Sunday, December 13, 2015

Week 12 TV Ratings and Analysis; How the Sitcoms Did

2015-16 Week 12 TV Ratings (first four nights Mon-Thu): 

Households: #1. NBC 5.57/9 rating/share (-3% in rating from first four nights week 11); #2. CBS  5.43/9 (-10%); #3. ABC 2.70/5 (-15%); #4. Fox 2.06/3 (-25%); #5. The CW 1.10/2 (-8%).
Total Viewers: #1. NBC 8.837 million (-7% from first four nights week 11); #2. CBS 8.719 million (-10%); #3. ABC 4.377million (-16%); #4. Fox 3.239 million (-26%); #5. The CW 1.723 million (-11%).
Adults 18-49: #1. NBC 1.77/6 rating/share (-25% in rating from first four nights week 11); #2. CBS 1.74/6 (-23%); #3. ABC 1.21/4 (-9%); #4. Fox 0.93/3 (-33%); #5. The CW 0.63/2 (-14%).

We have previous week's final ratings, Week 11 (11/30/15-12/6/15, LIVE+SD). NBC won the week in A18-49, thanks to Sunday Night Football of course, as NBC did a 2.43 rating.  Fox was #2 with a 2.05 rating boosted by an NFL overrun on Sunday. CBS was #3 with a 1.65 rating, while ABC was #4 with a 1.43 rating.  Among total viewers, NBC was also #1 with 8.923 million, with CBS #2 at 8.356 million.  Fox was #3 with 6.446 million and ABC at #4 with 5.368 million.

For season to-date (9/21/15-12/10/15, LIVE+SD), NBC is #1 in A18-49 with a 2.41 rating, followed by CBS at #2 with a 1.95 rating. Fox at #3 with a 1.70 rating and ABC at #4 with a 1.57 rating. Among total viewers it is CBS #1 at 9.748 million, followed by NBC at #2 with 8.626 million, ABC #3 with 6.257 million and Fox #4 with 5.356 million.

Back to week 12 (Dec. 7-13), 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 12 (Dec. 7-13) Analysis















Last Sunday (Dec. 6)(Week 11)This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
60 MinutesCBS7:00PM8,676,00014,332,000 (5,656,000)1.092.58 (1.49)
America's Funniest VideosABC7:00PM4,416,0005,358,000 (942,000)0.730.97 (0.24)vs. REPEAT
Breakthrough PrizeFox7:00PM
1,404,000 (1,404,000)
0.40 (0.40)
The SimpsonsFox7:00PM

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Football Night in AmericaNBC7:30PM2,681,0003,081,000 (400,000)0.750.91 (0.16)
The OTFox7:50PM16,763,000
16,763,000 5.79
5.79
60 MinutesCBS8:00PM9,331,0009,960,000 (629,000)1.161.25 (0.09)REPEAT vs. Madam
Once Upon a TimeABC8:00PM4,561,0004,379,000 182,000 1.331.35 (0.02)
Football Night in AmericaNBC8:00PM9,034,00012,648,000 (3,614,000)2.974.08 (1.11)
The SimpsonsFox8:15PM5,528,0002,319,000 3,209,000 2.341.00 1.34 vs. REPEAT
Sunday Night FootballNBC8:30PM19,185,00025,188,000 (6,003,000)6.718.49 (1.78)831-1118P
Brooklyn Nine-NineFox8:45PM3,945,0002,243,000 1,702,000 1.730.93 0.80 vs. Ice Age
Sinatra at 100CBS9:00PM8,782,000
8,782,000 0.83
0.83 9-11P
The Good WifeCBS9:00PM
7,948,000 (7,948,000)
0.95 (0.95)
Blood & OilABC9:00PM3,234,0003,203,000 31,000 0.880.87 0.01
Family GuyFox9:15PM3,631,0002,144,000 1,487,000 1.660.85 0.81 vs. REPEAT
Last Man on EarthFox9:45PM3,577,0001,833,000 1,744,000 1.350.60 0.75 vs. REPEAT
CSI: CyberCBS10:00PM

