Sunday, December 20, 2015

Week 13 TV Ratings and Analysis; How the Sitcoms Did

2015-16 Week 13 TV Ratings (first four nights Mon-Thu): 

Households: #1. CBS 5.84/10 rating/share (+8% in rating from first four nights week 12); #2. NBC  4.82/8 (-13%); #3. ABC 2.52/4 (-7%); #4. Fox 1.30/2 (-37%); #5. The CW 0.67/1 (-39%).
Total Viewers: #1. CBS 9.488 million (+9% from first four nights week 12); #2. NBC 7.790 million (-12%); #3. ABC 3.965 million (-9%); #4. Fox 1.979 million (-39%); #5. The CW 1.016 million (-41%).
Adults 18-49: #1. CBS 1.83/6 rating/share (+5% in rating from first four nights week 12); #2. NBC 1.80/6 (+2%); #3. ABC 0.97/3 (-20%); #4. Fox 0.51/2 (-45%); #5. The CW 0.33/1 (-48%).

We have previous week's final ratings, Week 12 (12/7/15-12/13/15, LIVE+SD). NBC won the week in A18-49, thanks to Sunday Night Football of course, as NBC did a 2.13 rating.  CBS was #2 with a 1.43 rating. Fox was #3 with a 1.35 rating as it was boosted by an NFL overrrun, while ABC was #4 with a 1.11 rating.  Among total viewers, NBC was also #1 with 8.611 million, with CBS #2 at 8.011 million.  ABC was #3 with 4.513 million and Fox at #4 with 4.286 million.

For season to-date (9/21/15-12/17/15, LIVE+SD), NBC is #1 in A18-49 with a 2.39 rating, followed by CBS at #2 with a 1.91 rating. Fox at #3 with a 1.66 rating and ABC at #4 with a 1.52 rating. Among total viewers it is CBS #1 at 9.626 million, followed by NBC at #2 with 8.578 million, ABC #3 with 6.100 million and Fox #4 with 5.227 million.

Back to week 13 (Dec. 14-20), 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 13 (Dec. 14-20) Analysis















Last Sunday (Dec. 13)(Week 12)This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
60 MinutesCBS7:00PM10,653,0008,676,0001,977,000 1.501.090.41
America's Funniest VideosABC7:00PM5,264,0004,416,000848,000 0.880.730.15
The SimpsonsFox7:00PM

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Football Night in AmericaNBC7:30PM5,691,0002,681,0003,010,000 2.000.751.25
The OTFox7:37PM13,052,00016,763,000(3,711,000)4.335.79(1.46)
Madam SecretaryCBS8:00PM10,136,0009,331,000805,000 1.261.160.10 vs 60 Min(R)
Behind the MagicABC8:00PM3,432,0004,561,000(1,129,000)0.721.33(0.61)vs. Once
Football Night in AmericaNBC8:00PM11,946,0009,034,0002,912,000 3.952.970.98
The SimpsonsFox8:00PM5,970,0005,528,000442,000 2.392.340.05
Sunday Night FootballNBC8:30PM20,993,00019,185,0001,808,000 7.006.710.29 831-1121P
Brooklyn Nine-NineFox8:30PM3,824,0003,945,000(121,000)1.681.73(0.05)
The Good WifeCBS9:00PM8,493,000
8,493,000 1.12
1.12
Sinatra at 100CBS9:00PM
8,782,000(8,782,000)
0.83(0.83)
Blood & OilABC9:00PM3,129,0003,234,000(105,000)0.750.88(0.13)
Family GuyFox9:00PM3,739,0003,631,000108,000 1.721.660.06
Last Man on EarthFox9:30PM3,160,0003,577,000(417,000)1.331.35(0.02)
CSI: CyberCBS10:00PM5,932,000
5,932,000 0.82
0.82
QuanticoABC10:00PM4,557,0004,390,000167,000 1.291.190.10
DatelineNBC10:00PM

