Sunday, September 25, 2016

Week 1 TV Ratings and Analysis; How the Sitcoms Did

2016-17 Week 1 TV Ratings (first four nights Mon-Thu): 

Households: #1. CBS 7.42/13 rating/share (even in rating from first four nights week 1 in 2015); #2. NBC 5.53/10 (even); #3. ABC 4.88/8 (-15%); #4. Fox 3.01/5 (-5%); #5. The CW 0.57/1 (-10%).
Total Viewers: #1. CBS 12.111 million (-1% from first four nights week 1 in 2015); #2. NBC 8.870 million (even); #3. ABC 7.530 million (-15%); #4. Fox 4.932 million (-9%); #5. The CW 0.891 million (-11%).
Adults 18-49: #1. CBS 2.99/11 rating/share (-2% in rating from first four nights week 1 in 2014); #2. NBC 2.27/8 (-7%); #3. ABC 1.67/7 (-20%); #4. Fox 1.61/6 (-22%); #5. The CW 0.25/1 (-24%)

We're back with a new season! We'll have this week's final ratings, Week 1 (9/19/16-9/25/16) next Sunday.

For season to-date (9/19/16-9/22/16), we will have that by next week, too, as it is the same numbers as above.

Back to week 1 (Sep. 19-25), 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 1 (Sept. 19-25) Analysis















Last Sunday (Sep 18)(Summer Week 16)This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
60 MinutesCBS7:44PM12,701,000
12,701,000 2.64
2.64
Emmy's Red CarpetABC7:00PM4,777,000
4,777,000 0.86
0.86
Bob's BurgersFox7:18PM1,830,000
1,830,000 0.74
0.74 REPEAT
Football Night in AmericaNBC7:30PM6,304,000
6,304,000 2.11
2.11
Bob's BurgersFox7:30PM1,741,000
1,741,000 0.70
0.70 REPEAT
JonBenet RamsayCBS8:44PM10,422,000
10,422,000 2.14
2.14
Emmy AwardsABC8:00PM11,382,000
11,382,000 2.85
2.85 8-11P
Once Upon a TimeABC8:00PM

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Football Night in AmericaNBC8:00PM11,856,000
11,856,000 4.18
4.18
The SimpsonsFox8:00PM1,829,000
1,829,000 0.73
0.73 REPEAT
Sunday Night FootballNBC8:30PM22,751,000
22,751,000 8.20
8.20 833-1143P
The SimpsonsFox8:30PM1,797,000
1,797,000 0.72
0.72 REPEAT
Madam SecretaryCBS9:00PM

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-
Secrets & LiesABC9:00PM

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-
Family GuyFox9:00PM1,891,000
1,891,000 0.80
0.80 REPEAT
Last Man on EarthFox9:30PM1,297,000
1,297,000 0.51
0.51
NCIS: LACBS10:44PM4,570,000
4,570,000 0.70
0.70 REPEAT
QuanticoABC10:00PM

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DatelineNBC10:00PM

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Monday

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:00PM15,816,000
15,816,000 3.76
3.76 PREMIERE
Dancing w/the StarsABC8:00PM10,714,000
10,714,000 1.71
1.71 8-10p
The VoiceNBC8:00PM12,104,000
12,104,000 3.30
3.30 8-10P PREMIERE
GothamFox8:00PM3,897,000
3,897,000 1.29
1.29 PREMIERE
SupergirlCW8:00PM817,000
817,000 0.22
0.22 REPEAT
Kevin Can WaitCBS8:30PM11,078,000
11,078,000 2.58
2.58 PREMIERE
JonBenet RamsayCBS9:00PM8,242,000
8,242,000 1.80
1.80
LuciferFox9:00PM4,360,000
4,360,000 1.31
1.31 PREMIERE
SupergirlCW9:00PM894,000
894,000 0.25
0.25 REPEAT
ScorpionCBS10:00PM

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Match GameABC10:00PM4,402,000
4,402,000 0.91
0.91
The Good PlaceNBC10:00PM8,036,000
8,036,000 2.28
2.28 PREMIERE










