Sunday, January 15, 2017

Week 17 TV Ratings and Analysis; How the Sitcoms Did

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

Households: #1. CBS 4.21/7 rating/share (-20% in rating from first four nights week 16); #2. NBC  3.55/6 (-2%); #3. ABC 3.39/6 (-2%); #4. Fox 2.20/4 (-5%); #5. The CW 0.59/1 (+13%).
Total Viewers: #1. CBS 6.614 million (-23% from first four nights week 16); #2. NBC 5.628 million (-3%); #3. ABC 5.341 million (-3%); #4. Fox 3.495 million (-8%); #5. The CW 0.932 million (+15%).
Adults 18-49: #1. ABC 1.40/5 rating/share (-8% in rating from first four nights week 16); #2. NBC 1.36/5 (even); #3. CBS 1.09/4 (-23%); #4. Fox 1.04/4 (-11%); #5. The CW 0.25/1 (even)

We have previous week's final ratings, Week 16 (1/2/17-1/8/17, LIVE+SD). NBC won the week in A18-49, boosted by a prime NFL playoff game, and did a 2.79 rating.  Fox was #2 with a 1.94 rating, helped by playoff NFL overrun on Sunday.  ABC was #3 with a 1.31 rating, while CBS did a 1.18 rating.  Among total viewers, NBC was also #1 with 10.322 million, with CBS #2 at 7.921  million.  Fox was #3 with 6.115 million and ABC at #4 with 5.152 million.

For season to-date (9/19/16-1/12/17, LIVE+SD), NBC is 1 in A18-49 with a 2.28 rating, followed by Fox at #2 with a 1.68 rating, which is heavily inflated by a high 7-game World Series. CBS is  #3 with a 1.45 rating and ABC at #4 with a 1.26 rating. Among total viewers it is NBC is now #1 at 8.440 million, followed by CBS at #2 with 8.153 million, as NBC is up to #1 thanks to two NFL games a week. World Series boosted Fox still at #3 with 5.441 million but ABC at #4 is catching up with 5.336 million.

Back to week 17 (Jan. 9-15), 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 17 (Jan. 9-15) Analysis















Last Sunday (Jan. 8)(Week 16)This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
60 MinutesCBS7:00PM8,218,00011,719,000(3,501,000)0.991.67(0.68)
AFVABC7:00PM4,591,0005,827,000(1,236,000)0.850.97(0.12)
Bob's BurgersFox7:00PM

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Golden Globe ArrivalsNBC7:00PM6,120,000
6,120,000 1.29
1.29
Football Night in AmericaNBC7:30PM
5,113,000(5,113,000)
1.55(1.55)
The OTFox7:47PM
11,250,000(11,250,000)
3.54(3.54)
NCIS: LACBS8:00PM10,406,0006,652,0003,754,000 1.320.850.47 vs. Ransom
To Tell the TruthABC8:00PM4,624,0003,121,0001,503,000 1.000.830.17 vs. Bach Countdown
Golden GlobesNBC8:00PM20,014,000
20,014,000 5.57
5.57 8-11P
Football Night in AmericaNBC8:00PM
11,724,000(11,724,000)
3.72(3.72)
NFL Post GameFox8:02PM21,523,000
21,523,000 7.45
7.45
The SimpsonsFox8:10PM8,187,0008,579,000(392,000)3.462.810.65 vs. Mick
Sunday Night FootballNBC8:30PM
23,820,000(23,820,000)
7.40(7.40)831-1135P
Son of ZornFox8:40PM4,263,000
4,263,000 1.84
1.84
Brooklyn Nine-NineFox8:30PM
3,486,000(3,486,000)
1.34(1.34)
Madam SecretaryCBS9:00PM9,001,0005,461,0003,540,000 0.900.690.21 vs. Pure
To Tell the TruthABC9:00PM4,289,0003,729,000560,000 1.020.750.27
Family GuyFox9:10PM3,996,000
3,996,000 1.80
1.80
Bob's BurgersFox9:40PM3,581,0002,206,0001,375,000 1.490.900.59 vs. Family(R)
ElementaryCBS10:00PM5,137,0004,467,000670,000 0.670.650.02 vs. NCIS LA(R)
ConvictionABC10:00PM2,699,0002,056,000643,000 0.510.400.11
DatelineNBC10:00PM

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Monday

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:00PM8,580,0007,356,0001,224,000 1.591.380.21 REPEAT vs. Kevin
The BachelorABC8:00PM6,542,0006,620,000(78,000)2.102.14(0.04)8-10P
Celebrity ApprenticeNBC8:00PM3,912,0004,952,000(1,040,000)1.061.31(0.25)8-10P
Hairspray Live!NBC8:00PM

