Sunday, November 15, 2015

Week 8 TV Ratings and Analysis; How the Sitcoms Did

2015-16 Week 8 TV Ratings (first four nights Mon-Thu): 

Households: #1. CBS 5.67/10 rating/share (-4% in rating from first four nights week 7); #2. NBC  5.19/9 (+14%); #3. ABC 4.45/7 (-19%); #4. Fox 2.74/4 (-4%); #5. The CW 1.07/2 (-1%).
Total Viewers: #1. CBS 9.114 million (-4% from first four nights week 7); #2. NBC 8.353 million (+15%); #3. ABC 6.822 million (-21%); #4. Fox 4.444 million (-2%); #5. The CW 1.674 million (-4%).
Adults 18-49: #1. NBC 2.12/7 rating/share (+18% in rating from first four nights week 7); #2. CBS 1.70/6 (-3%); #3. ABC 1.65/5 (-24%); #4. Fox 1.43/5 (-7%); #5. The CW 0.69/2 (+3%).

We have previous week's final ratings, Week 7 (11/2/15-11/8/15, LIVE+SD). NBC won the week in A18-49, thanks to SNF of course, as NBC did a 2.36 rating.  CBS was #2 with a 2.10 rating. ABC was #3 with a 1.75 rating, while Fox was #4 with a 1.19 rating.  Among total viewers, CBS was #1 with 10.334 million, with NBC #2 at 8.266 million.  ABC was #3 with 7.024 million and Fox at #4 with just 3.464 million.

For season to-date (9/21/15-11/12/15, LIVE+SD), NBC is #1 in A18-49 with a 2.39 rating, followed by CBS at #2 with a 2.09 rating. Fox at #3 with a 1.82 rating and ABC at #4 with a 1.63 rating. Among total viewers it is CBS #1 at 10.164 million, followed by NBC at #2 with 8.317 million, ABC #3 with 6.492 million and Fox #4 with 5.72 million.

Back to week 8 (Nov. 9-15), 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 8 (Nov. 9-15) Analysis















Last Sunday (Nov. 8)(Week 7)This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
60 MinutesCBS7:36PM15,764,00010,998,000 4,766,000 2.721.39 1.33
America's Funniest VideosABC7:00PM5,644,0004,950,000 694,000 1.020.98 0.04
The SimpsonsFox7:22PM3,269,000
3,269,000 1.31
1.31
Football Night in AmericaNBC7:30PM8,330,0005,602,000 2,728,000 2.961.71 1.25
Bob's BurgersFox7:30PM3,126,00017,872,000 (14,746,000)1.416.17 (4.76)vs. OT
Madam SecretaryCBS8:36PM10,590,0009,467,000 1,123,000 1.331.12 0.21
Once Upon a TimeABC8:00PM4,876,0004,831,000 45,000 1.551.54 0.01
Football Night in AmericaNBC8:00PM13,100,00013,287,000 (187,000)4.704.55 0.15
The SimpsonsFox8:00PM3,475,000
3,475,000 1.51
1.51
World Series Pre GameFox8:00PM
16,593,000 (16,593,000)
5.15 (5.15)
MLB World Series Gm 5Fox8:15PM
17,206,000 (17,206,000)
5.09 (5.09)
Sunday Night FootballNBC8:30PM23,047,00023,010,000 37,000 8.398.19 0.20 831-1158P
Brooklyn Nine-NineFox8:30PM2,647,000
2,647,000 1.19
1.19
The Good WifeCBS9:36PM8,267,0007,552,000 715,000 1.070.95 0.12
Blood & OilABC9:00PM3,404,0003,255,000 149,000 0.820.82 -
Family GuyFox9:00PM2,581,000
2,581,000 1.16
1.16
Last Man on EarthFox9:30PM2,571,000
2,571,000 1.02
1.02
CSI: CyberCBS10:36PM5,652,0005,437,000 215,000 0.830.75 0.08
QuanticoABC10:00PM4,380,0004,049,000 331,000 1.331.17 0.16
DatelineNBC10:00PM

