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


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
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Thursday, September 29

Superstore - "Back to Work" (NBC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Jeff (recurring guest star Michael Bunin), the district manager from corporate, tells the Cloud 9 employees he is going to be around for the day to see what can improve in the store. Amy (America Ferrera) tries to impress him with a perfect day, but a workplace accident threatens her plan. Meanwhile, Glenn (Mark McKinney) tries to come off as a tough boss in front of Jeff, Jonah (Ben Feldman) attempts to help an unyielding Dina (Lauren Ash) win over the employees she betrayed in the strike and Mateo (Nico Santos) discovers something about Jeff in his pursuit to win him over.

The Good Place - "Jason Mendoza" (NBC, 10:00PM ET/PT)
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.

The Big Bang Theory - "The Earworm Reverberation" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Sheldon has a revelation when he realizes why a song was stuck in his head. Also, Amy invites Dave (Stephen Merchant) over for dinner despite their previously awkward date, and Wolowitz and Koothrappali become obsessed with a fan of their band, “Footprints on the Moon.”

Kevin Can Wait - "Pilot" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Kevin James stars as a newly retired police officer looking forward to spending carefree, quality time with his wife and three kids, only to find he faces tougher challenges at home than he ever did on the streets.

Better Things - "Woman Is the Something of the Something" (FX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Sam gets really looked at.

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Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of September 26)

Thursday, September 29

  • Judith Light (Transparent/Phenom/Who's the Boss?) - Catch Judith on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Tim Meadows (Son of Zorn/Marry Me/The Michael Richards Show) - Tim appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. He will also be on the AOL Build Show at 3pm.
  • Max Greenfield (New Girl/Modern Men) - Max drops by The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Ken Jeong (Dr. Ken/Community), Dave Foley (Dr. Ken/NewsRadio) and Suzy Nakamura (Dr. Ken/Go On) - Ken, Dave and Suzy are guests on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight. Ken will also be on Harry, so check your local listings.
  • January Jones (The Last Man on Earth) - January stops by Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Jerry O'Connell (We Are Men/Carpoolers/My Secret Identity) - Jerry guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Sarah Jessica Parker (Divorce/Sex and the City/Square Pegs) - Sarah appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Alfonso Ribeiro (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air/In the House/Silver Spoons) - Alfonso joins the Chew Crew on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT. He will also be on the AOL Build Show at 11am.
  • Holland Taylor (Two and a Half Men/The Powers That Be) - Holland talks about The Front Page on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Jamie-Lynn Sigler (Guys with Kids) - Jamie-Lynn is a guest on Good Day New York on WNYW-Fox5 in New York sometime between 7-10am and on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.
  • Kristen Bell (The Good Place) - Kristen appears on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.