Sunday, February 07, 2016

Week 20 TV Ratings and Analysis; How the Sitcoms Did

2015-16 Week 20 TV Ratings (first four nights Mon-Thu): 

Households: #1. CBS 4.99/8 rating/share (-5% in rating from first four nights week 19); #2. Fox  3.88/6 (-3%); #3. ABC 3.69/6 (+37%); #4. NBC 3.61/6 (+4%); #5. The CW 1.21/2 (-5%).
Total Viewers: #1. CBS 8.036 million (-3% from first four nights week 19); #2. Fox 6.346 million (-4%); #3. NBC 5.601 million (+3%); #4. ABC 5.501 million (+35%); #5. The CW 1.916 million (-7%).
Adults 18-49: #1. Fox 1.86/6 rating/share (-7% in rating from first four nights week 19); #2. CBS 1.56/5 (+5%); #3. NBC 1.29/4 (+3%); #4. ABC 1.22/4 (+6%); #5. The CW 0.73/2 (-6%).

We have previous week's final ratings, Week 19 (1/25-1/31/16, LIVE+SD). Fox won the week in A18-49 with a 2.20, thanks to Grease: Live.  CBS was #2 with a 1.24 rating. NBC was #3 with a 1.17 rating, while ABC was #4 with a 1.06 rating.  Among total viewers, CBS was back to #1 with 7.542 million, with Fox #2 at 6.786 million.  NBC was #3 with 4.922 million and ABC at #4 with 3.925 million.

For season to-date (9/21/15-2/4/16, LIVE+SD), NBC is #1 in A18-49 with a 2.12 rating, followed by CBS at #2 with a 1.81 rating. Fox at #3 climbing to a 1.79 rating and ABC at #4 with a 1.35 rating. Among total viewers it is CBS #1 at 9.220 million, followed by NBC at #2 with 7.817 million, Fox jumps to #3 with 5.616 million and ABC slides to #4 with 5.416 million.

Back to week 20 (2/1-2/5/16), 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 20 (Feb. 1-7) Analysis















Last Sunday (Jan. 31)(Week 19)This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
60 MinutesCBS7:00PM9,382,0009,694,000 (312,000)1.061.78 (0.72)vs. REPEAT
America's Funniest VideosABC7:00PM4,634,0004,456,000 178,000 1.000.82 0.18 REPEAT
DatelineNBC7:00PM5,666,0003,635,000 2,031,000 1.040.62 0.42
Grease: LiveFox7:00PM12,206,000
12,206,000 4.32
4.32 7-10P
The SimpsonsFox7:00PM

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Bob's BurgersFox7:30PM

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Madam SecretaryCBS8:00PM10,201,0008,319,000 1,882,000 1.151.15 - vs. 60 Min(R)
GalavantABC8:00PM2,154,0002,100,000 54,000 0.590.52 0.07 FINALE
American Ninja WarriorNBC8:00PM4,549,0002,727,000 1,822,000 1.440.89 0.55 8-11P vs. NBC Movie(R)
The SimpsonsFox8:00PM

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Cooper Barrett's GuideFox8:30PM

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The Good WifeCBS9:00PM8,027,0005,113,000 2,914,000 0.970.71 0.26 vs. Madam(R)
Marvel's Agent CarterABC9:00PM1,199,0001,434,000 (235,000)0.310.36 (0.05)REPEAT 9-10P vs. 9-11P
Family GuyFox9:00PM

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BordertownFox9:30PM

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Fox NFL NFC PostFox9:58PM
33,901,000 (33,901,000)
12.31 (12.31)
CSI: CyberCBS10:00PM6,819,0006,029,000 790,000 0.990.81 0.18 vs. NCIS(R)
Fox NFL NFC PostFox10:05PM
24,323,000 (24,323,000)
9.06 (9.06)
Shark TankABC10:00PM2,033,000
2,033,000 0.58
0.58 REPEAT
The X-FilesFox10:24PM
16,193,000 (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
SupergirlCBS8:00PM6,682,0007,902,000 (1,220,000)1.511.76 (0.25)
The BachelorABC8:00PM7,501,0007,727,000 (226,000)2.262.29 (0.03)8-10P
SuperstoreNBC8:00PM4,890,0004,934,000 (44,000)1.401.47 (0.07)
The X-FilesFox8:00PM8,367,0009,665,000 (1,298,000)2.663.22 (0.56)
Crazy Ex-GirlfriendCW8:00PM972,000884,000 88,000 0.360.31 0.05
TelenovelaNBC8:30PM3,058,0003,292,000 (234,000)0.810.92 (0.11)
ScorpionCBS9:00PM7,233,00010,694,000 (3,461,000)1.201.87 (0.67)REPEAT
Biggest LoserNBC9:00PM3,205,0003,635,000 (430,000)0.981.16 (0.18)9-11P
LuciferFox9:00PM5,998,0007,156,000 (1,158,000)1.952.43 (0.48)
Jane the VirginCW9:00PM1,042,000988,000 54,000 0.370.36 0.01
NCIS: LACBS10:00PM7,091,00010,061,000 (2,970,000)1.051.53 (0.48)REPEAT
Bachelor LiveABC10:00PM3,932,0003,928,000 4,000 1.020.96 0.06
BlindspotNBC10:00PM

