Sunday, December 18, 2016

Week 13 TV Ratings and Analysis; How the Sitcoms Did

2016-17 Week 13 TV Ratings (first four nights Mon-Thu): 

Households: #1. NBC 6.20/11 rating/share (-6% in rating from first four nights week 12); #2. CBS  5.43/9 (+5%); #3. ABC 2.69/5 (+2%); #4. Fox 1.95/3 (-19%); #5. The CW 0.65/1 (-36%).
Total Viewers: #1. NBC 10.090 million (-7% from first four nights week 12); #2. CBS 8.853 million (+7%); #3. ABC 4.273 million (+1%); #4. Fox 3.081 million (-19%); #5. The CW 1.015 million (-38%).
Adults 18-49: #1. NBC 2.38/9 rating/share (-16% in rating from first four nights week 12); #2. CBS 1.51/5 (+5%); #3. ABC 1.06/4 (+7%); #4. Fox 1.03/4 (-10%); #5. The CW 0.28/1 (-49%)

We have previous week's final ratings, Week 12 (12/5/16-12/11/16, LIVE+SD). NBC won the week in A18-49, boosted by two primetime NFL games, and did a 2.93 rating.  Fox was #2 with a 1.36 rating powered by an NFL overrun. CBS was #3 with a 1.24 rating, while ABC did just a 1.01 rating.  Among total viewers, NBC was also #1 with 10.625 million, with CBS #2 at 7.756 million.  ABC was #3 with 4.498 and Fox at #4 with 4.197 million.

For season to-date (9/19/16-12/15/16, LIVE+SD), NBC is 1 in A18-49 with a 2.31 rating, followed by Fox at #2 with a 1.85 rating, which is heavily inflated by a high 7-game World Series. CBS is  #3 with a 1.60 rating and ABC at #4 with a 1.32 rating. Among total viewers it is CBS #1 at 8.650 million, followed by NBC at #2 with 8.483 million, as it is catching up thanks to two NFL games a week. World Series boosted Fox still at #3 with 6.000 million and ABC at #4 with 5.610 million.

Back to week 13 (Dec. 12-18), 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 13 (Dec. 12-18) Analysis















Last Sunday (Dec. 11)(Week 12)This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
60 MinutesCBS7:00PM11,132,00011,817,000 (685,000)1.221.40 (0.18)
AFVABC7:00PM5,545,0005,267,000 278,000 1.000.96 0.04
Ice Age MammothFox7:00PM

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Football Night in AmericaNBC7:30PM5,681,0004,243,000 1,438,000 1.771.38 0.39
The OTFox7:44PM11,894,00012,180,000 (286,000)3.934.15 (0.22)
Dick Van Dyke XmasCBS8:00PM7,046,0006,978,000 68,000 0.670.84 (0.17)REPEAT vs. Bull(R)
ABC Movie: FrozenABC8:00PM6,564,000
6,564,000 1.69
1.69 8-10P
Once Upon a TimeABC8:00PM
3,268,000 (3,268,000)
0.90 (0.90)
Football Night in AmericaNBC8:00PM12,914,0009,883,000 3,031,000 4.013.14 0.87
The SimpsonsFox8:00PM5,596,0005,772,000 (176,000)2.352.35 -
Sunday Night FootballNBC8:30PM26,499,00017,752,000 8,747,000 8.706.06 2.64 831-1135P
Son of ZornFox8:30PM2,876,0003,121,000 (245,000)1.241.32 (0.08)
Madam SecretaryCBS9:00PM7,821,0006,611,000 1,210,000 0.720.76 (0.04)vs. NCIS LA (R)
Secrets & LiesABC9:00PM
3,419,000 (3,419,000)
0.74 (0.74)
Family GuyFox9:00PM3,047,0003,449,000 (402,000)1.401.58 (0.18)
Last Man on EarthFox9:30PM2,213,0002,484,000 (271,000)0.951.06 (0.11)
ElementaryCBS10:00PM4,730,0004,431,000 299,000 0.570.65 (0.08)vs. MacGyver(R)
Making of FrozenABC10:00PM3,273,000
3,273,000 0.89
0.89
DatelineNBC10:00PM

