Sunday, December 25, 2016

Week 14 TV Ratings and Analysis; How the Sitcoms Did

2016-17 Week 14 TV Ratings (first four nights Mon-Thu): 

Households: #1. NBC 5.17/9 rating/share (-17% in rating from first four nights week 13); #2. CBS  4.08/7 (-25%); #3. ABC 2.41/4 (-10%); #4. Fox 1.34/2 (-32%); #5. The CW 0.51/1 (-22%).
Total Viewers: #1. NBC 8.507 million (-16% from first four nights week 13); #2. CBS 6.369 million (-28%); #3. ABC 3.849 million (-10%); #4. Fox 2.093 million (-32%); #5. The CW 0.807 million (-20%).
Adults 18-49: #1. NBC 1.92/7 rating/share (-19% in rating from first four nights week 13); #2. CBS 0.96/4 (-36%); #3. ABC 0.93/3 (-12%); #4. Fox 0.57/2 (-45%); #5. The CW 0.25/1 (-11%)

We have previous week's final ratings, Week 13 (12/12/16-12/18/16, LIVE+SD). NBC won the week in A18-49, boosted by two primetime NFL games, and did a 2.66 rating.  CBS was #2 with a 1.49 rating powered by an NFL overrun. ABC was #3 with a 1.00 rating, while Fox did just a 0.92 rating.  Among total viewers, NBC was also #1 with 10.021 million, with CBS #2 at 8.811 million.  ABC was #3 with 4.458 and Fox at #4 with only 2.723 million.

For season to-date (9/19/16-12/22/16, LIVE+SD), NBC is 1 in A18-49 with a 2.32 rating, followed by Fox at #2 with a 1.77 rating, which is heavily inflated by a high 7-game World Series. CBS is  #3 with a 1.57 rating and ABC at #4 with a 1.29 rating. Among total viewers it is CBS #1 at 8.560 million, followed by NBC at #2 with 8.531 million, as it is catching up thanks to two NFL games a week. World Series boosted Fox still at #3 with 5.732 million but ABC at #4 is catching up with 5.506 million.

Back to week 14 (Dec. 19-25), 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 14 (Dec. 19-25) Analysis















Last Sunday (Dec. 18)(Week 13)This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
60 MinutesCBS7:41PM14,008,00011,132,000 2,876,000 2.331.22 1.11
The Sound of MusicABC7:00PM5,359,000
5,359,000 1.14
1.14 7-11P
AFVABC7:00PM
5,545,000 (5,545,000)
1.00 (1.00)
Breakthrough PrizeFox7:00PM1,643,000
1,643,000 0.50
0.50
Football Night in AmericaNBC7:30PM7,009,0005,681,000 1,328,000 2.051.77 0.28
The OTFox7:44PM
11,894,000 (11,894,000)
3.93 (3.93)
NCIS: LACBS8:41PM10,373,0007,046,000 3,327,000 1.400.67 0.73 vs. Dick Van Dyke(R)
ABC Movie: FrozenABC8:00PM
6,564,000 (6,564,000)
1.69 (1.69)
Football Night in AmericaNBC8:00PM12,491,00012,914,000 (423,000)4.024.01 0.01
The SimpsonsFox8:00PM1,772,0005,596,000 (3,824,000)0.732.35 (1.62)REPEAT
Sunday Night FootballNBC8:30PM24,148,00026,499,000 (2,351,000)8.098.70 (0.61)831-1128P
Son of ZornFox8:30PM1,353,0002,876,000 (1,523,000)0.601.24 (0.64)REPEAT
Madam SecretaryCBS9:41PM9,047,0007,821,000 1,226,000 1.090.72 0.37
To Tell the TruthABC9:00PM

