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, July 18

none scheduled

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of July 16)

Wednesday, July 18

  • Daveed Diggs (black-ish) - Watch Daveed on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC. He also chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Christine Baranski (Happy Family/Welcome to New York/Cybill) - Christine drops by Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Niecy Nash (Getting On/The Soul Man/Reno 911!) - Niecy visits Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Bryan Cranston (Malcolm in the Middle), Anna Gunn (Down the Shore) and Betsy Brandt (Life in Pieces/The Michael J. Fox Show) - Bryan , Anna, Betsy and the cast of Breaking Bad are guests on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Kristin Chenoweth (Trial & Error: Lady, Killer/Kristin) - Kristin appears on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo. She will also be on NBC's Today in the 10am hour, on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan (check your listings) and on E!'s Daily Pop at 12pm. Kristin and Sherri Shepherd will be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Joel McHale (Community/The Great Indoors) - Joel chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Kristen Bell (The Good Place) - Kristen is a guest on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Billy Ray Cyrus (Still the King) - Billy Ray appears on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Mario Lopez (Saved by the Bell/Saved by the Bell: The College Years) - Steve's favorite games features Mario on Steve, so check your local listings.
  • David Spade (Rules of Engagement/8 Simple Rules/Just Shoot Me!) - David will be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Constance Zimmer (Entourage/Good Morning, Miami) and Craig Bierko (Madman of the People/Sydney) - Constance and Craig talk about UnREAL on the BUILD Series at 5pm.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (June/July)

New Girl - The Complete Seventh Season Alice - The Complete Seventh Season Green Acres - The Final (Sixth) Season The Last Man on Earth - The Complete Fourth Season The Good Place - The Complete Second Season

06/05 - Living Single - The Complete Fifth Season
06/05 - New Girl - The Complete Sixth Season
06/05 - South Park - The Complete Twenty-First Season (Blu-ray)
06/12 - Fresh Off the Boat - The Complete Fourth Season
06/12 - Life in Pieces - The Complete Third Season
06/12 - The Office - The Complete Series
06/12 - Speechless - The Complete First Season
06/12 - Speechless - The Complete Second Season
06/12 - Step by Step - The Complete First Season
06/12 - Will & Grace (The Revival) - Season One (Blu-ray)
06/19 - Perfect Strangers - The Complete Fourth Season
06/26 - Last Man Standing - The Complete Fifth Season
06/26 - Last Man Standing - The Complete Sixth Season
06/26 - The Mick - The Complete First Season
06/26 - The Mick - The Complete Second Season
07/03 - New Girl - The Final (Seventh) Season
07/10 - Alice - The Complete Seventh Season (WBShop.com)
07/10 - The Bill Engvall Show - The Complete First Season (WBShop.com)
07/10 - Green Acres - The Final (Sixth) Season
07/10 - The Last Man on Earth - The Complete Fourth Season
07/17 - Cooper Barrett's Guide to Surviving Life - The Complete Series
07/17 - The Good Place - The Complete Second Season
07/17 - Son of Zorn - The Complete Series
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