Sunday, January 08, 2017

Week 16 TV Ratings and Analysis; How the Sitcoms Did

2016-17 Week 16 TV Ratings (first three nights Mon-Wed; Thu still prelim): 

Households: #1. CBS 5.27/9 rating/share (+45% in rating from first four nights week 15); #2. NBC  3.75/6 (+65%); #3. ABC 3.18/5 (+58%); #4. Fox 2.37/4 (+98%); #5. The CW 0.48/1 (-6%).
Total Viewers: #1. CBS 8.477 million (+47% from first four nights week 15); #2. NBC 6.000 million (+69%); #3. ABC 5.206 million (+60%); #4. Fox 3.855 million (+101%); #5. The CW 0.743 million (-8%).
Adults 18-49: #1. ABC 1.56/5 rating/share (+97% in rating from first four nights week 15); #2. NBC 1.44/5 (+95%); #3. CBS 1.31/4 (+51%); #4. Fox 1.17/4 (+121%); #5. The CW 0.23/1 (-4%)

We have previous week's final ratings, Week 15 (12/26/16-1/1/17, LIVE+SD). NBC won the week in A18-49, boosted by a prime NFL game, and did a 1.63 rating.  ABC was #2 with a 0.99 rating. Fox  was #3 with a 0.92 rating, while CBS did just a 0.85 rating.  Among total viewers, NBC was also #1 with 6.211 million, with CBS #2 at 5.754  million.  ABC was #3 with 4.148 and Fox at #4 with only 3.186  million.

For season to-date (9/19/16-1/4/17, LIVE+SD), NBC is 1 in A18-49 with a 2.26 rating, followed by Fox at #2 with a 1.67 rating, which is heavily inflated by a high 7-game World Series. CBS is  #3 with a 1.48 rating and ABC at #4 with a 1.26 rating. Among total viewers it is NBC is now #1 at 8.341 million, followed by CBS at #2 with 8.229 million, as NBC is up to #1 thanks to two NFL games a week. World Series boosted Fox still at #3 with 5.423 million but ABC at #4 is catching up with 5.344 million.

Back to week 16 (Jan. 2-8), 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 16 (Jan. 2-8) Analysis















Last Sunday (Jan. 1)(Week 15)This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
60 MinutesCBS7:41PM11,719,0004,704,000 7,015,000 1.670.56 1.11 vs. REPEAT
AFVABC7:00PM5,827,000
5,827,000 0.97
0.97
Bob's BurgersFox7:00PM
1,158,000 (1,158,000)
0.35 (0.35)
Football Night in AmericaNBC7:30PM5,113,0007,637,000 (2,524,000)1.552.04 (0.49)
NBA Post GameABC7:44PM
3,228,000 (3,228,000)
1.06 (1.06)
The OTFox7:47PM11,250,0001,220,000 10,030,000 3.540.40 3.14 vs. Bobs(R)
RansomCBS8:41PM6,652,0003,413,000 3,239,000 0.850.48 0.37 PREMIERE vs. Lucy(R)
Bachelor CountdownABC8:00PM3,121,000
3,121,000 0.83
0.83
ABC MovieABC8:00PM
3,672,000 (3,672,000)
1.13 (1.13)
Football Night in AmericaNBC8:00PM11,724,00013,263,000 (1,539,000)3.723.67 0.05
The MickFox8:00PM8,579,0001,482,000 7,097,000 2.810.50 2.31 PREMIERE vs. Simpsons(R)
Sunday Night FootballNBC8:30PM23,820,00021,413,000 2,407,000 7.406.40 1.00 831-1135P
Brooklyn Nine-NineFox8:30PM3,486,000
3,486,000 1.34
1.34 1-HOUR
Son of ZornFox8:30PM
1,009,000 (1,009,000)
0.35 (0.35)
Pure GeniusCBS9:41PM5,461,0002,496,000 2,965,000 0.690.30 0.39 vs. Van Dyke(R)
To Tell the TruthABC9:00PM3,729,000
3,729,000 0.75
0.75 PREMIERE
Family GuyFox9:00PM
1,303,000 (1,303,000)
0.48 (0.48)
Family GuyFox9:30PM2,206,0001,164,000 1,042,000 0.900.37 0.53 REPEAT vs. Last Man(R)
NCIS: LACBS10:41PM4,467,0002,478,000 1,989,000 0.650.33 0.32 REPEAT vs. MacGyver(R)
ConvictionABC10:00PM2,056,000
2,056,000 0.40
0.40
SpeechlessABC10:00PM
2,102,000 (2,102,000)
0.62 (0.62)
black-ishABC10:30PM
1,955,000 (1,955,000)
0.53 (0.53)
DatelineNBC10:00PM

