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

Monday, October 23

The Big Bang Theory - "The Collaboration Contamination" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Sheldon and Koothrappali confide in Bernadette when they can’t handle Amy and Wolowitz working together. Also, Penny and Leonard learn new tactics for how to deal Sheldon from an unlikely source.

9JKL - "High Steaks" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Josh begs Andrew and Harry to let him join their racquetball game only to learn the monthly outing is actually a cover for having a steak and scotch dinner behind Judy’s back. Also, Eve and Judy begrudgingly spend their free evening together.

Kevin Can Wait - "Grief Thief" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Vanessa plots her revenge on Kevin after learning he lied his way out of working on a Sunday to attend a football game with Goody. Also, Kyle has a new girlfriend, Denise (Deborah Unger), and Chale and Kendra have their first squabble as a married couple.

Me, Myself & I - "Family Tree" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
When Mid-life Alex helps his daughter, Abby, with a family tree project, he’s tempted to find his biological father. Also, Young Alex must perform at Ron’s family reunion talent show, and Older Alex meets Older Abby’s new boyfriend.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of October 23)

Monday, October 23

  • George Clooney (The Facts of Life/Roseanne) - Watch George on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC. He will also be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Anna Faris (Mom) - Anna appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. She chats about the book Unqualified on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings. She will also be on the AOL Build Show at 12pm.
  • John Cho (Selfie/Go On/Kitchen Confidential) - John is a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. He will also be on Good Day New York on WNYW-Fox5 in New York sometime between 7-10am.
  • Method Man (Method & Red) - Method Man visits The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Stephanie Beatriz (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) - Stephanie stops by Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Bobby Moynihan (Me, Myself & I) - Bobby appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Mark Feuerstein (9JKL/Good Morning, Miami/Conrad Bloom/Fired Up) - Mark is a guest on Steve, so check your local listings.
  • Betsy Brandt (Life in Pieces/The Michael J. Fox Show) - Betsy will be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Heather Graham (Californication/Emily's Reasons Why Not) - Heather talks about Law & Order: True Crime on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am. She will also be on the AOL Build Show at 2pm. She can be heard on The Morning Mash Up on SiriusXM at 9:25am.
  • Valerie Bertinelli (Hot in Cleveland/CafĂ© Americain/One Day at a Time) - Valerie shows Clinton Kelly how to make her amazing pumpkin dish on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Judith Light (Transparent/Phenom/Who's the Boss?) - Judith is a guest on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.


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