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


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Thursday, August 17

The Big Bang Theory - "The Allowance Evaporation" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Sheldon and Amy have their first fight since moving in together, and Koothrappali is shocked at the realities of financial independence when he stops receiving support from his father.

Kevin Can Wait - "Kenny Can Wait" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Kevin strikes up an unlikely friendship with Harry Connick Jr., but gets caught in a web of lies trying to impress his new friend. Harry Connick Jr. guest stars as himself.

Great News - "Snowmageddon of the Century" (NBC, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
After organizing a poorly attended staff karaoke night, Carol (Andrea Martin) is convinced that everyone at "The Breakdown" needs some office bonding time. When Greg (Adam Campbell) refuses to help, Carol enlists the help of God, causing a huge snowstorm to trap everyone in the building overnight. Chuck (John Michael Higgins) takes an interest in working with Katie (Briga Heelan), which Portia (Nicole Richie) convinces Katie is romantic.

The Guest Book - "Story Four" (TBS, 10:30PM ET/PT)
Christy heads up to the mountains to try and bond with her new boyfriend Paul and his 8-year-old daughter, but she self-medicates because of her anxiety and ends up revealing some skeletons in her closet.

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Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of August 14)

Thursday, August 17

  • Jay Ellis (Insecure/The Game) - Catch Jay on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Rami Malek (The War at Home) - Rami appears on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Kathryn Hahn (I Love Dick/Happyish/Transparent) - Kathryn is a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Michael Rapaport (Atypical/The War at Home) - Michael stops by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep/The New Adventures of Old Christine/Seinfeld) - Julia visits The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Ray Romano (Everybody Loves Raymond) - Ray drops by The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Fred Savage (The Grinder/Working/The Wonder Years) - Fred appears on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Sherri Shepherd (Trial & Error/Sherri/Less Than Perfect) - Sherri is a guest on a repeat of The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Yara Shahidi (black-ish) - Yara shares her thoughts on the Emmy nominations and her new ‘girl power’ campaign on People Now at 8:30am.
  • Marlon Wayans (Marlon/The Wayans Bros.) - Marlon discusses his new Netflix show Naked on People Now at 8:30am.
  • Christopher Meloni (Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later/Surviving Jack/The Fanelli Boys) - Christopher will be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Aziz Ansari (Parks and Recreation) - Aziz makes his Chew debut and cooks with Mario Batali on a repeat of ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Wendi McClendon-Covey (The Goldbergs/Rules of Engagmenet/Reno 911!) - Wendi teams up with Clinton Kelly for a delicious bite on a repeat of ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Demi Lovato (Sonny with a Chance) - Demi can be heard on The Morning Mash Up on SiriusXM at 9:15am.
  • Drake Bell (Drake & Josh) - Drake performs on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Ellie Kemper (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt) - Ellie talks about Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Tasha Smith (Tyler Perry's For Better or Worse/The Tom Show/Boston Common) - Tasha talks about TV One's When Love Kills on the AOL Build Show at 3pm.