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Monday

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
Kevin Can WaitCBS8:00PM7,356,0004,872,000 2,484,000 1.380.83 0.55 vs. REPEAT
The BachelorABC8:00PM6,620,000
6,620,000 2.14
2.14 PREMIERE 8-10P
Charlie Brown New YearABC8:00PM
3,886,000 (3,886,000)
0.88 (0.88)
Celebrity ApprenticeNBC8:00PM4,952,000
4,952,000 1.31
1.31 PREMIERE 8-10P
Hairspray Live!NBC8:00PM
2,472,000 (2,472,000)
0.53 (0.53)
MasterChefFox8:00PM2,921,000
2,921,000 0.94
0.94 8-10P
GothamFox8:00PM
1,338,000 (1,338,000)
0.35 (0.35)
iHeart RadioCW8:00PM787,000833,000 (46,000)0.260.28 (0.02)REPEAT 8-10P vs. 8-930P
SupergirlCW8:00PM

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Man with a PlanCBS8:30PM6,551,0004,080,000 2,471,000 1.240.68 0.56 vs. REPEAT
2 Broke GirlsCBS9:00PM5,876,0003,807,000 2,069,000 1.330.65 0.68 vs. Kevin(R)
Rudolph's Shiny New YearABC9:00PM
2,928,000 (2,928,000)
0.73 (0.73)
LuciferFox9:00PM
1,591,000 (1,591,000)
0.37 (0.37)
Women's HonorsCW9:00PM

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The Odd CoupleCBS9:30PM5,328,0003,625,000 1,703,000 0.980.64 0.34 vs. Man(R)
Whose Line It It?CW9:30PM
595,000 (595,000)
0.21 (0.21)
ScorpionCBS10:00PM7,366,0003,544,000 3,822,000 1.200.55 0.65 vs. REPEAT
Jimmy Kimmel SpecialABC10:00PM3,560,0002,316,000 1,244,000 1.040.53 0.51 vs. Baking(R)
The WallNBC10:00PM4,527,000
4,527,000 1.19
1.19










Tuesday

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
NCISCBS8:00PM15,794,0009,490,000 6,304,000 1.821.08 0.74 vs. REPEAT
The MiddleABC8:00PM6,618,0004,544,000 2,074,000 1.670.94 0.73 vs. REPEAT
The WallNBC8:00PM6,792,0004,795,000 1,997,000 1.731.09 0.64 vs. REPEAT
New GirlFox8:00PM2,476,0001,527,000 949,000 1.070.47 0.60 vs. Brooklyn(R)
The FlashCW8:00PM964,000880,000 84,000 0.310.25 0.06 REPEAT
American HousewifeABC8:30PM5,620,0003,733,000 1,887,000 1.600.88 0.72 vs. REPEAT
The MickFox8:30PM3,374,0001,111,000 2,263,000 1.280.35 0.93 vs. New Girl(R)
BullCBS9:00PM11,304,000
11,304,000 1.54
1.54
Kennedy Center HonorsCBS9:00PM
8,620,000 (8,620,000)
0.97 (0.97)
Fresh off The BoatABC9:00PM4,369,0003,024,000 1,345,000 1.350.80 0.55 vs. REPEAT
Chicago FireNBC9:00PM7,621,0003,600,000 4,021,000 1.650.79 0.86 vs. This Is Us(R)
BonesFox9:00PM3,432,0001,749,000 1,683,000 0.920.41 0.51 PREMIERE vs. REPEAT
No TomorrowCW9:00PM508,000595,000 (87,000)0.160.16 - vs. REPEAT
The Real O'NealsABC9:30PM3,285,0002,425,000 860,000 1.030.70 0.33 vs. REPEAT
NCIS: NOCBS10:00PM9,623,000
9,623,000 1.24
1.24
David Blaine SpecialABC10:00PM2,207,0003,283,000 (1,076,000)0.660.86 (0.20)REPEAT vs. 20/20
Chicago P.D.NBC10:00PM7,894,0002,853,000 5,041,000 1.740.56 1.18 vs. Fire(R)