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QuanticoABC10:00PM4,390,0004,072,000 318,000 1.191.24 (0.05)
DatelineNBC10:00PM

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Monday

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
SupergirlCBS8:00PM7,665,0008,019,000 (354,000)1.531.64 (0.11)
Great Xmas Light FightABC8:00PM5,139,000
5,139,000 1.20
1.20 PREMIERE 8-10P
Charlie Brown 50thABC8:00PM
7,184,000 (7,184,000)
1.78 (1.78)
The VoiceNBC8:00PM12,248,00012,560,000 (312,000)2.782.81 (0.03)8-10P
Paley: TV's Funniest AnimatedFox8:00PM1,668,000
1,668,000 0.62
0.62 8-10P
GothamFox8:00PM
4,508,000 (4,508,000)
1.57 (1.57)
The FlashCW8:00PM1,038,0001,002,000 36,000 0.330.34 (0.01)REPEAT vs. Crazy Ex
ScorpionCBS9:00PM9,303,000
9,303,000 1.711.11 0.60 vs. REPEAT
Charlie Brown XmasABC9:00PM
7,330,000 (7,330,000)
1.98 (1.98)
Minority ReportFox9:00PM
2,206,000 (2,206,000)
0.72 (0.72)
ArrowCW9:00PM958,000777,000 181,000 0.300.19 0.11 REPEAT vs. Holiday Comms(R)
NCIS LACBS10:00PM9,523,0007,466,000 2,057,000 1.441.12 0.32 vs. REPEAT
Great Holiday BakingABC10:00PM3,724,0004,377,000 (653,000)0.931.17 (0.24)
TelenovelaNBC10:00PM5,338,0007,206,000 (1,868,000)1.401.98 (0.58)PREMIERE vs. Superstore
TelenovelaNBC10:30PM3,350,0005,350,000 (2,000,000)0.861.62 (0.76)vs. Superstore
BlindspotNBC10:00PM

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Tuesday

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
NCISCBS8:00PM11,414,0009,024,000 2,390,000 1.412.36 (0.95)REPEAT vs. Rudolph(R)
The MuppetsABC8:00PM3,812,0003,781,000 31,000 1.061.05 0.01
The VoiceNBC8:00PM13,129,00012,127,000 1,002,000 2.762.57 0.19
Scream QueensFox8:00PM2,526,000
2,526,000 0.94
0.94 8-10P
GrandfatheredFox8:00PM
3,111,000 (3,111,000)
0.91 (0.91)
The FlashCW8:00PM3,554,0003,937,000 (383,000)1.261.42 (0.16)
Fresh off the BoatABC8:30PM3,942,0003,661,000 281,000 1.181.25 (0.07)
The GrinderFox8:30PM
2,401,000 (2,401,000)
0.68 (0.68)
NCIS: New OrleansCBS9:00PM9,370,0004,864,000 4,506,000 1.321.04 0.28 REPEAT vs. Limitless(R)
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.ABC9:00PM3,849,0003,844,000 5,000 1.351.35 -
Chicago MedNBC9:00PM9,595,0009,874,000 (279,000)2.102.00 0.10
Scream QueensFox9:00PM
2,398,000 (2,398,000)
0.90 (0.90)
iZombieCW9:00PM1,367,0001,547,000 (180,000)0.480.61 (0.13)
Victoria's Secret Fashion ShowCBS10:00PM6,603,0005,839,000 764,000 2.320.91 1.41 vs. NCIS NO(R)
Shark TankABC10:00PM2,421,0002,695,000 (274,000)0.690.85 (0.16)REPEAT
Chicago FireNBC10:00PM9,134,0008,623,000 511,000 2.001.88 0.12










