Sunday, January 31, 2016

Week 19 TV Ratings and Analysis; How the Sitcoms Did

2015-16 Week 19 TV Ratings (first four nights Mon-Thu): 

Households: #1. CBS 5.28/9 rating/share (-12% in rating from first four nights week 18); #2. Fox  4.02/7 (+17%); #3. NBC 3.48/6 (-8%); #4. ABC 2.70/5 (-8%); #5. The CW 1.27/2 (-7%).
Total Viewers: #1. CBS 8.318 million (-14% from first four nights week 18); #2. Fox 6.641 million (+18%); #3. NBC 5.413 million (-7%); #4. ABC 4.079 million (-9%); #5. The CW 2.055 million (-8%).
Adults 18-49: #1. Fox 2.01/6 rating/share (+23% in rating from first four nights week 18); #2. CBS 1.49/5 (-13%); #3. NBC 1.25/4 (-7%); #4. ABC 1.15/4 (-7%); #5. The CW 0.78/3 (-6%).

We have previous week's final ratings, Week 18 (1/18-1/24/16, LIVE+SD). Fox won the week in A18-49, thanks to the NFL NFC Championship Game in primetime, and did a big 4.42 rating.  CBS was #2 with a 1.46 rating. NBC was #3 with a 1.13 rating, while ABC was #4 with a 1.07 rating.  Among total viewers, Fox was #1 with 13.204 million, with CBS #2 at 8.650 million.  NBC was #3 with 4.927 million and ABC at #4 with 3.973 million.

For season to-date (9/21/15-1/28/16, LIVE+SD), NBC is #1 in A18-49 with a 2.18 rating, followed by CBS at #2 with a 1.84 rating. Fox at #3 with a 1.77 rating and ABC at #4 with a 1.36 rating. Among total viewers it is CBS #1 at 9.320 million, followed by NBC at #2 with 7.970 million, Fox jumps to #3 with 5.564 million and ABC slides to #4 with 5.454 million.

Back to week 19 (Jan. 25-31), 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 19 (Jan. 25-31) Analysis















Last Sunday (Jan. 24)(Week 18)This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
60 MinutesCBS7:05PM9,694,00020,624,000(10,930,000)1.784.76(2.98)REPEAT
AFC Div PostCBS7:56PM
31,166,000(31,166,000)
9.67(9.67)
America's Funniest VideosABC7:00PM4,456,0004,767,000(311,000)0.820.85(0.03)REPEAT
DatelineNBC7:00PM3,635,0004,201,000(566,000)0.620.63(0.01)
The SimpsonsFox7:00PM
1,958,000(1,958,000)
0.76(0.76)
Bob's BurgersFox7:30PM
2,261,000(2,261,000)
1.05(1.05)
60 MinutesCBS8:05PM8,319,00011,871,000(3,552,000)1.152.03(0.88)REPEAT vs. Madam
GalavantABC8:00PM2,100,0002,320,000(220,000)0.520.57(0.05)
NBC MovieNBC8:00PM2,727,000
2,727,000 0.89
0.89 REPEAT 8-11P
DatelineNBC8:00PM
5,823,000(5,823,000)
1.00(1.00)
The SimpsonsFox8:00PM
3,949,000(3,949,000)
1.81(1.81)
Cooper Barrett's GuideFox8:30PM
2,558,000(2,558,000)
1.17(1.17)
Madam SecretaryCBS9:05PM5,113,0008,965,000(3,852,000)0.711.42(0.71)REPEAT vs. Good Wife
Marvel's Agent CarterABC9:00PM1,434,0001,467,000(33,000)0.360.36- 9-11P REPEAT vs. Quantico
Democratic DebateNBC9:00PM
10,161,000(10,161,000)
2.14(2.14)
Family GuyFox9:00PM
3,411,000(3,411,000)
1.66(1.66)
BordertownFox9:30PM
2,570,000(2,570,000)
1.17(1.17)
Fox NFL NFC PostFox9:58PM33,901,000
33,901,000 12.31
12.31
NCISCBS10:05PM6,029,000
6,029,000 0.81
0.81 REPEAT
Fox NFL NFC PostFox10:05PM24,323,000
24,323,000 9.06
9.06
Shark TankABC10:00PM

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The X-FilesFox10:24PM16,193,000
16,193,000 6.15
6.15 PREMIERE
DatelineNBC10:00PM

