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


New on DVD/Blu-ray (June/July/August)

Father Knows Best - Season Six Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Sixth Season Alice - The Complete Fifth Season Rhoda - Season Four Brooklyn Nine-Nine - Season Four

06/13 - The Andy Griffith Show - Return to Mayberry
06/13 - That's My Mama - The Complete Series
06/20 - Workaholics - The Final (Seventh) Season
06/20 - Workaholics - The Complete Series
06/27 - The Jamie Foxx Show - The Complete Third Season
07/04 - Superstore - Season Two
07/18 - Father Knows Best - Season Six
07/25 - Diff'ernt Strokes - The Complete Sixth Season
07/25 - Girls - The Final (Sixth) Season (Blu-ray)
08/01 - Alice - The Complete Fifth Season (WBShop.com)
08/01 - Crashing - The Complete First Season (Blu-ray)
08/15 - Rhoda - Season Four
08/22 - Brooklyn Nine-Nine - Season Four
08/29 - Will & Grace - Season One (Universal)
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Thursday, August 24

The Big Bang Theory - "The Separation Agitation" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Howard and Bernadette have a hard time leaving Halley in day care when Bernadette returns to work. Also, Bert (Brian Posehn) introduces the gang to his new girlfriend, Rebecca (April Bowlby).

Kevin Can Wait - "Quiet Diet" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Donna says she’ll send Kevin to the Mets Fantasy Camp if he lowers his cholesterol, Chale secretly coaches Kevin through a juice cleanse.

Great News - "The Red Door" (NBC, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Carol (Andrea Martin) is excited when Chuck (John Michael Higgins) asks her to wait for the cable guy at his townhouse, until Chuck gives an ominous warning that tests her curiosity. Meanwhile, Portia's (Nicole Richie) phone gets hacked and Katie (Briga Heelan) struggles not to read her private emails.

The Guest Book - "Story Six" (TBS, 10:30PM ET/PT)
Federal agent Trina books the mountain cabin to protect valuable witness Blake, but Blake has his own ideas on how to escape the people who are after him.

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Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of August 21)

Thursday, August 24

  • Jim Gaffigan (The Jim Gaffigan Show/My Boys/Welcome to New York) - Catch Jim on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Laura Linney (The Big C) - Laura appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Lamorne Morris (New Girl) - Lamorne is a guest on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Jane Lynch (Angel from Hell) - Jane stops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Timothy Simons (Veep) - Timothy visits Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Will Arnett (Arrested Development/The Millers/Up All Night/Running Wilde) - Will drops by LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Kristen Bell (The Good Place) - Kristen appears on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Tig Notaro (One Mississippi) - Tig is a guest on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Kevin James (Kevin Can Wait/The King of Queens) - Kevin appears on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Miriam Shorr and Peter Hermann (Younger) - Miriam and Peter are guests on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • John Corbett (Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll/United States of Tara/Lucky) - John talks about All Saints on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.