Sunday, October 09, 2016

Week 3 TV Ratings and Analysis; How the Sitcoms Did

2016-17 Week 3 TV Ratings (first four nights Mon-Thu): 

Households: #1. CBS 6.03/10 rating/share (+6% in rating from first four nights week 2); #2. NBC 4.68/8 (-8%); #3. ABC 4.62/8 (+4%); #4. Fox 2.86/5 (+3%); #5. The CW 0.90/2 (+48%).
Total Viewers: #1. CBS 9.690 million (+6% from first four nights week 2); #2. NBC 7.430 million (-9%); #3. ABC 7.080 million (+3%); #4. Fox 4.600 million (+2%); #5. The CW 1.460 million (+49%).
Adults 18-49: #1. CBS 2.27/8 rating/share (+33% in rating from first four nights week 2); #2. NBC  1.76/6 (-17%); #3. ABC 1.52/5 (-4%); #4. Fox 1.44/5 (-3%); #5. The CW 0.48/2 (+71%)

We have previous week's final ratings, Week 2 (9/26-10/2/16, LIVE+SD). NBC won the week in A18-49, thanks to Sunday Night Football for the finish and did a 2.33 rating.  Fox jumped to #2 thanks to a NFL overrun, with a 1.64 rating. ABC was #3 with a 1.62 rating, helped by a great Saturday football showing, while CBS was sports-less and #4 with a 1.39 rating.  Among total viewers, CBS was #1 with 8.478 million, with NBC #2 at 8.040 million.  ABC was #3 with 6.311 million and Fox at #4 with 4.771 million.

For season to-date (9/19/16-10/6/16, LIVE+SD), NBC is #1 in A18-49 with a 2.29 rating, followed by CBS at #2 with a 2.01 rating. ABC at #3 with a 1.48 rating and Fox at #4 with a 1.43 rating. Among total viewers it is CBS #1 at 9.842 million, followed by NBC at #2 with 8.210 million, ABC at #3 with 6.270 million and Fox at #4 with 4.262 million.

Back to week 3 (Oct. 3-9), 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 3 (Oct. 3-9) Analysis















Last Sunday (Oct. 2)(Week 2)This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
60 MinutesCBS7:00PM10,690,00014,358,000 (3,668,000)1.322.56 (1.24)
AFVABC7:00PM4,713,0002,858,000 1,855,000 0.950.63 0.32 PREMIERE vs. Once Special
Family GuyFox7:00PM
2,034,000 (2,034,000)
0.77 (0.77)REPEAT
Football Night in AmericaNBC7:30PM4,589,0005,370,000 (781,000)1.461.75 (0.29)
The OTFox7:52PM11,562,0002,601,000 8,961,000 4.321.14 3.18 vs. Bobs
NCIS: LACBS8:00PM11,386,00010,335,000 1,051,000 1.501.53 (0.03)vs. 851-1051P
Once Upon a TimeABC8:00PM3,715,0003,985,000 (270,000)1.141.28 (0.14)
Football Night in AmericaNBC8:00PM10,907,00011,503,000 (596,000)3.614.15 (0.54)
The SimpsonsFox8:00PM5,997,0003,364,000 2,633,000 2.651.44 1.21
Sunday Night FootballNBC8:30PM18,057,00020,617,000 (2,560,000)6.697.57 (0.88)831-1125P
Son of ZornFox8:30PM3,638,0002,650,000 988,000 1.641.12 0.52
Madam SecretaryCBS9:00PM9,195,000
9,195,000 1.08
1.08 PREMIERE
Secrets & LiesABC9:00PM3,687,0004,060,000 (373,000)0.940.96 (0.02)
Family GuyFox9:00PM3,468,0002,796,000 672,000 1.651.33 0.32
Last Man on EarthFox9:30PM2,496,0002,228,000 268,000 1.000.94 0.06
ElementaryCBS10:00PM6,032,0005,363,000 669,000 0.821.01 (0.19)PREMIERE vs. MacGyver(R)
QuanticoABC10:00PM3,565,0003,635,000 (70,000)0.970.96 0.01
DatelineNBC10:00PM

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Monday

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:00PM14,319,00014,242,000 77,000 3.503.56 (0.06)
Dancing w/the StarsABC8:00PM10,728,00010,830,000 (102,000)1.701.79 (0.09)8-10P vs. 8-9P
The VoiceNBC8:00PM11,783,00011,723,000 60,000 2.983.20 (0.22)8-10P vs. 8-9P
GothamFox8:00PM3,185,0003,537,000 (352,000)1.021.18 (0.16)
SupergirlCW8:00PM969,000964,000 5,000 0.240.25 (0.01)REPEAT
Kevin Can WaitCBS8:30PM9,595,00010,623,000 (1,028,000)2.222.69 (0.47)
ScorpionCBS9:00PM8,298,000
8,298,000 1.54
1.54 PREMIERE 9-11P
LuciferFox9:00PM3,674,000
3,674,000 1.07
1.07
SupergirlCW9:00PM880,0001,110,000 (230,000)0.220.28 (0.06)REPEAT
Debate AnalysisCBS10:00PM
8,233,000 (8,233,000)
2.08 (2.08)
ConvictionABC10:00PM5,174,0008,979,000 (3,805,000)0.922.24 (1.32)PREMIERE vs. Debate Analysis
TimelessNBC10:00PM7,597,00012,763,000 (5,166,000)1.834.01 (2.18)PREMIERE vs. Debate Analysis










