Sunday, October 23, 2016

Week 5 TV Ratings and Analysis; How the Sitcoms Did

2016-17 Week 5 TV Ratings (first four nights Mon-Thu): 

Households: #1. CBS 6.63/11 rating/share (+3% in rating from first four nights week 4); #2. NBC 4.85/8 (even); #3. ABC 3.93/7 (-2%); #4. Fox 2.35/4 (-9%); #5. The CW 1.06/2 (-3%).
Total Viewers: #1. CBS 10.790 million (+3% from first four nights week 4); #2. NBC 7.781 million (+2%); #3. ABC 6.134 million (-1%); #4. Fox 3.840 million (-8%); #5. The CW 1.683 million (-6%).
Adults 18-49: #1. CBS 2.42/8 rating/share (+3% in rating from first four nights week 4); #2. NBC  1.84/6 (even); #3. ABC 1.40/5 (-5%); #4. Fox 1.26/4 (-5%); #5. The CW 0.61/2 (-5%)

We have previous week's final ratings, Week 4 (10/10/16-10/16/16, LIVE+SD). NBC won the week in A18-49, thanks to SNF and did a 1.92 rating.  CBS settled for #2 thanks with a 1.72 rating. Fox jumped to #3 with a 1.69 rating because of an NFL overrun, while ABC was #4 with a 1.45 rating.  Among total viewers, CBS was #1 with 9.106 million, with NBC #2 at 7.179 million.  ABC was #3 with 5.831 million and Fox at #4 with 5.107 million.

For season to-date (9/19/16-10/20/16, LIVE+SD), NBC is #1 in A18-49 with a 2.15 rating, followed by CBS at #2 with a 1.98 rating. ABC at #3 with a 1.45 rating and Fox at #4 with a 1.40 rating. Among total viewers it is CBS #1 at 9.739 million, followed by NBC at #2 with 7.816 million, ABC at #3 with 6.024 million and Fox at #4 with 4.198 million.

Back to week 5 (Oct. 17-23), 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 5 (Oct. 17-23) Analysis















Last Sunday (Oct. 16)(Week 4)This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
60 MinutesCBS7:00PM10,422,00012,397,000(1,975,000)1.182.64(1.46)
AFVABC7:00PM4,447,0004,784,000(337,000)0.800.85(0.05)
The SimpsonsFox7:00PM
2,649,000(2,649,000)
0.98(0.98)
Football Night in AmericaNBC7:30PM3,534,0005,635,000(2,101,000)1.111.89(0.78)
The OTFox7:45PM15,384,0002,793,00012,591,000 5.511.204.31 vs. Bob's
NCIS: LACBS8:00PM10,887,000
10,887,000 1.40
1.40
Once Upon a TimeABC8:00PM3,527,0004,105,000(578,000)1.081.16(0.08)
Football Night in AmericaNBC8:00PM8,316,00010,782,000(2,466,000)2.833.89(1.06)
The SimpsonsFox8:00PM7,442,0003,091,0004,351,000 3.041.381.66
Sunday Night FootballNBC8:30PM13,595,00016,622,000(3,027,000)4.915.87(0.96)833-1201A
Son of ZornFox8:30PM3,775,0002,086,0001,689,000 1.520.900.62 vs. REPEAT
Madam SecretaryCBS9:00PM9,097,000
9,097,000 1.06
1.06
Secrets & LiesABC9:00PM3,463,000
3,463,000 0.85
0.85
Family GuyFox9:00PM3,667,000
3,667,000 1.63
1.63
Last Man on EarthFox9:30PM2,663,000
2,663,000 1.08
1.08
ElementaryCBS10:00PM5,206,00010,941,000(5,735,000)0.722.78(2.06)vs. Debate Analysis
QuanticoABC10:00PM3,041,0008,201,000(5,160,000)0.772.31(1.54)vs. Debate Analysis
DatelineNBC10:00PM