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Monday

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
SupergirlCBS8:00PM7,275,0007,665,000(390,000)1.521.53(0.01)
Great Xmas Light FightABC8:00PM4,388,0005,139,000(751,000)1.091.20(0.11)8-10P
The VoiceNBC8:00PM14,033,00012,248,0001,785,000 3.232.780.45 8-10P
GothamFox8:00PM1,338,000
1,338,000 0.41
0.41 REPEAT
Paley: TV's Funniest AnimatedFox8:00PM
1,668,000(1,668,000)
0.62(0.62)
Victoria's Secret Fashion ShowCW8:00PM1,195,0001,038,000157,000 0.380.330.05 vs.Flash(R)
ScorpionCBS9:00PM9,276,0009,303,000(27,000)1.841.710.13
BonesFox9:00PM1,467,000
1,467,000 0.35
0.35 REPEAT
Jane the VirginCW9:00PM983,000958,00025,000 0.350.300.05 REPEAT vs. Arrow(R)
NCIS LACBS10:00PM9,216,0009,523,000(307,000)1.401.44(0.04)
Great Holiday BakingABC10:00PM3,328,0003,724,000(396,000)0.900.93(0.03)
TelenovelaNBC10:00PM
5,338,000(5,338,000)
1.40(1.40)
TelenovelaNBC10:30PM
3,350,000(3,350,000)
0.86(0.86)
Adele Live in NYNBC10:00PM11,274,000
11,274,000 3.00
3.00










Tuesday

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
NCISCBS8:00PM15,531,00011,414,0004,117,000 2.101.410.69 vs. REPEAT
Toy Story of TerrorABC8:00PM3,460,0003,812,000(352,000)1.081.060.02 REPEAT vs Muppets
The VoiceNBC8:00PM8,473,00013,129,000(4,656,000)1.812.76(0.95)REPEAT
GrandfatheredFox8:00PM1,991,000
1,991,000 0.61
0.61 REPEAT
Scream QueensFox8:00PM
2,526,000(2,526,000)
0.94(0.94)
The FlashCW8:00PM1,120,0003,554,000(2,434,000)0.311.26(0.95)REPEAT
Shrek the HallsABC8:30PM3,318,0003,942,000(624,000)1.011.18(0.17)REPEAT vs. Boat
The GrinderFox8:30PM1,533,000
1,533,000 0.46
0.46 REPEAT
NCIS: New OrleansCBS9:00PM12,091,0009,370,0002,721,000 1.661.320.34 vs. REPEAT
I Want a Dog Xmas Charlie BrownABC9:00PM3,286,0003,849,000(563,000)0.991.35(0.36)REPEAT vs. SHIELD
The VoiceNBC9:00PM12,690,000
12,690,000 2.91
2.91 FINALE 9-11P
Chicago MedNBC9:00PM
9,595,000(9,595,000)
2.10(2.10)
GrandfatheredFox9:00PM1,326,000
1,326,000 0.42
0.42 REPEAT
iZombieCW9:00PM557,0001,367,000(810,000)0.180.48(0.30)REPEAT
The GrinderFox9:30PM1,152,000
1,152,000 0.41
0.41 REPEAT
LimitlessCBS10:00PM6,626,0006,603,00023,000 1.262.32(1.06)vs. Victoria
Shark TankABC10:00PM2,475,0002,421,00054,000 0.750.690.06 REPEAT
Chicago FireNBC10:00PM
9,134,000(9,134,000)
2.00(2.00)










