Sunday, October 11, 2015

Week 3 TV Ratings and Analysis; How the Sitcoms Did

2015-16 Week 3 TV Ratings (first four nights Mon-Thu): 

Households: #1. CBS 7.20/12 rating/share (-7% in rating from first four nights week 2); #2. NBC 4.87/8 (-10%); #3. ABC 4.66/8 (-8%); #4. Fox 3.14/5 (-10%); #5. The CW 1.12/2 (+75%).
Total Viewers: #1. CBS 11.450 million (-8% from first four nights week 2); #2. NBC 7.682 million (-12%); #3. ABC 7.096 million (-3%); #4. Fox 5.113 million (-10%); #5. The CW 1.784 million (+82%).
Adults 18-49: #1. CBS 2.51/8 rating/share (-16% in rating from first four nights week 2); #2. NBC 1.88/6 (-19%); #3. ABC 1.77/6 (-5%); #4. Fox 1.70/6 (-11%); #5. The CW 0.72/2 (+132%).

We have previous week's final ratings, Week 2 (9/28/15-10/4/15, LIVE+SD). NBC won the week in A18-49, thanks to Sunday Night Football, as NBC did a 2.70 rating.  CBS was #2 with a 2.11 rating. Fox was #3 with a 1.84 rating sparked by an NFL overrun, while ABC was #4 with a 1.79 rating.  Among total viewers, CBS was #1 with 10.334 million, with NBC #2 at 9.297 million.  ABC was #3 with 6.772 million and Fox at #4 with 5.341 million.

For season to-date (9/21/15-10/8/15, LIVE+SD), NBC is #1 in A18-49 with a 2.51 rating, followed by CBS at #2 with a 2.33 rating. ABC is #3 with a 1.75 rating and Fox at #4 with a 1.71 rating. Among total viewers it is CBS #1 at 10.810 million, followed by NBC at #2 with 8.804 million, ABC #3 with 6.904 million and Fox #4 with 4.843 million.

Back to week 3 (Oct. 5-11), 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 3 (Oct. 5-11) Analysis















Last Sunday (Oct. 4)(Week 2)This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
60 MinutesCBS7:00PM11,807,00015,044,000(3,237,000)1.412.88(1.47)vs. 730-9P
NFL Post GameCBS7:22PM
13,031,000(13,031,000)
4.37(4.37)
The MuppetsABC7:00PM2,407,000
2,407,000 0.54
0.54 REPEAT
Dark Swan Rises SpecialABC7:00PM
3,199,000(3,199,000)
0.70(0.70)
Animation DominationFox7:00PM
2,054,000(2,054,000)
0.84(0.84)
The MuppetsABC7:30PM2,664,000
2,664,000 0.78
0.78 REPEAT
Football Night in AmericaNBC7:30PM6,757,0008,302,000(1,545,000)2.323.00(0.68)
The OTFox7:30PM13,279,0002,510,00010,769,000 4.901.233.67 vs. Bob's Burgers
Madam SecretaryCBS8:00PM11,794,000
11,794,000 1.41
1.41 PREMIERE
Once Upon a TimeABC8:00PM5,379,0005,925,000(546,000)1.821.800.02
Football Night in AmericaNBC8:00PM12,664,00011,905,000759,000 4.434.380.05
The SimpsonsFox8:00PM6,016,0003,279,0002,737,000 2.681.531.15
Sunday Night FootballNBC8:30PM24,184,00022,072,0002,112,000 8.758.130.62 831-1143P
Brooklyn Nine-NineFox8:30PM4,103,0003,140,000963,000 1.911.520.39
The Good WifeCBS9:00PM9,248,000
9,248,000 1.23
1.23 PREMIERE
CSICBS9:00PM
12,222,000(12,222,000)
1.79(1.79)
Blood & OilABC9:00PM5,275,0006,363,000(1,088,000)1.261.36(0.10)
Family GuyFox9:00PM3,562,0002,866,000696,000 1.731.470.26
Last Man on EarthFox9:30PM3,302,0003,136,000166,000 1.451.410.04
CSI: CyberCBS10:00PM6,786,000
6,786,000 0.99
0.99 PREMIERE
QuanticoABC10:00PM6,983,0007,142,000(159,000)1.901.93(0.03)
DatelineNBC10:00PM

