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, September 26

The Goldbergs - "Sixteen Candles" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
It’s Adam’s 16th birthday, but his parents are too distracted by Barry and Lainey’s engagement and Erica’s band ambitions to remember their youngest son’s big day. But the situation presents an opportunity for Adam to ask Erica to put him on the high school social map. Meanwhile, Beverly thinks she can scare Barry and Lainey straight with the reality of being adults.

American Housewife - "Mom Guilt" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
After spending years as a full-time mom, Katie goes back to work as a party planner, which brings new challenges of balancing home and work life into the mix.

Modern Family - "I Love a Parade" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
The Pritchett-Dunphy-Tucker clan are going to be setting off more than a few fireworks when they get together at the annual Fourth of July parade where Jay will be acting as the grand marshal. Meanwhile, Haley’s goodbye with Arvin before his trip to Switzerland doesn’t go as well as she pictured it and is distracted by the return of an old flame.

Single Parents - "Pilot" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Will Cooper has been so focused on raising his daughter, Sophie, he’s lost sight of who he is as a man and has headed deep into the parental vortex. When the other single parents – Angie, Douglas, Poppy and Jake – at his daughter’s school see just how far down the rabbit hole of PTA, parenting and princesses Will has gone, they band together to get him out in the world and make him realize that being a great parent doesn’t mean sacrificing everything about your own identity.

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia - "Time's Up for the Gang" (FXX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
When Paddy's is put on a list of bars that are sexually hostile toward women, the gang must attend a sexual harassment seminar to get their establishment removed from the list.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of September 24)

Wednesday, September 26

  • Brad Garrett (Single Parents/'Til Death/Everybody Loves Raymond) - Watch Brad on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Candice Bergen (Murphy Brown) - Candice appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Kevin Hart (The Big House/Undeclared) - Kevin stops by Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. He will also be on the BUILD Series at 12:30pm.
  • Kristen Bell (The Good Place) - Kristen is a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. She talks about The Good Place on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am. She chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Max Greenfield (The Neighborhood/New Girl/Modern Men) - Max visits The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS. He will also be on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check listings.
  • Tim Allen (Last Man Standing/Home Improvement) - Tim appears on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Katy Mixon (American Housewife/Mike & Molly) - Katy drops by LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings. She will also be on the BUILD Series at 2pm.
  • Joe Morton (Grady) - Joe talks about God Friended Me on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Aubrey Anderson-Emmons (Modern Family) - Aubrey appears on The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Rashida Jones (Angie Tribeca/Parks and Recreation/The Office) - Rashida and her father Quincy Jones are guests on Steve, so check your local listings.
  • Ron Livingston (Loudermilk) - Ron talks about A Million Little Things on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am. He is tentatively scheduled to appear on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • America Ferrera (Superstore) - America talks about Superstore on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Yara Shahidi (black-ish/grown-ish) - Yara talks about Smallfoot on People Now at 12pm.
  • Vivica A. Fox (Mr. Box Office/Getting Personal/Out All Night) - Vivica talks about Face the Truth on Chatter at 8pm.
  • Wendi McClendon-Covey (The Goldbergs/Rules of Engagement/Reno 911!) - Wendi appears on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.


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08/07 - Happy Endings - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
08/15 - A.P. Bio - Season One
08/28 - Brooklyn Nine-Nine - Season Five
08/28 - Man Seeking Woman - The Complete Third Season
09/04 - It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia - The Complete Season 12
09/04 - Mom - The Complete Fifth Season
09/04 - Silicon Valley - The Complete Fifth Season
09/04 - Superstore - Season Three
09/04 - Young Sheldon - The Complete First Season
09/11 - The Big Bang Theory - The Complete Eleventh Season (Blu-ray)
09/11 - The Middle - The Complete Ninth Season
09/11 - Modern Family - The Complete Ninth Season
09/11 - People of Earth - The Complete Second Season
09/18 - Community - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
09/18 - Step by Step - The Complete Second Season
09/18 - You're the Worst - The Complete Fourth Season
09/25 - Blondie - The Complete 1957 Television Series
09/25 - Perfect Strangers - The Complete Fifth Season
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