Sunday, October 25, 2015

Week 5 TV Ratings and Analysis; How the Sitcoms Did

2015-16 Week 5 TV Ratings (first four nights Mon-Thu): 

Households: #1. CBS 7.24/12 rating/share (+6% in rating from first four nights week 4); #2. ABC 4.67/8 (+4%); #3. NBC 4.64/7 (-1%); #4. Fox 3.00/5 (even); #5. The CW 1.03/2 (-3%).
Total Viewers: #1. CBS 11.682 million (+7% from first four nights week 4); #2. NBC 7.363 million (-1%); #3. ABC 7.162 million (+5%); #4. Fox 4.775 million (+2%); #5. The CW 1.565 million (-8%).
Adults 18-49: #1. CBS 2.70/9 rating/share (+11% in rating from first four nights week 4); #2. ABC 1.78/6 (+7%); #3. NBC 1.76/6 (-3%); #4. Fox 1.54/5 (+1%); #5. The CW 0.61/2 (-10%).

We have previous week's final ratings, Week 4 (10/12/15-10/18/15, LIVE+SD). NBC won the week in A18-49, thanks to Sunday Night Football, as NBC did a 2.38 rating.  CBS was #2 with a 2.13 rating. ABC was #3 with a 1.53 rating, while Fox was #4 with a 1.32 rating.  Among total viewers, CBS was #1 with 10.357 million, with NBC #2 at 8.353 million.  ABC was #3 with 6.141 million and Fox at #4 with 4.195 million.

For season to-date (9/21/15-10/22/15, LIVE+SD), NBC is #1 in A18-49 with a 2.39 rating, followed by CBS at #2 with a 2.25 rating. ABC is #3 with a 1.65 rating and Fox at #4 with a 1.51 rating. Among total viewers it is CBS #1 at 10.618 million, followed by NBC at #2 with 8.429 million, ABC #3 with 6.546 million and Fox #4 with 4.412 million.

Back to week 5 (Oct. 19-25), 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 5 (Oct. 19-25) Analysis















Last Sunday (Oct. 18)(Week 4)This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
60 MinutesCBS7:59PM13,788,00015,409,000(1,621,000)2.362.86(0.50)
America's Funniest VideosABC7:00PM4,995,0005,333,000(338,000)0.831.06(0.23)
The GrinderFox7:25PM3,014,0001,243,0001,771,000 1.090.380.71 REPEAT
Football Night in AmericaNBC7:30PM3,647,0007,157,000(3,510,000)1.092.70(1.61)
The SimpsonsFox7:30PM2,639,0002,190,000449,000 1.130.940.19 REPEAT vs. Bob's Burgers
Madam SecretaryCBS8:59PM9,606,00011,152,000(1,546,000)1.151.45(0.30)
Once Upon a TimeABC8:00PM4,922,0005,276,000(354,000)1.611.63(0.02)
Football Night in AmericaNBC8:00PM12,013,00010,565,0001,448,000 4.253.820.43
The SimpsonsFox8:00PM3,687,0003,313,000374,000 1.661.500.16
Sunday Night FootballNBC8:30PM22,816,00019,586,0003,230,000 8.236.931.30 831-1133P
Brooklyn Nine-NineFox8:30PM2,568,0002,753,000(185,000)1.221.29(0.07)
The Good WifeCBS9:59PM8,089,0008,815,000(726,000)1.081.18(0.10)
Blood & OilABC9:00PM3,495,0003,908,000(413,000)0.850.86(0.01)
Bob's BurgersFox9:00PM2,092,0002,793,000(701,000)0.991.36(0.37)vs. Family Guy
Last Man on EarthFox9:30PM2,289,0002,698,000(409,000)1.031.16(0.13)
CSI: CyberCBS10:59PM5,208,0006,048,000(840,000)0.740.85(0.11)
QuanticoABC10:00PM5,299,0005,747,000(448,000)1.611.64(0.03)
DatelineNBC10:00PM