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Monday

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:00PM15,396,00015,231,000165,000 3.853.820.03
Dancing w/the StarsABC8:00PM11,819,00011,040,000779,000 1.751.630.12 8-10P
The VoiceNBC8:00PM12,152,00012,086,00066,000 3.283.36(0.08)8-10P
GothamFox8:00PM4,329,0004,645,000(316,000)1.501.63(0.13)
Penn & Teller Fool UsCW8:00PM1,362,0001,341,00021,000 0.400.370.03
Life in PiecesCBS8:30PM8,909,0008,712,000197,000 1.891.94(0.05)
ScorpionCBS9:00PM9,952,0009,495,000457,000 1.841.680.16
Minority ReportFox9:00PM2,075,0002,565,000(490,000)0.690.89(0.20)
Whose LineCW9:00PM1,216,0001,194,00022,000 0.440.400.04
Significant MotherCW9:30PM616,000667,000(51,000)0.200.21(0.01)FINALE
NCIS LACBS10:00PM7,995,0007,662,000333,000 1.181.19(0.01)
CastleABC10:00PM6,760,0006,700,00060,000 1.211.190.02
BlindspotNBC10:00PM9,062,0009,105,000(43,000)2.442.56(0.12)










Tuesday

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
NCISCBS8:00PM16,865,00016,526,000339,000 2.232.180.05
The MuppetsABC8:00PM4,851,0005,783,000(932,000)1.661.97(0.31)
The VoiceNBC8:00PM8,875,00013,603,000(4,728,000)2.243.74(1.50)8-10P REPEAT
GrandfatheredFox8:00PM3,873,0005,337,000(1,464,000)1.161.49(0.33)
The FlashCW8:00PM3,584,000
3,584,000 1.43
1.43 PREMIERE
iHeart Radio SpecialCW8:00PM
891,000(891,000)
0.28(0.28)
Fresh off the BoatABC8:30PM4,849,0004,735,000114,000 1.821.690.13
The GrinderFox8:30PM3,150,0004,982,000(1,832,000)0.961.52(0.56)
NCIS: New OrleansCBS9:00PM14,181,00012,862,0001,319,000 1.751.710.04
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.ABC9:00PM4,318,0004,902,000(584,000)1.641.72(0.08)
The VoiceNBC9:00PM

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Scream QueensFox9:00PM2,968,0003,465,000(497,000)1.181.42(0.24)
iZombieCW9:00PM1,530,000
1,530,000 0.69
0.69 PREMIERE
LimitlessCBS10:00PM9,574,0009,734,000(160,000)1.751.94(0.19)
QuanticoABC10:00PM3,129,0004,205,000(1,076,000)0.740.98(0.24)REPEAT
Best Time Ever/NPHNBC10:00PM4,452,0005,992,000(1,540,000)1.301.89(0.59)










Wednesday
This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
SurvivorCBS8:00PM9,067,0009,429,000(362,000)2.052.38(0.33)
The MiddleABC8:00PM7,304,0007,913,000(609,000)1.992.16(0.17)
The Mysteries of LauraNBC8:00PM7,196,0007,355,000(159,000)1.101.23(0.13)
RosewoodFox8:00PM5,751,0006,236,000(485,000)1.761.99(0.23)
ArrowCW8:00PM2,670,000
2,670,000 1.09
1.09 PREMIERE
iHeart Radio SpecialCW8:00PM
928,000(928,000)
0.31(0.31)
The GoldbergsABC8:30PM6,600,0007,389,000(789,000)2.102.38(0.28)
Criminal MindsCBS9:00PM9,081,00010,075,000(994,000)1.712.03(0.32)
Modern FamilyABC9:00PM7,987,0008,723,000(736,000)2.722.96(0.24)
Law & Order: SVUNBC9:00PM7,003,0006,728,000275,000 1.551.72(0.17)
EmpireFox9:00PM13,101,00013,742,000(641,000)5.125.49(0.37)
SupernaturalCW9:00PM1,940,000
1,940,000 0.86
0.86 PREMIERE
black-ishABC9:30PM5,857,0005,936,000(79,000)1.911.820.09
Code BlackCBS10:00PM6,832,0008,581,000(1,749,000)1.161.54(0.38)
NashvilleABC10:00PM4,361,0004,720,000(359,000)1.051.14(0.09)
Chicago P.D.NBC10:00PM6,485,0006,652,000(167,000)1.481.70(0.22)










