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


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01/10 - Broad City - Season 3
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01/17 - The Love Boat - Season Three - Volume Two
01/24 - Hooperman - Season One / Review
01/24 - Hooperman - Season Two / Review
01/31 - Ballers - The Complete Second Season (Blu-ray)
02/07 - Sabrina, the Teenage Witch - Sabrina Down Under
02/07 - So Little Time - Volume 1 - School's Cool - Boy Crazy
02/07 - So Little Time - Volume 2 - About a Family - Hangin' Out
02/07 - 227 - The Complete First Season (Mill Creek)
02/07 - Vice Principals - The Complete First Season (Blu-ray)
02/14 - Beavis and Butt-Head - The Complete Collection
02/14 - Grace and Frankie - Season Two
02/28 - Fuller House - The Complete First Season
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Monday, February 27

The Big Bang Theory - "The Dependence Transcedence" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Tensions rise when the boys struggle to complete their government project on time and Sheldon tries an energy drink to stay awake. Also, Penny and Amy go to a “party” at Bert (Brian Posehn) the geologist’s house, and Kooothrappali learns Bernadette’s true feelings about her pregnancy when they clean out the future baby room. Dean Norris returns as Air Force Representative Colonel Williams.

Man with a Plan - "Assisted Living" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When Adam's parents visit unannounced, they reveal surprising plans for their future living arrangements. Emmy Award winner Swoosie Kurtz and Stacy Keach guest star as Bev and Joe, Adam and Don’s parents.

Superior Donuts - "Takin' It to the Streets" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When Franco and Sweatpants discover their new landlord, Fawz, wants to convert their apartment building into luxury condos, they decide to organize a protest. Also, Randy realizes she needs to be nicer to James in order to get a good recommendation for her sergeant’s exam.

2 Broke Girls - "And the Dad Day Afternoon" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
When Han’s new therapist suggests that Max needs to confront her “daddy issues” and fear of intimacy, she reluctantly heads to Rhode Island to track down her birth father with the diner gang in tow. Also, Oleg is up in arms when Sophie wants him to help out around the house.

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Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of February 27)

Monday, February 27

  • Keri Russell (Running Wilde) - Watch Keri on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Connie Britton (Spin City/The Fighting Fitzgeralds/Lost at Home) - Connie appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Slink Johnson (Black Jesus) - Slick is a guest on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Adam Scott (Parks and Recreation) - Adam drops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Josh Henderson (One on One) - Josh appears on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo. He also talks about The Arrangement on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • David Hyde Pierce (Frasier) - David chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Jerry O'Connell (We Are Men/Carpoolers/My Secret Identity) - Jerry is a guest on LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Leighton Meester (Making History) - Leighton stops by Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Holly Robinson Peete (Hangin' with Mr. Cooper/For Your Love) - Holly visits Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • John Lithgow (Trial & Error/Twenty Good Years/3rd Rock from the Sun) - John talks about Trial & Error on NBC's Today in the 9am hour and on the AOL Build Show at 1:30pm.
  • Billy Gardell (Mike & Molly) - Billy dishes on how This is Us is following in Mike & Molly’s footsteps – and why both shows are so beloved on People Now at 8:30am.
  • Lisa Kudrow (Friends/The Comeback) and Craig Robinson (The Office) - Lisa and Craig talk about their new film Table 19 on the AOL Build Show at 2:30pm.
  • Sinbad (A Different World/The Sinbad Show) - Sinbad is a guest on Steve Harvey, so check your local listings.
  • Bradley Whitford (Trophy Wife) - Bradley visits The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Craig Robinson (The Office/Mr. Robinson) - Craig appears on The Real, so check your local listings.