Sunday, May 15, 2016

NBC Upfront 2016-17: Fall 2016 Schedule; Week 34 TV Ratings and Analysis; How the Sitcoms Did

NBC 2016-17

Fall 2016


Mondays
8:00PM The Voice / The New Celebrity Apprentice (mid-season)
10:00PM Timeless (NEW!) / Taken (mid-season) (NEW!)

Tuesdays
8:00PM The Voice
9:00PM This Is Us (NEW!)
10:00PM Chicago Fire 

Wednesdays
8:00PM Blindspot
9:00PM Law & Order: SVU
10:00PM Chicago P.D.

Thursdays
8:00PM Superstore 
8:30PM The Good Place (NEW!)
9:00PM Chicago Med
10:00PM The Blacklist

Fridays
8:00PM Caught On Camera with Nick Cannon
9:00PM Grimm
10:00PM Dateline

Saturdays
8:00PM Dateline Mystery
10:00PM SNL Classics

Sundays
7:00PM Football Night in America
8:20PM Sunday Night Football 

Sundays after NFL
7:00PM Dateline
8:00PM Little Big Shots 
9:00PM Chicago Justice (NEW!)
10:00PM Shades of Blue 

unscheduled, Mid-Season 2017:
DRAMA: Emerald City, The Blacklist: Redemption and Midnight, Texas
COMEDY: Great News, Powerless, Marlon, The Carmichael Show and Trial & Error.
REALITY: The Wall, Better Late Than Never, First Dates, American Ninja Warrior, America's Got Talent and Hollywood Game Night

Notes: NBC also has the live musical event Hairspray Live in December. A Few Good Men Live from Aaron Sorkin is also on tap. Dolly Parton's sequel Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love and the miniseries The Reaper are also on tap.

Discuss NBC's 2016-17 lineup and also you can view complete program information.


2015-16 Week 34 TV Ratings (first four nights Mon-Thu, LIVE+SD): 

Households: #1. CBS 5.37/9 rating/share (-2% in rating from first four nights week 33); #2. NBC 4.28/7 (+3%); #3. ABC 4.06/7 (even); #4. Fox 2.38/4 (+1%); #5. The CW 1.07/2 (+4%).
Total Viewers: #1. CBS 8.520 million (-2% from first four nights week 33); #2. NBC 6.669 million (+3%); #3. ABC 6.100 million (-1%); #4. Fox 3.760 million (+1%); #5. The CW 1.690 million (+5%).
Adults 18-49: #1. CBS 1.53/6 rating/share (-2 in rating from first four nights week 33); #2. NBC 1.41/5 (+6%); #3. ABC 1.35/5 (+1%); #4. Fox 1.22/4  (even); #5. The CW 0.61/2 (+3%).

We have previous week's final ratings, Week 33 (5/2/16-5/8/16, LIVE+SD). ABC won the week in A18-49 with a 1.27 rating.  CBS was a close #2 with a 1.24 rating. NBC was third with a 1.13 rating, while Fox was #4 with 0.92 rating.  Among total viewers, CBS was #1 with 7.897 million, with NBC #2 at 5.451 million.  ABC was #3 with 5.384 million and Fox at #4 with only 2.714 million.

For season to-date (9/21/15-5/12/16, LIVE+SD), CBS is #1 in A18-49 with a 1.83 rating, followed by NBC at #2 with a 1.74 rating. CBS will hang on for #1 for the season.  Fox at #3 with a 1.50 rating and ABC at #4 with a 1.34 rating. Among total viewers it is CBS #1 at 9.234 million, followed by NBC at #2 with 6.884 million, ABC at #3 with 5.442 million and Fox at #4 with 4.813 million.