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Monday

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:00PM14,196,00014,411,000(215,000)3.473.440.03
Dancing w/the StarsABC8:00PM10,547,00010,428,000119,000 1.581.61(0.03)8-10P
The VoiceNBC8:00PM11,384,00011,369,00015,000 2.702.93(0.23)8-10P
GothamFox8:00PM3,323,0003,417,000(94,000)1.151.090.06
SupergirlCW8:00PM2,663,0003,063,000(400,000)0.931.09(0.16)
Kevin Can WaitCBS8:30PM8,541,0008,702,000(161,000)2.062.11(0.05)
2 Broke GirlsCBS9:00PM5,664,0006,364,000(700,000)1.531.70(0.17)vs. 9-10p
LuciferFox9:00PM3,626,0003,667,000(41,000)1.101.050.05
Jane the VirginCW9:00PM1,089,000762,000327,000 0.400.210.19 PREMIERE vs. Tomorrow(R)
The Odd CoupleCBS9:30PM4,579,000
4,579,000 1.12
1.12 PREMIERE
ScorpionCBS10:00PM7,172,0007,045,000127,000 1.271.33(0.06)
ConvictionABC10:00PM4,238,0004,229,0009,000 0.730.78(0.05)
TimelessNBC10:00PM5,861,0006,201,000(340,000)1.491.430.06










Tuesday

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
NCISCBS8:00PM14,764,00014,769,000(5,000)1.801.780.02
The MiddleABC8:00PM6,021,0006,784,000(763,000)1.501.78(0.28)
The VoiceNBC8:00PM10,353,00010,879,000(526,000)2.492.56(0.07)
Brooklyn Nine-NineFox8:00PM2,053,0002,125,000(72,000)0.910.92(0.01)
The FlashCW8:00PM2,665,0002,801,000(136,000)1.041.05(0.01)
American HousewifeABC8:30PM5,751,0006,610,000(859,000)1.651.91(0.26)
New GirlFox8:30PM1,809,0001,954,000(145,000)0.970.940.03
BullCBS9:00PM12,285,00012,999,000(714,000)1.571.65(0.08)
Fresh off The BoatABC9:00PM4,095,0005,028,000(933,000)1.321.57(0.25)
This Is UsNBC9:00PM9,705,0009,782,000(77,000)2.642.77(0.13)
Scream QueensFox9:00PM1,428,0001,587,000(159,000)0.570.65(0.08)
No TomorrowCW9:00PM807,000741,00066,000 0.290.250.04
The Real O'NealsABC9:30PM2,906,0003,710,000(804,000)0.931.16(0.23)
NCIS: New OrleansCBS10:00PM9,531,0009,621,000(90,000)1.231.220.01
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.ABC10:00PM2,342,0002,678,000(336,000)0.750.88(0.13)
Chicago FireNBC10:00PM7,401,0007,523,000(122,000)1.651.81(0.16)










Wednesday
This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
SurvivorCBS8:00PM8,585,0009,058,000(473,000)1.892.01(0.12)
Charlie Brown PumpkinABC8:00PM7,569,0006,467,0001,102,000 2.221.880.34 vs. Goldbergs
BlindspotNBC8:00PM5,239,0005,533,000(294,000)1.171.130.04
Lethal WeaponFox8:00PM6,658,0006,835,000(177,000)1.701.91(0.21)
ArrowCW8:00PM1,789,0001,936,000(147,000)0.640.70(0.06)
Toy Story of TerrorABC8:30PM6,437,0006,025,000412,000 1.981.820.16 vs. Speechless
Criminal Minds CBS9:00PM
8,401,000(8,401,000)
1.73(1.73)
Modern FamilyABC9:00PM
7,500,000(7,500,000)
2.40(2.40)
Law & Order: SVUNBC9:00PM
5,878,000(5,878,000)
1.44(1.44)
EmpireFox9:00PM
9,266,000(9,266,000)
3.46(3.46)
FrequencyCW9:00PM1,043,0001,080,000(37,000)0.330.310.02
black-ishABC9:30PM
5,838,000(5,838,000)
1.80(1.80)
Debate AnalysisCBS10:36PM7,390,0005,993,0001,397,000 1.781.060.72 vs. Code
Debate AnalysisABC10:36PM8,274,0006,995,0001,279,000 2.281.600.68 vs. Designated
Debate AnalysisNBC10:36PM8,298,0006,154,0002,144,000 2.481.421.06 vs. Chicago










