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

Tuesday, October 16

The Conners - "Keep on Truckin'" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
A sudden turn of events forces the Conners to face the daily struggles of life in Lanford in a way they never have before.

The Kids Are Alright - "Pilot" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Lawrence, the prodigal eldest Cleary son, returns home from the seminary and breaks the news to his family that he’s dropping out for good, leaving Mike and Peggy upset and wondering why. Meanwhile, Timmy decides he wants to audition for a children’s theatre production but when Peggy finds out where it’s being held she forbids him from participating. Elsewhere, Eddie tries to keep his girlfriend a secret after Frank finds out and tries to blackmail him.

black-ish - "Gap Year" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
After dropping Junior off at college, Dre and Bow are beside themselves when they find him back at home announcing his decision to take a gap year. Meanwhile, Jack and Diane begin to question whether they should still be sharing a room.

Splitting Up Together - "Sign Language" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
The morning after Lena and Martin sleep together, Lena searches for signs that they are or aren’t meant to be a couple. Their relationship is put to the test after she organizes a romantic beach getaway and it becomes apparent what’s meant to be. Meanwhile, Arthur and Camille trail Lisa Apple, hoping to determine if she is pregnant with Martin’s baby. Elsewhere, Maya struggles to decide if she should tell her new boyfriend, Frank, about her pregnancy.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of October 15)

Tuesday, October 16

  • John Krasinski (The Office) - Catch John on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Kevin Hart (The Big House/Undeclared) - Kevin appears on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Eric McCormack (Will & Grace) - Eric is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Kathryn Hahn (I Love Dick/Happyish/Transparent/Free Agents) - Kathryn stops by The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS. She will also be on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Jameela Jamil (The Good Place) - Jameela appears on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Melissa McCarthy (Mike & Molly/Samantha Who?) - Melissa drops by Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Trevor Noah at 11pm. She also talks about Can You Ever Forgive Me? on the BUILD Series at 12pm.
  • Jane Curtin (3rd Rock from the Sun/Kate & Allie) - Jane visits Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Laurence Fishburne (black-ish) - Laurence chats on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Nathan Fillion (Two Guys and a Girl) - Nathan talks about The Rookie on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am and on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Katy Mixon (American Housewife/Mike & Molly) - Katy is a guest on The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Sara Gilbert (The Conners/Roseanne/Bad Teacher/The Big Bang Theory and John Goodman (The Connners/Roseanne/The Trouble in Normal, Ohio) - Sara and John are guests on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • John Leguizamo (The Brothers Garcia) - John appears on ABC's GMA Day at 1pm.
  • Heather Dubrow (Stark Raving Mad) - Heather is a guest on People Now at 12pm.
  • Candace Cameron Bure (Fuller House/Full House) - Candace visits NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Fran Drescher (Happily Divorced/The Nanny/Living with Fran) - Fran talks about hosting Cancer Scchmancer's Master Class Health Summit on E!'s Daily Pop at 12pm.
  • Analeigh Tipton (Manhattan Love Story) - Analeigh talks about her movie Better Start Running on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (September/October)

The Big Bang Theory - The Complete Eleventh Season The Middle - The Complete Ninth Season Modern Family - The Complete Ninth Season Step by Step - The Complete Second Season Perfect Strangers - The Complete Fifth Season

09/04 - It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia - The Complete Season 12
09/04 - Mom - The Complete Fifth Season
09/04 - Silicon Valley - The Complete Fifth Season
09/04 - Superstore - Season Three
09/04 - Young Sheldon - The Complete First Season
09/11 - The Big Bang Theory - The Complete Eleventh Season (Blu-ray)
09/11 - The Middle - The Complete Ninth Season
09/11 - Modern Family - The Complete Ninth Season
09/11 - People of Earth - The Complete Second Season
09/18 - Community - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
09/18 - Step by Step - The Complete Second Season
09/18 - You're the Worst - The Complete Fourth Season
09/25 - Blondie - The Complete 1957 Television Series
09/25 - Perfect Strangers - The Complete Fifth Season
10/02 - The Beverly Hillbillies - The Official Fifth Season
10/02 - The Love Boat - Season Four - Volume One / Volume Two
10/02 - Saved by the Bell - The Complete Collection
10/16 - Police Squad! - TV and Movie Collection
More TV DVD Releases / DVD Reviews Archive / SitcomsOnline Digest