Sunday, February 14, 2016

Week 21 TV Ratings and Analysis; How the Sitcoms Did

2015-16 Week 21 TV Ratings (first four nights Mon-Thu): 

Households: #1. CBS 5.92/10 rating/share (+19% in rating from first four nights week 20); #2. Fox  3.80/6 (-2%); #3. ABC 3.79/6 (+3%); #4. NBC 3.66/6 (+1%); #5. The CW 1.18/2 (-2%).
Total Viewers: #1. CBS 9.495 million (+18% from first four nights week 20); #2. Fox 6.273 million (-1%); #3. ABC 5.772 million (+5%); #4. NBC 5.697 million (+2%); #5. The CW 1.916 million (even).
Adults 18-49: #1. CBS 1.78/6 rating/share (+14% in rating from first four nights week 20); #2. Fox 1.75/6 (-6%); #3. ABC 1.65/6 (+35%); #4. NBC 1.34/4 (+4%); #5. The CW 0.74/2 (+1%).

We have previous week's final ratings, Week 20 (2/1-2/7/16, LIVE+SD). CBS won the week in A18-49 with a big 7.73 rating, thanks to the Super Bowl of course.  Fox was #2 with a 1.22 rating. ABC was #3 with a 1.18 rating, while NBC was #4 with a 1.02 rating.  Among total viewers, CBS was of course #1 with 25.169 million, with ABC #2 at 5.947 million.  NBC was #3 with 4.469 million and Fox at #4 with 4.163 million.

For season to-date (9/21/15-2/11/16, LIVE+SD), CBS is now #1 in A18-49 with a 2.10 rating, followed by now NBC at #2 with a 2.07 rating. Fox at #3 with a 1.76 rating and ABC at #4 with a 1.35 rating. Among total viewers it is CBS #1 at 10.038 million, followed by NBC at #2 with 7.653 million, Fox holding on to #3 with 5.547 million and ABC at #4 with 5.449 million.

Back to week 21 (2/8-2/14/16), 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 21 (Feb. 8-14) Analysis















Last Sunday (Feb. 7)(Week 20)This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
Super Bowl 50CBS6:39PM111,864,000
111,864,000 37.74
37.74
60 MinutesCBS7:00PM
9,382,000 (9,382,000)
1.06 (1.06)
America's Funniest VideosABC7:00PM1,997,0004,634,000 (2,637,000)0.291.00 (0.71)REPEAT
DatelineNBC7:00PM1,688,0005,666,000 (3,978,000)0.291.04 (0.75)REPEAT 7-830P vs. 7-8P
The SimpsonsFox7:00PM838,000
838,000 0.32
0.32 REPEAT
Grease: LiveFox7:00PM
12,206,000 (12,206,000)
4.32 (4.32)
Bob's BurgersFox7:30PM838,000
838,000 0.38
0.38 REPEAT
Madam SecretaryCBS8:00PM
10,201,000 (10,201,000)
1.15 (1.15)
America's Funniest VideosABC8:00PM2,120,0002,154,000 (34,000)0.390.59 (0.20)REPEAT vs. Galavant
NBC MovieNBC8:30PM1,809,0004,549,000 (2,740,000)0.551.44 (0.89)830-11P vs. Ninja 8-11P
The SimpsonsFox8:00PM1,123,000
1,123,000 0.50
0.50 REPEAT
Cooper Barrett's GuideFox8:30PM654,000
654,000 0.29
0.29 REPEAT
The Good WifeCBS9:00PM
8,027,000 (8,027,000)
0.97 (0.97)
Beyond the TankABC9:00PM1,219,0001,199,000 20,000 0.270.31 (0.04)REPEAT vs. Carter(R)
Family GuyFox9:00PM954,000
954,000 0.41
0.41 REPEAT
BordertownFox9:30PM876,000
876,000 0.36
0.36 REPEAT
CSI: CyberCBS10:00PM
6,819,000 (6,819,000)
0.99 (0.99)
Shark TankABC10:00PM1,828,0002,033,000 (205,000)0.450.58 (0.13)REPEAT
Super Bowl Post GunCBS10:22PM101,928,000
101,928,000 35.95
35.95
Super Bowl Post GameCBS10:29PM70,011,000
70,011,000 25.38
25.38
Late Night ColbertCBS10:54PM20,552,000
20,552,000 7.72
7.72 thru 1202A
DatelineNBC10:00PM

