Sunday, September 27, 2015

Week 1 TV Ratings and Analysis; How the Sitcoms Did

2015-16 Week 1 TV Ratings (first four nights Mon-Thu): 

Households: #1. CBS 7.44/13 rating/share (-7% in rating from first four nights week 1 in 2014); #2. ABC 5.71/10 (-8% in rating from first four nights week 1 in 2014); #3. NBC 5.52/9 (-8% in rating from first four nights week 1 in 2014); #4. Fox 3.26/5 (+26% in rating from first four nights week 1 in 2014); #5. The CW 0.62/1 (+11% in rating from first four nights week 1 in 2014).
Total Viewers: #1. CBS 12.195 million (-7% from first four nights week 1 in 2014); #2. NBC 8.896 million (-8% from first four nights week 1 in 2014); #3. ABC 8.827 million (-7% from first four nights week 1 in 2014); #4. Fox 5.436 million (+28% from first four nights week 1 in 2014); #5. The CW 0.985 million (+12% from first four nights week 1 in 2014).
Adults 18-49: #1. CBS 3.06/10 rating/share (-13% in rating from first four nights week 1 in 2014); #2. NBC 2.43/8 (-9% in rating from first four nights week 1 in 2014); #3. ABC 2.09/7 (-13% in rating from first four nights week 1 in 2014); #4. Fox 2.07/7 (+39% in rating from first four nights week 1 in 2014); #5. The CW 0.32/1 (+10% in rating from first four nights week 1 in 2014)

We're back with a new season! We'll have this week's final ratings, Week 1 (9/21/15-9/27/15) next Sunday.

For season to-date (9/21/15-9/24/15), we will have that by next week, too, as it is the same numbers as above.

Back to week 1 (Sep. 21-27), 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 1 (Sep. 21-27) Analysis















Last Sunday (Sep. 20)(Summer Week 17)This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
60 MinutesCBS7:00PM8,047,000
8,047,000 1.20
1.20 REPEAT
America's Funniest Home VideosABC7:00PM3,719,000
3,719,000 0.74
0.74 REPEAT
Football Night in AmericaNBC7:30PM6,960,000
6,960,000 2.41
2.41
Emmy's KickoffFox7:30PM12,695,000
12,695,000 4.65
4.65
Big BrotherCBS8:00PM6,030,000
6,030,000 1.80
1.80
Once Upon a TimeABC8:00PM1,862,000
1,862,000 0.43
0.43 REPEAT
Football Night in AmericaNBC8:00PM14,147,000
14,147,000 5.05
5.05
Emmy'sFox8:00PM11,872,000
11,872,000 3.56
3.56 8-11P
The SimpsonsFox8:00PM

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Sunday Night FootballNBC8:30PM26,378,000
26,378,000 9.67
9.67 830-1145P
Brooklyn Nine-NineFox8:30PM

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Madam SecretaryCBS9:00PM3,326,000
3,326,000 0.42
0.42 REPEAT
Once Upon a TimeABC9:00PM1,550,000
1,550,000 0.38
0.38 9-11P REPEAT
Blood & OilABC9:00PM

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Family GuyFox9:00PM

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Last Man on EarthFox9:30PM

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CSI: CyberCBS10:00PM3,466,000
3,466,000 0.57
0.57 REPEAT
QuanticoABC10:00PM

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DatelineNBC10:00PM

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Monday

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:00PM18,203,000
18,203,000 4.69
4.69 PREMIERE
Dancing w/the StarsABC8:00PM11,455,000
11,455,000 1.77
1.77 8-10P
The VoiceNBC8:00PM12,371,000
12,371,000 3.54
3.54 8-10P PREMIERE
GothamFox8:00PM4,569,000
4,569,000 1.61
1.61 PREMIERE
Penn & Teller Fool UsCW8:00PM1,146,000
1,146,000 0.31
0.31
Life in PiecesCBS8:30PM11,276,000
11,276,000 2.63
2.63 PREMIERE
ScorpionCBS9:00PM11,087,000
11,087,000 2.20
2.20 PREMIERE
Minority ReportFox9:00PM3,097,000
3,097,000 1.10
1.10 PREMIERE
Whose LineCW9:00PM950,000
950,000 0.29
0.29 REPEAT
Significant MotherCW9:30PM475,000
475,000 0.14
0.14
NCIS LACBS10:00PM7,981,000
7,981,000 1.25
1.25 PREMIERE
CastleABC10:00PM6,840,000
6,840,000 1.17
1.17 PREMIERE
BlindspotNBC10:00PM10,605,000
10,605,000 3.11
3.11 PREMIERE