Wednesday
This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
SurvivorCBS8:00PM9,906,0009,422,000 484,000 2.332.10 0.23
The MiddleABC8:00PM8,058,0007,637,000 421,000 1.992.04 (0.05)
Matt Franco's MagicNBC8:00PM4,523,000
4,523,000 0.96
0.96 REPEAT 8-10P
Xmas Rockfeller CenterNBC8:00PM
8,071,000 (8,071,000)
1.53 (1.53)
EmpireFox8:00PM3,377,0005,043,000 (1,666,000)0.981.46 (0.48)REPEAT vs. Rosewood
ArrowCW8:00PM2,820,0003,664,000 (844,000)1.011.38 (0.37)
The GoldbergsABC8:30PM7,017,0006,458,000 559,000 1.992.05 (0.06)
Criminal MindsCBS9:00PM9,273,0008,752,000 521,000 1.921.56 0.36
Modern FamilyABC9:00PM8,197,0007,350,000 847,000 2.632.39 0.24
Grinch Stole XmasNBC9:00PM
5,604,000 (5,604,000)
1.46 (1.46)
Law & Order: SVUNBC9:00PM

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Taraji & Terrence's HolidaysFox9:00PM5,099,00011,812,000 (6,713,000)1.474.52 (3.05)vs. Empire
SupernaturalCW9:00PM1,896,0001,997,000 (101,000)0.740.85 (0.11)
black-ishABC9:30PM5,970,0005,446,000 524,000 1.691.63 0.06
SNL XmasNBC9:30PM
4,417,000 (4,417,000)
1.44 (1.44)
Code BlackCBS10:00PM8,384,0008,495,000 (111,000)1.451.47 (0.02)
NashvilleABC10:00PM4,137,0004,172,000 (35,000)0.830.91 (0.08)
IllusionistsNBC10:00PM3,527,000
3,527,000 0.92
0.92










Thursday
This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:00PM15,269,00010,821,000 4,448,000 3.813.38 0.43 vs. NFL Pre
Toy Story SpecialABC8:00PM3,327,000
3,327,000 0.93
0.93
Toy Story Time ForgotABC8:00PM
4,015,000 (4,015,000)
0.86 (0.86)
Michael Buble XmasNBC8:00PM7,260,000
7,260,000 1.15
1.15
The Wiz Live!NBC8:00PM
11,498,000 (11,498,000)
3.38 (3.38)
BonesFox8:00PM4,627,0003,457,000 1,170,000 0.940.54 0.40 REPEAT
The Vampire DiariesCW8:00PM1,178,0001,314,000 (136,000)0.520.54 (0.02)
Thursday Night NFLCBS8:30PM
17,845,000 (17,845,000)
5.26 (5.26)
Life In PiecesCBS8:30PM8,240,000
8,240,000 1.95
1.95
Shrek the HallsABC8:30PM
4,145,000 (4,145,000)
0.98 (0.98)
MomCBS9:00PM6,870,000
6,870,000 1.60
1.60
ABC Movie: Toy StoryABC9:00PM3,127,0005,797,000 (2,670,000)1.040.92 0.12 9-11P vs. CMA Xmas
Dolly Parton's Coat of Many ColorsNBC9:00PM13,028,000
13,028,000 1.84
1.84 9-11P
BonesFox9:00PM4,423,0003,003,000 1,420,000 0.950.58 0.37 REPEAT
The OriginalsCW9:00PM970,0001,171,000 (201,000)0.430.50 (0.07)
2 Broke GirlsCBS9:30PM5,701,000
5,701,000 1.51
1.51
ElementaryCBS10:00PM5,004,000
5,004,000 0.96
0.96
Last Man StandingABC10:00PM

