Sunday, October 16, 2016

Week 4 TV Ratings and Analysis; How the Sitcoms Did

2016-17 Week 4 TV Ratings (first four nights Mon-Thu): 

Households: #1. CBS 6.44/11 rating/share (+7% in rating from first four nights week 3); #2. NBC 4.83/8 (+3%); #3. ABC 4.00/7 (-13%); #4. Fox 2.57/4 (-10%); #5. The CW 1.09/2 (+21%).
Total Viewers: #1. CBS 10.500 million (+8% from first four nights week 3); #2. NBC 7.655 million (+3%); #3. ABC 6.214 million (-12%); #4. Fox 4.152 million (-10%); #5. The CW 1.794 million (+23%).
Adults 18-49: #1. CBS 2.34/8 rating/share (+3% in rating from first four nights week 3); #2. NBC  1.84/6 (+5%); #3. ABC 1.47/5 (-3%); #4. Fox 1.33/5 (-8%); #5. The CW 0.64/2 (+33%)

We have previous week's final ratings, Week 3 (10/3/16-10/9/16, LIVE+SD). CBS won the week in A18-49, thanks to an NFL overrun and did a 2.12 rating.  NBC settled for #2 thanks with a 1.97 rating. ABC was #3 with a 1.41 rating, while Fox was #4 with a 1.11 rating.  Among total viewers, CBS was #1 with 9.584 million, with NBC #2 at 7.295 million.  ABC was #3 with 6.084 million and Fox at #4 with only 3.430 million.

For season to-date (9/19/16-10/13/16, LIVE+SD), NBC is #1 in A18-49 with a 2.21 rating, followed by CBS at #2 with a 2.06 rating. ABC at #3 with a 1.46 rating and Fox at #4 with a 1.32 rating. Among total viewers it is CBS #1 at 9.905 million, followed by NBC at #2 with 7.981 million, ABC at #3 with 6.098 million and Fox at #4 with 3.979 million.

Back to week 4 (Oct. 10-16), 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 4 (Oct. 10-16) Analysis















Last Sunday (Oct. 9)(Week 3)This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
60 MinutesCBS7:45PM12,397,00010,690,000 1,707,000 2.641.32 1.32
AFVABC7:00PM4,784,0004,713,000 71,000 0.850.95 (0.10)
The SimpsonsFox7:00PM2,649,000
2,649,000 0.98
0.98 REPEAT
Football Night in AmericaNBC7:30PM5,635,0004,589,000 1,046,000 1.891.46 0.43
Bob's BurgersFox7:30PM2,793,00011,562,000 (8,769,000)1.204.32 (3.12)vs. OT
NCIS: LACBS8:00PM
11,386,000 (11,386,000)
1.50 (1.50)
Once Upon a TimeABC8:00PM4,105,0003,715,000 390,000 1.161.14 0.02
Football Night in AmericaNBC8:00PM10,782,00010,907,000 (125,000)3.893.61 0.28
The SimpsonsFox8:00PM3,091,0005,997,000 (2,906,000)1.382.65 (1.27)
Sunday Night FootballNBC8:30PM16,622,00018,057,000 (1,435,000)5.876.69 (0.82)831-1123P
Son of ZornFox8:30PM2,086,0003,638,000 (1,552,000)0.901.64 (0.74)REPEAT
Madam SecretaryCBS9:00PM
9,195,000 (9,195,000)
1.08 (1.08)
Secrets & LiesABC9:00PM
3,687,000 (3,687,000)
0.94 (0.94)
Family GuyFox9:00PM
3,468,000 (3,468,000)
1.65 (1.65)
Last Man on EarthFox9:30PM
2,496,000 (2,496,000)
1.00 (1.00)
Debate AnalysisCBS10:37PM10,941,0006,032,000 4,909,000 2.780.82 1.96 vs. Elementary
Debate AnalysisABC10:00PM8,201,0003,565,000 4,636,000 2.310.97 1.34 vs. Quantico
DatelineNBC10:00PM

