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


New on DVD/Blu-ray (September)

The Big Bang Theory - The Complete Ninth Season Newhart - The Complete Sixth Season 2 Broke Girls - The Complete Fifth Season Family Matters - The Complete Eighth Season Modern Family - The Complete Season 7

09/06 - Coach - Season One (Mill Creek) / Season Two / Seasons One and Two
09/06 - South Park - The Complete Ninteenth Season (Blu-ray)
09/13 - The Big Bang Theory - The Complete Ninth Season (Blu-ray)
09/13 - Newhart - The Complete Sixth Season
09/20 - 2 Broke Girls - The Complete Fifth Season
09/20 - Family Matters - The Complete Eighth Season
09/20 - Modern Family - The Complete Season 7
09/20 - Veep - Season 5
09/27 - The Wonder Years - Season Six
More TV DVD Releases / DVD Reviews Archive / SitcomsOnline Digest


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Saturday, October 1

The Good Place - "Pilot" (NBC, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Thanks to some kind of error, Eleanor Shellstrop (Kristen Bell), an ordinary woman, enters the afterlife and is sent to the Good Place -- which is definitely not where she belongs. While hiding in plain sight from Michael (Ted Danson), the wise architect of the Good Place who is unaware that he's made a mistake, she's determined to shed her old way of living and discover the awesome person within. Helping Eleanor navigate her new surroundings are Chidi (William Jackson Harper), her kind, open-hearted "soulmate" who sees the good in people but finds himself facing quite a dilemma; her frustratingly perfect new neighbors, Tahani (Jameela Jamil) and Jianyu (Manny Jacinto); and Janet (D'Arcy Carden), a walking, talking source for all the knowledge in the universe.

The Good Place - "Flying" (NBC, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Eleanor (Kristen Bell) tries to prove to Chidi (William Jackson Harper) that she is worthy of his help. Meanwhile, Tahani (Jameela Jamil) and Jianyu (Manny Jacinto) try to help Michael (Ted Danson) feel better about the unknown flaw in his Neighborhood.

The Good Place - "Tahani Al Jamil" (NBC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Chidi (William Jackson Harper) begins formally teaching Eleanor (Kristen Bell) about ethics, and lesson No. 1 is: be kind to your neighbor. Michael (Ted Danson) and Janet (D'Arcy Carden) help Chidi find a new, exciting hobby.

The Good Place - "Jason Mendoza" (NBC, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Eleanor (Kristen Bell) faces her toughest test yet in her attempt to remain in hiding. Meanwhile, Michael (Ted Danson) enlists Tahani (Jameela Jamil) to help a fellow neighbor fulfill her true purpose.

Henry Danger - "Scream Machine" (Nickelodeon, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When Charlotte's invention for The Gizmo Show is accidentally destroyed and then rebuilt, Charlotte worries that the attention she gets could expose Kid Danger and Captain Man's secret identity.

Game Shakers - "The Very Old Finger" (Nickelodeon, 8:30PM ET/PT)
The Game Shakers visit a mummy exhibit to get ideas for a new game they're working on. Hudson accidentally snaps off one of its fingers. Babe leads a quest to glue it back on without getting caught.

School of Rock - "With or Without You" (Nickelodeon, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Lawrence tries to prove his value to the group by taking over the production of their first recording, but his methods create a rift in the band. Guest Star: Brec Bassinger

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of October 3)

Sunday, October 2

  • Mindy Kaling (The Mindy Project/The Office) - Catch Mindy on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
Monday, October 3
  • Mindy Kaling (The Mindy Project/The Office) - Watch Mindy on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. She will also be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am. She chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Jamie Lee Curtis (Scream Queens/Anything But Love) - Jamie Lee visits The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Kumail Nanjiani (Silicon Valley) - Kumail appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Steve Agee (The Sarah Silverman Program) and Brendon Small (Home Movies) - Steve and Brendon are guests on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Kevin Nealon (Weeds/Champs/Hiller and Diller) - Kevin stops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Jerry O'Connell (We Are Men/Carpoolers/My Secret Identity) - Jerry guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Kenan Thompson (Kenan & Kel) - Kenan drops by LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Chris Gethard (Broad City) - Chris chats about the play Career Suicide on LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Anthony Anderson (black-ish/Guys with Kids/All About the Andersons) - Anthony joins the Chew Crew on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Abigail Spencer (Burning Love) - Abigail talks about Timeless on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am and in the 10am hour. She will also be on the AOL Build Show at 2pm. She is a guest on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.
  • Nicole Byer (Loosely, Exactly Nicole) - Nicole is a guest on Steve Harvey, so check your local listings.
  • Rob Riggle (Golan the Insatiable) - Rob talks about Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life on the AOL Build Show at 3pm.
  • Alfonso Ribeiro (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air/In the House/Silver Spoons) - Alfonso talks how many America's Funniest Home Videos get submitted and the funny home videos he wants to submit with his family on People Now at 8:30am.
  • Jennifer Esposito (Samantha Who?/Spin City) - Jennifer is a guest on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Sara Rue (Impastor/Less Than Perfect) - Sara appears on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Jay Ellis (Insecure/The Game) - Jay is a guest on The Real, so check your local listings.