nine-NineFox8:30PM2,188,0003,291,000(1,103,000)0.861.53(0.67)REPEAT
The Good WifeCBS10:00PM
9,576,000(9,576,000)
1.37(1.37)
ResurrectionABC9:00PM3,295,0003,097,000198,000 0.770.78(0.01)
Family GuyFox9:00PM2,514,0004,120,000(1,606,000)1.082.00(0.92)REPEAT
Bob's BurgersFox9:30PM2,376,0003,336,000(960,000)0.981.60(0.62)REPEAT
AFC Champ. PostCBS10:08PM19,445,000
19,445,000 6.17
6.17
ScorpionCBS10:28PM12,289,000
12,289,000 3.24
3.24
Revenge ABC10:00PM4,085,0003,668,000417,000 0.910.810.10




















Monday

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
2 Broke GirlsCBS8:00PM8,856,00010,081,000(1,225,000)2.171.930.24 vs. Big Bang(R)
The BachelorABC8:00PM7,605,0006,480,0001,125,000 2.151.770.38 8-10P vs. 8-11P
Celebrity ApprenticeNBC8:00PM6,509,0005,846,000663,000 1.861.720.14 8-10P
GothamFox8:00PM6,496,0002,770,0003,726,000 2.200.831.37 vs. Empire(R)
The OriginalsCW8:00PM1,516,0001,072,000444,000 0.630.320.31 vs. Jane(R)
Mike & MollyCBS8:30PM9,219,0009,191,00028,000 2.112.080.03
ScorpionCBS9:00PM12,077,0006,724,0005,353,000 2.251.161.09 vs. NCIS LA(R)
Sleepy HollowFox9:00PM4,194,0001,792,0002,402,000 1.340.520.82 vs. REPEAT
Jane the VirginCW9:00PM1,388,0001,116,000272,000 0.510.310.20 vs. REPEAT
NCIS LACBS10:00PM9,645,0005,396,0004,249,000 1.521.120.40 vs. Scorpion(R)
CastleABC10:00PM7,599,0006,770,000829,000 1.451.350.10
State of AffairsNBC10:00PM4,485,0003,621,000864,000 1.080.740.34










Tuesday

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
NCISCBS8:00PM11,975,00019,874,000(7,899,000)1.362.82(1.46)REPEAT
Marvel's Agent CarterABC8:00PM3,106,0007,479,000(4,373,000)0.771.84(1.07)REPEAT vs. Shark Tank
Parks & RecreationNBC8:00PM3,811,0003,751,00060,000 1.441.52(0.08)
MasterChef JuniorFox8:00PM5,533,0004,928,000605,000 1.791.690.10
FlashCW8:00PM3,873,0001,557,0002,316,000 1.360.460.90 vs. REPEAT
Parks & RecreationNBC8:30PM3,305,0003,255,00050,000 1.371.46(0.09)
NCIS: New OrleansCBS9:00PM
16,389,000(16,389,000)
2.27(2.27)
Marvel's Agent CarterABC9:00PM
5,103,000(5,103,000)
1.48(1.48)
Marry MeNBC9:00PM
2,175,000(2,175,000)
0.73(0.73)
New GirlFox9:00PM
2,896,000(2,896,000)
1.35(1.35)
SupernaturalCW9:00PM2,423,0001,103,0001,320,000 0.910.330.58 vs. REPEAT
About A BoyNBC9:30PM
2,791,000(2,791,000)
0.88(0.88)
Mindy ProjectFox9:30PM
2,423,000(2,423,000)
1.08(1.08)
State of Union AnalysisCBS10:11PM6,575,000
6,575,000 1.26
1.26
Person of InterestCBS10:00PM
10,158,000(10,158,000)
1.65(1.65)
State of Union AnalysisABC10:11PM5,525,000
5,525,000 1.16
1.16
ForeverABC10:00PM
4,749,000(4,749,000)
1.01(1.01)
State of Union AnalysisNBC10:11PM5,991,000
5,991,000 1.49
1.49
Mike & MollyCBS10:39PM3,919,000
3,919,000 0.74
0.74 REPEAT
black-ishABC10:38PM3,332,000
3,332,000 0.72
0.72 REPEAT
State of Union AnalysisNBC10:36PM4,243,000
4,243,000 0.85
0.85
Chicago FireNBC10:00PM
6,658,000(6,658,000)
1.49(1.49)