Back to week 34 (5/9-5/15/16), 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 34 (May 9-15) Analysis















Last Sunday (May 8)(Week 33)This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
60 MinutesCBS7:00PM9,205,00010,337,000(1,132,000)0.991.02(0.03)
America's Funniest VideosABC7:00PM5,256,0005,672,000(416,000)1.201.30(0.10)
DatelineNBC7:00PM3,885,0004,875,000(990,000)0.530.75(0.22)vs. Shots(R)
BordertownFox7:00PM1,076,0001,690,000(614,000)0.420.66(0.24)vs. Bobs(R)
The SimpsonsFox7:30PM1,359,0001,701,000(342,000)0.570.72(0.15)REPEAT
Madam SecretaryCBS8:00PM9,989,0009,900,00089,000 0.981.00(0.02)FINALE
Once Upona a TimeABC8:00PM3,749,0003,766,000(17,000)1.151.16(0.01)
Little Big ShotsNBC8:00PM7,570,00010,099,000(2,529,000)1.311.69(0.38)
The SimpsonsFox8:00PM2,518,000
2,518,000 1.09
1.09
American Country Countdown AwardsFox8:00PM
3,809,000(3,809,000)
0.94(0.94)
Bob's BurgersFox8:30PM2,309,000
2,309,000 1.01
1.01
The Good WifeCBS9:00PM10,616,0009,192,0001,424,000 1.271.020.25 FINALE
The FamilyABC9:00PM2,556,0002,847,000(291,000)0.740.81(0.07)
The Carmichael ShowNBC9:00PM3,290,0004,231,000(941,000)0.740.90(0.16)
Family GuyFox9:00PM2,760,000
2,760,000 1.26
1.26
CrowdedNBC9:30PM2,689,0003,025,000(336,000)0.690.73(0.04)
Last Man on EarthFox9:30PM2,211,000
2,211,000 0.91
0.91
ElementaryCBS10:00PM5,458,0005,452,0006,000 0.710.78(0.07)FINALE
QuanticoABC10:00PM3,479,0003,374,000105,000 0.910.97(0.06)
DatelineNBC10:00PM5,138,0005,587,000(449,000)1.020.990.03




















Monday

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
Mike & MollyCBS8:00PM7,732,0006,936,000796,000 1.571.320.25
Dancing w/the StarsABC8:00PM11,325,00011,813,000(488,000)1.731.79(0.06)8-10P
The VoiceNBC8:00PM9,820,0009,968,000(148,000)2.152.15- 8-10P
GothamFox8:00PM3,674,0003,593,00081,000 1.231.160.07
ReignCW8:00PM784,000959,000(175,000)0.240.31(0.07)
Mike & MollyCBS8:30PM8,058,0007,198,000860,000 1.691.430.26
The Big Bang TheoryCBS9:00PM7,442,0006,937,000505,000 1.551.490.06 REPEAT
Houdini & DoyleFox9:00PM2,364,0002,556,000(192,000)0.640.68(0.04)
Jane the VirginCW9:00PM900,000856,00044,000 0.340.320.02
The Odd CoupleCBS9:30PM5,810,0005,889,000(79,000)1.311.290.02
Person of InterestCBS10:00PM5,800,0008,101,000(2,301,000)1.011.29(0.28)vs. NCIS LA
CastleABC10:00PM6,738,0006,029,000709,000 1.111.000.11
BlindspotNBC10:00PM5,610,0005,425,000185,000 1.341.300.04










Tuesday

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
NCISCBS8:00PM16,038,00014,855,0001,183,000 2.081.880.20
Fresh off the BoatABC8:00PM3,908,0004,292,000(384,000)0.941.08(0.14)
The VoiceNBC8:00PM9,054,0008,596,000458,000 1.791.650.14
New GirlFox8:00PM2,343,0002,267,00076,000 1.091.030.06
The FlashCW8:00PM3,523,0003,355,000168,000 1.311.280.03
The Real O'NealsABC8:30PM3,147,0003,286,000(139,000)0.870.95(0.08)
GrandfatheredFox8:30PM1,642,0001,837,000(195,000)0.640.71(0.07)FINALE
NCIS: New OrleansCBS9:00PM13,243,00012,562,000681,000 1.681.79(0.11)
Marvel's Agents of SHIELDABC9:00PM2,932,0002,915,00017,000 0.920.92-
Chicago MedNBC9:00PM8,005,0007,622,000383,000 1.641.500.14
New GirlFox9:00PM2,169,0001,883,000286,000 1.000.860.14 FINALE
ContainmentCW9:00PM1,346,0001,423,000(77,000)0.460.51(0.05)
GrinderFox9:30PM1,591,0001,507,00084,000 0.600.520.08 FINALE
Person of InterestCBS10:00PM7,344,0007,350,000(6,000)1.101.17(0.07)
BattlebotsABC10:00PM1,971,0001,906,00065,000 0.600.550.05 vs. Beyond Tank
Chicago FireNBC10:00PM7,975,0007,793,000182,000 1.581.58-










