Sunday, February 21, 2016

Week 22 TV Ratings and Analysis; How the Sitcoms Did

2015-16 Week 22 TV Ratings (first four nights Mon-Thu): 

Households: #1. CBS 8.07/14 rating/share (+36% in rating from first four nights week 21); #2. Fox  3.48/6 (-8%); #3. ABC 3.48/6 (-8%); #4. NBC 3.35/5 (-8%); #5. The CW 1.12/2 (-5%).
Total Viewers: #1. CBS 13.425 million (+41% from first four nights week 21); #2. Fox 5.665 million (-10%); #3. ABC 5.284 million (-8%); #4. NBC 5.175 million (-9%); #5. The CW 1.819 million (-5%).
Adults 18-49: #1. CBS 3.28/11 rating/share (+84% in rating from first four nights week 21); #2. Fox 1.58/5 (-10%); #3. ABC 1.51/5 (-8%); #4. NBC 1.15/4 (-14%); #5. The CW 0.69/2 (-7%).

We have previous week's final ratings, Week 21 (2/8-2/14/16, LIVE+SD). CBS won the week in A18-49 with a 1.58 rating.  Fox was #2 with a 1.35 rating. ABC was #3 with a 1.33 rating, while NBC was #4 with a 1.17 rating.  Among total viewers, CBS was of course #1 with 9.407 million, with ABC #2 at 5.073 million.  NBC was #3 with 5.073 million and Fox at #4 with 4.771 million.

For season to-date (9/21/15-2/18/16, LIVE+SD), CBS is now #1 in A18-49 with a 2.12 rating, followed by now NBC at #2 with a 2.02 rating. Fox at #3 with a 1.74 rating and ABC at #4 with a 1.35 rating. Among total viewers it is CBS #1 at 10.109 million, followed by NBC at #2 with 7.518 million, Fox holding on to #3 with 5.498 million and ABC at #4 with 5.419 million. ABC should take over Fox soon.

Back to week 22 (2/15-2/21/16), 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 22 (Feb. 15-21) Analysis















Last Sunday (Feb. 14)(Week 21)This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
60 MinutesCBS7:00PM10,417,000
10,417,000 1.18
1.18
Super Bowl 50CBS6:39PM
111,864,000 (111,864,000)
37.74 (37.74)
America's Funniest VideosABC7:00PM6,018,0001,997,000 4,021,000 1.160.29 0.87 vs. REPEAT
DatelineNBC7:00PM4,552,0001,688,000 2,864,000 0.860.29 0.57 vs 7-830P REPEAT
The SimpsonsFox7:00PM1,838,000838,000 1,000,000 0.760.32 0.44 REPEAT
Bob's BurgersFox7:30PM2,046,000838,000 1,208,000 0.970.38 0.59 vs. REPEAT
Madam SecretaryCBS8:00PM10,061,000
10,061,000 1.19
1.19
Bachelor 20 YearsABC8:00PM4,094,000
4,094,000 1.09
1.09 8-10P
America's Funniest VideosABC8:00PM
2,120,000 (2,120,000)
0.39 (0.39)
SNL PrimeNBC8:00PM3,933,000
3,933,000 0.91
0.91 REPEAT
NBC MovieNBC8:30PM
1,809,000 (1,809,000)
0.55 (0.55)
The SimpsonsFox8:00PM2,893,0001,123,000 1,770,000 1.280.50 0.78 vs. REPEAT
Cooper Barrett's GuideFox8:30PM1,735,000654,000 1,081,000 0.750.29 0.46 vs. REPEAT
The Good WifeCBS9:00PM7,958,000
7,958,000 0.96
0.96
Beyond the TankABC9:00PM
1,219,000 (1,219,000)
0.27 (0.27)
Tonight Show VDayNBC9:00PM5,051,000
5,051,000 1.44
1.44 9-11P
Family GuyFox9:00PM2,568,000954,000 1,614,000 1.220.41 0.81 vs. REPEAT
BordertownFox9:30PM1,696,000876,000 820,000 0.740.36 0.38 vs. REPEAT
CSI: CyberCBS10:00PM6,307,000
6,307,000 0.89
0.89
CastleABC10:00PM4,190,0001,828,000 2,362,000 0.760.45 0.31 vs. Tank(R)
Super Bowl Post GunCBS10:22PM
101,928,000 (101,928,000)
35.95 (35.95)
Super Bowl Post GameCBS10:29PM
70,011,000 (70,011,000)
25.38 (25.38)
Late Night ColbertCBS10:54PM
20,552,000 (20,552,000)
7.72 (7.72)
DatelineNBC10:00PM