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Showtime at ApolloFox8:00PM2,331,0002,921,000(590,000)0.670.94(0.27)REPEAT 8-10P vs. MasterChef
SupergirlCW8:00PM1,200,000
1,200,000 0.29
0.29 REPEAT
iHeart RadioCW8:00PM
787,000(787,000)
0.26(0.26)
Kevin Can WaitCBS8:30PM5,781,0006,551,000(770,000)1.161.24(0.08)REPEAT vs. Man
Man with a PlanCBS9:00PM5,032,0005,876,000(844,000)0.991.33(0.34)REPEAT vs. 2 Broke
LuciferFox9:00PM

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Penn & Teller Fool UsCW9:00PM1,135,000
1,135,000 0.30
0.30 REPEAT
The Odd CoupleCBS9:30PM5,039,0005,328,000(289,000)1.000.980.02
ScorpionCBS10:00PM4,886,0007,366,000(2,480,000)0.681.20(0.52)REPEAT
Big FanABC10:00PM3,484,000
3,484,000 0.97
0.97 PREMIERE
Big FanABC10:30PM2,754,000
2,754,000 0.74
0.74
Jimmy Kimmel SpecialABC10:00PM
3,560,000(3,560,000)
1.04(1.04)
The WallNBC10:00PM2,760,0004,527,000(1,767,000)0.801.19(0.39)










Tuesday

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
NCISCBS8:00PM10,089,00015,794,000(5,705,000)1.051.82(0.77)REPEAT
The MiddleABC8:00PM7,297,0006,618,000679,000 1.681.670.01
The WallNBC8:00PM6,996,0006,792,000204,000 1.731.73-
New GirlFox8:00PM2,481,0002,476,0005,000 1.111.070.04
The FlashCW8:00PM1,087,000964,000123,000 0.310.31- REPEAT
American HousewifeABC8:30PM5,934,0005,620,000314,000 1.491.60(0.11)
The MickFox8:30PM2,971,0003,374,000(403,000)1.161.28(0.12)
BullCBS9:00PM
11,304,000(11,304,000)
1.54(1.54)
Fresh off The BoatABC9:00PM
4,369,000(4,369,000)
1.35(1.35)
Chicago FireNBC9:00PM
7,621,000(7,621,000)
1.65(1.65)
BonesFox9:55PM3,310,0003,432,000(122,000)0.880.92(0.04)
No TomorrowCW9:00PM695,000508,000187,000 0.210.160.05
The Real O'NealsABC9:30PM
3,285,000(3,285,000)
1.03(1.03)
The Big Bang TheoryCBS9:55PM5,478,000
5,478,000 0.87
0.87 REPEAT
NCIS: NOCBS10:25PM5,156,0009,623,000(4,467,000)0.661.24(0.58)REPEAT
Agents of SHIELDABC10:00PM2,715,0002,207,000508,000 0.820.660.16 vs. Blaine(R)
This Is UsNBC10:00PM10,480,0007,894,0002,586,000 3.021.741.28 vs. PD










Wednesday
This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
Undercover BossCBS8:00PM6,075,0006,406,000(331,000)1.101.21(0.11)
The GoldbergsABC8:00PM6,915,0006,730,000185,000 1.971.930.04
BlindspotNBC8:00PM5,007,0005,139,000(132,000)1.001.09(0.09)
Lethal WeaponFox8:00PM6,479,0006,206,000273,000 1.421.46(0.04)
ArrowCW8:00PM737,000745,000(8,000)0.200.24(0.04)REPEAT
SpeechlessABC8:30PM5,926,0005,748,000178,000 1.751.700.05
Criminal MindsCBS9:00PM7,536,0007,265,000271,000 1.411.350.06
Modern FamilyABC9:00PM7,589,0007,568,00021,000 2.332.35(0.02)
Law & Order: SVUNBC9:00PM6,047,0005,823,000224,000 1.401.47(0.07)
StarFox9:00PM4,247,0004,716,000(469,000)1.391.59(0.20)
FrequencyCW9:00PM739,000667,00072,000 0.210.190.02
black-ishABC9:30PM5,684,0005,791,000(107,000)1.701.670.03
Code BlackCBS10:00PM6,331,0005,975,000356,000 0.910.95(0.04)
Match GameABC10:00PM4,181,0004,897,000(716,000)1.091.35(0.26)
Chicago P.D.NBC10:00PM6,603,0006,297,000306,000 1.471.450.02










