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

Wednesday, January 16

The Goldbergs - "The Pina Colada Episode" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Murray and Geoff team up to pull Beverly, Barry and Erica out of their shared misery that Lainey has left town. Adam’s dread of gym class is amplified when Coach Mellor’s brother, Coach Nick (guest star Bill Goldberg), arrives and uses fear as a motivator. Meanwhile, Coach Mellor (guest star Bryan Callen) prepares for the next step of his life.

Schooled - "Lainey's All That" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Hoping to gain respect among her colleagues at school, Lainey comes up with a misguided plan to give an awkward and insecure student a full makeover. Meanwhile, Principal Glascott and Coach Mellor take friendly competition to a new level when they are both romantically interested in the math teacher.

Modern Family - "Blasts from the Past" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Phil and Claire decide to take a cycling tour through Italy before they become grandparents, and Dylan (guest star Reid Ewing) introduces them to his mom who has an interesting past. Meanwhile, Cameron and Mitchell discover some interesting reading material in Lily’s room and decide to confront her about it, while Gloria and Jay discover their respective great uncles may have fought on opposing sides of a war.

Single Parents - "All Aboard the Two-Parent Struggle Bus" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
When Will’s ex, Mia (Vanessa Bayer), shows up unexpectedly for Sophie’s birthday, Will gets frustrated that she undermines his rules with Sophie. Angie tries to help Will cope by having a fun girls’ night at her place and by giving some co-parenting advice, but Poppy reveals and Will quickly learns that Angie isn’t the best advice giver. Meanwhile, inspired by Mia’s humanitarian work, Miggy and Graham decide to give some items to charity but regret it immediately and seek out help from Douglas to get the items back.

The Big Bang Theory - "The Grant Allocation Derivation" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Leonard is caught between a rock and a hard place when he’s responsible for distributing extra grant money. Also, Bernadette turns the backyard playhouse into a hideaway from her husband and kids.

Young Sheldon - "A Mother, a Child, and a Blue Man’s Backside" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Mary bans Sheldon from reading a mature comic book, and Sheldon decides it’s time to stop living under Mary’s thumb.

Schitt's Creek - "The Crowening" / "Love Letters" (Pop, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Moira films a movie in Bosnia, hoping to revive her career, while David tries to take his relationship to the next level; Moira loses sleep stressing over old love letters, while David and Stevie get held up at the store.

grown-ish - "In My Feelings" (Freeform, 8:00PM ET/PT)
The gang waits for the mysterious drop of a modern-day musical genius.

You're the Worst - "The Pin in My Grenade" (FXX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Jimmy and Gretchen reveal that they're forgoing a traditional wedding, opting instead for a courthouse elopement.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of January 14)

Wednesday, January 16

  • Lily Tomlin (Grace and Frankie/Malibu Country) and Jane Fonda (Grace and Frankie) - Watch Lily and Jane on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Don Cheadle (Black Monday/House of Lies/The Golden Palace) - Don appears on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC. He also talks about Black Monday on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Pete Holmes (Crashing) - Pete is a guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Jim Gaffigan (The Jim Gaffigan Show/My Boys/The Ellen Show/Welcome to New York) - Jim visits Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Frankie Shaw (SMILF/Blue Mountain State) - Frankie stops by Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. Frankie and Rosie O'Donnell (Gimme a Break!) also talk about Showtime's SMILF on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Cobie Smulders (Friends from College/How I Met Your Mother) - Cobie appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Keegan-Michael Key (Friends from College/Playing House/Gary Unmarried) - Keegan-Michael stops by Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Trevor Noah at 11pm.
  • Lena Waithe (Master of None) - Lena is a guest on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Andy Samberg (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) - Andy drops by E!'s Busy Tonight at 11pm.
  • Jamie Lee Curtis (Scream Queens/Anything But Love/Operation Petticoat) - Jamie Lee chats on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Molly Ringwald (Townies/The Facts of Life) - Molly talks about All These Small Moments on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings. She will also be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Allison Janney (Mom/Mr. Sunshine) - Allison is a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Sheryl Lee Ralph (Fam/Instant Mom/Moesha/It's a Living) - Sheryl visits The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • The Cast of Schitt's Creek - Catherine O'Hara, Eugene Levy, Daniel Levy and Annie Murphy will be on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Sam Richardson (Champaign ILL/Detroiters/Veep) - Sam talks about the YouTube original Champaign ILL on the BUILD Series at 5pm.


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