Sunday, December 27, 2015

Week 14 TV Ratings and Analysis; How the Sitcoms Did

2015-16 Week 14 TV Ratings (first three nights Mon-Wed): 

Households: #1. CBS 4.08/7 rating/share (-30% in rating from first four nights week 13); #2. ABC  2.52/5 (even); #3. NBC 2.39/4 (-50%); #4. Fox 1.17/2 (-10%); #5. The CW 0.75/1 (+12%).
Total Viewers: #1. CBS 6.523 million (-31% from first four nights week 13); #2. ABC 4.067 million (+3%); #3. NBC 3.859 million (-50%); #4. Fox 1.811 million (-8%); #5. The CW 1.235 million (+22%).
Adults 18-49: #1. CBS 1.00/4 rating/share (-45% in rating from first four nights week 13); #2. ABC 0.96/3 (-1%); #3. NBC 0.90/3 (-50%); #4. Fox 0.51/2 (even); #5. The CW 0.36/1 (+9%).

We have previous week's final ratings, Week 13 (12/14/15-12/20/15, LIVE+SD). NBC won the week in A18-49, thanks to Sunday Night Football of course, as NBC did a 2.02 rating.  CBS was #2 with a 1.82 rating, boosted by an NFL overrun. ABC was #3 with a 0.98 rating, while Fox was #4 with a 0.85 rating.  Among total viewers, CBS was #1 with 8.871 million, with NBC #2 at 7.712 million.  ABC was #3 with 4.610 million and Fox at #4 with just 2.937 million.

For season to-date (9/21/15-12/23/15, LIVE+SD), NBC is #1 in A18-49 with a 2.3\49 rating, followed by CBS at #2 with a 1.88 rating. Fox at #3 with a 1.61 rating and ABC at #4 with a 1.49 rating. Among total viewers it is CBS #1 at 9.481 million, followed by NBC at #2 with 8.395 million, ABC #3 with 6.013 million and Fox #4 with 5.092 million.

Back to week 14 (Dec. 21-27), 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 14 (Dec. 21-27) Analysis















Last Sunday (Dec. 20)(Week 13)This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
60 MinutesCBS8:02PM12,697,00010,653,000 2,044,000 2.721.50 1.22
The Sound of MusicABC7:00PM4,758,000
4,758,000 0.97
0.97 REPEAT 7-11P
America's Funniest VideosABC7:00PM
5,264,000 (5,264,000)
0.88 (0.88)
Miss UniverseFox7:00PM5,620,000
5,620,000 1.59
1.59 7-1002P
The SimpsonsFox7:00PM

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Football Night in AmericaNBC7:30PM2,298,0005,691,000 (3,393,000)0.662.00 (1.34)
The OTFox7:37PM
13,052,000 (13,052,000)
4.33 (4.33)
Undercover BossCBS9:02PM7,511,00010,136,000 (2,625,000)1.601.26 0.34 vs. Madam
Behind the MagicABC8:00PM
3,432,000 (3,432,000)
0.72 (0.72)
Football Night in AmericaNBC8:00PM9,645,00011,946,000 (2,301,000)3.173.95 (0.78)
The SimpsonsFox8:00PM
5,970,000 (5,970,000)
2.39 (2.39)
Sunday Night FootballNBC8:30PM18,113,00020,993,000 (2,880,000)6.147.00 (0.86)831-1111P
Brooklyn Nine-NineFox8:30PM
3,824,000 (3,824,000)
1.68 (1.68)
The Good WifeCBS9:00PM
8,493,000 (8,493,000)
1.12 (1.12)
Blood & OilABC9:00PM
3,129,000 (3,129,000)
0.75 (0.75)
Family GuyFox9:00PM
3,739,000 (3,739,000)
1.72 (1.72)
Last Man on EarthFox9:30PM
3,160,000 (3,160,000)
1.33 (1.33)
CSI: CyberCBS10:02PM6,176,0005,932,000 244,000 1.080.82 0.26
QuanticoABC10:00PM
4,557,000 (4,557,000)
1.29 (1.29)
DatelineNBC10:00PM

