Sunday, October 18, 2015

Week 4 TV Ratings and Analysis; How the Sitcoms Did

2015-16 Week 4 TV Ratings (first four nights Mon-Thu): 

Households: #1. CBS 6.86/12 rating/share (-5% in rating from first four nights week 3); #2. NBC 4.67/8 (-4%); #3. ABC 4.47/7 (-4%); #4. Fox 2.99/5 (-5%); #5. The CW 1.06/2 (-5%).
Total Viewers: #1. CBS 10.963 million (-4% from first four nights week 3); #2. NBC 7.415 million (-3%); #3. ABC 6.799 million (-4%); #4. Fox 4.685 million (-8%); #5. The CW 1.693 million (-5%).
Adults 18-49: #1. CBS 2.44/8 rating/share (-3% in rating from first four nights week 3); #2. NBC 1.81/6 (-4%); #3. ABC 1.66/5 (-6%); #4. Fox 1.52/5 (-11%); #5. The CW 0.68/2 (-6%).

We have previous week's final ratings, Week 3 (10/5/15-10/11/15, LIVE+SD). NBC won the week in A18-49, thanks to Sunday Night Football, as NBC did a 2.17 rating.  CBS was #2 with a 2.08 rating. ABC was #3 with a 1.51 rating, while Fox was #4 with a 1.26 rating.  Among total viewers, CBS was #1 with 10.324 million, with NBC #2 at 7.726 million.  ABC was #3 with 5.986 million and Fox at #4 with 3.72 million.

For season to-date (9/21/15-10/15/15, LIVE+SD), NBC is #1 in A18-49 with a 2.41 rating, followed by CBS at #2 with a 2.25 rating. ABC is #3 with a 1.66 rating and Fox at #4 with a 1.56 rating. Among total viewers it is CBS #1 at 10.581 million, followed by NBC at #2 with 8.459 million, ABC #3 with 6.601 million and Fox #4 with 4.461 million.

Back to week 4 (Oct. 12-18), 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 4 (Oct. 12-18) Analysis















Last Sunday (Oct. 11)(Week 3)This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
60 MinutesCBS7:33PM15,409,00011,807,000 3,602,000 2.861.41 1.45
America's Funniest VideosABC7:00PM5,333,000
5,333,000 1.06
1.06 PREMIERE
The MuppetsABC7:00PM
2,407,000 (2,407,000)
0.54 (0.54)
The GrinderFox7:00PM1,243,000
1,243,000 0.38
0.38 REPEAT
The MuppetsABC7:30PM
2,664,000 (2,664,000)
0.78 (0.78)
Football Night in AmericaNBC7:30PM7,157,0006,757,000 400,000 2.702.32 0.38
Bob's BurgersFox7:30PM2,190,00013,279,000 (11,089,000)0.944.90 (3.96)vs. OT
Madam SecretaryCBS8:33PM11,152,00011,794,000 (642,000)1.451.41 0.04
Once Upon a TimeABC8:00PM5,276,0005,379,000 (103,000)1.631.82 (0.19)
Football Night in AmericaNBC8:00PM10,565,00012,664,000 (2,099,000)3.824.43 (0.61)
The SimpsonsFox8:00PM3,313,0006,016,000 (2,703,000)1.502.68 (1.18)
Sunday Night FootballNBC8:30PM19,586,00024,184,000 (4,598,000)6.938.75 (1.82)831-1139P
Brooklyn Nine-NineFox8:30PM2,753,0004,103,000 (1,350,000)1.291.91 (0.62)
The Good WifeCBS9:33PM8,815,0009,248,000 (433,000)1.181.23 (0.05)
Blood & OilABC9:00PM3,908,0005,275,000 (1,367,000)0.861.26 (0.40)
Family GuyFox9:00PM2,793,0003,562,000 (769,000)1.361.73 (0.37)
Last Man on EarthFox9:30PM2,698,0003,302,000 (604,000)1.161.45 (0.29)
CSI: CyberCBS10:33PM6,048,0006,786,000 (738,000)0.850.99 (0.14)
QuanticoABC10:00PM5,747,0006,983,000 (1,236,000)1.641.90 (0.26)
DatelineNBC10:00PM

