Sunday, January 17, 2016

Week 17 TV Ratings and Analysis; How the Sitcoms Did

2015-16 Week 17 TV Ratings (first four nights Mon-Thu): 

Households: #1. CBS 5.09/9 rating/share (-19% in rating from first four nights week 16); #2. NBC 3.65/6 (-10%); #3. Fox 3.46/6 (-16%); #4. ABC 3.03/5 (-4%); #5. The CW 0.81/1 (+25%).
Total Viewers: #1. CBS 8.060 million (-20% from first four nights week 16); #2. Fox 5.710 million (-17%); #3. NBC 5.690 million (-11%); #4. ABC 4.643 million (-5%); #5. The CW 1.265 million (+28%).
Adults 18-49: #1. Fox 1.59/5 rating/share (-5% in rating from first four nights week 16); #2. CBS 1.55/5 (-17%); #3. NBC 1.35/4 (-10%); #4. ABC 1.29/4 (-7%); #5. The CW 0.40/1 (+33%).

We have previous week's final ratings, Week 16 (1/4-1/10/16, LIVE+SD). CBS won the week in A18-49, thanks to NFL Playoffs of course did a 2.64 rating.  Fox was #2 with a 2.59 rating, boosted by an NFL Playoff overrun. NBC was #3 with a 1.86 rating, while ABC was #4 with a 1.13 rating.  Among total viewers, CBS was #1 with 12.098 million, with Fox #2 at 8.213 million.  NBC was #3 with 7.461 million and ABC at #4 with 4.351 million.

For season to-date (9/21/15-1/14/16, LIVE+SD), NBC is #1 in A18-49 with a 2.22 rating, followed by CBS at #2 with a 1.84 rating. Fox at #3 with a 1.62 rating and ABC at #4 with a 1.40 rating. Among total viewers it is CBS #1 at 9.286 million, followed by NBC at #2 with 8.080 million, ABC #3 with 5.656 million and Fox #4 with 5.121 million.

Back to week 17 (Jan. 11-17), 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 17 (Jan. 11-17) Analysis















Last Sunday (Jan. 10)(Week 16)This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
60 MinutesCBS7:00PM7,206,00015,357,000 (8,151,000)0.772.77 (2.00)
America's Funniest VideosABC7:00PM4,377,0005,941,000 (1,564,000)0.821.13 (0.31)
Golden Globe ArrivalNBC7:00PM6,113,000
6,113,000 1.39
1.39
The SimpsonsFox7:00PM

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Football Night in AmericaNBC7:30PM
3,898,000 (3,898,000)
1.17 (1.17)
The OTFox7:35PM
7,748,000 (7,748,000)
2.64 (2.64)
Madam SecretaryCBS8:00PM8,971,0007,987,000 984,000 1.021.55 (0.53)vs. Boss
GalavantABC8:00PM2,410,0003,197,000 (787,000)0.600.86 (0.26)
Golden GlobesNBC8:00PM18,511,000
18,511,000 5.45
5.45 8-11P
Football Night in AmericaNBC8:00PM
12,809,000 (12,809,000)
4.19 (4.19)
NFL PostFox8:11PM23,043,000
23,043,000 8.09
8.09
The SimpsonsFox8:20PM8,332,0004,405,000 3,927,000 3.591.96 1.63
Sunday Night FootballNBC8:30PM
24,286,000 (24,286,000)
7.91 (7.91)
Cooper Barrett's GuideFox8:50PM4,565,0002,621,000 1,944,000 2.071.19 0.88
The Good WifeCBS9:00PM7,652,0003,434,000 4,218,000 1.060.77 0.29 vs. Limitless(R)
QuanticoABC9:00PM1,619,0001,912,000 (293,000)0.340.40 (0.06)9-11P REPEAT
Family GuyFox9:20PM3,917,0003,264,000 653,000 1.851.68 0.17
BordertownFox9:51PM3,579,0002,340,000 1,239,000 1.481.13 0.35
CSI: CyberCBS10:00PM6,489,0002,812,000 3,677,000 1.050.61 0.44 vs. Limitless(R)
Shark TankABC10:00PM