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Monday

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
SupergirlCBS8:00PM7,902,0008,767,000(865,000)1.761.85(0.09)
The BachelorABC8:00PM7,727,0007,561,000166,000 2.292.150.14 8-10P
SuperstoreNBC8:00PM4,934,0005,660,000(726,000)1.471.65(0.18)
The X-FilesFox8:00PM9,665,000
9,665,000 3.22
3.22
Masterchef SpecialFox8:00PM
4,183,000(4,183,000)
1.48(1.48)
Crazy Ex-GirlfriendCW8:00PM884,000
884,000 0.31
0.31
Just for LaughsCW8:00PM
1,505,000(1,505,000)
0.36(0.36)
TelenovelaNBC8:30PM3,292,0003,874,000(582,000)0.921.13(0.21)
ScorpionCBS9:00PM10,694,00011,603,000(909,000)1.872.00(0.13)
Biggest LoserNBC9:00PM3,635,0003,450,000185,000 1.160.980.18 9-11P
LuciferFox9:00PM7,156,000
7,156,000 2.43
2.43 PREMIERE
Jane the VirginCW9:00PM988,000
988,000 0.36
0.36
Whose Line Is It?CW9:30PM
1,033,000(1,033,000)
0.30(0.30)
NCIS: LACBS10:00PM10,061,00010,640,000(579,000)1.531.62(0.09)
Bachelor LiveABC10:00PM3,928,0003,939,000(11,000)0.960.920.04
BlindspotNBC10:00PM

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Tuesday

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
NCISCBS8:00PM11,973,00017,505,000(5,532,000)1.402.41(1.01)REPEAT
Fresh off the BoatABC8:00PM3,528,000
3,528,000 0.94
0.94 REPEAT
Marvel Captain America 75 YrsABC8:00PM
3,204,000(3,204,000)
0.88(0.88)
Hollywood Game NightNBC8:00PM4,543,0004,637,000(94,000)1.181.25(0.07)
New GirlFox8:00PM2,844,0002,949,000(105,000)1.211.27(0.06)
The FlashCW8:00PM3,712,0003,407,000305,000 1.441.350.09
The MuppetsABC8:30PM2,167,000
2,167,000 0.64
0.64 REPEAT
GrandfatheredFox8:30PM2,520,0002,501,00019,000 0.880.93(0.05)
NCIS: New OrleansCBS9:00PM9,206,00013,298,000(4,092,000)1.231.81(0.58)REPEAT
Marvel's Agent CarterABC9:00PM2,898,0003,177,000(279,000)0.870.92(0.05)vs 9-11P
Chicago MedNBC9:00PM7,577,0007,050,000527,000 1.661.560.10
Brooklyn Nine-NineFox9:00PM2,377,0002,372,0005,000 0.991.08(0.09)
Legends of TomorrowCW9:00PM1,669,000
1,669,000 0.63
0.63 REPEAT
DC Legends SpecialCW9:00PM
2,503,000(2,503,000)
0.87(0.87)
The GrinderFox9:30PM2,000,0001,974,00026,000 0.730.77(0.04)
DC Justice LeagueCW9:30PM
1,807,000(1,807,000)
0.82(0.82)
LimitlessCBS10:00PM4,561,0006,333,000(1,772,000)0.781.18(0.40)REPEAT
What Would You DoABC10:00PM2,592,000
2,592,000 0.66
0.66 PREMIERE
Chicago FireNBC10:00PM8,464,0008,159,000305,000 1.811.770.04










Wednesday
This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
2 Broke GirlsCBS8:00PM6,634,0006,644,000(10,000)1.621.70(0.08)
The MiddleABC8:00PM5,190,0007,241,000(2,051,000)1.311.84(0.53)REPEAT
Mysteries of LauraNBC8:00PM5,059,0007,002,000(1,943,000)0.791.15(0.36)REPEAT
American IdolFox8:00PM9,626,0009,223,000403,000 2.512.380.13
ArrowCW8:00PM2,778,0002,829,000(51,000)1.071.09(0.02)
Mike & MollyCBS8:30PM6,888,0007,039,000(151,000)1.551.66(0.11)
The GoldbergsABC8:30PM4,235,0006,212,000(1,977,000)1.191.97(0.78)REPEAT
Criminal MindsCBS9:00PM9,217,0009,252,000(35,000)1.961.98(0.02)
Modern FamilyABC9:00PM5,065,0005,791,000(726,000)1.421.63(0.21)REPEAT
Law & Order: SVUNBC9:00PM4,524,0006,908,000(2,384,000)0.961.70(0.74)REPEAT
Hell's KitchenFox9:00PM4,164,0003,747,000417,000 1.350.980.37 vs. Second
SupernaturalCW9:00PM1,878,0001,829,00049,000 0.730.720.01
black-ishABC9:30PM4,211,0005,721,000(1,510,000)1.191.74(0.55)REPEAT
Code BlackCBS10:00PM7,470,0007,290,000180,000 1.321.42(0.10)
American CrimeABC10:00PM3,633,0003,767,000(134,000)0.900.99(0.09)
Chicago P.D.NBC10:00PM4,725,0006,518,000(1,793,000)0.911.51(0.60)REPEAT










