Sunday, January 22, 2017

Week 18 TV Ratings and Analysis; How the Sitcoms Did

2016-17 Week 18 TV Ratings (first three nights Mon-Wed; Thu still prelim): 

Households: #1. CBS 5.33/9 rating/share (+27% in rating from first four nights week 17); #2. NBC  3.76/7 (+6%); #3. ABC 2.91/5 (-14%); #4. Fox 2.42/4 (+10%); #5. The CW 0.62/1 (+5%).
Total Viewers: #1. CBS 8.574 million (+30% from first four nights week 17; #2. NBC 5.976 million (+6%); #3. ABC 4.641 million (-13%); #4. Fox 3.905 million (+12%); #5. The CW 0.990 million (+6%).
Adults 18-49: #1. NBC 1.43/5 rating/share (+5% in rating from first four nights week 17); #2. ABC 1.41/5 (+1%); #3. CBS 1.35/5 (+24%); #4. Fox 1.13/4 (+9%); #5. The CW 0.27/1 (+8%)

We have previous week's final ratings, Week 17 (1/9/17-1/15/17, LIVE+SD). NBC won the week in A18-49, boosted by a prime NFL playoff game (that was scheduled in prime due to weather), and did a 2.54 rating.  Fox was #2 with a 2.43 rating, helped by playoff NFL overruns on both Saturday &  Sunday.  CBS was #3 with a 2.17 rating, boosted by an NFL playoff game in prime on Saturday, while ABC did a 1.10 rating.  Among total viewers, CBS was #1 with 10.265 million, with NBC #2 at 9.050  million.  Fox was #3 with 7.640 million and ABC at #4 with 4.655 million.

For season to-date (9/19/16-1/18/17, LIVE+SD), NBC is 1 in A18-49 with a 2.31 rating, followed by Fox at #2 with a 1.72 rating, which is heavily inflated by a high 7-game World Series. CBS is  #3 with a 1.50 rating and ABC at #4 with a 1.25 rating. Among total viewers it is NBC #1 at 8.498 million, followed by CBS at #2 with 8.327 million, as NBC is up to #1 thanks to two NFL games a week. World Series boosted Fox still at #3 with 5.585 million but ABC at #4 is catching up with 5.281 million.

Back to week 18 (Jan. 16-22), 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 18 (Jan. 16-22) Analysis















Last Sunday (Jan. 15)(Week 17)This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
60 MinutesCBS7:00PM7,446,0008,218,000 (772,000)0.710.99 (0.28)
AFVABC7:00PM4,054,0004,591,000 (537,000)0.680.85 (0.17)
Bob's BurgersFox7:00PM

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The WallNBC7:00PM2,711,000
2,711,000 0.74
0.74 REPEAT
Golden Globe ArrivalsNBC7:00PM
6,120,000 (6,120,000)
1.29 (1.29)
Football Night in AmericaNBC7:30PM3,559,000
3,559,000 0.98
0.98
NCIS: LACBS8:00PM8,584,00010,406,000 (1,822,000)1.031.32 (0.29)
To Tell the TruthABC8:00PM3,951,0004,624,000 (673,000)0.791.00 (0.21)
Golden GlobesNBC8:00PM
20,014,000 (20,014,000)
5.57 (5.57)8-11P
Football Night in AmericaNBC8:11PM23,077,000
23,077,000 7.06
7.06
NFL Post GameFox8:08PM28,860,00021,523,000 7,337,000 9.887.45 2.43
The SimpsonsFox8:14PM6,901,0008,187,000 (1,286,000)2.783.46 (0.68)1HR
NFL Playoffs on NBCNBC8:20PM37,113,000
37,113,000 11.96
11.96 820-1119P
Son of ZornFox8:40PM
4,263,000 (4,263,000)
1.84 (1.84)
Madam SecretaryCBS9:00PM7,535,0009,001,000 (1,466,000)0.740.90 (0.16)
To Tell the TruthABC9:00PM3,730,0004,289,000 (559,000)0.821.02 (0.20)
The MickFox9:14PM4,088,0003,996,000 92,000 1.661.80 (0.14)vs. Family
Family GuyFox9:44PM3,549,0003,581,000 (32,000)1.421.49 (0.07)vs Bob's
ElementaryCBS10:00PM4,357,0005,137,000 (780,000)0.540.67 (0.13)
ConvictionABC10:00PM2,237,0002,699,000 (462,000)0.420.51 (0.09)
DatelineNBC10:00PM

