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

Tuesday, December 11

The Conners - "O Sister, Where Art Thou?" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When Becky helps Harris keep a secret from Darlene, it opens up a can of worms that causes a rift between the two sisters. Jackie supports Peter with his Nordic history project, and Dan reunites with an old friend.

The Kids Are Alright - "Christmas 1972" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When Peggy’s successful brother, Tom, drops in for Christmas, Mike immediately oozes with jealousy. Thus begins Mike’s one-sided competition with Tom, using his kids as pawns to help. After Tom gives the Clearys an extravagant Christmas gift, pride prevents Mike from taking it – putting him at odds with the rest of the family. Meanwhile, Timmy mistakenly receives $100 from his great-aunt for Christmas and contemplates whether he should do “the right thing” or keep it. Elsewhere, Eddie forgets to get Wendi a Christmas present and panic sets in.

black-ish - "Christmas in Theater Eight" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
The Johnsons have a tradition of going to the movies on Christmas and they can never agree on what to see. Dre wants to see an important film about Rosa Parks, but they all want to see the latest action-packed superhero blockbuster. Meanwhile, Junior becomes embarrassed about taking a gap year after he runs into his ex-girlfriend Megan at the theater.

Splitting Up Together - "Messy" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
After Lena and Vlad’s unexpected kiss, things get more complicated as they begin their new work partnership while working with a new client. Elsewhere, Martin goes to Paige’s house for more privacy and gets a glimpse into what a more typical divorced home life is, causing him to become uneasy. Back at home, Mason and Mae go head-to-head after Mae finds out that Mason has a crush on a pretentious girl at school.

The Guest Book - "Everybody Loves Clark" (TBS, 10:30PM ET/PT)
Tommy surprises Nikki with a spontaneous wedding ceremony; both are blithely oblivious to the fact that Vivian is kidnapping their child; some familiar faces from Mt. Trace return to sort things out.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of December 10)

Tuesday, December 11

  • Ron Livingston (Loudermilk/Search Party) - Catch Ron on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Whoopi Goldberg (Whoopi/Bagdad Cafe) - Whoopi visits The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Adam Pally (Making History/The Mindy Project/Happy Endings) - Adam is a guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Ken Jeong (Dr. Ken/Community) - Ken appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. He also chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Vanessa Hudgens (Powerless) - Vanessa stops by Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Nicole Byer (Loosely Exactly Nicole) - Nicole is a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Ellen DeGeneres (Ellen/The Ellen Show) - Ellen drops by The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Jenny McCarthy (Two and a Half Men/Jenny) - Jenny appears on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Maura Tierney (NewsRadio) - Maura is a guest on E!'s Busy Tonight at 10pm.
  • Kathy Bates (Disjointed) - Kathy chats on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Ashton Kutcher (The Ranch/Two and a Half Men/That 70s Show) - Ashton guest co-hosts The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Eugene Levy (Schitt's Creek/Greg the Bunny/Hiller and Diller) and Catherine O'Hara (Schitt's Creek) - Eugene and Catherine are guests on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Alfonso Ribeiro (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air/In the House/Silver Spoons) - Alfonso and his wife Angela discuss holiday hacks on Access Live, so check your local listings.
  • Leah Remini (Kevin Can Wait/The Exes/Family Tools/The King of Queens/Fired Up) - Leah talks about Second Act on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Jameela Jamil (The Good Place) - Jameela talks about The Good Place on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Dan Bucatinsky (Marry Me/Web Therapy/The Comeback) - Dan talks about Second Act on People Now at 12pm.
  • Marlo Thomas (That Girl) - Marlo discusses the season of giving thanks and the amazing efforts of St. Jude on the BUILD Series at 2pm.


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10/23 - Alice - The Complete Eighth Season
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