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


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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Tuesday, May 23

Downward Dog - "Boundaries" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When Nan installs an automatic dog door so she can take away Jason’s key but still keep him as Martin’s dog walker, Martin is convinced he can suddenly open doors with his mind, and the new-found power goes to his head.  Meanwhile at work, Nan’s boss is unable to understand the new ad campaign Nan sold to the corporate bosses, and he spirals into confusion.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine - "The Bank Job" / "Crime & Punishment" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
As Jake and Rosa continue their search for a bank-robbing operation with Lieutenant Hawkins (guest star Gina Gershon), they realize there’s more to her team than meets the eye. After discovering a dangerous secret, they call for back-up from Holt and Pimento (guest star Jason Mantzoukas). Meanwhile, Boyle objects to Gina’s new boyfriend (guest star Ryan Phillipe). Then, Jake and Rosa are framed for a crime they didn’t commit, it’s up to the Nine-Nine to find a way to bust them out.

Great News - "Carol Has a Bully" (NBC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Carol (Andrea Martin) has a midterm she must pass in order to keep her internship. Katie (Briga Heelan) needs to choose between helping her mom and focusing on her hacking story, which she can't seem to crack. Meanwhile, Greg's (Adam Campbell) wealthy estranged grandmother (guest star Christina Pickles) pays a visit to the office. Chuck (John Michael Higgins) finds her cold and cruel, but almost immediately falls in love with her.

Great News - "Carol's Eleven" (NBC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Katie (Briga Heelan) makes a huge discovery about the story she's been chasing and, with the help of Carol (Andrea Martin) and the rest of the staff, concocts a scheme to get the story out. Greg (Adam Campbell) struggles with balancing his conflicting loyalties to his family, co-workers and conscience.

Mann & Wife - "Mann, Shut Yo Mouth" (Bounce TV, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Struggling to solve a tough case, an exhausted Daniel falls asleep and wakes up in a 70's blaxploitation cop show.

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Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of May 22)

Tuesday, May 23

  • Terry Crews (Brooklyn Nine-Nine/Are We There Yet?/Everybody Hates Chris) - Catch Terry on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Rob Huebel (Trasparent/Burning Love) - Rob appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Al Madrigal (About a Boy/Welcome to The Captain/Gary Unmarried), Andrew Santino (I'm Dying Up Here/Sin City Saints) and Erik Griffin (I'm Dying Up Here) - Al, Andrew and Erik are guests on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Ari Graynor (I'm Dying Up Here/Bad Teacher) - Ari stops by Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Nick Kroll (The League/Cavemen) - Nick visits Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Ben Falcone (Nobodies/A to Z/Joey) - Ben drops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Abigail Breslin (Scream Queens) - Abigail appears on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Mayim Bialik (The Big Bang Theory/Blossom) - Mayim talks about her new book Girling Up: How to Be Strong, Smart and Spectacular and The Big Bang Theory on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • William Shatner ($#*! My Dad Says) - William is a guest on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Kyle Chandler (What About Joan?) - Kyle teams up with Clinton Kelly to grill up a great entrĂ©e on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Nicole Byer ( Loosely Exactly Nicole) - Nicole is a guest on Steve Harvey, so check your local listings.
  • The Love Boat Cast - The cast of The Love Boat reunites on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.
  • Debra Messing (Will & Grace) - Debra chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Zoe Lister-Jones (Life in Pieces/Friends with Better Lives/Whitney) - Zoe talks about her new comedy Band Aid on the AOL Build Show 1pm.
  • Jamie Foxx (The Jamie Foxx Show) - Jamie talks about Beat Shazam on AOL Build Show 4pm.