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Monday

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
Kevin Can WaitCBS8:00PM7,310,0007,141,000 169,000 1.371.45 (0.08)
Great Xmas Light FightABC8:00PM4,641,0005,429,000 (788,000)1.081.09 (0.01)8-10P
The VoiceNBC8:00PM11,230,00010,082,000 1,148,000 2.162.06 0.10 8-10P
GothamFox8:00PM1,675,000
1,675,000 0.46
0.46 REPEAT
Showtime at ApolloFox8:00PM
3,831,000 (3,831,000)
1.11 (1.11)
Grandma Run OverCW8:00PM1,151,0001,384,000 (233,000)0.310.36 (0.05)REPEAT vs. Supergirl(R)
Man with a PlanCBS8:30PM6,616,0006,184,000 432,000 1.201.19 0.01
2 Broke GirlsCBS9:00PM5,814,0005,680,000 134,000 1.231.25 (0.02)
LuciferFox9:00PM1,796,000
1,796,000 0.46
0.46 REPEAT
Holiday CommercialsCW9:00PM902,0001,285,000 (383,000)0.190.33 (0.14)vs. Supergirl(R)
The Odd CoupleCBS9:30PM5,227,0006,407,000 (1,180,000)1.001.39 (0.39)vs. Bang(R)
ScorpionCBS10:00PM6,977,0006,672,000 305,000 1.112.12 (1.01)vs. VS Show
Great American BakingABC10:00PM2,789,0003,338,000 (549,000)0.600.57 0.03 REPEAT vs. Conviction
TimelessNBC10:00PM4,812,0005,075,000 (263,000)1.041.16 (0.12)










Tuesday

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
NCISCBS8:00PM14,762,00014,684,000 78,000 1.751.75 -
The MiddleABC8:00PM6,392,0006,063,000 329,000 1.581.45 0.13
The VoiceNBC8:00PM8,925,00010,162,000 (1,237,000)1.721.93 (0.21)REPEAT
Brooklyn Nine-NineFox8:00PM2,147,0002,312,000 (165,000)0.951.01 (0.06)
The FlashCW8:00PM937,0003,138,000 (2,201,000)0.251.20 (0.95)REPEAT
American HousewifeABC8:30PM5,317,0005,059,000 258,000 1.481.38 0.10
New GirlFox8:30PM1,621,0001,729,000 (108,000)0.820.83 (0.01)
BullCBS9:00PM11,617,00011,675,000 (58,000)1.441.48 (0.04)
Fresh off The BoatABC9:00PM3,861,0003,875,000 (14,000)1.161.11 0.05
The VoiceNBC9:00PM12,139,000
12,139,000 2.47
2.47 9-11P FINALE
This Is UsNBC9:00PM
10,949,000 (10,949,000)
2.82 (2.82)
Scream QueensFox9:00PM1,132,0001,180,000 (48,000)0.500.51 (0.01)
Legends of TomorrowCW9:00PM754,000801,000 (47,000)0.210.28 (0.07)REPEAT vs. No Tomorrow
The Real O'NealsABC9:30PM3,055,0003,047,000 8,000 0.860.83 0.03
NCIS: New OrleansCBS10:00PM10,032,0009,357,000 675,000 1.241.18 0.06
Jimmy Kimmel Live!ABC10:00PM1,546,0002,368,000 (822,000)0.410.74 (0.33)REPEAT vs. Shield
Chicago FireNBC10:00PM
7,774,000 (7,774,000)
1.67 (1.67)