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Family GuyFox9:00PM1,510,0003,047,000 (1,537,000)0.671.40 (0.73)REPEAT
Last Man on EarthFox9:30PM1,137,0002,213,000 (1,076,000)0.430.95 (0.52)REPEAT
ElementaryCBS10:41PM5,078,0004,730,000 348,000 0.750.57 0.18
Making of FrozenABC10:00PM
3,273,000 (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
Oprah Winfrey SpecialCBS8:00PM9,466,000
9,466,000 1.34
1.34 8-9P
Kevin Can WaitCBS8:00PM
7,310,000 (7,310,000)
1.37 (1.37)
Great Xmas Light FightABC8:00PM4,514,0004,641,000 (127,000)1.071.08 (0.01)8-10P
America's Got Talent XmasNBC8:00PM9,538,00011,230,000 (1,692,000)1.802.16 (0.36)8-10P vs. Voice
GothamFox8:00PM1,509,0001,675,000 (166,000)0.420.46 (0.04)REPEAT
SupergirlCW8:00PM1,302,0001,151,000 151,000 0.370.31 0.06 REPEAT vs. Grandma(R)
Man with a PlanCBS8:30PM
6,616,000 (6,616,000)
1.20 (1.20)
Man with a PlanCBS9:00PM6,166,0005,814,000 352,000 1.111.23 (0.12)vs. 2 Broke
LuciferFox9:00PM1,600,0001,796,000 (196,000)0.430.46 (0.03)REPEAT
Women's HonorsCW9:00PM510,000902,000 (392,000)0.160.19 (0.03)vs. Hol Comms
2 Broke GirlsCBS9:30PM5,024,0005,227,000 (203,000)1.151.00 0.15 vs. Odd
ScorpionCBS10:00PM7,529,0006,977,000 552,000 1.151.11 0.04
Great American BakingABC10:00PM2,888,0002,789,000 99,000 0.690.60 0.09 REPEAT
The WallNBC10:00PM6,532,0004,812,000 1,720,000 1.591.04 0.55 PREMIERE vs. Timeless










Tuesday

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
NCISCBS8:00PM9,757,00014,762,000 (5,005,000)0.971.75 (0.78)REPEAT
Toy Story XmasABC8:00PM3,363,0006,392,000 (3,029,000)0.831.58 (0.75)REPEAT vs. Middle
Michael Buble XmasNBC8:00PM5,292,0008,925,000 (3,633,000)0.771.72 (0.95)vs. Voice(R)
Ice Age Mammoth XmasFox8:00PM2,615,0002,147,000 468,000 0.770.95 (0.18)REPEAT vs. B9-9
Terry Crews Saves XmasCW8:00PM922,000937,000 (15,000)0.290.25 0.04 vs. Flash(R)
Shrek the HallsABC8:30PM3,646,0005,317,000 (1,671,000)1.001.48 (0.48)REPEAT vs. Am Housewife
New GirlFox8:30PM1,432,0001,621,000 (189,000)0.510.82 (0.31)REPEAT
BullCBS9:00PM6,967,00011,617,000 (4,650,000)0.771.44 (0.67)REPEAT
The YearABC9:00PM3,811,000
3,811,000 1.00
1.00 9-11P
Fresh off The BoatABC9:00PM
3,861,000 (3,861,000)
1.16 (1.16)
Tony Bennett SpecialNBC9:00PM6,687,00012,139,000 (5,452,000)0.792.47 (1.68)9-11P vs. Voice
Scream QueensFox9:00PM1,369,0001,132,000 237,000 0.530.50 0.03 FINALE
Holiday CommercialsCW9:00PM882,000754,000 128,000 0.270.21 0.06 REPEAT vs. Legends(R)
The Real O'NealsABC9:30PM
3,055,000 (3,055,000)
0.86 (0.86)
BullCBS10:00PM5,397,00010,032,000 (4,635,000)0.701.24 (0.54)REPEAT vs. NCIS NO
Jimmy Kimmel Live!ABC10:00PM
1,546,000 (1,546,000)
0.41 (0.41)
Chicago FireNBC10:00PM

