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 (January/February)

I Love Lucy - Superstar Special #2 (Colorized) The Love Boat - Season Three - Volume Two Hooperman - Season One 227 - The Complete First Season (Mill Creek) Fuller House - The Complete First Season

01/03 - Girls - The Complete Fifth Season (Blu-ray)
01/10 - Broad City - Season 3
01/17 - I Love Lucy - Superstar Special #2 (Colorized)
01/17 - The Love Boat - Season Three - Volume One
01/17 - The Love Boat - Season Three - Volume Two
01/24 - Hooperman - Season One / Review
01/24 - Hooperman - Season Two / Review
01/31 - Ballers - The Complete Second Season (Blu-ray)
02/07 - Sabrina, the Teenage Witch - Sabrina Down Under
02/07 - So Little Time - Volume 1 - School's Cool - Boy Crazy
02/07 - So Little Time - Volume 2 - About a Family - Hangin' Out
02/07 - 227 - The Complete First Season (Mill Creek)
02/07 - Vice Principals - The Complete First Season (Blu-ray)
02/14 - Beavis and Butt-Head - The Complete Collection
02/14 - Grace and Frankie - Season Two
02/28 - Fuller House - The Complete First Season
More TV DVD Releases / DVD Reviews Archive / SitcomsOnline Digest


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Thursday, February 23

The Big Bang Theory - "The Comic-Con Conundrum" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
With Koothrappali cut off from his father’s fortune, he appoints Sheldon to help him get out of debt. Also, Penny considers joining Leonard at Comic-Con.

The Great Indoors - "Friends Like These" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Jack desperately begs his co-workers to pretend to be his closest friends at a dinner party after his lack of an inner circle begins to concern his girlfriend, Rachel (Maggie Lawson). However, he soon regrets asking for their help after they all behave awkwardly in her presence.

Mom - "Night Swimmin' and an English Muffin" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
When Bonnie discovers Adam is still close with his ex-wife, Danielle (Wendie Malick), Christy worries the emotional fallout could jeopardize Bonnie’s sobriety.

Life in Pieces - "Awkward Bra Automated Ordained" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Dinner gets awkward for Jen and Matt when they find themselves alone without Greg and Colleen. Also, Lark accidentally locks out Greg and Jen from the house, prompting Greg to install a complicated home automation system; Heather and Tim try to sneak wine into an ice skating show to get out of paying at the venue; and John and Joan agree to an impromptu wedding after Colleen mentions that she’s an ordained minister.

Superstore - "Wellness Fair" (NBC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When Amy (America Ferrera) sees Mateo (Nico Santos) out on a secret date with Jeff (recurring guest star Michael Bunin), she ignores Garrett's (Colton Dunn) advice to stay out of it, and ends up throwing multiple relationships - both real and imagined - into chaos. Meanwhile, Glenn (Mark McKinney) resents Jonah (Ben Feldman) for outshining him during Cloud 9's Wellness Fair, and Dina (Lauren Ash) tries to prove that Amy faked an illness.

Powerless - "Emily Dates a Henchman" (NBC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
After being urged by her team, Emily (Vanessa Hudgens) sets her sights on the dating world but unknowingly falls for one of the Riddler's henchmen (guest star Robert Buckley). Meanwhile, Teddy (Danny Pudi) and Ron (Ron Funches) find a Batman artifact and discover Van's (Alan Tudyk) superhero fantasy. Christina Kirk also stars.

Baskets - "Marthager" (FX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Martha books Chip a gig at a car crash.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of February 20)

Thursday, February 23

  • John Travolta (Welcome Back, Kotter) - Catch John on a repeat of the 2015 Jimmy Kimmel Live: After the Oscars special at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Elijah Wood (Wilfred) - Elijah stops by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Aubrey Plaza (Parks and Recreation) - Aubrey visits The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Bradley Whitford (Trophy Wife) - Bradley is a guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. He also talks about Get Out in the 9am hour. He appears on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Allison Williams (Girls) - Allison appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Paul Scheer (The League/Fresh Off the Boat) - Paul visits Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. He will also be on the AOL Build Show at 4:30pm.
  • Rob Huebel (Transparent/Burning Love) - Rob drops by Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. He will also be on the AOL Build Show at 4:30pm.
  • Nick Kroll (The League/Cavemen) - Nick appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Jermaine Fowler (Superior Donuts) - Jermaine is a guest on Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • David Spade (Rules of Enagement/8 Simple Rules/Just Shoot Me!) - David appears on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Norm Macdonald (The Norm Show/A Minute with Stan Hooper) - Norm is a guest on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Rob Schneider (Real Rob/Rob/Men Behaving Badly) - Rob appears on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • David Duchovny (Californication) - David stops by Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Mary-Louise Parker (Weeds) - Mary-Louise is a guest on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am and on LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Mae Whitman (Arrested Development) - Mae appears on Harry, so check your local listings.
  • NeNe Leakes (The New Normal) - NeNe guest co-hosts The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Billy Gardell (Mike & Molly) - Billy joins the Chew Crew on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Holly Robinson Peete (Hangin' with Mr. Cooper/For Your Love) - Holly appears on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.