Sunday, January 10, 2016

Week 16 TV Ratings and Analysis; How the Sitcoms Did

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

Households: #1. CBS 6.25/11 rating/share (+75% in rating from first four nights week 15); #2. Fox 4.14/7 (+223%); #3. NBC 4.07/7 (+65%); #4. ABC 3.16/5 (+16%); #5. The CW 0.65/1 (-3%).
Total Viewers: #1. CBS 10.069 million (+78% from first four nights week 15); #2. Fox 6.890 million (+242%); #3. NBC 6.373 million (+65%); #4. ABC 4.900 million (even); #5. The CW 0.989 million (-13%).
Adults 18-49: #1. Fox 1.98/6 rating/share (+236% in rating from first four nights week 15); #2. CBS 1.86/6 (+119%); #3. NBC 1.50/5 (+88%); #4. ABC 1.39/5 (+8%); #5. The CW 0.30/1 (-9%).

We have previous week's final ratings, Week 15 (12/28/15-1/3/16, LIVE+SD). NBC won the slow week in A18-49, thanks to Sunday Night Football of course, as NBC did a 1.75 rating.  CBS was #2 with a 1.16 rating, boosted by an NFL overrun. ABC was #3 with a 1.01 rating, while Fox was #4 with a 0.92 rating.  Among total viewers, CBS was #1 with 6.718 million, with NBC #2 at 6.658 million.  ABC was #3 with 4.141 million and Fox at #4 with just 2.783 million.

For season to-date (9/21/15-1/7/16, LIVE+SD), NBC is #1 in A18-49 with a 2.25 rating, followed by CBS at #2 with a 1.80 rating. Fox at #3 with a 1.57 rating and ABC at #4 with a 1.42 rating. Among total viewers it is CBS #1 at 9.173 million, followed by NBC at #2 with 8.137 million, ABC #3 with 5.746 million and Fox #4 with 4.972 million.

Back to week 16 (Jan. 4-10), 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 16 (Jan. 4-10) Analysis















Last Sunday (Jan. 3)(Week 15)This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
60 MinutesCBS7:55PM15,357,00010,544,0004,813,000 2.771.361.41 vs. REPEAT
America's Funniest VideosABC7:00PM5,941,0004,427,0001,514,000 1.130.810.32 vs. REPEAT
The SimpsonsFox7:00PM

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Football Night in AmericaNBC7:30PM3,898,0004,420,000(522,000)1.171.32(0.15)
The OTFox7:35PM7,748,00013,087,000(5,339,000)2.644.31(1.67)
Undercover BossCBS8:55PM7,987,0007,889,00098,000 1.551.380.17
GalavantABC8:00PM3,197,000
3,197,000 0.86
0.86 PREMIERE
The MuppetsABC8:00PM
1,876,000(1,876,000)
0.44(0.44)
Football Night in AmericaNBC8:00PM12,809,00010,671,0002,138,000 4.193.270.92
The SimpsonsFox8:00PM4,405,0004,694,000(289,000)1.961.830.13 vs. REPEAT
The MuppetsABC8:30PM
1,274,000(1,274,000)
0.34(0.34)
Sunday Night FootballNBC8:30PM24,286,00017,865,0006,421,000 7.915.792.12 831-1135P
Cooper Barrett's GuideFox8:30PM2,621,0002,653,000(32,000)1.191.070.12 PREMIERE vs. Brooklyn(R)
LimitlessCBS9:55PM3,434,000
3,434,000 0.77
0.77 REPEAT
CSICBS9:00PM
5,994,000(5,994,000)
0.90(0.90)
QuanticoABC9:00PM1,912,000
1,912,000 0.40
0.40 9-11P REPEAT
The MuppetsABC9:00PM
982,000(982,000)
0.32(0.32)
Family GuyFox9:00PM3,264,0002,357,000907,000 1.680.960.72 vs. REPEAT
The MuppetsABC9:30PM
955,000(955,000)
0.32(0.32)
BordertownFox9:30PM2,340,0001,720,000620,000 1.130.640.49 PREMIERE vs. Last Man(R)
LimitlessCBS10:55PM2,812,000
2,812,000 0.61
0.61 REPEAT
Shark TankABC10:00PM
1,924,000(1,924,000)
0.49(0.49)
DatelineNBC10:00PM

