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


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.