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The PlayerNBC10:00PM

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Friday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
The Amazing RaceCBS8:00PM6,174,0005,754,000 420,000 1.001.15 (0.15)FINALE
Last Man StandingABC8:00PM6,801,0006,669,000 132,000 1.301.33 (0.03)
UndateableNBC8:00PM2,738,0002,864,000 (126,000)0.700.78 (0.08)
MasterChef JrFox8:00PM3,805,0003,514,000 291,000 1.200.96 0.24
Hollywood Xmas ParadeCW8:00PM1,146,000
1,146,000 0.30
0.30 8-10P
ReignCW8:00PM
1,039,000 (1,039,000)
0.29 (0.29)
Dr. KenABC8:30PM4,857,0005,317,000 (460,000)1.101.17 (0.07)
Truth Be ToldNBC8:30PM2,075,0002,268,000 (193,000)0.600.64 (0.04)
Hawaii Five-0CBS9:00PM8,076,0005,974,000 2,102,000 1.000.81 0.19 vs. REPEAT
Shark TankABC9:00PM5,981,0006,164,000 (183,000)1.401.62 (0.22)
GrimmNBC9:00PM3,624,0003,694,000 (70,000)0.900.80 0.10
World's FunniestFox9:00PM1,935,0002,015,000 (80,000)0.700.64 0.06
America's Next Top ModelCW9:00PM
1,157,000 (1,157,000)
0.35 (0.35)
Blue BloodsCBS10:00PM9,872,0007,590,000 2,282,000 1.100.84 0.26 vs. REPEAT
20/20ABC10:00PM4,542,0004,939,000 (397,000)0.901.25 (0.35)
DatelineNBC10:00PM4,100,0004,361,000 (261,000)0.900.94 (0.04)










Saturday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
Rudolph Red NosedCBS8:00PM4,600,0004,341,000 259,000 1.300.82 0.48 REPEAT vs. Crimetime
ABC Movie: Mary PoppinsABC8:00PM4,650,0006,919,000 (2,269,000)0.902.30 (1.40)8-11P vs. College Football
Caught on Camera Nick CannonNBC8:00PM1,800,000
1,800,000 0.30
0.30
It's a Wonderful LifeNBC8:00PM
3,411,000 (3,411,000)
0.61 (0.61)
GothamFox8:00PM960,000
960,000 0.20
0.20 REPEAT
College FootballFox8:00PM
9,818,000 (9,818,000)
3.00 (3.00)
NBC Premier BoxingNBC8:30PM1,850,000
1,850,000 0.40
0.40 830-11P
Flight Before XmasCBS9:00PM3,290,0004,639,000 (1,349,000)0.800.79 0.01 REPEAT vs. Crimetime
RosewoodFox9:00PM1,300,000
1,300,000 0.30
0.30 REPEAT
48 Hours MysteryCBS10:00PM4,030,0005,042,000 (1,012,000)0.700.96 (0.26)
SNL(R) NBC10:00PM

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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 12 (Dec. 7-13) 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 TheoryCBS8:00PMThu15,269,0003.81
Modern FamilyABC9:00PMWed8,197,0002.63
The SimpsonsFox8:15PMSun5,528,0002.34
The GoldbergsABC8:30PMWed7,017,0001.99
The MiddleABC8:00PMWed8,058,0001.99
Life In PiecesCBS8:30PMThu8,240,0001.95
Brooklyn Nine-NineFox8:45PMSun3,945,0001.73
black-ishABC9:30PMWed5,970,0001.69
Family GuyFox9:15PMSun3,631,0001.66
MomCBS9:00PMThu6,870,0001.60
2 Broke GirlsCBS9:30PMThu5,701,0001.51
TelenovelaNBC10:00PMMon5,338,0001.40PREMIERE
The Last Man on EarthFox9:45PMSun3,577,0001.35
Last Man StandingABC8:00PMFri6,801,0001.3
Fresh off the BoatABC8:30PMTue3,942,0001.18
Dr. KenABC8:30PMFri4,857,0001.1
The MuppetsABC8:00PMTue3,812,0001.06
TelenovelaNBC10:30PMMon3,350,0000.86
UndatelableNBC8:00PMFri2,378,0000.7
Truth Be ToldNBC8:30PMFri2,075,0000.6
SuperstoreNBC10:00PMMon