Wednesday
This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
Undercover BossCBS8:00PM6,406,0006,721,000 (315,000)1.211.13 0.08
The GoldbergsABC8:00PM6,730,0004,261,000 2,469,000 1.931.03 0.90 vs. REPEAT
BlindspotNBC8:00PM5,139,0004,527,000 612,000 1.090.82 0.27 vs. SVU(R)
Lethal WeaponFox8:00PM6,206,000
6,206,000 1.46
1.46
Foster Farms Bowl PreFox8:00PM
1,664,000 (1,664,000)
0.44 (0.44)
ArrowCW8:00PM745,000875,000 (130,000)0.240.27 (0.03)REPEAT
SpeechlessABC8:30PM5,748,0003,573,000 2,175,000 1.700.93 0.77 vs. REPEAT
Foster Farm's BowlFox8:30PM
2,628,000 (2,628,000)
0.69 (0.69)
Criminal MindsCBS9:00PM7,265,0004,209,000 3,056,000 1.350.70 0.65 vs. MacGyver(R)
Modern FamilyABC9:00PM7,568,0004,150,000 3,418,000 2.351.05 1.30 vs. REPEAT
Law & Order: SVUNBC9:00PM5,823,0004,799,000 1,024,000 1.471.01 0.46 vs. REPEAT
StarFox9:00PM4,716,000
4,716,000 1.59
1.59
FrequencyCW9:00PM667,000836,000 (169,000)0.190.27 (0.08)vs. Supergirl(R)
black-ishABC9:30PM5,791,0003,660,000 2,131,000 1.670.99 0.68 vs. REPEAT
Code BlackCBS10:00PM5,975,0003,681,000 2,294,000 0.950.73 0.22 vs. Minds(R)
Match GameABC10:00PM4,897,0003,496,000 1,401,000 1.350.84 0.51 PREMIERE vs. REPEAT
Chicago P.D.NBC10:00PM6,297,0004,636,000 1,661,000 1.450.95 0.50 vs. REPEAT










Thursday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:00PM16,663,0009,233,000 7,430,000 3.601.66 1.94 vs. REPEAT
Great Holiday BakingABC8:00PM5,015,0003,632,000 1,383,000 1.000.72 0.28 vs. REPEAT
SuperstoreNBC8:00PM4,455,0002,990,000 1,465,000 1.200.76 0.44 vs. REPEAT
Hell's KitchenFox8:00PM3,680,0002,021,000 1,659,000 1.200.64 0.56 vs. REPEAT
Legends of TomorrowCW8:00PM1,027,0001,010,000 17,000 0.300.25 0.05 REPEAT
The Great IndoorsCBS8:30PM9,674,0005,998,000 3,676,000 1.901.14 0.76 vs. REPEAT
The Good PlaceNBC8:30PM3,554,0002,383,000 1,171,000 1.000.62 0.38 vs. REPEAT
MomCBS9:00PM8,459,0005,479,000 2,980,000 1.700.95 0.75 vs. REPEAT
Truth and Lies MenendezABC9:00PM7,015,000
7,015,000 1.60
1.60 9-11P
American HousewifeABC9:00PM
2,527,000 (2,527,000)
0.64 (0.64)
Chicago MedNBC9:00PM6,219,000
6,219,000 1.20
1.20
AGT HolidayNBC9:00PM
3,586,000 (3,586,000)
0.70 (0.70)
Hell's KitchenFox9:00PM3,464,0002,003,000 1,461,000 1.100.73 0.37 vs. REPEAT
SupernaturalCW9:00PM802,000717,000 85,000 0.200.19 0.01 REPEAT
Life in PiecesCBS9:30PM6,707,0004,607,000 2,100,000 1.400.83 0.57 vs. REPEAT
SpeechlessABC9:30PM
2,230,000 (2,230,000)
0.59 (0.59)
Pure GeniusCBS10:00PM5,317,0003,994,000 1,323,000 0.800.62 0.18 vs. Scorpion(R)
Modern FamilyABC10:00PM
2,455,000 (2,455,000)
0.71 (0.71)
Fresh off the BoatABC10:30PM
2,093,000 (2,093,000)
0.60 (0.60)
The BlacklistNBC10:00PM5,183,000
5,183,000 1.00
1.00










