Sunday, December 11, 2016

Week 12 TV Ratings and Analysis; How the Sitcoms Did

2016-17 Week 12 TV Ratings (first four nights Mon-Thu): 

Households: #1. NBC 6.62/11 rating/share (-11% in rating from first four nights week 11); #2. CBS  5.19/9 (+15%); #3. ABC 2.63/5 (-18%); #4. Fox 2.41/4 (even); #5. The CW 1.01/2 (-31%).
Total Viewers: #1. NBC 10.854 million (-11% from first four nights week 11); #2. CBS 8.266 million (+14%); #3. ABC 4.214 million (-18%); #4. Fox 3.813 million (even); #5. The CW 1.641 million (-33%).
Adults 18-49: #1. NBC 2.83/10 rating/share (-3% in rating from first four nights week 11); #2. CBS 1.44/5 (+7%); #3. Fox 1.15/4 (-3%); #4. ABC 0.99/3 (-19%); #5. The CW 0.55/2 (-36%)

We have previous week's final ratings, Week 11 (11/28/16-12/4/16, LIVE+SD). NBC won the week in A18-49, boosted by two primetime NFL games, and did a 2.71 rating.  Fox was #2 with a 1.78 rating powered by an NFL overrun. ABC was #3 with a 1.18 rating, while CBS did just a 1.10 rating.  Among total viewers, NBC was also #1 with 10.600 million, with CBS #2 at 6.736 million.  Fox  was #3 with 5.754 million thanks to NFL overrun and ABC at #4 with 5.039 million.

For season to-date (9/19/16-12/8/16, LIVE+SD), NBC is 1 in A18-49 with a 2.28 rating, followed by Fox at #2 with a 1.89 rating, which is heavily inflated by a high 7-game World Series. CBS is  #3 with a 1.63 rating and ABC at #4 with a 1.34 rating. Among total viewers it is CBS #1 at 8.701 million, followed by NBC at #2 with 8.331 million, World Series boosted Fox still at #3 with 6.185 million and ABC at #4 with 5.707 million.

Back to week 12 (Dec. 5-11), 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 12 (Dec. 5-11) Analysis















Last Sunday (Dec. 4)(Week 11)This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
60 MinutesCBS7:00PM11,817,00017,265,000 (5,448,000)1.402.78 (1.38)
AFVABC7:00PM5,267,0005,577,000 (310,000)0.960.95 0.01 vs. REPEAT
Ice Age MammothFox7:00PM
2,694,000 (2,694,000)
0.90 (0.90)
Football Night in AmericaNBC7:30PM4,243,0003,432,000 811,000 1.380.94 0.44
The OTFox7:43PM12,180,0002,436,000 9,744,000 4.151.08 3.07 vs. Bob's
BullCBS8:00PM6,978,00011,389,000 (4,411,000)0.841.51 (0.67)REPEAT vs NCIS LA
Once Upon a TimeABC8:00PM3,268,0003,274,000 (6,000)0.900.98 (0.08)
Football Night in AmericaNBC8:00PM9,883,0009,859,000 24,000 3.143.23 (0.09)
The SimpsonsFox8:00PM5,772,0002,576,000 3,196,000 2.351.06 1.29 vs. REPEAT
Sunday Night FootballNBC8:30PM17,752,00018,436,000 (684,000)6.066.19 (0.13)831-1135P
Son of ZornFox8:30PM3,121,0001,541,000 1,580,000 1.320.66 0.66 vs. REPEAT
NCIS: LACBS9:00PM6,611,0008,970,000 (2,359,000)0.761.05 (0.29)REPEAT vs. Madam
Secrets & LiesABC9:00PM3,419,0002,806,000 613,000 0.740.69 0.05 9-11P FINALE vs. 9-10P
Family GuyFox9:00PM3,449,0001,778,000 1,671,000 1.580.81 0.77 vs. REPEAT
Last Man on EarthFox9:30PM2,484,0001,333,000 1,151,000 1.060.55 0.51 vs. REPEAT
MacGyverCBS10:00PM4,431,0004,950,000 (519,000)0.650.67 (0.02)REPEAT vs. Elementary
QuanticoABC10:00PM
2,285,000 (2,285,000)
0.65 (0.65)
DatelineNBC10:00PM

