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


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04/04 - Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Fifth Season
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05/09 - The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Second Season
05/16 - The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air - The Complete Series
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Thursday, May 25

The Goldbergs - "Agassi" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Adam feels like he’s losing his best friend, Chad, so he attempts to join the tennis team.  When Chad picks Dave Kim as his partner, Adam vows to take him down with Barry in a tennis match, channeling Andre Agassi.  Meanwhile, with the help of Beverly, Erica deals with her post-break up depression just in time for Valentine’s Day.

American Housewife - "The Club" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Anna-Kat develops a fear of water and stops bathing, her therapist suggests the Ottos get her to go swimming. But can Katie get over own her fear of wearing a bathing suit in public at the Westport Country Club so she can help her kid out? Meanwhile Oliver gives his dad a style makeover after students at the college give Greg a low “jalapeƱo” score.

Modern Family - "Do It Yourself" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Feeling empowered after his successful do-it-yourself  project, Phil convinces Jay to co-invest in a property he has always wanted to develop. Meanwhile, Claire’s new obsession with a TV chef and her new love of cooking Sunday dinners hasn’t been as tasty as she thinks. Haley is the family’s only hope to add a little spice to the situation. At the Pritchett-Tucker house, Cam and Mitchell see that the family is too reliant on technology, so they attempt to teach Lily the importance of hard work, which ends disastrously. Back at the Pritchett’s, Jay feels replaced when he sees Gloria has hired Coach Gary (Payton Manning) to coach Joe and serve as a handy man.

Modern Family - "Heavy Is the Head" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Despite their lofty hopes, Phil and Jay’s property investment might turn out to be a bust, forcing Phil to rethink his original dream. Meanwhile, Cam lands in the hospital due to a head injury and refuses to have an MRI thanks to a traumatic incident with a well when he was a child. Determined to finally impress Claire and keep her from re-gifting her birthday present, Gloria surprises her with a day of luxury at the office. However, after Claire had to implement some rather harsh budget cuts at work, a massage at her desk may not be sending the right message.

black-ish - "Auntsgiving" (ABC, 10:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Pops’ older sister Almaviligerais unexpectedly arrives for Thanksgiving, much to everyone’s delight except Ruby, who can’t stand her ex-sister-in-law. While Bow and Dre go on their last vacation before the baby arrives, the kids try to figure out why Ruby hates Almaviligerais so much.

Speechless - "D-I-- DING" (ABC, 10:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
After leaving a note behind Maya’s back, Ray takes sides against the family when Maya dings a nearby car.  Following through on a promise, Jimmy and Dylan share a moment, as father and daughter are on a search in the back room at the local supermarket while JJ teaches a rude customer a lesson, and a moonlighting Kenneth hides his side job from the DiMeos.

The Big Bang Theory - "The Emotion Detection Automation" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Sheldon beta-tests an MIT invention after hearing it can help him read people’s emotions. Also, Leonard can’t hide his feelings when Penny announces her brother is coming to town, and Raj invites his ex-girlfriends over to give him dating advice. Laura Spencer, Katie Micucci, Alessandra Torresani and Katie Leclerc return as Raj’s ex-girlfriends.

Superior Donuts - "What's the Big Idea?" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Franco’s creative new donut flavors become bestsellers, Arthur tries to prove he’s still relevant by coming up with a unique one of his own. Also, Fawz works to dream up an inventive password in order to keep Maya and James from stealing his store’s WiFi.

Mom - "Sword Fights and a Dominican Shortstop" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Christy considers giving up her dream of becoming a lawyer when Bonnie’s ex-girlfriend, Jeanine (Rosie O’Donnell), offers her a lucrative job in real estate. Also, Adam is very curious about Bonnie’s past with women.

Life in Pieces - "Eyebrow Anonymous Trapped Gem" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Tim accidentally shaves off a huge chunk of eyebrow before an important photoshoot, he hopes Jen and Colleen’s grooming expertise can fix it. Also, when Gigi passes away, Greg makes an anonymous donation with the money she left him, but later realizes he wants to be recognized for it; John learns firsthand what Gigi’s life was like at the nursing home; and Joan honors her mother’s memory with unusual jewelry.

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Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of May 22)

Thursday, May 25

  • Jada Pinkett-Smith (A Different World) - Catch Jada on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Jamie Foxx (The Jamie Foxx Show) - Jamie is a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC. He will also be on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Laurie Metcalf (The Big Bang Theory/The McCartyhs/Roseanne) - Laurie stops by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Bryan Cranston (Malcolm in the Middle) - Bryan appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Zach Woods (Silicon Valley/The Office) - Zach visits The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Wanda Sykes (The New Adventures of Old Christine/Wanda Large) - Wanda appears on a repeat of Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Trevor Noah at 11pm.
  • Whitney Cummings (whitney) - Whitney is a guest on a repeat of @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • The Cast of Veep - Julia Louis Dreyfus, Tony Hale, Anna Chlumsky, Reid Scott, Matt Walsh, Timothy Simons, Kevin Dunn, Gary Cole and Sam Richardson are guests on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Chelsea Handler (Are You There, Chelsea?) - Chelsea stops by Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Sherri Shepherd (Trial & Error/Sherri/Less Than Perfect) - Sherri appears on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Tiffani Thiessen (Saved by the Bell/Saved by the Bell: The College Years) - Tiffani kicks off summer with recipes that are included in People's Summer Grilling special issue on People Now at 8:30am.