Thursday
This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
CBS NFL KickCBS8:00PM8,577,00011,281,000(2,704,000)2.463.64(1.18)
Grey's AnatomyABC8:00PM8,124,0008,582,000(458,000)2.192.33(0.14)
Heroes RebornNBC8:00PM4,412,0005,004,000(592,000)1.251.58(0.33)
BonesFox8:00PM5,896,0006,197,000(301,000)1.301.37(0.07)
The Vampire DiariesCW8:00PM1,379,0001,107,000272,000 0.600.360.24 PREMIERE vs. Flash(R)
CBS Thursday NFLCBS8:30PM15,075,00019,435,000(4,360,000)5.026.92(1.90)826-1127P
ScandalABC9:00PM8,760,0009,119,000(359,000)2.642.83(0.19)
BlacklistNBC9:00PM7,019,0007,765,000(746,000)1.491.83(0.34)
Sleepy HollowFox9:00PM3,269,0003,456,000(187,000)0.990.980.01
The OriginalsCW9:00PM894,000838,00056,000 0.390.280.11 PREMIERE vs. Arrow(R)
ElementaryCBS10:00PM

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How To Get Away W/MurderABC10:00PM7,217,0007,529,000(312,000)2.172.33(0.16)
The PlayerNBC10:00PM4,427,0004,578,000(151,000)0.880.95(0.07)










Friday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
The Amazing RaceCBS8:00PM5,887,0005,983,000(96,000)1.101.22(0.12)
Last Man StandingABC8:00PM6,315,0006,549,000(234,000)1.301.220.08
UndateableNBC8:00PM2,704,000
2,704,000 0.80
0.80 PREMIERE
The PlayerNBC8:00PM
3,474,000(3,474,000)
0.55(0.55)
GothamFox8:00PM1,608,000
1,608,000 0.40
0.40 REPEAT
GrandfatheredFox8:00PM
2,863,000(2,863,000)
0.79(0.79)
ReignCW8:00PM955,000
955,000 0.30
0.30 PREMIERE
Masters of IllusionCW8:00PM
1,311,000(1,311,000)
0.30(0.30)
Dr. KenABC8:30PM5,777,0006,714,000(937,000)1.301.48(0.18)
UndateableNBC8:30PM2,419,000
2,419,000 0.80
0.80 PREMIERE
The GrinderFox8:30PM
2,267,000(2,267,000)
0.61(0.61)
Masters of IllusionCW8:30PM
1,341,000(1,341,000)
0.31(0.31)
Hawaii Five-0CBS9:00PM8,903,0009,245,000(342,000)1.101.060.04
Shark TankABC9:00PM5,768,0006,817,000(1,049,000)1.501.69(0.19)
DatelineNBC9:00PM4,542,0005,686,000(1,144,000)0.901.10(0.20)9-11P
RosewoodFox9:00PM1,498,0001,197,000301,000 0.400.40- REPEAT vs. Scream Queens(R)
America's Next Top ModelCW9:00PM990,0001,066,000(76,000)0.300.37(0.07)
Blue BloodsCBS10:00PM10,469,00011,414,000(945,000)1.201.33(0.13)
20/20ABC10:00PM4,560,0004,437,000123,000 1.001.08(0.08)
DatelineNBC10:00PM

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Saturday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
Crimetime SaturdayCBS8:00PM
3,976,000(3,976,000)
0.51(0.51)REPEAT
Saturday Night FootballABC8:00PM
7,647,000(7,647,000)
2.53(2.53)8-11P
NASCAR RacingNBC8:00PM