Wednesday
This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
SurvivorCBS8:00PM9,454,0009,906,000(452,000)2.202.33(0.13)FINALE 8-1012P vs. 8-9P
The MiddleABC8:00PM5,467,0008,058,000(2,591,000)1.271.99(0.72)REPEAT
Elf Buddy's XmasNBC8:00PM3,010,000
3,010,000 0.78
0.78 REPEAT
Matt Franco's MagicNBC8:00PM
4,523,000(4,523,000)
0.96(0.96)
EmpireFox8:00PM2,734,0003,377,000(643,000)0.750.98(0.23)REPEAT
ArrowCW8:00PM1,114,0002,820,000(1,706,000)0.321.01(0.69)REPEAT
The GoldbergsABC8:30PM4,578,0007,017,000(2,439,000)1.251.99(0.74)REPEAT
Criminal MindsCBS9:00PM
9,273,000(9,273,000)
1.92(1.92)
Modern FamilyABC9:00PM4,824,0008,197,000(3,373,000)1.402.63(1.23)REPEAT
Law & Order: SVUNBC9:00PM3,394,000
3,394,000 0.71
0.71 REPEAT
RosewoodFox9:00PM2,834,0005,099,000(2,265,000)0.641.47(0.83)REPEAT vs. Taraji & Terrence
SupernaturalCW9:00PM949,0001,896,000(947,000)0.340.74(0.40)REPEAT
black-ishABC9:30PM3,986,0005,970,000(1,984,000)1.161.69(0.53)REPEAT
Survivor ReunionCBS10:12PM6,491,0008,384,000(1,893,000)1.651.450.20 vs. Code
Nashville on the RecordABC10:00PM2,522,0004,137,000(1,615,000)0.440.83(0.39)vs. Nashville
Chicago P.D.NBC10:00PM4,598,0003,527,0001,071,000 0.940.920.02 REPEAT vs. Illusionists










Thursday
This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:00PM17,225,00015,269,0001,956,000 4.143.810.33
Prep & LandingABC8:00PM3,388,000
3,388,000 0.82
0.82 REPEAT
Toy Story SpecialABC8:00PM
3,327,000(3,327,000)
0.93(0.93)
Murray Saved XmasNBC8:00PM2,205,0007,260,000(5,055,000)0.531.15(0.62)vs. Buble
American CountryFox8:00PM2,685,0004,627,000(1,942,000)0.510.94(0.43)vs. Bones(R)
Jingle Ball 2015CW8:00PM1,194,000
1,194,000 0.42
0.42 8-930P
The Vampire DiariesCW8:00PM
1,178,000(1,178,000)
0.52(0.52)
Life In PiecesCBS8:30PM10,260,0008,240,0002,020,000 2.241.950.29
Prep & Landing 2ABC8:30PM3,220,000
3,220,000 0.87
0.87 REPEAT
MomCBS9:00PM8,952,0006,870,0002,082,000 1.821.600.22
Modern FamilyABC8:00PM3,220,000
3,220,000 0.87
0.87 REPEAT
ABC Movie: Toy StoryABC9:00PM
3,127,000(3,127,000)
1.04(1.04)
Kelly Clarkson XmasNBC9:00PM3,525,000
3,525,000 0.63
0.63 REPEAT
Dolly Parton's Coat of Many ColorsNBC9:00PM
13,028,000(13,028,000)
1.84(1.84)
World's FunniestFox9:00PM1,775,0004,423,000(2,648,000)0.500.95(0.45)vs. Bones(R)
The OriginalsCW9:00PM
970,000(970,000)
0.43(0.43)
2 Broke GirlsCBS9:30PM6,917,0005,701,0001,216,000 1.611.510.10
Barbara Walters 10 Most...ABC9:30PM6,240,000
6,240,000 1.00
1.00 930-11P
Whose Line Is ItCW9:30PM837,000
837,000 0.28
0.28 REPEAT
ElementaryCBS10:00PM5,915,0005,004,000911,000 1.030.960.07
Last Man StandingABC10:00PM

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Running Wild w/Bear GryllsNBC10:00PM3,548,000
3,548,000 0.92
0.92










