Sunday, January 24, 2016

Week 18 TV Ratings and Analysis; How the Sitcoms Did

2015-16 Week 18 TV Ratings (first four nights Mon-Thu): 

Households: #1. CBS 6.02/10 rating/share (+18% in rating from first four nights week 17); #2. NBC 3.79/6 (+4%); #3. Fox 3.43/6 (-1%); #4. ABC 2.92/5 (-4%); #5. The CW 1.37/2 (+69%).
Total Viewers: #1. CBS 9.631 million (+19% from first four nights week 17); #2. NBC 5.844 million (+3%); #3. Fox 5.631 million (-1%); #4. ABC 4.471 million (-4%); #5. The CW 2.240 million (+77%).
Adults 18-49: #1. CBS 1.72/6 rating/share (+11% in rating from first four nights week 17); #2. Fox 1.64/5 (+3%); #3. NBC 1.35/4 (even); #4. ABC 1.23/4 (-5%); #5. The CW 0.83/3 (+108%).

We have previous week's final ratings, Week 17 (1/11-1/17/16, LIVE+SD). NBC won the week in A18-49, thanks to NFL Playoffs of course, and did a 2.56 rating.  CBS was #2 with a 2.27 rating, boosted by an NFL Playoff overrun. Fox was #3 with a 1.30 rating, while ABC was #4 with a 0.99 rating.  Among total viewers, CBS was #1 with 10.560 million, with NBC #2 at 9.631 million.  Fox  was #3 with 4.187 million and ABC at #4 with 3.874 million.

For season to-date (9/21/15-1/21/16, LIVE+SD), NBC is #1 in A18-49 with a 2.24 rating, followed by CBS at #2 with a 1.86 rating. Fox at #3 with a 1.60 rating and ABC at #4 with a 1.38 rating. Among total viewers it is CBS #1 at 9.399 million, followed by NBC at #2 with 8.162 million, ABC #3 with 5.552 million and Fox #4 with 5.078 million.

Back to week 18 (Jan. 18-24), 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 18 (Jan. 18-24) Analysis















Last Sunday (Jan. 17)(Week 17)This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
AFC Div PostCBS7:56PM31,166,000
31,166,000 9.67
9.67
60 MinutesCBS8:02PM20,624,0007,206,00013,418,000 4.760.773.99
America's Funniest VideosABC7:00PM4,767,0004,377,000390,000 0.850.820.03
DatelineNBC7:00PM4,201,0006,113,000(1,912,000)0.631.39(0.76)vs. Globe Arrivals
The SimpsonsFox7:00PM1,958,000
1,958,000 0.76
0.76 REPEAT
Bob's BurgersFox7:30PM2,261,000
2,261,000 1.05
1.05
Madam SecretaryCBS9:02PM11,871,0008,971,0002,900,000 2.031.021.01
GalavantABC8:00PM2,320,0002,410,000(90,000)0.570.60(0.03)
DatelineNBC8:00PM5,823,000
5,823,000 1.00
1.00
Golden GlobesNBC8:00PM
18,511,000(18,511,000)
5.45(5.45)
The SimpsonsFox8:00PM3,949,0008,332,000(4,383,000)1.813.59(1.78)
NFL PostFox8:11PM
23,043,000(23,043,000)
8.09(8.09)
Cooper Barrett's GuideFox8:30PM2,558,0004,565,000(2,007,000)1.172.07(0.90)
The Good WifeCBS10:02PM8,965,0007,652,0001,313,000 1.421.060.36
QuanticoABC9:00PM1,467,0001,619,000(152,000)0.360.340.02 9-11P REPEAT
Democratic DebateNBC9:00PM10,161,000
10,161,000 2.14
2.14 9-11P
Family GuyFox9:00PM3,411,0003,917,000(506,000)1.661.85(0.19)
BordertownFox9:30PM2,570,0003,579,000(1,009,000)1.171.48(0.31)
CSI: CyberCBS10:00PM
6,489,000(6,489,000)
1.05(1.05)
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
SupergirlCBS8:00PM8,767,000
8,767,000 1.85
1.85
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:00PM
8,868,000(8,868,000)
1.92(1.92)
The BachelorABC8:00PM7,561,0006,895,000666,000 2.151.960.19 8-10P
SuperstoreNBC8:00PM5,660,0005,376,000284,000 1.651.510.14
Masterchef SpecialFox8:00PM4,183,0002,514,0001,669,000 1.480.890.59 8-10P vs REPEAT
GothamFox8:00PM