Friday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
MacGyverCBS8:00PM8,478,0004,523,000 3,955,000 1.200.58 0.62 vs. REPEAT
Last Man StandingABC8:00PM7,709,0004,696,000 3,013,000 1.500.68 0.82 vs. REPEAT
GrimmNBC8:00PM4,460,0002,767,000 1,693,000 0.900.48 0.42 PREMIERE vs. Caught
RosewoodFox8:00PM3,049,0002,086,000 963,000 0.600.43 0.17 vs. Bones(R)
Crazy Ex-GirlfriendCW8:00PM705,000
705,000 0.20
0.20
iHeart RadioCW8:00PM
968,000 (968,000)
0.27 (0.27)
Dr. KenABC8:30PM5,534,0003,283,000 2,251,000 1.100.53 0.57 vs. REPEAT
Hawaii Five-0CBS9:00PM10,021,0005,250,000 4,771,000 1.200.54 0.66 vs. REPEAT
Shark TankABC9:00PM5,879,0003,682,000 2,197,000 1.400.72 0.68 vs. REPEAT
Emerald CityNBC9:00PM4,475,0004,379,000 96,000 1.100.87 0.23 PREMIERE 9-11P vs. Dateline
Sleepy HollowFox9:00PM2,206,0001,336,000 870,000 0.600.32 0.28 vs. REPEAT
Crazy Ex-GirlfriendCW9:00PM582,000
582,000 0.20
0.20
Blue BloodsCBS10:00PM10,711,0005,544,000 5,167,000 1.300.58 0.72 vs. REPEAT
20/20ABC10:00PM6,372,0005,115,000 1,257,000 1.400.77 0.63
DatelineNBC10:00PM

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Saturday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
RansomCBS8:00PM3,264,0002,864,000 400,000 0.400.41 (0.01)vs. Crimetime
To Tell the TruthABC8:00PM5,288,000
5,288,000 1.40
1.40 REPEAT
New Year's Rockin EveABC8:00PM
6,608,000 (6,608,000)
1.86 (1.86)
NFL Playoffs PreNBC8:00PM20,188,000
20,188,000 6.00
6.00
Toast to 2016NBC8:00PM
3,725,000 (3,725,000)
0.87 (0.87)
Sleepy HollowFox8:00PM1,038,0001,297,000 (259,000)0.300.28 0.02 REPEAT vs. Bones(R)
NBC NFL Wild CardNBC8:15PM26,500,000
26,500,000 9.30
9.30 815-11P
Crimetime SaturdayCBS9:00PM2,947,0002,898,000 49,000 0.400.35 0.05 REPEAT vs. 48 Hrs(R)
Truth and LiesABC9:00PM3,606,000
3,606,000 0.80
0.80 9-11P REPEAT
StarFox9:00PM996,0001,487,000 (491,000)0.300.32 (0.02)REPEAT vs. Lethal(R)
48 Hours MysteryCBS10:00PM3,463,0003,560,000 (97,000)0.500.45 0.05 vs. REPEAT
New Year's Rockin EveABC10:00PM
11,556,000 (11,556,000)
3.59 (3.59)
Late Night Seth MeyersNBC10:00PM
3,224,000 (3,224,000)
0.83 (0.83)


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 16 (Jan. 2-8) 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 TheoryCBS8:00PMThu16,663,0003.60
The MickFox8:00PMSun8,579,0002.81PREMIERE
Modern FamilyABC9:00PMWed7,568,0002.35
The GoldbergsABC8:00PMWed6,730,0001.93
The Great IndoorsCBS8:30PMThu9,674,0001.90
MomCBS9:00PMThu8,459,0001.70
SpeechlessABC8:30PMWed5,748,0001.70
black-ishABC9:30PMWed5,791,0001.67
The MiddleABC8:00PMTue6,618,0001.67
American HousewifeABC8:30PMTue5,620,0001.60
Last Man StandingABC8:00PMFri7,709,0001.5
Life In PiecesCBS9:30PMThu6,707,0001.40
Kevin Can WaitCBS8:00PMMon7,356,0001.38
Fresh off the BoatABC9:00PMTue4,369,0001.35
Brooklyn Nine-NineFox8:30PMSun3,486,0001.341 HOUR
2 Broke GirlsCBS9:00PMMon5,876,0001.33
The MickFox8:30PMTue3,374,0001.28
Man with a PlanCBS8:30PMMon6,551,0001.24
SuperstoreNBC8:00PMThu4,455,0001.20
Dr. KenABC8:30PMFri5,534,0001.1
New GirlFox8:00PMTue2,476,0001.07
The Real O'NealsABC9:30PMTue3,285,0001.03
The Good PlaceNBC8:30PMThu3,554,0001.00
The Odd CoupleCBS9:30PMMon5,328,0000.98
Family GuyFox9:30PMSun2,206,0000.90REPEAT
The SimpsonsFox8:00PMSun