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Monday

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:00PM8,422,000
8,422,000 1.67
1.67 REPEAT
SupergirlCBS8:00PM
7,275,000 (7,275,000)
1.52 (1.52)
Great Xmas Light FightABC8:00PM5,636,0004,388,000 1,248,000 1.221.09 0.13 8-10P
SuperstoreNBC8:00PM3,631,000
3,631,000 0.78
0.78 REPEAT
The VoiceNBC8:00PM
14,033,000 (14,033,000)
3.23 (3.23)
GothamFox8:00PM1,594,0001,338,000 256,000 0.470.41 0.06 REPEAT
Penn & TellerCW8:00PM1,631,0001,195,000 436,000 0.530.38 0.15 REPEAT vs. Victoria(R)
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:30PM8,514,000
8,514,000 1.76
1.76 REPEAT
TelenovelaNBC8:30PM2,406,000
2,406,000 0.60
0.60 REPEAT
SupergirlCBS9:00PM4,550,0009,276,000 (4,726,000)0.951.84 (0.89)REPEAT vs. Scorpion
SNL XmasNBC9:00PM4,177,000
4,177,000 1.26
1.26 9-11P REPEAT
BonesFox9:00PM1,911,0001,467,000 444,000 0.430.35 0.08 REPEAT
Penn & TellerCW9:00PM1,557,000983,000 574,000 0.450.35 0.10 REPEAT vs. Jane(R)
ScorpionCBS10:00PM4,962,0009,216,000 (4,254,000)0.801.40 (0.60)REPEAT vs. NCIS LA
Great Holiday BakingABC10:00PM4,462,0003,328,000 1,134,000 1.060.90 0.16
Adele Live in NYNBC10:00PM
11,274,000 (11,274,000)
3.00 (3.00)










Tuesday

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
NCISCBS8:00PM10,801,00015,531,000 (4,730,000)1.172.10 (0.93)REPEAT
Fresh off the BoatABC8:00PM3,367,0003,460,000 (93,000)0.791.08 (0.29)REPEAT vs. Toy(R)
Hollywood Game NightNBC8:00PM3,496,0008,473,000 (4,977,000)0.761.81 (1.05)REPEAT vs. Voice(R)
The SimpsonsFox8:00PM2,081,0001,991,000 90,000 0.740.61 0.13 REPEAT vs. Grandfathered(R)
The FlashCW8:00PM1,378,0001,120,000 258,000 0.370.31 0.06 REPEAT
The MuppetsABC8:30PM2,255,0003,318,000 (1,063,000)0.601.01 (0.41)REPEAT vs. Shrek(R)
Ice Age XmasFox8:30PM2,059,0001,533,000 526,000 0.690.46 0.23 REPEAT vs. Grinder(R)
NCIS: New OrleansCBS9:00PM8,199,00012,091,000 (3,892,000)1.071.66 (0.59)REPEAT
ABC News: The YearABC9:00PM4,148,000
4,148,000 1.04
1.04 9-11P
I Want a Dog Xmas Charlie BrownABC9:00PM
3,286,000 (3,286,000)
0.99 (0.99)
Chicago MedNBC9:00PM3,489,000
3,489,000 0.66
0.66 REPEAT
The VoiceNBC9:00PM
12,690,000 (12,690,000)
2.91 (2.91)
Taraji & Terrence XmasFox9:00PM1,609,000
1,609,000 0.46
0.46 REPEAT
GrandfatheredFox9:00PM
1,326,000 (1,326,000)
0.42 (0.42)
iZombieCW9:00PM836,000557,000 279,000 0.250.18 0.07 REPEAT
The GrinderFox9:30PM
1,152,000 (1,152,000)
0.41 (0.41)
LimitlessCBS10:00PM4,450,0006,626,000 (2,176,000)0.661.26 (0.60)REPEAT
Shark TankABC10:00PM
2,475,000 (2,475,000)
0.75 (0.75)
Chicago FireNBC10:00PM3,606,000
3,606,000 0.64
0.64 REPEAT










