Sunday, November 20, 2016

Week 9 TV Ratings and Analysis; How the Sitcoms Did

2016-17 Week 9 TV Ratings (first four nights Mon-Thu): 

Households: #1. NBC 5.45/9 rating/share (+17% in rating from first four nights week 8); #2. CBS  5.23/9 (+14%); #3. ABC 4.15/7 (-8%); #4. Fox 2.47/4 (-2%); #5. The CW 1.06/2 (+19%).
Total Viewers: #1. NBC 8.804 million (+15% from first four nights week 8); #2. CBS 8.234 million (+12%); #3. ABC 6.413 million (-10%); #4. Fox 3.938 million (-3%); #5. The CW 1.697 million (+19%).
Adults 18-49: #1. NBC 2.26/8 rating/share (+8% in rating from first four nights week 8); #2. ABC 1.48/5 (-14%); #3. CBS 1.41/5 (-16%); #4. Fox 1.25/4 (even); #5. The CW 0.60/2 (+28%)

We have previous week's final ratings, Week 8 (11/7/16-11/13/16, LIVE+SD). NBC won the week in A18-49, boosted by SNF, and did a 2.43 rating.  Fox was #2 with a 1.78 rating powered by an NFL overrun. CBS was #3 with a 1.49 rating, while ABC did a 1.45 rating.  Among total viewers, NBC was #1 with 8.439 million, with CBS #2 at 8.008 million.  ABC was #3 with 6.012 million and Fox at #4 with 5.478 million.

For season to-date (9/19/16-11/17/16, LIVE+SD), NBC is back now #1 in A18-49 with a 2.14 rating, followed by Fox at #2 with a 2.13 rating, which is heavily inflated by a high 7-game World Series. CBS is  #3 with a 1.73 rating and ABC at #4 with a 1.40 rating. Among total viewers it is CBS #1 at 9.016 million, followed by NBC at #2 with 7.791 million, World Series boosted Fox still at #3 with 6.995 million and ABC at #4 with 5.868 million.