Wednesday
This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
SurvivorCBS8:00PM9,090,0008,496,000 594,000 1.941.74 0.20 8-10P vs. 8-9P FINALE
The GoldbergsABC8:00PM6,203,0005,401,000 802,000 1.751.53 0.22
Pentatonix XmasNBC8:00PM7,491,000
7,491,000 1.44
1.44
Hairspray Live!NBC8:00PM
9,045,000 (9,045,000)
2.30 (2.30)
EmpireFox8:00PM7,578,0006,257,000 1,321,000 2.681.41 1.27 vs. Lethal
Top 12 Xmas MoviesCW8:00PM1,247,0001,935,000 (688,000)0.320.68 (0.36)vs. Arrow
SpeechlessABC8:30PM5,460,0004,593,000 867,000 1.581.29 0.29
Criminal Minds CBS9:00PM
7,768,000 (7,768,000)
1.35 (1.35)
Modern FamilyABC9:00PM6,812,0004,298,000 2,514,000 2.021.16 0.86 vs. REPEAT
SNL XmasNBC9:00PM5,761,000
5,761,000 1.55
1.55 9-11P
StarFox9:00PM6,707,0006,997,000 (290,000)2.152.47 (0.32)PREMIERE vs. Empire
Victoria's Secret ShowCW9:00PM1,029,000847,000 182,000 0.280.23 0.05 vs. Frequency
black-ishABC9:30PM5,464,0004,219,000 1,245,000 1.551.22 0.33
Survivor ReunionCBS10:12PM6,397,0006,747,000 (350,000)1.341.09 0.25 vs. Code
Designated SurvivorABC10:00PM6,175,0005,184,000 991,000 1.201.12 0.08
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 TheoryCBS8:00PM15,956,0009,666,000 6,290,000 3.401.73 1.67 vs. REPEAT
Prep & LandingABC8:00PM3,804,0003,740,000 64,000 0.840.79 0.05 REPEAT vs. Toy(R)
Charlie Brown XmasABC8:00PM

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NFL Pre-KickNBC8:00PM9,009,00010,877,000 (1,868,000)2.413.07 (0.66)
Hell's KitchenFox8:00PM2,074,0003,485,000 (1,411,000)0.620.90 (0.28)REPEAT vs. Taraji & Terrence
iHeart RadioCW8:00PM1,109,000
1,109,000 0.38
0.38 8-930P
Legends of TomorrowCW8:00PM
2,001,000 (2,001,000)
0.70 (0.70)
The Great IndoorsCBS8:30PM8,113,0007,307,000 806,000 1.621.49 0.13
Prep & Landing 2ABC8:00PM3,290,0003,741,000 (451,000)0.820.88 (0.06)REPEAT vs. Shrek Hall(R)
NFL Thursday NightNBC8:30PM14,652,00017,391,000 (2,739,000)4.335.61 (1.28)827-1136P
MomCBS9:00PM8,232,0007,478,000 754,000 1.471.43 0.04
Great Holiday BakingABC9:00PM3,661,0004,217,000 (556,000)0.810.93 (0.12)
RosewoodFox9:00PM1,794,0002,894,000 (1,100,000)0.470.78 (0.31)REPEAT vs. Pitch
SupernaturalCW9:00PM
1,734,000 (1,734,000)
0.64 (0.64)
Life in PiecesCBS9:30PM6,935,0006,449,000 486,000 1.331.28 0.05
Whose Line Is It?CW9:30PM871,000
871,000 0.28
0.28 REPEAT
Pure GeniusCBS10:00PM5,504,0005,623,000 (119,000)0.880.99 (0.11)
What Would You Do?ABC10:00PM2,971,0002,759,000 212,000 0.710.51 0.20 vs. Notorious
The BlacklistNBC10:00PM

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Friday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
MacGyverCBS8:00PM7,771,0007,417,000 354,000 1.001.02 (0.02)
Last Man StandingABC8:00PM6,803,0006,567,000 236,000 1.201.08 0.12
Caught on CameraNBC8:00PM3,948,0003,199,000 749,000 0.900.64 0.26
Hell's KitchenFox8:00PM3,277,0003,305,000 (28,000)1.001.04 (0.04)
85th Hollywood Xmas ParadeCW8:00PM1,434,000
1,434,000 0.30
0.30 8-10P
The Vampire DiariesCW8:00PM
982,000 (982,000)
0.36 (0.36)
Dr. KenABC8:30PM4,586,0004,447,000 139,000 0.900.80 0.10
Hawaii Five-0CBS9:00PM9,333,0009,404,000 (71,000)1.101.20 (0.10)
Shark TankABC9:00PM3,929,0004,910,000 (981,000)0.801.05 (0.25)REPEAT
DatelineNBC9:00PM5,157,0005,607,000 (450,000)1.001.11 (0.11)9-11P
The ExorcistFox9:00PM1,844,0001,656,000 188,000 0.600.61 (0.01)FINALE
Crazy Ex-GirlfriendCW9:00PM
543,000 (543,000)
0.20 (0.20)
Blue BloodsCBS10:00PM7,924,00010,178,000 (2,254,000)0.901.18 (0.28)REPEAT
20/20ABC10:00PM5,142,0003,933,000 1,209,000 1.000.80 0.20
DatelineNBC10:00PM

