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

Saturday, December 16

Will & Grace - "Grandpa Jack" (NBC, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Jack (Sean Hayes) is stunned to learn that his estranged son, Elliot (guest star Michael Angarano) has a son of his own, Skip (guest star Jet Jurgensmeyer). Moreover, Skip needs the kind of help only Will (Eric McCormack) and Jack can provide. Grace (Debra Messing) and Karen (Megan Mullally) behave badly with the hot new guy at work.

Superstore - "Brett's Dead" (NBC, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Amy (America Ferrera) worries that Dina (Lauren Ash) may be struggling with anxiety while Jonah (Ben Feldman) tries to find out more about Garrett's (Colton Dunn) past. Meanwhile, Mateo (Nico Santos) and Cheyenne (Nichole Bloom) avoid work by convincing Glenn (Mark McKinney) that they were close with Brett.

Stuck in the Middle - "Stuck in a Christmas Race" (Disney Channel, 10:00PM ET/PT)

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of December 11)

Friday, December 15

  • Jodie Foster (Paper Moon/The Courtship of Eddie's Father) - Watch Jodie on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Tom Hanks (Bosom Buddies) - Tom is a guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Josh Gad (1600 Penn/Back to You) - Josh appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Nick Jonas (Jonas L.A. - Nick chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT. He will also be on People Now at 8:30am.
  • Hilary Duff (Younger/Lizzie McGuire) - Hilary guest co-hosts chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Jenny McCarthy (Two and a Half Men/Jenny) - Jenny and Donnie Wahlberg dish on their PDA packed relationship, Facetime sleeping and more on Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Ben Feldman (Superstore/A to Z/Living with Fran) - Ben appears on a repeat of Steve, so check your local listings.
  • Anthony Anderson (black-ish/Guys with Kids/All About the Andersons) - Anthony talks about his 16-year battle with Type 2 diabetes on The Dr. Oz Show, so check your local listings.
  • Fiona Gubelmann (Wilfred) - Fiona talks about the Hallmark Channel original movie Christmas Next Door Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Allison Janney (Mom/Mr. Sunshine) - Allison cooks a festive dish on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Henry Winkler (Happy Days/Monty/Out of Practice/Arrested Development) - Henry is a guest on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Elizabeth Banks (Scrubs/30 Rock) - Elizabeth talks about Pitch Perfect 3 on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.
  • Patti LaBelle (Out All Night) - Patti will be on NBC's Megyn Kelly Today at 9am.
  • Rebel Wilson (Super Fun Night) and Anna Camp (The Mindy Project) - Rebel, Anna and the cast of Pitch Perfect 3 are guests on NBC's Megyn Kelly Today at 9am.
  • Ed Begley, Jr. (Your Family or Mine/Gary Unmarried) - Ed appears on NBC's Megyn Kelly Today at 9am.
  • Daniella Monet (Victorious/Listen Up!) - Daniella talks about Paradise Run on the BUILD Series at 3:30pm.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (November/December)

The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Third Season Living Single - The Complete Third Season Alice - The Complete Sixth Season One Day at a Time - The Complete Series Fuller House - The Complete Second Season

11/07 - American Dad! - Volume 12
11/07 - Family Guy - Season Fifteen
11/07 - The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Third Season
11/14 - D.C. Follies - The Complete Series
11/21 - Living Single - The Complete Third Season
11/24 - Grandfathered - Season 1
12/05 - Alice - The Complete Sixth Season
12/05 - One Day at a Time - The Complete Series
12/05 - The Simpsons - The Eighteenth Season
12/05 - South Park - The Complete First Season (Blu-ray) / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5
12/12 - Fuller House - The Complete Second Season
12/19 - South Park - The Complete Sixth Season (Blu-ray) / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11
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