Sunday, October 04, 2015

Week 2 TV Ratings and Analysis; How the Sitcoms Did

2015-16 Week 2 TV Ratings (first four nights Mon-Thu): 

Households: #1. CBS 7.72/13 rating/share (+4% in rating from first four nights week 1); #2. NBC 5.42/9 (-2% in rating from first four nights week 1); #3. ABC 4.79/8 (-16% in rating from first four nights week 1); #4. Fox 3.49/6 (+7% in rating from first four nights week 1); #5. The CW 0.64/1 (+3% in rating from first four nights week 1).
Total Viewers: #1. CBS 12.421 million (+2% from first four nights week 1); #2. NBC 8.724 million (-2% from first four nights week 1); #3. ABC 7.350 million (-17% from first four nights week 1); #4. Fox 5.683 million (+5% from first four nights week 1); #5. The CW 0.982 million (even from first four nights week 1).
Adults 18-49: #1. CBS 2.99/10 rating/share (-2% in rating from first four nights week 1); #2. NBC 2.31/8 (-5% in rating from first four nights week 1); #3. ABC 1.86/6 (-11% in rating from first four nights week 1); #4. Fox 1.91/6 (-8% in rating from first four nights week 1); #5. The CW 0.31/1 (-3% in rating from first four nights week 1).

We have previous week's final ratings, Week 1 (9/21/15-9/27/15). NBC won the week in A18-49, thanks to Sunday Night Football, as NBC did a 2.68 rating.  CBS was #2 with a 2.46 rating. ABC was #3 with a 1.69 rating, while Fox was #4 with a 1.59 rating.  Among total viewers, CBS was #1 with 10.939 million, with NBC #2 at 8.937 million.  ABC was #3 with 6.93 million and Fox at #4 with 4.21 million.

For season to-date (9/21/15-10/1/15), CBS is #1 in A18-49 with a 2.65 rating, followed by NBC at #2 with a 2.55 rating. ABC is #3 with a 1.75 rating and Fox at #4 with a 1.58 rating. Among total viewers, it is the same order, with CBS #1 at 11.462 million, followed by NBC at #2 with 8.861 million, ABC #3 with 7.078 million and Fox #4 with 4.701 million.

Back to week 2 (Sep. 28-Oct. 4), 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 2 (Sep. 28-Oct. 4) Analysis















Last Sunday (Sep. 27)(Week 1)This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
NFL Post GameCBS7:22PM13,031,000
13,031,000 4.37
4.37 722-730P
60 MinutesCBS7:30PM15,044,0008,047,000 6,997,000 2.881.20 1.68 PREMIERE 730-9P vs. REPEAT
Dark Swan Rises SpecialABC7:00PM3,199,0003,719,000 (520,000)0.700.74 (0.04)vs. AFV(R)
Animation DominationFox7:00PM2,054,000
2,054,000 0.84
0.84 REPEAT
Football Night in AmericaNBC7:30PM8,302,0006,960,000 1,342,000 3.002.41 0.59
Bob's BurgersFox7:30PM2,510,00012,695,000 (10,185,000)1.234.65 (3.42)PREMIERE vs. Emmys Pre
Big BrotherCBS8:00PM
6,030,000 (6,030,000)
1.80 (1.80)
Once Upon a TimeABC8:00PM5,925,0001,862,000 4,063,000 1.800.43 1.37 PREMIERE vs. REPEAT
Football Night in AmericaNBC8:00PM11,905,00014,147,000 (2,242,000)4.385.05 (0.67)
The SimpsonsFox8:00PM3,279,000
3,279,000 1.53
1.53 PREMIERE
Emmy'sFox8:00PM
11,872,000 (11,872,000)
3.56 (3.56)
Sunday Night FootballNBC8:30PM22,072,00026,378,000 (4,306,000)8.139.67 (1.54)831-1144P
Brooklyn Nine-NineFox8:30PM3,140,000
3,140,000 1.52
1.52 PREMIERE
CSICBS9:00PM12,222,000
12,222,000 1.79
1.79 9-11P FINALE
Madam SecretaryCBS9:00PM
3,326,000 (3,326,000)
0.42 (0.42)
Blood & OilABC9:00PM6,363,000
6,363,000 1.36
1.36 PREMIERE
Once Upon a TimeABC9:00PM
1,550,000 (1,550,000)
0.38 (0.38)
Family GuyFox9:00PM2,866,000
2,866,000 1.47
1.47 PREMIERE
Last Man on EarthFox9:30PM3,136,000
3,136,000 1.41
1.41 PREMIERE
CSI: CyberCBS10:00PM
3,466,000 (3,466,000)
0.57 (0.57)
QuanticoABC10:00PM7,142,000
7,142,000 1.93
1.93 PREMIERE
DatelineNBC10:00PM