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Monday

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
SupergirlCBS8:00PM8,066,0008,865,000 (799,000)1.712.19 (0.48)
Dancing w/the StarsABC8:00PM12,633,00012,087,000 546,000 2.001.85 0.15 8-10P
The VoiceNBC8:00PM12,016,00012,059,000 (43,000)3.233.28 (0.05)8-10P
GothamFox8:00PM4,110,0004,274,000 (164,000)1.541.56 (0.02)
Crazy Ex-GirlfriendCW8:00PM948,000945,000 3,000 0.320.28 0.04
ScorpionCBS9:00PM9,344,0009,507,000 (163,000)1.801.88 (0.08)
BonesFox9:00PM1,584,0001,753,000 (169,000)0.500.63 (0.13)REPEAT vs. Minority
Jane the VirginCW9:00PM1,105,0001,095,000 10,000 0.400.43 (0.03)
NCIS LACBS10:00PM7,910,0008,409,000 (499,000)1.251.26 (0.01)
CastleABC10:00PM6,069,0004,977,000 1,092,000 1.010.84 0.17 vs. CMA Count
BlindspotNBC10:00PM7,673,0008,017,000 (344,000)2.192.24 (0.05)










Tuesday

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
NCISCBS8:00PM16,678,00017,975,000 (1,297,000)2.282.30 (0.02)
The MuppetsABC8:00PM3,944,0004,556,000 (612,000)1.211.42 (0.21)
The VoiceNBC8:00PM10,863,000
10,863,000 2.74
2.74 8-10P
Best Time Ever/NPHNBC8:00PM
5,055,000 (5,055,000)
1.35 (1.35)
GrandfatheredFox8:00PM3,046,0003,715,000 (669,000)0.950.96 (0.01)
The FlashCW8:00PM3,634,0003,865,000 (231,000)1.511.49 0.02
Fresh off the BoatABC8:30PM3,770,0004,452,000 (682,000)1.341.57 (0.23)
The GrinderFox8:30PM2,562,0002,518,000 44,000 0.810.82 (0.01)
NCIS: New OrleansCBS9:00PM12,390,00014,149,000 (1,759,000)1.681.91 (0.23)
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.ABC9:00PM3,488,0003,840,000 (352,000)1.321.40 (0.08)
The VoiceNBC9:00PM
8,215,000 (8,215,000)
1.96 (1.96)
Scream QueensFox9:00PM2,512,0002,442,000 70,000 0.940.96 (0.02)
iZombieCW9:00PM1,404,0001,434,000 (30,000)0.620.59 0.03
LimitlessCBS10:00PM7,094,0007,863,000 (769,000)1.471.47 -
Wicked CityABC10:00PM1,688,0002,422,000 (734,000)0.450.69 (0.24)
Chicago FireNBC10:00PM8,145,0008,109,000 36,000 2.051.79 0.26










Wednesday
This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
SurvivorCBS8:00PM9,000,0008,795,000 205,000 2.092.04 0.05
The MiddleABC8:00PM7,623,000
7,623,000 2.03
2.03
CMA AwardsABC8:00PM
13,620,000 (13,620,000)
3.83 (3.83)
The VoiceNBC8:00PM10,143,0006,998,000 3,145,000 2.361.19 1.17 vs. Laura
RosewoodFox8:00PM5,167,0005,049,000 118,000 1.391.51 (0.12)
ArrowCW8:00PM2,298,0002,601,000 (303,000)0.921.06 (0.14)
The GoldbergsABC8:30PM7,006,000
7,006,000 2.09
2.09
Criminal MindsCBS9:00PM8,512,0007,793,000 719,000 1.601.48 0.12
Modern FamilyABC9:00PM8,147,000
8,147,000 2.73
2.73
Law & Order: SVUNBC9:00PM7,759,0006,547,000 1,212,000 1.971.51 0.46
EmpireFox9:00PM11,200,00011,677,000 (477,000)4.224.64 (0.42)
SupernaturalCW9:00PM1,702,0001,644,000 58,000 0.700.60 0.10
black-ishABC9:30PM5,969,000
5,969,000 1.84
1.84
Code BlackCBS10:00PM6,902,0006,444,000 458,000 1.251.21 0.04
NashvilleABC10:00PM4,546,000
4,546,000 1.04
1.04
Chicago P.D.NBC10:00PM6,792,0006,475,000 317,000 1.601.43 0.17










