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 (March/April)

The Jamie Foxx Show - The Complete Second Season What I Like About You - The Complete Second Season Newhart - The Final (Eighth) Season Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Fifth Season Father Knows Best - Season Five

03/03 - The Dick Van Dyke Show - Now... In Living Color! (Blu-ray)
03/07 - The Jamie Foxx Show - The Complete Second Season
03/07 - Mama's Family - Mama's Favorites
03/07 - That '70s Show - The Complete Series - Flashback Edition (Blu-ray)
03/07 - What I Like About You - The Complete Second Season
03/07 - You Me Her - Season One
03/14 - Newhart - The Final (Eighth) Season
03/14 - Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt - Season Two
03/21 - Master of None - Season One
04/04 - Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Fifth Season
04/11 - Father Knows Best - Season Five
04/11 - Schitt's Creek - The Complete Third Season
04/11 - Silicon Valley - The Complete Third Season (Blu-ray)
04/11 - Veep - The Complete Fifth Season
More TV DVD Releases / DVD Reviews Archive / SitcomsOnline Digest


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Thursday, April 27

The Big Bang Theory - "The Cognition Regeneration" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Leonard isn’t thrilled when Penny considers taking a new job offered by her ex-boyfriend, Zack (Brian Thomas Smith).

The Great Indoors - "The Heartbreaker" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Jack sets up a double date to get Eddie out of a post-divorce rut, but the night gets awkward when they run into Denise (Essence Atkins), Eddie’s ex-wife. Also, when Emma decides to breakup with her boyfriend, Greg (Andy Ridings), Clark is torn between making a move on her and salvaging his friendship with Greg.

Mom - "A Cricket and a Hedge Made of Gold" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
When Marjorie takes a break from the group, Bonnie becomes the go-to for everyone’s problems, and Christy tries to overcome a painful memory from her past.

Life in Pieces - "Ear Scorn Registry Manuscript" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
When Colleen goes to Tim for help with an embarrassing ailment, she begs him not to tell the family. Also, Dougie (Fortune Feimster) enlists Joan to help her buy a gift for Matt and Colleen’s wedding; Heather gets jealous when her friends want to include Jen in their mommy group; and Professor Sinclair Wilde (Cary Elwes) encourages Joan to ask her family to read a draft of her book.

Superstore - "Ladies' Lunch" (NBC, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
During the morning meeting, Glenn (Mark McKinney) accidentally tells the employees the real reason Amy (America Ferrera) has been late to work lately. Meanwhile, Dina (Lauren Ash) tries to cheer up Amy by kidnapping her for a "ladies' lunch." Jonah (Ben Feldman) and Garrett (Colton Dunn) invent a game to pass the time, tricking Glenn and Mateo (Nico Santos) in the process. Cheyenne (Nichole Bloom) helps Amy take a fearless step with a dramatic new look.

Superstore - "Cheyenne's Wedding" (NBC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
It's Cheyenne (Nichole Bloom) and Bo's (recurring guest star Johnny Pemberton) dream wedding, but not everything goes according to plan. Meanwhile, relationships unravel as Amy (America Ferrera) and Jonah (Ben Feldman) dodge relationship rumors. Glenn (Mark McKinney) tries to change Jeff's (recurring guest star Michael Bunin) mind after learning of upcoming layoffs, Dina (Lauren Ash) talks her way into the wedding party and Mateo (Nico Santos) dodges Jeff throughout the wedding.

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Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of April 24)

Thursday, April 27

  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep/The New Adventures of Old Christine/Seinfeld) - Catch Julia on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Kevin Nealon (Man with a Plan/Weeds/Hiller and Diller/Champs) - Kevin appears on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Thomas Middleditch (Silicon Valley) - Thomas stops by The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Patton Oswalt (The Goldbergs/The King of Queens) - Patton is a guest on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Allison Janney (Mom/Mr. Sunshine) - Allison appears on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • John Benjamin Hickey (The Big C/It's All Relative) - John visits Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • John Leguizamo (The Brothers Garcia) - John guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • America Ferrera (Superstore) - America chats about Superstore on NBC's Today in the 10am hour and on LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Geoff Stults (Enlisted) - Geoff is a guest on Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Michael Strahan (Brothers) - Michael plays Pyramid on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Perrey Reeves (Entourage) - Perrey makes a kale salad on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Jenna Elfman (Imaginary Mary/1600 Penn/Courting Alex/Accidentally on Purpose/Dharma & Greg) - Jenna will be on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Geena Davis (The Geena Davis Show/Buffalo Bill) - Geena talks about A League of Their Own on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Anna Baryshnikov (Superior Donuts) - Anna talks about Superior Donuts on the AOL Build Show at 1pm.
  • Christopher Meloni (Surviving Jack/The Fanelli Boys) - Christopher appears on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.