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


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Thursday, July 19

The Big Bang Theory - "The Solo Oscillation" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Sheldon kicks Amy out to work solo, she and Leonard bond during a series of science experiments. Also, Bert the geologist replaces Wolowitz in the band Footprints on the Moon, and Sheldon finds Penny a surprising source of scientific inspiration. Laurie Metcalf returns as Sheldon’s mother, Mary.

Young Sheldon - "Demons, Sunday School, and Prime Numbers" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
A worried Mary sends Sheldon to Sunday school after she finds him playing Dungeons and Dragons with his friends Tam and Billy. Billy Gardell guest stars as Billy Sparks’ father, Herschel.

Trial & Error: Lady, Killer - "The Suitcase" (NBC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Josh Segal and Associates get their first case, defending Lavinia Peck-Foster, the eccentric First Lady of East Peck, who was found with her husband Edgar's corpse in a suitcase in her trunk. Lavinia is surly, entitled, larger than life and, instead of hugs, her currency of connection is a face slap. On the other hand, she is wealthy so she can pay him. Winning this case could be Josh's ticket for his true goal, to be considered a "Pecker." Unfortunately, complications and bodies keep piling up and there are more questions than answers.

Trial & Error: Lady, Killer - "The Timeline" (NBC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
When Judge Kamiltow rules that Lavinia must stand trial for the murder of her husband, Josh and the team try to poke holes in the timeline of the case Carol Anne will present. But when a clock is determined to be the murder weapon, they are forced to seek help from two unlikely sources - the convicted murderer of Lavinia's brother and the host of a popular murder podcast called M-Town.

American Woman - "The Heat Wave" (Paramount Network, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Bonnie invites her co-worker Louise to join her and her friends at her pool; Diana asks for a promotion at work, as she struggles to get along with her overbearing mother.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of July 16)

Thursday, July 19

  • Jim Gaffigan (The Jim Gaffigan Show/My Boys/Welcome to New York) - Catch Jim on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC. He will also be on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo, Access Live (check your local listings) and on People Now on PeopleTV at 12pm.
  • Amanda Peet (Brockmire/Togetherness/Bent) - Amanda appears on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Daveed Diggs (black-ish) - Daveed visits Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Trevor Noah at 11pm.
  • Olivia Munn (Perfect Couples) and Keegan-Michael Key (Friends from College/Playing House) - Olivia, Keegan-Michael and the cast of The Predator are guests on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Joel McHale (Community/The Great Indoors) - Joel stops by Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo. He will also be on The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • David Alan Grier (The Cool Kids/The Carmichael Show/Life with Bonnie/DAG) - David visits The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Constance Zimmer (Entourage/Good Morning, Miami) - Constance drops by LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Steve Harvey (The Steve Harvey Show) - Steve appears on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Rob Riggle (Rob Riggle's Ski Academy/Golan the Insatiable/Gary Unmarried) - Rob is a guest on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Esther Povitsky (Alone Together) - Esther appears on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Niecy Nash (Getting On/The Soul Man/Reno 911!) - Niecy talks about Claws on People Now on PeopleTV at 12pm.
  • Sherri Shepherd (Trial & Error: Lady, Killer/Sherri/Less Than Perfect - Sherri talks about Trial & Error: Lady, Killer on Chatter on PeopleTV at 8pm.
  • Laura Benanti (The Detour/Go On/Starved) - Laura cooks with Clinton Kelly on a repeat of ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Kristin Chenoweth (Trial & Error: Lady, Killer/Kristin) - Kristin talks about Trial & Error: Lady, Killer on the BUILD Series at 2pm.


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New Girl - The Complete Seventh Season Alice - The Complete Seventh Season Green Acres - The Final (Sixth) Season The Last Man on Earth - The Complete Fourth Season The Good Place - The Complete Second Season

06/05 - Living Single - The Complete Fifth Season
06/05 - New Girl - The Complete Sixth Season
06/05 - South Park - The Complete Twenty-First Season (Blu-ray)
06/12 - Fresh Off the Boat - The Complete Fourth Season
06/12 - Life in Pieces - The Complete Third Season
06/12 - The Office - The Complete Series
06/12 - Speechless - The Complete First Season
06/12 - Speechless - The Complete Second Season
06/12 - Step by Step - The Complete First Season
06/12 - Will & Grace (The Revival) - Season One (Blu-ray)
06/19 - Perfect Strangers - The Complete Fourth Season
06/26 - Last Man Standing - The Complete Fifth Season
06/26 - Last Man Standing - The Complete Sixth Season
06/26 - The Mick - The Complete First Season
06/26 - The Mick - The Complete Second Season
07/03 - New Girl - The Final (Seventh) Season
07/10 - Alice - The Complete Seventh Season (WBShop.com)
07/10 - The Bill Engvall Show - The Complete First Season (WBShop.com)
07/10 - Green Acres - The Final (Sixth) Season
07/10 - The Last Man on Earth - The Complete Fourth Season
07/17 - Cooper Barrett's Guide to Surviving Life - The Complete Series
07/17 - The Good Place - The Complete Second Season
07/17 - Son of Zorn - The Complete Series
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