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

Thursday, February 22

The Big Bang Theory - "The Proton Regeneration" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Sheldon goes head-to-head with Wil Wheaton for the role of the new Professor Proton. Also, Penny steps in to take care of Halley when Bernadette and Wolowitz both wind up on bed rest.

Young Sheldon - "An Eagle Feather, A String Bean, and an Eskimo" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Sheldon moves to Dallas to attend a school for gifted children, the family struggles to cope with his absence.

The Big Bang Theory - "The Geology Methodology" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Sheldon and Bert collaborate on a research project, despite Sheldon’s embarrassment. Also, Penny and Bernadette coach Koothrappali on how to navigate his relationship with Ruchi (Swati Kapila).

Mom - "Fish Town and Too Many Thank You's" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Bonnie is suspicious when her brother, Ray (Leonard Roberts), returns from rehab and strikes up a friendship with Adam, and Christy and Bonnie have a brush with the law when they take Ray’s fancy car for a joy ride.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of February 19)

Thursday, February 22

  • Christine Baranski (Cybill/Welcome to New York/Happy Family) - Catch Christine on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Constance Zimmer (Entourage/Good Morning, Miami) - Constance appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Kumail Nanjiani (Silicon Valley) - Kumail is a guest on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Mo'Nique (The Parkers) - Mo'Nique discusses her headline-making fight for pay equality on The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Sarah Jessica Parker (Divorce/Sex and the City/Square Pegs) - Sarah stops by LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Shiri Appleby (Girls/Sunday Dinner) - Shiri talks about UnREAL on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • David Arquette (In Case of Emergency/Double Rush/Parenthood) - David drops by ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am. He opens up about marriage and fatherhood and gives a sneak peek at his new documentary Survivors Guide to Prison on The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings. He will also be on the BUILD Series at 11am.
  • The Cast of Andi Mack - Peyton Elizabeth Lee, Sofia Wylie, Joshua Rush and Lilan Bowden discuss their special one-hour episode Cyrus' Bash-Mitzvah! on People Now at 8:30am.
  • Lori Loughlin (Fuller House/Hudson Street/Full House) - Lori appears on E!'s Daily Pop at 12pm.
  • Joel McHale (The Great Indoors/Community) - Joel dishes on his new Netflix show on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • James Brolin (Life in Pieces) - James talks about Hallmark Channel's Royal Hearts on Access Live, so check your local listings.
  • Saffron Burrows (Mozart in the Jungle) - Saffron talks about Amazon's Mozart in the Jungle on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.


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