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)




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


This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
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
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)
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)

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
The GoldbergsABC8:30PM6,480,0006,346,000134,000
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
black-ishABC9:30PM5,793,0005,664,000129,000 1.771.79(0.02)
Code BlackCBS10:00PM7,129,0006,959,000170,000
Chicago P.D.NBC10:00PM6,237,0006,577,000(340,000)1.391.50(0.11)

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-
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
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)


How To Get Away W/MurderABC10:00PM6,951,0006,812,000139,000
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
Last Man StandingABC8:00PM7,160,0006,579,000581,000 1.201.28(0.08)
1,570,000 0.50
Fox MLB ALCS Game 1Fox8:00PM
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
1,260,000 0.30
Crazy Ex-GirlfriendCW9:00PM730,000752,000(22,000)0.200.26(0.06)REPEAT
Blue BloodsCBS10:00PM10,270,00010,606,000(336,000)
20/20ABC10:00PM5,280,0005,171,000109,000 1.201.22(0.02)



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
College FootballFox8:00PM2,390,000
2,390,000 0.80
The GrinderFox8:30PM
Crimetime SaturdayCBS9:00PM3,230,0003,083,000147,000 0.600.460.14 REPEAT
48 Hours MysteryCBS10:00PM5,550,0004,757,000793,000 0.900.750.15
SNL(R) NBC10:00PM3,020,000
3,020,000 0.70

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
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
Bob's BurgersFox9:00PMSun2,092,0000.99
The GrinderFox8:30PMTue2,864,0000.93
Truth Be ToldNBC8:30PMFri2,260,0000.6
Fresh off the BoatABC8:30PMTue

Family GuyFox9:00PMSun

The MuppetsABC8:00PMTue

The GrinderFox8:30PMSat


Significant MotherCW9:30PMMon

2 Broke GirlsCBS9:30PMThu

Mike & MollyCBS8:30PMMon

The Odd CoupleCBS8:30PMThu


Angel from HellCBS9:30PMThu

Uncle BuckABC8:30PMFri


New GirlFox9:00PMTue

The Guide to Surviving LifeFox9:30PMTue


SOURCE: Nielsen Media Research

New on DVD/Blu-ray (September)

The Big Bang Theory - The Complete Ninth Season Newhart - The Complete Sixth Season 2 Broke Girls - The Complete Fifth Season Family Matters - The Complete Eighth Season Modern Family - The Complete Season 7

09/06 - Coach - Season One (Mill Creek) / Season Two / Seasons One and Two
09/06 - South Park - The Complete Ninteenth Season (Blu-ray)
09/13 - The Big Bang Theory - The Complete Ninth Season (Blu-ray)
09/13 - Newhart - The Complete Sixth Season
09/20 - 2 Broke Girls - The Complete Fifth Season
09/20 - Family Matters - The Complete Eighth Season
09/20 - Modern Family - The Complete Season 7
09/20 - Veep - Season 5
09/27 - The Wonder Years - Season Six
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Tuesday, October 25

The Middle - "Halloween VIII: The Heckoning" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
As Halloween approaches, Frankie is taken aback when she discovers that, if the circumstances ever arose where she and Mike got divorced, the kids would all choose to live with Mike. Meanwhile, Sue tries everything in her power to get her room back from Brick, and having to be so nice around girlfriend April all of the time leads Axl to lash out at his family.

American Housewife - "Westport Zombies" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Katie, jealous of Taylor’s friendship with neighbor Viv (Leslie Bibb), reluctantly competes in the Westport Halloween “Zombie Run” after she finds out they’ll both be running. Meanwhile, Greg and Anna-Kat get a little too much in character for the “zombie” part of the run’s obstacle course.

Fresh Off the Boat - "Louisween" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
It’s Louis’ favorite holiday, and he makes every attempt to scare Jessica into the Halloween spirit, but she is buried in her word processor, drafting her first horror novel. Meanwhile, Emery and Evan debate costume choices, and Eddie and his crew are excited to party with high schoolers at Nicole’s house.

The Real O'Neals - "The Real Halloween" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
When Halloween arrives, or what Kenny refers to as “the gay Super Bowl,” he plans to go to Boystown to watch the festive costume parade. In an effort to prevent Kenny from attending, Eileen agrees to let him throw his own Halloween party at home. Eileen’s tolerance is ultimately tested when Kenny recruits Stuart and his gay friends to join the big party, and he makes a BIG costume change. Meanwhile, Jimmy and Shannon plan to pull off an epic Halloween prank.

Atlanta - "Junteenth" (FX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Why my Auntie trying to make me go to one of these bougie Junteenth parties again? I don't like them sadity people and I'm gonna miss my shows. Le sigh.

Family Time - "Head of House" (Bounce TV, 9:00PM ET/PT)
When the Stallworths have an unexpected visitor, they learn of a vicious crime that took place in their home years ago.

Complete TV Listings

Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of October 24)

Tuesday, October 25

  • Will Forte (The Last Man on Earth) - Catch Will on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. He also chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Matt LeBlanc (Man with a Plan/Episodes/Friends) - Matt is a guest on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Cobie Smulders (How I Met Your Mother) - Cobie appears on Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Skylar Astin (Ground Floor) - Skylar is a guest on Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Ron Howard (Happy Days/The Andy Griffith Show) - Ron drops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Mary Lynn Rajskub (How to Be a Gentleman/Veronica's Closet/The Larry Sanders Show) and David Koechner (Another Period/Hank/The Office) - Mary and David are guests on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • John Lithgow (3rd Rock from the Sun/Twenty Good Years) - John appears on LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Jamie Lee Curtis (Scream Queens/Anything But Love) - Jamie Lee is a guest on Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Erinn Hayes (Kevin Can Wait/Guys with Kids/Worst Week) - Erinn plays a celeb guessing game with Rach, who’s serving up no-fail make-your-own takeout, on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Mary Steenburgen (The Last Man on Earth/Ink) - Mary joins the Chew Crew on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Ana Gasteyer (People of Earth/Lady Dynamite/Suburgatory) - Ana will be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET. She will also be on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Cheryl Hines (Son of Zorn/Suburgatory/Curb Your Enthusiasm) - Cheryl is a guest on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Abbi Jacobson (Broad City) - Abbi will be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am. She will also be on the AOL Build Show 4pm.
  • Don Rickles (C.P.O. Sharkey/Daddy Dearest) - Don is a guest on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.
  • Nico Tortorella (Younger) - Nico appears on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.