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


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Thursday, October 18

The Big Bang Theory - "The Planetarium Collision" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When Amy doesn’t have time to work on super-asymmetry, Sheldon goes to great lengths to ensure she’s available to work with him even it if means accidentally sabotaging her career in the process. Also, Koothrappali doesn’t want Wolowitz to join him in hosting a show at the planetarium. Emmy Award winner Bob Newhart returns as Arthur Jeffries.

Young Sheldon - "A Research Study and Czechoslovakian Wedding Pastries" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Dr. Sturgis (Wallace Shawn) recommends Sheldon and Missy for a university research study on twins, and Mary is unhappy when the test results go to Sheldon’s head.

Mom - "Big Sauce and Coconut Water" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Christy is certain that Bonnie is in over her head when she invites a freshly paroled Tammy (Kristen Johnston) to stay with them.

Murphy Brown - "Three Shirts to the Wind" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Murphy and the team weigh the pros and cons of accepting the offer to have the first interview with a headline-grabbing former White House senior advisor (David Costabile) who wants to promote his divisive book and agenda on “Murphy in the Morning.” Also, Avery moderates a lively political discussion on his show with locals in Buffalo, N.Y.. Original series cast member Charles Kimbrough returns as Jim Dial in his first of three episodes, and Merle Dandridge guest stars as the team’s arrogant network boss, Diana Macomber.

Superstore - "Toxic Workplace" (NBC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Amy (America Ferrera) and Jonah (Ben Feldman) get combative to keep their new relationship hidden from their co-workers. Meanwhile, Glenn (Mark McKinney) spirals when he learns Kelly (Kelly Stables) wants to transfer to a new store, and Cheyenne (Nichole Bloom) struggles to organize a Cloud 9 carpool.

The Good Place - "Jeremy Bearimy" (NBC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
The group explores the three main branches of ethical thought.

Will & Grace - "Tex and the City" (NBC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Will (Eric McCormack) and Jack (Sean Hayes) visit Jack’s grandson, Skip (guest star Samuel Faraci), in Texas to watch him perform at his church’s talent show. But when Jack learns Skip plans on singing “Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend,” he becomes afraid for his grandson’s safety. Karen (Megan Mullally) tags along to check out the portion of the border wall she sponsored, only to discover that Beverley Leslie (guest star Leslie Jordan) has claimed it as his own. Back home, Grace (Debra Messing) and Noah (guest star David Schwimmer) try to figure out if something is wrong in their relationship because their numerous attempts to have sex have failed.

I Feel Bad - "I'm Vain A.F." (NBC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
An upcoming launch party at GamePunch throws Emet’s vanity into overdrive. Intent on scrubbing a bad picture off the company website, Emet is dead set on redeeming herself and getting the perfect photo at this year’s party – that means getting her hair done, professional make-up and toning up a problem area: her husband.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of October 15)

Thursday, October 18

  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep/The New Adventures of Old Christine/Seinfeld) - Catch Julia on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Laura Benanti (The Detour/Go On/Starved) - Laura stops by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • John Mulaney (Mulaney) - John appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Meredith Hagner (Search Party/Men at Work) - Meredith is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Maya Rudolph (Forever/Up All Night) - Maya drops by The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Nick Kroll (The League/Cavemen) - Nick visits The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Sanaa Lathan (Family Guy/The Cleveland Show/LateLine) - Sanaa appears on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Busy Philipps (Vice Principals/Cougar Town) - Busy is a guest on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Stockard Channing (Out of Practice/The Stockard Channing Show/Stockard Channing in Just Friends) - Stockard visits Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Jenna Fischer (Splitting Up Together/The Office) - Jenna appears on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • John Stamos (Grandfathered/Jake in Progress/Full House) - John talks about You on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Chelsea Handler (Are You There, Chelsea?) - Chelsea stops by The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Michael Fishman and Maya Lynne Robinson (The Conners/Roseanne) - Michael and Maya Lynne are guests on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET. Michael and Lecy Goranson can be heard on The Morning Mash Up on SiriusXM.
  • John Goodman (The Conners/Roseanne/The Trouble in Normal, Ohio) - John talks about The Big Lebowski reunion on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.
  • Bailee Madison (Trophy Wife) - Bailey talks about Hallmark Channel's Good Witch: Tale of Two Hearts on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.


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The Big Bang Theory - The Complete Eleventh Season The Middle - The Complete Ninth Season Modern Family - The Complete Ninth Season Step by Step - The Complete Second Season Perfect Strangers - The Complete Fifth Season

09/04 - It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia - The Complete Season 12
09/04 - Mom - The Complete Fifth Season
09/04 - Silicon Valley - The Complete Fifth Season
09/04 - Superstore - Season Three
09/04 - Young Sheldon - The Complete First Season
09/11 - The Big Bang Theory - The Complete Eleventh Season (Blu-ray)
09/11 - The Middle - The Complete Ninth Season
09/11 - Modern Family - The Complete Ninth Season
09/11 - People of Earth - The Complete Second Season
09/18 - Community - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
09/18 - Step by Step - The Complete Second Season
09/18 - You're the Worst - The Complete Fourth Season
09/25 - Blondie - The Complete 1957 Television Series
09/25 - Perfect Strangers - The Complete Fifth Season
10/02 - The Beverly Hillbillies - The Official Fifth Season
10/02 - The Love Boat - Season Four - Volume One / Volume Two
10/02 - Saved by the Bell - The Complete Collection
10/16 - Police Squad! - TV and Movie Collection
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