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DatelineNBC10:00PM

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Monday

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:00PM8,868,000
8,868,000 1.92
1.92 REPEAT
SupergirlCBS8:00PM
8,746,000 (8,746,000)
1.87 (1.87)
The BachelorABC8:00PM6,895,0007,554,000 (659,000)1.962.24 (0.28)8-10P
SuperstoreNBC8:00PM5,376,0006,036,000 (660,000)1.511.75 (0.24)
Masterchef SpecialFox8:00PM2,514,0003,604,000 (1,090,000)0.891.19 (0.30)REPEAT 8-10P vs Superhuman
GothamFox8:00PM

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Whose Line Is It?CW8:00PM1,197,0001,576,000 (379,000)0.390.47 (0.08)REPEAT
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:30PM8,277,000
8,277,000 1.94
1.94 REPEAT
TelenovelaNBC8:30PM3,612,0004,563,000 (951,000)0.981.30 (0.32)
Whose Line Is It?CW8:30PM1,247,0001,466,000 (219,000)0.390.43 (0.04)REPEAT
ScorpionCBS9:00PM7,473,00011,668,000 (4,195,000)1.362.17 (0.81)REPEAT
Biggest LoserNBC9:00PM3,497,0003,856,000 (359,000)1.061.22 (0.16)9-11P
BonesFox9:00PM

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Penn & TellerCW9:00PM1,341,0001,314,000 27,000 0.380.40 (0.02)REPEAT
NCIS: LACBS10:00PM6,869,00010,513,000 (3,644,000)1.021.61 (0.59)REPEAT
Bachelor LiveABC10:00PM3,816,0004,172,000 (356,000)0.951.04 (0.09)
BlindspotNBC10:00PM

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Tuesday

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
NCISCBS8:00PM10,973,00018,974,000 (8,001,000)1.372.66 (1.29)REPEAT
Fresh off the BoatABC8:00PM3,517,0003,583,000 (66,000)0.810.84 (0.03)REPEAT
Hollywood Game NightNBC8:00PM4,369,0004,412,000 (43,000)1.141.22 (0.08)
New GirlFox8:00PM3,251,0003,328,000 (77,000)1.471.42 0.05
MADtv 20th ReunionCW8:00PM1,611,0001,172,000 439,000 0.610.33 0.28 vs. Flash(R)
The MuppetsABC8:30PM2,160,0002,082,000 78,000 0.580.56 0.02 REPEAT
GrandfatheredFox8:30PM2,646,0002,951,000 (305,000)0.981.03 (0.05)
NCIS: New OrleansCBS9:00PM
17,251,000 (17,251,000)
2.45 (2.45)
Shark TankABC9:00PM
4,315,000 (4,315,000)
1.18 (1.18)
Chicago FireNBC9:00PM
7,426,000 (7,426,000)
1.83 (1.83)
Brooklyn Nine-NineFox9:00PM
2,730,000 (2,730,000)
1.17 (1.17)
iZombieCW9:00PM1,170,000702,000 468,000 0.470.20 0.27 vs. REPEAT
The GrinderFox9:30PM
2,134,000 (2,134,000)
0.79 (0.79)
State of Union AnalysisCBS10:09PM6,111,000
6,111,000 1.04
1.04 thru 1024P
Mike & MollyCBS10:37PM3,846,000
3,846,000 0.59
0.59 REPEAT thru 1107P
LimitlessCBS10:00PM
7,303,000 (7,303,000)
1.36 (1.36)
State of Union AnalysisABC10:09PM4,960,000
4,960,000 1.11
1.11 thru 1024P
The GoldbergsABC10:38PM2,643,000
2,643,000 0.63
0.63 REPEAT thru 1108P
Beyond the TankABC10:00PM
3,875,000 (3,875,000)
1.07 (1.07)
State of Union AnalysisNBC10:09PM6,235,000
6,235,000 1.58
1.58 thru 1024P
State of Union AnalysisNBC10:33PM4,381,000
4,381,000 0.96
0.96
Chicago MedNBC10:00PM
8,392,000 (8,392,000)
1.88 (1.88)