Wednesday
This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
The MentalistCBS8:00PM9,599,0009,363,000236,000 1.501.360.14
The MiddleABC8:00PM5,573,0007,792,000(2,219,000)1.342.16(0.82)REPEAT
Mysteries of LauraNBC8:00PM4,751,0006,130,000(1,379,000)0.821.03(0.21)REPEAT
American IdolFox8:00PM11,758,00010,870,000888,000 3.383.000.38
ArrowCW8:00PM3,064,000803,0002,261,000 1.140.200.94 vs. REPEAT
The GoldbergsABC8:30PM4,633,0007,220,000(2,587,000)1.332.29(0.96)REPEAT
Criminal MindsCBS9:00PM10,286,00010,307,000(21,000)1.952.22(0.27)
Modern FamilyABC9:00PM5,362,0009,436,000(4,074,000)1.543.03(1.49)REPEAT
Law & Order: SVUNBC9:00PM6,774,0006,678,00096,000 1.261.35(0.09)
EmpireFox9:00PM11,071,00010,323,000748,000 4.404.010.39
The HundredCW9:00PM1,484,000972,000512,000 0.530.220.31 vs. Flash(R)
black-ishABC9:30PM3,915,0006,513,000(2,598,000)1.101.92(0.82)REPEAT
StalkerCBS10:00PM8,075,0007,872,000203,000 1.491.450.04
GalavantABC10:00PM1,644,0003,237,000(1,593,000)0.450.70(0.25)REPEAT vs. Forever(R)
Chicago P.D.NBC10:00PM6,999,0006,772,000227,000 1.481.52(0.04)










Thursday
This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:00PM11,518,00012,104,000(586,000)2.402.48(0.08)REPEAT
The TasteABC8:00PM3,062,0003,281,000(219,000)0.780.87(0.09)FINALE 8-10P
Biggest LoserNBC8:00PM4,477,0004,228,000249,000 1.181.060.12
American IdolFox8:00PM10,647,00010,422,000225,000 2.772.580.19 8-9P vs. 8-10P
The Vampire DiariesCW8:00PM1,635,000
1,635,000 0.76
0.76
World Dog AwardsCW8:00PM
1,968,000(1,968,000)
0.46(0.46)
MomCBS8:30PM11,052,00010,844,000208,000 2.442.370.07
Two and a Half MenCBS9:00PM9,308,0009,375,000(67,000)2.202.090.11
Bad JudgeNBC9:00PM2,855,0002,713,000142,000 0.700.680.02
BackstromFox9:00PM7,891,000
7,891,000 1.95
1.95 PREMIERE
ReignCW9:00PM1,159,000
1,159,000 0.41
0.41
The Big Bang TheoryCBS9:30PM8,032,0006,955,0001,077,000 1.781.480.30 REPEAT vs. McCarthys
A to ZNBC9:30PM2,089,0001,725,000364,000 0.600.510.09
ElementaryCBS10:00PM8,285,0008,090,000195,000 1.511.310.20
How To Get Away w/MurderABC10:00PM2,235,0002,621,000(386,000)0.450.71(0.26)REPEAT
ParenthoodNBC10:00PM4,400,0004,117,000283,000 1.331.180.15










Friday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
Undercover BossCBS8:00PM8,328,0008,350,000(22,000)1.401.43(0.03)
Last Man StandingABC8:00PM5,875,0006,880,000(1,005,000)1.001.33(0.33)REPEAT
ConstantineNBC8:00PM3,479,0003,064,000415,000 0.900.780.12
World's Funniest FallsFox8:00PM3,057,0003,321,000(264,000)1.001.04(0.04)
Hart of DixieCW8:00PM1,239,0001,142,00097,000 0.500.420.08
CristelaABC8:30PM4,453,0005,102,000(649,000)0.901.07(0.17)REPEAT
Hawaii Five-0CBS9:00PM8,144,00010,592,000(2,448,000)1.101.47(0.37)REPEAT
Shark TankABC9:00PM6,208,0008,644,000(2,436,000)1.502.19(0.69)REPEAT
GrimmNBC9:00PM4,968,0004,618,000350,000 1.201.160.04
GleeFox9:00PM1,830,0001,985,000(155,000)0.700.73(0.03)
Whose Line Is It?CW9:00PM959,000879,00080,000 0.400.290.11 REPEAT
Masters of IllusionCW9:30PM741,0001,016,000(275,000)0.300.280.02 REPEAT
Blue BloodsCBS10:00PM8,759,00012,726,000(3,967,000)1.001.40(0.40)REPEAT
20/20ABC10:00PM4,791,0005,353,000(562,000)1.101.37(0.27)
DatelineNBC10:00PM5,753,0004,523,0001,230,000 1.301.010.29