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Monday

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:00PM14,411,00014,319,000 92,000 3.443.50 (0.06)
Dancing w/the StarsABC8:00PM10,428,00010,728,000 (300,000)1.611.70 (0.09)8-10P
The VoiceNBC8:00PM11,369,00011,783,000 (414,000)2.932.98 (0.05)8-10P
GothamFox8:00PM3,417,0003,185,000 232,000 1.091.02 0.07
SupergirlCW8:00PM3,063,000969,000 2,094,000 1.090.24 0.85 PREMIERE vs. REPEAT
Kevin Can WaitCBS8:30PM8,702,0009,595,000 (893,000)2.112.22 (0.11)
2 Broke GirlsCBS9:00PM6,364,000
6,364,000 1.70
1.70 PREMIERE 9-10P
ScorpionCBS9:00PM
8,298,000 (8,298,000)
1.54 (1.54)
LuciferFox9:00PM3,667,0003,674,000 (7,000)1.051.07 (0.02)
No TomorrowCW9:00PM762,000880,000 (118,000)0.210.22 (0.01)REPEAT vs. Supergirl(R)
ScorpionCBS10:00PM7,045,000
7,045,000 1.33
1.33
ConvictionABC10:00PM4,229,0005,174,000 (945,000)0.780.92 (0.14)
TimelessNBC10:00PM6,201,0007,597,000 (1,396,000)1.431.83 (0.40)










Tuesday

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
NCISCBS8:00PM14,769,00014,440,000 329,000 1.781.86 (0.08)
The MiddleABC8:00PM6,784,000
6,784,000 1.78
1.78 PREMIERE
Dancing with the StarsABC8:00PM
9,115,000 (9,115,000)
1.44 (1.44)
The VoiceNBC8:00PM10,879,0007,925,000 2,954,000 2.562.01 0.55 vs. REPEAT
Brooklyn Nine-NineFox8:00PM2,125,0002,398,000 (273,000)0.921.00 (0.08)
The FlashCW8:00PM2,801,0003,166,000 (365,000)1.051.26 (0.21)
American HousewifeABC8:30PM6,610,000
6,610,000 1.91
1.91 PREMIERE
New GirlFox8:30PM1,954,0002,034,000 (80,000)0.941.01 (0.07)
BullCBS9:00PM12,999,000
12,999,000 1.65
1.65
Fresh off The BoatABC9:00PM5,028,000
5,028,000 1.57
1.57 PREMIERE
This Is UsNBC9:00PM9,782,000
9,782,000 2.77
2.77
Scream QueensFox9:00PM1,587,000
1,587,000 0.65
0.65
No TomorrowCW9:00PM741,0001,514,000 (773,000)0.250.48 (0.23)
The Real O'NealsABC9:30PM3,710,000
3,710,000 1.16
1.16 PREMIERE
NCIS: New OrleansCBS10:00PM9,621,0004,828,000 4,793,000 1.220.86 0.36 vs. Debate Analysis
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.ABC10:00PM2,678,0004,576,000 (1,898,000)0.880.88 - vs. Debate Analysis
Chicago FireNBC10:00PM7,523,0005,105,000 2,418,000 1.811.38 0.43 PREMIERE vs. Debate Analysis










Wednesday
This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
SurvivorCBS8:00PM9,058,0008,515,000 543,000 2.011.84 0.17
The GoldbergsABC8:00PM6,467,0006,280,000 187,000 1.881.83 0.05
BlindspotNBC8:00PM5,533,0005,708,000 (175,000)1.131.31 (0.18)
Lethal WeaponFox8:00PM6,835,0006,616,000 219,000 1.911.71 0.20
ArrowCW8:00PM1,936,0001,871,000 65,000 0.700.70 -
SpeechlessABC8:30PM6,025,0006,033,000 (8,000)1.821.78 0.04
Criminal Minds CBS9:00PM8,401,0007,551,000 850,000 1.731.41 0.32
Modern FamilyABC9:00PM7,500,0006,968,000 532,000 2.402.21 0.19
Law & Order: SVUNBC9:00PM5,878,0005,757,000 121,000 1.441.36 0.08
EmpireFox9:00PM9,266,0009,250,000 16,000 3.463.37 0.09
FrequencyCW9:00PM1,080,0001,362,000 (282,000)0.310.36 (0.05)
black-ishABC9:30PM5,838,0005,184,000 654,000 1.801.53 0.27
Code BlackCBS10:00PM5,993,0005,818,000 175,000 1.061.02 0.04
Designated SurvivorABC10:00PM6,995,0007,052,000 (57,000)1.601.61 (0.01)
Chicago P.D.NBC10:00PM6,154,0006,218,000 (64,000)1.421.37 0.05