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Saturday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
CBS Movie Big GameCBS8:00PM3,330,000
3,330,000 0.60
0.60 8-10P
Rudolph the Red Nosed ReindeerCBS8:00PM
4,920,000 (4,920,000)
1.24 (1.24)
Dog for Xmas Charlie BrownABC8:00PM2,840,000
2,840,000 0.60
0.60 REPEAT
Mary PoppinsABC8:00PM
3,894,000 (3,894,000)
0.76 (0.76)
Pentatonix XmasNBC8:00PM3,700,000
3,700,000 0.70
0.70 REPEAT
The VoiceNBC8:00PM
2,069,000 (2,069,000)
0.37 (0.37)
UFC Fight NightFox8:00PM2,690,0001,411,000 1,279,000 0.900.51 0.39 8-11P vs. MLS
Frosty the SnowmanCBS9:00PM
4,951,000 (4,951,000)
1.36 (1.36)
Crimetime SaturdayCBS9:00PM

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20/20ABC9:00PM3,350,000
3,350,000 0.60
0.60 REPEAT
SNL XmasNBC9:00PM4,060,000
4,060,000 1.20
1.20 9-11P REPEAT
Frosty ReturnsCBS9:30PM
3,898,000 (3,898,000)
1.10 (1.10)
48 Hours MysteryCBS10:00PM3,150,0004,360,000 (1,210,000)0.600.87 (0.27)
20/20ABC10:00PM4,310,000
4,310,000 0.70
0.70 REPEAT
SNL(R) NBC10:00PM
2,951,000 (2,951,000)
0.69 (0.69)


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 13 (Dec. 12-18) 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 TheoryCBS8:00PMThu15,956,0003.40
The SimpsonsFox8:00PMSun5,596,0002.35
Modern FamilyABC9:00PMWed6,812,0002.02
The GoldbergsABC8:00PMWed6,203,0001.75
The Great IndoorsCBS8:30PMThu8,113,0001.62
The MiddleABC8:00PMTue6,392,0001.58
SpeechlessABC8:30PMWed5,460,0001.58
black-ishABC9:30PMWed5,464,0001.55
American HousewifeABC8:30PMTue5,317,0001.48
MomCBS9:00PMThu8,232,0001.47
Family GuyFox9:00PMSun3,047,0001.40
Kevin Can WaitCBS8:00PMMon7,310,0001.37
Life In PiecesCBS9:30PMThu6,935,0001.33
Son of ZornFox8:30PMSun2,876,0001.24
2 Broke GirlsCBS9:00PMMon5,814,0001.23
Man with a PlaceCBS8:30PMMon6,616,0001.20
Last Man StandingABC8:00PMFri6,803,0001.2
Fresh off the BoatABC9:00PMTue3,861,0001.16
The Odd CoupleCBS9:30PMMon5,227,0001.00
The Last Man on EarthFox9:30PMSun2,213,0000.95
Brooklyn Nine-NineFox8:00PMTue2,147,0000.95
Dr. KenABC8:30PMFri4,586,0000.9
The Real O'NealsABC9:30PMTue3,055,0000.86
New GirlFox8:30PMTue1,621,0000.82
Dick Van Dyke XmasCBS8:00PMSun7,046,0000.67REPEAT
The Big Bang TheoryCBS9:30PMMon

preempted
Bob's BurgersFox7:30PMSun

preempted
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


New on DVD/Blu-ray (March/April)

