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

Tuesday, December 11

The Conners - "O Sister, Where Art Thou?" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When Becky helps Harris keep a secret from Darlene, it opens up a can of worms that causes a rift between the two sisters. Jackie supports Peter with his Nordic history project, and Dan reunites with an old friend.

The Kids Are Alright - "Christmas 1972" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When Peggy’s successful brother, Tom, drops in for Christmas, Mike immediately oozes with jealousy. Thus begins Mike’s one-sided competition with Tom, using his kids as pawns to help. After Tom gives the Clearys an extravagant Christmas gift, pride prevents Mike from taking it – putting him at odds with the rest of the family. Meanwhile, Timmy mistakenly receives $100 from his great-aunt for Christmas and contemplates whether he should do “the right thing” or keep it. Elsewhere, Eddie forgets to get Wendi a Christmas present and panic sets in.

black-ish - "Christmas in Theater Eight" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
The Johnsons have a tradition of going to the movies on Christmas and they can never agree on what to see. Dre wants to see an important film about Rosa Parks, but they all want to see the latest action-packed superhero blockbuster. Meanwhile, Junior becomes embarrassed about taking a gap year after he runs into his ex-girlfriend Megan at the theater.

Splitting Up Together - "Messy" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
After Lena and Vlad’s unexpected kiss, things get more complicated as they begin their new work partnership while working with a new client. Elsewhere, Martin goes to Paige’s house for more privacy and gets a glimpse into what a more typical divorced home life is, causing him to become uneasy. Back at home, Mason and Mae go head-to-head after Mae finds out that Mason has a crush on a pretentious girl at school.

The Guest Book - "Everybody Loves Clark" (TBS, 10:30PM ET/PT)
Tommy surprises Nikki with a spontaneous wedding ceremony; both are blithely oblivious to the fact that Vivian is kidnapping their child; some familiar faces from Mt. Trace return to sort things out.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of December 10)

Tuesday, December 11

  • Ron Livingston (Loudermilk/Search Party) - Catch Ron on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Whoopi Goldberg (Whoopi/Bagdad Cafe) - Whoopi visits The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Adam Pally (Making History/The Mindy Project/Happy Endings) - Adam is a guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Ken Jeong (Dr. Ken/Community) - Ken appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. He also chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Vanessa Hudgens (Powerless) - Vanessa stops by Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Nicole Byer (Loosely Exactly Nicole) - Nicole is a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Ellen DeGeneres (Ellen/The Ellen Show) - Ellen drops by The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Jenny McCarthy (Two and a Half Men/Jenny) - Jenny appears on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Maura Tierney (NewsRadio) - Maura is a guest on E!'s Busy Tonight at 10pm.
  • Kathy Bates (Disjointed) - Kathy chats on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Ashton Kutcher (The Ranch/Two and a Half Men/That 70s Show) - Ashton guest co-hosts The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Eugene Levy (Schitt's Creek/Greg the Bunny/Hiller and Diller) and Catherine O'Hara (Schitt's Creek) - Eugene and Catherine are guests on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Alfonso Ribeiro (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air/In the House/Silver Spoons) - Alfonso and his wife Angela discuss holiday hacks on Access Live, so check your local listings.
  • Leah Remini (Kevin Can Wait/The Exes/Family Tools/The King of Queens/Fired Up) - Leah talks about Second Act on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Jameela Jamil (The Good Place) - Jameela talks about The Good Place on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Dan Bucatinsky (Marry Me/Web Therapy/The Comeback) - Dan talks about Second Act on People Now at 12pm.
  • Marlo Thomas (That Girl) - Marlo discusses the season of giving thanks and the amazing efforts of St. Jude on the BUILD Series at 2pm.


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The Beverly Hillbillies - The Official Fifth Season The Love Boat - Season Four - Volume One Saved by the Bell - The Complete Collection Alice - The Complete Eighth Season Step by Step - The Complete Third Season

10/02 - The Beverly Hillbillies - The Official Fifth Season
10/02 - Bob's Burgers - The Complete 6th Season
10/02 - Bob's Burgers - The Complete 7th Season
10/02 - Bob's Burgers - The Complete 8th Season
10/02 - Ghosted - The Complete First Season
10/02 - The Love Boat - Season Four - Volume One / Volume Two
10/02 - Police Squad! - TV and Movie Collection
10/02 - Saved by the Bell - The Complete Collection
10/16 - Community - The Complete Series (Mill Creek)
10/23 - Alice - The Complete Eighth Season
10/24 - The Odd Couple (2015) - Season Two
10/24 - The Odd Couple (2015) - Season Three
10/31 - The Bad News Bears - The Complete Series - All 26 Episodes
11/01 - Episodes - Season 5
11/05 - Robin Williams - Comic Genius (includes Mork & Mindy)
11/06 - American Dad! - Volume 13
11/16 - Man with a Plan - Season One
11/20 - Step by Step - The Complete Third Season
11/27 - What I Like About You - The Complete Third Season
12/04 - Family Guy - Season Sixteen
12/04 - Perfect Strangers - The Complete Sixth Season
12/18 - Our Cartoon President - Season One
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