Thursday
This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
NFL KickoffCBS8:00PM8,407,0007,545,000 862,000 2.482.24 0.24
Grey's AnatomyABC8:00PM7,795,0008,080,000 (285,000)2.122.25 (0.13)
SuperstoreNBC8:00PM4,839,0005,178,000 (339,000)1.181.36 (0.18)
RosewoodFox8:00PM3,507,0003,769,000 (262,000)0.750.89 (0.14)
Legends of TomorrowCW8:00PM1,819,000
1,819,000 0.64
0.64 PREMIERE
iHeart Radio SpecialCW8:00PM
963,000 (963,000)
0.29 (0.29)
CBS NFL ThursdayCBS8:30PM14,494,00012,073,000 2,421,000 4.714.07 0.64 827-1115P
The Good PlaceNBC8:30PM4,232,0004,966,000 (734,000)1.241.39 (0.15)
NotoriousABC9:00PM3,904,0004,199,000 (295,000)0.830.91 (0.08)
Chicago MedNBC9:00PM6,833,0006,986,000 (153,000)1.311.32 (0.01)
PitchFox9:00PM2,905,0003,504,000 (599,000)0.760.98 (0.22)
SupernaturalCW9:00PM2,149,000
2,149,000 0.83
0.83 PREMIERE
Pure GeniusCBS10:00PM

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How To Get Away/MurderABC10:00PM4,000,0004,398,000 (398,000)1.071.23 (0.16)
The BlacklistNBC10:00PM5,853,0006,407,000 (554,000)1.081.22 (0.14)










Friday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
MacGyverCBS8:00PM7,507,0008,055,000 (548,000)1.101.12 (0.02)
Last Man StandingABC8:00PM5,629,0005,677,000 (48,000)1.001.10 (0.10)
Caught on CameraNBC8:00PM3,118,0003,190,000 (72,000)0.600.58 0.02 PREMIERE vs. Timeless(R)
Hell's KitchenFox8:00PM3,363,0003,102,000 261,000 1.000.95 0.05
SupergirlCW8:00PM950,000
950,000 0.20
0.20 REPEAT
iHeart Radio SpecialCW8:00PM
769,000 (769,000)
0.24 (0.24)
Dr. KenABC8:30PM4,257,0003,896,000 361,000 0.900.90 -
Hawaii Five-0CBS9:00PM9,139,0009,626,000 (487,000)1.201.27 (0.07)
Shark TankABC9:00PM5,136,0004,853,000 283,000 1.201.11 0.09
DatelineNBC9:00PM4,831,0004,215,000 616,000 1.000.79 0.21 9-11P
The ExorcistFox9:00PM2,102,0001,929,000 173,000 0.700.66 0.04
FrequencyCW9:00PM688,000
688,000 0.20
0.20 REPEAT
Blue BloodsCBS10:00PM10,051,0009,827,000 224,000 1.201.17 0.03
20/20ABC10:00PM3,596,0003,558,000 38,000 0.800.77 0.03
DatelineNBC10:00PM

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Saturday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
Crimetime SaturdayCBS8:00PM3,378,0004,262,000 (884,000)0.500.74 (0.24)REPEAT
Saturday Night FootballABC8:00PM8,325,0005,540,000 2,785,000 2.501.83 0.67 8-11P
Notre Dame FootballNBC8:00PM2,429,000
2,429,000 0.60
0.60 8-11P
Dateline MysteryNBC8:00PM
2,189,000 (2,189,000)
0.38 (0.38)
Lethal WeaponFox8:00PM1,483,000
1,483,000 0.30
0.30 REPEAT
College FootballFox8:00PM
1,837,000 (1,837,000)
0.53 (0.53)
48 Hours MysteryCBS9:00PM3,645,0004,748,000 (1,103,000)0.600.70 (0.10)REPEAT vs. Crimetime
Lethal WeaponFox9:00PM1,959,000
1,959,000 0.40
0.40 REPEAT
48 Hours MysteryCBS10:00PM4,820,0004,570,000 250,000 0.800.71 0.09
SNL(R) NBC10:00PM
1,840,000 (1,840,000)
0.42 (0.42)