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Monday

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:00PM15,231,00018,203,000 (2,972,000)3.824.69 (0.87)
Dancing w/the StarsABC8:00PM11,040,00011,455,000 (415,000)1.631.77 (0.14)8-10P
The VoiceNBC8:00PM12,086,00012,371,000 (285,000)3.363.54 (0.18)8-10P
GothamFox8:00PM4,645,0004,569,000 76,000 1.631.61 0.02
Penn & Teller Fool UsCW8:00PM1,341,0001,146,000 195,000 0.370.31 0.06
Life in PiecesCBS8:30PM8,712,00011,276,000 (2,564,000)1.942.63 (0.69)
ScorpionCBS9:00PM9,495,00011,087,000 (1,592,000)1.682.20 (0.52)
Minority ReportFox9:00PM2,565,0003,097,000 (532,000)0.891.10 (0.21)
Whose LineCW9:00PM1,194,000950,000 244,000 0.400.29 0.11 vs. REPEAT
Significant MotherCW9:30PM667,000475,000 192,000 0.210.14 0.07
NCIS LACBS10:00PM7,662,0007,981,000 (319,000)1.191.25 (0.06)
CastleABC10:00PM6,700,0006,840,000 (140,000)1.191.17 0.02
BlindspotNBC10:00PM9,105,00010,605,000 (1,500,000)2.563.11 (0.55)










Tuesday

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
NCISCBS8:00PM16,526,00018,191,000 (1,665,000)2.182.47 (0.29)
The MuppetsABC8:00PM5,783,0009,005,000 (3,222,000)1.972.87 (0.90)
The VoiceNBC8:00PM13,603,00012,348,000 1,255,000 3.743.49 0.25 8-10P
GrandfatheredFox8:00PM5,337,000
5,337,000 1.49
1.49 PREMIERE
Scream QueensFox8:00PM
4,038,000 (4,038,000)
1.65 (1.65)
iHeart Radio SpecialCW8:00PM891,000
891,000 0.28
0.28 8-10P
The FlashCW8:00PM
1,192,000 (1,192,000)
0.42 (0.42)
Fresh off the BoatABC8:30PM4,735,0006,054,000 (1,319,000)1.691.93 (0.24)
The GrinderFox8:30PM4,982,000
4,982,000 1.52
1.52 PREMIERE
NCIS: New OrleansCBS9:00PM12,862,00012,616,000 246,000 1.711.72 (0.01)
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.ABC9:00PM4,902,000
4,902,000 1.72
1.72 PREMIERE
Dancing with the StarsABC9:00PM
9,579,000 (9,579,000)
1.50 (1.50)
The VoiceNBC9:00PM

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Scream QueensFox9:00PM3,465,000
3,465,000 1.42
1.42
The FlashCW9:00PM
1,087,000 (1,087,000)
0.37 (0.37)
LimitlessCBS10:00PM9,734,0009,857,000 (123,000)1.941.87 0.07
QuanticoABC10:00PM4,205,000
4,205,000 0.98
0.98 REPEAT
Best Time Ever/NPHNBC10:00PM5,992,0005,907,000 85,000 1.892.09 (0.20)