Wednesday
This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
I Love Lucy XmasCBS8:00PM7,384,0009,454,000 (2,070,000)1.082.20 (1.12)REPEAT vs. Survivor 8-10P
The MiddleABC8:00PM3,934,0005,467,000 (1,533,000)0.861.27 (0.41)REPEAT
How Grinch XmasNBC8:00PM4,899,000
4,899,000 1.24
1.24 REPEAT
Elf Buddy's XmasNBC8:00PM
3,010,000 (3,010,000)
0.78 (0.78)
EmpireFox8:00PM1,877,0002,734,000 (857,000)0.550.75 (0.20)REPEAT
ArrowCW8:00PM1,145,0001,114,000 31,000 0.280.32 (0.04)REPEAT
The GoldbergsABC8:30PM3,254,0004,578,000 (1,324,000)0.851.25 (0.40)REPEAT
How Murray XmasNBC8:30PM3,539,000
3,539,000 0.90
0.90 REPEAT
Hawaii Five-0CBS9:00PM4,902,000
4,902,000 0.70
0.70 REPEAT
Modern FamilyABC9:00PM3,810,0004,824,000 (1,014,000)0.971.40 (0.43)REPEAT
Adele Live in NYNBC9:00PM5,017,0003,394,000 1,623,000 1.150.71 0.44 REPEAT vs. SVU(R)
RosewoodFox9:00PM1,810,0002,834,000 (1,024,000)0.420.64 (0.22)REPEAT
SupernaturalCW9:00PM861,000949,000 (88,000)0.250.34 (0.09)REPEAT
black-ishABC9:30PM3,225,0003,986,000 (761,000)0.781.16 (0.38)REPEAT
Criminal MindsCBS10:00PM4,951,0006,491,000 (1,540,000)0.881.65 (0.77)REPEAT vs. Survivor Reunion
Fresh off the BoatABC10:00PM2,724,000
2,724,000 0.70
0.70 REPEAT
Nashville on the RecordABC10:00PM
2,522,000 (2,522,000)
0.44 (0.44)
black-ishABC10:30PM2,559,000
2,559,000 0.64
0.64 REPEAT
Michael Buble XmasNBC10:00PM3,531,0004,598,000 (1,067,000)0.640.94 (0.30)REPEAT vs. Chicago PD (R)










Thursday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:00PM5,912,00017,225,000 (11,313,000)1.104.14 (3.04)REPEAT
Charlie Brown XmasABC8:00PM4,150,000
4,150,000 1.00
1.00 REPEAT
Prep & LandingABC8:00PM
3,388,000 (3,388,000)
0.82 (0.82)
It's a Wonderful LifeNBC8:00PM3,807,000
3,807,000 0.80
0.80 8-11P REPEAT
Murray Saved XmasNBC8:00PM
2,205,000 (2,205,000)
0.53 (0.53)
Paley: Animated StarsFox8:00PM1,278,000
1,278,000 0.40
0.40 8-10P REPEAT
American CountryFox8:00PM
2,685,000 (2,685,000)
0.51 (0.51)
Mr. Magoo's XmasCW8:00PM897,0001,194,000 (297,000)0.200.42 (0.22)REPEAT vs. Jingle Ball 8-930P
The Vampire DiariesCW8:00PM

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Life In PiecesCBS8:30PM4,276,00010,260,000 (5,984,000)0.802.24 (1.44)REPEAT
Prep & Landing 2ABC8:30PM
3,220,000 (3,220,000)
0.87 (0.87)
MomCBS9:00PM3,882,0008,952,000 (5,070,000)0.801.82 (1.02)REPEAT
Charlie Brown 50thABC9:00PM2,787,000
2,787,000 0.60
0.60 REPEAT
Modern FamilyABC9:00PM
3,220,000 (3,220,000)
0.87 (0.87)
Kelly Clarkson XmasNBC9:00PM
3,525,000 (3,525,000)
0.63 (0.63)
World's FunniestFox9:00PM
1,775,000 (1,775,000)
0.50 (0.50)
Whose Line Is ItCW9:00PM756,000
756,000 0.20
0.20 REPEAT
The OriginalsCW9:00PM

