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

Tuesday, December 12

The Middle - "The Christmas Miracle" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
It’s Christmastime, and Frankie and Sue are devastated after Axl informs them that he’s not going to church this year because he’s beginning to question his faith. Meanwhile, Mike goes to war with the Glossner kids after they keep defacing his new, giant inflatable snowman; and Brick goes all out in an attempt to wrap his first present for a planned Christmas Yankee Swap.

Fresh Off the Boat - "Do You Hear What I Hear?" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
As head of the HOA Christmas committee, Jessica threatens to cut the neighborhood caroling this year due to last year’s rocky performance. However, Deirdre says that her friend Holly (Paula Abdul), who teaches “Performance and Movement,” will help get everyone into tip-top, melodic shape. Meanwhile, Marvin becomes suspicious of Honey when she goes to see “Titanic” at the movies without him; Nicole develops her first girl crush and struggles with how to get her attention.

black-ish - "Sugar Daddy" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Dre is diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes and after talking to Pops, he’s resolved to curing himself. Things come to a head at the Stevens & Lido holiday party. Meanwhile, Jack is convinced that baby Devante hates him, so he enlists Junior and Diane’s help.

The Mayor - "Grey Christmas" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
After visiting a homeless shelter on Christmas Eve, Courtney realizes things for the needy could be improved and pledges to make it a joyous Christmas that every family deserves. But when he learns he doesn’t have the budget to deliver on his promise, Courtney loses hope and his holiday spirit which leads to a magical “It’s A Wonderful Life” moment that makes him realize he has the gift needed to pull off a Christmas miracle.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine - "Game Night" / "The Favor" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Rosa asks for Jake's help to deliver important information to her parents, but their plan goes awry when they assume the two are in a relationship; Seamus Murphy comes back to redeem an ethically questionable favor owed by Capt. Holt.

Teachers - "Let It Flow" (TV Land, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Ms. Cannon discovers that one of her students is an artistic prodigy. Mrs. Adler and Ms. Watson take the mini-society competition to a new level.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of December 11)

Tuesday, December 12

  • Tom Hanks (Bosom Buddies) - Catch Tom on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. He also talks about The Post on CBS This Morning sometime between 7-9am.
  • Jane Krakowski (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt/30 Rock) - Jane appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Ari Graynor (I'm Dying Up Here/Bad Teacher) - Ari is a guest on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Niecy Nash (The Soul Man/Getting On/Do Not Disturb/Reno 911!) - Niecy visits The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Bill Pullman (1600 Penn) - Bill stops by Steve, so check your local listings.
  • Miles Brown (black-ish) - Miles appears on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Ana Gasteyer (People of Earth/Lady Dynamite/Suburgatory) - Ana talks about Fox's A Christmas Story Live! on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Noah Galvin (The Real O'Neals) - Noah talks about Dear Evan Hansen on the BUILD Series at 4pm.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (November/December)

The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Third Season Living Single - The Complete Third Season Alice - The Complete Sixth Season One Day at a Time - The Complete Series Fuller House - The Complete Second Season

11/07 - American Dad! - Volume 12
11/07 - Family Guy - Season Fifteen
11/07 - The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Third Season
11/14 - D.C. Follies - The Complete Series
11/21 - Living Single - The Complete Third Season
11/24 - Grandfathered - Season 1
12/05 - Alice - The Complete Sixth Season
12/05 - One Day at a Time - The Complete Series
12/05 - The Simpsons - The Eighteenth Season
12/05 - South Park - The Complete First Season (Blu-ray) / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5
12/12 - Fuller House - The Complete Second Season
12/19 - South Park - The Complete Sixth Season (Blu-ray) / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11
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