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


New on DVD/Blu-ray (February/March)

227 - The Complete First Season (Mill Creek) Fuller House - The Complete First Season The Jamie Foxx Show - The Complete Second Season What I Like About You - The Complete Second Season Newhart - The Final (Eighth) Season

02/07 - Sabrina, the Teenage Witch - Sabrina Down Under
02/07 - So Little Time - Volume 1 - School's Cool - Boy Crazy
02/07 - So Little Time - Volume 2 - About a Family - Hangin' Out
02/07 - 227 - The Complete First Season (Mill Creek)
02/07 - Vice Principals - The Complete First Season (Blu-ray)
02/14 - Beavis and Butt-Head - The Complete Collection
02/14 - Grace and Frankie - Season Two
02/28 - Fuller House - The Complete First Season
03/03 - The Dick Van Dyke Show - Now... In Living Color! (Blu-ray)
03/07 - The Jamie Foxx Show - The Complete Second Season
03/07 - Mama's Family - Mama's Favorites
03/07 - That '70s Show - The Complete Series - Flashback Edition (Blu-ray)
03/07 - What I Like About You - The Complete Second Season
03/07 - You Me Her - Season One
03/14 - Newhart - The Final (Eighth) Season
03/14 - Unbrekable Kimmy Schmidt - Season Two
03/21 - Master of None - Season One
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Monday, March 27

The Big Bang Theory - "The Brain Bowl Incubation" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
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Kevin Can Wait - "Kevin's Bringing Supper Back" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Kevin’s resolve to spend more quality time with his family is put to the ultimate test when his buddies surprise him with concert tickets to his favorite musician, fellow Long Islander Billy Joel. Multiple Grammy Award-winning pianist, singer and songwriter Billy Joel appears as himself.

Superior Donuts - "Get It, Arthur" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
When Randy’s mom comes to town, Franco encourages Arthur to go out on his first date in years. Brenda Vaccaro guest stars as Helen, Randy’s mom.

The Great Indoors - "Aaron Wolf" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Jack watches the millennials’ journalistic integrity slip away when they fall under the spell of his nemesis, Aaron Wolf (Chris D’Elia), a former magazine staffer turned famous outdoor reality TV host who returns to guest edit the magazine.

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Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of March 27)

Monday, March 27

  • Chris Pratt (Parks and Recreation) - Watch Chris on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Richard Dreyfuss (Your Family or Mine) - Richard appears on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Lily Tomlin (Grace and Frankie/Malibu Country) and Jane Fonda (Grace and Frankie) - Lily and Jane are guests on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. They also chat with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Craig Ferguson (The Drew Carey Show) - Craig visits Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. He will also be on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Rachel Dratch (Imaginary Mary) - Rachel is a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Pete Holmes (Crashing) - Pete stops by The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Jenna Elfman (Imaginary Mary/1600 Penn/Accidentally on Purpose/Courting Alex/Dharma & Greg) - Jenna appears on Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC. She will also be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Ron Funches (Powerless/Undateable) - Ron is a guest on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Kaitlin Olson (The Mick/It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia) - Kaitlin drops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Wendi McLendon-Covey (The Goldbergs/Rules of Engagement/Reno 911!) - Wendi appears on a repeat of Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Lisa Kudrow (Friends/The Comeback) - Lisa is a guest on LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Mark Consuelos (Alpha House/Hope & Faith) - Mark guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Tahj Mowry, Derek Theler and Jean-Luc Bilodeau (Baby Daddy) - Tahj, Derek and Jean-Luc are guests on Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Tika Sumpter (The Game) - Tika appears on a repeat of The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Vanessa Bell Calloway (Rhythm & Blues) - Vanessa is a guest on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • June Diane Raphael (Grace and Frankie) - June talks about Grace and Frankie on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Melissa McCarthy (Mike & Molly/Samantha Who?) and Ben Falcone (Joey) - Melissa and Ben talk TV Land's Nobodies on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Brooklyn Decker (Grace and Frankie/Friends with Better Lives) - Brookyln stops by People Now at 8:30am.
  • Marcia Gay Harden (Trophy Wife) - Marcia opens up about her favorite part of being in the 50 Shades movies on People Now at 8:30am.
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  • Tracee Ellis Ross (black-ish/Girlfriends) - Tracee dishes about her Golden Globe win on a repeat of The Wendy Williams Show at 2am on BET or on your local stations.