Tuesday

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
NCISCBS8:00PM18,191,000
18,191,000 2.47
2.47 PREMIERE
The MuppetsABC8:00PM9,005,000
9,005,000 2.87
2.87 PREMIERE
The VoiceNBC8:00PM12,348,000
12,348,000 3.49
3.49 8-10P PREMIERE
Scream QueensFox8:00PM4,038,000
4,038,000 1.65
1.65 8-10P PREMIERE
GrandfatheredFox8:00PM

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The FlashCW8:00PM1,192,000
1,192,000 0.42
0.42 REPEAT
Fresh off the BoatABC8:30PM6,054,000
6,054,000 1.93
1.93 PREMIERE
The GrinderFox8:30PM

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NCIS: New OrleansCBS9:00PM12,616,000
12,616,000 1.72
1.72 PREMIERE
Dancing with the StarsABC9:00PM9,579,000
9,579,000 1.50
1.50 9-11P
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.ABC9:00PM

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The VoiceNBC9:00PM

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Scream QueensFox9:00PM

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The FlashCW9:00PM1,087,000
1,087,000 0.37
0.37 REPEAT
LimitlessCBS10:00PM9,857,000
9,857,000 1.87
1.87 PREMIERE
QuanticoABC10:00PM

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Best Time Ever/NPHNBC10:00PM5,907,000
5,907,000 2.09
2.09










Wednesday
This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
SurvivorCBS8:00PM9,700,000
9,700,000 2.48
2.48 8-930P PREMIERE
The MiddleABC8:00PM8,205,000
8,205,000 2.15
2.15 PREMIERE
The Mysteries of LauraNBC8:00PM7,109,000
7,109,000 1.22
1.22 PREMIERE
RosewoodFox8:00PM7,544,000
7,544,000 2.44
2.44 PREMIERE
America's Next Top ModelCW8:00PM1,346,000
1,346,000 0.45
0.45
The GoldbergsABC8:30PM7,619,000
7,619,000 2.40
2.40 PREMIERE
Criminal MindsCBS9:00PM

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Modern FamilyABC9:00PM9,463,000
9,463,000 3.23
3.23 PREMIERE
Law & Order: SVUNBC9:00PM8,274,000
8,274,000 1.77
1.77 9-11P PREMIERE
Wicked OfferCW9:00PM500,000
500,000 0.15
0.15
Big BrotherCBS9:30PM6,537,000
6,537,000 2.21
2.21 930-11P FINALE
black-ishABC9:30PM7,303,000
7,303,000 2.36
2.36 PREMIERE
Code BlackCBS10:00PM

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NashvilleABC10:00PM4,910,000
4,910,000 1.22
1.22 PREMIERE
Chicago P.D.NBC10:00PM

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Thursday
This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
CBS NFL KickCBS8:00PM10,611,000
10,611,000 3.34
3.34
Grey's AnatomyABC8:00PM9,549,000
9,549,000 2.84
2.84 PREMIERE
Heroes RebornNBC8:00PM6,090,000
6,090,000 1.96
1.96 8-10P PREMIERE
Scream QueensFox8:00PM2,009,000
2,009,000 0.70
0.70 8-10P REPEAT
BonesFox8:00PM

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The FlashCW8:00PM1,121,000
1,121,000 0.41
0.41 REPEAT
CBS Thursday NFLCBS8:30PM16,882,000
16,882,000 5.96
5.96 827-1114P
ScandalABC9:00PM10,247,000
10,247,000 3.26
3.26 PREMIERE
BlacklistNBC9:00PM

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Sleepy HollowFox9:00PM

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ArrowCW9:00PM778,000
778,000 0.26
0.26 REPEAT
ElementaryCBS10:00PM

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How To Get Away W/MurderABC10:00PM8,378,000
8,378,000 2.59
2.59 PREMIERE
The PlayerNBC10:00PM4,858,000
4,858,000 1.16
1.16 PREMIERE










