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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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
American Country Countdown AwardsFox8:00PM
Bob's BurgersFox8:30PM2,309,000
2,309,000 1.01
The Good WifeCBS9:00PM10,616,0009,192,0001,424,000 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
Last Man on EarthFox9:30PM2,211,000
2,211,000 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)


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
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
BlindspotNBC10:00PM5,610,0005,425,000185,000 1.341.300.04


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
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)
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
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-

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)
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
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

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
StrongNBC8:00PM2,597,0002,552,00045,000 0.690.650.04
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
Adele Live in NYCNBC8:00PM
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)
3,326,000 0.70
The OriginalsCW9:00PM794,000830,000(36,000)0.300.32(0.02)
Hawaii Five-0CBS10:00PM8,697,00010,104,000(1,407,000) FINALE vs. Bloods
4,134,000 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
Dateline MysteryNBC8:00PM3,638,000
3,638,000 0.60
0.60 8-10P
NHL PlayoffsNBC7:00PM
Houdini & DoyleFox8:00PM1,080,0001,115,000(35,000)0.300.250.05 REPEAT
NBA PlayoffsABC8:30PM
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
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
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
The GrinderFox9:30PMTue1,591,0000.60FINALE
The SimpsonsFox7:30PMSun1,359,0000.57REPEAT
Bob's BurgersFox7:00PMSun

The Guide to Surviving LifeFox7:30PMSun

The Guide to Surviving LifeFox8:00PMSat

Angel from HellCBS9:30PMThu

Last Man StandingABC8:00PMFri

Dr. KenABC8:30PMFri

Brooklyn Nine-NineFox9:00PMTue

Life In PiecesCBS8:30PMThu

The MuppetsABC8:00PMTue





Truth Be ToldNBC8:30PMFri

Significant MotherCW9:30PMMon

Uncle BuckABC8:30PMFri

SOURCE: Nielsen Media Research

New on DVD/Blu-ray (September)

The Big Bang Theory - The Complete Ninth Season Newhart - The Complete Sixth Season 2 Broke Girls - The Complete Fifth Season Family Matters - The Complete Eighth Season Modern Family - The Complete Season 7

09/06 - Coach - Season One (Mill Creek) / Season Two / Seasons One and Two
09/06 - South Park - The Complete Ninteenth Season (Blu-ray)
09/13 - The Big Bang Theory - The Complete Ninth Season (Blu-ray)
09/13 - Newhart - The Complete Sixth Season
09/20 - 2 Broke Girls - The Complete Fifth Season
09/20 - Family Matters - The Complete Eighth Season
09/20 - Modern Family - The Complete Season 7
09/20 - Veep - Season 5
09/27 - The Wonder Years - Season Six
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Tuesday, October 25

The Middle - "Halloween VIII: The Heckoning" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
As Halloween approaches, Frankie is taken aback when she discovers that, if the circumstances ever arose where she and Mike got divorced, the kids would all choose to live with Mike. Meanwhile, Sue tries everything in her power to get her room back from Brick, and having to be so nice around girlfriend April all of the time leads Axl to lash out at his family.

American Housewife - "Westport Zombies" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Katie, jealous of Taylor’s friendship with neighbor Viv (Leslie Bibb), reluctantly competes in the Westport Halloween “Zombie Run” after she finds out they’ll both be running. Meanwhile, Greg and Anna-Kat get a little too much in character for the “zombie” part of the run’s obstacle course.

Fresh Off the Boat - "Louisween" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
It’s Louis’ favorite holiday, and he makes every attempt to scare Jessica into the Halloween spirit, but she is buried in her word processor, drafting her first horror novel. Meanwhile, Emery and Evan debate costume choices, and Eddie and his crew are excited to party with high schoolers at Nicole’s house.

The Real O'Neals - "The Real Halloween" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
When Halloween arrives, or what Kenny refers to as “the gay Super Bowl,” he plans to go to Boystown to watch the festive costume parade. In an effort to prevent Kenny from attending, Eileen agrees to let him throw his own Halloween party at home. Eileen’s tolerance is ultimately tested when Kenny recruits Stuart and his gay friends to join the big party, and he makes a BIG costume change. Meanwhile, Jimmy and Shannon plan to pull off an epic Halloween prank.

Atlanta - "Junteenth" (FX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Why my Auntie trying to make me go to one of these bougie Junteenth parties again? I don't like them sadity people and I'm gonna miss my shows. Le sigh.

Family Time - "Head of House" (Bounce TV, 9:00PM ET/PT)
When the Stallworths have an unexpected visitor, they learn of a vicious crime that took place in their home years ago.

Complete TV Listings

Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of October 24)

Tuesday, October 25

  • Will Forte (The Last Man on Earth) - Catch Will on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. He also chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Matt LeBlanc (Man with a Plan/Episodes/Friends) - Matt is a guest on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Cobie Smulders (How I Met Your Mother) - Cobie appears on Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Skylar Astin (Ground Floor) - Skylar is a guest on Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Ron Howard (Happy Days/The Andy Griffith Show) - Ron drops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Mary Lynn Rajskub (How to Be a Gentleman/Veronica's Closet/The Larry Sanders Show) and David Koechner (Another Period/Hank/The Office) - Mary and David are guests on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • John Lithgow (3rd Rock from the Sun/Twenty Good Years) - John appears on LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Jamie Lee Curtis (Scream Queens/Anything But Love) - Jamie Lee is a guest on Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Erinn Hayes (Kevin Can Wait/Guys with Kids/Worst Week) - Erinn plays a celeb guessing game with Rach, who’s serving up no-fail make-your-own takeout, on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Mary Steenburgen (The Last Man on Earth/Ink) - Mary joins the Chew Crew on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Ana Gasteyer (People of Earth/Lady Dynamite/Suburgatory) - Ana will be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET. She will also be on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Cheryl Hines (Son of Zorn/Suburgatory/Curb Your Enthusiasm) - Cheryl is a guest on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Abbi Jacobson (Broad City) - Abbi will be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am. She will also be on the AOL Build Show 4pm.
  • Don Rickles (C.P.O. Sharkey/Daddy Dearest) - Don is a guest on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.
  • Nico Tortorella (Younger) - Nico appears on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.