Wednesday
This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
SurvivorCBS8:00PM9,429,0009,700,000 (271,000)2.382.48 (0.10)8-9P vs. 8-930P
The MiddleABC8:00PM7,913,0008,205,000 (292,000)2.162.15 0.01
The Mysteries of LauraNBC8:00PM7,355,0007,109,000 246,000 1.231.22 0.01
RosewoodFox8:00PM6,236,0007,544,000 (1,308,000)1.992.44 (0.45)
iHeart Radio SpecialCW8:00PM928,000
928,000 0.31
0.31 8-10P
America's Next Top ModelCW8:00PM
1,346,000 (1,346,000)
0.45 (0.45)
The GoldbergsABC8:30PM7,389,0007,619,000 (230,000)2.382.40 (0.02)
Criminal MindsCBS9:00PM10,075,000
10,075,000 2.03
2.03 PREMIERE
Modern FamilyABC9:00PM8,723,0009,463,000 (740,000)2.963.23 (0.27)
Law & Order: SVUNBC9:00PM6,728,0008,274,000 (1,546,000)1.721.77 (0.05)9-10P vs. 9-11P
EmpireFox9:00PM13,742,00016,184,000 (2,442,000)5.496.66 (1.17)
Wicked OfferCW9:00PM
500,000 (500,000)
0.15 (0.15)
Big BrotherCBS9:30PM
6,537,000 (6,537,000)
2.21 (2.21)
black-ishABC9:30PM5,936,0007,303,000 (1,367,000)1.822.36 (0.54)
Code BlackCBS10:00PM8,581,000
8,581,000 1.54
1.54 PREMIERE
NashvilleABC10:00PM4,720,0004,910,000 (190,000)1.141.22 (0.08)
Chicago P.D.NBC10:00PM6,652,000
6,652,000 1.70
1.70 PREMIERE










Thursday
This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
CBS NFL KickCBS8:00PM11,281,00010,611,000 670,000 3.643.34 0.30
Grey's AnatomyABC8:00PM8,582,0009,549,000 (967,000)2.332.84 (0.51)
Heroes RebornNBC8:00PM5,004,0006,090,000 (1,086,000)1.581.96 (0.38)8-9P vs. 8-10P
BonesFox8:00PM6,197,000
6,197,000 1.37
1.37 PREMIERE
Scream QueensFox8:00PM
2,009,000 (2,009,000)
0.70 (0.70)
The FlashCW8:00PM1,107,0001,121,000 (14,000)0.360.41 (0.05)REPEAT
CBS Thursday NFLCBS8:30PM19,435,00016,882,000 2,553,000 6.925.96 0.96 827-1149P
ScandalABC9:00PM9,119,00010,247,000 (1,128,000)2.833.26 (0.43)
BlacklistNBC9:00PM7,765,000
7,765,000 1.83
1.83 PREMIERE
Sleepy HollowFox9:00PM3,456,000
3,456,000 0.98
0.98 PREMIERE
ArrowCW9:00PM838,000778,000 60,000 0.280.26 0.02 REPEAT
ElementaryCBS10:00PM

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How To Get Away W/MurderABC10:00PM7,529,0008,378,000 (849,000)2.332.59 (0.26)
The PlayerNBC10:00PM4,578,0004,858,000 (280,000)0.951.16 (0.21)










Friday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
The Amazing RaceCBS8:00PM6,034,0005,824,000 210,000 1.201.19 0.01
Last Man StandingABC8:00PM6,479,0006,265,000 214,000 1.201.13 0.07
The PlayerNBC8:00PM3,504,0003,047,000 457,000 0.600.69 (0.09)REPEAT vs. NPH(R)
GrandfatheredFox8:00PM2,848,000
2,848,000 0.80
0.80 REPEAT
Minority ReportFox8:00PM
2,274,000 (2,274,000)
0.66 (0.66)
Masters of IllusionCW8:00PM1,369,0001,353,000 16,000 0.300.36 (0.06)
Dr. KenABC8:30PM6,674,0003,589,000 3,085,000 1.400.84 0.56 PREMIERE vs. Muppets(R)
The GrinderFox8:30PM2,298,000
2,298,000 0.60
0.60 REPEAT
Masters of IllusionCW8:30PM1,393,0001,239,000 154,000 0.300.29 0.01 FINALE vs. Whose Line(R)
Hawaii Five-0CBS9:00PM9,038,0008,299,000 739,000 1.001.05 (0.05)
Shark TankABC9:00PM6,729,0006,085,000 644,000 1.701.65 0.05
DatelineNBC9:00PM5,574,0005,081,000 493,000 1.001.04 (0.04)9-11P
Scream QueensFox9:00PM1,305,0002,126,000 (821,000)0.400.52 (0.12)REPEAT vs. Rosewood(R)
America's Next Top ModelCW9:00PM1,055,0001,266,000 (211,000)0.400.34 0.06 vs. Penn&Teller (R)
Blue BloodsCBS10:00PM11,089,00010,082,000 1,007,000 1.301.27 0.03
20/20ABC10:00PM4,587,0005,385,000 (798,000)1.101.32 (0.22)
DatelineNBC10:00PM