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Monday

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
Kevin Can WaitCBS8:00PM8,644,0008,580,000 64,000 1.741.59 0.15 vs. Bang(R)
The BachelorABC8:00PM7,113,0006,542,000 571,000 2.342.10 0.24 8-10P
Celebrity ApprenticeNBC8:00PM4,333,0003,912,000 421,000 1.191.06 0.13 8-10P
GothamFox8:00PM3,691,000
3,691,000 1.20
1.20
Showtime at ApolloFox8:00PM
2,331,000 (2,331,000)
0.67 (0.67)
Howie Mandel All-StarCW8:00PM1,407,000
1,407,000 0.34
0.34 8-10P
SupergirlCW8:00PM
1,200,000 (1,200,000)
0.29 (0.29)
Man with a PlanCBS8:30PM7,703,0005,781,000 1,922,000 1.501.16 0.34 vs. Kevin(R)
2 Broke GirlsCBS9:00PM6,400,0005,032,000 1,368,000 1.470.99 0.48 vs. Man(R)
LuciferFox9:00PM3,974,000
3,974,000 1.10
1.10
Penn & Teller Fool UsCW9:00PM
1,135,000 (1,135,000)
0.30 (0.30)
The Odd CoupleCBS9:30PM5,610,0005,039,000 571,000 1.131.00 0.13
ScorpionCBS10:00PM7,805,0004,886,000 2,919,000 1.190.68 0.51 vs. REPEAT
Big FanABC10:00PM3,040,0003,484,000 (444,000)1.000.97 0.03
Big FanABC10:30PM2,232,0002,754,000 (522,000)0.690.74 (0.05)
TimelessNBC10:00PM3,453,0002,760,000 693,000 0.880.80 0.08 vs. Wall










Tuesday

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
NCISCBS8:00PM15,501,00010,089,000 5,412,000 1.861.05 0.81 vs. REPEAT
The MiddleABC8:00PM6,521,0007,297,000 (776,000)1.681.68 -
The WallNBC8:00PM6,623,0006,996,000 (373,000)1.721.73 (0.01)
New GirlFox8:00PM2,370,0002,481,000 (111,000)1.011.11 (0.10)
The FlashCW8:00PM979,0001,087,000 (108,000)0.300.31 (0.01)REPEAT
American HousewifeABC8:30PM5,321,0005,934,000 (613,000)1.501.49 0.01
The MickFox8:30PM2,765,0002,971,000 (206,000)1.091.16 (0.07)
BullCBS9:00PM11,110,000
11,110,000 1.47
1.47
Fresh off The BoatABC9:00PM3,907,000
3,907,000 1.17
1.17
This Is UsNBC9:00PM9,594,000
9,594,000 2.57
2.57
BonesFox9:00PM2,922,0003,310,000 (388,000)0.770.88 (0.11)
No TomorrowCW9:00PM584,000695,000 (111,000)0.210.21 -
The Real O'NealsABC9:30PM2,807,000
2,807,000 0.84
0.84
The Big Bang TheoryCBS9:55PM
5,478,000 (5,478,000)
0.87 (0.87)
NCIS: NOCBS10:00PM9,326,0005,156,000 4,170,000 1.180.66 0.52 vs. REPEAT
Agents of SHIELDABC10:00PM2,027,0002,715,000 (688,000)0.630.82 (0.19)
Chicago FireNBC10:00PM7,149,00010,480,000 (3,331,000)1.603.02 (1.42)vs. This










Wednesday
This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
Undercover BossCBS8:00PM5,833,0006,075,000 (242,000)1.091.10 (0.01)
Fresh off the BoatABC8:00PM5,504,0006,915,000 (1,411,000)1.491.97 (0.48)vs. Goldbergs
BlindspotNBC8:00PM4,730,0005,007,000 (277,000)0.891.00 (0.11)
Lethal WeaponFox8:00PM6,292,0006,479,000 (187,000)1.391.42 (0.03)
ArrowCW8:00PM828,000737,000 91,000 0.220.20 0.02 REPEAT
SpeechlessABC8:30PM5,393,0005,926,000 (533,000)1.601.75 (0.15)
People's Choice AwardsCBS9:00PM6,704,000
6,704,000 1.21
1.21 9-11P
Criminal MindsCBS9:00PM
7,536,000 (7,536,000)
1.41 (1.41)
Modern FamilyABC9:00PM4,551,0007,589,000 (3,038,000)1.352.33 (0.98)REPEAT
Law & Order: SVUNBC9:00PM6,460,0006,047,000 413,000 1.391.40 (0.01)
StarFox9:00PM3,958,0004,247,000 (289,000)1.231.39 (0.16)
FrequencyCW9:00PM734,000739,000 (5,000)0.200.21 (0.01)
black-ishABC9:30PM4,602,0005,684,000 (1,082,000)1.441.70 (0.26)
Code BlackCBS10:00PM
6,331,000 (6,331,000)
0.91 (0.91)
Match GameABC10:00PM3,507,0004,181,000 (674,000)0.991.09 (0.10)
Chicago P.D.NBC10:00PM7,112,0006,603,000 509,000 1.491.47 0.02