Thursday
This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:00PM9,624,00011,085,000(1,461,000)2.052.22(0.17)REPEAT
Beyond the TankABC8:00PM4,007,0004,275,000(268,000)1.080.970.11
You, Me and the ApocalypseNBC8:00PM5,024,0003,832,0001,192,000 1.241.000.24 PREMIERE vs. Heroes
American IdolFox8:00PM8,774,0009,363,000(589,000)2.332.38(0.05)8-10P
Legends of TomorrowCW8:00PM2,897,0003,214,000(317,000)1.121.23(0.11)
MomCBS8:30PM7,516,0008,778,000(1,262,000)1.601.96(0.36)REPEAT vs. Life
The Big Bang TheoryCBS9:00PM7,834,0008,490,000(656,000)1.741.700.04 REPEAT vs. Mom
The BlacklistNBC9:00PM7,164,0007,424,000(260,000)1.611.550.06
My Diet Is Better Than YoursABC900PM2,082,0002,222,000(140,000)0.670.620.05 9-11P FINALE
The 100CW9:00PM1,631,0001,881,000(250,000)0.590.67(0.08)
Angel from HellCBS9:30PM6,758,0007,025,000(267,000)1.411.380.03
ElementaryCBS10:00PM6,092,0006,327,000(235,000)1.101.10-
How To Get AwayABC10:00PM

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Shades of BlueNBC10:00PM6,490,0006,935,000(445,000)1.341.36(0.02)










Friday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
Undercover BossCBS8:00PM7,276,0007,938,000(662,000)1.301.42(0.12)
Last Man StandingABC8:00PM6,838,0005,800,0001,038,000 1.200.920.28 vs. REPEAT
Undateable LiveNBC8:00PM2,749,0003,649,000(900,000)0.800.88(0.08)8-9P FINALE vs. Caught
MasterChef JrFox8:00PM4,726,0004,783,000(57,000)1.301.49(0.19)FINALE
The Vampire DiariesCW8:00PM1,236,0001,237,000(1,000)0.500.350.15 vs. Reign
Dr. KenABC8:30PM5,133,0004,348,000785,000 1.100.810.29 vs. REPEAT
Hawaii Five-0CBS9:00PM6,528,00010,071,000(3,543,000)1.001.41(0.41)REPEAT
Shark TankABC9:00PM6,779,0004,479,0002,300,000 1.701.060.64 vs. REPEAT
GrimmNBC9:00PM3,794,000
3,794,000 0.80
0.80
DatelineNBC9:00PM
5,844,000(5,844,000)
1.28(1.28)
Second ChanceFox9:00PM2,228,0003,613,000(1,385,000)0.701.30(0.60)vs. Hell's
The OriginalsCW9:00PM930,0001,213,000(283,000)0.400.340.06 vs. Penn(R)
Blue BloodsCBS10:00PM7,765,00011,555,000(3,790,000)
1.50(1.50)REPEAT
20/20ABC10:00PM5,410,0003,803,0001,607,000 1.000.830.17
DatelineNBC10:00PM4,944,000
4,944,000 1.40
1.40










Saturday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
48 Hours MysteryCBS8:00PM2,830,0004,816,000(1,986,000)0.400.61(0.21)REPEAT vs. Crime(R)
NBA CountdownABC8:00PM1,970,0002,437,000(467,000)0.500.60(0.10)
Dateline MysteryNBC8:00PM4,750,000
4,750,000 0.90
0.90
US Figure SkatingNBC8:00PM
3,701,000(3,701,000)
0.62(0.62)
UFC Fight NightFox8:00PM2,430,0002,518,000(88,000)0.800.790.01 8-10P vs. Boxing
Hell's KitchenFox8:00PM

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NBA on ABC PrimeABC8:30PM3,170,0003,916,000(746,000)1.101.46(0.36)830-11P
Crimetime SaturdayCBS9:00PM2,860,0004,976,000(2,116,000)0.600.77(0.17)REPEAT vs. 48 Hrs(R)
Second ChanceFox9:00PM

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48 Hours MysteryCBS10:00PM4,370,0005,621,000(1,251,000)0.800.94(0.14)
20/20 SaturdayABC10:00PM

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SNL(R) NBC10:00PM3,090,000
3,090,000 0.80
0.80 REPEAT


