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

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.


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

Step by Step - The Complete Third Season Perfect Strangers - The Complete Sixth Season Fuller House - The Complete Third Season The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Fourth Season The Game - The Complete Series

11/01 - Episodes - Season 5
11/05 - Robin Williams - Comic Genius (includes Mork & Mindy)
11/06 - American Dad! - Volume 13
11/16 - Man with a Plan - Season One
11/20 - Step by Step - The Complete Third Season
11/27 - What I Like About You - The Complete Third Season
11/28 - The Great Indoors - Season 1 (The Complete Series)
12/04 - Family Guy - Season Sixteen
12/04 - Perfect Strangers - The Complete Sixth Season
12/18 - Our Cartoon President - Season One
01/08 - Family Guy - 20 Greatest Hits
01/22 - Fuller House - The Complete Third Season
01/22 - The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Fourth Season (WBShop.com)
01/29 - Ballers - The Complete Fourth Season (Blu-ray)
01/29 - Crashing - The Complete Second Season
01/29 - The Game - The Complete Series
01/29 - Kidding - Season One
More TV DVD Releases / DVD Reviews Archive / SitcomsOnline Digest