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Monday

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
Kevin Can WaitCBS8:00PM7,141,0008,526,000 (1,385,000)1.451.49 (0.04)vs Bang(R)
Great Xmas Light FightABC8:00PM5,429,0006,898,000 (1,469,000)1.091.04 0.05 8-10P vs. CMA Xmas
The VoiceNBC8:00PM10,082,0009,805,000 277,000 2.062.06 - 8-10P
Showtime at ApolloFox8:00PM3,831,000
3,831,000 1.11
1.11 8-10P
GothamFox8:00PM
3,371,000 (3,371,000)
1.03 (1.03)
SupergirlCW8:00PM1,384,0003,530,000 (2,146,000)0.361.15 (0.79)REPEAT
Man with a PlanCBS8:30PM6,184,0005,804,000 380,000 1.191.08 0.11 vs Kevin(R)
2 Broke GirlsCBS9:00PM5,680,0004,683,000 997,000 1.250.93 0.32 vs. Man(R)
LuciferFox9:00PM
4,088,000 (4,088,000)
1.11 (1.11)
SupergirlCW9:00PM1,285,0001,146,000 139,000 0.330.43 (0.10)REPEAT vs. Jane
The Big Bang TheoryCBS9:30PM6,407,0004,609,000 1,798,000 1.390.90 0.49 REPEAT vs. Odd(R)
Victoria's SecretCBS10:00PM6,672,0005,382,000 1,290,000 2.120.81 1.31 vs Scorpion(R)
ConvictionABC10:00PM3,338,0003,361,000 (23,000)0.570.61 (0.04)
TimelessNBC10:00PM5,075,0004,778,000 297,000 1.161.09 0.07










Tuesday

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
NCISCBS8:00PM14,684,0009,394,000 5,290,000 1.752.30 (0.55)vs. Rudolph(R)
The MiddleABC8:00PM6,063,0006,594,000 (531,000)1.451.62 (0.17)
The VoiceNBC8:00PM10,162,00010,638,000 (476,000)1.931.94 (0.01)
Brooklyn Nine-NineFox8:00PM2,312,0002,314,000 (2,000)1.010.96 0.05
The FlashCW8:00PM3,138,0004,146,000 (1,008,000)1.201.53 (0.33)
American HousewifeABC8:30PM5,059,0005,520,000 (461,000)1.381.47 (0.09)
New GirlFox8:30PM1,729,0001,750,000 (21,000)0.830.84 (0.01)
BullCBS9:00PM11,675,0009,265,000 2,410,000 1.481.28 0.20 vs. NCIS(R)
Fresh off The BoatABC9:00PM3,875,0004,125,000 (250,000)1.111.23 (0.12)
This Is UsNBC9:00PM10,949,00010,527,000 422,000 2.822.71 0.11
Scream QueensFox9:00PM1,180,0001,269,000 (89,000)0.510.48 0.03
No TomorrowCW9:00PM801,000937,000 (136,000)0.280.31 (0.03)
The Real O'NealsABC9:30PM3,047,0003,218,000 (171,000)0.830.96 (0.13)
NCIS: New OrleansCBS10:00PM9,357,0006,842,000 2,515,000 1.180.85 0.33 vs. Bull(R)
Marvel's Agents of SHIELDABC10:00PM2,368,0002,377,000 (9,000)0.740.75 (0.01)
Chicago FireNBC10:00PM7,774,0007,940,000 (166,000)1.671.71 (0.04)