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Tuesday

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
Super Bowl CommercialsCBS8:00PM11,444,000
11,444,000 2.03
2.03 8-10P
NCISCBS8:00PM
11,973,000 (11,973,000)
1.40 (1.40)
Fresh off the BoatABC8:00PM5,191,0003,528,000 1,663,000 1.420.94 0.48 vs. REPEAT
Hollywood Game NightNBC8:00PM4,124,0004,543,000 (419,000)1.051.18 (0.13)
New GirlFox8:00PM2,943,0002,844,000 99,000 1.381.21 0.17
The FlashCW8:00PM3,655,0003,712,000 (57,000)1.421.44 (0.02)
The MuppetsABC8:30PM2,757,0002,167,000 590,000 0.850.64 0.21 vs. REPEAT
GrandfatheredFox8:30PM2,533,0002,520,000 13,000 0.970.88 0.09
NCIS: New OrleansCBS9:00PM
9,206,000 (9,206,000)
1.23 (1.23)
Marvel's Agent CarterABC9:00PM2,774,0002,898,000 (124,000)0.790.87 (0.08)
Chicago MedNBC9:00PM7,540,0007,577,000 (37,000)1.601.66 (0.06)
Brooklyn Nine-NineFox9:00PM2,244,0002,377,000 (133,000)1.000.99 0.01
iZombieCW9:00PM1,428,0001,669,000 (241,000)0.550.63 (0.08)vs. Legends(R)
The GrinderFox9:30PM1,646,0002,000,000 (354,000)0.640.73 (0.09)
NCISCBS10:00PM7,422,0004,561,000 2,861,000 1.190.78 0.41 REPEAT vs. Limitless(R)
What Would You DoABC10:00PM2,286,0002,592,000 (306,000)0.660.66 -
Chicago FireNBC10:00PM8,178,0008,464,000 (286,000)1.771.81 (0.04)










Wednesday
This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
2 Broke GirlsCBS8:00PM6,342,0006,634,000 (292,000)1.561.62 (0.06)
ABC Movie: MadoffABC8:00PM7,076,000
7,076,000 1.19
1.19 8-10P
The MiddleABC8:00PM
5,190,000 (5,190,000)
1.31 (1.31)
Mysteries of LauraNBC8:00PM6,847,0005,059,000 1,788,000 1.100.79 0.31 vs. REPEAT
American IdolFox8:00PM9,176,0009,626,000 (450,000)2.302.51 (0.21)
ArrowCW8:00PM2,475,0002,778,000 (303,000)0.921.07 (0.15)
Mike & MollyCBS8:30PM6,841,0006,888,000 (47,000)1.601.55 0.05
The GoldbergsABC8:30PM
4,235,000 (4,235,000)
1.19 (1.19)
Criminal MindsCBS9:00PM5,731,0009,217,000 (3,486,000)1.171.96 (0.79)REPEAT
Modern FamilyABC9:00PM
5,065,000 (5,065,000)
1.42 (1.42)
Law & Order: SVUNBC9:00PM7,311,0004,524,000 2,787,000 1.780.96 0.82 vs. REPEAT
Hell's KitchenFox9:00PM4,596,0004,164,000 432,000 1.481.35 0.13
SupernaturalCW9:00PM1,866,0001,878,000 (12,000)0.730.73 -
black-ishABC9:30PM
4,211,000 (4,211,000)
1.19 (1.19)
Code BlackCBS10:00PM6,902,0007,470,000 (568,000)1.231.32 (0.09)
American CrimeABC10:00PM3,786,0003,633,000 153,000 0.810.90 (0.09)
Chicago P.D.NBC10:00PM7,217,0004,725,000 2,492,000 1.660.91 0.75 vs. REPEAT










Thursday
This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:00PM15,290,0009,624,000 5,666,000 3.782.05 1.73 vs. REPEAT
ABC Movie: Madoff 2ABC8:00PM6,699,000
6,699,000 1.04
1.04 8-10P
Beyond the TankABC8:00PM
4,007,000 (4,007,000)
1.08 (1.08)
You, Me and the ApocalypseNBC8:00PM3,473,0005,024,000 (1,551,000)0.861.24 (0.38)
American IdolFox8:00PM8,938,0008,774,000 164,000 2.232.33 (0.10)8-10P
Legends of TomorrowCW8:00PM2,321,0002,897,000 (576,000)0.891.12 (0.23)
Life in PiecesCBS8:30PM9,087,0007,516,000 1,571,000 2.201.60 0.60 vs. Mom(R)
MomCBS9:00PM7,955,0007,834,000 121,000 1.751.74 0.01 vs. Bang(R)
The BlacklistNBC9:00PM6,493,0007,164,000 (671,000)1.471.61 (0.14)
My Diet Is Better Than YoursABC900PM
2,082,000 (2,082,000)
0.67 (0.67)
The 100CW9:00PM1,567,0001,631,000 (64,000)0.590.59 -
Angel from HellCBS9:30PM6,341,0006,758,000 (417,000)1.361.41 (0.05)
ElementaryCBS10:00PM6,232,0006,092,000 140,000 1.101.10 -
Madoff: After the FallABC10:00PM6,651,000
6,651,000 1.16
1.16
Shades of BlueNBC10:00PM5,643,0006,490,000 (847,000)1.151.34 (0.19)