Friday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
Frosty the SnowmanCBS8:00PM4,641,000
4,641,000 1.00
1.00 REPEAT
The Amazing RaceCBS8:00PM
6,159,000(6,159,000)
1.05(1.05)
Last Man StandingABC8:00PM4,614,0006,836,000(2,222,000)0.701.27(0.57)REPEAT
Caught on CameraNBC8:00PM3,406,000
3,406,000 0.70
0.70
UndateableNBC8:00PM
2,741,000(2,741,000)
0.72(0.72)
MasterChef JrFox8:00PM3,941,0003,793,000148,000 1.101.17(0.07)
Grandma ReindeerCW8:00PM1,397,000
1,397,000 0.40
0.40 REPEAT
Hollywood Xmas ParadeCW8:00PM
1,405,000(1,405,000)
0.26(0.26)
Frosty ReturnsCBS8:30PM4,096,000
4,096,000 0.90
0.90 REPEAT
Yes, VirginiaABC8:30PM2,627,0004,795,000(2,168,000)0.501.07(0.57)REPEAT vs. Dr. Ken
Truth Be ToldNBC8:30PM
2,088,000(2,088,000)
0.59(0.59)
Home for the HolidaysCBS9:00PM3,286,0008,125,000(4,839,000)0.601.04(0.44)vs. Five-0
Shark TankABC9:00PM3,738,0005,995,000(2,257,000)0.801.35(0.55)REPEAT
DatelineNBC9:00PM5,646,000
5,646,000 1.10
1.10 9-11P
GrimmNBC9:00PM
3,644,000(3,644,000)
0.87(0.87)
World's FunniestFox9:00PM1,803,0001,917,000(114,000)0.600.66(0.06)FINALE
Penn & TellerCW9:00PM1,343,000
1,343,000 0.30
0.30 REPEAT
Blue BloodsCBS10:00PM6,623,0009,946,000(3,323,000)0.801.07(0.27)REPEAT
20/20ABC10:00PM3,326,0004,514,000(1,188,000)0.700.86(0.16)
DatelineNBC10:00PM
4,135,000(4,135,000)
0.91(0.91)










Saturday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
Crimetime SaturdayCBS8:00PM5,150,0004,616,000534,000 0.901.29(0.39)REPEAT vs. Rudolph(R)
ABC News: Democratic DebateABC8:00PM6,710,0004,669,0002,041,000 1.100.940.16 8-11P vs. ABC Movie
The Wiz Live!NBC8:00PM1,590,000
1,590,000 0.40
0.40 REPEAT 8-11P
Caught on Camera Nick CannonNBC8:00PM
1,735,000(1,735,000)
0.31(0.31)
UFC Fight NightFox8:00PM2,280,000
2,280,000 0.90
0.90 8-10P
GothamFox8:00PM
869,000(869,000)
0.20(0.20)
NBC Premier BoxingNBC8:30PM
1,817,000(1,817,000)
0.42(0.42)
Crimetime SaturdayCBS9:00PM5,200,0003,295,0001,905,000 1.100.760.34 REPEAT vs. Flight Xmas
RosewoodFox9:00PM
1,317,000(1,317,000)
0.30(0.30)
48 Hours MysteryCBS10:00PM5,800,0004,040,0001,760,000 1.300.690.61
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 13 (Dec. 14-20) 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 TheoryCBS8:00PMThu17,225,0004.14
The SimpsonsFox8:00PMSun5,970,0002.39
Life In PiecesCBS8:30PMThu10,260,0002.24
MomCBS9:00PMThu8,952,0001.82
Family GuyFox9:00PMSun3,739,0001.72
Brooklyn Nine-NineFox8:30PMSun3,824,0001.68
2 Broke GirlsCBS9:30PMThu6,917,0001.61
Modern FamilyABC9:00PMWed4,824,0001.40REPEAT
The Last Man on EarthFox9:30PMSun3,160,0001.33
The MiddleABC8:00PMWed5,467,0001.27REPEAT
The GoldbergsABC8:30PMWed4,578,0001.25REPEAT
black-ishABC9:30PMWed3,986,0001.16REPEAT
Modern FamilyABC9:00PMThu3,220,0000.87REPEAT
Last Man StandingABC8:00PMFri4,614,0000.7REPEAT
GrandfatheredFox8:00PMTue1,991,0000.61REPEAT
The GrinderFox8:30PMTue1,533,0000.46REPEAT
GrandfatheredFox9:00PMTue1,326,0000.42REPEAT
The GrinderFox9:30PMTue1,152,0000.41REPEAT
TelenovelaNBC8:30PMMon

