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 (September)

The Big Bang Theory - The Complete Ninth Season Newhart - The Complete Sixth Season 2 Broke Girls - The Complete Fifth Season Family Matters - The Complete Eighth Season Modern Family - The Complete Season 7

09/06 - Coach - Season One (Mill Creek) / Season Two / Seasons One and Two
09/06 - South Park - The Complete Ninteenth Season (Blu-ray)
09/13 - The Big Bang Theory - The Complete Ninth Season (Blu-ray)
09/13 - Newhart - The Complete Sixth Season
09/20 - 2 Broke Girls - The Complete Fifth Season
09/20 - Family Matters - The Complete Eighth Season
09/20 - Modern Family - The Complete Season 7
09/20 - Veep - Season 5
09/27 - The Wonder Years - Season Six
More TV DVD Releases / DVD Reviews Archive / SitcomsOnline Digest


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Thursday, September 29

Superstore - "Back to Work" (NBC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Jeff (recurring guest star Michael Bunin), the district manager from corporate, tells the Cloud 9 employees he is going to be around for the day to see what can improve in the store. Amy (America Ferrera) tries to impress him with a perfect day, but a workplace accident threatens her plan. Meanwhile, Glenn (Mark McKinney) tries to come off as a tough boss in front of Jeff, Jonah (Ben Feldman) attempts to help an unyielding Dina (Lauren Ash) win over the employees she betrayed in the strike and Mateo (Nico Santos) discovers something about Jeff in his pursuit to win him over.

The Good Place - "Jason Mendoza" (NBC, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Eleanor (Kristen Bell) faces her toughest test yet in her attempt to remain in hiding. Meanwhile, Michael (Ted Danson) enlists Tahani (Jameela Jamil) to help a fellow neighbor fulfill her true purpose.

The Big Bang Theory - "The Earworm Reverberation" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Sheldon has a revelation when he realizes why a song was stuck in his head. Also, Amy invites Dave (Stephen Merchant) over for dinner despite their previously awkward date, and Wolowitz and Koothrappali become obsessed with a fan of their band, “Footprints on the Moon.”

Kevin Can Wait - "Pilot" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Kevin James stars as a newly retired police officer looking forward to spending carefree, quality time with his wife and three kids, only to find he faces tougher challenges at home than he ever did on the streets.

Better Things - "Woman Is the Something of the Something" (FX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Sam gets really looked at.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of September 26)

Thursday, September 29

  • Judith Light (Transparent/Phenom/Who's the Boss?) - Catch Judith on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Tim Meadows (Son of Zorn/Marry Me/The Michael Richards Show) - Tim appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. He will also be on the AOL Build Show at 3pm.
  • Max Greenfield (New Girl/Modern Men) - Max drops by The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Ken Jeong (Dr. Ken/Community), Dave Foley (Dr. Ken/NewsRadio) and Suzy Nakamura (Dr. Ken/Go On) - Ken, Dave and Suzy are guests on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight. Ken will also be on Harry, so check your local listings.
  • January Jones (The Last Man on Earth) - January stops by Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Jerry O'Connell (We Are Men/Carpoolers/My Secret Identity) - Jerry guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Sarah Jessica Parker (Divorce/Sex and the City/Square Pegs) - Sarah appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Alfonso Ribeiro (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air/In the House/Silver Spoons) - Alfonso joins the Chew Crew on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT. He will also be on the AOL Build Show at 11am.
  • Holland Taylor (Two and a Half Men/The Powers That Be) - Holland talks about The Front Page on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Jamie-Lynn Sigler (Guys with Kids) - Jamie-Lynn is a guest on Good Day New York on WNYW-Fox5 in New York sometime between 7-10am and on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.
  • Kristen Bell (The Good Place) - Kristen appears on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.