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Monday

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:00PM14,684,00014,957,000(273,000)3.853.92(0.07)
Dancing w/the StarsABC8:00PM12,498,00011,640,000858,000 1.931.670.26 8-10P
The VoiceNBC8:00PM11,400,00011,960,000(560,000)3.043.26(0.22)8-10P
GothamFox8:00PM4,186,0004,170,00016,000 1.331.52(0.19)
Crazy Ex-GirlfriendCW8:00PM791,000899,000(108,000)0.270.27-
Life in PiecesCBS8:30PM8,467,0007,836,000631,000 2.081.810.27
ScorpionCBS9:00PM9,460,0009,405,00055,000 1.801.740.06
Minority ReportFox9:00PM1,821,0002,048,000(227,000)0.580.73(0.15)
Jane the VirginCW9:00PM836,0001,063,000(227,000)0.350.45(0.10)
NCIS LACBS10:00PM8,767,0007,840,000927,000 1.331.120.21
CastleABC10:00PM6,670,0006,777,000(107,000)1.081.12(0.04)
BlindspotNBC10:00PM7,817,0008,447,000(630,000)2.122.48(0.36)










Tuesday

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
NCISCBS8:00PM17,215,00016,041,0001,174,000 2.202.050.15
Charlie Brown PumpkinABC8:00PM5,983,0004,340,0001,643,000 1.981.310.67 vs. Muppets
Best Time Ever/NPHNBC8:00PM4,811,0004,478,000333,000 1.231.180.05
GrandfatheredFox8:00PM3,329,0003,172,000157,000 1.030.990.04
The FlashCW8:00PM3,469,0003,491,000(22,000)1.391.350.04
Toy Story of TerrorABC8:30PM5,020,0003,958,0001,062,000 1.621.380.24 vs. Boat
The GrinderFox8:30PM2,864,0002,526,000338,000 0.930.890.04
NCIS: New OrleansCBS9:00PM12,986,00012,470,000516,000 1.611.510.10
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.ABC9:00PM3,846,0003,740,000106,000 1.481.370.11
The VoiceNBC9:00PM11,280,00010,135,0001,145,000 2.722.560.16
Scream QueensFox9:00PM2,588,0002,393,000195,000 0.970.950.02
iZombieCW9:00PM1,285,0001,222,00063,000 0.460.49(0.03)
LimitlessCBS10:00PM7,895,0008,030,000(135,000)1.351.43(0.08)
Shark TankABC10:00PM2,549,0002,359,000190,000 0.790.720.07 REPEAT
Chicago FireNBC10:00PM7,637,0007,373,000264,000 1.641.79(0.15)










Wednesday
This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
SurvivorCBS8:00PM9,103,0009,075,00028,000 2.132.16(0.03)
The MiddleABC8:00PM7,084,0007,116,000(32,000)1.941.97(0.03)
The Mysteries of LauraNBC8:00PM6,809,0006,920,000(111,000)1.080.990.09
RosewoodFox8:00PM5,266,0005,029,000237,000 1.561.420.14
ArrowCW8:00PM2,402,0002,501,000(99,000)0.890.95(0.06)
The GoldbergsABC8:30PM6,480,0006,346,000134,000 2.142.040.10
Criminal MindsCBS9:00PM8,470,0009,082,000(612,000)1.631.72(0.09)
Modern FamilyABC9:00PM7,799,0007,876,000(77,000)2.732.660.07
Law & Order: SVUNBC9:00PM6,325,0006,199,000126,000 1.501.52(0.02)
EmpireFox9:00PM12,281,00012,223,00058,000 4.854.660.19
SupernaturalCW9:00PM1,589,0001,855,000(266,000)0.620.82(0.20)
black-ishABC9:30PM5,793,0005,664,000129,000 1.771.79(0.02)
Code BlackCBS10:00PM7,129,0006,959,000170,000 1.241.170.07
NashvilleABC10:00PM4,474,0004,543,000(69,000)1.061.15(0.09)
Chicago P.D.NBC10:00PM6,237,0006,577,000(340,000)1.391.50(0.11)










