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

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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