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Saturday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
Crimetime SaturdayCBS8:00PM4,021,0003,393,000 628,000 0.500.75 (0.25)REPEAT
Saturday Night FootballABC8:00PM7,180,0002,386,000 4,794,000 2.400.72 1.68 8-11P
Live from New York!NBC8:00PM2,729,000
2,729,000 0.60
0.60 8-10P
The Carmichael ShowNBC8:00PM
1,161,000 (1,161,000)
0.35 (0.35)
College FootballFox8:00PM1,435,0002,975,000 (1,540,000)0.401.02 (0.62)8-11P
NBC BoxingNBC8:30PM
2,179,000 (2,179,000)
0.58 (0.58)
Crimetime SaturdayCBS9:00PM3,447,0004,159,000 (712,000)0.600.84 (0.24)REPEAT vs. 48 Hours
48 Hours MysteryCBS10:00PM4,481,0005,247,000 (766,000)0.700.94 (0.24)
SNL(R) NBC10:00PM3,428,000
3,428,000 0.80
0.80 REPEAT


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 2 (Sep. 28-Oct. 4) 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 TheoryCBS8:00PMMon15,231,0003.82
Modern FamilyABC9:00PMWed8,723,0002.96
The GoldbergsABC8:30PMWed7,389,0002.38
The MiddleABC8:00PMWed7,913,0002.16
The MuppetsABC8:00PMTue5,783,0001.97
Life In PiecesCBS8:30PMMon8,712,0001.94
black-ishABC9:30PMWed5,936,0001.82
Fresh off the BoatABC8:30PMTue4,735,0001.69
The SimpsonsFox8:00PMSun3,279,0001.53PREMIERE
Brooklyn Nine-NineFox8:30PMSun3,140,0001.52PREMIERE
The GrinderFox8:30PMTue4,982,0001.52PREMIERE
GrandfatheredFox8:00PMTue5,337,0001.49PREMIERE
Family GuyFox9:00PMSun2,866,0001.47PREMIERE
The Last Man on EarthFox9:30PMSun3,136,0001.41
Dr. KenABC8:30PMFri6,674,0001.4PREMIERE
Bob's BurgersFox7:30PMSun2,510,0001.23PREMIERE
Last Man StandingABC8:00PMFri6,479,0001.2
Animation DominationFox7:00PMSun2,054,0000.84REPEAT
GrandfatheredFox8:00PMFri2,848,0000.8REPEAT
The GrinderFox8:30PMFri2,298,0000.6REPEAT
Significant MotherCW8:30PMMon667,0000.21
2 Broke GirlsCBS8:00PMMon


Mike & MollyCBS8:30PMMon


The Odd CoupleCBS8:30PMThu


MomCBS9:00PMThu


Angel from HellCBS9:30PMThu


Truth Be ToldNBC8:30PMFri


UndatelableNBC8:00PMFri


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

Thursday, October 18

The Big Bang Theory - "The Planetarium Collision" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When Amy doesn’t have time to work on super-asymmetry, Sheldon goes to great lengths to ensure she’s available to work with him even it if means accidentally sabotaging her career in the process. Also, Koothrappali doesn’t want Wolowitz to join him in hosting a show at the planetarium. Emmy Award winner Bob Newhart returns as Arthur Jeffries.

Young Sheldon - "A Research Study and Czechoslovakian Wedding Pastries" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Dr. Sturgis (Wallace Shawn) recommends Sheldon and Missy for a university research study on twins, and Mary is unhappy when the test results go to Sheldon’s head.

Mom - "Big Sauce and Coconut Water" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Christy is certain that Bonnie is in over her head when she invites a freshly paroled Tammy (Kristen Johnston) to stay with them.

Murphy Brown - "Three Shirts to the Wind" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Murphy and the team weigh the pros and cons of accepting the offer to have the first interview with a headline-grabbing former White House senior advisor (David Costabile) who wants to promote his divisive book and agenda on “Murphy in the Morning.” Also, Avery moderates a lively political discussion on his show with locals in Buffalo, N.Y.. Original series cast member Charles Kimbrough returns as Jim Dial in his first of three episodes, and Merle Dandridge guest stars as the team’s arrogant network boss, Diana Macomber.