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Just for LaughsCW8:00PM1,505,000
1,505,000 0.36
0.36 8-930P
Whose Line Is It?CW8:00PM
1,197,000(1,197,000)
0.39(0.39)
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:30PM
8,277,000(8,277,000)
1.94(1.94)
TelenovelaNBC8:30PM3,874,0003,612,000262,000 1.130.980.15
Whose Line Is It?CW8:30PM
1,247,000(1,247,000)
0.39(0.39)
ScorpionCBS9:00PM11,603,0007,473,0004,130,000 2.001.360.64 vs. REPEAT
Biggest LoserNBC9:00PM3,450,0003,497,000(47,000)0.981.06(0.08)9-11P
BonesFox9:00PM

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Penn & TellerCW9:00PM
1,341,000(1,341,000)
0.38(0.38)
Whose Line Is It?CW9:30PM1,033,000
1,033,000 0.30
0.30 REPEAT
NCIS: LACBS10:00PM10,640,0006,869,0003,771,000 1.621.020.60 vs. REPEAT
Bachelor LiveABC10:00PM3,939,0003,816,000123,000 0.920.95(0.03)
BlindspotNBC10:00PM

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Tuesday

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
NCISCBS8:00PM17,505,00010,973,0006,532,000 2.411.371.04 vs. REPEAT
Marvel Captain America 75 YrsABC8:00PM3,204,000
3,204,000 0.88
0.88
Fresh off the BoatABC8:00PM
3,517,000(3,517,000)
0.81(0.81)
Hollywood Game NightNBC8:00PM4,637,0004,369,000268,000 1.251.140.11
New GirlFox8:00PM2,949,0003,251,000(302,000)1.271.47(0.20)
The FlashCW8:00PM3,407,0001,611,0001,796,000 1.350.610.74 vs. MADtv
The MuppetsABC8:30PM
2,160,000(2,160,000)
0.58(0.58)
GrandfatheredFox8:30PM2,501,0002,646,000(145,000)0.930.98(0.05)
NCIS: New OrleansCBS9:00PM13,298,000
13,298,000 1.81
1.81
Marvel's Agent CarterABC9:00PM3,177,000
3,177,000 0.92
0.92 9-11P PREMIERE
Chicago MedNBC9:00PM7,050,000
7,050,000 1.56
1.56
Brooklyn Nine-NineFox9:00PM2,372,000
2,372,000 1.08
1.08
DC Legends SpecialCW9:00PM2,503,000
2,503,000 0.87
0.87
iZombieCW9:00PM
1,170,000(1,170,000)
0.47(0.47)
The GrinderFox9:30PM1,974,000
1,974,000 0.77
0.77
DC Justice LeagueCW9:30PM1,807,000
1,807,000 0.82
0.82
LimitlessCBS10:00PM6,333,000
6,333,000 1.18
1.18
State of Union AnalysisCBS10:09PM
6,111,000(6,111,000)
1.04(1.04)
Mike & MollyCBS10:37PM
3,846,000(3,846,000)
0.59(0.59)
Beyond the TankABC10:00PM

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State of Union AnalysisABC10:09PM
4,960,000(4,960,000)
1.11(1.11)
The GoldbergsABC10:38PM
2,643,000(2,643,000)
0.63(0.63)
State of Union AnalysisNBC10:09PM
6,235,000(6,235,000)
1.58(1.58)
State of Union AnalysisNBC10:33PM
4,381,000(4,381,000)
0.96(0.96)
Chicago FireNBC10:00PM8,159,000
8,159,000 1.77
1.77