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Monday

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
SupergirlCBS8:00PM7,919,0006,682,000 1,237,000 1.781.51 0.27
The BachelorABC8:00PM8,628,0007,501,000 1,127,000 2.482.26 0.22 8-10P
SuperstoreNBC8:00PM5,189,0004,890,000 299,000 1.431.40 0.03
The X-FilesFox8:00PM8,305,0008,367,000 (62,000)2.552.66 (0.11)
Crazy Ex-GirlfriendCW8:00PM1,015,000972,000 43,000 0.380.36 0.02
TelenovelaNBC8:30PM3,336,0003,058,000 278,000 0.900.81 0.09
ScorpionCBS9:00PM11,362,0007,233,000 4,129,000 2.081.20 0.88 vs. REPEAT
Biggest LoserNBC9:00PM3,788,0003,205,000 583,000 1.130.98 0.15 9-11P
LuciferFox9:00PM5,465,0005,998,000 (533,000)1.741.95 (0.21)
Jane the VirginCW9:00PM940,0001,042,000 (102,000)0.350.37 (0.02)
NCIS: LACBS10:00PM9,753,0007,091,000 2,662,000 1.591.05 0.54 vs. REPEAT
CastleABC10:00PM5,718,0003,932,000 1,786,000 1.071.02 0.05 vs. Bach Live
BlindspotNBC10:00PM

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Tuesday

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
NCISCBS8:00PM16,939,000
16,939,000 2.40
2.40
Super Bowl CommercialsCBS8:00PM
11,444,000 (11,444,000)
2.03 (2.03)
Fresh off the BoatABC8:00PM4,228,0005,191,000 (963,000)1.151.42 (0.27)
Hollywood Game NightNBC8:00PM3,773,0004,124,000 (351,000)1.081.05 0.03
New GirlFox8:00PM3,097,0002,943,000 154,000 1.401.38 0.02
The FlashCW8:00PM3,957,0003,655,000 302,000 1.611.42 0.19
The MuppetsABC8:30PM2,707,0002,757,000 (50,000)0.820.85 (0.03)
GrandfatheredFox8:30PM2,419,0002,533,000 (114,000)0.920.97 (0.05)
NCIS: New OrleansCBS9:00PM12,569,000
12,569,000 1.84
1.84
Marvel's Agent CarterABC9:00PM2,662,0002,774,000 (112,000)0.770.79 (0.02)
Chicago MedNBC9:00PM7,019,0007,540,000 (521,000)1.631.60 0.03
Brooklyn Nine-NineFox9:00PM2,283,0002,244,000 39,000 1.011.00 0.01
iZombieCW9:00PM1,426,0001,428,000 (2,000)0.550.55 -
The GrinderFox9:30PM1,906,0001,646,000 260,000 0.740.64 0.10
LimitlessCBS10:00PM6,391,0007,422,000 (1,031,000)1.261.19 0.07 vs. NCIS(R)
What Would You DoABC10:00PM2,097,0002,286,000 (189,000)0.590.66 (0.07)
Chicago FireNBC10:00PM8,128,0008,178,000 (50,000)1.761.77 (0.01)