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Monday

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:00PM14,957,00015,396,000 (439,000)3.923.85 0.07
Dancing w/the StarsABC8:00PM11,640,00011,819,000 (179,000)1.671.75 (0.08)8-10P
The VoiceNBC8:00PM11,960,00012,152,000 (192,000)3.263.28 (0.02)8-10P
GothamFox8:00PM4,170,0004,329,000 (159,000)1.521.50 0.02
Crazy Ex-GirlfriendCW8:00PM899,0001,362,000 (463,000)0.270.40 (0.13)PREMIERE vs. Penn & Teller
Life in PiecesCBS8:30PM7,836,0008,909,000 (1,073,000)1.811.89 (0.08)
ScorpionCBS9:00PM9,405,0009,952,000 (547,000)1.741.84 (0.10)
Minority ReportFox9:00PM2,048,0002,075,000 (27,000)0.730.69 0.04
Jane the VirginCW9:00PM1,063,000
1,063,000 0.45
0.45 PREMIERE
Whose LineCW9:00PM
1,216,000 (1,216,000)
0.44 (0.44)
Significant MotherCW9:30PM
616,000 (616,000)
0.20 (0.20)
NCIS LACBS10:00PM7,840,0007,995,000 (155,000)1.121.18 (0.06)
CastleABC10:00PM6,777,0006,760,000 17,000 1.121.21 (0.09)
BlindspotNBC10:00PM8,447,0009,062,000 (615,000)2.482.44 0.04










Tuesday

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
NCISCBS8:00PM16,041,00016,865,000 (824,000)2.052.23 (0.18)
The MuppetsABC8:00PM4,340,0004,851,000 (511,000)1.311.66 (0.35)
Best Time Ever/NPHNBC8:00PM4,478,000
4,478,000 1.18
1.18
The VoiceNBC8:00PM
8,875,000 (8,875,000)
2.24 (2.24)
GrandfatheredFox8:00PM3,172,0003,873,000 (701,000)0.991.16 (0.17)
The FlashCW8:00PM3,491,0003,584,000 (93,000)1.351.43 (0.08)
Fresh off the BoatABC8:30PM3,958,0004,849,000 (891,000)1.381.82 (0.44)
The GrinderFox8:30PM2,526,0003,150,000 (624,000)0.890.96 (0.07)
NCIS: New OrleansCBS9:00PM12,470,00014,181,000 (1,711,000)1.511.75 (0.24)
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.ABC9:00PM3,740,0004,318,000 (578,000)1.371.64 (0.27)
The VoiceNBC9:00PM10,135,000
10,135,000 2.56
2.56
Scream QueensFox9:00PM2,393,0002,968,000 (575,000)0.951.18 (0.23)
iZombieCW9:00PM1,222,0001,530,000 (308,000)0.490.69 (0.20)
LimitlessCBS10:00PM8,030,0009,574,000 (1,544,000)1.431.75 (0.32)
Shark TankABC10:00PM2,359,0003,129,000 (770,000)0.720.74 (0.02)REPEAT vs. Quantico(R)
Chicago FireNBC10:00PM7,373,0004,452,000 2,921,000 1.791.30 0.49 PREMIERE vs. Best Time Ever