The Jamie Foxx Show - The Complete Second Season What I Like About You - The Complete Second Season Newhart - The Final (Eighth) Season Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Fifth Season Father Knows Best - Season Five

03/03 - The Dick Van Dyke Show - Now... In Living Color! (Blu-ray)
03/07 - The Jamie Foxx Show - The Complete Second Season
03/07 - Mama's Family - Mama's Favorites
03/07 - That '70s Show - The Complete Series - Flashback Edition (Blu-ray)
03/07 - What I Like About You - The Complete Second Season
03/07 - You Me Her - Season One
03/14 - Newhart - The Final (Eighth) Season
03/14 - Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt - Season Two
03/21 - Master of None - Season One
04/04 - Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Fifth Season
04/11 - Father Knows Best - Season Five
04/11 - Schitt's Creek - The Complete Third Season
04/11 - Silicon Valley - The Complete Third Season (Blu-ray)
04/11 - Veep - The Complete Fifth Season
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Sunday, April 30

Bob's Burgers - "Like Gene for Chocolate" (Fox, 7:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Gene learns that the formula for his favorite chocolate has changed, he works with the head of the company in an attempt to remedy the situation. Meanwhile, Bob gets wrapped up in one of Teddy’s less-than-perfect plans.

Bob's Burgers - "Thelma & Louise Except Thelma Is Linda" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT)
After Louise gets in trouble at school, Linda is forced to meet with Mr. Frond (guest voice David Herman) and potentially could lose her hard-earned position as the Wagstaff bake sale leader. When she finds out that her daughter was actually trying to help another student, Linda is torn between following school policy or her own moral code.

The Simpsons - "Looking for Mr. Goodbart" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Bart gets in trouble on Grandparents Day at school and is forced to hang out with Skinner’s mother as punishment. After spending time with various grandmas in the neighborhood, he learns the benefits of hanging out with the elderly, but eventually recognizes the dangers of taking advantage of them. Meanwhile, Peekimon Get has taken over the town of Springfield.

Making History - "Night Cream" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
With the ever-present threat of losing tenure looming over him, Chris reaches out to John Hancock and Samuel Adams to help spice things up in the classroom in 2017. Meanwhile, Deb's dream of re-opening Chadwick's ice cream parlor is finally coming to fruition, but Dan has a few marketing ideas of his own.

Family Guy - "The Peter Principal" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Peter becomes the temporary principal at the high school, and Meg uses his new power to get even with her bullies. Meanwhile, Brian and Stewie open a bed & breakfast that quickly turns into a brothel.

The Last Man on Earth - "The Big Day" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Tandy and Gail face off in a major disagreement, on which the whole group must weigh in, and Carol is forced to choose a side. Meanwhile, Melissa, Todd and Erica each have major milestone moments.

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Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of May 1)

Sunday, April 30

  • NeNe Leakes (The New Normal) - Catch NeNe on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
Monday, May 1
  • Chris Pratt (Parks and Recreation) - Watch Chris on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. He will also be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am and LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • America Ferrera (Superstore) - America drops by Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Ike Barinholtz (The Mindy Project) - Ike appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Joel McHale (The Great Indoors/Community) - Joel is a guest on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Jake Johnson (New Girl) - Jake visits The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Hank Azaria (Brockmire/The Simpsons/Free Agents) - Hank stops by Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Al Madrigal (About a Boy/Welcome to the Captain/Gary Unmarried) - Al appears on Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Kevin Nealon (Man with a Plan/Weeds/Hiller and Diller/Champs) - Kevin is a guest on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Ashton Kutcher (The Ranch/Two and a Half Men/That '70s Show) - Ashton appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Allison Janney (Mom/Mr. Sunshine) - Allison teams up with Mario Batali to make a cheesy, decadent Gnocchi Al Telefono and dishes about her new Broadway show on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Charlie Hunnam (Undeclared) - Charlie will be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am. He will also be on the AOL Build Show at 11:15am.
  • Nick Robinson (Melissa & Joey) - Nick talks about his new film Everything, Everything on the AOL Build Show at 1pm.
  • Jodie Sweetin (Hollywood Darlings/Fuller House/Full House) - Jodie is a guest on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.