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

Tuesday, November 13

The Conners - "The Separation of Church and Dan" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When Geena learns that D.J. hasn’t been taking Mary to church while she’s been away, she insists they go as a family to uphold her traditional values. To make matters worse, Mary refuses to attend without her cousins Harris and Mark, leaving D.J. in the last situation he wants to be in – at the mercy of Darlene. Meanwhile, Mark’s attempt to conduct an unbiased survey on the upcoming election for his school project goes south when Jackie volunteers to help.

The Kids Are Alright - "Peggy's Day Out" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
To hide a mess Eddie made, his girlfriend, Wendi, tries to distract Peggy by insisting she take a day off with a fun day out while they take care of the housework. To everyone’s surprise, Peggy accepts the offer and requests Wendi tag along, with the ulterior motive of teaching her a lesson. Meanwhile, Eddie enlists the help of his brothers to clean up and keep Mike out of the house while Wendi and Peggy are out. Elsewhere, Pat introduces Timmy to his secret dog.

black-ish - "Purple Rain" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
The family is shocked to learn that Jack and Diane are not familiar with the iconic music of Prince. One by one, each member of the family works to explain Prince’s tremendous impact on their lives through his music.

Splitting Up Together - "War of the Wagners" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Lena and Martin’s escalating battle for control of the house is put on hold when Milo announces he wants to go to a school for the gifted – to which they think he will not be accepted. Meanwhile, they both meet a contractor for the house, Vlad, but Lena undermines him and scares Vlad away. Things get uglier between Lena and Oliver after she introduces a new member to the family as payback for all the back-and-forth about the house. Elsewhere, Lena and Martin give conflicting advice to Mason on how to deal with his recent breakup.

The Guest Book - "Two Steps Forward, One Step Back" (TBS, 10:30PM ET/PT)
Mike and his family hate spending every summer in a subpar vacation home far from the beach; in order to afford paying a booking fee for their dream house, the Barefeet Retreat, Mike pulls double shifts and ends up paying more than he bargained for.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of November 12)

Tuesday, November 13

  • Jason Mantzoukas (The League) - Catch Jason on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Jenifer Lewis (black-ish/The PJs) - Jenifer appears on Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Trevor Noah at 11pm.
  • Taran Killam (Single Parents) - Taran visits E!'s Busy Tonight at 10pm.
  • Paul Shaffer (A Year at the Top) - Paul stops by The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • The Cast of The Conners - Michael Fishman, John Goodman, Lecy Goranson, Laurie Metcalf and Maya Lynne Robinson are guests on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Jamie Foxx (The Jamie Foxx Show) - Jamie previews the film Robin Hood on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Tig Notaro (One Mississippi) - Tig appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Tatyana Ali (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air/Love That Girl!) - Tatyana talks about her upcoming two Holiday movies for Lifetime and Hallmark on E!'s Daily Pop at 12pm.
  • Damon Wayans Jr. (Happy Together/Happy Endings/New Girl) - Damon is a guest on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Bryan Cranston (Malcolm in the Middle) - Bryan talks about The Upside Down and Network on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.
  • Ashley Tisdale (The Suite Life of Zack & Cody/Clipped) - Ashley appears on the BUILD Series at 4pm.


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