Thursday
This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:00PM14,915,00014,811,000 104,000 3.743.70 0.04
Grey's AnatomyABC8:00PM8,018,0008,504,000 (486,000)2.232.31 (0.08)
Heroes RebornNBC8:00PM3,777,0003,975,000 (198,000)1.121.26 (0.14)
BonesFox8:00PM5,163,0005,335,000 (172,000)1.061.14 (0.08)
The Vampire DiariesCW8:00PM1,324,0001,335,000 (11,000)0.620.55 0.07
Life In PiecesCBS8:30PM7,993,0007,881,000 112,000 1.851.88 (0.03)
MomCBS9:00PM7,161,0007,279,000 (118,000)1.511.53 (0.02)
ScandalABC9:00PM7,703,0008,026,000 (323,000)2.192.25 (0.06)
BlacklistNBC9:00PM6,754,0006,436,000 318,000 1.461.38 0.08
Sleepy HollowFox9:00PM3,015,0003,039,000 (24,000)0.910.90 0.01
The OriginalsCW9:00PM975,000968,000 7,000 0.430.37 0.06
2 Broke GirlsCBS9:30PM6,335,0006,211,000 124,000 1.591.35 0.24 PREMIERE vs. Bang(R)
ElementaryCBS10:00PM5,163,0005,583,000 (420,000)0.841.05 (0.21)
How To Get Away W/MurderABC10:00PM6,710,0006,487,000 223,000 1.951.87 0.08
The PlayerNBC10:00PM3,437,0003,220,000 217,000 0.730.75 (0.02)










Friday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
The Amazing RaceCBS8:00PM5,819,0005,830,000 (11,000)1.101.07 0.03
Last Man StandingABC8:00PM7,471,0006,848,000 623,000 1.301.21 0.09
UndateableNBC8:00PM2,503,0002,635,000 (132,000)0.600.68 (0.08)REPEAT
MasterChef JrFox8:00PM3,749,0004,158,000 (409,000)1.201.35 (0.15)
ReignCW8:00PM1,083,000938,000 145,000 0.400.28 0.12
Dr. KenABC8:30PM5,308,0005,378,000 (70,000)1.201.19 0.01
Truth Be ToldNBC8:30PM2,060,0002,138,000 (78,000)0.600.58 0.02
Hawaii Five-0CBS9:00PM8,363,0008,850,000 (487,000)1.101.13 (0.03)
Shark TankABC9:00PM6,192,0006,709,000 (517,000)1.601.65 (0.05)
GrimmNBC9:00PM3,621,0003,783,000 (162,000)0.900.97 (0.07)
World's FunniestFox9:00PM2,234,0002,211,000 23,000 0.800.76 0.04
America's Next Top ModelCW9:00PM1,032,000951,000 81,000 0.300.29 0.01
Blue BloodsCBS10:00PM10,298,00010,899,000 (601,000)1.201.26 (0.06)
20/20ABC10:00PM5,113,0005,185,000 (72,000)1.201.27 (0.07)
DatelineNBC10:00PM3,552,0004,199,000 (647,000)0.800.96 (0.16)










Saturday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
48 Hours MysteryCBS8:00PM4,640,000
4,640,000 1.00
1.00
College FootballCBS8:00PM
11,063,000 (11,063,000)
3.63 (3.63)
Saturday Night FootballABC8:00PM5,470,0004,729,000 741,000 1.701.23 0.47 8-11P
Dateline MysteryNBC8:00PM4,360,0003,954,000 406,000 0.800.63 0.17 8-10P
College FootballFox8:00PM1,900,0001,518,000 382,000 0.500.42 0.08 8-11P
Democratic DebateCBS9:00PM7,220,000
7,220,000 1.50
1.50 9-11P
48 Hours MysteryCBS10:00PM

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SNL(R) NBC10:00PM3,010,0003,564,000 (554,000)0.600.71 (0.11)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 8 (Nov. 9-15) 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 TheoryCBS8:00PMThu14,915,0003.74
Modern FamilyABC9:00PMWed8,147,0002.73
The GoldbergsABC8:30PMWed7,006,0002.09
The MiddleABC8:00PMWed7,623,0002.03
Life In PiecesCBS8:30PMThu7,993,0001.85
black-ishABC9:30PMWed5,969,0001.84
2 Broke GirlsCBS9:30PMThu6,335,0001.59PREMIERE
MomCBS9:00PMThu7,161,0001.51
The SimpsonsFox8:00PMSun3,475,0001.51
Bob's BurgersFox7:30PMSun3,126,0001.41
Fresh off the BoatABC8:30PMTue3,770,0001.34
The SimpsonsFox7:00PMSun3,269,0001.31REPEAT
Last Man StandingABC8:00PMFri7,471,0001.3
The MuppetsABC8:00PMTue3,944,0001.21
Dr. KenABC8:30PMFri5,308,0001.2
Brooklyn Nine-NineFox8:30PMSun2,647,0001.19
Family GuyFox9:00PMSun2,581,0001.16
The Last Man on EarthFox9:30PMSun2,571,0001.02
GrandfatheredFox8:00PMTue3,046,0000.95
The GrinderFox8:30PMTue2,562,0000.81
UndatelableNBC8:00PMFri2,503,0000.6REPEAT
Truth Be ToldNBC8:30PMFri2,060,0000.6
The Big Bang TheoryCBS9:30PMThu

