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


New on DVD/Blu-ray (October/November)

Dr. Ken - Season One Mike & Molly - The Complete Sixth and Final Season Family Matters - The Complete Ninth Season The Lucy Show - The Complete Series The Mindy Project - Season Four

10/04 - The Andy Griffith Show - The Christmas Special (Colorized)
10/04 - I Love Lucy - Superstar Special #1 (Colorized)
10/11 - Dr. Ken - Season One
10/11 - Mike & Molly - The Complete Sixth and Final Season
10/11 - Mike & Molly - The Complete Series
10/11 - Nurse Jackie - Seasons One and Two
10/11 - Weeds - Seasons One and Two
11/01 - Schitt's Creek - Seasons One and Two
11/08 - Family Matters - The Complete Ninth Season
11/08 - Your Family or Mine - Season One
11/15 - Community - The Complete Series
11/15 - The Lucy Show - The Complete Series
11/15 - The Mindy Project - Season Four
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Friday, December 2

Last Man Standing - "Precious Snowflakes" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Mandy chooses local-celebrity Mike as the speaker for her business school’s graduation. After learning that the school requires his speech to be PC and micro-agression free, Mike decides whether or not to play by the rules. Meanwhile, Eve’s friend Cammy (Sarah Gilman) is home from college, bragging about how fantastic her new life has been, leaving Eve feeling slightly fruitless and discouraged.

Dr. Ken - "D.K's New Girlfriend" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When D.K. overhears Allison complain about him overstaying his welcome, he decides to move in with his girlfriend of three weeks. Meanwhile, Pat wants Dave to pretend he’s his adopted son; and Allison is convinced Molly wants to talk about something when she suggests they do a spa day, but the tables turn when Molly is the one doling out the advice.

I Love Lucy - "I Love Lucy Christmas Special" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
The I LOVE LUCY CHRISTMAS SPECIAL features “The Christmas Episode” and the newly colorized “Lucy Gets in Pictures.” Both were colorized with a vintage look, a nod to the 1950s period in which the shows were filmed. The main titles and end credits of the two episodes are seamlessly combined into one set at the beginning and end of the hour, with no interruption between the episodes.

“The Christmas Episode” finds the Ricardos and Mertzes decorating Lucy and Ricky’s Christmas tree and reminiscing about how their lives have changed since the arrival of the Ricardos’ son, Little Ricky (Keith Thibodeaux). Flashbacks recall the night Lucy tells Ricky she is pregnant, the time Lucy shows up unexpectedly as part of a barbershop quartet and the day Ricky and the Mertzes rehearse taking Lucy to the maternity ward.

“The Christmas Episode” was first broadcast on CBS in December 1956. The episode was not included in the series’ long history of rebroadcasts, first on CBS Daytime and later in syndication. Thought to be lost, CBS rediscovered the episode in 1989.

In the newly colorized “Lucy Gets in Pictures,” Lucy’s lifelong dream of appearing in a motion picture seems to have come true when Ricky arranges for her to play a showgirl in a new musical. Unfortunately, the enormous feathered headdress she is expected to wear as she descends a staircase proves to be too cumbersome. After numerous mishaps on the stairs, the musical’s frustrated director (Lou Krugman) decides to make a change.

“Lucy Gets in Pictures” was originally broadcast Feb. 21, 1955, and was an immediate favorite not only of viewers, but of Lucille Ball herself. She restaged the famous headdress scene, again with Krugman, in the 1962 CBS special, “Opening Night,” and in 1965 in a slightly modified form, this time with actor Danny Thomas, in her second CBS series, “The Lucy Show.”

Liv and Maddie: Cali Style - "Cali Christmas-a-Rooney" (Disney Channel, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Maddie gets upset that she can't be in Wisconsin for Christmas, so Liv helps cheer her up.

Girl Meets World - "Girl Meets a Christmas Maya" (Disney Channel, 8:30PM ET/PT)
As Christmas approaches, Riley gets excited to celebrate her favorite holiday, but for Maya, the holidays only bring back unhappy memories from her childhood.

Bunk'd - "How the Griff Stole Christmas" (Disney Channel, 8:00PM ET/PT)
The holidays arrive at Camp Kikiwaka with everyone in good spirits -- except for Griff.

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Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of November 28)

Friday, December 2

  • Chelsea Handler (Are You There, Chelsea?) - Watch Chelsea on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • John Goodman (Roseanne/Normal, Ohio) - John appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Andrew Rannells (Girls/The New Normal) - Andrew is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Holland Taylor (Two and a Half Men/The Powers That Be/Bosom Buddies) - Holland chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Melissa Rauch (The Big Bang Theory) - Melissa appears on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Busy Philipps (Vice Principals/Cougar Town) - Busy guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Randall Park (Fresh Off the Boat) - Randall stops by LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Scott Patterson (Aliens in America) - Scott is a guest on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Kevin Quinn (Bunk'd) - Kevin appears on People Now at 8:30am.
  • Miss Piggy (The Muppets) - NBC's Today catches up with Miss Piggy in the 10am hour.
  • Gaby Hoffmann (Transparent/Someone Like Me) - Gaby appears on Chelsea on Netflix.