Friday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
Undercover BossCBS8:00PM6,801,0007,258,000 (457,000)1.201.31 (0.11)
Last Man StandingABC8:00PM6,729,0006,874,000 (145,000)1.201.23 (0.03)
Caught on CameraNBC8:00PM3,637,0002,733,000 904,000 0.900.80 0.10 vs. Undateable
Sleepy HollowFox8:00PM3,128,0004,751,000 (1,623,000)0.901.34 (0.44)vs. Chef Jr
The Vampire DiariesCW8:00PM1,138,0001,230,000 (92,000)0.400.49 (0.09)
Dr. KenABC8:30PM4,901,0005,128,000 (227,000)1.001.09 (0.09)
Super Bowl Halftime ShowsCBS9:00PM5,723,000
5,723,000 1.10
1.10 9-11P
Hawaii Five-0CBS9:00PM
6,566,000 (6,566,000)
0.97 (0.97)
Shark TankABC9:00PM6,111,0006,805,000 (694,000)1.401.70 (0.30)
GrimmNBC9:00PM4,382,0003,810,000 572,000 0.900.83 0.07
Second ChanceFox9:00PM2,241,0002,150,000 91,000 0.600.68 (0.08)
The OriginalsCW9:00PM926,000950,000 (24,000)0.400.37 0.03
Blue BloodsCBS10:00PM
7,787,000 (7,787,000)
1.04 (1.04)
20/20ABC10:00PM5,777,0005,412,000 365,000 1.201.02 0.18
DatelineNBC10:00PM4,912,0004,927,000 (15,000)1.001.36 (0.36)










Saturday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
Super Bowl CommercialsCBS8:00PM4,000,0002,845,000 1,155,000 0.800.49 0.31 vs. 48 Hours(R)
ABC Republican DebateABC8:00PM11,630,000
11,630,000 1.90
1.90 8-11P
NBA CountdownABC8:00PM
1,773,000 (1,773,000)
0.46 (0.46)
Dateline MysteryNBC8:00PM3,930,0004,749,000 (819,000)0.800.85 (0.05)
X-FilesFox8:00PM2,010,000
2,010,000 0.40
0.40 REPEAT
UFC Fight NightFox8:00PM
2,685,000 (2,685,000)
0.99 (0.99)8-10P
NBA on ABC PrimeABC8:30PM
3,316,000 (3,316,000)
1.18 (1.18)
NFL HonorsCBS9:00PM4,590,000
4,590,000 1.10
1.10 9-11P
Crimetime SaturdayCBS9:00PM
2,891,000 (2,891,000)
0.55 (0.55)
LuciferFox9:00PM1,800,000
1,800,000 0.50
0.50 REPEAT
48 Hours MysteryCBS10:00PM
4,321,000 (4,321,000)
0.84 (0.84)
SNL(R) NBC10:00PM3,190,0003,060,000 130,000 0.900.74 0.16 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 20 (Feb. 1-7) 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 TheoryCBS8:00PMThu15,290,0003.78
Life In PiecesCBS8:30PMThu9,087,0002.20
MomCBS9:00PMThu7,955,0001.75
Mike & MollyCBS8:30PMWed6,841,0001.60
2 Broke GirlsCBS8:00PMWed6,342,0001.56
Fresh off the BoatABC8:00PMTue5,191,0001.42
SuperstoreNBC8:00PMMon4,890,0001.40
New GirlFox8:00PMTue2,943,0001.38
Angel from HellCBS9:30PMThu6,341,0001.36
Last Man StandingABC8:00PMFri6,729,0001.2
Dr. KenABC8:30PMFri4,901,0001.0
Brooklyn Nine-NineFox9:00PMTue2,244,0001.00
GrandfatheredFox8:30PMTue2,533,0000.97
The MuppetsABC8:30PMTue2,757,0000.85
TelenovelaNBC8:30PMMon3,058,0000.81
The GrinderFox9:30PMTue1,646,0000.64
Modern FamilyABC9:00PMWed

preempted
The MiddleABC8:00PMWed

preempted
The GoldbergsABC8:30PMWed

preempted
black-ishABC9:30PMWed

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 TheoryCBS9:00PMThu


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


UndatelableNBC8:00PMFri

completed
GalavantABC8:00PMSun

completed
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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