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2 Broke GirlsCBS9:30PM3,152,0006,917,000 (3,765,000)0.701.61 (0.91)REPEAT
Barbara Walters 10 Most...ABC9:30PM
6,240,000 (6,240,000)
1.00 (1.00)
Whose Line Is ItCW9:30PM845,000837,000 8,000 0.200.28 (0.08)REPEAT
ElementaryCBS10:00PM2,683,0005,915,000 (3,232,000)0.501.03 (0.53)REPEAT
Great Xmas Light FightABC10:00PM2,289,000
2,289,000 0.50
0.50 REPEAT
Running Wild w/Bear GryllsNBC10:00PM
3,548,000 (3,548,000)
0.92 (0.92)










Friday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
Andy Griffith XmasCBS8:00PM5,189,000
5,189,000 0.80
0.80 REPEAT
Frosty the SnowmanCBS8:00PM
4,623,000 (4,623,000)
1.00 (1.00)
CMA Country XmasABC8:00PM4,834,000
4,834,000 1.10
1.10 8-10P REPEAT
Last Man StandingABC8:00PM
4,638,000 (4,638,000)
0.70 (0.70)
Truth Be ToldNBC8:00PM2,011,000
2,011,000 0.50
0.50
Caught on CameraNBC8:00PM
3,406,000 (3,406,000)
0.71 (0.71)
MasterChef JrFox8:00PM1,770,0003,973,000 (2,203,000)0.501.08 (0.58)REPEAT
Jingle Ball 2015CW8:00PM969,000
969,000 0.40
0.40 8-930P REPEAT
Grandma ReindeerCW8:00PM
1,270,000 (1,270,000)
0.35 (0.35)
Frosty ReturnsCBS8:30PM
4,065,000 (4,065,000)
0.89 (0.89)
Yes, VirginiaABC8:30PM
2,579,000 (2,579,000)
0.50 (0.50)
Truth Be ToldNBC8:30PM1,669,000
1,669,000 0.40
0.40
Blue BloodsCBS9:00PM4,160,0003,239,000 921,000 0.500.60 (0.10)REPEAT vs. Home
Shark TankABC9:00PM
3,732,000 (3,732,000)
0.73 (0.73)
Dolly Parton's Coat of Many ColorsNBC9:00PM3,987,0005,675,000 (1,688,000)0.801.10 (0.30)9-11P REPEAT vs. Dateline
GrimmNBC9:00PM

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American Country Fox9:00PM1,305,0001,790,000 (485,000)0.300.58 (0.28)REPEAT vs. World's Funniest
Penn & TellerCW9:00PM
1,226,000 (1,226,000)
0.33 (0.33)
Whose Line Is It...CW9:30PM1,002,000
1,002,000 0.40
0.40 REPEAT
Blue BloodsCBS10:00PM5,077,0006,669,000 (1,592,000)0.600.77 (0.17)REPEAT
20/20ABC10:00PM3,648,0003,343,000 305,000 0.800.71 0.09
DatelineNBC10:00PM