Thursday
This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:00PM10,260,00016,804,000(6,544,000)1.883.61(1.73)REPEAT
Great Holiday BakingABC8:00PM5,187,0005,001,000186,000 1.001.01(0.01)FINALE
SuperstoreNBC8:00PM4,332,0004,428,000(96,000)1.211.25(0.04)
Hell's KitchenFox8:00PM3,973,0003,644,000329,000 1.241.190.05
Legends of TomorrowCW8:00PM1,072,000978,00094,000 0.300.270.03 REPEAT
The Great IndoorsCBS8:30PM7,145,0009,461,000(2,316,000)1.421.89(0.47)
The Good PlaceNBC8:30PM3,642,0003,533,000109,000 1.071.040.03
MomCBS9:00PM7,386,0008,499,000(1,113,000)1.351.66(0.31)
Taking the StageABC9:00PM5,344,0007,053,000(1,709,000)0.951.66(0.71)9-11P vs. Truth & Lies
Chicago MedNBC9:00PM6,867,0006,233,000634,000 1.281.160.12
My Kitchen RulesFox9:00PM2,511,0003,491,000(980,000)0.931.13(0.20)PREMIERE vs. Hell's
SupernaturalCW9:00PM790,000802,000(12,000)0.240.230.01 REPEAT
Life in PiecesCBS9:30PM5,949,0006,742,000(793,000)1.161.39(0.23)
Pure GeniusCBS10:00PM5,149,0005,242,000(93,000)0.880.820.06
20/20ABC10:00PM

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The BlacklistNBC10:00PM5,341,0005,210,000131,000 1.021.010.01










Friday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
MacGyverCBS8:00PM7,715,0008,416,000(701,000)1.101.24(0.14)
Last Man StandingABC8:00PM7,240,0007,752,000(512,000)1.301.49(0.19)
GrimmNBC8:00PM4,302,0004,485,000(183,000)0.800.92(0.12)
RosewoodFox8:00PM2,855,0003,028,000(173,000)0.700.610.09
The Vampire DiariesCW8:00PM1,001,000660,000341,000 0.400.200.20 vs. Crazy Ex
Dr. KenABC8:30PM4,913,0005,479,000(566,000)0.901.14(0.24)
Hawaii Five-0CBS9:00PM9,544,00010,100,000(556,000)1.101.26(0.16)
Shark TankABC9:00PM5,794,0005,785,0009,000 1.301.37(0.07)
Emerald CityNBC9:00PM3,294,0004,485,000(1,191,000)0.801.00(0.20)vs. 9-11P
Sleepy HollowFox9:00PM2,147,0002,186,000(39,000)0.600.570.03
Crazy Ex-GirlfriendCW9:00PM784,000585,000199,000 0.300.210.09
Blue BloodsCBS10:00PM10,340,00010,777,000(437,000)1.301.34(0.04)
20/20ABC10:00PM5,807,0006,259,000(452,000)1.101.33(0.23)
DatelineNBC10:00PM3,451,000
3,451,000 0.70
0.70










Saturday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
NFL Divisional PlayoffCBS8:00PM26,330,000
26,330,000 8.20
8.20 8-11P
RansomCBS8:00PM
3,282,000(3,282,000)
0.35(0.35)
To Tell the TruthABC8:00PM2,450,0005,094,000(2,644,000)0.401.38(0.98)REPEAT
DatelineNBC8:00PM4,060,000
4,060,000 0.70
0.70 8-10P
NFL Playoffs PreNBC8:00PM
16,781,000(16,781,000)
5.13(5.13)
Lethal WeaponFox8:00PM4,730,0001,010,0003,720,000 1.600.261.34 REPEAT vs. Sleepy(R)
NBC NFL Wild CardNBC8:15PM
26,885,000(26,885,000)
8.36(8.36)
Crimetime SaturdayCBS9:00PM
2,942,000(2,942,000)
0.38(0.38)
Match GameABC9:00PM2,370,000
2,370,000 0.50
0.50 REPEAT
Truth and LiesABC9:00PM
3,624,000(3,624,000)
0.85(0.85)
StarFox9:00PM1,830,000970,000860,000 0.600.270.33 REPEAT
48 Hours MysteryCBS10:00PM
3,508,000(3,508,000)
0.50(0.50)
Match GameABC10:00PM2,340,000
2,340,000 0.50
0.50 REPEAT
SNL(R) NBC10:00PM3,080,000
3,080,000 0.70
0.70 REPEAT