preempted
The GrinderFox8:30PMSat

preempted
GrandfatheredFox8:00PMSat

preempted
Significant MotherCW9:30PMMon

completed
Mike & MollyCBS8:30PMMon


The Odd CoupleCBS8:30PMThu


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

Thursday, February 21

The Big Bang Theory - "The D&D Vortex" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When the gang finds out Wil Wheaton hosts a celebrity Dungeons and Dragons game involving William Shatner, Joe Manganiello, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Kevin Smith, deception and betrayal are the path to make it to the one open seat.

Young Sheldon - "A Loaf of Bread and a Grand Old Flag" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Things spiral out of control when Sheldon boycotts his favorite bread company. Also, Georgie offers Veronica a shoulder to cry on when she’s dumped by her boyfriend.

Mom - "Skippy and the Knowledge Hole" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Christy finds it challenging to quit smoking, while Bonnie helps Tammy prepare to take the GED test.

Fam - "Drunk in Love" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
During their engagement party, Clem and Nick are both shocked to learn that the other has been keeping an embarrassing secret about how they met.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine - "The Honeypot" (NBC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Jake and Holt clash over the merits of a new hire in the 99th precinct. Terry, Amy, Rosa and Charles try to do something about the cluttered bullpen.

Will & Grace - "The Pursuit of Happiness" (NBC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Grace (Debra Messing) is enlisted by Malcolm (guest star Alec Baldwin) to help him win back Karen's (Megan Mullally) affections. Will's (Eric McCormack) flirtation with his co-worker, Paul (guest star Barrett Foa), takes a turn when details about Paul's home life put Will in an ethical dilemma. And Jack's (Sean Hayes) run-in with Zusanna (guest star Andrea Martin), the sister of his former acting teacher, reignites Jack's passion for performing.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of February 18

Thursday, February 21

  • Ken Jeong (Dr. Ken/Community) - Catch Ken on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC. He will also be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am and on Strahan & Sara at 1pm.
  • James Spader (The Office) - James stops by Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Kal Penn (Deadbeat/We Are Men) - Kal visits The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Chris O'Dowd (Family Tree) - Chris is a guest on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Mark Duplass (Togetherness/The Mindy Project/The League) - Mark appears on Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Trevor Noah at 11pm.
  • Reba McEntire (Reba/Malibu Country) - Reba drops by Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Morris Chestnut (Out All Night) - Morris is a guest on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Wendi McLendon-Covey (The Goldbergs/Rules of Engagement/Reno 911!) - Wendi chats on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Finesse Mitchell (A.N.T. Farm) - Finesse is a panelist on The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • Craig Ferguson (The Drew Carey Show) - Craig is a guest on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Bill Pullman (1600 Penn) - Bill appears on Access Live, so check your local listings.
  • D'Arcy Carden (The Good Place) - D'Arcy will be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (January/February)

Fuller House - The Complete Third Season The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Fourth Season The Game - The Complete Series Step by Step - The Complete Fourth Season What I Like About You - The Complete Fourth Season

01/08 - Family Guy - 20 Greatest Hits
01/22 - Fuller House - The Complete Third Season
01/22 - The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Fourth Season (WBShop.com)
01/29 - Ballers - The Complete Fourth Season (Blu-ray)
01/29 - Crashing - The Complete Second Season
01/29 - The Game - The Complete Series
01/29 - Kidding - Season One
02/05 - Family Guy - Part 1 - Volumes 1-5
02/05 - Family Guy - Part 2 - Volumes 6-10
02/05 - Family Guy - Part 3 - Seasons 10-14
02/05 - First Lady of Television - Betty White Collection (40 rare and acclaimed episodes from her early days in television)
02/05 - Mama's Family - Seasons 1-6 - The Complete Series
02/12 - Rick and Morty - The Complete Seasons 1-3 (Blu-ray)
02/12 - Step by Step - The Complete Fourth Season
02/26 - What I Like About You - The Complete Fourth Season
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