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Monday

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
Grammy AwardsCBS8:00PM24,951,000
24,951,000 7.66
7.66 8-1131P
SupergirlCBS8:00PM
7,919,000 (7,919,000)
1.78 (1.78)
The BachelorABC8:00PM7,236,0008,628,000 (1,392,000)2.192.48 (0.29)8-10P
SuperstoreNBC8:00PM3,889,0005,189,000 (1,300,000)1.211.43 (0.22)
The X-FilesFox8:00PM7,069,0008,305,000 (1,236,000)2.142.55 (0.41)
Mortal Kombat SpecialCW8:00PM724,0001,015,000 (291,000)0.280.38 (0.10)vs. Crazy Ex
TelenovelaNBC8:30PM2,333,0003,336,000 (1,003,000)0.720.90 (0.18)
ScorpionCBS9:00PM
11,362,000 (11,362,000)
2.08 (2.08)
Biggest LoserNBC9:00PM2,803,0003,788,000 (985,000)0.821.13 (0.31)9-11P
LuciferFox9:00PM5,134,0005,465,000 (331,000)1.561.74 (0.18)
Legends of TomorrowCW9:00PM649,000940,000 (291,000)0.210.35 (0.14)REPEAT vs. Jane
NCIS: LACBS10:00PM
9,753,000 (9,753,000)
1.59 (1.59)
CastleABC10:00PM5,147,0005,718,000 (571,000)0.911.07 (0.16)
BlindspotNBC10:00PM

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Tuesday

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
NCISCBS8:00PM17,335,00016,939,000 396,000 2.322.40 (0.08)
Fresh off the BoatABC8:00PM4,639,0004,228,000 411,000 1.281.15 0.13
Hollywood Game NightNBC8:00PM3,784,0003,773,000 11,000 0.931.08 (0.15)
New GirlFox8:00PM2,803,0003,097,000 (294,000)1.231.40 (0.17)
The FlashCW8:00PM3,903,0003,957,000 (54,000)1.531.61 (0.08)
The MuppetsABC8:30PM2,445,0002,707,000 (262,000)0.800.82 (0.02)
GrandfatheredFox8:30PM2,225,0002,419,000 (194,000)0.780.92 (0.14)
NCIS: New OrleansCBS9:00PM13,419,00012,569,000 850,000 1.991.84 0.15
Marvel's Agent CarterABC9:00PM2,388,0002,662,000 (274,000)0.720.77 (0.05)9-11P vs 9-10P
Chicago MedNBC9:00PM6,664,0007,019,000 (355,000)1.441.63 (0.19)
Brooklyn Nine-NineFox9:00PM2,176,0002,283,000 (107,000)0.921.01 (0.09)
iZombieCW9:00PM1,249,0001,426,000 (177,000)0.520.55 (0.03)
The GrinderFox9:30PM1,682,0001,906,000 (224,000)0.620.74 (0.12)
LimitlessCBS10:00PM6,009,0006,391,000 (382,000)1.211.26 (0.05)
What Would You DoABC10:00PM
2,097,000 (2,097,000)
0.59 (0.59)
Chicago FireNBC10:00PM7,529,0008,128,000 (599,000)1.571.76 (0.19)










