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


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Saturday, December 16

Will & Grace - "Grandpa Jack" (NBC, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Jack (Sean Hayes) is stunned to learn that his estranged son, Elliot (guest star Michael Angarano) has a son of his own, Skip (guest star Jet Jurgensmeyer). Moreover, Skip needs the kind of help only Will (Eric McCormack) and Jack can provide. Grace (Debra Messing) and Karen (Megan Mullally) behave badly with the hot new guy at work.

Superstore - "Brett's Dead" (NBC, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Amy (America Ferrera) worries that Dina (Lauren Ash) may be struggling with anxiety while Jonah (Ben Feldman) tries to find out more about Garrett's (Colton Dunn) past. Meanwhile, Mateo (Nico Santos) and Cheyenne (Nichole Bloom) avoid work by convincing Glenn (Mark McKinney) that they were close with Brett.

Stuck in the Middle - "Stuck in a Christmas Race" (Disney Channel, 10:00PM ET/PT)

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of December 11)

Friday, December 15

  • Jodie Foster (Paper Moon/The Courtship of Eddie's Father) - Watch Jodie on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Tom Hanks (Bosom Buddies) - Tom is a guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Josh Gad (1600 Penn/Back to You) - Josh appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Nick Jonas (Jonas L.A. - Nick chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT. He will also be on People Now at 8:30am.
  • Hilary Duff (Younger/Lizzie McGuire) - Hilary guest co-hosts chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Jenny McCarthy (Two and a Half Men/Jenny) - Jenny and Donnie Wahlberg dish on their PDA packed relationship, Facetime sleeping and more on Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Ben Feldman (Superstore/A to Z/Living with Fran) - Ben appears on a repeat of Steve, so check your local listings.
  • Anthony Anderson (black-ish/Guys with Kids/All About the Andersons) - Anthony talks about his 16-year battle with Type 2 diabetes on The Dr. Oz Show, so check your local listings.
  • Fiona Gubelmann (Wilfred) - Fiona talks about the Hallmark Channel original movie Christmas Next Door Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Allison Janney (Mom/Mr. Sunshine) - Allison cooks a festive dish on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Henry Winkler (Happy Days/Monty/Out of Practice/Arrested Development) - Henry is a guest on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Elizabeth Banks (Scrubs/30 Rock) - Elizabeth talks about Pitch Perfect 3 on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.
  • Patti LaBelle (Out All Night) - Patti will be on NBC's Megyn Kelly Today at 9am.
  • Rebel Wilson (Super Fun Night) and Anna Camp (The Mindy Project) - Rebel, Anna and the cast of Pitch Perfect 3 are guests on NBC's Megyn Kelly Today at 9am.
  • Ed Begley, Jr. (Your Family or Mine/Gary Unmarried) - Ed appears on NBC's Megyn Kelly Today at 9am.
  • Daniella Monet (Victorious/Listen Up!) - Daniella talks about Paradise Run on the BUILD Series at 3:30pm.


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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