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

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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