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

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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