Sunday, November 22, 2015

Week 9 TV Ratings and Analysis; How the Sitcoms Did

2015-16 Week 9 TV Ratings (first four nights Mon-Thu): 

Households: #1. CBS 5.74/10 rating/share (+1% in rating from first four nights week 8); #2. NBC  4.84/8 (-7%); #3. ABC 4.58/8 (+3%); #4. Fox 2.72/4 (-1%); #5. The CW 1.04/2 (-3%).
Total Viewers: #1. CBS 9.181 million (+1% from first four nights week 8); #2. NBC 7.677 million (-8%); #3. ABC 7.042 million (+3%); #4. Fox 4.405 million (-1%); #5. The CW 1.610 million (-4%).
Adults 18-49: #1. NBC 1.84/6 rating/share (-13% in rating from first four nights week 8); #2. ABC 1.73/6 (+5%); #3. CBS 1.67/5 (-2%); #4. Fox 1.47/5 (+3%); #5. The CW 0.65/2 (-6%).

We have previous week's final ratings, Week 8 (11/9/15-11/15/15, LIVE+SD). NBC won the week in A18-49, thanks to SNF of course, as NBC did a 2.35 rating.  CBS was #2 with a 1.99 rating. ABC was #3 with a 1.58 rating, while Fox was #4 with a 1.19 rating.  Among total viewers, CBS was #1 with 10.234 million, with NBC #2 at 8.331 million.  ABC was #3 with 6.198 million and Fox at #4 with just 3.615 million.

For season to-date (9/21/15-11/19/15, LIVE+SD), NBC is #1 in A18-49 with a 2.36 rating, followed by CBS at #2 with a 2.07 rating. Fox at #3 with a 1.75 rating and ABC at #4 with a 1.63 rating. Among total viewers it is CBS #1 at 10.178 million, followed by NBC at #2 with 8.363 million, ABC #3 with 6.473 million and Fox #4 with 5.478 million.

Back to week 9 (Nov. 16-22), 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 9 (Nov. 16-22) Analysis

Last Sunday (Nov. 8)(Week 7)This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
60 MinutesCBS7:57PM18,132,00015,764,0002,368,000 3.562.720.84
America's Funniest VideosABC7:00PM5,319,0005,644,000(325,000)0.921.02(0.10)
The SimpsonsFox7:18PM2,298,0003,269,000(971,000)0.851.31(0.46)REPEAT
Football Night in AmericaNBC7:30PM3,451,0008,330,000(4,879,000)1.152.96(1.81)
Bob's BurgersFox7:30PM2,274,0003,126,000(852,000)1.021.41(0.39)
Madam SecretaryCBS8:57PM10,612,00010,590,00022,000 1.391.330.06
Once Upon a TimeABC8:00PM4,853,0004,876,000(23,000)1.611.550.06 8-10P vs. 8-9P
Football Night in AmericaNBC8:00PM10,341,00013,100,000(2,759,000)3.734.70(0.97)
The SimpsonsFox8:00PM2,747,0003,475,000(728,000)1.181.51(0.33)REPEAT
Sunday Night FootballNBC8:30PM19,388,00023,047,000(3,659,000)7.018.39(1.38)835-1219
Brooklyn Nine-NineFox8:30PM2,690,0002,647,00043,000
The Good WifeCBS9:57PM8,522,0008,267,000255,000
Blood & OilABC9:00PM
Family GuyFox9:00PM2,906,0002,581,000325,000 1.391.160.23
Last Man on EarthFox9:30PM2,843,0002,571,000272,000
CSI: CyberCBS10:57PM5,746,0005,652,00094,000 0.960.830.13




This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
Dancing w/the StarsABC8:00PM12,351,00012,633,000(282,000)1.842.00(0.16)8-10P
The VoiceNBC8:00PM11,208,00012,016,000(808,000)3.003.23(0.23)8-10P
GothamFox8:00PM4,349,0004,110,000239,000 1.551.540.01
Crazy Ex-GirlfriendCW8:00PM889,000948,000(59,000)0.290.32(0.03)
Minority ReportFox9:00PM1,740,0001,584,000156,000 0.660.500.16 vs Bones(R)
Jane the VirginCW9:00PM110,0001,105,000(995,000)0.450.400.05
NCIS LACBS10:00PM7,911,0007,910,0001,000
BlindspotNBC10:00PM7,736,0007,673,00063,000 2.132.19(0.06)