Wednesday
This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
SurvivorCBS8:00PM9,510,0009,483,00027,000 2.132.13-
The MiddleABC8:00PM6,734,0007,016,000(282,000)1.631.73(0.10)
HeartbeatNBC8:00PM4,336,0004,151,000185,000 0.720.75(0.03)
RosewoodFox8:00PM4,315,0004,348,000(33,000)1.151.22(0.07)
ArrowCW8:00PM2,156,0002,071,00085,000 0.770.750.02
The GoldbergsABC8:30PM6,198,0006,665,000(467,000)1.861.93(0.07)
Criminal Minds Beyond BordersCBS9:00PM6,053,0008,841,000(2,788,000)1.081.78(0.70)vs. Crim Minds
Modern FamilyABC9:00PM7,161,0007,417,000(256,000)2.152.24(0.09)
Law & Order: SVUNBC9:00PM6,061,0005,259,000802,000 1.401.070.33
EmpireFox9:00PM9,814,0009,388,000426,000 3.703.650.05
SupernaturalCW9:00PM1,749,0001,535,000214,000 0.680.590.09
black-ishABC9:30PM5,291,0005,588,000(297,000)1.511.59(0.08)
Criminal Minds Beyond BordersCBS10:00PM5,944,0006,818,000(874,000)1.101.22(0.12)
NashvilleABC10:00PM3,936,0003,891,00045,000 0.850.840.01
Chicago P.D.NBC10:00PM6,751,0006,318,000433,000 1.441.270.17










Thursday
This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:00PM14,726,00013,223,0001,503,000 3.392.970.42 FINALE
Grey's AnatomyABC8:00PM7,765,0007,663,000102,000 2.102.010.09
StrongNBC8:00PM2,597,0002,552,00045,000 0.690.650.04
BonesFox8:00PM4,257,0004,286,000(29,000)0.840.91(0.07)
Legends of TomorrowCW8:00PM1,893,0001,630,000263,000 0.650.590.06
The Odd CoupleCBS8:30PM8,309,0008,073,000236,000 1.611.580.03
MomCBS9:00PM8,286,0007,917,000369,000 1.761.550.21
The BlacklistNBC9:00PM6,616,0006,651,000(35,000)1.301.240.06
ScandalABC9:00PM6,646,0006,055,000591,000 1.761.500.26 FINALE
American GritFox9:00PM1,784,0001,766,00018,000 0.580.560.02
The 100CW9:00PM1,170,0001,131,00039,000 0.420.410.01
2 Broke GirlsCBS9:30PM6,991,0006,665,000326,000 1.721.590.13
Rush HourCBS10:00PM4,529,0004,564,000(35,000)0.890.840.05
The CatchABC10:00PM4,234,0004,361,000(127,000)0.950.920.03
Game of SilenceNBC10:00PM3,261,0003,256,0005,000 0.660.66-