Tuesday

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
NCISCBS8:00PM15,992,000
15,992,000 2.17
2.17 PREMIERE
Dancing with the StarsABC8:00PM8,601,000
8,601,000 1.50
1.50 8-10P
The VoiceNBC8:00PM12,293,000
12,293,000 3.38
3.38 8-10P
Brooklyn Nine-NineFox8:00PM2,389,000
2,389,000 1.06
1.06 PREMIERE
The FlashCW8:00PM877,000
877,000 0.25
0.25 REPEAT
New GirlFox8:30PM2,312,000
2,312,000 1.19
1.19 PREMIERE
BullCBS9:00PM15,562,000
15,562,000 2.21
2.21 PREMIERE
Scream QueensFox9:00PM2,156,000
2,156,000 0.97
0.97 PREMIERE
MADtvCW9:00PM581,000
581,000 0.19
0.19
NCIS: New OrleansCBS10:00PM11,120,000
11,120,000 1.43
1.43 PREMIERE
Marvel's Agents of SHIELDABC10:00PM3,439,000
3,439,000 1.11
1.11 PREMIERE
This Is UsNBC10:00PM10,065,000
10,065,000 2.85
2.85 PREMIERE










Wednesday
This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
SurvivorCBS8:00PM9,444,000
9,444,000 2.31
2.31 PREMIERE 8-930P
The GoldbergsABC8:00PM6,899,000
6,899,000 2.04
2.04 PREMIERE
BlindspotNBC8:00PM6,082,000
6,082,000 1.31
1.31
Lethal WeaponFox8:00PM7,932,000
7,932,000 2.20
2.20 PREMIERE
Penn & Teller Fool UsCW8:00PM1,183,000
1,183,000 0.27
0.27 REPEAT
SpeechlessABC8:30PM7,383,000
7,383,000 2.03
2.03 PREMIERE
Criminal Minds CBS9:00PM

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Modern FamilyABC9:00PM8,237,000
8,237,000 2.62
2.62 PREMIERE
Law & Order: SVUNBC9:00PM7,818,000
7,818,000 1.84
1.84 PREMIERE
EmpireFox9:00PM10,868,000
10,868,000 4.16
4.16 PREMIERE
Whose Line Is It?CW9:00PM1,128,000
1,128,000 0.32
0.32
Big BrotherCBS9:30PM6,299,000
6,299,000 2.02
2.02 FINALE 930-11P
black-ishABC9:30PM6,393,000
6,393,000 1.93
1.93 PREMIERE
Whose Line Is It?CW9:30PM1,202,000
1,202,000 0.37
0.37 REPEAT
Code BlackCBS10:00PM

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Designated SurvivorABC10:00PM10,037,000
10,037,000 2.24
2.24 PREMIERE
Chicago P.D.NBC10:00PM6,874,000
6,874,000 1.57
1.57 PREMIERE










Thursday
This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
NFL Pre-KickCBS8:00PM11,084,000
11,084,000 3.47
3.47
Grey's AnatomyABC8:00PM8,750,000
8,750,000 2.48
2.48 PREMIERE
SuperstoreNBC8:00PM5,449,000
5,449,000 1.47
1.47 PREMIERE
RosewoodFox8:00PM3,652,000
3,652,000 0.73
0.73 PREMIERE
The FlashCW8:00PM935,000
935,000 0.23
0.23 REPEAT
CBS NFL ThursdayCBS8:30PM17,546,000
17,546,000 6.06
6.06 827-1106P
The Good PlaceNBC8:30PM5,251,000
5,251,000 1.36
1.36 PREMIERE
Chicago MedNBC9:00PM7,022,000
7,022,000 1.37
1.37 PREMIERE
NotoriousABC9:00PM5,394,000
5,394,000 1.13
1.13 PREMIERE
PitchFox9:00PM4,227,000
4,227,000 1.06
1.06 PREMIERE
SupernaturalCW9:00PM678,000
678,000 0.23
0.23 REPEAT
Pure GeniusCBS10:00PM

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How To Get Away/MurderABC10:00PM5,113,000
5,113,000 1.42
1.42 PREMIERE
The BlacklistNBC10:00PM6,397,000
6,397,000 1.25
1.25 PREMIERE










