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


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

The Jamie Foxx Show - The Complete Second Season What I Like About You - The Complete Second Season Newhart - The Final (Eighth) Season Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Fifth Season Father Knows Best - Season Five

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 - Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt - Season Two
03/21 - Master of None - Season One
04/04 - Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Fifth Season
04/11 - Father Knows Best - Season Five
04/11 - Schitt's Creek - The Complete Third Season
04/11 - Silicon Valley - The Complete Third Season (Blu-ray)
04/11 - Veep - The Complete Fifth Season
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Sunday, April 30

Bob's Burgers - "Like Gene for Chocolate" (Fox, 7:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Gene learns that the formula for his favorite chocolate has changed, he works with the head of the company in an attempt to remedy the situation. Meanwhile, Bob gets wrapped up in one of Teddy’s less-than-perfect plans.

Bob's Burgers - "Thelma & Louise Except Thelma Is Linda" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT)
After Louise gets in trouble at school, