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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Thursday, August 17

The Big Bang Theory - "The Allowance Evaporation" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Sheldon and Amy have their first fight since moving in together, and Koothrappali is shocked at the realities of financial independence when he stops receiving support from his father.

Kevin Can Wait - "Kenny Can Wait" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Kevin strikes up an unlikely friendship with Harry Connick Jr., but gets caught in a web of lies trying to impress his new friend. Harry Connick Jr. guest stars as himself.

Great News - "Snowmageddon of the Century" (NBC, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
After organizing a poorly attended staff karaoke night, Carol (Andrea Martin) is convinced that everyone at "The Breakdown" needs some office bonding time. When Greg (Adam Campbell) refuses to help, Carol enlists the help of God, causing a huge snowstorm to trap everyone in the building overnight. Chuck (John Michael Higgins) takes an interest in working with Katie (Briga Heelan), which Portia (Nicole Richie) convinces Katie is romantic.

The Guest Book - "Story Four" (TBS, 10:30PM ET/PT)
Christy heads up to the mountains to try and bond with her new boyfriend Paul and his 8-year-old daughter, but she self-medicates because of her anxiety and ends up revealing some skeletons in her closet.

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Thursday, August 17

  • Jay Ellis (Insecure/The Game) - Catch Jay on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Rami Malek (The War at Home) - Rami appears on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Kathryn Hahn (I Love Dick/Happyish/Transparent) - Kathryn is a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Michael Rapaport (Atypical/The War at Home) - Michael stops by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep/The New Adventures of Old Christine/Seinfeld) - Julia visits The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Ray Romano (Everybody Loves Raymond) - Ray drops by The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Fred Savage (The Grinder/Working/The Wonder Years) - Fred appears on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Sherri Shepherd (Trial & Error/Sherri/Less Than Perfect) - Sherri is a guest on a repeat of The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Yara Shahidi (black-ish) - Yara shares her thoughts on the Emmy nominations and her new ‘girl power’ campaign on People Now at 8:30am.
  • Marlon Wayans (Marlon/The Wayans Bros.) - Marlon discusses his new Netflix show Naked on People Now at 8:30am.
  • Christopher Meloni (Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later/Surviving Jack/The Fanelli Boys) - Christopher will be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Aziz Ansari (Parks and Recreation) - Aziz makes his Chew debut and cooks with Mario Batali on a repeat of ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Wendi McClendon-Covey (The Goldbergs/Rules of Engagmenet/Reno 911!) - Wendi teams up with Clinton Kelly for a delicious bite on a repeat of ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Demi Lovato (Sonny with a Chance) - Demi can be heard on The Morning Mash Up on SiriusXM at 9:15am.
  • Drake Bell (Drake & Josh) - Drake performs on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Ellie Kemper (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt) - Ellie talks about Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Tasha Smith (Tyler Perry's For Better or Worse/The Tom Show/Boston Common) - Tasha talks about TV One's When Love Kills on the AOL Build Show at 3pm.