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 17 (Jan. 9-15) 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 SimpsonsFox8:00PMSun8,187,0003.46
Modern FamilyABC9:00PMWed7,589,0002.33
The GoldbergsABC8:00PMWed6,915,0001.97
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:00PMThu10,260,0001.88REPEAT
Son of ZornFox8:30PMSun4,263,0001.84
Family GuyFox9:00PMSun3,996,0001.80
SpeechlessABC8:30PMWed5,926,0001.75
black-ishABC9:30PMWed5,684,0001.70
The MiddleABC8:00PMTue7,297,0001.68
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:00PMMon8,580,0001.59REPEAT
American HousewifeABC8:30PMTue5,934,0001.49
Bob's BurgersFox9:30PMSun3,581,0001.49
The Great IndoorsCBS8:30PMThu7,145,0001.42
MomCBS9:00PMThu7,386,0001.35
Last Man StandingABC8:00PMFri7,240,0001.3
SuperstoreNBC8:00PMThu4,332,0001.21
Life In PiecesCBS9:30PMThu5,949,0001.16
Kevin Can WaitCBS8:30PMMon5,781,0001.16REPEAT
The MickFox8:30PMTue2,971,0001.16
New GirlFox8:00PMTue2,841,0001.11
The Good PlaceNBC8:30PMThu3,642,0001.07
The Odd CoupleCBS9:30PMMon5,039,0001.00
Man with a PlanCBS9:00PMMon5,032,0000.99REPEAT
Dr. KenABC8:30PMFri4,913,0000.9
The Big Bang TheoryCBS9:55PMTue5,478,0000.87REPEAT
Fresh off the BoatABC9:00PMTue

preempted
Brooklyn Nine-NineFox8:30PMSun

preempted
2 Broke GirlsCBS9:00PMMon

preempted
The Real O'NealsABC9:30PMTue

preempted
The Last Man on EarthFox9:30PMSun

preempted
Animation DominationFox7:00PMSun

preempted
The MickFox8:00PMSun


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

Tuesday, November 13

The Conners - "The Separation of Church and Dan" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When Geena learns that D.J. hasn’t been taking Mary to church while she’s been away, she insists they go as a family to uphold her traditional values. To make matters worse, Mary refuses to attend without her cousins Harris and Mark, leaving D.J. in the last situation he wants to be in – at the mercy of Darlene. Meanwhile, Mark’s attempt to conduct an unbiased survey on the upcoming election for his school project goes south when Jackie volunteers to help.

The Kids Are Alright - "Peggy's Day Out" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
To hide a mess Eddie made, his girlfriend, Wendi, tries to distract Peggy by insisting she take a day off with a fun day out while they take care of the housework. To everyone’s surprise, Peggy accepts the offer and requests Wendi tag along, with the ulterior motive of teaching her a lesson. Meanwhile, Eddie enlists the help of his brothers to clean up and keep Mike out of the house while Wendi and Peggy are out. Elsewhere, Pat introduces Timmy to his secret dog.

black-ish - "Purple Rain" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
The family is shocked to learn that Jack and Diane are not familiar with the iconic music of Prince. One by one, each member of the family works to explain Prince’s tremendous impact on their lives through his music.

Splitting Up Together - "War of the Wagners" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Lena and Martin’s escalating battle for control of the house is put on hold when Milo announces he wants to go to a school for the gifted – to which they think he will not be accepted. Meanwhile, they both meet a contractor for the house, Vlad, but Lena undermines him and scares Vlad away. Things get uglier between Lena and Oliver after she introduces a new member to the family as payback for all the back-and-forth about the house. Elsewhere, Lena and Martin give conflicting advice to Mason on how to deal with his recent breakup.

The Guest Book - "Two Steps Forward, One Step Back" (TBS, 10:30PM ET/PT)
Mike and his family hate spending every summer in a subpar vacation home far from the beach; in order to afford paying a booking fee for their dream house, the Barefeet Retreat, Mike pulls double shifts and ends up paying more than he bargained for.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of November 12)

Tuesday, November 13

  • Jason Mantzoukas (The League) - Catch Jason on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Jenifer Lewis (black-ish/The PJs) - Jenifer appears on Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Trevor Noah at 11pm.
  • Taran Killam (Single Parents) - Taran visits E!'s Busy Tonight at 10pm.
  • Paul Shaffer (A Year at the Top) - Paul stops by The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • The Cast of The Conners - Michael Fishman, John Goodman, Lecy Goranson, Laurie Metcalf and Maya Lynne Robinson are guests on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Jamie Foxx (The Jamie Foxx Show) - Jamie previews the film Robin Hood on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Tig Notaro (One Mississippi) - Tig appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Tatyana Ali (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air/Love That Girl!) - Tatyana talks about her upcoming two Holiday movies for Lifetime and Hallmark on E!'s Daily Pop at 12pm.
  • Damon Wayans Jr. (Happy Together/Happy Endings/New Girl) - Damon is a guest on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Bryan Cranston (Malcolm in the Middle) - Bryan talks about The Upside Down and Network on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.
  • Ashley Tisdale (The Suite Life of Zack & Cody/Clipped) - Ashley appears on the BUILD Series at 4pm.


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