Thursday
This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
CBS NFL KickCBS8:00PM10,272,0008,465,0001,807,000 3.282.700.58
Grey's AnatomyABC8:00PM8,964,0008,248,000716,000 2.412.250.16
Heroes RebornNBC8:00PM3,804,0004,013,000(209,000)1.121.12-
BonesFox8:00PM6,065,0005,793,000272,000 1.191.130.06
The Vampire DiariesCW8:00PM1,195,0001,399,000(204,000)0.510.60(0.09)
CBS Thursday NFLCBS8:30PM17,117,00014,784,0002,333,000 5.864.890.97 827-1103P
ScandalABC9:00PM8,281,0008,058,000223,000 2.462.370.09
BlacklistNBC9:00PM6,679,0006,929,000(250,000)1.431.380.05
Sleepy HollowFox9:00PM2,893,0002,972,000(79,000)0.850.820.03
The OriginalsCW9:00PM953,0001,117,000(164,000)0.400.50(0.10)
ElementaryCBS10:00PM

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How To Get Away W/MurderABC10:00PM6,951,0006,812,000139,000 2.062.030.03
The PlayerNBC10:00PM4,154,0003,993,000161,000 0.800.740.06










Friday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
The Amazing RaceCBS8:00PM5,970,0005,917,00053,000 1.101.090.01
Last Man StandingABC8:00PM7,160,0006,579,000581,000 1.201.28(0.08)
UndateableNBC8:00PM2,630,0003,133,000(503,000)0.700.89(0.19)
GothamFox8:00PM1,570,000
1,570,000 0.50
0.50 REPEAT
Fox MLB ALCS Game 1Fox8:00PM
6,539,000(6,539,000)
1.73(1.73)
ReignCW8:00PM930,000998,000(68,000)0.200.30(0.10)
Dr. KenABC8:30PM6,000,0005,759,000241,000 1.201.27(0.07)
Truth Be ToldNBC8:30PM2,260,0002,580,000(320,000)0.600.74(0.14)
Hawaii Five-0CBS9:00PM8,390,0009,076,000(686,000)1.001.05(0.05)
Shark TankABC9:00PM6,280,0005,845,000435,000 1.501.390.11
DatelineNBC9:00PM4,580,0004,461,000119,000 0.900.92(0.02)9-11P
RosewoodFox9:00PM1,260,000
1,260,000 0.30
0.30 REPEAT
Crazy Ex-GirlfriendCW9:00PM730,000752,000(22,000)0.200.26(0.06)REPEAT
Blue BloodsCBS10:00PM10,270,00010,606,000(336,000)1.201.100.10
20/20ABC10:00PM5,280,0005,171,000109,000 1.201.22(0.02)
DatelineNBC10:00PM

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Saturday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
Crimetime SaturdayCBS8:00PM4,380,0004,065,000315,000 0.700.530.17 REPEAT
Saturday Night FootballABC8:00PM5,400,0005,867,000(467,000)1.601.65(0.05)8-11P
Dateline MysteryNBC8:00PM4,990,000
4,990,000 0.80
0.80 8-10P
College FootballNBC8:00PM
3,958,000(3,958,000)
0.98(0.98)
College FootballFox8:00PM2,390,000
2,390,000 0.80
0.80
GrandfatheredFox8:00PM
1,693,000(1,693,000)
0.38(0.38)
The GrinderFox8:30PM
1,292,000(1,292,000)
0.30(0.30)
Crimetime SaturdayCBS9:00PM3,230,0003,083,000147,000 0.600.460.14 REPEAT
RosewoodFox9:00PM
1,428,000(1,428,000)
0.28(0.28)
48 Hours MysteryCBS10:00PM5,550,0004,757,000793,000 0.900.750.15
SNL(R) NBC10:00PM3,020,000
3,020,000 0.70
0.70 REPEAT