Wednesday
This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
2 Broke GirlsCBS8:00PM6,363,0006,342,000 21,000 1.591.56 0.03
The MiddleABC8:00PM6,850,000
6,850,000 1.85
1.85
ABC Movie: MadoffABC8:00PM
7,076,000 (7,076,000)
1.19 (1.19)
Mysteries of LauraNBC8:00PM6,933,0006,847,000 86,000 1.171.10 0.07
American IdolFox8:00PM9,159,0009,176,000 (17,000)2.152.30 (0.15)
ArrowCW8:00PM2,445,0002,475,000 (30,000)0.920.92 -
Mike & MollyCBS8:30PM6,632,0006,841,000 (209,000)1.561.60 (0.04)
The GoldbergsABC8:30PM6,191,000
6,191,000 1.96
1.96
Criminal MindsCBS9:00PM8,967,0005,731,000 3,236,000 1.851.17 0.68 vs. REPEAT
Modern FamilyABC9:00PM7,582,000
7,582,000 2.59
2.59
Law & Order: SVUNBC9:00PM7,590,0007,311,000 279,000 1.851.78 0.07
Hell's KitchenFox9:00PM4,401,0004,596,000 (195,000)1.331.48 (0.15)
SupernaturalCW9:00PM1,829,0001,866,000 (37,000)0.750.73 0.02
black-ishABC9:30PM6,020,000
6,020,000 1.84
1.84
Code BlackCBS10:00PM7,134,0006,902,000 232,000 1.301.23 0.07
American CrimeABC10:00PM3,323,0003,786,000 (463,000)0.860.81 0.05
Chicago P.D.NBC10:00PM8,278,0007,217,000 1,061,000 1.971.66 0.31










Thursday
This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:00PM16,249,00015,290,000 959,000 3.843.78 0.06
Grey's AnatomyABC8:00PM8,282,000
8,282,000 2.38
2.38
ABC Movie: Madoff 2ABC8:00PM
6,699,000 (6,699,000)
1.04 (1.04)
You, Me and the ApocalypseNBC8:00PM2,967,0003,473,000 (506,000)0.760.86 (0.10)
American IdolFox8:00PM8,956,0008,938,000 18,000 2.082.23 (0.15)8-10P
Legends of TomorrowCW8:00PM2,392,0002,321,000 71,000 0.870.89 (0.02)
Life in PiecesCBS8:30PM9,347,0009,087,000 260,000 2.062.20 (0.14)
MomCBS9:00PM8,130,0007,955,000 175,000 1.771.75 0.02
The BlacklistNBC9:00PM6,437,0006,493,000 (56,000)1.381.47 (0.09)
ScandalABC900PM6,955,000
6,955,000 2.15
2.15
The 100CW9:00PM1,322,0001,567,000 (245,000)0.490.59 (0.10)
The Big Bang TheoryCBS9:30PM6,467,0006,341,000 126,000 1.441.36 0.08 REPEAT vs. Hell
ElementaryCBS10:00PM6,103,0006,232,000 (129,000)1.091.10 (0.01)
How To Get Away/MurderABC10:00PM5,822,0006,651,000 (829,000)1.841.16 0.68 vs. Madoff Fall
Shades of BlueNBC10:00PM5,399,0005,643,000 (244,000)1.091.15 (0.06)










Friday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
Undercover BossCBS8:00PM6,123,0006,754,000 (631,000)1.201.18 0.02
Charlie Brown ValentineABC8:00PM4,567,000
4,567,000 1.00
1.00 REPEAT
Last Man StandingABC8:00PM
6,657,000 (6,657,000)
1.21 (1.21)
Caught on CameraNBC8:00PM4,166,0003,568,000 598,000 0.800.86 (0.06)
Sleepy HollowFox8:00PM3,172,0003,129,000 43,000 0.700.88 (0.18)
The Vampire DiariesCW8:00PM1,084,0001,093,000 (9,000)0.400.42 (0.02)
Dr. KenABC8:30PM
4,811,000 (4,811,000)
0.97 (0.97)
Hawaii Five-0CBS9:00PM8,760,000
8,760,000 1.30
1.30
Super Bowl Halftime ShowsCBS9:00PM
5,588,000 (5,588,000)
1.11 (1.11)
Shark TankABC9:00PM6,691,0006,139,000 552,000 1.701.40 0.30
GrimmNBC9:00PM4,132,0004,423,000 (291,000)0.900.95 (0.05)
Second ChanceFox9:00PM2,147,0002,204,000 (57,000)0.500.58 (0.08)
The OriginalsCW9:00PM802,000921,000 (119,000)0.300.36 (0.06)
Blue BloodsCBS10:00PM10,884,000
10,884,000 1.40
1.40
20/20ABC10:00PM7,179,0005,747,000 1,432,000 1.701.18 0.52
DatelineNBC10:00PM4,108,0004,933,000 (825,000)0.901.00 (0.10)