This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
The MuppetsABC8:00PM3,885,0003,944,000(59,000)1.191.21(0.02)
The VoiceNBC8:00PM11,183,00010,863,000320,000 2.642.74(0.10)8-9P vs. 8-10P
The FlashCW8:00PM3,458,0003,634,000(176,000)1.371.51(0.14)
Fresh off the BoatABC8:30PM3,898,0003,770,000128,000 1.421.340.08
The GrinderFox8:30PM2,367,0002,562,000(195,000)0.870.810.06
NCIS: New OrleansCBS9:00PM13,008,00012,390,000618,000 1.661.68(0.02)
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.ABC9:00PM3,602,0003,488,000114,000 1.281.32(0.04)
Chicago MedNBC9:00PM8,638,000
8,638,000 2.19
Scream QueensFox9:00PM2,370,0002,512,000(142,000)0.920.94(0.02)
LimitlessCBS10:00PM7,519,0007,094,000425,000 1.401.47(0.07)
Shark TankABC10:00PM2,529,0001,688,000841,000 0.670.450.22 REPEAT vs. Wicked
Chicago FireNBC10:00PM7,945,0008,145,000(200,000)1.892.05(0.16)

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
SurvivorCBS8:00PM9,049,0009,000,00049,000 2.052.09(0.04)
The MiddleABC8:00PM7,926,0007,623,000303,000
Mysteries of LauraNBC8:00PM7,406,00010,143,000(2,737,000)1.122.36(1.24)vs. Voice
ArrowCW8:00PM2,691,0002,298,000393,000 1.100.920.18
The GoldbergsABC8:30PM7,081,0007,006,00075,000
Criminal MindsCBS9:00PM8,144,0008,512,000(368,000)1.531.60(0.07)
Modern FamilyABC9:00PM8,376,0008,147,000229,000 2.802.730.07
Law & Order: SVUNBC9:00PM6,287,0007,759,000(1,472,000)1.431.97(0.54)
EmpireFox9:00PM11,336,00011,200,000136,000 4.434.220.21
black-ishABC9:30PM6,075,0005,969,000106,000 1.861.840.02
Code BlackCBS10:00PM6,585,0006,902,000(317,000)1.181.25(0.07)
Chicago P.D.NBC10:00PM6,471,0006,792,000(321,000)1.361.60(0.24)

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:00PM15,194,00014,915,000279,000 3.753.740.01
Grey's AnatomyABC8:00PM8,498,0008,018,000480,000 2.452.230.22
Heroes RebornNBC8:00PM3,719,0003,777,000(58,000)1.111.12(0.01)
BonesFox8:00PM5,246,0005,163,00083,000 1.021.06(0.04)
The Vampire DiariesCW8:00PM1,103,0001,324,000(221,000)0.500.62(0.12)
Life In PiecesCBS8:30PM8,349,0007,993,000356,000 1.831.85(0.02)
MomCBS9:00PM7,464,0007,161,000303,000 1.651.510.14
ScandalABC9:00PM8,132,0007,703,000429,000 2.442.190.25
BlacklistNBC9:00PM6,913,0006,754,000159,000 1.481.460.02
Sleepy HollowFox9:00PM2,804,0003,015,000(211,000)0.810.91(0.10)
The OriginalsCW9:00PM802,000975,000(173,000)0.360.43(0.07)
2 Broke GirlsCBS9:30PM6,423,0006,335,00088,000 1.711.590.12
ElementaryCBS10:00PM5,609,0005,163,000446,000 0.890.840.05
How To Get Away W/MurderABC10:00PM7,187,0006,710,000477,000 2.311.950.36
The PlayerNBC10:00PM3,407,0003,437,000(30,000)0.790.730.06