Wednesday
This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
SurvivorCBS8:00PM8,297,000
8,297,000 1.93
1.93 PREMIERE 8-930P
2 Broke GirlsCBS8:00PM
6,363,000 (6,363,000)
1.59 (1.59)
The MiddleABC8:00PM7,285,0006,850,000 435,000 1.881.85 0.03
Mysteries of LauraNBC8:00PM6,329,0006,933,000 (604,000)1.021.17 (0.15)
American IdolFox8:00PM8,228,0009,159,000 (931,000)2.002.15 (0.15)
ArrowCW8:00PM2,444,0002,445,000 (1,000)0.910.92 (0.01)
Mike & MollyCBS8:30PM
6,632,000 (6,632,000)
1.56 (1.56)
The GoldbergsABC8:30PM6,389,0006,191,000 198,000 1.981.96 0.02
Criminal MindsCBS9:00PM
8,967,000 (8,967,000)
1.85 (1.85)
Modern FamilyABC9:00PM7,480,0007,582,000 (102,000)2.442.59 (0.15)
Law & Order: SVUNBC9:00PM7,732,0007,590,000 142,000 1.661.85 (0.19)
Hell's KitchenFox9:00PM3,973,0004,401,000 (428,000)1.251.33 (0.08)
SupernaturalCW9:00PM1,980,0001,829,000 151,000 0.780.75 0.03
The Big Bang TheoryCBS9:30PM4,799,000
4,799,000 1.02
1.02 REPEAT
black-ishABC9:30PM5,736,0006,020,000 (284,000)1.831.84 (0.01)
Code BlackCBS10:00PM6,043,0007,134,000 (1,091,000)1.051.30 (0.25)
American CrimeABC10:00PM3,183,0003,323,000 (140,000)0.810.86 (0.05)
Chicago P.D.NBC10:00PM7,451,0008,278,000 (827,000)1.611.97 (0.36)










Thursday
This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:00PM15,240,00016,249,000 (1,009,000)3.783.84 (0.06)
Grey's AnatomyABC8:00PM7,818,0008,282,000 (464,000)2.172.38 (0.21)
You, Me and the ApocalypseNBC8:00PM2,567,0002,967,000 (400,000)0.610.76 (0.15)
American IdolFox8:00PM8,186,0008,956,000 (770,000)1.952.08 (0.13)8-10P
Legends of TomorrowCW8:00PM2,248,0002,392,000 (144,000)0.830.87 (0.04)
Life in PiecesCBS8:30PM9,336,0009,347,000 (11,000)2.102.06 0.04
MomCBS9:00PM8,684,0008,130,000 554,000 1.841.77 0.07
The BlacklistNBC9:00PM6,023,0006,437,000 (414,000)1.301.38 (0.08)
ScandalABC900PM6,085,0006,955,000 (870,000)1.772.15 (0.38)
The 100CW9:00PM1,356,0001,322,000 34,000 0.470.49 (0.02)
2 Broke GirlsCBS9:30PM6,401,0006,467,000 (66,000)1.491.44 0.05 vs. Bang(R)
ElementaryCBS10:00PM5,945,0006,103,000 (158,000)1.041.09 (0.05)
How To Get Away/MurderABC10:00PM4,875,0005,822,000 (947,000)1.451.84 (0.39)
Shades of BlueNBC10:00PM5,287,0005,399,000 (112,000)1.061.09 (0.03)










