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


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Thursday, February 21

The Big Bang Theory - "The D&D Vortex" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When the gang finds out Wil Wheaton hosts a celebrity Dungeons and Dragons game involving William Shatner, Joe Manganiello, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Kevin Smith, deception and betrayal are the path to make it to the one open seat.

Young Sheldon - "A Loaf of Bread and a Grand Old Flag" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Things spiral out of control when Sheldon boycotts his favorite bread company. Also, Georgie offers Veronica a shoulder to cry on when she’s dumped by her boyfriend.

Mom - "Skippy and the Knowledge Hole" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Christy finds it challenging to quit smoking, while Bonnie helps Tammy prepare to take the GED test.

Fam - "Drunk in Love" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
During their engagement party, Clem and Nick are both shocked to learn that the other has been keeping an embarrassing secret about how they met.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine - "The Honeypot" (NBC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Jake and Holt clash over the merits of a new hire in the 99th precinct. Terry, Amy, Rosa and Charles try to do something about the cluttered bullpen.

Will & Grace - "The Pursuit of Happiness" (NBC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Grace (Debra Messing) is enlisted by Malcolm (guest star Alec Baldwin) to help him win back Karen's (Megan Mullally) affections. Will's (Eric McCormack) flirtation with his co-worker, Paul (guest star Barrett Foa), takes a turn when details about Paul's home life put Will in an ethical dilemma. And Jack's (Sean Hayes) run-in with Zusanna (guest star Andrea Martin), the sister of his former acting teacher, reignites Jack's passion for performing.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of February 18

Thursday, February 21

  • Ken Jeong (Dr. Ken/Community) - Catch Ken on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC. He will also be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am and on Strahan & Sara at 1pm.
  • James Spader (The Office) - James stops by Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Kal Penn (Deadbeat/We Are Men) - Kal visits The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Chris O'Dowd (Family Tree) - Chris is a guest on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Mark Duplass (Togetherness/The Mindy Project/The League) - Mark appears on Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Trevor Noah at 11pm.
  • Reba McEntire (Reba/Malibu Country) - Reba drops by Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Morris Chestnut (Out All Night) - Morris is a guest on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Wendi McLendon-Covey (The Goldbergs/Rules of Engagement/Reno 911!) - Wendi chats on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Finesse Mitchell (A.N.T. Farm) - Finesse is a panelist on The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • Craig Ferguson (The Drew Carey Show) - Craig is a guest on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Bill Pullman (1600 Penn) - Bill appears on Access Live, so check your local listings.
  • D'Arcy Carden (The Good Place) - D'Arcy will be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (January/February)

Fuller House - The Complete Third Season The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Fourth Season The Game - The Complete Series Step by Step - The Complete Fourth Season What I Like About You - The Complete Fourth Season

01/08 - Family Guy - 20 Greatest Hits
01/22 - Fuller House - The Complete Third Season
01/22 - The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Fourth Season (WBShop.com)
01/29 - Ballers - The Complete Fourth Season (Blu-ray)
01/29 - Crashing - The Complete Second Season
01/29 - The Game - The Complete Series
01/29 - Kidding - Season One
02/05 - Family Guy - Part 1 - Volumes 1-5
02/05 - Family Guy - Part 2 - Volumes 6-10
02/05 - Family Guy - Part 3 - Seasons 10-14
02/05 - First Lady of Television - Betty White Collection (40 rare and acclaimed episodes from her early days in television)
02/05 - Mama's Family - Seasons 1-6 - The Complete Series
02/12 - Rick and Morty - The Complete Seasons 1-3 (Blu-ray)
02/12 - Step by Step - The Complete Fourth Season
02/26 - What I Like About You - The Complete Fourth Season
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