Saturday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
Crimetime SaturdayCBS8:00PM4,610,0003,015,0001,595,000 0.500.480.02 REPEAT vs. 48 Hrs (R)
ABC MovieABC8:00PM2,920,0003,253,000(333,000)0.600.80(0.20)8-10P vs. 8-1030P
Figure SkatingNBC8:00PM3,320,000
3,320,000 0.50
0.50 8-11P
Dateline MysteryNBC8:00PM
4,349,000(4,349,000)
0.71(0.71)
UFC on FoxFox8:00PM2,820,000
2,820,000 1.10
1.10 8-10P
EmpireFox8:00PM
1,476,000(1,476,000)
0.40(0.40)
Crimetime SaturdayCBS9:00PM4,140,0003,303,000837,000 0.500.360.14 REPEAT
EmpireFox9:00PM
1,709,000(1,709,000)
0.54(0.54)
48 Hours MysteryCBS10:00PM5,160,0005,584,000(424,000)0.700.83(0.13)
20/20 SaturdayABC10:00PM2,800,000
2,800,000 0.60
0.60
The GoldbergsABC10:30PM
1,898,000(1,898,000)
0.55(0.55)
SNL(R) NBC10:00PM
3,426,000(3,426,000)
0.85(0.85)


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 18 (Jan. 19-25) How the Sitcoms Did
(Sun comedies are previous week and Fri/Sat are prelim ratings)
Sorted by 18-49 Rtg
TitleNetworkTimeDayTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes







MomCBS8:30PMThu11,052,0002.44
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:00PMThu11,518,0002.40REPEAT
Two and a Half MenCBS9:00PMThu9,308,0002.20
2 Broke GirlsCBS8:00PMMon8,856,0002.17
Mike & MollyCBS8:30PMMon9,219,0002.11
The Big Bang TheoryCBS9:30PMThu8,032,0001.78REPEAT
Modern FamilyABC9:00PMWed5,362,0001.54REPEAT
Parks & RecreationNBC8:00PMTue3,811,0001.44
Parks & RecreationNBC8:30PMTue3,305,0001.37
The MiddleABC8:00PMWed5,573,0001.34REPEAT
The GoldbergsABC8:30PMWed4,633,0001.33REPEAT
MulaneyFox7:00PMSun3,375,0001.20
The SimpsonsFox8:00PMSun3,016,0001.14REPEAT
black-ishABC9:30PMWed3,915,0001.10REPEAT
Family GuyFox9:00PMSun2,514,0001.08REPEAT
Last Man StandingABC8:00PMFri5,875,0001.0REPEAT
Animation DominationFox7:30PMSun2,572,0000.99REPEAT
Bob's BurgersFox9:30PMSun2,376,0000.98REPEAT
CristelaABC8:30PMFri4,453,0000.9REPEAT
GalavantABC8:00PMSun3,415,0000.882 eps
Brooklyn Nine-NineFox8:30PMSun2,188,0000.86REPEAT
Mike & MollyCBS10:39PMTue3,919,0000.74REPEAT
black-ishABC10:38PMTue3,332,0000.72REPEAT
Bad JudgeNBC9:00PMThu2,855,0000.70canceled
A to ZNBC9:30PMThu2,089,0000.60canceled
GalavantABC10:00PMWed1,644,0000.45REPEAT
The McCarthysCBS9:30PMThu

preempted
New GirlFox9:00PMTue

preempted
The Mindy ProjectFox9:30PMTue

preempted
About a BoyNBC9:30PMTue

preempted
Marry MeNBC9:00PMTue

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, January 18

The Big Bang Theory - "The Separation Triangulation" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Koothrappali finds himself in the middle of domestic drama when he learns the woman he’s dating, Nell (Beth Behrs), has a very upset husband, Oliver (Walton Goggins). Also, when Sheldon rents his old room back for a quiet place to work, he drives Leonard crazy by being a model tenant.

Young Sheldon - "A Computer, a Plastic Pony, and a Case of Beer" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Sheldon asks for a computer and unknowingly sparks a heated argument between Mary and George Sr. over the family’s finances.

