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

Thursday, December 14

The Big Bang Theory - "The Celebration Reverberation" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Sheldon and Wolowitz plan birthday celebrations for Amy and Halley, respectively. Also, Leonard receives a Christmas letter from his brother that causes him to spiral out about his own lack of accomplishments.

Young Sheldon - "Cape Canaveral, Schrödinger’s Cat, and Cyndi Lauper’s Hair" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
In an attempt to bond with Sheldon, George Sr. takes the boys on a road trip to see a space shuttle launch. Also, Mary, Missy and Meemaw have a girls’ weekend at the salon.

Mom - "Too Many Hippies and Huevos Rancheros" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Christy and Bonnie rally around Marjorie when her husband has a stroke.

Life in Pieces - "Thirty-Five Teacher Escape Lottery" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
When Jen and Greg hire Clementine as a part-time nanny for Lark and invite her to join them for dinner, the waitress mistakes Jen for Lark’s grandmother. Also, Tyler’s new girlfriend turns out to be Sophia’s fourth grade teacher, John hires a questionable company to set up an escape room in his house, and Matt grows frustrated with Colleen when she blames a valet for stealing her lottery ticket.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of December 11)

Thursday, December 14

  • Will Smith (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air) - Catch Will on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC. He will also be on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Kevin Hart (The Big House/Undeclared) - Kevin visits The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • John Early (Search Party) - John appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Laura Dern (F Is for Family/Enlightened) - Laura is a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. She will also be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am and on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings. She can be heard on The Morning Mash Up on SiriusXM at 10:40am.
  • George Foreman (George) - George stops by Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Niecy Nash (The Soul Man/Getting On/Do Not Disturb/Reno 911!) - Niecy stops by Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Trevor Noah at 11pm. She will also be on Steve, so check your local listings.
  • Brooke Shields (Suddenly Susan) - Brooke guest co-hosts The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Ed Helms (The Office) - Ed visits The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • William Shatner ($h*! My Dad Says) - William talks about Better Late Than Never on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Anna Camp (The Mindy Project) - Anna talks about Pitch Perfect 3 on the BUILD Series at 3pm. She can be heard on The Morning Mash Up on SiriusXM at 10am.
  • Nick Jonas (Jonas L.A.) - Nick performs on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am. He will also be on the BUILD SerieS at 11am.


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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