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Monday

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
SupergirlCBS8:00PM8,746,0005,196,0003,550,000 1.870.861.01 vs. REPEAT
The BachelorABC8:00PM7,554,000
7,554,000 2.24
2.24 8-10P PREMIERE
Charlie Brown New YearABC8:00PM
4,851,000(4,851,000)
1.08(1.08)
SuperstoreNBC8:00PM6,036,0003,395,0002,641,000 1.750.850.90 vs. REPEAT
Superhuman SpecialFox8:00PM3,604,000
3,604,000 1.19
1.19 8-10P
GothamFox8:00PM
1,503,000(1,503,000)
0.41(0.41)
Whose Line Is It?CW8:00PM1,576,000
1,576,000 0.47
0.47 REPEAT
Penn & TellerCW8:00PM
1,849,000(1,849,000)
0.52(0.52)
TelenovelaNBC8:30PM4,563,0002,344,0002,219,000 1.300.610.69 vs. REPEAT
Whose Line Is It?CW8:30PM1,466,000
1,466,000 0.43
0.43 REPEAT
ScorpionCBS9:00PM11,668,0006,448,0005,220,000 2.170.971.20 vs. REPEAT
Rudolph's Shiny New YearABC9:00PM
3,087,000(3,087,000)
0.74(0.74)
Biggest LoserNBC9:00PM3,856,000
3,856,000 1.22
1.22 9-11P PREMIERE
SuperstoreNBC9:00PM
2,622,000(2,622,000)
0.77(0.77)
BonesFox9:00PM
1,935,000(1,935,000)
0.46(0.46)
Penn & TellerCW9:00PM1,314,0001,802,000(488,000)0.400.50(0.10)REPEAT
TelenovelaNBC9:30PM
2,234,000(2,234,000)
0.61(0.61)
NCIS: LACBS10:00PM10,513,0006,003,0004,510,000 1.610.930.68 vs. REPEAT
Bachelor LiveABC10:00PM4,172,0002,870,0001,302,000 1.040.510.53 PREMIERE vs. Castle(R)
BlindspotNBC10:00PM
1,829,000(1,829,000)
0.40(0.40)










Tuesday

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
NCISCBS8:00PM18,974,00010,369,0008,605,000 2.661.231.43 vs. REPEAT
Fresh off the BoatABC8:00PM3,583,0003,739,000(156,000)0.840.84- REPEAT
Hollywood Game NightNBC8:00PM4,412,0003,441,000971,000 1.220.820.40 vs. REPEAT
New GirlFox8:00PM3,328,0001,809,0001,519,000 1.420.550.87 PREMIERE vs. REPEAT
The FlashCW8:00PM1,172,0001,216,000(44,000)0.330.35(0.02)REPEAT
The MuppetsABC8:30PM2,082,0001,940,000142,000 0.560.500.06 REPEAT
GrandfatheredFox8:30PM2,951,0001,675,0001,276,000 1.030.500.53 vs. REPEAT
NCIS: New OrleansCBS9:00PM17,251,000
17,251,000 2.45
2.45
Kennedy Center HonorsCBS9:00PM
7,550,000(7,550,000)
0.88(0.88)
Shark TankABC9:00PM4,315,0002,337,0001,978,000 1.180.600.58 vs. Beyond Tank(R)
Chicago FireNBC9:00PM7,426,0004,586,0002,840,000 1.830.801.03 vs. Med(R)
Brooklyn Nine-NineFox9:00PM2,730,0001,455,0001,275,000 1.170.480.69 vs. New Girl(R)
iZombieCW9:00PM702,000753,000(51,000)0.200.21(0.01)REPEAT
The GrinderFox9:30PM2,134,0001,349,000785,000 0.790.400.39 vs. REPEAT
LimitlessCBS10:00PM7,303,000
7,303,000 1.36
1.36
Beyond the TankABC10:00PM3,875,0002,229,0001,646,000 1.070.620.45 vs. REPEAT
Chicago MedNBC10:00PM8,392,0004,349,0004,043,000 1.880.731.15 vs. Fire(R)