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Saturday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
Crimetime SaturdayCBS8:00PM4,810,0003,685,000 1,125,000 0.900.52 0.38 REPEAT
America's Funniest VideosABC8:00PM3,660,000
3,660,000 0.70
0.70 REPEAT
ABC News: Democratic DebateABC8:00PM
8,030,000 (8,030,000)
1.29 (1.29)
The Sound of Music LiveNBC8:00PM1,710,0001,593,000 117,000 0.300.41 (0.11)REPEAT vs. Wiz Live(R)
BonesFox8:00PM1,710,000
1,710,000 0.40
0.40 REPEAT
UFC Fight NightFox8:00PM
2,781,000 (2,781,000)
1.09 (1.09)
48 Hours MysteryCBS9:00PM5,850,0003,224,000 2,626,000 1.100.55 0.55 REPEAT vs. Crimetime(R)
America's Funniest VideosABC9:00PM3,440,000
3,440,000 0.70
0.70 REPEAT
Sleepy HollowFox9:00PM1,270,000
1,270,000 0.30
0.30 REPEAT
48 Hours MysteryCBS10:00PM6,610,0003,761,000 2,849,000 1.200.65 0.55
20/20 SaturdayABC10:00PM3,540,000
3,540,000 0.70
0.70
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 14 (Dec. 21-27) 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 TheoryCBS8:30PMMon8,514,0001.76REPEAT
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:00PMMon8,422,0001.67REPEAT
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:00PMThu5,912,0001.10REPEAT
I Love Lucy XmasCBS8:00PMWed7,384,0001.08REPEAT
Modern FamilyABC9:00PMWed3,810,0000.97REPEAT
The MiddleABC8:00PMWed3,934,0000.86REPEAT
The GoldbergsABC8:30PMWed3,254,0000.85REPEAT
Andy Griffith XmasCBS8:00PMFri5,189,0000.8REPEAT
Life In PiecesCBS8:30PMThu4,276,0000.80REPEAT
MomCBS9:00PMThu3,882,0000.80REPEAT
Fresh off the BoatABC8:00PMTue3,367,0000.79REPEAT
black-ishABC9:30PMWed3,225,0000.78REPEAT
SuperstoreNBC8:00PMMon3,631,0000.78REPEAT
The SimpsonsFox8:00PMTue2,081,0000.74REPEAT
2 Broke GirlsCBS9:30PMThu3,152,0000.70REPEAT
Fresh off the BoatABC10:00PMWed2,724,0000.70REPEAT
black-ishABC10:30PMWed2,559,0000.64REPEAT
TelenovelaNBC8:30PMMon2,406,0000.60REPEAT
The MuppetsABC8:30PMTue2,255,0000.60REPEAT
Truth Be ToldNBC8:30PMFri2,011,0000.5
Truth Be ToldNBC8:30PMFri1,669,0000.4FINALE
The SimpsonsFox8:00PMSun

preempted
Family GuyFox9:00PMSun

preempted
Brooklyn Nine-NineFox8:30PMSun

preempted
The Last Man on EarthFox9:30PMSun

preempted
Last Man StandingABC8:00PMFri

preempted
GrandfatheredFox8:00PMTue

preempted
The GrinderFox8:30PMTue

preempted
Dr. KenABC8:30PMFri

preempted
UndatelableNBC8:00PMFri

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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Sunday, April 30

  • NeNe Leakes (The New Normal) - Catch NeNe on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
Monday, May 1
  • Chris Pratt (Parks and Recreation) - Watch Chris on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. He will also be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am and LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • America Ferrera (Superstore) - America drops by Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Ike Barinholtz (The Mindy Project) - Ike appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Joel McHale (The Great Indoors/Community) - Joel is a guest on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Jake Johnson (New Girl) - Jake visits The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Hank Azaria (Brockmire/The Simpsons/Free Agents) - Hank stops by Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Al Madrigal (About a Boy/Welcome to the Captain/Gary Unmarried) - Al appears on Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Kevin Nealon (Man with a Plan/Weeds/Hiller and Diller/Champs) - Kevin is a guest on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Ashton Kutcher (The Ranch/Two and a Half Men/That '70s Show) - Ashton appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Allison Janney (Mom/Mr. Sunshine) - Allison teams up with Mario Batali to make a cheesy, decadent Gnocchi Al Telefono and dishes about her new Broadway show on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Charlie Hunnam (Undeclared) - Charlie will be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am. He will also be on the AOL Build Show at 11:15am.
  • Nick Robinson (Melissa & Joey) - Nick talks about his new film Everything, Everything on the AOL Build Show at 1pm.