Superstore - "Toxic Workplace" (NBC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Amy (America Ferrera) and Jonah (Ben Feldman) get combative to keep their new relationship hidden from their co-workers. Meanwhile, Glenn (Mark McKinney) spirals when he learns Kelly (Kelly Stables) wants to transfer to a new store, and Cheyenne (Nichole Bloom) struggles to organize a Cloud 9 carpool.

The Good Place - "Jeremy Bearimy" (NBC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
The group explores the three main branches of ethical thought.

Will & Grace - "Tex and the City" (NBC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Will (Eric McCormack) and Jack (Sean Hayes) visit Jack’s grandson, Skip (guest star Samuel Faraci), in Texas to watch him perform at his church’s talent show. But when Jack learns Skip plans on singing “Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend,” he becomes afraid for his grandson’s safety. Karen (Megan Mullally) tags along to check out the portion of the border wall she sponsored, only to discover that Beverley Leslie (guest star Leslie Jordan) has claimed it as his own. Back home, Grace (Debra Messing) and Noah (guest star David Schwimmer) try to figure out if something is wrong in their relationship because their numerous attempts to have sex have failed.

I Feel Bad - "I'm Vain A.F." (NBC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
An upcoming launch party at GamePunch throws Emet’s vanity into overdrive. Intent on scrubbing a bad picture off the company website, Emet is dead set on redeeming herself and getting the perfect photo at this year’s party – that means getting her hair done, professional make-up and toning up a problem area: her husband.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of October 15)

Thursday, October 18

  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep/The New Adventures of Old Christine/Seinfeld) - Catch Julia on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Laura Benanti (The Detour/Go On/Starved) - Laura stops by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • John Mulaney (Mulaney) - John appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Meredith Hagner (Search Party/Men at Work) - Meredith is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Maya Rudolph (Forever/Up All Night) - Maya drops by The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Nick Kroll (The League/Cavemen) - Nick visits The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Sanaa Lathan (Family Guy/The Cleveland Show/LateLine) - Sanaa appears on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Busy Philipps (Vice Principals/Cougar Town) - Busy is a guest on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Stockard Channing (Out of Practice/The Stockard Channing Show/Stockard Channing in Just Friends) - Stockard visits Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Jenna Fischer (Splitting Up Together/The Office) - Jenna appears on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • John Stamos (Grandfathered/Jake in Progress/Full House) - John talks about You on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Chelsea Handler (Are You There, Chelsea?) - Chelsea stops by The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Michael Fishman and Maya Lynne Robinson (The Conners/Roseanne) - Michael and Maya Lynne are guests on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET. Michael and Lecy Goranson can be heard on The Morning Mash Up on SiriusXM.
  • John Goodman (The Conners/Roseanne/The Trouble in Normal, Ohio) - John talks about The Big Lebowski reunion on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.
  • Bailee Madison (Trophy Wife) - Bailey talks about Hallmark Channel's Good Witch: Tale of Two Hearts on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.


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

The Big Bang Theory - The Complete Eleventh Season The Middle - The Complete Ninth Season Modern Family - The Complete Ninth Season Step by Step - The Complete Second Season Perfect Strangers - The Complete Fifth Season

09/04 - It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia - The Complete Season 12
09/04 - Mom - The Complete Fifth Season
09/04 - Silicon Valley - The Complete Fifth Season
09/04 - Superstore - Season Three
09/04 - Young Sheldon - The Complete First Season
09/11 - The Big Bang Theory - The Complete Eleventh Season (Blu-ray)
09/11 - The Middle - The Complete Ninth Season
09/11 - Modern Family - The Complete Ninth Season
09/11 - People of Earth - The Complete Second Season
09/18 - Community - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
09/18 - Step by Step - The Complete Second Season
09/18 - You're the Worst - The Complete Fourth Season
09/25 - Blondie - The Complete 1957 Television Series
09/25 - Perfect Strangers - The Complete Fifth Season
10/02 - The Beverly Hillbillies - The Official Fifth Season
10/02 - The Love Boat - Season Four - Volume One / Volume Two
10/02 - Saved by the Bell - The Complete Collection
10/16 - Police Squad! - TV and Movie Collection
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