Wednesday
This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
2 Broke GirlsCBS8:00PM6,290,000
6,290,000 1.66
1.66
I Get That A LotCBS8:00PM
4,979,000(4,979,000)
1.03(1.03)
The MiddleABC8:00PM7,839,0005,068,0002,771,000 2.091.051.04 vs. REPEAT
Mysteries of LauraNBC8:00PM6,841,0004,361,0002,480,000 1.040.740.30 vs. SVU(R)
American IdolFox8:00PM10,964,000
10,964,000 2.95
2.95 8-10P PREMIERE
EmpireFox8:00PM
2,259,000(2,259,000)
0.62(0.62)
ArrowCW8:00PM1,079,000
1,079,000 0.34
0.34 REPEAT
iHeart RadioCW8:00PM
911,000(911,000)
0.31(0.31)
Mike & MollyCBS8:30PM6,725,000
6,725,000 1.58
1.58 PREMIERE
The GoldbergsABC8:30PM6,612,0004,126,0002,486,000 2.100.941.16 vs. REPEAT
People's Choice AwardsCBS9:00PM6,033,000
6,033,000 1.34
1.34 9-11P
Code BlackCBS9:00PM
4,096,000(4,096,000)
0.69(0.69)
Modern FamilyABC9:00PM8,351,0004,543,0003,808,000 2.761.141.62 vs. REPEAT
Law & Order: SVUNBC9:00PM7,383,0005,108,0002,275,000 1.760.920.84 vs. REPEAT
RosewoodFox9:00PM
2,039,000(2,039,000)
0.51(0.51)
SupernaturalCW9:00PM933,000
933,000 0.31
0.31 REPEAT
black-ishABC9:30PM6,292,0003,724,0002,568,000 2.060.941.12 vs. REPEAT
Whose Line Is It?CW9:30PM
802,000(802,000)
0.25(0.25)
Criminal MindsCBS10:00PM
4,977,000(4,977,000)
0.91(0.91)
American CrimeABC10:00PM4,740,000
4,740,000 1.24
1.24 PREMIERE
The GoldbergsABC10:00PM
2,887,000(2,887,000)
0.72(0.72)
black-ishABC10:30PM
2,650,000(2,650,000)
0.68(0.68)
Chicago P.D.NBC10:00PM8,746,0004,235,0004,511,000 1.880.731.15 vs. REPEAT










Thursday
This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:00PM15,846,0006,016,0009,830,000 3.801.052.75 vs. REPEAT
Beyond the TankABC8:00PM4,290,000
4,290,000 1.00
1.00 PREMIERE
New Year's Rockin' EveABC8:00PM
8,132,000(8,132,000)
2.28(2.28)
Heroes RebornNBC8:00PM3,739,000
3,739,000 1.00
1.00
A Toast to 2015NBC8:00PM
4,777,000(4,777,000)
1.02(1.02)
American IdolFox8:00PM10,206,0002,629,0007,577,000 2.690.881.81 8-10P PREMIERE vs. Pitbull
The Vampire DiariesCW8:00PM687,000
687,000 0.22
0.22 REPEAT
iHeart Radio Music FestCW8:00PM
838,000(838,000)
0.24(0.24)
Life In PiecesCBS8:30PM9,270,0003,785,0005,485,000 2.130.661.47 vs. REPEAT
MomCBS9:00PM8,714,0003,267,0005,447,000 1.790.501.29 vs. REPEAT
The BlacklistNBC9:00PM7,522,000
7,522,000 1.58
1.58
My Diet Is Better Than YoursABC900PM2,417,000
2,417,000 0.70
0.70 PREMIERE 9-11P
The OriginalsCW9:00PM509,000
509,000 0.17
0.17 REPEAT
Angel from HellCBS9:30PM8,134,0002,845,0005,289,000 1.600.531.07 PREMIERE vs. Broke(R)
ElementaryCBS10:00PM6,713,0002,815,0003,898,000 1.190.460.73 vs. REPEAT
New Year's Rockin' EveABC10:00PM
13,015,000(13,015,000)
3.91(3.91)
Shades of BlueNBC10:00PM8,550,0003,718,0004,832,000 1.811.010.80 PREMIERE vs. Game Night










Friday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
Undercover BossCBS8:00PM6,987,0006,948,00039,000 1.200.800.40 vs. NCIS(R)
Last Man StandingABC8:00PM7,321,0004,392,0002,929,000 1.300.860.44 vs. REPEAT
Undateable LiveNBC8:00PM3,155,000
3,155,000 0.80
0.80
Caught on CameraNBC8:00PM
3,847,000(3,847,000)
0.79(0.79)
MasterChef JrFox8:00PM4,715,0002,270,0002,445,000 1.500.710.79 vs. REPEAT
ReignCW8:00PM1,160,000
1,160,000 0.30
0.30
iHeart Radio Music FestCW8:00PM
883,000(883,000)
0.28(0.28)
Dr. KenABC8:30PM5,451,0003,443,0002,008,000 1.100.810.29 vs. REPEAT
SuperstoreNBC8:30PM2,305,000
2,305,000 0.60
0.60 REPEAT
Hawaii Five-0CBS9:00PM9,250,0005,884,0003,366,000 1.300.770.53 vs. REPEAT
Shark TankABC9:00PM5,756,0003,860,0001,896,000 1.300.860.44 vs. REPEAT
DatelineNBC9:00PM5,595,0004,787,000808,000 1.201.020.18 9-11P
GrimmNBC9:00PM