Friday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
The Amazing RaceCBS8:00PM6,108,0005,682,000426,000 1.001.07(0.07)
Last Man StandingABC8:00PM7,243,0007,471,000(228,000)1.201.31(0.11)
UndateableNBC8:00PM2,761,0002,506,000255,000 0.800.630.17 vs. REPEAT
MasterChef JrFox8:00PM3,813,0003,849,000(36,000)1.101.23(0.13)
ReignCW8:00PM1,131,0001,030,000101,000 0.300.37(0.07)
Dr. KenABC8:30PM6,105,0005,262,000843,000
Truth Be ToldNBC8:30PM2,135,0002,061,00074,000 0.600.560.04
Hawaii Five-0CBS9:00PM9,060,0008,467,000593,000 1.101.10-
Shark TankABC9:00PM6,940,0006,139,000801,000 1.701.580.12
World's FunniestFox9:00PM2,241,0002,168,00073,000 0.700.74(0.04)
America's Next Top ModelCW9:00PM952,0001,036,000(84,000)0.300.34(0.04)
Blue BloodsCBS10:00PM11,000,00010,331,000669,000 1.101.19(0.09)
20/20ABC10:00PM7,047,0005,113,0001,934,000 1.701.200.50
DatelineNBC10:00PM4,643,0003,540,0001,103,000 1.200.830.37

Saturday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
Crimetime SaturdayCBS8:00PM3,700,0004,497,000(797,000)0.620.92(0.30)REPEAT vs. 48 Hours
Saturday Night FootballABC8:00PM3,640,0005,884,000(2,244,000)1.101.86(0.76)8-11P
NBC MovieNBC8:00PM2,270,0004,321,000(2,051,000)0.500.78(0.28)8-10P vs. Dateline
College FootballFox8:00PM4,060,0002,795,0001,265,000 1.200.760.44 8-11P
48 Hours MysteryCBS9:00PM4,490,000
4,490,000 0.80
Democratic DebateCBS9:00PM
48 Hours MysteryCBS10:00PM5,470,000
5,470,000 1.00
SNL(R) NBC10:00PM2,230,0002,963,000(733,000)0.600.63(0.03)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 9 (Nov. 16-22) 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 TheoryCBS8:00PMThu15,194,0003.75
Modern FamilyABC9:00PMWed8,376,0002.80
The GoldbergsABC8:30PMWed7,081,0002.23
The MiddleABC8:00PMWed7,926,0002.06
Life In PiecesCBS8:30PMThu8,349,0001.83
2 Broke GirlsCBS9:30PMThu6,423,0001.71
Fresh off the BoatABC8:30PMTue3,898,0001.42
Family GuyFox9:00PMSun2,906,0001.39
Brooklyn Nine-NineFox8:30PMSun2,690,0001.27
Last Man StandingABC8:00PMFri7,243,0001.2
Dr. KenABC8:30PMFri6,105,0001.2
The MuppetsABC8:00PMTue3,885,0001.19
The Last Man on EarthFox9:30PMSun2,843,0001.19
The SimpsonsFox8:00PMSun2,747,0001.18REPEAT
Bob's BurgersFox7:30PMSun2,274,0001.02
The GrinderFox8:30PMTue2,367,0000.87
The SimpsonsFox7:00PMSun2,298,0000.85REPEAT
Truth Be ToldNBC8:30PMFri2,135,0000.6
The Big Bang TheoryCBS9:30PMThu

The GrinderFox8:30PMSat


Significant MotherCW9:30PMMon

Mike & MollyCBS8:30PMMon

The Odd CoupleCBS8:30PMThu

Angel from HellCBS9:30PMThu

Uncle BuckABC8:30PMFri


New GirlFox9:00PMTue

The Guide to Surviving LifeFox9:30PMTue


SOURCE: Nielsen Media Research

New on DVD/Blu-ray (September)

The Big Bang Theory - The Complete Ninth Season Newhart - The Complete Sixth Season 2 Broke Girls - The Complete Fifth Season Family Matters - The Complete Eighth Season Modern Family - The Complete Season 7