Wednesday
This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
2 Broke GirlsCBS8:00PM6,644,0006,515,000129,000 1.701.650.05
The MiddleABC8:00PM7,241,0007,455,000(214,000)1.841.89(0.05)
Mysteries of LauraNBC8:00PM7,002,0007,525,000(523,000)1.151.22(0.07)
American IdolFox8:00PM9,223,0009,771,000(548,000)2.382.51(0.13)
ArrowCW8:00PM2,829,0001,224,0001,605,000 1.090.410.68 vs. Flash(R)
Mike & MollyCBS8:30PM7,039,0007,135,000(96,000)1.661.590.07
The GoldbergsABC8:30PM6,212,0006,327,000(115,000)1.971.99(0.02)
Criminal MindsCBS9:00PM9,252,0009,333,000(81,000)1.982.00(0.02)
Modern FamilyABC9:00PM5,791,0008,169,000(2,378,000)1.632.66(1.03)REPEAT
Law & Order: SVUNBC9:00PM6,908,0008,009,000(1,101,000)1.701.99(0.29)
Second ChanceFox9:00PM3,747,0004,705,000(958,000)0.981.20(0.22)
SupernaturalCW9:00PM1,829,0001,131,000698,000 0.720.390.33 vs. Arrow(R)
black-ishABC9:30PM5,721,0006,059,000(338,000)1.741.92(0.18)
Code BlackCBS10:00PM7,290,0006,604,000686,000 1.421.220.20
American CrimeABC10:00PM3,767,0004,302,000(535,000)0.991.14(0.15)
Chicago P.D.NBC10:00PM6,518,0007,987,000(1,469,000)1.511.98(0.47)










Thursday
This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:00PM11,085,00015,751,000(4,666,000)2.223.77(1.55)REPEAT
Beyond the TankABC8:00PM4,275,0004,102,000173,000 0.970.97-
Heroes RebornNBC8:00PM3,832,0003,834,000(2,000)1.001.01(0.01)
American IdolFox8:00PM9,363,0008,716,000647,000 2.382.210.17 8-10P
Legends of TomorrowCW8:00PM3,214,000
3,214,000 1.23
1.23 PREMIERE
World Dog AwardsCW8:00PM
1,209,000(1,209,000)
0.28(0.28)
Life In PiecesCBS8:30PM8,778,0009,146,000(368,000)1.961.98(0.02)
MomCBS9:00PM8,490,0008,326,000164,000 1.701.680.02
The BlacklistNBC9:00PM7,424,0007,472,000(48,000)1.551.58(0.03)
My Diet Is Better Than YoursABC900PM2,222,0002,110,000112,000 0.620.610.01 9-11P
The 100CW9:00PM1,881,000
1,881,000 0.67
0.67 PREMIERE
Angel from HellCBS9:30PM7,025,0006,992,00033,000 1.381.340.04
ElementaryCBS10:00PM6,327,0005,982,000345,000 1.101.13(0.03)
How To Get AwayABC10:00PM

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Shades of BlueNBC10:00PM6,935,0006,641,000294,000 1.361.320.04










Friday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
Undercover BossCBS8:00PM8,026,0006,504,0001,522,000 1.401.120.28
Last Man StandingABC8:00PM5,842,0006,991,000(1,149,000)0.901.29(0.39)REPEAT
Caught on CameraNBC8:00PM3,816,000
3,816,000 0.90
0.90
Undateable LiveNBC8:00PM
2,749,000(2,749,000)
0.77(0.77)
MasterChef JrFox8:00PM4,860,0004,559,000301,000 1.501.370.13
ReignCW8:00PM1,264,0001,099,000165,000 0.400.330.07
Dr. KenABC8:30PM4,378,0005,227,000(849,000)0.801.05(0.25)REPEAT
SuperstoreNBC8:30PM
2,216,000(2,216,000)
0.61(0.61)
Hawaii Five-0CBS9:00PM9,998,0009,480,000518,000 1.401.300.10
Shark TankABC9:00PM4,482,0005,638,000(1,156,000)1.101.42(0.32)REPEAT
DatelineNBC9:00PM5,963,0005,368,000595,000 1.301.210.09 9-11P
Hell's KitchenFox9:00PM3,629,0003,413,000216,000 1.301.140.16
Penn & TellerCW9:00PM1,222,000927,000295,000 0.300.260.04 REPEAT
Blue BloodsCBS10:00PM11,405,00010,622,000783,000 1.501.280.22
20/20ABC10:00PM3,900,0004,812,000(912,000)0.901.10(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 SaturdayCBS8:00PM4,846,0005,296,000(450,000)0.601.17(0.57)REPEAT
NBA CountdownABC8:00PM2,491,000
2,491,000 0.60
0.60
ABC MovieABC8:00PM
1,367,000(1,367,000)
0.34(0.34)
US Figure SkatingNBC8:00PM3,695,00033,732,000(30,037,000)0.6010.62(10.02)8-11P vs. NFL Playoffs
Dateline MysteryNBC8:00PM

