Sunday, November 13, 2016

Week 8 TV Ratings and Analysis; How the Sitcoms Did

2016-17 Week 8 TV Ratings (first four nights Mon-Thu): 

Households: #1. NBC 4.65/8 rating/share (+22% in rating from first four nights week 7); #2. CBS  4.59/8 (+6%); #3. ABC 4.51/8 (-5%); #4. Fox 2.51/4 (-77%); #5. The CW 0.89/1 (-12%).
Total Viewers: #1. NBC 7.676 million (+28% from first four nights week 7); #2. CBS 7.406 million (+9%); #3. ABC 7.135 million (-4%); #4. Fox 4.072 million (-79%); #5. The CW 1.423 million (-11%).
Adults 18-49: #1. NBC 2.09/7 rating/share (+55% in rating from first four nights week 7); #2. ABC 1.73/5 (+6%); #3. CBS 1.68/5 (+42%); #4. Fox 1.25/4 (-78%); #5. The CW 0.47/1 (-16%)

We have previous week's final ratings, Week 7 (10/31/16-11/6/16, LIVE+SD). Fox of course won the week in A18-49, thanks to the World Series and did a big 3.65 rating.  NBC settled for #2 thanks with a 1.83 rating powered by SNF. CBS was #3 with a 1.68 rating boosted by an NFL overrun, while ABC did a 1.38 rating.  Among total viewers, Fox was #1 with 12.280 million, with CBS #2 at 8.683 million.  NBC was #3 with 6.869 million and ABC at #4 with 6.088 million.

For season to-date (9/19/16-11/10/16, LIVE+SD), Fox is now #1 in A18-49 with a 2.17 rating thanks to the 7-game World Series, followed by NBC at #2 with a 2.09 rating. CBS is  #3 with a 1.78 rating and ABC at #4 with a 1.41 rating. Among total viewers it is CBS #1 at 9.086 million, followed by NBC at #2 with 7.619 million, Fox dropped to #3 with 7.192 million and ABC at #4 with 5.901 million.

Back to week 8 (Nov. 7-13), 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 8 (Nov. 7-13) Analysis















Last Sunday (Nov. 6)(Week 6)This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
60 MinutesCBS7:50PM14,047,00010,575,000 3,472,000 2.391.24 1.15
AFVABC7:00PM5,768,0004,531,000 1,237,000 1.010.81 0.20
Son of ZornFox7:16PM1,921,000
1,921,000 0.70
0.70 REPEAT
Football Night in AmericaNBC7:30PM4,836,0005,338,000 (502,000)1.491.73 (0.24)
Bob's BurgersFox7:30PM2,422,00014,084,000 (11,662,000)1.034.45 (3.42)vs. OT
NCIS: LACBS8:50PM10,256,0009,735,000 521,000 1.361.24 0.12
Once Upon a TimeABC8:00PM3,558,0003,055,000 503,000 1.060.92 0.14
Football Night in AmericaNBC8:00PM10,129,00010,076,000 53,000 3.433.44 (0.01)
The SimpsonsFox8:00PM3,143,000
3,143,000 1.38
1.38
World SeriesFox8:00PM
23,638,000 (23,638,000)
6.73 (6.73)
Sunday Night FootballNBC8:30PM18,325,00018,023,000 302,000 6.606.50 0.10 832-1128P
Son of ZornFox8:30PM2,081,000
2,081,000 0.91
0.91
Madam SecretaryCBS9:50PM8,238,0007,908,000 330,000 0.990.80 0.19
Secrets & LiesABC9:00PM2,830,0002,665,000 165,000 0.620.63 (0.01)
Family GuyFox9:00PM2,600,000
2,600,000 1.25
1.25
Last Man on EarthFox9:30PM2,134,000
2,134,000 0.89
0.89
ElementaryCBS10:50PM4,679,0004,796,000 (117,000)0.630.62 0.01
QuanticoABC10:00PM2,195,0002,433,000 (238,000)0.600.63 (0.03)
DatelineNBC10:00PM