Wednesday
This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
SurvivorCBS8:00PM9,075,0009,067,000 8,000 2.162.05 0.11
The MiddleABC8:00PM7,116,0007,304,000 (188,000)1.971.99 (0.02)
The Mysteries of LauraNBC8:00PM6,920,0007,196,000 (276,000)0.991.10 (0.11)
RosewoodFox8:00PM5,029,0005,751,000 (722,000)1.421.76 (0.34)
ArrowCW8:00PM2,501,0002,670,000 (169,000)0.951.09 (0.14)
The GoldbergsABC8:30PM6,346,0006,600,000 (254,000)2.042.10 (0.06)
Criminal MindsCBS9:00PM9,082,0009,081,000 1,000 1.721.71 0.01
Modern FamilyABC9:00PM7,876,0007,987,000 (111,000)2.662.72 (0.06)
Law & Order: SVUNBC9:00PM6,199,0007,003,000 (804,000)1.521.55 (0.03)
EmpireFox9:00PM12,223,00013,101,000 (878,000)4.665.12 (0.46)
SupernaturalCW9:00PM1,855,0001,940,000 (85,000)0.820.86 (0.04)
black-ishABC9:30PM5,664,0005,857,000 (193,000)1.791.91 (0.12)
Code BlackCBS10:00PM6,959,0006,832,000 127,000 1.171.16 0.01
NashvilleABC10:00PM4,543,0004,361,000 182,000 1.151.05 0.10
Chicago P.D.NBC10:00PM6,577,0006,485,000 92,000 1.501.48 0.02










Thursday
This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
CBS NFL KickCBS8:00PM8,465,0008,577,000 (112,000)2.702.46 0.24
Grey's AnatomyABC8:00PM8,248,0008,124,000 124,000 2.252.19 0.06
Heroes RebornNBC8:00PM4,013,0004,412,000 (399,000)1.121.25 (0.13)
BonesFox8:00PM5,793,0005,896,000 (103,000)1.131.30 (0.17)
The Vampire DiariesCW8:00PM1,399,0001,379,000 20,000 0.600.60 -
CBS Thursday NFLCBS8:30PM14,784,00015,075,000 (291,000)4.895.02 (0.13)827-1116P
ScandalABC9:00PM8,058,0008,760,000 (702,000)2.372.64 (0.27)
BlacklistNBC9:00PM6,929,0007,019,000 (90,000)1.381.49 (0.11)
Sleepy HollowFox9:00PM2,972,0003,269,000 (297,000)0.820.99 (0.17)
The OriginalsCW9:00PM1,117,000894,000 223,000 0.500.39 0.11
ElementaryCBS10:00PM

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How To Get Away W/MurderABC10:00PM6,812,0007,217,000 (405,000)2.032.17 (0.14)
The PlayerNBC10:00PM3,993,0004,427,000 (434,000)0.740.88 (0.14)










Friday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
The Amazing RaceCBS8:00PM5,952,0005,923,000 29,000 1.101.08 0.02
Last Man StandingABC8:00PM6,539,0006,345,000 194,000 1.301.33 (0.03)
UndateableNBC8:00PM3,236,0002,540,000 696,000 0.900.79 0.11 vs 8-9P
Fox MLB ALCS Game 1Fox8:00PM6,200,000
6,200,000 1.70
1.70 8-11P
GothamFox8:00PM
1,525,000 (1,525,000)
0.42 (0.42)
ReignCW8:00PM982,000948,000 34,000 0.300.29 0.01
Dr. KenABC8:30PM5,793,0005,716,000 77,000 1.301.31 (0.01)
Truth Be ToldNBC8:30PM2,635,000
2,635,000 0.70
0.70 PREMIERE
Hawaii Five-0CBS9:00PM8,894,0008,969,000 (75,000)1.001.12 (0.12)
Shark TankABC9:00PM5,742,0005,844,000 (102,000)1.301.48 (0.18)
DatelineNBC9:00PM4,402,0004,615,000 (213,000)0.900.93 (0.03)9-11P
RosewoodFox9:00PM
1,348,000 (1,348,000)
0.32 (0.32)
America's Next Top ModelCW9:00PM780,0001,000,000 (220,000)0.300.33 (0.03)
Blue BloodsCBS10:00PM10,345,00010,737,000 (392,000)1.101.28 (0.18)
20/20ABC10:00PM5,220,0004,531,000 689,000 1.200.97 0.23
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
2,925,000 (2,925,000)
0.45 (0.45)REPEAT
Saturday Night FootballABC8:00PM
3,502,000 (3,502,000)
1.07 (1.07)8-11P
College FootballNBC8:00PM