Friday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
The Amazing RaceCBS8:00PM5,785,000
5,785,000 1.10
1.10 PREMIERE
Last Man StandingABC8:00PM6,258,000
6,258,000 1.10
1.10 PREMIERE
Best Timer Ever/NPHNBC8:00PM3,125,000
3,125,000 0.70
0.70 REPEAT
Minority ReportFox8:00PM2,272,000
2,272,000 0.70
0.70 REPEAT
Masters of IllusionCW8:00PM1,371,000
1,371,000 0.40
0.40
The MuppetsABC8:30PM3,764,000
3,764,000 0.80
0.80 REPEAT
Whose Line Is It?CW8:30PM1,243,000
1,243,000 0.30
0.30 REPEAT
Hawaii Five-0CBS9:00PM8,093,000
8,093,000 1.00
1.00 PREMIERE
Shark TankABC9:00PM5,965,000
5,965,000 1.60
1.60 PREMIERE
DatelineNBC9:00PM5,031,000
5,031,000 1.00
1.00 9-11P
RosewoodFox9:00PM2,231,000
2,231,000 0.50
0.50 REPEAT
Penn & Teller Fool UsCW9:00PM1,253,000
1,253,000 0.30
0.30 REPEAT
Blue BloodsCBS10:00PM9,895,000
9,895,000 1.30
1.30 PREMIERE
20/20ABC10:00PM5,446,000
5,446,000 1.30
1.30
DatelineNBC10:00PM

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Saturday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
Crimetime SaturdayCBS8:00PM4,300,000
4,300,000 0.80
0.80 REPEAT
Saturday Night FootballABC8:00PM2,380,000
2,380,000 0.70
0.70 8-11P
The Carmichael ShowNBC8:00PM1,960,000
1,960,000 0.50
0.50 REPEAT
College FootballFox8:00PM3,400,000
3,400,000 1.20
1.20 8-11P
NBC BoxingNBC8:30PM1,960,000
1,960,000 0.50
0.50 830-11P
48 Hours MysteryCBS9:00PM4,790,000
4,790,000 0.90
0.90 9-11P
BonesFox9:00PM

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48 Hours MysteryCBS10:00PM

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Shark TankABC10:00PM

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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 1 (Sep. 21-27) 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 TheoryCBS8:00PMMon18,203,0004.69PREMIERE
Modern FamilyABC9:00PMWed9,463,0003.23PREMIERE
The MuppetsABC8:00PMTue9,005,0002.87PREMIERE
Life In PiecesCBS8:30PMMon11,276,0002.63PREMIERE
The GoldbergsABC8:30PMWed7,619,0002.40PREMIERE
black-ishABC9:30PMWed7,303,0002.36PREMIERE
The MiddleABC8:00PMWed8,205,0002.15PREMIERE
Fresh off the BoatABC8:30PMTue6,054,0001.93PREMIERE
Last Man StandingABC8:00PMFri6,258,0001.1PREMIERE
The MuppetsABC8:30PMFri3,764,0000.8REPEAT
The Carmichael ShowNBC8:00PMSat1,960,0000.50REPEAT
Significant MotherCW8:30PMMon475,0000.14
2 Broke GirlsCBS8:00PMMon


Mike & MollyCBS8:30PMMon


The Odd CoupleCBS8:30PMThu


Family GuyFox9:00PMSun


The SimpsonsFox8:00PMSun


MomCBS9:00PMThu


Brooklyn Nine-NineFox8:30PMSun


Bob's BurgersFox7:30PMSun


Animation DominationFox7:00PMSun


The Last Man on EarthFox9:30PMSun


GrandfatheredFox8:00PMTue


The GrinderFox8:30PMTue


Angel from HellCBS9:30PMThu


Truth Be ToldNBC8:30PMFri


UndatelableNBC8:00PMFri


Dr. KenABC8:30PMFri


Uncle BuckABC8:30PMFri


The Last Man on EarthFox9:30PMSun


New GirlFox9:00PMTue


The Guide to Surviving LifeFox9:30PMTue


GalavantABC8:00PMSun



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.

Complete TV Listings


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.