Sunday, January 01, 2017

Week 15 TV Ratings and Analysis; How the Sitcoms Did

2016-17 Week 15 TV Ratings (first three nights Mon-Wed; Thu still prelim): 

Households: #1. CBS 3.67/7 rating/share (-10% in rating from first four nights week 14); #2. NBC  2.39/4 (-55%); #3. ABC 2.09/4 (-13%); #4. Fox 1.19/1 (-11%); #5. The CW 0.49/1 (-4%).
Total Viewers: #1. CBS 5.847 million (-8% from first four nights week 14); #2. NBC 3.625 million (-57%); #3. ABC 3.400 million (-12%); #4. Fox 1.893 million (-10%); #5. The CW 0.789 million (-2%).
Adults 18-49: #1. CBS 0.84/3 rating/share (-13% in rating from first four nights week 14); #2. ABC 0.83/3 (-11%); #3. NBC 0.76/3 (-60%); #4. Fox 0.49/2 (-14%); #5. The CW 0.25/1 (even)

We have previous week's final ratings, Week 14 (12/19/16-12/25/16, LIVE+SD). NBC won the week in A18-49, boosted by two primetime NFL games, and did a 2.22 rating.  ABC was #2 with a 0.86 rating. CBS was #3 with a 0.76 rating, while Fox did just a 0.65 rating.  Among total viewers, NBC was also #1 with 9.003 million, with CBS #2 at 5.196  million.  ABC was #3 with 3.639 and Fox at #4 with only 2.189 million.

For season to-date (9/19/16-12/28/16, LIVE+SD), NBC is 1 in A18-49 with a 2.28 rating, followed by Fox at #2 with a 1.70 rating, which is heavily inflated by a high 7-game World Series. CBS is  #3 with a 1.51 rating and ABC at #4 with a 1.26 rating. Among total viewers it is NBC is now #1 at 8.421 million, followed by CBS at #2 with 8.328 million, as NBC is up to #1 thanks to two NFL games a week. World Series boosted Fox still at #3 with 5.512 million but ABC at #4 is catching up with 5.377 million.

Back to week 15 (Dec. 26-Jan. 1), 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 15 (Dec. 26-Jan. 1) Analysis















Last Sunday (Dec. 25)(Week 14)This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
60 MinutesCBS7:00PM4,704,00014,008,000 (9,304,000)0.562.33 (1.77)REPEAT
The Sound of MusicABC7:00PM
5,359,000 (5,359,000)
1.14 (1.14)
Bob's BurgersFox7:00PM1,158,000
1,158,000 0.35
0.35 REPEAT
Breakthrough PrizeFox7:00PM
1,643,000 (1,643,000)
0.50 (0.50)
Football Night in AmericaNBC7:30PM7,637,0007,009,000 628,000 2.042.05 (0.01)
NBA Post GameABC7:44PM3,228,000
3,228,000 1.06
1.06
Bob's BurgersFox7:30PM1,220,000
1,220,000 0.40
0.40 REPEAT
I Love Lucy XmasCBS8:00PM3,413,00010,373,000 (6,960,000)0.481.40 (0.92)REPEAT vs. NCIS
ABC MovieABC8:00PM3,672,000
3,672,000 1.13
1.13 8-10PM
Football Night in AmericaNBC8:00PM13,263,00012,491,000 772,000 3.674.02 (0.35)
The SimpsonsFox8:00PM1,482,0001,772,000 (290,000)0.500.73 (0.23)REPEAT
Sunday Night FootballNBC8:30PM21,413,00024,148,000 (2,735,000)6.408.09 (1.69)831-1128P
Son of ZornFox8:30PM1,009,0001,353,000 (344,000)0.350.60 (0.25)REPEAT
Dick Van Dyke XmasCBS9:00PM2,496,0009,047,000 (6,551,000)0.301.09 (0.79)REPEAT vs. Madam
To Tell the TruthABC9:00PM

