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


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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
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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.

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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.