Wednesday
This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
2 Broke GirlsCBS8:00PM6,515,0006,290,000 225,000 1.651.66 (0.01)
The MiddleABC8:00PM7,455,0007,839,000 (384,000)1.892.09 (0.20)
Mysteries of LauraNBC8:00PM7,525,0006,841,000 684,000 1.221.04 0.18
American IdolFox8:00PM9,771,00010,964,000 (1,193,000)2.512.95 (0.44)vs. 8-10P
The FlashCW8:00PM1,224,0001,079,000 145,000 0.410.34 0.07 REPEAT vs. Arrow(R)
Mike & MollyCBS8:30PM7,135,0006,725,000 410,000 1.591.58 0.01
The GoldbergsABC8:30PM6,327,0006,612,000 (285,000)1.992.10 (0.11)
Criminal MindsCBS9:00PM9,333,000
9,333,000 2.00
2.00
People's Choice AwardsCBS9:00PM
6,033,000 (6,033,000)
1.34 (1.34)
Modern FamilyABC9:00PM8,169,0008,351,000 (182,000)2.662.76 (0.10)
Law & Order: SVUNBC9:00PM8,009,0007,383,000 626,000 1.991.76 0.23
Second ChanceFox9:00PM4,705,000
4,705,000 1.20
1.20 PREMIERE
ArrowCW9:00PM1,131,000933,000 198,000 0.390.31 0.08 REPEAT vs. Supernatural(R)
black-ishABC9:30PM6,059,0006,292,000 (233,000)1.922.06 (0.14)
Code BlackCBS10:00PM6,604,000
6,604,000 1.22
1.22
American CrimeABC10:00PM4,302,0004,740,000 (438,000)1.141.24 (0.10)
Chicago P.D.NBC10:00PM7,987,0008,746,000 (759,000)1.981.88 0.10










Thursday
This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:00PM15,751,00015,846,000 (95,000)3.773.80 (0.03)
Beyond the TankABC8:00PM4,102,0004,290,000 (188,000)0.971.00 (0.03)
Heroes RebornNBC8:00PM3,834,0003,739,000 95,000 1.011.00 0.01
American IdolFox8:00PM8,716,00010,206,000 (1,490,000)2.212.69 (0.48)8-10P
World Dog AwardsCW8:00PM1,209,000
1,209,000 0.28
0.28 8-10P
The Vampire DiariesCW8:00PM
687,000 (687,000)
0.22 (0.22)
Life In PiecesCBS8:30PM9,146,0009,270,000 (124,000)1.982.13 (0.15)
MomCBS9:00PM8,326,0008,714,000 (388,000)1.681.79 (0.11)
The BlacklistNBC9:00PM7,472,0007,522,000 (50,000)1.581.58 -
My Diet Is Better Than YoursABC900PM2,110,0002,417,000 (307,000)0.610.70 (0.09)9-11P
The OriginalsCW9:00PM
509,000 (509,000)
0.17 (0.17)
Angel from HellCBS9:30PM6,992,0008,134,000 (1,142,000)1.341.60 (0.26)
ElementaryCBS10:00PM5,982,0006,713,000 (731,000)1.131.19 (0.06)
How To Get AwayABC10:00PM

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Shades of BlueNBC10:00PM6,641,0008,550,000 (1,909,000)1.321.81 (0.49)










Friday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
Undercover BossCBS8:00PM6,492,0006,926,000 (434,000)1.101.18 (0.08)
Last Man StandingABC8:00PM7,166,0007,331,000 (165,000)1.301.29 0.01
Undateable LiveNBC8:00PM2,766,0003,149,000 (383,000)0.800.84 (0.04)
MasterChef JrFox8:00PM4,531,0004,485,000 46,000 1.401.42 (0.02)vs. 8-10P
ReignCW8:00PM1,358,0001,097,000 261,000 0.400.33 0.07
Dr. KenABC8:30PM5,411,0005,404,000 7,000 1.101.06 0.04
SuperstoreNBC8:30PM2,214,0002,310,000 (96,000)0.600.63 (0.03)REPEAT
Hawaii Five-0CBS9:00PM9,335,0009,413,000 (78,000)1.301.37 (0.07)
Shark TankABC9:00PM5,642,0005,760,000 (118,000)1.401.33 0.07
DatelineNBC9:00PM5,354,0005,633,000 (279,000)1.201.16 0.04 9-11P
GrimmNBC9:00PM