Friday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
MacGyverCBS8:00PM10,891,000
10,891,000 1.70
1.70 PRMIERE
Last Man StandingABC8:00PM5,837,000
5,837,000 1.10
1.10 PRMIERE
SuperstoreNBC8:00PM2,407,000
2,407,000 0.60
0.60 REPEAT
Hell's KitchenFox8:00PM3,334,000
3,334,000 1.10
1.10 PREMIERE
Masters of IllusionCW8:00PM1,048,000
1,048,000 0.30
0.30
Dr. KenABC8:30PM4,086,000
4,086,000 0.90
0.90 PREMIERE
The Good PlaceNBC8:30PM2,341,000
2,341,000 0.60
0.60 REPEAT
Masters of IllusionCW8:30PM1,042,000
1,042,000 0.30
0.30 REPEAT
Hawaii Five-0CBS9:00PM10,091,000
10,091,000 1.30
1.30 PREMIERE
Shark TankABC9:00PM4,940,000
4,940,000 1.10
1.10 PREMIERE
DatelineNBC9:00PM4,597,000
4,597,000 1.00
1.00 9-11P
The ExorcistFox9:00PM2,904,000
2,904,000 1.00
1.00 PREMIERE
Penn & Teller: Fool UsCW9:00PM1,210,000
1,210,000 0.30
0.30 REPEAT
Blue BloodsCBS10:00PM10,434,000
10,434,000 1.30
1.30 PREMIERE
20/20ABC10:00PM3,411,000
3,411,000 0.70
0.70
DatelineNBC10:00PM

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Saturday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
Crimetime SaturdayCBS8:00PM

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- REPEAT
Saturday Night FootballABC8:00PM

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- 8-11P
The VoiceNBC8:00PM

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- 8-10P REPEAT
College FootballFox8:00PM

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- 8-11P
Crimetime SaturdayCBS9:00PM

-

- REPEAT
48 Hours MysteryCBS10:00PM

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- PREMIERE
This Is UsNBC10:00PM

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- 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 1 (Sep. 19-25) 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 TheoryCBS8:00PMMon15,816,0003.76PREMIERE
Modern FamilyABC9:00PMWed8,237,0002.62PREMIERE
Kevin Can WaitCBS8:30PMMon11,078,0002.58PREMIERE
The Good PlaceNBC10:00PMMon8,036,0002.28PREMIERE
The GoldbergsABC8:00PMWed6,899,0002.04PREMIERE
SpeechlessABC8:30PMWed7,383,0002.03PREMIERE
black-ishABC9:30PMWed6,393,0001.93PREMIERE
SuperstoreNBC8:00PMThu5,449,0001.47PREMIERE
The Good PlaceNBC8:30PMThu5,251,0001.36
New GirlFox8:30PMTue2,312,0001.19PREMIERE
Last Man StandingABC8:00PMFri5,837,0001.1PREMIERE
Brooklyn Nine-NineFox8:00PMTue2,389,0001.06PREMIERE
Dr. KenABC8:30PMFri4,086,0000.9PREMIERE
Family GuyFox9:00PMSun1,891,0000.80REPEAT
Bob's BurgersFox7:18PMSun1,830,0000.74REPEAT
The SimpsonsFox8:00PMSun1,829,0000.73REPEAT
The SimpsonsFox8:30PMSun1,797,0000.72REPEAT
Bob's BurgersFox7:30PMSun1,741,0000.70REPEAT
The Good PlaceNBC8:30PMFri2,341,0000.6REPEAT
SuperstoreNBC8:00PMFri2,407,0000.6REPEAT
The Last Man on EarthFox9:30PMSun1,297,0000.51REPEAT
Fresh off the BoatABC9:00PMTue

preempted
The Real O'NealsABC9:30PMTue

preempted
Life In PiecesCBS9:30PMThu

preempted
MomCBS9:00PMThu

preempted
The Odd CoupleCBS9:30PMMon

preempted
Son of ZornFox8:30PMSun


Making HistoryFox8:30PMSun


The MickFox8:30PMTue


Man with a PlaceCBS8:30PMMon


The Great IndoorsCBS8:30PMThu


American HousewifeABC8:30PMTue


The MiddleABC8:00PMTue

preempted
2 Broke GirlsCBS9:00PMMon

preempted

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

Wednesday, February 22

The Goldbergs - "So Swayze It's Crazy" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
After Adam sees his friend on television, he asks Beverly for her help to become an actor, so Beverly enlists his friend’s mom Edie, who is a kid talent agent in town. Unfortunately, Edie insists Adam can only get “nerd” roles, so Beverly goes on a quest to make Adam a teenage heartthrob. Meanwhile, Barry decides to embrace the punk lifestyle, and Murray attempts to become more involved in Erica’s life, but it backfires.