Wednesday
This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
SurvivorCBS8:00PM8,496,0008,855,000 (359,000)1.741.92 (0.18)
The GoldbergsABC8:00PM5,401,0005,955,000 (554,000)1.531.73 (0.20)
Hairspray Live!NBC8:00PM9,045,000
9,045,000 2.30
2.30 8-11P
Xmas Rockefeller CtrNBC8:00PM
10,502,000 (10,502,000)
1.72 (1.72)
Lethal WeaponFox8:00PM6,257,0006,427,000 (170,000)1.411.61 (0.20)
ArrowCW8:00PM1,935,0003,548,000 (1,613,000)0.681.28 (0.60)
SpeechlessABC8:30PM4,593,0004,975,000 (382,000)1.291.53 (0.24)
Criminal Minds CBS9:00PM7,768,0007,439,000 329,000 1.351.45 (0.10)
Modern FamilyABC9:00PM4,298,0006,814,000 (2,516,000)1.162.25 (1.09)REPEAT
Dolly Parton Xmas ColorsNBC9:00PM
11,575,000 (11,575,000)
1.73 (1.73)
EmpireFox9:00PM6,997,0007,840,000 (843,000)2.472.88 (0.41)
FrequencyCW9:00PM847,000966,000 (119,000)0.230.29 (0.06)
black-ishABC9:30PM4,219,0005,372,000 (1,153,000)1.221.73 (0.51)
Code BlackCBS10:00PM6,747,0005,922,000 825,000 1.091.02 0.07
Designated SurvivorABC10:00PM5,184,0005,454,000 (270,000)1.121.26 (0.14)
Chicago P.D.NBC10:00PM

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Thursday
This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:00PM9,666,00014,538,000 (4,872,000)1.733.12 (1.39)REPEAT
Toy Story XmasABC8:00PM3,740,000
3,740,000 0.79
0.79 REPEAT
Charlie Brown XmasABC8:00PM
6,392,000 (6,392,000)
1.54 (1.54)
NFL Pre-KickNBC8:00PM10,877,00012,230,000 (1,353,000)3.073.41 (0.34)
Taraji & Terrence's HolidaysFox8:00PM3,485,0003,122,000 363,000 0.900.72 0.18 vs. Rosewood
Legends of TomorrowCW8:00PM2,001,0003,394,000 (1,393,000)0.701.17 (0.47)
The Great IndoorsCBS8:30PM7,307,0006,833,000 474,000 1.491.35 0.14
Shrek the HallsABC8:00PM3,741,000
3,741,000 0.88
0.88 REPEAT
NFL Thursday NightNBC8:30PM17,391,00021,760,000 (4,369,000)5.616.80 (1.19)826-1141P
MomCBS9:00PM7,478,0007,011,000 467,000 1.431.30 0.13
Great Holiday BakingABC9:00PM4,217,0004,622,000 (405,000)0.931.04 (0.11) vs. 9-11P
PitchFox9:00PM2,894,0002,387,000 507,000 0.780.67 0.11
SupernaturalCW9:00PM1,734,0001,804,000 (70,000)0.640.65 (0.01)
Life in PiecesCBS9:30PM6,449,0006,275,000 174,000 1.281.24 0.04
Pure GeniusCBS10:00PM5,623,0004,767,000 856,000 0.990.82 0.17
NotoriousABC10:00PM2,759,000
2,759,000 0.51
0.51 FINALE
The BlacklistNBC10:00PM