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Wednesday
This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
Undercover BossCBS8:00PM5,897,0009,090,000 (3,193,000)1.091.94 (0.85)PREMIERE vs. Survivor
The GoldbergsABC8:00PM4,003,0006,203,000 (2,200,000)0.941.75 (0.81)REPEAT
Elf Buddy's XmasNBC8:00PM2,944,0007,491,000 (4,547,000)0.731.44 (0.71)REPEAT vs. Pentatonix
Lethal WeaponFox8:00PM3,796,0007,578,000 (3,782,000)0.792.68 (1.89)REPEAT vs. Empire
Terry Crews Saves XmasCW8:00PM770,0001,247,000 (477,000)0.270.32 (0.05)vs. Top 12 Xmas Movies
American HousewifeABC8:30PM3,294,0005,460,000 (2,166,000)0.831.58 (0.75)REPEAT vs. Speechless
Undercover BossCBS9:00PM5,374,000
5,374,000 1.03
1.03
Modern FamilyABC9:00PM3,939,0006,812,000 (2,873,000)0.922.02 (1.10)REPEAT
Law & Order: SVUNBC9:00PM3,302,000
3,302,000 0.65
0.65 REPEAT
SNL XmasNBC9:00PM
5,761,000 (5,761,000)
1.55 (1.55)
StarFox9:00PM2,626,0006,707,000 (4,081,000)0.712.15 (1.44)REPEAT
ArrowCW9:00PM627,0001,029,000 (402,000)0.190.28 (0.09)REPEAT vs. VS Fashion Show
The Real O'NealsABC9:30PM2,943,0005,464,000 (2,521,000)0.761.55 (0.79)REPEAT vs. black-ish
Code BlackCBS10:00PM5,975,0006,397,000 (422,000)0.881.34 (0.46)vs. Survivor Reunion
Game ChangersABC10:00PM2,712,0006,175,000 (3,463,000)0.601.20 (0.60)vs. Desg Survivor
Chicago P.D.NBC10:00PM3,471,000
3,471,000 0.67
0.67 REPEAT










Thursday
This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:00PM7,869,00015,956,000 (8,087,000)1.233.40 (2.17)REPEAT
Charlie Brown XmasABC8:00PM5,488,000
5,488,000 1.24
1.24 REPEAT
Prep & LandingABC8:00PM
3,804,000 (3,804,000)
0.84 (0.84)
NFL Pre-KickNBC8:00PM10,074,0009,009,000 1,065,000 2.602.41 0.19
Hell's KitchenFox8:00PM1,920,0002,074,000 (154,000)0.540.62 (0.08)REPEAT
Terry Crews Saves XmasCW8:00PM782,000
782,000 0.23
0.23
iHeart RadioCW8:00PM
1,109,000 (1,109,000)
0.38 (0.38)
The Great IndoorsCBS8:30PM4,743,0008,113,000 (3,370,000)0.831.62 (0.79)REPEAT
Prep & Landing 2ABC8:00PM
3,290,000 (3,290,000)
0.82 (0.82)
NFL Thursday NightNBC8:30PM17,943,00014,652,000 3,291,000 5.134.33 0.80 827-1138P
MomCBS9:00PM5,028,0008,232,000 (3,204,000)0.861.47 (0.61)REPEAT
Great Holiday BakingABC9:00PM3,918,0003,661,000 257,000 0.910.81 0.10 9-11P vs. 9-10P
Hell's KitchenFox9:00PM1,864,0001,794,000 70,000 0.540.47 0.07 REPEAT vs. Rosewood(R)
SupernaturalCW9:00PM658,000
658,000 0.20
0.20 REPEAT
Life in PiecesCBS9:30PM4,436,0006,935,000 (2,499,000)0.801.33 (0.53)REPEAT
Whose Line Is It?CW9:30PM
871,000 (871,000)
0.28 (0.28)
Life in PiecesCBS10:00PM3,555,000
3,555,000 0.65
0.65 REPEAT
Pure GeniusCBS10:00PM
5,504,000 (5,504,000)
0.88 (0.88)
What Would You Do?ABC10:00PM
2,971,000 (2,971,000)
0.71 (0.71)
Life in PiecesCBS10:30PM3,211,000
3,211,000 0.59
0.59 REPEAT
The BlacklistNBC10:00PM

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Friday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
Home for the HolidaysCBS8:00PM4,407,0007,670,000 (3,263,000)0.600.99 (0.39)vs. MacGyver
Last Man StandingABC8:00PM5,022,0006,774,000 (1,752,000)0.701.21 (0.51)REPEAT
How Grinch Stole XmasNBC8:00PM4,830,000
4,830,000 1.10
1.10 REPEAT
Caught on CameraNBC8:00PM
3,876,000 (3,876,000)
0.75 (0.75)
Taraji & Terrence HolidayFox8:00PM1,886,0003,314,000 (1,428,000)0.500.98 (0.48)REPEAT vs. Hell's
Terry Crews Saves XmasCW8:00PM662,000
662,000 0.20
0.20
85th Hollywood Xmas ParadeCW8:00PM
1,410,000 (1,410,000)
0.29 (0.29)
Dr. KenABC8:30PM3,769,0004,497,000 (728,000)0.600.92 (0.32)REPEAT
How Murray Saved XmasNBC8:30PM3,585,000
3,585,000 0.80
0.80 REPEAT
Hawaii Five-0CBS9:00PM5,174,0009,462,000 (4,288,000)0.601.12 (0.52)REPEAT
Shark TankABC9:00PM3,828,0003,954,000 (126,000)0.700.83 (0.13)REPEAT
Dolly Parton's Xmas of Many ColorsNBC9:00PM4,229,0005,168,000 (939,000)0.801.04 (0.24)REPEAT 9-11P vs. Dateline
Sleepy HollowFox9:00PM1,030,0001,747,000 (717,000)0.200.61 (0.41)REPEAT vs. Exorcist
Terry Crews Saves XmasCW9:00PM560,000
560,000 0.20
0.20 FINALE
Blue BloodsCBS10:00PM6,265,0007,944,000 (1,679,000)0.800.90 (0.10)REPEAT
20/20ABC10:00PM4,818,0005,148,000 (330,000)0.900.95 (0.05)
DatelineNBC10:00PM