Speechless - "O-S-- OSCAR P-A-- PARTY" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When the Dimeos throw their annual Oscar party with other special-needs families, Maya feels threatened by new mom Becca, who seems a little too perfect.  Meanwhile, Jimmy encourages the fathers at the party to let loose while Ray tries to impress a girl by pretending to be someone he is not.

Modern Family - "Heavy Is the Head" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Despite their lofty hopes, Phil and Jay’s property investment might turn out to be a bust, forcing Phil to rethink his original dream. Meanwhile, Cam lands in the hospital due to a head injury and refuses to have an MRI thanks to a traumatic incident with a well when he was a child. Determined to finally impress Claire and keep her from re-gifting her birthday present, Gloria surprises her with a day of luxury at the office. However, after Claire had to implement some rather harsh budget cuts at work, a massage at her desk may not be sending the right message.

black-ish - "One Angry Man" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Dre is forced to participate in jury duty after Junior responds to the summons that was thrown away. The case is supposed to be open and shut, but when Dre sees that the defendant is a young African American, he feels a civic responsibility to give him a fair trial. Meanwhile, Bow decides to let the kids swear in the house since they are more open with her that way, but she and Ruby soon regret the decision.

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia - "The Gang Tends Bar" (FXX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
It's Valentine's Day and Paddy's is packed with customers. Dennis implores the gang to do one day of actual work but everyone else is distracted by a mystery crate Cricket spotted in the alley. Eventually, the gang becomes convinced Dennis really wants them to work on their relationships and everyone shares their grievances without much resolution.

Man Seeking Woman - "Dolphin" (FXX, 10:30PM ET/PT)
When her mom becomes obsessed with Josh's wedding, Liz seeks out her estranged father (Peter Gallagher).

Schitt's Creek - "General Store" (Pop, 8:00PM ET/PT)
David comes up with a new business venture; Alexis adjusts to her first day of school.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of February 20)

Wednesday, February 22

  • Tom Hanks (Bosom Buddies) and George Clooney (The Facts of Life/Roseanne) - Tom and George are guests on a repeat of the 2012 Jimmy Kimmel Live: After the Oscars special at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Ariana Grande (Sam & Cat) - Ariana drops by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Ken Jeong (Dr. Ken/Community) - Ken visits The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Kelly Ripa (Hope & Faith) - Kelly is a guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Billy Gardell (Mike & Molly)- Billy appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. He will also be on the AOL Build Show at 11am.
  • Terry Crews (Brooklyn Nine-Nine/Are We There Yet?/Everybody Hates Chris) - Terry stops by Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. He also talks about Ultimate Beastmaster on NBC's Today in the 9am hour and on the AOL Build Show at 2pm.
  • Ron Funches (Powerless/Undateable) - Ron is a guest on Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Demi Lovato (Sonny with a Chance) - Demi appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • NeNe Leakes (The New Normal) - NeNe guest co-hosts The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Matt Shively (The Real O'Neals/True Jackson, VP) - Matt is a guest on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Justin Bartha (The New Normal) - Justin joins the Chew Crew on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Wendi McLendon-Covey (The Goldbergs/Rules of Engagement/Reno 911!) - Wendi will be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Will Forte (The Last Man on Earth/The Cleveland Show) - Will talks about The Last Man on Earth on NBC's Today in the 10am hour. He will also be on Good Day New York on WNYW-Fox5 in New York sometime between 7-10am.
  • Rosie Perez (Search Party) - Rosie is a guest on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Allison Williams (Girls) - Allison appears on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Yvette Nicole Brown (The Odd Couple/Community) - Yvette dishes about the new season of SuperMansion on Crackle on The Wendy Williams Show at 2am on BET or on your local stations.
  • Mike Epps (Uncle Buck/Survivor's Remorse) - Mike is a guest on Steve Harvey, so check your local listings.
  • Eva Longoria (Telenovela) - Eva chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Mark Consuelos (Hope & Faith) - Mark guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.