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The VoiceNBC8:00PM
1,613,000 (1,613,000)
0.35 (0.35)
GrandfatheredFox8:00PM

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College FootballFox8:00PM
2,784,000 (2,784,000)
0.84 (0.84)
The GrinderFox8:30PM

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Crimetime SaturdayCBS9:00PM
3,618,000 (3,618,000)
0.55 (0.55)REPEAT
RosewoodFox9:00PM

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48 Hours MysteryCBS10:00PM
4,773,000 (4,773,000)
0.72 (0.72)
SNL(R) NBC10:00PM
1,507,000 (1,507,000)
0.42 (0.42)


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 4 (Oct. 12-18) 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 TheoryCBS8:00PMMon14,957,0003.92
Modern FamilyABC9:00PMWed7,876,0002.66
The GoldbergsABC8:30PMWed6,346,0002.04
The MiddleABC8:00PMWed7,116,0001.97
Life In PiecesCBS8:30PMMon7,836,0001.81
black-ishABC9:30PMWed5,664,0001.79
The SimpsonsFox8:00PMSun3,313,0001.50
Fresh off the BoatABC8:30PMTue3,958,0001.38
Family GuyFox9:00PMSun2,793,0001.36
The MuppetsABC8:00PMTue4,340,0001.31
Dr. KenABC8:30PMFri5,793,0001.3
Last Man StandingABC8:00PMFri6,539,0001.3
Brooklyn Nine-NineFox8:30PMSun2,753,0001.29
The Last Man on EarthFox9:30PMSun2,698,0001.16
GrandfatheredFox8:00PMTue3,172,0000.99
Bob's BurgersFox7:30PMSun2,190,0000.94
UndatelableNBC8:00PMFri3,236,0000.9
The GrinderFox8:30PMTue2,526,0000.89
Truth Be ToldNBC8:30PMFri2,635,0000.7PREMIERE
The GrinderFox7:00PMSun1,243,0000.38
UndatelableNBC8:30PMFri


The GrinderFox8:30PMSat

REPEAT
GrandfatheredFox8:00PMSat

REPEAT
Significant MotherCW9:30PMMon


2 Broke GirlsCBS8:00PMMon


Mike & MollyCBS8:30PMMon


The Odd CoupleCBS8:30PMThu


MomCBS9:00PMThu


Angel from HellCBS9:30PMThu


Uncle BuckABC8:30PMFri


BordertownFox9:30PMSun


New GirlFox9:00PMTue


The Guide to Surviving LifeFox9:30PMTue


GalavantABC8:00PMSun



SOURCE: Nielsen Media Research


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

Dr. Ken - Season One Mike & Molly - The Complete Sixth and Final Season Family Matters - The Complete Ninth Season The Lucy Show - The Complete Series The Mindy Project - Season Four

10/04 - The Andy Griffith Show - The Christmas Special (Colorized)
10/04 - I Love Lucy - Superstar Special #1 (Colorized)
10/11 - Dr. Ken - Season One
10/11 - Mike & Molly - The Complete Sixth and Final Season
10/11 - Mike & Molly - The Complete Series
10/11 - Nurse Jackie - Seasons One and Two
10/11 - Weeds - Seasons One and Two
11/01 - Schitt's Creek - Seasons One and Two
11/08 - Family Matters - The Complete Ninth Season
11/08 - Your Family or Mine - Season One
11/15 - Community - The Complete Series
11/15 - The Lucy Show - The Complete Series
11/15 - The Mindy Project - Season Four
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Friday, December 2

Last Man Standing - "Precious Snowflakes" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Mandy chooses local-celebrity Mike as the speaker for her business school’s graduation. After learning that the school requires his speech to be PC and micro-agression free, Mike decides whether or not to play by the rules. Meanwhile, Eve’s friend Cammy (Sarah Gilman) is home from college, bragging about how fantastic her new life has been, leaving Eve feeling slightly fruitless and discouraged.