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 4 (Oct. 10-16) 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 TheoryCBS8:00PMMon14,411,0003.44
Modern FamilyABC9:00PMWed7,500,0002.40
Kevin Can WaitCBS8:30PMMon8,702,0002.11
American HousewifeABC8:30PMTue6,610,0001.91PREMIERE
The GoldbergsABC8:00PMWed6,467,0001.88
SpeechlessABC8:30PMWed6,025,0001.82
black-ishABC9:30PMWed5,838,0001.80
The MiddleABC8:00PMTue6,784,0001.78PREMIERE
2 Broke GirlsCBS9:00PMMon6,364,0001.70PREMIERE
Fresh off the BoatABC9:00PMTue5,028,0001.57PREMIERE
The SimpsonsFox8:00PMSun3,091,0001.38
The Good PlaceNBC8:30PMThu4,232,0001.24
Bob's BurgersFox7:30PMSun2,739,0001.20
SuperstoreNBC8:00PMThu4,839,0001.18
The Real O'NealsABC9:30PMTue3,710,0001.16PREMIERE
Last Man StandingABC8:00PMFri5,629,0001.0
Animation DominationFox7:00PMSun2,649,0000.98REPEAT
New GirlFox8:30PMTue1,954,0000.94
Brooklyn Nine-NineFox8:00PMTue2,125,0000.92
Son of ZornFox8:30PMSun2,086,0000.90REPEAT
Dr. KenABC8:30PMFri4,257,0000.9
Family GuyFox9:00PMSun

preempted
The Last Man on EarthFox9:30PMSun

preempted
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:00PMThu


The Big Bang TheoryCBS9:00PMThu


Kevin Can WaitCBS8:30PMThu


Kevin Can WaitCBS9:30PMThu


The Good PlaceNBC9:30PMSat


The Good PlaceNBC8:30PMSat


The Good PlaceNBC9:00PMSat


The Good PlaceNBC8:00PMSat


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



SOURCE: Nielsen Media Research


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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Thursday, August 17

The Big Bang Theory - "The Allowance Evaporation" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Sheldon and Amy have their first fight since moving in together, and Koothrappali is shocked at the realities of financial independence when he stops receiving support from his father.

Kevin Can Wait - "Kenny Can Wait" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Kevin strikes up an unlikely friendship with Harry Connick Jr., but gets caught in a web of lies trying to impress his new friend. Harry Connick Jr. guest stars as himself.

Great News - "Snowmageddon of the Century" (NBC, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
After organizing a poorly attended staff karaoke night, Carol (Andrea Martin) is convinced that everyone at "The Breakdown" needs some office bonding time. When Greg (Adam Campbell) refuses to help, Carol enlists the help of God, causing a huge snowstorm to trap everyone in the building overnight. Chuck (John Michael Higgins) takes an interest in working with Katie (Briga Heelan), which Portia (Nicole Richie) convinces Katie is romantic.

The Guest Book - "Story Four" (TBS, 10:30PM ET/PT)
Christy heads up to the mountains to try and bond with her new boyfriend Paul and his 8-year-old daughter, but she self-medicates because of her anxiety and ends up revealing some skeletons in her closet.

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Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of August 14)

Thursday, August 17

  • Jay Ellis (Insecure/The Game) - Catch Jay on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Rami Malek (The War at Home) - Rami appears on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Kathryn Hahn (I Love Dick/Happyish/Transparent) - Kathryn is a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Michael Rapaport (Atypical/The War at Home) - Michael stops by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep/The New Adventures of Old Christine/Seinfeld) - Julia visits The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Ray Romano (Everybody Loves Raymond) - Ray drops by The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Fred Savage (The Grinder/Working/The Wonder Years) - Fred appears on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Sherri Shepherd (Trial & Error/Sherri/Less Than Perfect) - Sherri is a guest on a repeat of The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Yara Shahidi (black-ish) - Yara shares her thoughts on the Emmy nominations and her new ‘girl power’ campaign on People Now at 8:30am.
  • Marlon Wayans (Marlon/The Wayans Bros.) - Marlon discusses his new Netflix show Naked on People Now at 8:30am.
  • Christopher Meloni (Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later/Surviving Jack/The Fanelli Boys) - Christopher will be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Aziz Ansari (Parks and Recreation) - Aziz makes his Chew debut and cooks with Mario Batali on a repeat of ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Wendi McClendon-Covey (The Goldbergs/Rules of Engagmenet/Reno 911!) - Wendi teams up with Clinton Kelly for a delicious bite on a repeat of ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Demi Lovato (Sonny with a Chance) - Demi can be heard on The Morning Mash Up on SiriusXM at 9:15am.
  • Drake Bell (Drake & Josh) - Drake performs on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Ellie Kemper (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt) - Ellie talks about Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Tasha Smith (Tyler Perry's For Better or Worse/The Tom Show/Boston Common) - Tasha talks about TV One's When Love Kills on the AOL Build Show at 3pm.