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


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Thursday, June 20

The Big Bang Theory - "The Decision Reverberation" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Koothrappali is worried people won’t take him seriously in his own field after publishing a paper that suggests he may have discovered alien life. Also, Leonard wants to be the principal investigator on a plasma physics study.

Young Sheldon - "Albert Einstein and the Story of Another Mary" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Inspired by his hero, Albert Einstein, Sheldon tries his hand at the violin. Also, Mary and Meemaw secretly buy a pregnancy test when Mary thinks she’s pregnant.

Life in Pieces - "Letter Promise Adult Seventy" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
When Matt and Colleen treat Jen and Greg to a fancy dinner as a “thank you” for writing a recommendation letter, Jen and Greg are mortified when they realize they never wrote it. Also, Sophia asks Tim and Heather to get her a pig; Clementine wants Tyler to stop going to his pediatrician for medical care now that he is an adult; and John’s parents decide to get a divorce.

Life in Pieces - "Clean Pens Grandma Guys" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
When Jen and Greg hire Edna (Mary Pat Gleason), the cleaning lady who has worked for John and Joan for years, Jen is horrified at her strange habits. Also, Matt, Heather, and Greg race to find the valuable souvenir pens John brought them when they were kids; Lucas is terrified of Joan; and when Tim invites Matt over to watch a sporting event on television, it takes a weird turn.

Baskets - "Baby Chip" (FX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Chip picks up Pedialyte.

Bunk'd - "Who da Boss? Lou da Boss!" (Disney Channel, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Lou takes over as director of Camp Kikiwaka and welcomes new camper Gwen and camp counselors Noah and Ava.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of June 17)

Thursday, June 20

  • Kumail Nanjiani (Silicon Valley) - Catch Kumail on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Aubrey Plaza (Parks and Recreation) - Aubrey stops by Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Louie Anderson (Baskets/The Louie Show/Life with Louie) - Louie is a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. He also talks about Baskets on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Bill Pullman (1600 Penn) - Bill visits The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Cobie Smulders (Friends from College/How I Met Your Mother) - Cobie speaks about the film Spider-man: Far from Home on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Mark Consuelos (Alpha House/Hope & Faith) - Mark guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Brie Larson (United States of Tara/Raising Dad) and Bradley Cooper (Kitchen Confidential) - The Ellen DeGeneres Show has favorite moments with actors who star in superhero films, including Brie and Bradley, so check your local listings.
  • Diedrich Bader (American Housewife/The Drew Carey Show) - Diedrich appears on a repeat of The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Tony Hale (Veep/Arrested Development) - Tony talks about Toy Story 4 on People Now at 12pm.
  • Tom Hanks (Bosom Buddies) and Tim Allen (Last Man Standing/Home Improvement) - Tom and Tim talk about Toy Story 4 on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Justin Long (The Conners/F Is for Family/Ed) - Justin talks about Life is Short on Access Live, so check your local listings.


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