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Family GuyFox9:00PM1,303,0001,510,000 (207,000)0.480.67 (0.19)REPEAT
Last Man on EarthFox9:30PM1,164,0001,137,000 27,000 0.370.43 (0.06)REPEAT
MacGyverCBS10:00PM2,478,0005,078,000 (2,600,000)0.330.75 (0.42)REPEAT vs. Elementary
SpeechlessABC10:00PM2,102,000
2,102,000 0.62
0.62 REPEAT
black-ishABC10:30PM1,955,000
1,955,000 0.53
0.53 REPEAT
DatelineNBC10:00PM

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Monday

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
Kevin Can WaitCBS8:00PM4,872,000
4,872,000 0.83
0.83 REPEAT
Oprah Winfrey SpecialCBS8:00PM
9,466,000 (9,466,000)
1.34 (1.34)
Charlie Brown New YearABC8:00PM3,886,000
3,886,000 0.88
0.88 REPEAT
Great Xmas Light FightABC8:00PM
4,514,000 (4,514,000)
1.07 (1.07)
Hairspray Live!NBC8:00PM2,472,000
2,472,000 0.53
0.53 8-11P REPEAT
America's Got Talent XmasNBC8:00PM
9,538,000 (9,538,000)
1.80 (1.80)
GothamFox8:00PM1,338,0001,509,000 (171,000)0.350.42 (0.07)REPEAT
iHeart RadioCW8:00PM833,000
833,000 0.28
0.28 REPEAT 8-930P
SupergirlCW8:00PM
1,302,000 (1,302,000)
0.37 (0.37)
Man with a PlanCBS8:30PM4,080,000
4,080,000 0.68
0.68 REPEAT
Kevin Can WaitCBS9:00PM3,807,0006,166,000 (2,359,000)0.651.11 (0.46)REPEAT vs. Man
Rudolph's Shiny New YearABC9:00PM2,928,000
2,928,000 0.73
0.73 REPEAT
LuciferFox9:00PM1,591,0001,600,000 (9,000)0.370.43 (0.06)REPEAT
Women's HonorsCW9:00PM
510,000 (510,000)
0.16 (0.16)
Man with a PlanCBS9:30PM3,625,0005,024,000 (1,399,000)0.641.15 (0.51)REPEAT vs. 2 Broke
Whose Line It It?CW9:30PM595,000
595,000 0.21
0.21 REPEAT
ScorpionCBS10:00PM3,544,0007,529,000 (3,985,000)0.551.15 (0.60)REPEAT
Great American BakingABC10:00PM2,316,0002,888,000 (572,000)0.530.69 (0.16)REPEAT
The WallNBC10:00PM
6,532,000 (6,532,000)
1.59 (1.59)










Tuesday

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
NCISCBS8:00PM9,490,0009,757,000 (267,000)1.080.97 0.11 REPEAT
The MiddleABC8:00PM4,544,0003,363,000 1,181,000 0.940.83 0.11 REPEAT vs. Toy Xmas(R)
The WallNBC8:00PM4,795,0005,292,000 (497,000)1.090.77 0.32 REPEAT vs. Buble
Brooklyn Nine-NineFox8:00PM1,527,0002,615,000 (1,088,000)0.470.77 (0.30)REPEAT vs. Ice Age Xmas(R)
The FlashCW8:00PM880,000922,000 (42,000)0.250.29 (0.04)REPEAT vs. Crews
American HousewifeABC8:30PM3,733,0003,646,000 87,000 0.881.00 (0.12)REPEAT vs. Shrek Halls(R)
New GirlFox8:30PM1,111,0001,432,000 (321,000)0.350.51 (0.16)REPEAT
Kennedy Center HonorsCBS9:00PM8,620,000
8,620,000 0.97
0.97 9-11P
BullCBS9:00PM
6,967,000 (6,967,000)
0.77 (0.77)
Fresh off The BoatABC9:00PM3,024,000
3,024,000 0.80
0.80 REPEAT
The YearABC9:00PM
3,811,000 (3,811,000)
1.00 (1.00)
This Is UsNBC9:00PM3,600,000
3,600,000 0.79
0.79 REPEAT
Tony Bennett SpecialNBC9:00PM
6,687,000 (6,687,000)
0.79 (0.79)
BonesFox9:00PM1,749,0001,369,000 380,000 0.410.53 (0.12)REPEAT vs. Scream
No TomorrowCW9:00PM595,000882,000 (287,000)0.160.27 (0.11)REPEAT vs. Commercials(R)
The Real O'NealsABC9:30PM2,425,000
2,425,000 0.70
0.70 REPEAT
BullCBS10:00PM
5,397,000 (5,397,000)
0.70 (0.70)
20/20 SpecialABC10:00PM3,283,000
3,283,000 0.86
0.86
Chicago FireNBC10:00PM2,853,000
2,853,000 0.56
0.56 REPEAT