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MasterChef JrFox9:00PM4,294,0002,295,0001,999,000 1.400.750.65 vs. REPEAT
Penn & TellerCW9:00PM938,000
938,000 0.30
0.30 REPEAT
Blue BloodsCBS10:00PM10,746,0005,603,0005,143,000 1.400.770.63 vs. Five-0(R)
20/20ABC10:00PM4,550,0005,373,000(823,000)0.901.07(0.17)
DatelineNBC10:00PM

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Saturday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
NFL Wild CardCBS8:00PM27,510,000
27,510,000 8.80
8.80 8-11P
Crimetime SaturdayCBS8:00PM
3,730,000(3,730,000)
0.51(0.51)
black-ishABC8:00PM4,190,0001,754,0002,436,000 1.200.330.87 REPEAT vs. Galavant(R)
Dateline MysteryNBC8:00PM4,520,0004,901,000(381,000)0.700.88(0.18)8-10P
Cooper Barrett's GuideFox8:00PM1,000,000
1,000,000 0.30
0.30 REPEAT
GothamFox8:00PM
874,000(874,000)
0.26(0.26)
black-ishABC8:30PM2,980,0001,428,0001,552,000 0.900.340.56 REPEAT vs. Galavant(R)
BordertownFox8:30PM670,000
670,000 0.20
0.20 REPEAT
Crimetime SaturdayCBS9:00PM
4,391,000(4,391,000)
0.58(0.58)
black-ishABC9:00PM2,700,0001,492,0001,208,000 0.800.350.45 REPEAT vs. Galavant(R)
RosewoodFox9:00PM800,0001,021,000(221,000)0.200.26(0.06)REPEAT
black-ishABC9:30PM2,440,0001,496,000944,000 0.700.350.35 REPEAT vs. Galavant(R)
48 Hours MysteryCBS10:00PM
4,081,000(4,081,000)
0.73(0.73)
20/20 SaturdayABC10:00PM4,140,0002,810,0001,330,000 0.900.610.29
Shades of BlueNBC10:00PM2,840,0003,128,000(288,000)0.600.77(0.17)REPEAT vs. SNL(R)


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 16 (Jan. 4-10) 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 TheoryCBS8:00PMThu15,846,0003.80
Modern FamilyABC9:00PMWed8,351,0002.73
Life In PiecesCBS8:30PMThu9,270,0002.13
The GoldbergsABC8:30PMWed6,612,0002.10
The MiddleABC8:00PMWed7,839,0002.09
black-ishABC9:30PMWed6,292,0002.06
The SimpsonsFox8:00PMSun4,405,0001.96
MomCBS9:00PMThu8,714,0001.79
SuperstoreNBC8:00PMMon6,036,0001.75
Family GuyFox9:00PMSun3,264,0001.68
2 Broke GirlsCBS8:00PMWed6,290,0001.66
Angel from HellCBS9:30PMThu8,134,0001.60PREMIERE
Mike & MollyCBS8:30PMWed6,725,0001.58PREMIERE
New GirlFox8:00PMTue3,328,0001.42PREMIERE
Last Man StandingABC8:00PMFri7,321,0001.3
TelenovelaNBC8:30PMMon4,563,0001.30
black-ishABC8:00PMSat4,190,0001.2REPEAT
The Guide to Surviving LifeFox8:30PMSun2,621,0001.19PREMIERE
Brooklyn Nine-NineFox9:00PMTue2,730,0001.17
BordertownFox9:30PMSun2,340,0001.13PREMIERE
Dr. KenABC8:30PMFri5,451,0001.1
GrandfatheredFox8:30PMTue2,951,0001.03
black-ishABC8:30PMSat2,980,0000.9REPEAT
GalavantABC8:00PMSun3,197,0000.86PREMIERE
Fresh off the BoatABC8:00PMTue3,583,0000.84REPEAT
black-ishABC9:00PMSat2,700,0000.8REPEAT
UndatelableNBC8:00PMFri3,155,0000.8
The GrinderFox9:30PMTue2,134,0000.79
black-ishABC9:30PMSat2,440,0000.7REPEAT
SuperstoreNBC8:30PMFri2,305,0000.6REPEAT
The MuppetsABC8:30PMTue2,082,0000.56REPEAT
The Guide to Surviving LifeFox8:00PMSat1,000,0000.3REPEAT
BordertownFox8:30PMSat670,0000.2REPEAT
The GoldbergsABC10:00PMWed


black-ishABC10:30PMWed


The Last Man on EarthFox9:30PMSun

preempted
TelenovelaNBC9:30PMMon


New GirlFox9:00PMTue


Bob's BurgersFox7:30PMSun

preempted
The SimpsonsFox7:00PMSun

preempted
Truth Be ToldNBC8:30PMFri

completed
Significant MotherCW9:30PMMon

completed
The Odd CoupleCBS8:30PMThu


Uncle BuckABC8:30PMFri



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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