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 (April/May)

Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Fifth Season Father Knows Best - Season Five The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Second Season ALF - The Complete DVD Collection The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air - The Complete Series

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
05/02 - Red, White and Blue Collar Sitcoms - Make TV Great Again
05/09 - ALF - The Complete DVD Collection
05/09 - Divorce - The Complete First Season (Blu-ray)
05/09 - The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Second Season
05/16 - The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air - The Complete Series
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Thursday, May 25

The Goldbergs - "Agassi" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Adam feels like he’s losing his best friend, Chad, so he attempts to join the tennis team.  When Chad picks Dave Kim as his partner, Adam vows to take him down with Barry in a tennis match, channeling Andre Agassi.  Meanwhile, with the help of Beverly, Erica deals with her post-break up depression just in time for Valentine’s Day.

American Housewife - "The Club" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Anna-Kat develops a fear of water and stops bathing, her therapist suggests the Ottos get her to go swimming. But can Katie get over own her fear of wearing a bathing suit in public at the Westport Country Club so she can help her kid out? Meanwhile Oliver gives his dad a style makeover after students at the college give Greg a low “jalapeƱo” score.

Modern Family - "Do It Yourself" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Feeling empowered after his successful do-it-yourself  project, Phil convinces Jay to co-invest in a property he has always wanted to develop. Meanwhile, Claire’s new obsession with a TV chef and her new love of cooking Sunday dinners hasn’t been as tasty as she thinks. Haley is the family’s only hope to add a little spice to the situation. At the Pritchett-Tucker house, Cam and Mitchell see that the family is too reliant on technology, so they attempt to teach Lily the importance of hard work, which ends disastrously. Back at the Pritchett’s, Jay feels replaced when he sees Gloria has hired Coach Gary (Payton Manning) to coach Joe and serve as a handy man.

Modern Family - "Heavy Is the Head" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Despite their lofty hopes, Phil and Jay’s property investment might turn out to be a bust, forcing Phil to rethink his original dream. Meanwhile, Cam lands in the hospital due to a head injury and refuses to have an MRI thanks to a traumatic incident with a well when he was a child. Determined to finally impress Claire and keep her from re-gifting her birthday present, Gloria surprises her with a day of luxury at the office. However, after Claire had to implement some rather harsh budget cuts at work, a massage at her desk may not be sending the right message.

black-ish - "Auntsgiving" (ABC, 10:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Pops’ older sister Almaviligerais unexpectedly arrives for Thanksgiving, much to everyone’s delight except Ruby, who can’t stand her ex-sister-in-law. While Bow and Dre go on their last vacation before the baby arrives, the kids try to figure out why Ruby hates Almaviligerais so much.

Speechless - "D-I-- DING" (ABC, 10:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
After leaving a note behind Maya’s back, Ray takes sides against the family when Maya dings a nearby car.  Following through on a promise, Jimmy and Dylan share a moment, as father and daughter are on a search in the back room at the local supermarket while JJ teaches a rude customer a lesson, and a moonlighting Kenneth hides his side job from the DiMeos.

The Big Bang Theory - "The Emotion Detection Automation" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Sheldon beta-tests an MIT invention after hearing it can help him read people’s emotions. Also, Leonard can’t hide his feelings when Penny announces her brother is coming to town, and Raj invites his ex-girlfriends over to give him dating advice. Laura Spencer, Katie Micucci, Alessandra Torresani and Katie Leclerc return as Raj’s ex-girlfriends.

Superior Donuts - "What's the Big Idea?" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Franco’s creative new donut flavors become bestsellers, Arthur tries to prove he’s still relevant by coming up with a unique one of his own. Also, Fawz works to dream up an inventive password in order to keep Maya and James from stealing his store’s WiFi.

Mom - "Sword Fights and a Dominican Shortstop" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Christy considers giving up her dream of becoming a lawyer when Bonnie’s ex-girlfriend, Jeanine (Rosie O’Donnell), offers her a lucrative job in real estate. Also, Adam is very curious about Bonnie’s past with women.

Life in Pieces - "Eyebrow Anonymous Trapped Gem" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Tim accidentally shaves off a huge chunk of eyebrow before an important photoshoot, he hopes Jen and Colleen’s grooming expertise can fix it. Also, when Gigi passes away, Greg makes an anonymous donation with the money she left him, but later realizes he wants to be recognized for it; John learns firsthand what Gigi’s life was like at the nursing home; and Joan honors her mother’s memory with unusual jewelry.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of May 22)

Thursday, May 25

  • Jada Pinkett-Smith (A Different World) - Catch Jada on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Jamie Foxx (The Jamie Foxx Show) - Jamie is a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC. He will also be on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Laurie Metcalf (The Big Bang Theory/The McCartyhs/Roseanne) - Laurie stops by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Bryan Cranston (Malcolm in the Middle) - Bryan appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Zach Woods (Silicon Valley/The Office) - Zach visits The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Wanda Sykes (The New Adventures of Old Christine/Wanda Large) - Wanda appears on a repeat of Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Trevor Noah at 11pm.
  • Whitney Cummings (whitney) - Whitney is a guest on a repeat of @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • The Cast of Veep - Julia Louis Dreyfus, Tony Hale, Anna Chlumsky, Reid Scott, Matt Walsh, Timothy Simons, Kevin Dunn, Gary Cole and Sam Richardson are guests on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Chelsea Handler (Are You There, Chelsea?) - Chelsea stops by Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Sherri Shepherd (Trial & Error/Sherri/Less Than Perfect) - Sherri appears on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Tiffani Thiessen (Saved by the Bell/Saved by the Bell: The College Years) - Tiffani kicks off summer with recipes that are included in People's Summer Grilling special issue on People Now at 8:30am.