Mom - "Sex Fog and a Mild-To-Moderate Panic Attack" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
After Bonnie and Adam attend a traditional wedding, they discover they’re not on the same page about their own wedding. Also, Christy and Patrick have trouble setting the mood for their “first time."

Life in Pieces - "Goose Friends Auction Fog" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
When Jen sings in Tyler’s band, she gets caught up in the excitement and creates an awkward situation for him. Also, John and Greg decide to brew beer together, Matt donates one of his paintings to a silent auction for Tim’s medical charity, and Heather becomes jealous of Joan’s friendship with a classmate.

Superstore - "High Volume Store" (NBC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When corporate announces that the store is getting an upgrade, Amy (America Ferrera), Jonah (Ben Feldman) and Dina (Lauren Ash) set out to discover the pros and cons. Meanwhile, Cheyenne (Nichole Bloom) accidentally volunteers to be Glenn's (Mark McKinney) surrogate, and tries to get out of it.

The Good Place - "Rhonda, Diana, Jake, and Trent" (NBC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Eleanor (Kristen Bell), Chidi (William Jackson Harper), Tahani (Jameela Jamil), Janet (D'Arcy Carden) and Jason (Manny Jacinto) head to a destination that may have lasting implications.

Will & Grace - "The Wedding" (NBC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Will (Eric McCormack), Grace (Debra Messing), Jack (Sean Hayes), and Karen (Megan Mullally) attend the wedding of Will's ex-boyfriend, Vince (special guest star Bobby Cannavle). While Grace tries to keep Will from making a scene, Jack learns that his wedding hook-up has many strings attached.

Great News - "The Fast Track" (NBC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
After an explosive fight with her daughter, Carol (Andrea Martin) is excited about her new position at "Morning Wined Up," but is disappointed to realize that the job offers less responsibility than she had hoped. Katie (Briga Heelan) is determined to bring down Fenton Pelt (guest star Jim Rash), the billionaire suing "The Breakdown," despite specific orders from Greg (Adam Campbell) and the network's attorney (guest star Tim Meadows) to leave him alone. When Katie's rousing speech about journalistic integrity fails to inspire anyone but Chuck (John Michael Higgins), who has been suspended from the show, she reluctantly joins forces, only to find that his investigative skills aren't what they used to be.

K.C. Undercover - "Take Me out" (Disney Channel, 8:00PM ET/PT)
A high-school math whiz trains to be an undercover spy.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of January 15)

Thursday, January 18

  • Jason Jones (The Detour) - Catch Jason on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Rob Riggle (Golan the Insatiable/Gary Unmarried) - Rob appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. He can also be heard on The Morning Mash Up on SiriusXM at 10:05am.
  • Ricky Gervais (The Office) - Ricky stops by Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Trevor Noah at 11pm.
  • Selma Blair (Anger Management/Kath & Kim/Zoe, Duncan, Jack and Jane) - Selma visits Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Lily Tomlin (Grace and Frankie/Malibu Country) and Jane Fonda (Grace and Frankie) - Lily and Jane are guests on Watch What Happens: Live at 11:15pm on Bravo.
  • Yvette Nicole Brown (The Mayor/The Odd Couple/Community) - Yvette guest co-hosts The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Rickey Smiley (The Rickey Smiley Show) - Rickey drops by The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • Geoff Stults (Enlisted) - Geoff talks about 12 Strong on Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Jackée Harry (The Paynes/The First Family/The Game/227) - Jackée talks about her new OWN show The Paynes on Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Wilmer Valderrama (That '70s Show) - Wilmer appears on Steve, so check your local listings.
  • Giselle Eisenberg (Life in Pieces) - Giselle talks about Life in Pieces on Steve, so check your local listings.
  • Holly Robinson Peete (Hangin' with Mr. Cooper/For Your Love) - Holly talks about the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries original Morning Show Mystery: Mortal Mishaps on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Valerie Bertinelli (Hot in Cleveland/Café Americain/One Day at a Time) - Clinton Kelly and Valerie are serving up a delicious dish on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Ed Begley Jr. (Futureman/Your Family or Mine/Gary Unmarried) - Ed talks about Futureman on NBC's Megyn Kelly Today in the 9am hour.
  • Peter Facinelli (Nurse Jackie) - Peter appears on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Deon Cole (grown-ish/black-ish/Angie Tribeca) - Deon is a guest on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Luis Guzmán (How to Make It in America/Luis) - Luis visits Desus & Mero at 11pm on Viceland.


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