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


New on DVD/Blu-ray (March/April)

The Jamie Foxx Show - The Complete Second Season What I Like About You - The Complete Second Season Newhart - The Final (Eighth) Season Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Fifth Season Father Knows Best - Season Five

03/03 - The Dick Van Dyke Show - Now... In Living Color! (Blu-ray)
03/07 - The Jamie Foxx Show - The Complete Second Season
03/07 - Mama's Family - Mama's Favorites
03/07 - That '70s Show - The Complete Series - Flashback Edition (Blu-ray)
03/07 - What I Like About You - The Complete Second Season
03/07 - You Me Her - Season One
03/14 - Newhart - The Final (Eighth) Season
03/14 - Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt - Season Two
03/21 - Master of None - Season One
04/04 - Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Fifth Season
04/11 - Father Knows Best - Season Five
04/11 - Schitt's Creek - The Complete Third Season
04/11 - Silicon Valley - The Complete Third Season (Blu-ray)
04/11 - Veep - The Complete Fifth Season
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Sunday, April 30

Bob's Burgers - "Like Gene for Chocolate" (Fox, 7:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Gene learns that the formula for his favorite chocolate has changed, he works with the head of the company in an attempt to remedy the situation. Meanwhile, Bob gets wrapped up in one of Teddy’s less-than-perfect plans.

Bob's Burgers - "Thelma & Louise Except Thelma Is Linda" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT)
After Louise gets in trouble at school, Linda is forced to meet with Mr. Frond (guest voice David Herman) and potentially could lose her hard-earned position as the Wagstaff bake sale leader. When she finds out that her daughter was actually trying to help another student, Linda is torn between following school policy or her own moral code.

The Simpsons - "Looking for Mr. Goodbart" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Bart gets in trouble on Grandparents Day at school and is forced to hang out with Skinner’s mother as punishment. After spending time with various grandmas in the neighborhood, he learns the benefits of hanging out with the elderly, but eventually recognizes the dangers of taking advantage of them. Meanwhile, Peekimon Get has taken over the town of Springfield.

Making History - "Night Cream" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
With the ever-present threat of losing tenure looming over him, Chris reaches out to John Hancock and Samuel Adams to help spice things up in the classroom in 2017. Meanwhile, Deb's dream of re-opening Chadwick's ice cream parlor is finally coming to fruition, but Dan has a few marketing ideas of his own.

Family Guy - "The Peter Principal" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Peter becomes the temporary principal at the high school, and Meg uses his new power to get even with her bullies. Meanwhile, Brian and Stewie open a bed & breakfast that quickly turns into a brothel.

The Last Man on Earth - "The Big Day" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Tandy and Gail face off in a major disagreement, on which the whole group must weigh in, and Carol is forced to choose a side. Meanwhile, Melissa, Todd and Erica each have major milestone moments.

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Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of May 1)

Sunday, April 30

  • NeNe Leakes (The New Normal) - Catch NeNe on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
Monday, May 1
  • Chris Pratt (Parks and Recreation) - Watch Chris on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. He will also be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am and LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • America Ferrera (Superstore) - America drops by Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Ike Barinholtz (The Mindy Project) - Ike appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Joel McHale (The Great Indoors/Community) - Joel is a guest on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Jake Johnson (New Girl) - Jake visits The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Hank Azaria (Brockmire/The Simpsons/Free Agents) - Hank stops by Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Al Madrigal (About a Boy/Welcome to the Captain/Gary Unmarried) - Al appears on Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Kevin Nealon (Man with a Plan/Weeds/Hiller and Diller/Champs) - Kevin is a guest on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Ashton Kutcher (The Ranch/Two and a Half Men/That '70s Show) - Ashton appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Allison Janney (Mom/Mr. Sunshine) - Allison teams up with Mario Batali to make a cheesy, decadent Gnocchi Al Telefono and dishes about her new Broadway show on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Charlie Hunnam (Undeclared) - Charlie will be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am. He will also be on the AOL Build Show at 11:15am.
  • Nick Robinson (Melissa & Joey) - Nick talks about his new film Everything, Everything on the AOL Build Show at 1pm.
  • Jodie Sweetin (Hollywood Darlings/Fuller House/Full House) - Jodie is a guest on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.