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


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

I Love Lucy - Superstar Special #2 (Colorized) The Love Boat - Season Three - Volume Two Hooperman - Season One 227 - The Complete First Season (Mill Creek) Fuller House - The Complete First Season

01/03 - Girls - The Complete Fifth Season (Blu-ray)
01/10 - Broad City - Season 3
01/17 - I Love Lucy - Superstar Special #2 (Colorized)
01/17 - The Love Boat - Season Three - Volume One
01/17 - The Love Boat - Season Three - Volume Two
01/24 - Hooperman - Season One / Review
01/24 - Hooperman - Season Two / Review
01/31 - Ballers - The Complete Second Season (Blu-ray)
02/07 - Sabrina, the Teenage Witch - Sabrina Down Under
02/07 - So Little Time - Volume 1 - School's Cool - Boy Crazy
02/07 - So Little Time - Volume 2 - About a Family - Hangin' Out
02/07 - 227 - The Complete First Season (Mill Creek)
02/07 - Vice Principals - The Complete First Season (Blu-ray)
02/14 - Beavis and Butt-Head - The Complete Collection
02/14 - Grace and Frankie - Season Two
02/28 - Fuller House - The Complete First Season
More TV DVD Releases / DVD Reviews Archive / SitcomsOnline Digest


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Thursday, February 23

The Big Bang Theory - "The Comic-Con Conundrum" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
With Koothrappali cut off from his father’s fortune, he appoints Sheldon to help him get out of debt. Also, Penny considers joining Leonard at Comic-Con.

The Great Indoors - "Friends Like These" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Jack desperately begs his co-workers to pretend to be his closest friends at a dinner party after his lack of an inner circle begins to concern his girlfriend, Rachel (Maggie Lawson). However, he soon regrets asking for their help after they all behave awkwardly in her presence.

Mom - "Night Swimmin' and an English Muffin" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
When Bonnie discovers Adam is still close with his ex-wife, Danielle (Wendie Malick), Christy worries the emotional fallout could jeopardize Bonnie’s sobriety.

Life in Pieces - "Awkward Bra Automated Ordained" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Dinner gets awkward for Jen and Matt when they find themselves alone without Greg and Colleen. Also, Lark accidentally locks out Greg and Jen from the house, prompting Greg to install a complicated home automation system; Heather and Tim try to sneak wine into an ice skating show to get out of paying at the venue; and John and Joan agree to an impromptu wedding after Colleen mentions that she’s an ordained minister.

Superstore - "Wellness Fair" (NBC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When Amy (America Ferrera) sees Mateo (Nico Santos) out on a secret date with Jeff (recurring guest star Michael Bunin), she ignores Garrett's (Colton Dunn) advice to stay out of it, and ends up throwing multiple relationships - both real and imagined - into chaos. Meanwhile, Glenn (Mark McKinney) resents Jonah (Ben Feldman) for outshining him during Cloud 9's Wellness Fair, and Dina (Lauren Ash) tries to prove that Amy faked an illness.

Powerless - "Emily Dates a Henchman" (NBC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
After being urged by her team, Emily (Vanessa Hudgens) sets her sights on the dating world but unknowingly falls for one of the Riddler's henchmen (guest star Robert Buckley). Meanwhile, Teddy (Danny Pudi) and Ron (Ron Funches) find a Batman artifact and discover Van's (Alan Tudyk) superhero fantasy. Christina Kirk also stars.

Baskets - "Marthager" (FX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Martha books Chip a gig at a car crash.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of February 20)

Thursday, February 23

  • John Travolta (Welcome Back, Kotter) - Catch John on a repeat of the 2015 Jimmy Kimmel Live: After the Oscars special at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Elijah Wood (Wilfred) - Elijah stops by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Aubrey Plaza (Parks and Recreation) - Aubrey visits The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Bradley Whitford (Trophy Wife) - Bradley is a guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. He also talks about Get Out in the 9am hour. He appears on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Allison Williams (Girls) - Allison appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Paul Scheer (The League/Fresh Off the Boat) - Paul visits Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. He will also be on the AOL Build Show at 4:30pm.
  • Rob Huebel (Transparent/Burning Love) - Rob drops by Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. He will also be on the AOL Build Show at 4:30pm.
  • Nick Kroll (The League/Cavemen) - Nick appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Jermaine Fowler (Superior Donuts) - Jermaine is a guest on Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • David Spade (Rules of Enagement/8 Simple Rules/Just Shoot Me!) - David appears on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Norm Macdonald (The Norm Show/A Minute with Stan Hooper) - Norm is a guest on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Rob Schneider (Real Rob/Rob/Men Behaving Badly) - Rob appears on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • David Duchovny (Californication) - David stops by Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Mary-Louise Parker (Weeds) - Mary-Louise is a guest on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am and on LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Mae Whitman (Arrested Development) - Mae appears on Harry, so check your local listings.
  • NeNe Leakes (The New Normal) - NeNe guest co-hosts The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Billy Gardell (Mike & Molly) - Billy joins the Chew Crew on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Holly Robinson Peete (Hangin' with Mr. Cooper/For Your Love) - Holly appears on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.