Friday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
Amazing RaceCBS8:00PM5,935,0005,187,000748,000 1.000.880.12 FINALE
Beyond the TankABC8:00PM3,506,0003,583,000(77,000)0.700.650.05
Caught on CameraNBC8:00PM2,949,000
2,949,000 0.60
0.60
Adele Live in NYCNBC8:00PM
4,378,000(4,378,000)
0.72(0.72)
Fox MovieFox8:00PM1,720,0001,520,000200,000 0.400.48(0.08)8-10P
The Vampire DiariesCW8:00PM1,080,000901,000179,000 0.400.320.08 FINALE
Hawaii Five-0CBS9:00PM8,304,0008,559,000(255,000)1.101.11(0.01)
Shark TankABC9:00PM5,215,0005,424,000(209,000)1.201.22(0.02)
GrimmNBC9:00PM3,326,000
3,326,000 0.70
0.70
The OriginalsCW9:00PM794,000830,000(36,000)0.300.32(0.02)
DatelineNBC9:30PM
4,663,000(4,663,000)
0.92(0.92)
Hawaii Five-0CBS10:00PM8,697,00010,104,000(1,407,000)1.201.130.07 FINALE vs. Bloods
20/20ABC10:00PM4,575,0005,208,000(633,000)1.001.00-
DatelineNBC10:00PM4,134,000
4,134,000 0.80
0.80










Saturday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
Crimetime SaturdayCBS8:00PM3,115,0002,595,000520,000 0.400.340.06 REPEAT
ABC MovieABC8:00PM3,430,000
3,430,000 0.70
0.70 8-11P
NBA CountdownABC8:00PM
2,578,000(2,578,000)
0.64(0.64)
Dateline MysteryNBC8:00PM3,638,000
3,638,000 0.60
0.60 8-10P
NHL PlayoffsNBC7:00PM
4,164,000(4,164,000)
1.23(1.23)
Houdini & DoyleFox8:00PM1,080,0001,115,000(35,000)0.300.250.05 REPEAT
NBA PlayoffsABC8:30PM
5,848,000(5,848,000)
1.95(1.95)830-11P
Crimetime SaturdayCBS9:00PM3,550,0003,021,000529,000 0.500.450.05 REPEAT
American GritFox9:00PM790,000753,00037,000 0.300.220.08 REPEAT
48 Hours MysteryCBS10:00PM4,395,0004,916,000(521,000)0.700.79(0.09)
20/20 SaturdayABC10:00PM

-

-
SNL(R) NBC10:00PM2,565,0001,976,000589,000 0.700.590.11 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 34 (May 9-15) 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 TheoryCBS8:00PMThu14,726,0003.39FINALE
Modern FamilyABC9:00PMWed7,161,0002.15
The GoldbergsABC8:30PMWed6,198,0001.86
MomCBS9:00PMThu8,286,0001.76
2 Broke GirlsCBS9:30PMThu6,991,0001.72
Mike & MollyCBS8:30PMMon8,058,0001.69
The MiddleABC8:00PMWed6,734,0001.63
The Odd CoupleCBS8:30PMThu8,309,0001.61
Mike & MollyCBS8:00PMMon7,732,0001.57
The Big Bang TheoryCBS9:00PMMon7,442,0001.55REPEAT
black-ishABC9:30PMWed5,291,0001.51
The Odd CoupleCBS9:30PMMon5,810,0001.31
Family GuyFox9:00PMSun2,760,0001.26
New GirlFox8:00PMTue2,343,0001.09
The SimpsonsFox8:00PMSun2,518,0001.09
Bob's BurgersFox8:30PMSun2,309,0001.01
New GirlFox9:00PMTue2,169,0001.00FINALE
Fresh off the BoatABC8:00PMTue3,908,0000.94
The Last Man on EarthFox9:30PMSun2,211,0000.91
The Real O'NealsABC8:30PMTue3,147,0000.87
The Carmichael ShowNBC9:00PMSun3,290,0000.74
CrowdedNBC9:30PMSun2,689,0000.69
GrandfatheredFox8:30PMTue1,642,0000.64FINALE
The GrinderFox9:30PMTue1,591,0000.60FINALE
The SimpsonsFox7:30PMSun1,359,0000.57REPEAT
BordertownFox7:00PMSun1,076,0000.42
Bob's BurgersFox7:00PMSun