Saturday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
48 Hours MysteryCBS8:00PM4,710,0003,899,000 811,000 0.800.78 0.02 vs. SB Commercials
ScandalABC8:00PM1,400,000
1,400,000 0.20
0.20 REPEAT
ABC Republican DebateABC8:00PM
13,335,000 (13,335,000)
2.13 (2.13)
Dateline MysteryNBC8:00PM4,570,0003,961,000 609,000 0.800.75 0.05 8-10P
NASCAR Sprint Fox8:00PM4,440,000
4,440,000 1.00
1.00 8-10P
X-FilesFox8:00PM
1,928,000 (1,928,000)
0.44 (0.44)
CBS Republican DebateCBS9:00PM11,620,0004,428,000 7,192,000 2.001.01 0.99 9-11P vs. NFL Honors
Crimetime SaturdayCBS9:00PM

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How To Get Away/MurderABC9:00PM1,080,000
1,080,000 0.20
0.20 REPEAT
LuciferFox9:00PM
1,753,000 (1,753,000)
0.45 (0.45)
48 Hours MysteryCBS10:00PM

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20/20 SaturdayABC10:00PM2,580,000
2,580,000 0.50
0.50
SNL(R) NBC10:00PM2,860,0003,155,000 (295,000)0.700.88 (0.18)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 21 (Feb. 8-14) 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 TheoryCBS8:00PMThu16,249,0003.84
Modern FamilyABC9:00PMWed7,582,0002.59
Life In PiecesCBS8:30PMThu9,347,0002.06
The GoldbergsABC8:30PMWed6,191,0001.96
The MiddleABC8:00PMWed6,850,0001.85
black-ishABC9:30PMWed6,020,0001.84
MomCBS9:00PMThu8,130,0001.77
2 Broke GirlsCBS8:00PMWed6,363,0001.59
Mike & MollyCBS8:30PMWed6,632,0001.56
The Big Bang TheoryCBS9:30PMThu6,467,0001.44REPEAT
SuperstoreNBC8:00PMMon5,189,0001.43
New GirlFox8:00PMTue3,097,0001.40
Fresh off the BoatABC8:00PMTue4,228,0001.15
Brooklyn Nine-NineFox9:00PMTue2,283,0001.01
GrandfatheredFox8:30PMTue2,419,0000.92
TelenovelaNBC8:30PMMon3,336,0000.90
The MuppetsABC8:30PMTue2,707,0000.82
The GrinderFox9:30PMTue1,906,0000.74
The SimpsonsFox8:00PMSun1,123,0000.50REPEAT
Family GuyFox9:00PMSun954,0000.41REPEAT
Bob's BurgersFox7:30PMSun838,0000.38REPEAT
BordertownFox9:30PMSun876,0000.36REPEAT
The SimpsonsFox7:00PMSun838,0000.32REPEAT
The Guide to Surviving LifeFox8:30PMSun654,0000.29REPEAT
Angel from HellCBS9:30PMThu

preempted
Last Man StandingABC8:00PMFri

preempted
Dr. KenABC8:30PMFri

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


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.


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01/22 - Fuller House - The Complete Third Season
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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
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