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Hell's KitchenFox9:00PM3,425,000
3,425,000 1.10
1.10 PREMIERE
Penn & TellerCW9:00PM1,239,000924,000 315,000 0.400.27 0.13 REPEAT
Blue BloodsCBS10:00PM10,492,00010,846,000 (354,000)1.301.41 (0.11)
20/20ABC10:00PM4,835,0004,521,000 314,000 1.100.90 0.20
DatelineNBC10:00PM

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Saturday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
Crimetime SaturdayCBS8:00PM7,210,000
7,210,000 1.80
1.80 REPEAT
NFL Wild CardCBS8:00PM
31,226,000 (31,226,000)
10.08 (10.08)
ABC MovieABC8:00PM1,380,000
1,380,000 0.30
0.30 8-1030P
black-ishABC8:00PM
3,999,000 (3,999,000)
1.18 (1.18)
NFL PlayoffsNBC8:00PM29,270,000
29,270,000 9.20
9.20 8-11P
Dateline MysteryNBC8:00PM
4,547,000 (4,547,000)
0.74 (0.74)
Hell's KitchenFox8:00PM1,200,000
1,200,000 0.30
0.30 REPEAT
Cooper Barrett's GuideFox8:00PM
961,000 (961,000)
0.29 (0.29)
black-ishABC8:30PM
2,866,000 (2,866,000)
0.84 (0.84)
BordertownFox8:30PM
640,000 (640,000)
0.25 (0.25)
Crimetime SaturdayCBS9:00PM4,470,000
4,470,000 0.90
0.90 REPEAT
black-ishABC9:00PM
2,705,000 (2,705,000)
0.78 (0.78)
Second ChanceFox9:00PM1,110,000806,000 304,000 0.300.22 0.08 REPEAT vs. Rosewood(R)
black-ishABC9:30PM
2,462,000 (2,462,000)
0.72 (0.72)
48 Hours MysteryCBS10:00PM4,030,000
4,030,000 0.80
0.80
Fresh off the BoatABC10:30PM1,020,000
1,020,000 0.20
0.20 REPEAT
20/20 SaturdayABC10:00PM
4,155,000 (4,155,000)
0.92 (0.92)
Shades of BlueNBC10:00PM
2,834,000 (2,834,000)
0.60 (0.60)


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 17 (Jan. 11-17) 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 TheoryCBS8:00PMThu15,751,0003.77
The SimpsonsFox8:20PMSun8,332,0003.59
Modern FamilyABC9:00PMWed8,169,0002.66
The Guide to Surviving LifeFox8:50PMSun4,565,0002.07
The GoldbergsABC8:30PMWed6,327,0001.99
Life In PiecesCBS8:30PMThu9,146,0001.98
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:30PMMon8,277,0001.94REPEAT
black-ishABC9:30PMWed6,059,0001.92
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:00PMMon8,868,0001.92REPEAT
The MiddleABC8:00PMWed7,455,0001.89
Family GuyFox9:20PMSun3,917,0001.85
MomCBS9:00PMThu8,326,0001.68
2 Broke GirlsCBS8:00PMWed6,515,0001.65
Mike & MollyCBS8:30PMWed7,135,0001.59
SuperstoreNBC8:00PMMon5,376,0001.51
BordertownFox9:51PMSun3,579,0001.48
New GirlFox8:00PMTue3,251,0001.47
Angel from HellCBS9:30PMThu6,992,0001.34
Last Man StandingABC8:00PMFri7,166,0001.3
Dr. KenABC8:30PMFri5,411,0001.1
TelenovelaNBC8:30PMMon3,612,0000.98
GrandfatheredFox8:30PMTue2,646,0000.98
Fresh off the BoatABC8:00PMTue3,517,0000.81REPEAT
UndatelableNBC8:00PMFri2,766,0000.8
The GoldbergsABC10:38PMTue2,643,0000.63REPEAT
GalavantABC8:00PMSun2,410,0000.60
SuperstoreNBC8:30PMFri2,214,0000.6REPEAT
Mike & MollyCBS10:37PMTue3,846,0000.59REPEAT
The MuppetsABC8:30PMTue2,160,0000.58REPEAT
Fresh off the BoatABC10:30PMSat1,020,0000.2REPEAT
Brooklyn Nine-NineFox9:00PMTue