Thursday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:00PM15,047,00010,260,000 4,787,000 3.301.88 1.42 vs. REPEAT
Grey's AnatomyABC8:00PM3,977,0005,187,000 (1,210,000)0.801.00 (0.20)REPEAT vs. Baking
The Good PlaceNBC8:00PM3,965,0004,332,000 (367,000)1.101.21 (0.11)vs. Superstore
Hell's KitchenFox8:00PM3,911,0003,973,000 (62,000)1.301.24 0.06
Legends of TomorrowCW8:00PM976,0001,072,000 (96,000)0.200.30 (0.10)REPEAT
The Great IndoorsCBS8:30PM8,103,0007,145,000 958,000 1.701.42 0.28
The Good PlaceNBC8:30PM3,789,0003,642,000 147,000 1.101.07 0.03 FINALE
MomCBS9:00PM8,513,0007,386,000 1,127,000 1.701.35 0.35
ScandalABC9:00PM2,985,000
2,985,000 0.60
0.60 REPEAT
Taking the StageABC9:00PM
5,344,000 (5,344,000)
0.95 (0.95)
Chicago MedNBC9:00PM6,303,0006,867,000 (564,000)1.201.28 (0.08)
My Kitchen RulesFox9:00PM2,465,0002,511,000 (46,000)0.900.93 (0.03)
SupernaturalCW9:00PM857,000790,000 67,000 0.300.24 0.06 REPEAT
Life in PiecesCBS9:30PM6,910,0005,949,000 961,000 1.501.16 0.34
Pure GeniusCBS10:00PM5,308,0005,149,000 159,000 0.800.88 (0.08)
20/20ABC10:00PM4,871,000
4,871,000 0.90
0.90
The BlacklistNBC10:00PM4,949,0005,341,000 (392,000)1.001.02 (0.02)










Friday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
Challenge & ChangeCBS8:00PM4,890,0007,637,000 (2,747,000)0.701.12 (0.42)vs. MacGyver
Last Man StandingABC8:00PM6,920,0007,188,000 (268,000)1.301.30 -
GrimmNBC8:00PM4,230,0004,241,000 (11,000)0.800.80 -
RosewoodFox8:00PM2,900,0002,856,000 44,000 0.600.66 (0.06)
The Vampire DiariesCW8:00PM890,000951,000 (61,000)0.300.36 (0.06)
Dr. KenABC8:30PM4,670,0004,861,000 (191,000)1.000.93 0.07
Hawaii Five-0CBS9:00PM8,360,0009,688,000 (1,328,000)1.001.16 (0.16)
Shark TankABC9:00PM4,270,0005,858,000 (1,588,000)1.001.29 (0.29)REPEAT
Emerald CityNBC9:00PM2,790,0003,245,000 (455,000)0.700.79 (0.09)
Sleepy HollowFox9:00PM1,920,0002,139,000 (219,000)0.500.56 (0.06)
Crazy Ex-GirlfriendCW9:00PM560,000553,000 7,000 0.200.21 (0.01)
Blue BloodsCBS10:00PM9,750,00010,474,000 (724,000)1.201.27 (0.07)
20/20ABC10:00PM4,470,0005,868,000 (1,398,000)0.901.13 (0.23)
DatelineNBC10:00PM3,030,0003,466,000 (436,000)0.800.75 0.05










Saturday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
RansomCBS8:00PM3,620,000
3,620,000 0.40
0.40
NFL Divisional PlayoffCBS8:00PM
29,816,000 (29,816,000)
9.38 (9.38)
NBA CountdownABC8:00PM2,410,000
2,410,000 0.60
0.60
To Tell the TruthABC8:00PM
2,439,000 (2,439,000)
0.37 (0.37)
Figure SkatingNBC8:00PM2,810,000
2,810,000 0.40
0.40 8-11P
DatelineNBC8:00PM
4,077,000 (4,077,000)
0.72 (0.72)
Lethal WeaponFox8:00PM1,850,0003,695,000 (1,845,000)0.401.25 (0.85)REPEAT
NBA Saturday PrimeABC8:30PM3,000,000
3,000,000 1.00
1.00 830-11P
48 Hours MysteryCBS9:00PM3,890,000
3,890,000 0.60
0.60
Match GameABC9:00PM
2,376,000 (2,376,000)
0.47 (0.47)
StarFox9:00PM1,200,0001,823,000 (623,000)0.300.62 (0.32)REPEAT
48 Hours MysteryCBS10:00PM4,540,000
4,540,000 0.80
0.80
Match GameABC10:00PM
2,415,000 (2,415,000)
0.53 (0.53)
SNL(R) NBC10:00PM
3,093,000 (3,093,000)
0.70 (0.70)