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Premier BoxingFox8:00PM2,235,000
2,235,000 0.70
0.70 8-11P
Hell's KitchenFox8:00PM
1,195,000(1,195,000)
0.35(0.35)
NBA on ABC PrimeABC8:30PM3,692,000
3,692,000 1.40
1.40 830-11P
48 Hours MysteryCBS9:00PM4,970,000424,0004,546,000 0.800.83(0.03)REPEAT vs. Crime(R)
Second ChanceFox9:00PM
1,104,000(1,104,000)
0.32(0.32)
48 Hours MysteryCBS10:00PM5,609,0004,172,0001,437,000 0.900.790.11
Fresh off the BoatABC10:30PM
1,035,000(1,035,000)
0.25(0.25)
20/20 SaturdayABC10:00PM

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Shades of BlueNBC10:00PM

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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 18 (Jan. 18-24) 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 TheoryCBS8:00PMThu11,085,0002.22REPEAT
The GoldbergsABC8:30PMWed6,212,0001.97
Life In PiecesCBS8:30PMThu8,778,0001.96
The MiddleABC8:00PMWed7,241,0001.84
The SimpsonsFox8:00PMSun3,949,0001.81
black-ishABC9:30PMWed5,721,0001.74
MomCBS9:00PMThu8,490,0001.70
2 Broke GirlsCBS8:00PMWed6,644,0001.70
Family GuyFox9:00PMSun3,411,0001.66
Mike & MollyCBS8:30PMWed7,039,0001.66
SuperstoreNBC8:00PMMon5,660,0001.65
Modern FamilyABC9:00PMWed5,791,0001.63REPEAT
Angel from HellCBS9:30PMThu7,025,0001.38
New GirlFox8:00PMTue2,949,0001.27
The Guide to Surviving LifeFox8:30PMSun2,558,0001.17
BordertownFox9:30PMSun2,570,0001.17
TelenovelaNBC8:30PMMon3,874,0001.13
Brooklyn Nine-NineFox9:00PMTue2,372,0001.08
Bob's BurgersFox7:30PMSun2,261,0001.05
GrandfatheredFox8:30PMTue2,501,0000.93
Last Man StandingABC8:00PMFri5,842,0000.9REPEAT
Dr. KenABC8:30PMFri4,378,0000.8REPEAT
The GrinderFox9:30PMTue1,974,0000.77
The SimpsonsFox7:00PMSun1,958,0000.76REPEAT
GalavantABC8:00PMSun2,320,0000.57
Fresh off the BoatABC8:00PMTue

preempted
UndatelableNBC8:00PMFri

preempted
SuperstoreNBC8:30PMFri

preempted
The MuppetsABC8:30PMTue

preempted
The Last Man on EarthFox9:30PMSun

preempted
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:30PMMon


The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:00PMMon


The GoldbergsABC10:38PMTue


Mike & MollyCBS10:37PMTue


Fresh off the BoatABC10:30PMSat


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


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  • Tom Papa (Come to Papa) - Tom is a guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Kevin Nealon (Man with a Plan/Weeds/Hiller and Diller/Champs) - Kevin appears on LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Bella Thorne (Shake It Up) - Bella is a guest on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
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