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


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Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of March 20)

Thursday, March 23

  • Anthony Anderson (black-ish/Guys with Kids/All About the Andersons) - Catch Anthony on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Connie Britton (Spin City/The Fighting Fitzgeralds/Lost at Home) - Connie is a guest on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Whitney Cummings (Whitney) - Whitney visits Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Jenna Elfman (Imaginary Mary/Accidentally on Purpose/Courting Alex/Dharma & Greg) - Jenna appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Stephanie Beatriz (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) - Stephanie is a guest on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Matt LeBlanc (Man with a Plan/Episodes/Joey/Friends) - Matt visits LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings. He will also be on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • John Leguizamo (The Brothers Garcia) - John guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Zosia Mamet (Girls) - Zosia is a guest on Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Kristen Bell (The Good Place) - Kristen chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Craig Ferguson (The Drew Carey Show) - Craig joins the Chew Crew on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Nick D'Agosto (Trial & Error) - Nick is a guest on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Emma Roberts (Scream Queens/Unfabulous) - Emma talks about The Blackcoat's Daughter on NBC's Today in the 9am hour. She will also be on the AOL Build Show at 11am.
  • Woody Harrelson (Cheers) - Woody talks about Wilson on NBC's Today in the 9am hour. Woody and Laura Dern will be on People Now at 8:30am.
  • Marcia Gay Harden (Trophy Wife) - Marcia is a guest on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.