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 18 (Jan. 16-22) 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 TheoryCBS8:00PMThu15,047,0003.30
The SimpsonsFox8:00PMSun6,901,0002.781-HR
Kevin Can WaitCBS8:00PMMon8,644,0001.74
The Great IndoorsCBS8:30PMThu8,103,0001.70
MomCBS9:00PMThu8,513,0001.70
The MiddleABC8:00PMTue6,521,0001.68
The MickFox9:00PMSun4,088,0001.66
SpeechlessABC8:30PMWed5,393,0001.60
American HousewifeABC8:30PMTue5,321,0001.50
Life In PiecesCBS9:30PMThu6,910,0001.50
Man with a PlanCBS8:30PMMon7,703,0001.50
Fresh off the BoatABC8:00PMWed5,504,0001.49
2 Broke GirlsCBS9:00PMMon6,400,0001.47
black-ishABC9:30PMWed4,602,0001.44
Family GuyFox9:30PMSun3,549,0001.42
Modern FamilyABC9:00PMWed4,551,0001.35REPEAT
Last Man StandingABC8:00PMFri6,920,0001.3
Fresh off the BoatABC9:00PMTue3,907,0001.17
The Odd CoupleCBS9:30PMMon5,610,0001.13
The Good PlaceNBC8:30PMThu3,789,0001.10FINALE
The Good PlaceNBC8:00PMThu3,965,0001.10
The MickFox8:30PMTue2,765,0001.09
New GirlFox8:00PMTue2,370,0001.01
Dr. KenABC8:30PMFri4,670,0001.0
The Real O'NealsABC9:30PMTue2,807,0000.84
The GoldbergsABC8:00PMWed

preempted
Son of ZornFox8:30PMSun

preempted
Bob's BurgersFox9:30PMSun

preempted
SuperstoreNBC8:00PMThu

preempted
Brooklyn Nine-NineFox8:30PMSun

preempted
The Last Man on EarthFox9:30PMSun

preempted
Animation DominationFox7:00PMSun

preempted
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, December 14

The Big Bang Theory - "The Celebration Reverberation" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Sheldon and Wolowitz plan birthday celebrations for Amy and Halley, respectively. Also, Leonard receives a Christmas letter from his brother that causes him to spiral out about his own lack of accomplishments.

Young Sheldon - "Cape Canaveral, Schrödinger’s Cat, and Cyndi Lauper’s Hair" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
In an attempt to bond with Sheldon, George Sr. takes the boys on a road trip to see a space shuttle launch. Also, Mary, Missy and Meemaw have a girls’ weekend at the salon.

Mom - "Too Many Hippies and Huevos Rancheros" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Christy and Bonnie rally around Marjorie when her husband has a stroke.

Life in Pieces - "Thirty-Five Teacher Escape Lottery" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
When Jen and Greg hire Clementine as a part-time nanny for Lark and invite her to join them for dinner, the waitress mistakes Jen for Lark’s grandmother. Also, Tyler’s new girlfriend turns out to be Sophia’s fourth grade teacher, John hires a questionable company to set up an escape room in his house, and Matt grows frustrated with Colleen when she blames a valet for stealing her lottery ticket.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of December 11)

Thursday, December 14

  • Will Smith (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air) - Catch Will on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC. He will also be on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Kevin Hart (The Big House/Undeclared) - Kevin visits The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • John Early (Search Party) - John appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Laura Dern (F Is for Family/Enlightened) - Laura is a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. She will also be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am and on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings. She can be heard on The Morning Mash Up on SiriusXM at 10:40am.
  • George Foreman (George) - George stops by Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Niecy Nash (The Soul Man/Getting On/Do Not Disturb/Reno 911!) - Niecy stops by Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Trevor Noah at 11pm. She will also be on Steve, so check your local listings.
  • Brooke Shields (Suddenly Susan) - Brooke guest co-hosts The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Ed Helms (The Office) - Ed visits The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • William Shatner ($h*! My Dad Says) - William talks about Better Late Than Never on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Anna Camp (The Mindy Project) - Anna talks about Pitch Perfect 3 on the BUILD Series at 3pm. She can be heard on The Morning Mash Up on SiriusXM at 10am.
  • Nick Jonas (Jonas L.A.) - Nick performs on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am. He will also be on the BUILD SerieS at 11am.


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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