Dr. Ken - "D.K's New Girlfriend" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When D.K. overhears Allison complain about him overstaying his welcome, he decides to move in with his girlfriend of three weeks. Meanwhile, Pat wants Dave to pretend he’s his adopted son; and Allison is convinced Molly wants to talk about something when she suggests they do a spa day, but the tables turn when Molly is the one doling out the advice.

I Love Lucy - "I Love Lucy Christmas Special" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
The I LOVE LUCY CHRISTMAS SPECIAL features “The Christmas Episode” and the newly colorized “Lucy Gets in Pictures.” Both were colorized with a vintage look, a nod to the 1950s period in which the shows were filmed. The main titles and end credits of the two episodes are seamlessly combined into one set at the beginning and end of the hour, with no interruption between the episodes.

“The Christmas Episode” finds the Ricardos and Mertzes decorating Lucy and Ricky’s Christmas tree and reminiscing about how their lives have changed since the arrival of the Ricardos’ son, Little Ricky (Keith Thibodeaux). Flashbacks recall the night Lucy tells Ricky she is pregnant, the time Lucy shows up unexpectedly as part of a barbershop quartet and the day Ricky and the Mertzes rehearse taking Lucy to the maternity ward.

“The Christmas Episode” was first broadcast on CBS in December 1956. The episode was not included in the series’ long history of rebroadcasts, first on CBS Daytime and later in syndication. Thought to be lost, CBS rediscovered the episode in 1989.

In the newly colorized “Lucy Gets in Pictures,” Lucy’s lifelong dream of appearing in a motion picture seems to have come true when Ricky arranges for her to play a showgirl in a new musical. Unfortunately, the enormous feathered headdress she is expected to wear as she descends a staircase proves to be too cumbersome. After numerous mishaps on the stairs, the musical’s frustrated director (Lou Krugman) decides to make a change.

“Lucy Gets in Pictures” was originally broadcast Feb. 21, 1955, and was an immediate favorite not only of viewers, but of Lucille Ball herself. She restaged the famous headdress scene, again with Krugman, in the 1962 CBS special, “Opening Night,” and in 1965 in a slightly modified form, this time with actor Danny Thomas, in her second CBS series, “The Lucy Show.”

Liv and Maddie: Cali Style - "Cali Christmas-a-Rooney" (Disney Channel, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Maddie gets upset that she can't be in Wisconsin for Christmas, so Liv helps cheer her up.

Girl Meets World - "Girl Meets a Christmas Maya" (Disney Channel, 8:30PM ET/PT)
As Christmas approaches, Riley gets excited to celebrate her favorite holiday, but for Maya, the holidays only bring back unhappy memories from her childhood.

Bunk'd - "How the Griff Stole Christmas" (Disney Channel, 8:00PM ET/PT)
The holidays arrive at Camp Kikiwaka with everyone in good spirits -- except for Griff.

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Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of November 28)

Friday, December 2

  • Chelsea Handler (Are You There, Chelsea?) - Watch Chelsea on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • John Goodman (Roseanne/Normal, Ohio) - John appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Andrew Rannells (Girls/The New Normal) - Andrew is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Holland Taylor (Two and a Half Men/The Powers That Be/Bosom Buddies) - Holland chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Melissa Rauch (The Big Bang Theory) - Melissa appears on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Busy Philipps (Vice Principals/Cougar Town) - Busy guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Randall Park (Fresh Off the Boat) - Randall stops by LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Scott Patterson (Aliens in America) - Scott is a guest on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Kevin Quinn (Bunk'd) - Kevin appears on People Now at 8:30am.
  • Miss Piggy (The Muppets) - NBC's Today catches up with Miss Piggy in the 10am hour.
  • Gaby Hoffmann (Transparent/Someone Like Me) - Gaby appears on Chelsea on Netflix.