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Monday

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
Kevin Can WaitCBS8:00PM7,414,0006,420,000 994,000 1.711.30 0.41
Dancing w/the StarsABC8:00PM10,840,00010,389,000 451,000 1.581.48 0.10 8-10P
The VoiceNBC8:00PM9,968,0009,475,000 493,000 2.312.05 0.26 8-10P
GothamFox8:00PM3,519,0003,158,000 361,000 1.231.00 0.23
SupergirlCW8:00PM2,471,0002,217,000 254,000 0.740.64 0.10
Man With a PlanCBS8:30PM6,257,0005,953,000 304,000 1.431.27 0.16
2 Broke GirlsCBS9:00PM5,423,0004,994,000 429,000 1.361.30 0.06
LuciferFox9:00PM3,515,0003,417,000 98,000 1.020.94 0.08
Jane the VirginCW9:00PM1,077,000967,000 110,000 0.440.39 0.05
The Odd CoupleCBS9:30PM5,023,0004,275,000 748,000 1.050.94 0.11
ScorpionCBS10:00PM6,923,0006,505,000 418,000 1.131.11 0.02
ConvictionABC10:00PM3,641,0004,460,000 (819,000)0.640.66 (0.02)vs. All Nashville
SNL ElectionNBC10:00PM8,022,0005,235,000 2,787,000 2.141.13 1.01 vs. Timeless










Tuesday

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
CBS Election CoverageCBS8:00PM8,142,000
8,142,000 2.38
2.38 8-11P
ABC Election CoverageABC8:00PM9,156,000
9,156,000 2.70
2.70 8-11P
NBC Election CoverageNBC8:00PM11,219,000
11,219,000 4.00
4.00 8-11P
Fox Election CoverageFox8:00PM3,515,000
3,515,000 1.24
1.24 8-10P
NCISCBS8:00PM
10,444,000 (10,444,000)
1.09 (1.09)
The MiddleABC8:00PM
5,432,000 (5,432,000)
1.40 (1.40)
The VoiceNBC8:00PM
6,864,000 (6,864,000)
1.47 (1.47)
World Series Fox8:05PM
23,396,000 (23,396,000)
6.62 (6.62)
Brooklyn Nine-NineFox8:00PM

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The FlashCW8:00PM893,0002,765,000 (1,872,000)0.250.99 (0.74)REPEAT
American HousewifeABC8:30PM
5,103,000 (5,103,000)
1.51 (1.51)
New GirlFox8:30PM

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BullCBS9:00PM
8,039,000 (8,039,000)
1.00 (1.00)
Fresh off The BoatABC9:00PM
3,508,000 (3,508,000)
1.07 (1.07)
This Is UsNBC9:00PM
8,480,000 (8,480,000)
2.31 (2.31)
Scream QueensFox9:00PM

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No TomorrowCW9:00PM475,000760,000 (285,000)0.130.25 (0.12)REPEAT
The Real O'NealsABC9:30PM
2,732,000 (2,732,000)
0.81 (0.81)
NCIS: New OrleansCBS10:00PM
7,033,000 (7,033,000)
0.94 (0.94)
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.ABC10:00PM
2,432,000 (2,432,000)
0.78 (0.78)
Chicago FireNBC10:00PM
6,651,000 (6,651,000)
1.45 (1.45)










Wednesday
This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
SurvivorCBS8:00PM8,809,0006,932,000 1,877,000 1.891.55 0.34
The GoldbergsABC8:00PM6,462,000
6,462,000 1.98
1.98
50th CMA AwardsABC8:00PM
12,495,000 (12,495,000)
2.86 (2.86)
BlindspotNBC8:00PM4,898,0003,089,000 1,809,000 1.050.63 0.42 vs. SVU(R)
Lethal WeaponFox8:00PM7,019,000
7,019,000 1.81
1.81
World SeriesFox7:58PM
40,043,000 (40,043,000)
12.61 (12.61)
ArrowCW8:00PM1,946,0001,612,000 334,000 0.680.60 0.08
SpeechlessABC8:30PM5,641,000
5,641,000 1.71
1.71
Criminal Minds CBS9:00PM7,371,0004,243,000 3,128,000 1.320.82 0.50 vs. REPEAT
Modern FamilyABC9:00PM7,229,000
7,229,000 2.30
2.30
Law & Order: SVUNBC9:00PM5,547,0003,382,000 2,165,000 1.300.83 0.47 vs. REPEAT
EmpireFox9:00PM8,151,000
8,151,000 2.87
2.87
FrequencyCW9:00PM1,051,000905,000 146,000 0.310.28 0.03
black-ishABC9:30PM5,268,000
5,268,000 1.54
1.54
Code BlackCBS10:00PM6,034,0004,451,000 1,583,000 0.930.74 0.19
Designated SurvivorABC10:00PM5,559,000
5,559,000 1.22
1.22
Chicago P.D.NBC10:00PM5,698,0003,198,000 2,500,000 1.310.72 0.59 vs. REPEAT