Friday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
Amazing RaceCBS8:00PM5,910,0006,087,000 (177,000)1.101.26 (0.16)
Last Man StandingABC8:00PM6,670,000
6,670,000 1.20
1.20
Charlie Brown ValentineABC8:00PM
4,567,000 (4,567,000)
0.98 (0.98)
Caught on CameraNBC8:00PM3,690,0004,186,000 (496,000)0.800.82 (0.02)
Sleepy HollowFox8:00PM3,150,0003,176,000 (26,000)0.800.76 0.04
The Vampire DiariesCW8:00PM1,060,0001,049,000 11,000 0.400.38 0.02
Dr. KenABC8:30PM4,940,000
4,940,000 1.10
1.10
Hawaii Five-0CBS9:00PM8,820,0008,876,000 (56,000)1.101.30 (0.20)
Shark TankABC9:00PM6,180,0006,728,000 (548,000)1.501.68 (0.18)
GrimmNBC9:00PM4,020,0004,187,000 (167,000)0.900.90 -
Second ChanceFox9:00PM2,000,0002,133,000 (133,000)0.600.54 0.06
The OriginalsCW9:00PM860,000797,000 63,000 0.400.31 0.09
Blue BloodsCBS10:00PM10,650,00010,922,000 (272,000)1.301.43 (0.13)
20/20ABC10:00PM5,260,0007,219,000 (1,959,000)1.201.69 (0.49)
DatelineNBC10:00PM4,260,0004,134,000 126,000 0.800.94 (0.14)










Saturday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
Crimetime SaturdayCBS8:00PM3,350,0004,203,000 (853,000)0.400.71 (0.31)REPEAT vs. 48 Hrs
NBA CountdownABC8:00PM2,030,000
2,030,000 0.60
0.60
ScandalABC8:00PM
1,418,000 (1,418,000)
0.23 (0.23)
Dateline MysteryNBC8:00PM4,780,0004,644,000 136,000 0.700.81 (0.11)8-10P
RosewoodFox8:00PM1,340,000
1,340,000 0.30
0.30 REPEAT
NASCAR Sprint Fox8:00PM
4,842,000 (4,842,000)
1.08 (1.08)
NBA Saturday PrimeABC8:30PM2,620,000
2,620,000 0.90
0.90 830-11P
Crimetime SaturdayCBS9:00PM3,250,000
3,250,000 0.50
0.50
CBS Republican DebateCBS9:00PM
13,443,000 (13,443,000)
2.16 (2.16)
How To Get Away/MurderABC9:00PM
1,125,000 (1,125,000)
0.21 (0.21)
Jeff Gordon SpecialFox9:00PM1,120,000
1,120,000 0.20
0.20
48 Hours MysteryCBS10:00PM5,180,000
5,180,000 0.90
0.90
20/20 SaturdayABC10:00PM
2,659,000 (2,659,000)
0.49 (0.49)
SNL(R) NBC10:00PM2,950,0002,869,000 81,000 0.700.70 - 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 22 (Feb. 15-21) 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 TheoryCBS8:00PMThu15,240,0003.78
Modern FamilyABC9:00PMWed7,480,0002.44
Life In PiecesCBS8:30PMThu9,336,0002.10
The GoldbergsABC8:30PMWed6,389,0001.98
The MiddleABC8:00PMWed7,285,0001.88
MomCBS9:00PMThu8,684,0001.84
black-ishABC9:30PMWed5,736,0001.83
2 Broke GirlsCBS9:30PMThu6,401,0001.49
Fresh off the BoatABC8:00PMTue4,639,0001.28
The SimpsonsFox8:00PMSun2,893,0001.28
New GirlFox8:00PMTue2,803,0001.23
Family GuyFox9:00PMSun2,568,0001.22
SuperstoreNBC8:00PMMon3,889,0001.21
Last Man StandingABC8:00PMFri6,670,0001.2
Dr. KenABC8:30PMFri4,940,0001.1
The Big Bang TheoryCBS9:30PMWed4,799,0001.02REPEAT
Bob's BurgersFox7:30PMSun2,046,0000.97
Brooklyn Nine-NineFox9:00PMTue2,176,0000.92
The MuppetsABC8:30PMTue2,445,0000.80
GrandfatheredFox8:30PMTue2,225,0000.78
The SimpsonsFox7:00PMSun1,838,0000.76REPEAT
The Guide to Surviving LifeFox8:30PMSun1,735,0000.75
BordertownFox9:30PMSun1,696,0000.74
TelenovelaNBC8:30PMMon2,333,0000.72
The GrinderFox9:30PMTue1,682,0000.62
Mike & MollyCBS8:30PMWed