Wednesday
This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
Undercover BossCBS8:00PM6,721,0005,897,000 824,000 1.131.09 0.04
The GoldbergsABC8:00PM4,261,0004,003,000 258,000 1.030.94 0.09 REPEAT
Law & Order: SVUNBC8:00PM4,527,0002,944,000 1,583,000 0.820.73 0.09 REPEAT vs. Elf Buddy(R)
Foster Farms Bowl PreFox8:00PM1,664,000
1,664,000 0.44
0.44
Lethal WeaponFox8:00PM
3,796,000 (3,796,000)
0.79 (0.79)
ArrowCW8:00PM875,000770,000 105,000 0.270.27 - REPEAT vs. Crews
SpeechlessABC8:30PM3,573,0003,294,000 279,000 0.930.83 0.10 REPEAT vs. American House(R)
Foster Farm's BowlFox8:30PM2,628,000
2,628,000 0.69
0.69 840-1218
MacGyverCBS9:00PM4,209,0005,374,000 (1,165,000)0.701.03 (0.33)REPEAT vs. Boss
Modern FamilyABC9:00PM4,150,0003,939,000 211,000 1.050.92 0.13 REPEAT
Law & Order: SVUNBC9:00PM4,799,0003,302,000 1,497,000 1.010.65 0.36 REPEAT
StarFox9:00PM
2,626,000 (2,626,000)
0.71 (0.71)
SupergirlCW9:00PM836,000627,000 209,000 0.270.19 0.08 REPEAT vs. Arrow(R)
black-ishABC9:30PM3,660,0002,943,000 717,000 0.990.76 0.23 REPEAT vs. O'Neals(R)
Criminal MindsCBS10:00PM3,681,0005,975,000 (2,294,000)0.730.88 (0.15)REPEAT vs. Code Black
Match GameABC10:00PM3,496,0002,712,000 784,000 0.840.60 0.24 REPEAT vs. Game Changers
Chicago P.D.NBC10:00PM4,636,0003,471,000 1,165,000 0.950.67 0.28 REPEAT