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 19 (Jan. 25-31) 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 TheoryCBS8:00PMThu9,624,0002.05REPEAT
The Big Bang TheoryCBS9:00PMThu7,834,0001.74REPEAT
MomCBS8:30PMThu7,516,0001.60REPEAT
Mike & MollyCBS8:30PMWed6,888,0001.55
SuperstoreNBC8:00PMMon4,934,0001.47
Modern FamilyABC9:00PMWed5,065,0001.42REPEAT
Angel from HellCBS9:30PMThu6,758,0001.41
2 Broke GirlsCBS8:00PMWed6,640,0001.32
The MiddleABC8:00PMWed5,190,0001.31REPEAT
New GirlFox8:00PMTue2,844,0001.21
Last Man StandingABC8:00PMFri6,838,0001.2
The GoldbergsABC8:30PMWed4,235,0001.19REPEAT
black-ishABC9:30PMWed4,211,0001.19REPEAT
Dr. KenABC8:30PMFri5,133,0001.1
Brooklyn Nine-NineFox9:00PMTue2,377,0000.99
Fresh off the BoatABC8:00PMTue3,528,0000.94REPEAT
TelenovelaNBC8:30PMMon3,292,0000.92
GrandfatheredFox8:30PMTue2,520,0000.88
UndatelableNBC8:00PMFri2,749,0000.8FINALE
The GrinderFox9:30PMTue2,000,0000.73
The MuppetsABC8:30PMTue2,167,0000.64REPEAT
GalavantABC8:00PMSun2,100,0000.52
Life In PiecesCBS8:30PMThu

preempted
The SimpsonsFox8:00PMSun

preempted
Family GuyFox9:00PMSun

preempted
The Guide to Surviving LifeFox8:30PMSun

preempted
BordertownFox9:30PMSun

preempted
Bob's BurgersFox7:30PMSun

preempted
The SimpsonsFox7:00PMSun

preempted
SuperstoreNBC8:30PMFri

preempted
The Last Man on EarthFox9:30PMSun

preempted
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:30PMMon


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

Tuesday, November 13

The Conners - "The Separation of Church and Dan" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When Geena learns that D.J. hasn’t been taking Mary to church while she’s been away, she insists they go as a family to uphold her traditional values. To make matters worse, Mary refuses to attend without her cousins Harris and Mark, leaving D.J. in the last situation he wants to be in – at the mercy of Darlene. Meanwhile, Mark’s attempt to conduct an unbiased survey on the upcoming election for his school project goes south when Jackie volunteers to help.

The Kids Are Alright - "Peggy's Day Out" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
To hide a mess Eddie made, his girlfriend, Wendi, tries to distract Peggy by insisting she take a day off with a fun day out while they take care of the housework. To everyone’s surprise, Peggy accepts the offer and requests Wendi tag along, with the ulterior motive of teaching her a lesson. Meanwhile, Eddie enlists the help of his brothers to clean up and keep Mike out of the house while Wendi and Peggy are out. Elsewhere, Pat introduces Timmy to his secret dog.

black-ish - "Purple Rain" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
The family is shocked to learn that Jack and Diane are not familiar with the iconic music of Prince. One by one, each member of the family works to explain Prince’s tremendous impact on their lives through his music.

Splitting Up Together - "War of the Wagners" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Lena and Martin’s escalating battle for control of the house is put on hold when Milo announces he wants to go to a school for the gifted – to which they think he will not be accepted. Meanwhile, they both meet a contractor for the house, Vlad, but Lena undermines him and scares Vlad away. Things get uglier between Lena and Oliver after she introduces a new member to the family as payback for all the back-and-forth about the house. Elsewhere, Lena and Martin give conflicting advice to Mason on how to deal with his recent breakup.

The Guest Book - "Two Steps Forward, One Step Back" (TBS, 10:30PM ET/PT)
Mike and his family hate spending every summer in a subpar vacation home far from the beach; in order to afford paying a booking fee for their dream house, the Barefeet Retreat, Mike pulls double shifts and ends up paying more than he bargained for.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of November 12)

Tuesday, November 13

  • Jason Mantzoukas (The League) - Catch Jason on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Jenifer Lewis (black-ish/The PJs) - Jenifer appears on Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Trevor Noah at 11pm.
  • Taran Killam (Single Parents) - Taran visits E!'s Busy Tonight at 10pm.
  • Paul Shaffer (A Year at the Top) - Paul stops by The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • The Cast of The Conners - Michael Fishman, John Goodman, Lecy Goranson, Laurie Metcalf and Maya Lynne Robinson are guests on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Jamie Foxx (The Jamie Foxx Show) - Jamie previews the film Robin Hood on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Tig Notaro (One Mississippi) - Tig appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Tatyana Ali (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air/Love That Girl!) - Tatyana talks about her upcoming two Holiday movies for Lifetime and Hallmark on E!'s Daily Pop at 12pm.
  • Damon Wayans Jr. (Happy Together/Happy Endings/New Girl) - Damon is a guest on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Bryan Cranston (Malcolm in the Middle) - Bryan talks about The Upside Down and Network on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.
  • Ashley Tisdale (The Suite Life of Zack & Cody/Clipped) - Ashley appears on the BUILD Series at 4pm.


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