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

Thursday, May 24

The Big Bang Theory - "The Gates Excitation" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Penny gets the opportunity to host Bill Gates at work when his company wants to partner with her pharmaceutical company. Also, Leonard, Koothrappali and Wolowitz do everything in their power to meet him, while Sheldon thinks he is the victim of an April Fools prank.

Young Sheldon - "A Computer, A Plastic Pony, And A Case of Beer" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Sheldon asks for a computer and unknowingly sparks a heated argument between Mary and George Sr. over the family’s finances.

Mom - "Fancy Crackers and Giant Women" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Bonnie suffers withdrawal after giving up cable TV to help Christy pay for her law school applications, and the women rally around Jill after she has a breakdown in her favorite department store.

Life in Pieces - "Settlement Pacifier Attic Unsyncing" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When the entire Hughes family moves into John and Joan’s home after their kitchen is destroyed, their presence creates chaos for Joan. Also, Matt and Colleen are set to receive a huge monetary settlement from Colleen’s fall off the motel balcony on their wedding night; John tries to get Sophia back on track when she starts misbehaving; Tyler and Clementine make a surprise announcement to the family; and Jen and Greg attempt to persuade Lark to get rid of her pacifier.

Nobodies - "Alone Star State" (TV Land, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Mark-Paul and Rachel attend the Independent Spirit Awards together; an unassuming Hugh joins Larry in Austin, Texas, to teach unauthorized Groundlings-style seminars to a group of Texas businesspeople.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of May 21)

Thursday, May 24

  • Mindy Kaling (The Mindy Project/The Office) - Catch Mindy on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Ellie Kemper (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt/The Office) - Ellie appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Ted Danson (The Good Place/Becker/Cheers) - Ted is a guest on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Tig Notaro (One Mississippi) - Tig visits Conan at 11pm on TBS. She will also be on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Laurie Metcalf (Roseanne/The McCarthys/The Big Bang Theory) - Laurie stops by Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Kelsey Grammer (Frasier/Cheers) - Kelsey chats on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman (Parks and Recreation) - Amy and Nick are guests on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Jussie Smollett (On Our Own) - Jussie appears on The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Jane Lynch (Angel from Hell) - Jane talks about Red Nose Day and Hollywood Game Night on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.
  • Daphne Maxwell Reid (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air/Eve/Let's Stay Together) - Daphne makes her mother Rosalee's waffles on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Oliver Hudson (Splitting Up Together/Rules of Engagement) - Oliver is a guest on a repeat of Steve, so check your local listings.
  • Christine Lakin (Hollywood Darlings/Step by Step) - Christine is part of the panel on a repeat of Steve, so check your local listings.


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