Thursday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:00PM9,211,0007,869,000 1,342,000 1.701.23 0.47 REPEAT
Great Holiday BakingABC8:00PM3,651,0005,488,000 (1,837,000)0.701.24 (0.54)REPEAT vs. Charlie Brown(R)
SuperstoreNBC8:00PM3,102,00010,074,000 (6,972,000)0.802.60 (1.80)REPEAT vs. NFL Pre
Hell's KitchenFox8:00PM2,042,0001,920,000 122,000 0.600.54 0.06 REPEAT
Legends of TomorrowCW8:00PM1,038,000782,000 256,000 0.300.23 0.07 REPEAT vs. Crews
The Great IndoorsCBS8:30PM6,122,0004,743,000 1,379,000 1.200.83 0.37 REPEAT
The Good PlaceNBC8:30PM2,439,000
2,439,000 0.60
0.60 REPEAT
NFL Thursday NightNBC8:30PM
17,943,000 (17,943,000)
5.13 (5.13)
MomCBS9:00PM5,513,0005,028,000 485,000 1.000.86 0.14 REPEAT
American HousewifeABC9:00PM2,505,000
2,505,000 0.60
0.60 REPEAT
Great Holiday BakingABC9:00PM
3,918,000 (3,918,000)
0.91 (0.91)
America's Got Talent XmasNBC9:00PM3,565,000
3,565,000 0.70
0.70 9-11P REPEAT
Hell's KitchenFox9:00PM2,009,0001,864,000 145,000 0.700.54 0.16 REPEAT
SupernaturalCW9:00PM724,000658,000 66,000 0.200.20 - REPEAT
Life in PiecesCBS9:30PM4,622,0004,436,000 186,000 0.800.80 - REPEAT
SpeechlessABC9:30PM2,209,000
2,209,000 0.60
0.60 REPEAT
ScorpionCBS10:00PM4,017,000
4,017,000 0.60
0.60 REPEAT
Life in PiecesCBS10:00PM
3,555,000 (3,555,000)
0.65 (0.65)
Modern FamilyABC10:00PM2,463,000
2,463,000 0.70
0.70 REPEAT
Life in PiecesCBS10:30PM
3,211,000 (3,211,000)
0.59 (0.59)
Fresh off the BoatABC10:30PM2,104,000
2,104,000 0.60
0.60 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
MacGyverCBS8:00PM4,529,0004,349,000 180,000 0.600.57 0.03 REPEAT vs. Home
Last Man StandingABC8:00PM4,688,0004,989,000 (301,000)0.700.69 0.01 REPEAT
Caught on CameraNBC8:00PM2,839,000
2,839,000 0.50
0.50
How Grinch Stole XmasNBC8:00PM
4,782,000 (4,782,000)
1.13 (1.13)
BonesFox8:00PM2,111,0001,935,000 176,000 0.400.48 (0.08)REPEAT vs. Taraji & Terr(R)
iHeart RadioCW8:00PM989,000
989,000 0.30
0.30 REPEAT 8-10P
Terry Crews Saves XmasCW8:00PM
637,000 (637,000)
0.16 (0.16)
Dr. KenABC8:30PM3,323,0003,720,000 (397,000)0.500.61 (0.11)REPEAT
How Murray Saved XmasNBC8:30PM
3,651,000 (3,651,000)
0.82 (0.82)
Hawaii Five-0CBS9:00PM5,241,0005,167,000 74,000 0.500.65 (0.15)REPEAT
Shark TankABC9:00PM3,628,0003,842,000 (214,000)0.700.73 (0.03)REPEAT
DatelineNBC9:00PM4,353,0004,250,000 103,000 0.900.78 0.12 9-11P vs. NBC Movie(R)
Sleepy HollowFox9:00PM1,347,000980,000 367,000 0.300.22 0.08 REPEAT
Terry Crews Saves XmasCW9:00PM
562,000 (562,000)
0.15 (0.15)
Blue BloodsCBS10:00PM5,525,0006,343,000 (818,000)0.600.77 (0.17)REPEAT
20/20ABC10:00PM5,094,0004,847,000 247,000 0.800.86 (0.06)
DatelineNBC10:00PM

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Saturday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
Crimetime SaturdayCBS8:00PM2,830,0002,909,000 (79,000)0.400.54 (0.14)REPEAT vs. Oprah(R)
New Year's Rockin EveABC8:00PM6,520,000
6,520,000 1.90
1.90 8-10P
Prep & LandingABC8:00PM
1,864,000 (1,864,000)
0.40 (0.40)
Toast to 2016NBC8:00PM3,640,000
3,640,000 0.80
0.80 8-10P
It's a Wonderful LifeNBC8:00PM
4,522,000 (4,522,000)
1.00 (1.00)
BonesFox8:00PM1,310,000
1,310,000 0.30
0.30 REPEAT
UFC Fight NightFox8:00PM
4,720,000 (4,720,000)
1.63 (1.63)
Prep & Landing 2ABC8:30PM
1,763,000 (1,763,000)
0.41 (0.41)
48 Hours MysteryCBS9:00PM2,910,0002,898,000 12,000 0.400.48 (0.08)REPEAT
CMA Country XmasABC9:00PM
2,837,000 (2,837,000)
0.56 (0.56)
Lethal WeaponFox9:00PM1,470,000
1,470,000 0.30
0.30 REPEAT
48 Hours MysteryCBS10:00PM3,660,0003,131,000 529,000 0.500.48 0.02 REPEAT
New Year's Rockin EveABC10:00PM11,430,000
11,430,000 3.50
3.50
Late Night Seth MeyersNBC10:00PM3,200,000
3,200,000 0.80
0.80