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Saturday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
Oprah Winfrey SpecialCBS8:00PM3,750,000
3,750,000 0.80
0.80 REPEAT
CBS Movie Big GameCBS8:00PM
3,305,000 (3,305,000)
0.58 (0.58)
Prep & LandingABC8:00PM1,880,000
1,880,000 0.40
0.40 REPEAT
Dog for Xmas Charlie BrownABC8:00PM
2,847,000 (2,847,000)
0.60 (0.60)
It's a Wonderful LifeNBC8:00PM4,490,000
4,490,000 1.00
1.00 8-11P REPEAT
Pentatonix XmasNBC8:00PM
2,975,000 (2,975,000)
0.55 (0.55)
UFC Fight NightFox8:00PM4,700,0003,178,000 1,522,000 1.601.10 0.50 8-11P
Prep & Landing 2ABC8:30PM1,740,000
1,740,000 0.40
0.40 REPEAT
48 Hours MysteryCBS9:00PM4,000,000
4,000,000 0.90
0.90 REPEAT
CMA Country XmasABC9:00PM2,840,000
2,840,000 0.60
0.60 9-11P REPEAT
20/20ABC9:00PM
3,376,000 (3,376,000)
0.56 (0.56)
SNL XmasNBC9:00PM
3,182,000 (3,182,000)
0.89 (0.89)
48 Hours MysteryCBS10:00PM4,380,0003,062,000 1,318,000 0.900.55 0.35 REPEAT
20/20ABC10:00PM
4,313,000 (4,313,000)
0.68 (0.68)
SNL(R) NBC10:00PM

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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 14 (Dec. 19-25) 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 TheoryCBS8:00PMThu7,869,0001.23REPEAT
2 Broke GirlsCBS9:30PMMon5,024,0001.15REPEAT
Man with a PlanCBS9:00PMMon6,166,0001.11REPEAT
The GoldbergsABC8:00PMWed4,003,0000.94REPEAT
Modern FamilyABC9:00PMWed3,939,0000.92REPEAT
MomCBS9:00PMThu5,028,0000.86REPEAT
The Great IndoorsCBS8:30PMThu4,743,0000.83REPEAT
American HousewifeABC8:30PMWed3,294,0000.83REPEAT
Life In PiecesCBS9:30PMThu4,436,0000.80REPEAT
The Real O'NealsABC9:30PMWed2,943,0000.76REPEAT
The SimpsonsFox8:00PMSun1,772,0000.73REPEAT
Last Man StandingABC8:00PMFri5,022,0000.7REPEAT
Family GuyFox9:00PMSun1,510,0000.67REPEAT
Life In PiecesCBS10:00PMThu3,555,0000.65REPEAT
Son of ZornFox8:30PMSun1,353,0000.60REPEAT
Dr. KenABC8:30PMFri3,769,0000.6REPEAT
Life In PiecesCBS10:30PMThu3,211,0000.59REPEAT
New GirlFox8:30PMTue1,432,0000.51REPEAT
The Last Man on EarthFox9:30PMSun1,137,0000.43REPEAT
The MiddleABC8:00PMTue

preempted
SpeechlessABC8:30PMWed

preempted
black-ishABC9:30PMWed

preempted
Kevin Can WaitCBS8:00PMMon

preempted
Fresh off the BoatABC9:00PMTue

preempted
The Odd CoupleCBS9:30PMMon

preempted
Brooklyn Nine-NineFox8:00PMTue

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

Thursday, November 15

The Big Bang Theory - "The Citation Negation" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Sheldon and Amy are devastated after learning from a Russian paper that Super Asymmetry has already been discovered and disproven. Also, ultra-competitive Bernadette asks Stuart’s girlfriend, Denise (Lauren Lapkus), to teach her how to beat Howard in a popular videogame.

