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

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- 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


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Thursday, September 20

The Big Bang Theory - "The Bow Tie Asymmetry" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Amy’s parents and Sheldon’s family arrive for the wedding, everybody is focused on making sure all goes according to plan – everyone except the bride and groom.

Young Sheldon - "Vanilla Ice Cream, Gentleman Callers, and a Dinette Set" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Meemaw is pursued by two gentlemen callers (guest stars Richard Kind and Wallace Shawn), Sheldon interferes, forcing her to set some ground rules.

The Good Place - "The Burrito" (NBC, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Eleanor (Kristen Bell), Chidi (William Jackson Harper), Tahani (Jameela Jamil) and Jason (Manny Jacinto) consider just how much they have (or have not) improved. Michael (Ted Danson) is left to deal with the consequences of his recent actions.

The Good Place - "Somewhere Else" (NBC, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Michael (Ted Danson) tries to pull a rabbit out of a hat.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of September 17)

Thursday, September 20

  • Tiffany Haddish (The Last O.G./The Carmichael Show) - Catch Tiffany on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. She also talks about Night School on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.
  • Iain Armitage (Young Sheldon) - Iain appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. He will also be on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Johnny Galecki (The Big Bang Theory/Roseanne) - Johnny drops by The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Reid Scott (Veep/My Boys/It's All Relative) - Reid is a guest on Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Jeff Garlin (The Goldbergs/Curb Your Enthusiasm) - Jeff stops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Queen Latifah (Living Single) - Queen Latifah visits Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Issa Rae (Insecure) - Issa appears on The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Nancy Travis (Last Man Standing/The Bill Engvall Show/Becker/Work with Me/Almost Perfect) - Nancy is a guest on Access Live, so check your local listings.
  • Tony Danza (Taxi/Who's the Boss?/Hudson Street/The Tony Danza Show) - Tony talks about his new Netflix show The Good Cop on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Sarayu Rao (I Feel Bad/Sons of Tucson) - Sarayu talks about NBC's I Feel Bad on the BUILD Series at 1pm and on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Peyton List (Bunk'd/Jessie) - Peyton talks about Happy Together on Chatter at 8pm.
  • Jane Lynch (Angel from Hell) - Jane talks about Two Lost Souls on Couch Surfing at 8am.
  • Jane Fonda (Grace and Frankie) - Jane talks about Jane Fonda in Five Acts on GMA Day on ABC at 1pm.
  • Danny DeVito (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia/Taxi) - Danny is a guest on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.


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

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

08/07 - Happy Endings - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
08/15 - A.P. Bio - Season One
08/28 - Brooklyn Nine-Nine - Season Five
08/28 - Man Seeking Woman - The Complete Third 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
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