preempted
Fresh off the BoatABC8:30PMTue

preempted
Dr. KenABC8:30PMFri

preempted
The MuppetsABC8:00PMTue

preempted
UndatelableNBC8:00PMFri

preempted
Truth Be ToldNBC8:30PMFri

preempted
SuperstoreNBC8:00PMMon

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

Thursday, February 21

The Big Bang Theory - "The D&D Vortex" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When the gang finds out Wil Wheaton hosts a celebrity Dungeons and Dragons game involving William Shatner, Joe Manganiello, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Kevin Smith, deception and betrayal are the path to make it to the one open seat.

Young Sheldon - "A Loaf of Bread and a Grand Old Flag" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Things spiral out of control when Sheldon boycotts his favorite bread company. Also, Georgie offers Veronica a shoulder to cry on when she’s dumped by her boyfriend.

Mom - "Skippy and the Knowledge Hole" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Christy finds it challenging to quit smoking, while Bonnie helps Tammy prepare to take the GED test.

Fam - "Drunk in Love" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
During their engagement party, Clem and Nick are both shocked to learn that the other has been keeping an embarrassing secret about how they met.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine - "The Honeypot" (NBC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Jake and Holt clash over the merits of a new hire in the 99th precinct. Terry, Amy, Rosa and Charles try to do something about the cluttered bullpen.

Will & Grace - "The Pursuit of Happiness" (NBC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Grace (Debra Messing) is enlisted by Malcolm (guest star Alec Baldwin) to help him win back Karen's (Megan Mullally) affections. Will's (Eric McCormack) flirtation with his co-worker, Paul (guest star Barrett Foa), takes a turn when details about Paul's home life put Will in an ethical dilemma. And Jack's (Sean Hayes) run-in with Zusanna (guest star Andrea Martin), the sister of his former acting teacher, reignites Jack's passion for performing.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of February 18

Thursday, February 21

  • Ken Jeong (Dr. Ken/Community) - Catch Ken on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC. He will also be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am and on Strahan & Sara at 1pm.
  • James Spader (The Office) - James stops by Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Kal Penn (Deadbeat/We Are Men) - Kal visits The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Chris O'Dowd (Family Tree) - Chris is a guest on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Mark Duplass (Togetherness/The Mindy Project/The League) - Mark appears on Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Trevor Noah at 11pm.
  • Reba McEntire (Reba/Malibu Country) - Reba drops by Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Morris Chestnut (Out All Night) - Morris is a guest on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Wendi McLendon-Covey (The Goldbergs/Rules of Engagement/Reno 911!) - Wendi chats on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Finesse Mitchell (A.N.T. Farm) - Finesse is a panelist on The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • Craig Ferguson (The Drew Carey Show) - Craig is a guest on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Bill Pullman (1600 Penn) - Bill appears on Access Live, so check your local listings.
  • D'Arcy Carden (The Good Place) - D'Arcy will be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (January/February)

Fuller House - The Complete Third Season The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Fourth Season The Game - The Complete Series Step by Step - The Complete Fourth Season What I Like About You - The Complete Fourth Season

01/08 - Family Guy - 20 Greatest Hits
01/22 - Fuller House - The Complete Third Season
01/22 - The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Fourth Season (WBShop.com)
01/29 - Ballers - The Complete Fourth Season (Blu-ray)
01/29 - Crashing - The Complete Second Season
01/29 - The Game - The Complete Series
01/29 - Kidding - Season One
02/05 - Family Guy - Part 1 - Volumes 1-5
02/05 - Family Guy - Part 2 - Volumes 6-10
02/05 - Family Guy - Part 3 - Seasons 10-14
02/05 - First Lady of Television - Betty White Collection (40 rare and acclaimed episodes from her early days in television)
02/05 - Mama's Family - Seasons 1-6 - The Complete Series
02/12 - Rick and Morty - The Complete Seasons 1-3 (Blu-ray)
02/12 - Step by Step - The Complete Fourth Season
02/26 - What I Like About You - The Complete Fourth Season
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