09/06 - Coach - Season One (Mill Creek) / Season Two / Seasons One and Two
09/06 - South Park - The Complete Ninteenth Season (Blu-ray)
09/13 - The Big Bang Theory - The Complete Ninth Season (Blu-ray)
09/13 - Newhart - The Complete Sixth Season
09/20 - 2 Broke Girls - The Complete Fifth Season
09/20 - Family Matters - The Complete Eighth Season
09/20 - Modern Family - The Complete Season 7
09/20 - Veep - Season 5
09/27 - The Wonder Years - Season Six
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Thursday, October 27

The Big Bang Theory - "The Fetal Kick Catalyst" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Penny is surprised to learn she has fans of her performance in “Serial Ape-ist” when she attends Van Nuys Comic Con with Leonard. Also, Amy hosts a Sheldon-style brunch at Penny’s apartment, and Wolowitz makes an impulsive purchase when he starts stressing out about the baby on the way.

The Great Indoors - "Pilot" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Joel McHale stars as Jack, a renowned adventure reporter for an outdoor magazine who must adapt to the times when he becomes the new desk-bound boss to a group of millennials in the digital department of the publication.

Mom - "High-Tops and Brown Jacket" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Bonnie and Adam’s relationship is tested when he moves in with her and Christy for a few weeks. Also, Christy learns the hard way that it may be a mistake to try and meet men with Jill.

Life in Pieces - "Annulled Roommate Pill Shower" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Heather and Tim enlist Clementine’s unusual parents, Mary-Lynn (Megan Mullally) and Spencer (Nick Offerman), to help convince Clementine and Tyler to annul their unexpected marriage. Also, Tommy moves in with Colleen, to the chagrin of her roommate, Dougie (Fortune Feimster); John and Joan run into “complications” after John takes the wrong dose of his daily pill; and Jen and Greg keep a secret from the family.

Superstore - "Halloween Theft" (NBC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Dina (Lauren Ash) throws a wrench in everyone's Halloween plans when something goes missing from the store and declares that no employee can leave until someone confesses to stealing. Amy (America Ferrera) is determined to find out who is responsible because she doesn't want to miss trick-or-treating with her daughter and Mateo (Nico Santos) prepares for his secret date with Jeff (recurring guest star Michael Bunin). Meanwhile, Jonah (Ben Feldman) and Cheyenne (Nichole Bloom) struggle to bond until they discover they have more in common than they thought. Garrett (Colton Dunn) has a difficult time defending himself during the store-wide investigation.

The Good Place - "Most Improved Player" (NBC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Michael (Ted Danson) has a private meeting with Eleanor (Kristen Bell). Meanwhile, Chidi (William Jackson Harper), who has been harboring a secret, contemplates what to do.

Better Things - "Scary Fun" (FX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Sam makes a point.

Complete TV Listings

Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of October 24)

Thursday, October 27

  • Martin Short (Mulaney/The Martin Short Show) - Catch Martin on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Mary-Louise Parker (Weeds) - Mary-Louise visits The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • January Jones (The Last Man on Earth) - January appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Lauren Lapkus (Clipped/Are You There, Chelsea?) - Lauren is a guest on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Abbi Jacobson (Broad City) - Abbi visits Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Ron Howard (Happy Days/The Andy Griffith Show) - Ron appears on Chelsea on Netflix. He also talks about Inferno on NBC's Today in the 10am hour and on the AOL Build Show at 2:30pm.
  • Nathan Lane (Modern Family/Charlie Lawrence/Encore! Encore!), John Goodman (Roseanne/Normal, Ohio) and John Slattery (Maggie) - They talk about Broadway's The Front Page on The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Joel McHale (The Great Indoors/Community) - Joel guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Miley Cyrus (Hannah Montana) - Miley is a guest on LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Eva Longoria (Telenovela) - Eva appears on The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • Angelique Cabral (Life in Pieces/Enlisted) - Angelique talks about Life in Pieces on the AOL Build Show at 11am.