The Guide to Surviving LifeFox7:30PMSun

preempted
The Guide to Surviving LifeFox8:00PMSat


Angel from HellCBS9:30PMThu

canceled
Last Man StandingABC8:00PMFri

completed
Dr. KenABC8:30PMFri

completed
Brooklyn Nine-NineFox9:00PMTue

completed
Life In PiecesCBS8:30PMThu

completed
The MuppetsABC8:00PMTue

completed
SuperstoreNBC8:00PMMon

completed
TelenovelaNBC8:30PMMon

completed
UndatelableNBC8:00PMFri

completed
GalavantABC8:00PMSun

completed
Truth Be ToldNBC8:30PMFri

completed
Significant MotherCW9:30PMMon

completed
Uncle BuckABC8:30PMFri



SOURCE: Nielsen Media Research


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Monday, December 11

Kevin Can Wait - "Trainer Wreck" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
After Vanessa asks Kevin to help her get a date with a handsome personal trainer, Alejandro (Eduardo Verastegui), she gets frustrated when Kevin starts training with him instead. Also, Chale reluctantly takes advice from Kyle when the health inspector stops by Enzo’s.

Man with a Plan - "Battle of the Sexists" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When Adam needs to hire a new project manager, Andi accuses Adam of unconscious bias after he only interviews men for the job. Also, Andi helps Kate fight for a spot on the boys’ soccer team at school. Lilah Richcreek guest stars as Zara, a qualified candidate for the available job in the Burns Brothers construction company.

Superior Donuts - "Homeless for the Holidays" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
In the spirit of the season, Franco convinces Arthur and the rest of the gang to help John (guest star Keith David), a homeless man who falls ill at the donut shop, get back on his feet. Also, Tush and Sweatpants compete to be the more popular Santa.

9JKL - "Set Visit" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
After Harry and Judy visit Josh on the set of his new movie, he is horrified when the director, Walter Michaelson (Michael Showalter), casts them in background roles in Josh’s most important scene. Also, Nick tries to teach Andrew how to dance.

Tarantula - "Macaroni Salad" (TBS, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Echo must retrieve a melodramatic friend from the edge of oblivion when romantic foibles lead him to the brink.

Tarantula - "The Shade" (TBS, 10:30PM ET/PT)
Echo ventures to the fabled Weird River to retrieve a man whose life is derailed by Echo's egg-frying antics.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of December 11)

Monday, December 11

  • Zendaya (K.C. Undercover/Shake It Up) - Watch Zendaya on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC. She also talks about The Greatest Showman on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am and on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Anthony Anderson (black-ish/Guys with Kids/All About the Andersons) - Anthony appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. He also chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Amanda Seales (Insecure/My Brother and Me) - Amanda is a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Dave Franco (Scrubs/Do Not Disturb) - Dave visits The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Chris Meloni (Happy!/Surviving Jack/The Fanelli Boys) - Chris stops by Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Ed Helms (The Office) - Ed appears on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Tig Notaro (One Mississippi) - Tig chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Andrea Barber, Candace Cameron Bure and Jodie Sweetin (Fuller House/Full House) - Andrea, Candace and Jodie are guests on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Bernadette Peters (Mozart in the Jungle/All's Fair) - Bernadette talks about the Broadway music Hello, Dolly! on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Joey Lawrence (Melissa & Joey/Blossom/Brotherly Love/Gimme a Break!) - Joey appears on Steve, so check your local listings.
  • Henry Winkler (Happy Days/Monty/Out of Practice/Arrested Development) - Henry talks about NBC's Better Late Than Never on NBC's Today in the 10am hour and on People Now at 8:30am. He will also be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Patricia Heaton (The Middle/Back to You/Everybody Loves Raymond) - Patricia shares her secret to balancing motherhood and Hollywood on The Dr. Oz Show, so check your local listings.
  • Jodie Foster (Paper Moon/The Courtship of Eddie's Father) - Jodie talks about Black Mirror on CBS This Morning sometime between 7-9am. She will also be on the BUILD Series at 4pm.
  • Allison Janney (Mom/Mr. Sunsine) - Allison will be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.


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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