preempted
GrandfatheredFox8:00PMTue

preempted
The GrinderFox8:30PMTue

preempted
Bob's BurgersFox7:30PMSun

preempted
The SimpsonsFox7:00PMSun

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

Monday, October 22

The Neighborhood - "Welcome to the Housewarming" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Dave and Gemma decide to invite the Butlers to their housewarming party. However, when everyone but Calvin accepts, Dave decides he’s finally had enough of Calvin’s refusal to welcome him to town.

Happy Together - "About Your Parents" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When Claire gets sick, Jake is determined to prove that he can take care of her without relying on her parents, Bonnie and Gerald.

Andi Mack - "It's a Dilemma" (Disney Channel, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Andi's plans for a group outing with Buffy, Cyrus and Jonah are interrupted by Walker; Bowie's new guitar student proves to be a challenge; Cyrus seeks an alternative to P.E. and ends up in a dance class.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of October 22)

Monday, October 22

  • Juliette Lewis (Camping/A Family for Joe/I Married Dora) - Watch Juliette on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Sarah Silverman (The Sarah Silverman Program) - Sarah appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. She will also be on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Scott Bakula (Murphy Brown/Eisenhower and Lutz/Gung Ho) - Scott drops by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. He will also be on CBS This Morning sometime between 7-9am.
  • Ike Barinholtz (The Mindy Project) - Ike is a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Dakota Johnson (Ben and Kate) - Dakota visits The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Craig Robinson (Ghosted/Mr. Robinson/The Office) - Craig stops by Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Aubrey Plaza (Parks and Recreation) - Aubrey appears on Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Mary McCormack (The Kids Are Alright/Welcome to the Family) - Mary drops by Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo. She will also be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Wendi McLendon-Covey (The Goldbergs/Rules of Engagement/Reno 911!) - Wendi chats on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Jada Pinkett Smith (A Different World) - Jada talks about the Facebook Watch series Red Table Talk on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Finesse Mitchell (A.N.T. Farm) - Finesse visits The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Malcolm-Jamal Warner (The Cosby Show/Here and Now/Malcolm and Eddie/Listen Up!/Reed Between the Lines) - Malcolm-Jamal appears on ABC's GMA Day at 1pm.
  • Cedric Yarbrough (Speechless/Reno 911!) - Cedric is a guest on People Now at 12pm.
  • Nico Tortorella (Younger) - Nico is a guest on the BUILD Series at 12pm.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (September/October)

The Big Bang Theory - The Complete Eleventh Season The Middle - The Complete Ninth Season Modern Family - The Complete Ninth Season Step by Step - The Complete Second Season Perfect Strangers - The Complete Fifth Season

09/04 - It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia - The Complete Season 12
09/04 - Mom - The Complete Fifth Season
09/04 - Silicon Valley - The Complete Fifth Season
09/04 - Superstore - Season Three
09/04 - Young Sheldon - The Complete First Season
09/11 - The Big Bang Theory - The Complete Eleventh Season (Blu-ray)
09/11 - The Middle - The Complete Ninth Season
09/11 - Modern Family - The Complete Ninth Season
09/11 - People of Earth - The Complete Second Season
09/18 - Community - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
09/18 - Step by Step - The Complete Second Season
09/18 - You're the Worst - The Complete Fourth Season
09/25 - Blondie - The Complete 1957 Television Series
09/25 - Perfect Strangers - The Complete Fifth Season
10/02 - The Beverly Hillbillies - The Official Fifth Season
10/02 - The Love Boat - Season Four - Volume One / Volume Two
10/02 - Saved by the Bell - The Complete Collection
10/16 - Police Squad! - TV and Movie Collection
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