preempted
Angel from HellCBS9:30PMThu

preempted
The Last Man on EarthFox9:30PMSun

preempted
SuperstoreNBC8:30PMFri


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


UndatelableNBC8:00PMFri

completed
GalavantABC8:00PMSun

completed
Truth Be ToldNBC8:30PMFri

completed
Significant MotherCW9:30PMMon

completed
The Carmichael ShowNBC9:00PMWed


The Odd CoupleCBS8:30PMThu


CrowdedNBC9:30PMTue


Uncle BuckABC8:30PMFri



SOURCE: Nielsen Media Research


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Tuesday, October 16

The Conners - "Keep on Truckin'" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
A sudden turn of events forces the Conners to face the daily struggles of life in Lanford in a way they never have before.

The Kids Are Alright - "Pilot" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Lawrence, the prodigal eldest Cleary son, returns home from the seminary and breaks the news to his family that he’s dropping out for good, leaving Mike and Peggy upset and wondering why. Meanwhile, Timmy decides he wants to audition for a children’s theatre production but when Peggy finds out where it’s being held she forbids him from participating. Elsewhere, Eddie tries to keep his girlfriend a secret after Frank finds out and tries to blackmail him.

black-ish - "Gap Year" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
After dropping Junior off at college, Dre and Bow are beside themselves when they find him back at home announcing his decision to take a gap year. Meanwhile, Jack and Diane begin to question whether they should still be sharing a room.

Splitting Up Together - "Sign Language" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
The morning after Lena and Martin sleep together, Lena searches for signs that they are or aren’t meant to be a couple. Their relationship is put to the test after she organizes a romantic beach getaway and it becomes apparent what’s meant to be. Meanwhile, Arthur and Camille trail Lisa Apple, hoping to determine if she is pregnant with Martin’s baby. Elsewhere, Maya struggles to decide if she should tell her new boyfriend, Frank, about her pregnancy.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of October 15)

Tuesday, October 16

  • John Krasinski (The Office) - Catch John on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Kevin Hart (The Big House/Undeclared) - Kevin appears on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Eric McCormack (Will & Grace) - Eric is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Kathryn Hahn (I Love Dick/Happyish/Transparent/Free Agents) - Kathryn stops by The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS. She will also be on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Jameela Jamil (The Good Place) - Jameela appears on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Melissa McCarthy (Mike & Molly/Samantha Who?) - Melissa drops by Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Trevor Noah at 11pm. She also talks about Can You Ever Forgive Me? on the BUILD Series at 12pm.
  • Jane Curtin (3rd Rock from the Sun/Kate & Allie) - Jane visits Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Laurence Fishburne (black-ish) - Laurence chats on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Nathan Fillion (Two Guys and a Girl) - Nathan talks about The Rookie on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am and on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Katy Mixon (American Housewife/Mike & Molly) - Katy is a guest on The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Sara Gilbert (The Conners/Roseanne/Bad Teacher/The Big Bang Theory and John Goodman (The Connners/Roseanne/The Trouble in Normal, Ohio) - Sara and John are guests on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • John Leguizamo (The Brothers Garcia) - John appears on ABC's GMA Day at 1pm.
  • Heather Dubrow (Stark Raving Mad) - Heather is a guest on People Now at 12pm.
  • Candace Cameron Bure (Fuller House/Full House) - Candace visits NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Fran Drescher (Happily Divorced/The Nanny/Living with Fran) - Fran talks about hosting Cancer Scchmancer's Master Class Health Summit on E!'s Daily Pop at 12pm.
  • Analeigh Tipton (Manhattan Love Story) - Analeigh talks about her movie Better Start Running on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.


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