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, December 12

The Middle - "The Christmas Miracle" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
It’s Christmastime, and Frankie and Sue are devastated after Axl informs them that he’s not going to church this year because he’s beginning to question his faith. Meanwhile, Mike goes to war with the Glossner kids after they keep defacing his new, giant inflatable snowman; and Brick goes all out in an attempt to wrap his first present for a planned Christmas Yankee Swap.

Fresh Off the Boat - "Do You Hear What I Hear?" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
As head of the HOA Christmas committee, Jessica threatens to cut the neighborhood caroling this year due to last year’s rocky performance. However, Deirdre says that her friend Holly (Paula Abdul), who teaches “Performance and Movement,” will help get everyone into tip-top, melodic shape. Meanwhile, Marvin becomes suspicious of Honey when she goes to see “Titanic” at the movies without him; Nicole develops her first girl crush and struggles with how to get her attention.

black-ish - "Sugar Daddy" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Dre is diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes and after talking to Pops, he’s resolved to curing himself. Things come to a head at the Stevens & Lido holiday party. Meanwhile, Jack is convinced that baby Devante hates him, so he enlists Junior and Diane’s help.

The Mayor - "Grey Christmas" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
After visiting a homeless shelter on Christmas Eve, Courtney realizes things for the needy could be improved and pledges to make it a joyous Christmas that every family deserves. But when he learns he doesn’t have the budget to deliver on his promise, Courtney loses hope and his holiday spirit which leads to a magical “It’s A Wonderful Life” moment that makes him realize he has the gift needed to pull off a Christmas miracle.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine - "Game Night" / "The Favor" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Rosa asks for Jake's help to deliver important information to her parents, but their plan goes awry when they assume the two are in a relationship; Seamus Murphy comes back to redeem an ethically questionable favor owed by Capt. Holt.

Teachers - "Let It Flow" (TV Land, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Ms. Cannon discovers that one of her students is an artistic prodigy. Mrs. Adler and Ms. Watson take the mini-society competition to a new level.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of December 11)

Tuesday, December 12

  • Tom Hanks (Bosom Buddies) - Catch Tom on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. He also talks about The Post on CBS This Morning sometime between 7-9am.
  • Jane Krakowski (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt/30 Rock) - Jane appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Ari Graynor (I'm Dying Up Here/Bad Teacher) - Ari is a guest on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Niecy Nash (The Soul Man/Getting On/Do Not Disturb/Reno 911!) - Niecy visits The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Bill Pullman (1600 Penn) - Bill stops by Steve, so check your local listings.
  • Miles Brown (black-ish) - Miles appears on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Ana Gasteyer (People of Earth/Lady Dynamite/Suburgatory) - Ana talks about Fox's A Christmas Story Live! on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Noah Galvin (The Real O'Neals) - Noah talks about Dear Evan Hansen on the BUILD Series at 4pm.


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

The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Third Season Living Single - The Complete Third Season Alice - The Complete Sixth Season One Day at a Time - The Complete Series Fuller House - The Complete Second Season

11/07 - American Dad! - Volume 12
11/07 - Family Guy - Season Fifteen
11/07 - The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Third Season
11/14 - D.C. Follies - The Complete Series
11/21 - Living Single - The Complete Third Season
11/24 - Grandfathered - Season 1
12/05 - Alice - The Complete Sixth Season
12/05 - One Day at a Time - The Complete Series
12/05 - The Simpsons - The Eighteenth Season
12/05 - South Park - The Complete First Season (Blu-ray) / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5
12/12 - Fuller House - The Complete Second Season
12/19 - South Park - The Complete Sixth Season (Blu-ray) / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11
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