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

Monday, December 11

Kevin Can Wait - "Trainer Wreck" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
After Vanessa asks Kevin to help her get a date with a handsome personal trainer, Alejandro (Eduardo Verastegui), she gets frustrated when Kevin starts training with him instead. Also, Chale reluctantly takes advice from Kyle when the health inspector stops by Enzo’s.

Man with a Plan - "Battle of the Sexists" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When Adam needs to hire a new project manager, Andi accuses Adam of unconscious bias after he only interviews men for the job. Also, Andi helps Kate fight for a spot on the boys’ soccer team at school. Lilah Richcreek guest stars as Zara, a qualified candidate for the available job in the Burns Brothers construction company.

Superior Donuts - "Homeless for the Holidays" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
In the spirit of the season, Franco convinces Arthur and the rest of the gang to help John (guest star Keith David), a homeless man who falls ill at the donut shop, get back on his feet. Also, Tush and Sweatpants compete to be the more popular Santa.

9JKL - "Set Visit" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
After Harry and Judy visit Josh on the set of his new movie, he is horrified when the director, Walter Michaelson (Michael Showalter), casts them in background roles in Josh’s most important scene. Also, Nick tries to teach Andrew how to dance.

Tarantula - "Macaroni Salad" (TBS, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Echo must retrieve a melodramatic friend from the edge of oblivion when romantic foibles lead him to the brink.

Tarantula - "The Shade" (TBS, 10:30PM ET/PT)
Echo ventures to the fabled Weird River to retrieve a man whose life is derailed by Echo's egg-frying antics.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of December 11)

Monday, December 11

  • Zendaya (K.C. Undercover/Shake It Up) - Watch Zendaya on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC. She also talks about The Greatest Showman on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am and on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Anthony Anderson (black-ish/Guys with Kids/All About the Andersons) - Anthony appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. He also chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Amanda Seales (Insecure/My Brother and Me) - Amanda is a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Dave Franco (Scrubs/Do Not Disturb) - Dave visits The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Chris Meloni (Happy!/Surviving Jack/The Fanelli Boys) - Chris stops by Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Ed Helms (The Office) - Ed appears on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Tig Notaro (One Mississippi) - Tig chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Andrea Barber, Candace Cameron Bure and Jodie Sweetin (Fuller House/Full House) - Andrea, Candace and Jodie are guests on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Bernadette Peters (Mozart in the Jungle/All's Fair) - Bernadette talks about the Broadway music Hello, Dolly! on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Joey Lawrence (Melissa & Joey/Blossom/Brotherly Love/Gimme a Break!) - Joey appears on Steve, so check your local listings.
  • Henry Winkler (Happy Days/Monty/Out of Practice/Arrested Development) - Henry talks about NBC's Better Late Than Never on NBC's Today in the 10am hour and on People Now at 8:30am. He will also be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Patricia Heaton (The Middle/Back to You/Everybody Loves Raymond) - Patricia shares her secret to balancing motherhood and Hollywood on The Dr. Oz Show, so check your local listings.
  • Jodie Foster (Paper Moon/The Courtship of Eddie's Father) - Jodie talks about Black Mirror on CBS This Morning sometime between 7-9am. She will also be on the BUILD Series at 4pm.
  • Allison Janney (Mom/Mr. Sunsine) - Allison will be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.


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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