Thursday
This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
NFL KickoffCBS8:00PM8,446,0008,407,00039,000 2.452.48(0.03)
Grey's AnatomyABC8:00PM8,174,0007,795,000379,000 2.142.120.02
SuperstoreNBC8:00PM4,182,0004,839,000(657,000)1.031.18(0.15)
Rocky Horror PictureFox8:00PM4,954,000
4,954,000 1.69
1.69 8-10P
RosewoodFox8:00PM
3,507,000(3,507,000)
0.75(0.75)
Legends of TomorrowCW8:00PM1,795,0001,819,000(24,000)0.650.640.01
CBS NFL ThursdayCBS8:30PM14,202,00014,494,000(292,000)4.524.71(0.19)827-1138P
The Good PlaceNBC8:30PM3,788,0004,232,000(444,000)0.971.24(0.27)
NotoriousABC9:00PM3,885,0003,904,000(19,000)0.870.830.04
Chicago MedNBC9:00PM6,704,0006,833,000(129,000)1.231.31(0.08)
PitchFox9:00PM
2,905,000(2,905,000)
0.76(0.76)
SupernaturalCW9:00PM1,610,0002,149,000(539,000)0.640.83(0.19)
Pure GeniusCBS10:00PM

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How To Get Away/MurderABC10:00PM4,291,0004,000,000291,000 1.171.070.10
The BlacklistNBC10:00PM5,317,0005,853,000(536,000)1.061.08(0.02)










Friday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
MacGyverCBS8:00PM7,990,0007,435,000555,000 1.101.070.03
Last Man StandingABC8:00PM6,370,0005,659,000711,000 1.101.060.04
Caught on CameraNBC8:00PM3,350,0003,073,000277,000 0.700.640.06
Hell's KitchenFox8:00PM3,320,0003,380,000(60,000)1.001.03(0.03)
The Vampire DiariesCW8:00PM1,060,000922,000138,000 0.400.230.17 PREMIERE vs. Supergirl(R)
Dr. KenABC8:30PM4,470,0004,130,000340,000 0.800.85(0.05)
Hawaii Five-0CBS9:00PM9,300,0009,185,000115,000 1.101.23(0.13)
Shark TankABC9:00PM5,360,0005,189,000171,000 1.201.25(0.05)
DatelineNBC9:00PM5,320,0004,889,000431,000 1.000.980.02 9-11P
The ExorcistFox9:00PM2,050,0001,969,00081,000 0.800.700.10
Crazy Ex-GirlfriendCW9:00PM540,000682,000(142,000)0.200.190.01 PREMIERE vs. Frequency(R)
Blue BloodsCBS10:00PM9,860,00010,220,000(360,000)1.101.25(0.15)
20/20ABC10:00PM4,070,0003,555,000515,000 0.900.810.09
DatelineNBC10:00PM

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Saturday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
Crimetime SaturdayCBS8:00PM3,320,0003,296,00024,000 0.600.510.09 REPEAT
Saturday Night FootballABC8:00PM6,170,0008,964,000(2,794,000)1.702.72(1.02)8-11P
SuperstoreNBC8:00PM1,580,000
1,580,000 0.30
0.30 REPEAT
Notre Dame FootballNBC8:00PM
2,870,000(2,870,000)
0.66(0.66)
College FootballFox8:00PM2,410,000
2,410,000 0.60
0.60 8-11P
Lethal WeaponFox8:00PM
1,536,000(1,536,000)
0.34(0.34)
Movie: Identity ThiefNBC8:30PM2,390,000
2,390,000 0.60
0.60 830-11P
Crimetime SaturdayCBS9:00PM3,660,0003,709,000(49,000)0.500.57(0.07)vs. 48 Hrs(R)
Lethal WeaponFox9:00PM
1,913,000(1,913,000)
0.40(0.40)
48 Hours MysteryCBS10:00PM3,950,0004,866,000(916,000)0.600.77(0.17)
SNL(R) NBC10:00PM

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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 5 (Oct. 17-23) 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 TheoryCBS8:00PMMon14,196,0003.47
The SimpsonsFox8:00PMSun7,442,0003.04
Kevin Can WaitCBS8:30PMMon8,541,0002.06
American HousewifeABC8:30PMTue5,751,0001.65
Family GuyFox9:00PMSun3,667,0001.63
2 Broke GirlsCBS9:00PMMon5,664,0001.53
Son of ZornFox8:30PMSun3,775,0001.52
The MiddleABC8:00PMTue6,021,0001.50
Fresh off the BoatABC9:00PMTue4,095,0001.32
The Odd CoupleCBS9:30PMMon4,579,0001.12PREMIERE
Last Man StandingABC8:00PMFri6,370,0001.1
The Last Man on EarthFox9:30PMSun2,663,0001.08
SuperstoreNBC8:00PMThu4,182,0001.03
The Good PlaceNBC8:30PMThu3,788,0000.97
New GirlFox8:30PMTue1,809,0000.97
The Real O'NealsABC9:30PMTue2,906,0000.93
Brooklyn Nine-NineFox8:00PMTue2,053,0000.91
Dr. KenABC8:30PMFri4,470,0000.8
SuperstoreNBC8:00PMSat1,580,0000.3REPEAT
Modern FamilyABC9:00PMWed