Tuesday

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
NCISCBS8:00PM14,440,00015,517,000 (1,077,000)1.862.13 (0.27)
Dancing with the StarsABC8:00PM9,115,0008,063,000 1,052,000 1.441.34 0.10 8-9P vs. 8-10P
The VoiceNBC8:00PM7,925,00012,091,000 (4,166,000)2.013.31 (1.30)8-9P REPEAT vs. 8-10P
Brooklyn Nine-NineFox8:00PM2,398,0002,337,000 61,000 1.001.02 (0.02)
The FlashCW8:00PM3,166,000808,000 2,358,000 1.260.27 0.99 PREMIERE vs. REPEAT
New GirlFox8:30PM2,034,0002,027,000 7,000 1.011.01 -
BullCBS9:00PM
13,614,000 (13,614,000)
1.89 (1.89)
Scream QueensFox9:00PM
1,697,000 (1,697,000)
0.75 (0.75)
No TomorrowCW9:00PM1,514,000550,000 964,000 0.480.19 0.29 PREMIERE vs. MADtv
Debate AnalysisCBS10:36PM4,828,00010,763,000 (5,935,000)0.861.48 (0.62)vs. NCIS: NO
Debate AnalysisABC10:00PM4,576,0002,954,000 1,622,000 0.880.86 0.02 vs. Shield
Debate AnalysisNBC10:36PM5,105,0008,748,000 (3,643,000)1.382.59 (1.21)vs. This Is Us










Wednesday
This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
SurvivorCBS8:00PM8,515,0009,164,000 (649,000)1.842.09 (0.25)
The GoldbergsABC8:00PM6,280,0006,580,000 (300,000)1.831.93 (0.10)
BlindspotNBC8:00PM5,708,0005,602,000 106,000 1.311.28 0.03
Lethal WeaponFox8:00PM6,616,0007,234,000 (618,000)1.711.99 (0.28)
ArrowCW8:00PM1,871,0001,261,000 610,000 0.700.30 0.40 PREMIERE vs. Penn(R)
SpeechlessABC8:30PM6,033,0006,431,000 (398,000)1.781.81 (0.03)
Criminal Minds CBS9:00PM7,551,0008,924,000 (1,373,000)1.411.86 (0.45)
Modern FamilyABC9:00PM6,968,0007,413,000 (445,000)2.212.28 (0.07)
Law & Order: SVUNBC9:00PM5,757,0006,056,000 (299,000)1.361.56 (0.20)
EmpireFox9:00PM9,250,0009,650,000 (400,000)3.373.69 (0.32)
FrequencyCW9:00PM1,362,000
1,362,000 0.36
0.36 PREMIERE
Whose Line Is It?CW9:00PM
1,167,000 (1,167,000)
0.35 (0.35)
black-ishABC9:30PM5,184,0005,576,000 (392,000)1.531.61 (0.08)
Whose Line Is It?CW9:30PM
1,035,000 (1,035,000)
0.32 (0.32)REPEAT
Code BlackCBS10:00PM5,818,0006,366,000 (548,000)1.021.18 (0.16)
Designated SurvivorABC10:00PM7,052,0007,966,000 (914,000)1.611.79 (0.18)
Chicago P.D.NBC10:00PM6,218,0006,139,000 79,000 1.371.51 (0.14)










Thursday
This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
NFL KickoffCBS8:00PM7,545,0006,500,000 1,045,000 2.241.35 0.89 vs. Bang(R)
Grey's AnatomyABC8:00PM8,080,0008,407,000 (327,000)2.252.40 (0.15)
SuperstoreNBC8:00PM5,178,0004,389,000 789,000 1.361.25 0.11
RosewoodFox8:00PM3,769,0003,599,000 170,000 0.890.79 0.10
iHeart Radio SpecialCW8:00PM963,000
963,000 0.29
0.29 8-10P
The FlashCW8:00PM
1,146,000 (1,146,000)
0.34 (0.34)
CBS NFL ThursdayCBS8:30PM12,073,000
12,073,000 4.07
4.07 827-1121P
Kevin Can WaitCBS8:30PM
4,900,000 (4,900,000)
1.12 (1.12)
The Good PlaceNBC8:30PM4,966,0004,447,000 519,000 1.391.26 0.13
The Big Bang TheoryCBS9:00PM
5,360,000 (5,360,000)
1.27 (1.27)
NotoriousABC9:00PM4,199,0004,509,000 (310,000)0.911.06 (0.15)
Chicago MedNBC9:00PM6,986,0006,788,000 198,000 1.321.32 -
PitchFox9:00PM3,504,0003,676,000 (172,000)0.981.01 (0.03)
SupernaturalCW9:00PM
925,000 (925,000)
0.29 (0.29)
Kevin Can WaitCBS9:30PM
4,254,000 (4,254,000)
1.07 (1.07)
BullCBS10:00PM
3,917,000 (3,917,000)
0.78 (0.78)REPEAT
How To Get Away/MurderABC10:00PM4,398,0004,327,000 71,000 1.231.26 (0.03)
The BlacklistNBC10:00PM6,407,0005,994,000 413,000 1.221.13 0.09