Back to week 9 (Nov. 14-20), 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 9 (Nov. 14-20) Analysis
Last Sunday (Nov. 13)(Week 8)This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
60 MinutesCBS7:00PM20,185,00014,047,000 6,138,000 3.422.39 1.03
AFVABC7:00PM4,513,0005,768,000 (1,255,000)0.771.01 (0.24)
Son of ZornFox7:16PM1,921,000 (1,921,000)0.70 (0.70)
Football Night in AmericaNBC7:30PM2,889,0004,836,000 (1,947,000)0.881.49 (0.61)
The OTFox7:48PM18,557,0002,422,000 16,135,000 6.741.03 5.71 vs. Bob's
NCIS: LACBS8:00PM12,113,00010,256,000 1,857,000 1.651.36 0.29
Once Upon a TimeABC8:00PM3,401,0003,558,000 (157,000)0.951.06 (0.11)
Football Night in AmericaNBC8:00PM11,324,00010,129,000 1,195,000 3.753.43 0.32
The SimpsonsFox8:00PM7,101,0003,143,000 3,958,000 3.101.38 1.72
Sunday Night FootballNBC8:30PM22,513,00018,325,000 4,188,000 7.676.60 1.07 832-1143P
Son of ZornFox8:30PM3,637,0002,081,000 1,556,000 1.630.91 0.72
Madam SecretaryCBS9:00PM9,265,0008,238,000 1,027,000 1.030.99 0.04
Secrets & LiesABC9:00PM3,178,0002,830,000 348,000 0.710.62 0.09
Family GuyFox9:00PM3,580,0002,600,000 980,000 1.621.25 0.37
Last Man on EarthFox9:30PM2,637,0002,134,000 503,000 1.050.89 0.16
ElementaryCBS10:00PM5,449,0004,679,000 770,000 0.720.63 0.09
QuanticoABC10:00PM2,747,0002,195,000 552,000 0.670.60 0.07
DatelineNBC10:00PM - -
MondayThis WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
Kevin Can WaitCBS8:00PM7,059,0007,414,000 (355,000)1.571.71 (0.14)
Dancing w/the StarsABC8:00PM11,337,00010,840,000 497,000 1.661.58 0.08 8-10P
The VoiceNBC8:00PM10,025,0009,968,000 57,000 2.302.31 (0.01)8-10P
GothamFox8:00PM3,627,0003,519,000 108,000 1.171.23 (0.06)
SupergirlCW8:00PM2,353,0002,471,000 (118,000)0.710.74 (0.03)
Man With a PlanCBS8:30PM6,179,0006,257,000 (78,000)1.321.43 (0.11)
2 Broke GirlsCBS9:00PM5,184,0005,423,000 (239,000)1.261.36 (0.10)
LuciferFox9:00PM3,869,0003,515,000 354,000 1.111.02 0.09
Jane the VirginCW9:00PM928,0001,077,000 (149,000)0.340.44 (0.10)
The Odd CoupleCBS9:30PM4,691,0005,023,000 (332,000)1.031.05 (0.02)
ScorpionCBS10:00PM7,222,0006,923,000 299,000 1.191.13 0.06
ConvictionABC10:00PM4,173,0003,641,000 532,000 0.810.64 0.17
TimelessNBC10:00PM4,528,0008,022,000 (3,494,000)1.152.14 (0.99)vs. SNL
TuesdayThis WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
NCISCBS8:00PM14,729,000 14,729,000 1.72 1.72
CBS Election CoverageCBS8:00PM8,142,000 (8,142,000)2.38 (2.38)
The MiddleABC8:00PM6,208,000 6,208,000 1.60 1.60
ABC Election CoverageABC8:00PM9,156,000 (9,156,000)2.70 (2.70)
The VoiceNBC8:00PM9,748,000 9,748,000 2.09 2.09
NBC Election CoverageNBC8:00PM11,219,000 (11,219,000)4.00 (4.00)
Brooklyn Nine-NineFox8:00PM2,175,000 2,175,000 0.90 0.90
Fox Election CoverageFox8:00PM3,515,000 (3,515,000)1.24 (1.24)
The FlashCW8:00PM3,013,000893,000 2,120,000 1.180.25 0.93 vs. REPEAT
American HousewifeABC8:30PM5,284,000 5,284,000 1.59 1.59
New GirlFox8:30PM1,935,000 1,935,000 0.96 0.96
BullCBS9:00PM11,871,000 11,871,000 1.54 1.54
Fresh off The BoatABC9:00PM4,275,000 4,275,000 1.31 1.31
This Is UsNBC9:00PM9,504,000 9,504,000 2.56 2.56
Scream QueensFox9:00PM1,417,000 1,417,000 0.59 0.59
No TomorrowCW9:00PM804,000475,000 329,000 0.270.13 0.14 vs. REPEAT
The Real O'NealsABC9:30PM3,563,000 3,563,000 1.12 1.12
NCIS: New OrleansCBS10:00PM9,171,000 9,171,000 1.24 1.24
David BlaineABC10:00PM5,142,000 5,142,000 1.60 1.60
Chicago FireNBC10:00PM6,991,000 6,991,000 1.53 1.53
WednesdayThis WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
SurvivorCBS8:00PM8,486,0008,809,000 (323,000)1.761.89 (0.13)
The GoldbergsABC8:00PM6,453,0006,462,000 (9,000)1.851.98 (0.13)
BlindspotNBC8:00PM4,999,0004,898,000 101,000 1.081.05 0.03
Lethal WeaponFox8:00PM6,604,0007,019,000 (415,000)1.691.81 (0.12)
ArrowCW8:00PM1,860,0001,946,000 (86,000)0.660.68 (0.02)
SpeechlessABC8:30PM5,722,0005,641,000 81,000 1.671.71 (0.04)
Criminal Minds CBS9:00PM7,616,0007,371,000 245,000 1.381.32 0.06
Modern FamilyABC9:00PM7,328,0007,229,000 99,000 2.232.30 (0.07)
Chicago P.D.NBC9:00PM6,112,000 6,112,000 1.23 1.23 9-11P
Law & Order: SVUNBC9:00PM5,547,000 (5,547,000)1.30 (1.30)