preempted
The GoldbergsABC8:00PMWed

preempted
SpeechlessABC8:30PMWed

preempted
black-ishABC9:30PMWed

preempted
Bob's BurgersFox7:30PMSun

preempted
Animation DominationFox7:00PMSun

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


Life In PiecesCBS9:30PMThu

preempted
MomCBS9:00PMThu

preempted
Making HistoryFox8:30PMSun


The MickFox8:30PMTue


Man with a PlaceCBS8:30PMMon


The Great IndoorsCBS8:30PMThu



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

Sunday, April 30

Bob's Burgers - "Like Gene for Chocolate" (Fox, 7:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Gene learns that the formula for his favorite chocolate has changed, he works with the head of the company in an attempt to remedy the situation. Meanwhile, Bob gets wrapped up in one of Teddy’s less-than-perfect plans.

Bob's Burgers - "Thelma & Louise Except Thelma Is Linda" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT)
After Louise gets in trouble at school, Linda is forced to meet with Mr. Frond (guest voice David Herman) and potentially could lose her hard-earned position as the Wagstaff bake sale leader. When she finds out that her daughter was actually trying to help another student, Linda is torn between following school policy or her own moral code.

The Simpsons - "Looking for Mr. Goodbart" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Bart gets in trouble on Grandparents Day at school and is forced to hang out with Skinner’s mother as punishment. After spending time with various grandmas in the neighborhood, he learns the benefits of hanging out with the elderly, but eventually recognizes the dangers of taking advantage of them. Meanwhile, Peekimon Get has taken over the town of Springfield.

Making History - "Night Cream" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
With the ever-present threat of losing tenure looming over him, Chris reaches out to John Hancock and Samuel Adams to help spice things up in the classroom in 2017. Meanwhile, Deb's dream of re-opening Chadwick's ice cream parlor is finally coming to fruition, but Dan has a few marketing ideas of his own.

Family Guy - "The Peter Principal" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Peter becomes the temporary principal at the high school, and Meg uses his new power to get even with her bullies. Meanwhile, Brian and Stewie open a bed & breakfast that quickly turns into a brothel.

The Last Man on Earth - "The Big Day" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Tandy and Gail face off in a major disagreement, on which the whole group must weigh in, and Carol is forced to choose a side. Meanwhile, Melissa, Todd and Erica each have major milestone moments.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of May 1)

Sunday, April 30

  • NeNe Leakes (The New Normal) - Catch NeNe on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
Monday, May 1
  • Chris Pratt (Parks and Recreation) - Watch Chris on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. He will also be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am and LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • America Ferrera (Superstore) - America drops by Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Ike Barinholtz (The Mindy Project) - Ike appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Joel McHale (The Great Indoors/Community) - Joel is a guest on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Jake Johnson (New Girl) - Jake visits The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Hank Azaria (Brockmire/The Simpsons/Free Agents) - Hank stops by Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Al Madrigal (About a Boy/Welcome to the Captain/Gary Unmarried) - Al appears on Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Kevin Nealon (Man with a Plan/Weeds/Hiller and Diller/Champs) - Kevin is a guest on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Ashton Kutcher (The Ranch/Two and a Half Men/That '70s Show) - Ashton appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Allison Janney (Mom/Mr. Sunshine) - Allison teams up with Mario Batali to make a cheesy, decadent Gnocchi Al Telefono and dishes about her new Broadway show on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Charlie Hunnam (Undeclared) - Charlie will be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am. He will also be on the AOL Build Show at 11:15am.
  • Nick Robinson (Melissa & Joey) - Nick talks about his new film Everything, Everything on the AOL Build Show at 1pm.
  • Jodie Sweetin (Hollywood Darlings/Fuller House/Full House) - Jodie is a guest on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.