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Live from New York!NBC8:00PM
2,795,000(2,795,000)
0.61(0.61)
College FootballFox8:00PM
2,162,000(2,162,000)
0.65(0.65)8-11P
Crimetime SaturdayCBS9:00PM
3,465,000(3,465,000)
0.58(0.58)REPEAT
48 Hours MysteryCBS10:00PM
4,571,000(4,571,000)
0.75(0.75)
SNL(R) NBC10:00PM
3,455,000(3,455,000)
0.85(0.85)


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 3 (Oct. 5-11) 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 TheoryCBS8:00PMMon15,396,0003.85
Modern FamilyABC9:00PMWed7,987,0002.72
The SimpsonsFox8:00PMSun6,016,0002.68
The GoldbergsABC8:30PMWed6,600,0002.10
The MiddleABC8:00PMWed7,304,0001.99
black-ishABC9:30PMWed5,857,0001.91
Brooklyn Nine-NineFox8:30PMSun4,103,0001.91
Life In PiecesCBS8:30PMMon8,909,0001.89
Fresh off the BoatABC8:30PMTue4,849,0001.82
Family GuyFox9:00PMSun3,562,0001.73
The MuppetsABC8:00PMTue4,851,0001.66
The Last Man on EarthFox9:30PMSun3,302,0001.45
Dr. KenABC8:30PMFri5,777,0001.3
Last Man StandingABC8:00PMFri6,315,0001.3
GrandfatheredFox8:00PMTue3,873,0001.16
The GrinderFox8:30PMTue3,150,0000.96
UndatelableNBC8:00PMFri2,704,0000.8PREMIERE
UndatelableNBC8:30PMFri2,419,0000.8PREMIERE
The MuppetsABC7:30PMSun2,664,0000.78REPEAT
The MuppetsABC7:00PMSun2,407,0000.54REPEAT
Significant MotherCW8:30PMMon616,0000.20FINALE
Bob's BurgersFox7:30PMSun

preempted
Animation DominationFox7:00PMSun

preempted
2 Broke GirlsCBS8:00PMMon


Mike & MollyCBS8:30PMMon


The Odd CoupleCBS8:30PMThu


MomCBS9:00PMThu


Angel from HellCBS9:30PMThu


Truth Be ToldNBC8:30PMFri


Uncle BuckABC8:30PMFri


The Last Man on EarthFox9:30PMSun


New GirlFox9:00PMTue


The Guide to Surviving LifeFox9:30PMTue


GalavantABC8:00PMSun



SOURCE: Nielsen Media Research


New on DVD/Blu-ray (June/July/August)

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06/13 - The Andy Griffith Show - Return to Mayberry
06/13 - That's My Mama - The Complete Series
06/20 - Workaholics - The Final (Seventh) Season
06/20 - Workaholics - The Complete Series
06/27 - The Jamie Foxx Show - The Complete Third Season
07/04 - Superstore - Season Two
07/18 - Father Knows Best - Season Six
07/25 - Diff'ernt Strokes - The Complete Sixth Season
07/25 - Girls - The Final (Sixth) Season (Blu-ray)
08/01 - Alice - The Complete Fifth Season (WBShop.com)
08/01 - Crashing - The Complete First Season (Blu-ray)
08/15 - Rhoda - Season Four
08/22 - Brooklyn Nine-Nine - Season Four
08/29 - Will & Grace - Season One (Universal)
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Wednesday, August 23

The Goldbergs - "O Captain! My Captain!" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Beverly substitutes for Barry’s chemistry class in hopes to inspire students in the same way as Mr. Keating from “Dead Poets Society,” much to Barry’s embarrassment. When Beverly refuses to give Barry special treatment, Murray pushes Barry to work hard and prove to her that he can get a good grade.

Speechless - "C-H-- CHEATER!" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Maya and Kenneth work together to hold JJ accountable for his academic future when he cheats on an exam at school. Meanwhile, Ray gets into a get-rich scheme; but when Jimmy bails him out and teaches him an important lesson, Ray’s motivation to make fast money is revealed.