Thursday
This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:00PM14,472,00014,177,000 295,000 3.423.07 0.35
Grey's AnatomyABC8:00PM7,246,0007,597,000 (351,000)1.912.09 (0.18)
SuperstoreNBC8:00PM4,006,0003,583,000 423,000 1.221.10 0.12
RosewoodFox8:00PM3,333,0003,387,000 (54,000)0.660.83 (0.17)
Legends of TomorrowCW8:00PM1,768,0001,745,000 23,000 0.620.61 0.01
The Great IndoorsCBS8:30PM7,686,0008,055,000 (369,000)1.671.63 0.04
SuperstoreNBC8:30PM3,794,0003,683,000 111,000 1.251.21 0.04 vs. Good
MomCBS9:00PM7,098,0006,845,000 253,000 1.511.27 0.24
NotoriousABC9:00PM3,775,0003,597,000 178,000 0.880.75 0.13
Chicago MedNBC9:00PM6,714,0006,833,000 (119,000)1.361.32 0.04
PitchFox9:00PM2,637,0002,713,000 (76,000)0.660.85 (0.19)
SupernaturalCW9:00PM1,703,0001,805,000 (102,000)0.600.69 (0.09)
Life in PiecesCBS9:30PM6,230,0005,923,000 307,000 1.461.28 0.18
Pure GeniusCBS10:00PM5,387,0005,374,000 13,000 0.930.88 0.05
How To Get Away/MurderABC10:00PM4,323,0004,082,000 241,000 1.241.16 0.08
The BlacklistNBC10:00PM5,870,0005,449,000 421,000 1.211.07 0.14










Friday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
MacGyverCBS8:00PM7,704,0007,591,000 113,000 1.101.08 0.02
Last Man StandingABC8:00PM6,276,0006,257,000 19,000 1.101.08 0.02
Caught on CameraNBC8:00PM2,723,0002,557,000 166,000 0.600.62 (0.02)
Hell's KitchenFox8:00PM3,306,0003,375,000 (69,000)1.101.06 0.04
The Vampire DiariesCW8:00PM1,019,000940,000 79,000 0.400.36 0.04
Dr. KenABC8:30PM4,435,0004,124,000 311,000 0.900.80 0.10
Hawaii Five-0CBS9:00PM9,811,0009,477,000 334,000 1.401.16 0.24
Shark TankABC9:00PM5,396,0005,223,000 173,000 1.201.15 0.05
DatelineNBC9:00PM4,710,0004,845,000 (135,000)1.001.00 - 9-11P
The ExorcistFox9:00PM1,654,0001,834,000 (180,000)0.600.64 (0.04)
Crazy Ex-GirlfriendCW9:00PM547,000539,000 8,000 0.200.20 -
Blue BloodsCBS10:00PM10,177,0009,761,000 416,000 1.301.10 0.20
20/20ABC10:00PM5,207,0003,768,000 1,439,000 1.100.78 0.32
DatelineNBC10:00PM

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Saturday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
Crimetime SaturdayCBS8:00PM3,685,000
3,685,000 0.50
0.50 REPEAT
College FootballCBS8:00PM
10,385,000 (10,385,000)
3.11 (3.11)
Saturday Night FootballABC8:00PM5,740,0004,969,000 771,000 1.701.44 0.26 8-11P
Dateline MysteryNBC8:00PM4,088,000
4,088,000 0.70
0.70 8-10P
Breeder's CupNBC8:00PM
2,264,000 (2,264,000)
0.34 (0.34)
College FootballFox8:00PM3,020,000
3,020,000 0.90
0.90 8-11P
PitchFox8:00PM
1,199,000 (1,199,000)
0.31 (0.31)
Crimetime SaturdayCBS9:00PM3,745,000
3,745,000 0.50
0.50
Dateline MysteryNBC9:00PM
3,205,000 (3,205,000)
0.50 (0.50)
Lethal WeaponFox9:00PM
1,542,000 (1,542,000)
0.32 (0.32)
48 Hours MysteryCBS10:00PM5,085,000
5,085,000 0.80
0.80
SNL(R) NBC10:00PM3,230,0003,135,000 95,000 0.800.72 0.08 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 8 (Nov. 7-13) 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 TheoryCBS8:00PMThu14,472,0003.42
Modern FamilyABC9:00PMWed7,229,0002.30
The GoldbergsABC8:00PMWed6,462,0001.98
Kevin Can WaitCBS8:00PMMon7,414,0001.71
SpeechlessABC8:30PMWed5,641,0001.71
The Great IndoorsCBS8:30PMThu7,686,0001.67
black-ishABC9:30PMWed5,268,0001.54
MomCBS9:00PMThu7,098,0001.51
Life In PiecesCBS9:30PMThu6,230,0001.46
Man with a PlaceCBS8:30PMMon6,257,0001.43
The SimpsonsFox8:00PMSun3,143,0001.38
2 Broke GirlsCBS9:00PMMon5,423,0001.36
Family GuyFox9:00PMSun2,600,0001.25
SuperstoreNBC8:30PMThu3,794,0001.25
SuperstoreNBC8:00PMThu4,006,0001.22
Last Man StandingABC8:00PMFri6,276,0001.1
The Odd CoupleCBS9:30PMMon5,023,0001.05
Bob's BurgersFox7:30PMSun2,422,0001.03
Son of ZornFox8:30PMSun2,081,0000.91
Dr. KenABC8:30PMFri4,435,0000.9
The Last Man on EarthFox9:30PMSun2,134,0000.89
Animation DominationFox7:00PMSun1,921,0000.70REPEAT
American HousewifeABC8:30PMTue