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Friday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
MacGyverCBS8:00PM7,463,0006,587,000 876,000 1.000.83 0.17 vs. Luxy Xmas(R)
Last Man StandingABC8:00PM6,505,0006,321,000 184,000 1.101.08 0.02
Caught on CameraNBC8:00PM3,227,0003,656,000 (429,000)0.600.72 (0.12)
Hell's KitchenFox8:00PM3,273,000
3,273,000 1.00
1.00
College Football PreFox8:00PM
2,270,000 (2,270,000)
0.64 (0.64)
The Vampire DiariesCW8:00PM1,050,0001,053,000 (3,000)0.400.38 0.02
Dr. KenABC8:30PM4,476,0004,436,000 40,000 0.800.84 (0.04)
Hawaii Five-0CBS9:00PM9,325,0005,750,000 3,575,000 1.200.61 0.59 vs. REPEAT
Shark TankABC9:00PM4,872,0005,200,000 (328,000)1.001.19 (0.19)
DatelineNBC9:00PM5,581,0006,096,000 (515,000)1.101.16 (0.06)9-11P
The ExorcistFox9:00PM1,717,000
1,717,000 0.60
0.60
College Football Fox9:00PM
5,671,000 (5,671,000)
1.72 (1.72)
Crazy Ex-GirlfriendCW9:00PM585,000604,000 (19,000)0.200.24 (0.04)
Blue BloodsCBS10:00PM10,079,0006,269,000 3,810,000 1.200.68 0.52 vs. REPEAT
20/20ABC10:00PM3,931,0006,465,000 (2,534,000)0.801.16 (0.36)
DatelineNBC10:00PM

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Saturday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
Rudolph the Red Nosed ReindeerCBS8:00PM4,980,0004,556,000 424,000 1.300.81 0.49 REPEAT vs. Crimetime
Mary PoppinsABC8:00PM3,880,0005,338,000 (1,458,000)0.801.55 (0.75)8-11P vs. College Football
The VoiceNBC8:00PM2,160,000
2,160,000 0.40
0.40 8-10P REPEAT
It's a Wonderful LifeNBC8:00PM
3,676,000 (3,676,000)
0.63 (0.63)
MLS on FoxFox8:00PM1,280,0009,189,000 (7,909,000)0.402.65 (2.25)8-11P vs. College Football
Frosty the SnowmanCBS9:00PM5,020,000
5,020,000 1.40
1.40 REPEAT
Crimetime SaturdayCBS9:00PM
3,752,000 (3,752,000)
0.64 (0.64)
Frosty ReturnsCBS9:30PM4,060,000
4,060,000 1.10
1.10 REPEAT
48 Hours MysteryCBS10:00PM4,520,0004,266,000 254,000 0.900.78 0.12
SNL(R) NBC10:00PM2,940,000
2,940,000 0.70
0.70 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 12 (Dec. 5-11) 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 SimpsonsFox8:00PMSun5,772,0002.35
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:00PMThu9,666,0001.73REPEAT
Family GuyFox9:00PMSun3,449,0001.58
The GoldbergsABC8:00PMWed5,401,0001.53
The Great IndoorsCBS8:30PMThu7,307,0001.49
The MiddleABC8:00PMTue6,063,0001.45
Kevin Can WaitCBS8:00PMMon7,141,0001.45
MomCBS9:00PMThu7,478,0001.43
The Big Bang TheoryCBS9:30PMMon6,407,0001.39REPEAT
American HousewifeABC8:30PMTue5,059,0001.38
Son of ZornFox8:30PMSun3,121,0001.32
SpeechlessABC8:30PMWed4,593,0001.28
Life In PiecesCBS9:30PMThu6,449,0001.28
2 Broke GirlsCBS9:00PMMon5,680,0001.25
black-ishABC9:30PMWed4,219,0001.22
Man with a PlaceCBS8:30PMMon6,184,0001.19
Modern FamilyABC9:00PMWed4,298,0001.16REPEAT
Fresh off the BoatABC9:00PMTue3,875,0001.11
Last Man StandingABC8:00PMFri6,505,0001.1
The Last Man on EarthFox9:30PMSun2,484,0001.06
Brooklyn Nine-NineFox8:00PMTue2,312,0001.01
The Real O'NealsABC9:30PMTue3,047,0000.83
New GirlFox8:30PMTue1,729,0000.83
Dr. KenABC8:30PMFri4,476,0000.8
Bob's BurgersFox7:30PMSun

preempted
The Odd CoupleCBS9:30PMMon

preempted
I Love Lucy XmasCBS8:00PMFri


Bob's BurgersFox8:30PMSun

preempted
Animation DominationFox7:00PMSun

preempted
SuperstoreNBC8:00PMThu

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
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