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, May 24

The Big Bang Theory - "The Gates Excitation" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Penny gets the opportunity to host Bill Gates at work when his company wants to partner with her pharmaceutical company. Also, Leonard, Koothrappali and Wolowitz do everything in their power to meet him, while Sheldon thinks he is the victim of an April Fools prank.

Young Sheldon - "A Computer, A Plastic Pony, And A Case of Beer" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Sheldon asks for a computer and unknowingly sparks a heated argument between Mary and George Sr. over the family’s finances.

Mom - "Fancy Crackers and Giant Women" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Bonnie suffers withdrawal after giving up cable TV to help Christy pay for her law school applications, and the women rally around Jill after she has a breakdown in her favorite department store.

Life in Pieces - "Settlement Pacifier Attic Unsyncing" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When the entire Hughes family moves into John and Joan’s home after their kitchen is destroyed, their presence creates chaos for Joan. Also, Matt and Colleen are set to receive a huge monetary settlement from Colleen’s fall off the motel balcony on their wedding night; John tries to get Sophia back on track when she starts misbehaving; Tyler and Clementine make a surprise announcement to the family; and Jen and Greg attempt to persuade Lark to get rid of her pacifier.

Nobodies - "Alone Star State" (TV Land, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Mark-Paul and Rachel attend the Independent Spirit Awards together; an unassuming Hugh joins Larry in Austin, Texas, to teach unauthorized Groundlings-style seminars to a group of Texas businesspeople.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of May 21)

Thursday, May 24

  • Mindy Kaling (The Mindy Project/The Office) - Catch Mindy on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Ellie Kemper (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt/The Office) - Ellie appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Ted Danson (The Good Place/Becker/Cheers) - Ted is a guest on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Tig Notaro (One Mississippi) - Tig visits Conan at 11pm on TBS. She will also be on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Laurie Metcalf (Roseanne/The McCarthys/The Big Bang Theory) - Laurie stops by Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Kelsey Grammer (Frasier/Cheers) - Kelsey chats on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman (Parks and Recreation) - Amy and Nick are guests on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Jussie Smollett (On Our Own) - Jussie appears on The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Jane Lynch (Angel from Hell) - Jane talks about Red Nose Day and Hollywood Game Night on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.
  • Daphne Maxwell Reid (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air/Eve/Let's Stay Together) - Daphne makes her mother Rosalee's waffles on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Oliver Hudson (Splitting Up Together/Rules of Engagement) - Oliver is a guest on a repeat of Steve, so check your local listings.
  • Christine Lakin (Hollywood Darlings/Step by Step) - Christine is part of the panel on a repeat of Steve, so check your local listings.


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