Friday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
MacGyverCBS8:00PM8,170,0009,067,000 (897,000)1.101.35 (0.25)
Last Man StandingABC8:00PM5,605,0005,839,000 (234,000)1.101.06 0.04
TimelessNBC8:00PM3,184,0002,600,000 584,000 0.600.58 0.02 REPEAT vs. This Is Us(R)
Hell's KitchenFox8:00PM3,112,0003,281,000 (169,000)1.001.04 (0.04)
iHeart Radio SpecialCW8:00PM790,000
790,000 0.20
0.20 8-10P
Masters of IllusionCW8:00PM
1,053,000 (1,053,000)
0.28 (0.28)
Dr. KenABC8:30PM3,929,0003,854,000 75,000 0.900.79 0.11
Masters of IllusionCW8:30PM
1,044,000 (1,044,000)
0.22 (0.22)
Hawaii Five-0CBS9:00PM9,605,0009,726,000 (121,000)1.301.31 (0.01)
Shark TankABC9:00PM4,803,0005,017,000 (214,000)1.101.15 (0.05)
DatelineNBC9:00PM4,150,0004,755,000 (605,000)0.800.98 (0.18)9-11P
The ExorcistFox9:00PM2,016,0001,976,000 40,000 0.700.64 0.06
Penn & Teller: Fool UsCW9:00PM
1,014,000 (1,014,000)
0.27 (0.27)
Blue BloodsCBS10:00PM9,681,00010,556,000 (875,000)1.201.30 (0.10)
20/20ABC10:00PM3,595,0003,895,000 (300,000)0.800.87 (0.07)
DatelineNBC10:00PM

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Saturday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
Crimetime SaturdayCBS8:00PM4,320,0003,095,000 1,225,000 0.700.50 0.20 REPEAT
Saturday Night FootballABC8:00PM5,150,0009,286,000 (4,136,000)1.603.24 (1.64)8-11P
Dateline MysteryNBC8:00PM2,310,000
2,310,000 0.50
0.50 8-10P REPEAT
The Good PlaceNBC8:00PM
1,780,000 (1,780,000)
0.36 (0.36)
College FootballFox8:00PM1,230,0001,459,000 (229,000)0.300.41 (0.11)8-11P
The Good PlaceNBC8:30PM
1,849,000 (1,849,000)
0.41 (0.41)
Crimetime SaturdayCBS9:00PM4,620,0003,709,000 911,000 0.700.63 0.07 REPEAT vs. 48 Hrs(R)
The Good PlaceNBC9:00PM
1,964,000 (1,964,000)
0.42 (0.42)
The Good PlaceNBC9:30PM
2,050,000 (2,050,000)
0.44 (0.44)
48 Hours MysteryCBS10:00PM4,050,0004,882,000 (832,000)0.600.83 (0.23)
SNL(R) NBC10:00PM1,990,0003,295,000 (1,305,000)0.500.80 (0.30)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 3 (Oct. 3-9) 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 TheoryCBS8:00PMMon14,319,0003.50
The SimpsonsFox8:00PMSun5,997,0002.65
Kevin Can WaitCBS8:30PMMon9,595,0002.22
Modern FamilyABC9:00PMWed6,968,0002.21
The GoldbergsABC8:00PMWed6,280,0001.83
SpeechlessABC8:30PMWed6,033,0001.78
Family GuyFox9:00PMSun3,468,0001.65
Son of ZornFox8:30PMSun3,638,0001.64
black-ishABC9:30PMWed5,184,0001.53
The Good PlaceNBC8:30PMThu4,966,0001.39
SuperstoreNBC8:00PMThu5,178,0001.36
Last Man StandingABC8:00PMFri5,605,0001.1
New GirlFox8:30PMTue2,034,0001.01
Brooklyn Nine-NineFox8:00PMTue2,398,0001.00
The Last Man on EarthFox9:30PMSun2,496,0001.00
Dr. KenABC8:30PMFri3,929,0000.9
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:00PMThu


The Big Bang TheoryCBS9:00PMThu


Bob's BurgersFox7:30PMSun

preempted
Kevin Can WaitCBS8:30PMThu


Kevin Can WaitCBS9:30PMThu


Animation DominationFox7:00PMSun

preempted
The Good PlaceNBC9:30PMSat


The Good PlaceNBC8:30PMSat


The Good PlaceNBC9:00PMSat


The Good PlaceNBC8:00PMSat


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
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 (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
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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.