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


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Wednesday, December 19

Modern Family - "I Love a Parade" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
The Pritchett-Dunphy-Tucker clan are going to be setting off more than a few fireworks when they get together at the annual Fourth of July parade where Jay will be acting as the grand marshal. Meanwhile, Haley’s goodbye with Arvin before his trip to Switzerland doesn’t go as well as she pictured it and is distracted by the return of an old flame.

Single Parents - "Beyoncé Circa Lemonade" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
After scolding Miggy for not being able to sleep-train baby Jack, Angie and Douglas engage in a competition to see who can sleep-train the baby in one night. While Angie and Douglas have the baby, Miggy takes over babysitting Graham, Rory, Sophie, Emma and Amy, which results in an impromptu kids’ party. Meanwhile, Poppy teaches Will how to take out his anger on the volleyball court.

The Goldbergs - "We Didn't Start the Fire" (ABC, 10:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Erica tells Beverly she is going to spend the first night of Hanukkah with Geoff and his family, Beverly worries and starts a competition for who hosts the best Hanukkah party. Meanwhile, Barry seeks advice from Pops on how to be cool and suggests entering into the school's talent show.

American Housewife - "Body Image" (ABC, 10:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
After the previous “fattest housewife” in Westport gets plastic surgery to lose weight, Chloe Brown Mueller rubs it in Katie’s face that Katie has now assumed that title. In order to get revenge on Chloe, Katie goes through great lengths to dig up bad photos of Chloe from high school. In discussing body image with the kids, Katie and her mother, Kathryn, turn out to be bad influences on Anna-Kat and Taylor, unintentionally encouraging them to focus too much on the outward appearance. Over time, Katie realizes how judgmental she has become and that she is part of the problem.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of December 17)

Wednesday, December 19

  • Steve Carell (The Office) - Watch Steve on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. He also talks about Vice on the BUILD Series at 1pm.
  • Brian Posehn (The Sarah Silverman Program/The Big Bang Theory) - Brian stops by Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. He will also be on the BUILD Series at 4pm.
  • Leah Remini (Kevin Can Wait/The Exes/Family Tools/The King of Queens/Fired Up) - Leah visits The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Tyler Alvarez (Every Witch Way) - Tyler appears on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Nicole Byer (Loosely Exactly Nicole) - Nicole is a guest on E!'s Busy Tonight at 10pm.
  • Corbin Bernsen (Cuts), Harry Hamlin (Movie Stars) and Alan Rachins (Dharma & Greg) - Corbin, Harry, Alan and the cast of L.A. Law are guests on a repeat of The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Melissa McCarthy (Mike & Molly/Samantha Who?) - Melissa appears on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Kristin Chenoweth (Trial & Error: Lady, Killer/Kristin) - Kristin is a guest on a repeat of ABC's GMA Day at 1pm.
  • Brooke Nevin (Call Me Fitz) and Michael Cassidy (People of Earth/Men at Work) - Brooke and Michael talk about the Hallmark Channel original Jingle Around the Clock on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.


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

The Beverly Hillbillies - The Official Fifth Season The Love Boat - Season Four - Volume One Saved by the Bell - The Complete Collection Alice - The Complete Eighth Season Step by Step - The Complete Third Season

10/02 - The Beverly Hillbillies - The Official Fifth Season
10/02 - Bob's Burgers - The Complete 6th Season
10/02 - Bob's Burgers - The Complete 7th Season
10/02 - Bob's Burgers - The Complete 8th Season
10/02 - Ghosted - The Complete First Season
10/02 - The Love Boat - Season Four - Volume One / Volume Two
10/02 - Police Squad! - TV and Movie Collection
10/02 - Saved by the Bell - The Complete Collection
10/16 - Community - The Complete Series (Mill Creek)
10/23 - Alice - The Complete Eighth Season
10/24 - The Odd Couple (2015) - Season Two
10/24 - The Odd Couple (2015) - Season Three
10/31 - The Bad News Bears - The Complete Series - All 26 Episodes
11/01 - Episodes - Season 5
11/05 - Robin Williams - Comic Genius (includes Mork & Mindy)
11/06 - American Dad! - Volume 13
11/16 - Man with a Plan - Season One
11/20 - Step by Step - The Complete Third Season
11/27 - What I Like About You - The Complete Third Season
12/04 - Family Guy - Season Sixteen
12/04 - Perfect Strangers - The Complete Sixth Season
12/18 - Our Cartoon President - Season One
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