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

Friday, December 14

Fresh Off the Boat - "Cousin Eddie" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
The battle begins between mother and son when Eddie informs Jessica that he wants to spend Christmas with friend Nicole in New York. But Jessica insists that tradition prevails and he needs to spend the holiday with the family, so he does everything within his power to try and get her to crack and allow him to go. Meanwhile, Louis and Evan do their best to try and help an overwhelmed Emery decide on which one of his numerous friends to invite to the family’s Christmas Eve dinner.

Speechless - "J-I-- JINGLE T-H-- THON" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
A Christmas tree fire leads Maya to tell a small lie with big consequences. Meanwhile, Ray struggles to live in Pepper’s shadow as Dylan twists the knife, and JJ encourages Kenneth to stand up to his sisters (guest stars Niecy Nash and Lisa Leslie).

I Love Lucy - "I Love Lucy Christmas Special" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
I LOVE LUCY CHRISTMAS SPECIAL features “The Christmas Episode” and the newly colorized “Pioneer Women.” Both were colorized with a nod to the 1950s period in which they were filmed. The main titles and end credits are seamlessly combined into one set at the beginning and end of the hour, with no interruption between the episodes.

“The Christmas Episode” finds the Ricardos and Mertzes decorating Lucy and Ricky’s Christmas tree and reminiscing about how their lives have changed since the arrival of the Ricardos’ son, Little Ricky (Keith Thibodeaux). Flashbacks recall the night Lucy tells Ricky she is pregnant, the time Lucy shows up unexpectedly as part of a barbershop quartet, and the day Ricky and the Mertzes rehearse taking Lucy to the maternity ward.

“The Christmas Episode” was first broadcast on CBS on Christmas Eve, 1956. The episode was not included in the series’ long history of rebroadcasts, first on CBS Daytime and later in syndication. Long thought to be lost, the program was rediscovered by CBS in 1989.

In “Pioneer Women,” Lucy and Ethel’s hopes of joining the posh Society Matrons’ League leads to a bet with their husbands over which sex – the men or the women – had it harder living in a bygone era. They select the turn of the last century, and as Lucy and Ethel start to bake their own bread and churn their own butter, the men become acquainted with straight-blade shaving and riding home from work on horseback. They all have some “‘splainin’” to do when two ladies from the Society Matrons’ League stop by for an unexpected visit.

“Pioneer Women” was originally broadcast on March 31, 1952, and became an immediate viewer favorite.

The Dick Van Dyke Show - "The Dick Van Dyke Show -- Now in Living Color!" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
The special features the season one episode “Where Did I Come From,” written by Carl Reiner, and the season four episode “Never Bathe on Saturday,” also written by Reiner. The main titles and end credits of the two episodes are seamlessly combined into one set – at the beginning and end of the hour – with no interruption between the episodes.

The Emmy Award-winning series starred Dick Van Dyke and Mary Tyler Moore as television comedy writer Rob and his wife, Laura Petrie; Larry Matthews as their son, Ritchie; Morey Amsterdam and Rose Marie as Buddy Sorrell and Sally Rogers, co-writers on the fictional “The Alan Brady Show”; Carl Reiner as Alan Brady; Richard Deacon as Mel Cooley; Jerry Paris as Dr. Jerry Helper; and Ann Morgan Guilbert as Millie Krumbermacher Helper.

In “Where Did I Come From,” 6-year-old Ritchie asks his parents the inevitable “where did I come from?” question, and they recall the days before his birth. The episode was first presented on Jan. 3, 1961 during the series’ first season.

In “Never Bathe on Saturday,” the Petries’ romantic second honeymoon becomes a disaster when Laura’s toe gets caught in a bath spout. The episode was first presented on March 31, 1965, during season four.

Last Man Standing - "The Gift of the Mike Guy" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Vanessa helps the family realize the importance of its long-standing holiday family traditions.

The Cool Kids - "Margaret Dates the Zodiac Killer" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Margaret begins dating Karl, a fellow resident who may or may not be the "Zodiac Killer."

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of December 10)

Friday, December 14

  • Karen Gillan (Selfie) - Watch Karen on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC. She talks about The Party's Just Beginning on the BUILD Series at 2pm.
  • Tony Shalhoub (Wings/We Are Men) - Watch Tony on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Bryan Cranston (Malcolm in the Middle, Laura Linney (The Big C) and Nick Kroll (The League/Cavemen) - Bryan, Laura and Nick make special guest appearances on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Bill Burr (F Is for Family/Townies) - Bill is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Busy Philipps (Vice Principals/Cougar Town) - Busy appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Romany Malco (Weeds/Blunt Talk) - Romany is a guest on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Kathryn Hahn (I Love Dick/Happyish/Transparent/Free Agents) - Kathryn talks about the film Private Life on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Ellie Kemper (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt/The Office) - Ellie appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Minnie Driver (Speechless/About a Boy) - Minnie is a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Leah Remini (Kevin Can Wait/The Exes/Family Tools/The King of Queens/Fired Up) - Leah visits The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • Angela Kinsey (The Office/Haters Back Off/Your Family or Mine/The Hotwives of Orlando) - Angela and her husband Joshua Snyder serve up monkey bread and chocolate peppermint cupcakes on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Vanessa Hudgens (Powerless) - Vanessa talks about Second Act on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Chris Elliott (Schitt's Creek/Get a Life) - Chris talks about Clara's Ghost on Couch Surfing at 8am.
  • Tia Mowry (Instant Mom/The Game/Sister, Sister) - Tia talks about Hallmark Channel's A Gingerbread Romance on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Christine Lakin (Hollywood Darlings/Step by Step) - Christine is a guest on Steve, so check your local listings.


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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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