preempted
The MiddleABC8:00PMTue

preempted
The Good PlaceNBC8:30PMThu

preempted
Fresh off the BoatABC9:00PMTue

preempted
The Real O'NealsABC9:30PMTue

preempted
New GirlFox8:30PMTue

preempted
Brooklyn Nine-NineFox8:00PMTue

preempted
Great NewsNBC8:00PMThu


MarlonNBC9:30PMThu


PowerlessNBC8:30PMTue


Trial & ErrorsNBC9:00PMTue


Superior DonutsCBS9:30PMThu


Downward DogABC9:00PMTue


Imaginary MaryABC9:30PMTue


Making HistoryFox8:30PMSun


The MickFox8:30PMTue



SOURCE: Nielsen Media Research


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Tuesday, November 13

The Conners - "The Separation of Church and Dan" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When Geena learns that D.J. hasn’t been taking Mary to church while she’s been away, she insists they go as a family to uphold her traditional values. To make matters worse, Mary refuses to attend without her cousins Harris and Mark, leaving D.J. in the last situation he wants to be in – at the mercy of Darlene. Meanwhile, Mark’s attempt to conduct an unbiased survey on the upcoming election for his school project goes south when Jackie volunteers to help.

The Kids Are Alright - "Peggy's Day Out" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
To hide a mess Eddie made, his girlfriend, Wendi, tries to distract Peggy by insisting she take a day off with a fun day out while they take care of the housework. To everyone’s surprise, Peggy accepts the offer and requests Wendi tag along, with the ulterior motive of teaching her a lesson. Meanwhile, Eddie enlists the help of his brothers to clean up and keep Mike out of the house while Wendi and Peggy are out. Elsewhere, Pat introduces Timmy to his secret dog.

black-ish - "Purple Rain" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
The family is shocked to learn that Jack and Diane are not familiar with the iconic music of Prince. One by one, each member of the family works to explain Prince’s tremendous impact on their lives through his music.

Splitting Up Together - "War of the Wagners" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Lena and Martin’s escalating battle for control of the house is put on hold when Milo announces he wants to go to a school for the gifted – to which they think he will not be accepted. Meanwhile, they both meet a contractor for the house, Vlad, but Lena undermines him and scares Vlad away. Things get uglier between Lena and Oliver after she introduces a new member to the family as payback for all the back-and-forth about the house. Elsewhere, Lena and Martin give conflicting advice to Mason on how to deal with his recent breakup.

The Guest Book - "Two Steps Forward, One Step Back" (TBS, 10:30PM ET/PT)
Mike and his family hate spending every summer in a subpar vacation home far from the beach; in order to afford paying a booking fee for their dream house, the Barefeet Retreat, Mike pulls double shifts and ends up paying more than he bargained for.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of November 12)

Tuesday, November 13

  • Jason Mantzoukas (The League) - Catch Jason on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Jenifer Lewis (black-ish/The PJs) - Jenifer appears on Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Trevor Noah at 11pm.
  • Taran Killam (Single Parents) - Taran visits E!'s Busy Tonight at 10pm.
  • Paul Shaffer (A Year at the Top) - Paul stops by The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • The Cast of The Conners - Michael Fishman, John Goodman, Lecy Goranson, Laurie Metcalf and Maya Lynne Robinson are guests on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Jamie Foxx (The Jamie Foxx Show) - Jamie previews the film Robin Hood on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Tig Notaro (One Mississippi) - Tig appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Tatyana Ali (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air/Love That Girl!) - Tatyana talks about her upcoming two Holiday movies for Lifetime and Hallmark on E!'s Daily Pop at 12pm.
  • Damon Wayans Jr. (Happy Together/Happy Endings/New Girl) - Damon is a guest on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Bryan Cranston (Malcolm in the Middle) - Bryan talks about The Upside Down and Network on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.
  • Ashley Tisdale (The Suite Life of Zack & Cody/Clipped) - Ashley appears on the BUILD Series at 4pm.


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