Modern Family - "Pig Moon Rising" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
During a quick workout session in the garage, Mitchell accidentally knocks over an urn filled with the ashes of Cam’s beloved pet pig Lilly. He quickly attempts to cover up his blunder and devises an appropriate cover-up. Hoping to catch Mitchell in his lie, Cam makes up a tall tale to trap him, but his own lie soon becomes a little too big to manage.

American Housewife - "The Otto Motto" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Taylor keeps quitting school activities, Greg says that Katie, quite the quitter herself, sets a poor example. He challenges her to finally learn French after quitting lessons so long ago, so she reluctantly enrolls in a college class.

Modern Family - "Do It Yourself" (ABC, 10:00PM 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.

The Goldbergs - "Recipe for Death II: Kiss the Cook" (ABC, 10:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
After learning of Murray’s love of action movies, Adam uses the moment to garner the courage to ask his dad for money to film his own action film. But the production goes from bad to worse when Barry goes missing for playing the lead, and an unlikely replacement steps in. Meanwhile, Erica takes Beverly to go clothes shopping. When a situation at the hip store goes awry, Erica decides to make her own version of the popular outfit she wants –using Beverly’s own sweaters.

Marlon - "Boys Only Want One Thing" (NBC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Marlon (Marlon Wayans) struggles to come to terms with his daughter bringing home a boy for the first time. Yvette (Bresha Webb) uses Stevie (Diallo Riddle) to get great seats to a Beyoncé concert.

Marlon - "Exes With Benefits" (NBC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Marlon (Marlon Wayans) and Ashley (Essence Atkins) contemplate whether to have no strings attached 'ex-sex.'

Swedish Dicks - (Pop, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Porn actress Taylor Slow asks the guys to find her stalker; Sarah asks her father to check out her new boyfriend, Steve; Ingmar is sure he'll find some dirt on Steve; Axel infiltrates Jane McKinney's agency.

Younger - "The Incident at Pound Ridge" (TV Land, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Sparks fly at the annual Empirical Publishing picnic. Liza finds herself caught between Josh and Charles.

Odd Mom Out - "Weber M.D." (Bravo, 9:30PM ET/PT)
By day, Jill shoots Brooke's new line of Von Weber wares, and by night, she and Vanessa investigate a rash of infections plaguing the Upper ``Yeast'' Side; Candace seeks answers for why she keeps getting called ``Candy Ass.''

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Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of August 21)

Wednesday, August 23

  • David Alan Grier (The Carmichael Show/Bad Teacher/Life with Bonnie/DAG) - Watch David on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Gillian Jacobs (Love/Community) - Gillian appears on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Kelly Ripa (Hope & Faith) - Kelly is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Fred Savage (The Grinder/Working/The Wonder Years) - Fred appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Kathryn Hahn (I Love Dick/Happyish/Transparent) - Kathryn is a guest on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Kathy Bates (Disjointed) - Kathy stops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Jessica Capshaw (Odd Man Out) - Jessica guest co-hosts a repeat of The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Anna Chlumsky (Veep) - Anna appears on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Nicole Ari Parker (Second Time Around) - Nicole is a guest on a repeat of The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Marlon Wayans (Marlon/The Wayans Bros.) - Marlon discusses his new NBC show Marlon on People Now at 8:30am.
  • John Lithgow (Trial & Error/Twenty Goods Years/3rd Rock from the Sun) - John joins Clinton to create a classic carnival treat in the kitchen on a repeat of ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Fran Drescher (Happily Divorced/Living with Fran/The Nanny) - Fran talks about reducing your cancer risk and see her own anti-cancer regimen on a repeat of The Dr. Oz Show, so check your local listings.
  • Tamera Mowry (Sister, Sister/Roommates) - Tamera is a guest on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • James Van Der Beek (What Would Diplo Do?/Friends with Better Lives/Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23) - James appears on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Josh Henderson (One on One) - Josh is a guest on a repet of Steve Harvey, so check your local listings.