preempted
The GrinderFox9:30PMTue

preempted
Bob's BurgersFox7:30PMSun

preempted
The SimpsonsFox7:00PMSun

preempted
The Last Man on EarthFox9:30PMSun

preempted
The Guide to Surviving LifeFox8:00PMSat


BordertownFox8:30PMSat


black-ishABC9:00PMSat


TelenovelaNBC9:30PMMon


New GirlFox9:00PMTue


Truth Be ToldNBC8:30PMFri

completed
Significant MotherCW9:30PMMon

completed
The Odd CoupleCBS8:30PMThu


Uncle BuckABC8:30PMFri



SOURCE: Nielsen Media Research


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Thursday, September 20

The Big Bang Theory - "The Bow Tie Asymmetry" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Amy’s parents and Sheldon’s family arrive for the wedding, everybody is focused on making sure all goes according to plan – everyone except the bride and groom.

Young Sheldon - "Vanilla Ice Cream, Gentleman Callers, and a Dinette Set" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Meemaw is pursued by two gentlemen callers (guest stars Richard Kind and Wallace Shawn), Sheldon interferes, forcing her to set some ground rules.

The Good Place - "The Burrito" (NBC, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Eleanor (Kristen Bell), Chidi (William Jackson Harper), Tahani (Jameela Jamil) and Jason (Manny Jacinto) consider just how much they have (or have not) improved. Michael (Ted Danson) is left to deal with the consequences of his recent actions.

The Good Place - "Somewhere Else" (NBC, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Michael (Ted Danson) tries to pull a rabbit out of a hat.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of September 17)

Thursday, September 20

  • Tiffany Haddish (The Last O.G./The Carmichael Show) - Catch Tiffany on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. She also talks about Night School on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.
  • Iain Armitage (Young Sheldon) - Iain appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. He will also be on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Johnny Galecki (The Big Bang Theory/Roseanne) - Johnny drops by The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Reid Scott (Veep/My Boys/It's All Relative) - Reid is a guest on Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Jeff Garlin (The Goldbergs/Curb Your Enthusiasm) - Jeff stops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Queen Latifah (Living Single) - Queen Latifah visits Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Issa Rae (Insecure) - Issa appears on The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Nancy Travis (Last Man Standing/The Bill Engvall Show/Becker/Work with Me/Almost Perfect) - Nancy is a guest on Access Live, so check your local listings.
  • Tony Danza (Taxi/Who's the Boss?/Hudson Street/The Tony Danza Show) - Tony talks about his new Netflix show The Good Cop on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Sarayu Rao (I Feel Bad/Sons of Tucson) - Sarayu talks about NBC's I Feel Bad on the BUILD Series at 1pm and on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Peyton List (Bunk'd/Jessie) - Peyton talks about Happy Together on Chatter at 8pm.
  • Jane Lynch (Angel from Hell) - Jane talks about Two Lost Souls on Couch Surfing at 8am.
  • Jane Fonda (Grace and Frankie) - Jane talks about Jane Fonda in Five Acts on GMA Day on ABC at 1pm.
  • Danny DeVito (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia/Taxi) - Danny is a guest on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (August/September)

The Big Bang Theory - The Complete Eleventh Season The Middle - The Complete Ninth Season Modern Family - The Complete Ninth Season Step by Step - The Complete Second Season Perfect Strangers - The Complete Fifth Season

08/07 - Happy Endings - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
08/15 - A.P. Bio - Season One
08/28 - Brooklyn Nine-Nine - Season Five
08/28 - Man Seeking Woman - The Complete Third Season
09/04 - It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia - The Complete Season 12
09/04 - Mom - The Complete Fifth Season
09/04 - Silicon Valley - The Complete Fifth Season
09/04 - Superstore - Season Three
09/04 - Young Sheldon - The Complete First Season
09/11 - The Big Bang Theory - The Complete Eleventh Season (Blu-ray)
09/11 - The Middle - The Complete Ninth Season
09/11 - Modern Family - The Complete Ninth Season
09/11 - People of Earth - The Complete Second Season
09/18 - Community - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
09/18 - Step by Step - The Complete Second Season
09/18 - You're the Worst - The Complete Fourth Season
09/25 - Blondie - The Complete 1957 Television Series
09/25 - Perfect Strangers - The Complete Fifth Season
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