EmpireFox9:00PM8,389,0008,151,000 238,000 3.112.87 0.24
FrequencyCW9:00PM973,0001,051,000 (78,000)0.300.31 (0.01)
black-ishABC9:30PM5,523,0005,268,000 255,000 1.551.54 0.01
Code BlackCBS10:00PM5,678,0006,034,000 (356,000)0.950.93 0.02
Designated SurvivorABC10:00PM5,524,0005,559,000 (35,000)1.191.22 (0.03)
Chicago P.D.NBC10:00PM5,698,000 (5,698,000)1.31 (1.31)
ThursdayThis WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:00PM14,336,00014,472,000 (136,000)3.143.42 (0.28)
Grey's AnatomyABC8:00PM8,044,0007,246,000 798,000 2.151.91 0.24
NFL Pre-KickNBC8:00PM8,236,0004,006,000 4,230,000 2.401.22 1.18 vs. Superstore
RosewoodFox8:00PM3,070,0003,333,000 (263,000)0.670.66 0.01
Legends of TomorrowCW8:00PM1,849,0001,768,000 81,000 0.640.62 0.02
The Great IndoorsCBS8:30PM7,325,0007,686,000 (361,000)1.451.67 (0.22)
NFL Thursday NightNBC8:30PM13,331,000 13,331,000 4.20 4.20 827-1138P
SuperstoreNBC8:30PM3,794,000 (3,794,000)1.25 (1.25)
MomCBS9:00PM7,637,0007,098,000 539,000 1.401.51 (0.11)
NotoriousABC9:00PM4,122,0003,775,000 347,000 0.890.88 0.01
Chicago MedNBC9:00PM6,714,000 (6,714,000)1.36 (1.36)
PitchFox9:00PM2,473,0002,637,000 (164,000)0.720.66 0.06
SupernaturalCW9:00PM1,795,0001,703,000 92,000 0.670.60 0.07
Life in PiecesCBS9:30PM6,645,0006,230,000 415,000 1.361.46 (0.10)
Pure GeniusCBS10:00PM5,479,0005,387,000 92,000 0.890.93 (0.04)
How To Get Away/MurderABC10:00PM4,954,0004,323,000 631,000 1.371.24 0.13
The BlacklistNBC10:00PM5,870,000 (5,870,000)1.21 (1.21)
Friday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
MacGyverCBS8:00PM8,200,0007,647,000 553,000 1.101.13 (0.03)
Last Man StandingABC8:00PM6,470,0006,338,000 132,000 1.101.16 (0.06)
Caught on CameraNBC8:00PM3,110,0002,715,000 395,000 0.700.63 0.07
Hell's KitchenFox8:00PM3,120,0003,299,000 (179,000)1.001.06 (0.06)
The Vampire DiariesCW8:00PM940,000996,000 (56,000)0.300.37 (0.07)
Dr. KenABC8:30PM4,690,0004,405,000 285,000 0.900.89 0.01
Hawaii Five-0CBS9:00PM10,010,0009,842,000 168,000 1.301.43 (0.13)
Shark TankABC9:00PM5,150,0005,383,000 (233,000)1.201.22 (0.02)
DatelineNBC9:00PM5,090,0004,713,000 377,000 1.100.98 0.12 9-11P
The ExorcistFox9:00PM1,730,0001,607,000 123,000 0.700.60 0.10
Crazy Ex-GirlfriendCW9:00PM520,000533,000 (13,000)0.200.22 (0.02)
Blue BloodsCBS10:00PM10,320,00010,266,000 54,000 1.201.28 (0.08)
20/20ABC10:00PM4,110,0005,145,000 (1,035,000)0.701.07 (0.37)
DatelineNBC10:00PM - -
Saturday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
Crimetime SaturdayCBS8:00PM3,790,0003,690,000 100,000 0.500.55 (0.05)REPEAT
Saturday Night FootballABC8:00PM3,900,0006,442,000 (2,542,000)1.101.95 (0.85)8-11P
NBC MovieNBC8:00PM2,160,0004,088,000 (1,928,000)0.600.69 (0.09)8-10P vs. Dateline
College FootballFox8:00PM1,420,0004,301,000 (2,881,000)0.401.26 (0.86)8-11P
PitchFox8:00PM - -
48 Hours MysteryCBS9:00PM4,210,0003,785,000 425,000 0.700.50 0.20 vs. Crimetime
Lethal WeaponFox9:00PM - -
48 Hours MysteryCBS10:00PM4,800,0005,067,000 (267,000)0.800.80 -
SNL(R) NBC10:00PM3,090,0003,224,000 (134,000)0.900.82 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 9 (Nov. 14-20) 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 TheoryCBS8:00PMThu14,336,0003.14
The SimpsonsFox8:00PMSun7,101,0003.10
Modern FamilyABC9:00PMWed7,328,0002.23
The GoldbergsABC8:00PMWed6,453,0001.85
SpeechlessABC8:30PMWed5,722,0001.67
Son of ZornFox8:30PMSun3,637,0001.63
Family GuyFox9:00PMSun3,580,0001.62
The MiddleABC8:00PMTue6,208,0001.60
American HousewifeABC8:30PMTue5,284,0001.59
Kevin Can WaitCBS8:00PMMon7,059,0001.57
black-ishABC9:30PMWed5,523,0001.55
The Great IndoorsCBS8:30PMThu7,325,0001.45
MomCBS9:00PMThu7,637,0001.40
Life In PiecesCBS9:30PMThu6,645,0001.36
Man with a PlaceCBS8:30PMMon6,179,0001.32
Fresh off the BoatABC9:00PMTue4,275,0001.31
2 Broke GirlsCBS9:00PMMon5,184,0001.26
The Real O'NealsABC9:30PMTue3,563,0001.12
Last Man StandingABC8:00PMFri6,470,0001.1
The Last Man on EarthFox9:30PMSun2,637,0001.05
The Odd CoupleCBS9:30PMMon4,691,0001.03
New GirlFox8:30PMTue1,935,0000.96
Dr. KenABC8:30PMFri4,690,0000.9
Brooklyn Nine-NineFox8:00PMTue2,175,0000.90
SuperstoreNBC8:30PMThu