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 5 (Oct. 19-25) 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 TheoryCBS8:00PMMon14,684,0003.85
Modern FamilyABC9:00PMWed7,799,0002.73
The GoldbergsABC8:30PMWed6,480,0002.14
Life In PiecesCBS8:30PMMon8,467,0002.08
The MiddleABC8:00PMWed7,084,0001.94
black-ishABC9:30PMWed5,793,0001.77
The SimpsonsFox8:00PMSun3,687,0001.66
Brooklyn Nine-NineFox8:30PMSun2,568,0001.22
Dr. KenABC8:30PMFri6,000,0001.2
Last Man StandingABC8:00PMFri7,160,0001.2
The SimpsonsFox7:30PMSun2,639,0001.13REPEAT
The GrinderFox7:00PMSun3,014,0001.09REPEAT
The Last Man on EarthFox9:30PMSun2,289,0001.03
GrandfatheredFox8:00PMTue3,329,0001.03
Bob's BurgersFox9:00PMSun2,092,0000.99
The GrinderFox8:30PMTue2,864,0000.93
UndatelableNBC8:00PMFri2,630,0000.7
Truth Be ToldNBC8:30PMFri2,260,0000.6
Fresh off the BoatABC8:30PMTue

preempted
Family GuyFox9:00PMSun

preempted
The MuppetsABC8:00PMTue

preempted
The GrinderFox8:30PMSat

preempted
GrandfatheredFox8:00PMSat

preempted
Significant MotherCW9:30PMMon

completed
2 Broke GirlsCBS9:30PMThu


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

Wednesday, October 17

The Goldbergs - "Hersheypark" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Adam discovers Beverly has been manipulating him with guilt letters when he tells his mother he doesn’t want her to chaperone the school trip to Hersheypark. Meanwhile, after attending Career Night, Geoff realizes he doesn’t want to be an eye doctor like his father.

American Housewife - "Enemies: An Otto Story" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Anna-Kat runs for the Green Chair position in the school election against Chloe Brown Mueller’s daughter, which results in Katie and Chloe turning their kids’ election into a feud of their own. Meanwhile, Greg becomes concerned that Taylor’s new friend Pierce (Milo Manheim) is trying to steal her away from Trip, causing Greg to intervene and scheme to prevent it.

Modern Family - "Torn Between Two Lovers" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Haley can’t seem to choose between her past and present relationships and is forced to make a decision. Meanwhile, Manny returns to college and dorm life while his girlfriend, Sherry, continues to stay at Jay and Gloria’s, and might be overstaying her welcome.

Single Parents - "Beyoncé Circa Lemonade" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
After scolding Miggy for not being able to sleep-train baby Jack, Angie and Douglas engage in a competition to see who can sleep-train the baby in one night. While Angie and Douglas have the baby, Miggy takes over babysitting Graham, Rory, Sophie, Emma and Amy, which results in an impromptu kids’ party. Meanwhile, Poppy teaches Will how to take out his anger on the volleyball court.

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia - "The Gang Does a Clip Show" (FXX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
With nothing to do while their phones update to the latest software, the gang decides to reminisce on old times; as everyone misremembers events from their past, the gang's current reality becomes altered.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of October 15)

Wednesday, October 17

  • Busy Philipps (Vice Principals/Cougar Town) - Watch Busy on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Molly Shannon (Divorce/Kath & Kim/Cracking Up) - Molly is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Constance Wu (Fresh Off the Boat) - Constance appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Jamie Lee Curtis (Scream Queens/Anything But Love/Operation Petticoat) - Jamie Lee visits The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Michael Fishman and Lecy Goranson (The Conners/Roseanne) - Michael and Lecy chat with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT. Michael, Lecy and Maya Lynne Robinson will be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • John Goodman (The Conners/Roseanne/The Trouble in Normal, Ohio) - John stops by LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Maya Rudolph (Forever/Up All Night) - Maya is a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Romeo Miller (Romeo!) - Romeo appears on The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Geoffrey Owens (The Cosby Show) - Geoffrey drops by Steve, so check your local listings.
  • Cedric the Entertainer (The Neighborhood/The Last O.G./The Soul Man/The Steve Harvey Show) and Tichina Arnold (The Neighborhood/Survivor's Remorse/Happily Divorced/Everybody Hates Chris/Martin) - Cedric and Tichina are guests on Access Live, so check your local listings.


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

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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