Young Sheldon - "Family Dynamics and a Red Fiero" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Sheldon studies his family for a psychology project, and Thanksgiving dinner turns into a family fight when George Sr. is offered a job in Oklahoma.

Mom - "Jell-O Shots and the Truth about Santa" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Bonnie pushes Christy to mend her relationship with Violet (Sadie Calvano), and Adam prepares for the grand opening of his bar.

Murphy Brown - "The Coma and the Oxford Comma" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
The “Murphy in the Morning” team strives to land a revealing first interview with Corky’s beauty pageant friend, Holly (Brooke Shields), who just woke up from a 10-year coma that made national headlines.

Superstore - "New Initiative" (NBC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When a new Cloud 9 initiative forces employees to be friendlier to their customers, Amy (America Ferrera) ends up getting to know Jonah’s (Ben Feldman) parents – and learns he hasn’t been completely truthful with them. The new policy also inspires Garrett (Colton Dunn) and Dina (Lauren Ash) to find out who can hold a smile longer.

The Good Place - "Don't Let the Good Life Pass You By" (NBC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Michael and Janet take an important journey. Eleanor ponders whether she should share a secret.

Will & Grace - "Kid 'n Play" (NBC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Will (Eric McCormack) discovers that Noah (guest star David Schwimmer) has a child he hasn't told Grace (Debra Messing) about, but is now sworn to secrecy. Karen (Megan Mullally) and Jack's (Sean Hayes) relationship is tested when she fires him from the play she's producing and replaces him with Jon Cryer (guest star).

I Feel Bad - "I Miss Important Moments" (NBC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
After missing her baby's first steps, Emet vows not to miss any other important moments. But when a huge, career-making presentation at work comes up at the same time as Lily's dance competition, Emet scrambles to pull off both.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of November 12)

Thursday, November 15

  • Steve Carell (The Office) - Catch Steve on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Martin Short (Mulaney/The Martin Short Show) - Martin appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Brian Tyree Henry (Atlanta) - Brian visits Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. He will also be on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Jameela Jamil (The Good Place) - Jameela stops by Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Busy Philipps (Vice Principals/Cougar Town) - Busy is a guest on Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Jodie Sweetin (Fuller House/Hollywood Darlings/Full House) - Jodie guest co-hosts The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Annie Potts (Young Sheldon/Over the Top/Love & War/Designing Women) - Annie appears on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Kym Whitley (Young & Hungry/Animal Practice/Sparks) - Kym is a guest on The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Michael Douglas (The Kominsky Method) - Michael talks about Netflix's The Kominsky Method on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am, on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan and on Access Live, so check your listings.
  • Jason George (Eve) - Jason appears on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Tori Anderson (The Other Kingdom) - Tori talks about her Hallmark Movies & Mysteries original Return to Christmas Creek on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.


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The Beverly Hillbillies - The Official Fifth Season The Love Boat - Season Four - Volume One Saved by the Bell - The Complete Collection Alice - The Complete Eighth Season Step by Step - The Complete Third Season

10/02 - The Beverly Hillbillies - The Official Fifth Season
10/02 - Bob's Burgers - The Complete 6th Season
10/02 - Bob's Burgers - The Complete 7th Season
10/02 - Bob's Burgers - The Complete 8th Season
10/02 - Ghosted - The Complete First Season
10/02 - The Love Boat - Season Four - Volume One / Volume Two
10/02 - Police Squad! - TV and Movie Collection
10/02 - Saved by the Bell - The Complete Collection
10/16 - Community - The Complete Series (Mill Creek)
10/23 - Alice - The Complete Eighth Season
10/24 - The Odd Couple (2015) - Season Two
10/24 - The Odd Couple (2015) - Season Three
10/31 - The Bad News Bears - The Complete Series - All 26 Episodes
11/01 - Episodes - Season 5
11/05 - Robin Williams - Comic Genius (includes Mork & Mindy)
11/06 - American Dad! - Volume 13
11/20 - Step by Step - The Complete Third Season
11/27 - What I Like About You - The Complete Third Season
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