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


New on DVD/Blu-ray (October/November)

Dr. Ken - Season One Mike & Molly - The Complete Sixth and Final Season Family Matters - The Complete Ninth Season The Lucy Show - The Complete Series The Mindy Project - Season Four

10/04 - The Andy Griffith Show - The Christmas Special (Colorized)
10/04 - I Love Lucy - Superstar Special #1 (Colorized)
10/11 - Dr. Ken - Season One
10/11 - Mike & Molly - The Complete Sixth and Final Season
10/11 - Mike & Molly - The Complete Series
10/11 - Nurse Jackie - Seasons One and Two
10/11 - Weeds - Seasons One and Two
11/01 - Schitt's Creek - Seasons One and Two
11/08 - Family Matters - The Complete Ninth Season
11/08 - Your Family or Mine - Season One
11/15 - Community - The Complete Series
11/15 - The Lucy Show - The Complete Series
11/15 - The Mindy Project - Season Four
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Sunday, December 4

The Simpsons - "The Last Traction Hero" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
A workplace accident leaves Homer in a cast, and in a position to sue Mr. Burns. This leaves Marge unfulfilled, so she turns to an unexpected source for romance. Meanwhile, Lisa is made “Bus Monitor” and tries to keep the peace.

Son of Zorn - "Return of the Drinking Buddy" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Zorn’s old friend Headbutt Man (guest voice Rob Riggle) is coming to town. Unfortunately for Zorn, Headbutt Man is now sober. Meanwhile, Alan is invited to a party where his crush, Nancy (guest star Emily Wong), will be. Unfortunately, he has to take Headbutt man’s daughter with him.

Family Guy - "Carter and Tricia" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Carter buys the Pawtucket Patriot brewery and decides to cut some corners to save a few bucks. Peter overhears the plan and runs and tells investigative journalist Tricia Takanawa about Carter’s plan to use toxic chemicals in the beer cans. Meanwhile, Brian’s drivers’ license has expired and he enlists Stewie as an instructor.

The Last Man on Earth - "Whitney Houston, We Have a Problem" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT)
After finding a mysterious note left by Melissa that says “Goodbye,” the gang sets off to go look for her. Meanwhile, Gail gets stuck on a solo adventure of her own.

K.C. Undercover - "Holly Holly Not So Jolly" (Disney Channel, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Christmas time arrives and K.C. tells everyone she has to go pick up a last-minute gift, but instead goes to The Organization's therapist, Dr. Levinstein.

Mech X-4 - "Let's Survive in the Woods!" (Disney Channel, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Principal Grey sets a trap for Ryan, Harris and Spyder while they're on a camping trip, which leaves MECH-X4 and Mark in danger.

Best Friends Whenever - "The Christmas Curse" (Disney Channel, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Shelby and Cyd encourage a homesick Daisy to incorporate a festive 16th-century tradition into their annual Christmas party.

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Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of December 5)

Monday, December 5

  • Will Smith (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air) - Watch Will on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Steve Harvey (The Steve Harvey Show) - Steve visits 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. He chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Jason Bateman (Arrested Development/The Hogan Family/It's Your Move) - Jason visits The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. He will also be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am and on LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Gael GarcĂ­a Bernal (Mozart in the Jungle) - Gael is a guest on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Steve Agee (The Sarah Silverman Program) - Steve appears on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • The Cast of Fuller House - The cast of Fuller House are guests on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Patricia Heaton (The Middle/Back to You/Everybody Loves Raymond) - Patricia stops by Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Miss Piggy (The Muppets) - Miss Piggy and Harry perform Deck the Halls on Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Meredith Hagner (Search Party/Men at Work) - Meredith is a guest on Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Lauren Graham (The Odd Couple/Conrad Bloom/Townies) - Lauren appears on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • T.J. Miller (Silicon Valley/The Goodwin Games/Carpoolers) - T.J. talks about Office Christmas Party on the AOL Build Show at 3pm. He will be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET. He can also be heard on The Morning Mash Up on SiriusXM at 9:50am.
  • Bradley Whitford (Happyish/Trophy Wife) - Bradley is a guest on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Josh McDermitt (Retired at 35) - Josh can be heard on The Morning Mash Up on SiriusXM at 10:45am.
  • Erinn Hayes (Kevin Can Wait/Guys with Kids/Worst Week) - Erinn talks about Kevin Can Wait on the AOL Build Show at 4pm.