preempted
Son of ZornFox8:30PMSun

preempted
Bob's BurgersFox7:30PMSun

preempted
The Last Man on EarthFox9:30PMSun

preempted
Animation DominationFox7:00PMSun

preempted
Kevin Can WaitCBS9:00PMMon


Man with a PlanCBS9:30PMMon


SpeechlessABC10:00PMSun


American HousewifeABC9:00PMThu


SpeechlessABC9:30PMThu


Fresh off the BoatABC10:30PMThu


black-ishABC10:30PMSun


I Love Lucy XmasCBS8:00PMSun


Dick Van Dyke XmasCBS9:00PMSun


Great NewsNBC8:00PMThu


MarlonNBC9:30PMThu


PowerlessNBC8:30PMTue


Trial & ErrorsNBC9:00PMTue


Superior DonutsCBS9:30PMThu


Downward DogABC9:00PMTue


Imaginary MaryABC9:30PMTue


Making HistoryFox8:30PMSun



SOURCE: Nielsen Media Research


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Thursday, September 20

The Big Bang Theory - "The Bow Tie Asymmetry" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Amy’s parents and Sheldon’s family arrive for the wedding, everybody is focused on making sure all goes according to plan – everyone except the bride and groom.

Young Sheldon - "Vanilla Ice Cream, Gentleman Callers, and a Dinette Set" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Meemaw is pursued by two gentlemen callers (guest stars Richard Kind and Wallace Shawn), Sheldon interferes, forcing her to set some ground rules.

The Good Place - "The Burrito" (NBC, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Eleanor (Kristen Bell), Chidi (William Jackson Harper), Tahani (Jameela Jamil) and Jason (Manny Jacinto) consider just how much they have (or have not) improved. Michael (Ted Danson) is left to deal with the consequences of his recent actions.

The Good Place - "Somewhere Else" (NBC, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Michael (Ted Danson) tries to pull a rabbit out of a hat.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of September 17)

Thursday, September 20

  • Tiffany Haddish (The Last O.G./The Carmichael Show) - Catch Tiffany on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. She also talks about Night School on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.
  • Iain Armitage (Young Sheldon) - Iain appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. He will also be on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Johnny Galecki (The Big Bang Theory/Roseanne) - Johnny drops by The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Reid Scott (Veep/My Boys/It's All Relative) - Reid is a guest on Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Jeff Garlin (The Goldbergs/Curb Your Enthusiasm) - Jeff stops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Queen Latifah (Living Single) - Queen Latifah visits Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Issa Rae (Insecure) - Issa appears on The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Nancy Travis (Last Man Standing/The Bill Engvall Show/Becker/Work with Me/Almost Perfect) - Nancy is a guest on Access Live, so check your local listings.
  • Tony Danza (Taxi/Who's the Boss?/Hudson Street/The Tony Danza Show) - Tony talks about his new Netflix show The Good Cop on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Sarayu Rao (I Feel Bad/Sons of Tucson) - Sarayu talks about NBC's I Feel Bad on the BUILD Series at 1pm and on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Peyton List (Bunk'd/Jessie) - Peyton talks about Happy Together on Chatter at 8pm.
  • Jane Lynch (Angel from Hell) - Jane talks about Two Lost Souls on Couch Surfing at 8am.
  • Jane Fonda (Grace and Frankie) - Jane talks about Jane Fonda in Five Acts on GMA Day on ABC at 1pm.
  • Danny DeVito (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia/Taxi) - Danny is a guest on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (August/September)

The Big Bang Theory - The Complete Eleventh Season The Middle - The Complete Ninth Season Modern Family - The Complete Ninth Season Step by Step - The Complete Second Season Perfect Strangers - The Complete Fifth Season

08/07 - Happy Endings - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
08/15 - A.P. Bio - Season One
08/28 - Brooklyn Nine-Nine - Season Five
08/28 - Man Seeking Woman - The Complete Third Season
09/04 - It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia - The Complete Season 12
09/04 - Mom - The Complete Fifth Season
09/04 - Silicon Valley - The Complete Fifth Season
09/04 - Superstore - Season Three
09/04 - Young Sheldon - The Complete First Season
09/11 - The Big Bang Theory - The Complete Eleventh Season (Blu-ray)
09/11 - The Middle - The Complete Ninth Season
09/11 - Modern Family - The Complete Ninth Season
09/11 - People of Earth - The Complete Second Season
09/18 - Community - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
09/18 - Step by Step - The Complete Second Season
09/18 - You're the Worst - The Complete Fourth Season
09/25 - Blondie - The Complete 1957 Television Series
09/25 - Perfect Strangers - The Complete Fifth Season
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