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


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

I Love Lucy - Superstar Special #2 (Colorized) The Love Boat - Season Three - Volume Two Hooperman - Season One 227 - The Complete First Season (Mill Creek) Fuller House - The Complete First Season

01/03 - Girls - The Complete Fifth Season (Blu-ray)
01/10 - Broad City - Season 3
01/17 - I Love Lucy - Superstar Special #2 (Colorized)
01/17 - The Love Boat - Season Three - Volume One
01/17 - The Love Boat - Season Three - Volume Two
01/24 - Hooperman - Season One / Review
01/24 - Hooperman - Season Two / Review
01/31 - Ballers - The Complete Second Season (Blu-ray)
02/07 - Sabrina, the Teenage Witch - Sabrina Down Under
02/07 - So Little Time - Volume 1 - School's Cool - Boy Crazy
02/07 - So Little Time - Volume 2 - About a Family - Hangin' Out
02/07 - 227 - The Complete First Season (Mill Creek)
02/07 - Vice Principals - The Complete First Season (Blu-ray)
02/14 - Beavis and Butt-Head - The Complete Collection
02/14 - Grace and Frankie - Season Two
02/28 - Fuller House - The Complete First Season
More TV DVD Releases / DVD Reviews Archive / SitcomsOnline Digest


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Thursday, February 23

The Big Bang Theory - "The Comic-Con Conundrum" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
With Koothrappali cut off from his father’s fortune, he appoints Sheldon to help him get out of debt. Also, Penny considers joining Leonard at Comic-Con.

The Great Indoors - "Friends Like These" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Jack desperately begs his co-workers to pretend to be his closest friends at a dinner party after his lack of an inner circle begins to concern his girlfriend, Rachel (Maggie Lawson). However, he soon regrets asking for their help after they all behave awkwardly in her presence.

Mom - "Night Swimmin' and an English Muffin" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
When Bonnie discovers Adam is still close with his ex-wife, Danielle (Wendie Malick), Christy worries the emotional fallout could jeopardize Bonnie’s sobriety.

Life in Pieces - "Awkward Bra Automated Ordained" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Dinner gets awkward for Jen and Matt when they find themselves alone without Greg and Colleen. Also, Lark accidentally locks out Greg and Jen from the house, prompting Greg to install a complicated home automation system; Heather and Tim try to sneak wine into an ice skating show to get out of paying at the venue; and John and Joan agree to an impromptu wedding after Colleen mentions that she’s an ordained minister.

Superstore - "Wellness Fair" (NBC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When Amy (America Ferrera) sees Mateo (Nico Santos) out on a secret date with Jeff (recurring guest star Michael Bunin), she ignores Garrett's (Colton Dunn) advice to stay out of it, and ends up throwing multiple relationships - both real and imagined - into chaos. Meanwhile, Glenn (Mark McKinney) resents Jonah (Ben Feldman) for outshining him during Cloud 9's Wellness Fair, and Dina (Lauren Ash) tries to prove that Amy faked an illness.

Powerless - "Emily Dates a Henchman" (NBC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
After being urged by her team, Emily (Vanessa Hudgens) sets her sights on the dating world but unknowingly falls for one of the Riddler's henchmen (guest star Robert Buckley). Meanwhile, Teddy (Danny Pudi) and Ron (Ron Funches) find a Batman artifact and discover Van's (Alan Tudyk) superhero fantasy. Christina Kirk also stars.

Baskets - "Marthager" (FX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Martha books Chip a gig at a car crash.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of February 20)

Thursday, February 23

  • John Travolta (Welcome Back, Kotter) - Catch John on a repeat of the 2015 Jimmy Kimmel Live: After the Oscars special at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Elijah Wood (Wilfred) - Elijah stops by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Aubrey Plaza (Parks and Recreation) - Aubrey visits The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Bradley Whitford (Trophy Wife) - Bradley is a guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. He also talks about Get Out in the 9am hour. He appears on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Allison Williams (Girls) - Allison appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Paul Scheer (The League/Fresh Off the Boat) - Paul visits Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. He will also be on the AOL Build Show at 4:30pm.
  • Rob Huebel (Transparent/Burning Love) - Rob drops by Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. He will also be on the AOL Build Show at 4:30pm.
  • Nick Kroll (The League/Cavemen) - Nick appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Jermaine Fowler (Superior Donuts) - Jermaine is a guest on Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • David Spade (Rules of Enagement/8 Simple Rules/Just Shoot Me!) - David appears on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Norm Macdonald (The Norm Show/A Minute with Stan Hooper) - Norm is a guest on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Rob Schneider (Real Rob/Rob/Men Behaving Badly) - Rob appears on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • David Duchovny (Californication) - David stops by Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Mary-Louise Parker (Weeds) - Mary-Louise is a guest on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am and on LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Mae Whitman (Arrested Development) - Mae appears on Harry, so check your local listings.
  • NeNe Leakes (The New Normal) - NeNe guest co-hosts The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Billy Gardell (Mike & Molly) - Billy joins the Chew Crew on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Holly Robinson Peete (Hangin' with Mr. Cooper/For Your Love) - Holly appears on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.