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 15 (Dec. 26-Jan. 1) 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 TheoryCBS8:00PMThu9,211,0001.70REPEAT
The Great IndoorsCBS8:30PMThu6,122,0001.20REPEAT
Modern FamilyABC9:00PMWed4,150,0001.05REPEAT
The GoldbergsABC8:00PMWed4,261,0001.03REPEAT
MomCBS9:00PMThu5,513,0001.00REPEAT
black-ishABC9:30PMWed3,660,0000.99REPEAT
The MiddleABC8:00PMTue4,544,0000.94REPEAT
SpeechlessABC8:30PMWed3,573,0000.93REPEAT
American HousewifeABC8:30PMTue3,733,0000.88REPEAT
Kevin Can WaitCBS8:00PMMon4,872,0000.83REPEAT
Life In PiecesCBS9:30PMThu4,622,0000.80REPEAT
Fresh off the BoatABC9:00PMTue3,024,0000.80REPEAT
SuperstoreNBC8:00PMThu3,102,0000.80REPEAT
Modern FamilyABC10:00PMThu2,463,0000.70REPEAT
The Real O'NealsABC9:30PMTue2,425,0000.70REPEAT
Last Man StandingABC8:00PMFri4,688,0000.7REPEAT
Man with a PlanCBS8:30PMMon4,080,0000.68REPEAT
Kevin Can WaitCBS9:00PMMon3,807,0000.65REPEAT
Man with a PlanCBS9:30PMMon3,625,0000.64REPEAT
SpeechlessABC10:00PMSun2,102,0000.62REPEAT
American HousewifeABC9:00PMThu2,505,0000.60REPEAT
SpeechlessABC9:30PMThu2,209,0000.60REPEAT
Fresh off the BoatABC10:30PMThu2,104,0000.60REPEAT
The Good PlaceNBC8:30PMThu2,439,0000.60REPEAT
black-ishABC10:30PMSun1,955,0000.53REPEAT
The SimpsonsFox8:00PMSun1,482,0000.50REPEAT
Son of ZornFox8:30PMSun1,009,0000.50REPEAT
Dr. KenABC8:30PMFri3,323,0000.5REPEAT
Family GuyFox9:00PMSun1,303,0000.48REPEAT
I Love Lucy XmasCBS8:00PMSun3,413,0000.48REPEAT
Brooklyn Nine-NineFox8:00PMTue1,527,0000.47REPEAT
Bob's BurgersFox7:30PMSun1,220,0000.40REPEAT
The Last Man on EarthFox9:30PMSun1,164,0000.37REPEAT
New GirlFox8:30PMTue1,111,0000.35REPEAT
Animation DominationFox7:00PMSun1,158,0000.35REPEAT
Dick Van Dyke XmasCBS9:00PMSun2,496,0000.30REPEAT
2 Broke GirlsCBS9:00PMMon

preempted
The Odd CoupleCBS9:30PMMon

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


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Friday, August 18

  • T.J. Miller (Silicon Valley/The Goodwin Games/Carpoolers) - Watch T.J. on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Billy Eichner (Difficult People) - Billy is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Jane Krakowski (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt/30 Rock) - Jane appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Jeff Garlin (The Goldbergs/Curb Your Enthusiasm) - Jeff visits LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Jussie Smollett (On Our Own) - Jussie is a guest on a repeat of The Wendy Williams Show at 2am on BET or on your local stations.
  • Randall Park (Fresh Off the Boat) - Randall appears on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Kristen Bell (The Good Place) - Kristen is a guest on a repeat of The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Jason Jones (The Detour) - Jason appears on a repeat of Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Brandy (Moesha/The Game/Thea) - Brandy talks about Broadway's Chicago on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Demi Lovato (Sonny with a Chance) - Demi performs on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Nat Wolff (The Naked Brothers Band) - Nat talks about Leap and Home Again on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Geena Davis (Buffalo Bill/The Geena Davis Show) - Geena talks about Marjorie Prime on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.