preempted
SuperstoreNBC8:00PMThu

preempted
Bob's BurgersFox7:30PMSun

preempted
Animation DominationFox7:00PMSun

preempted
The Good PlaceNBC8:30PMThu

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

Thursday, May 24

The Big Bang Theory - "The Gates Excitation" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Penny gets the opportunity to host Bill Gates at work when his company wants to partner with her pharmaceutical company. Also, Leonard, Koothrappali and Wolowitz do everything in their power to meet him, while Sheldon thinks he is the victim of an April Fools prank.

Young Sheldon - "A Computer, A Plastic Pony, And A Case of Beer" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Sheldon asks for a computer and unknowingly sparks a heated argument between Mary and George Sr. over the family’s finances.

Mom - "Fancy Crackers and Giant Women" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Bonnie suffers withdrawal after giving up cable TV to help Christy pay for her law school applications, and the women rally around Jill after she has a breakdown in her favorite department store.

Life in Pieces - "Settlement Pacifier Attic Unsyncing" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When the entire Hughes family moves into John and Joan’s home after their kitchen is destroyed, their presence creates chaos for Joan. Also, Matt and Colleen are set to receive a huge monetary settlement from Colleen’s fall off the motel balcony on their wedding night; John tries to get Sophia back on track when she starts misbehaving; Tyler and Clementine make a surprise announcement to the family; and Jen and Greg attempt to persuade Lark to get rid of her pacifier.

Nobodies - "Alone Star State" (TV Land, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Mark-Paul and Rachel attend the Independent Spirit Awards together; an unassuming Hugh joins Larry in Austin, Texas, to teach unauthorized Groundlings-style seminars to a group of Texas businesspeople.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of May 21)

Thursday, May 24

  • Mindy Kaling (The Mindy Project/The Office) - Catch Mindy on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Ellie Kemper (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt/The Office) - Ellie appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Ted Danson (The Good Place/Becker/Cheers) - Ted is a guest on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Tig Notaro (One Mississippi) - Tig visits Conan at 11pm on TBS. She will also be on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Laurie Metcalf (Roseanne/The McCarthys/The Big Bang Theory) - Laurie stops by Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Kelsey Grammer (Frasier/Cheers) - Kelsey chats on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman (Parks and Recreation) - Amy and Nick are guests on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Jussie Smollett (On Our Own) - Jussie appears on The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Jane Lynch (Angel from Hell) - Jane talks about Red Nose Day and Hollywood Game Night on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.
  • Daphne Maxwell Reid (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air/Eve/Let's Stay Together) - Daphne makes her mother Rosalee's waffles on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Oliver Hudson (Splitting Up Together/Rules of Engagement) - Oliver is a guest on a repeat of Steve, so check your local listings.
  • Christine Lakin (Hollywood Darlings/Step by Step) - Christine is part of the panel on a repeat of Steve, so check your local listings.


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