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


New on DVD/Blu-ray (January/February)

I Love Lucy - Superstar Special #2 (Colorized) The Love Boat - Season Three - Volume Two Hooperman - Season One 227 - The Complete First Season (Mill Creek) Fuller House - The Complete First Season

01/03 - Girls - The Complete Fifth Season (Blu-ray)
01/10 - Broad City - Season 3
01/17 - I Love Lucy - Superstar Special #2 (Colorized)
01/17 - The Love Boat - Season Three - Volume One
01/17 - The Love Boat - Season Three - Volume Two
01/24 - Hooperman - Season One / Review
01/24 - Hooperman - Season Two / Review
01/31 - Ballers - The Complete Second Season (Blu-ray)
02/07 - Sabrina, the Teenage Witch - Sabrina Down Under
02/07 - So Little Time - Volume 1 - School's Cool - Boy Crazy
02/07 - So Little Time - Volume 2 - About a Family - Hangin' Out
02/07 - 227 - The Complete First Season (Mill Creek)
02/07 - Vice Principals - The Complete First Season (Blu-ray)
02/14 - Beavis and Butt-Head - The Complete Collection
02/14 - Grace and Frankie - Season Two
02/28 - Fuller House - The Complete First Season
More TV DVD Releases / DVD Reviews Archive / SitcomsOnline Digest


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Thursday, February 23

The Big Bang Theory - "The Comic-Con Conundrum" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
With Koothrappali cut off from his father’s fortune, he appoints Sheldon to help him get out of debt. Also, Penny considers joining Leonard at Comic-Con.

The Great Indoors - "Friends Like These" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Jack desperately begs his co-workers to pretend to be his closest friends at a dinner party after his lack of an inner circle begins to concern his girlfriend, Rachel (Maggie Lawson). However, he soon regrets asking for their help after they all behave awkwardly in her presence.

Mom - "Night Swimmin' and an English Muffin" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
When Bonnie discovers Adam is still close with his ex-wife, Danielle (Wendie Malick), Christy worries the emotional fallout could jeopardize Bonnie’s sobriety.

Life in Pieces - "Awkward Bra Automated Ordained" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Dinner gets awkward for Jen and Matt when they find themselves alone without Greg and Colleen. Also, Lark accidentally locks out Greg and Jen from the house, prompting Greg to install a complicated home automation system; Heather and Tim try to sneak wine into an ice skating show to get out of paying at the venue; and John and Joan agree to an impromptu wedding after Colleen mentions that she’s an ordained minister.

Superstore - "Wellness Fair" (NBC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When Amy (America Ferrera) sees Mateo (Nico Santos) out on a secret date with Jeff (recurring guest star Michael Bunin), she ignores Garrett's (Colton Dunn) advice to stay out of it, and ends up throwing multiple relationships - both real and imagined - into chaos. Meanwhile, Glenn (Mark McKinney) resents Jonah (Ben Feldman) for outshining him during Cloud 9's Wellness Fair, and Dina (Lauren Ash) tries to prove that Amy faked an illness.

Powerless - "Emily Dates a Henchman" (NBC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
After being urged by her team, Emily (Vanessa Hudgens) sets her sights on the dating world but unknowingly falls for one of the Riddler's henchmen (guest star Robert Buckley). Meanwhile, Teddy (Danny Pudi) and Ron (Ron Funches) find a Batman artifact and discover Van's (Alan Tudyk) superhero fantasy. Christina Kirk also stars.

Baskets - "Marthager" (FX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Martha books Chip a gig at a car crash.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of February 20)

Thursday, February 23

  • John Travolta (Welcome Back, Kotter) - Catch John on a repeat of the 2015 Jimmy Kimmel Live: After the Oscars special at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Elijah Wood (Wilfred) - Elijah stops by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Aubrey Plaza (Parks and Recreation) - Aubrey visits The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Bradley Whitford (Trophy Wife) - Bradley is a guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. He also talks about Get Out in the 9am hour. He appears on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Allison Williams (Girls) - Allison appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Paul Scheer (The League/Fresh Off the Boat) - Paul visits Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. He will also be on the AOL Build Show at 4:30pm.
  • Rob Huebel (Transparent/Burning Love) - Rob drops by Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. He will also be on the AOL Build Show at 4:30pm.
  • Nick Kroll (The League/Cavemen) - Nick appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Jermaine Fowler (Superior Donuts) - Jermaine is a guest on Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • David Spade (Rules of Enagement/8 Simple Rules/Just Shoot Me!) - David appears on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Norm Macdonald (The Norm Show/A Minute with Stan Hooper) - Norm is a guest on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Rob Schneider (Real Rob/Rob/Men Behaving Badly) - Rob appears on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • David Duchovny (Californication) - David stops by Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Mary-Louise Parker (Weeds) - Mary-Louise is a guest on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am and on LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Mae Whitman (Arrested Development) - Mae appears on Harry, so check your local listings.
  • NeNe Leakes (The New Normal) - NeNe guest co-hosts The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Billy Gardell (Mike & Molly) - Billy joins the Chew Crew on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Holly Robinson Peete (Hangin' with Mr. Cooper/For Your Love) - Holly appears on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.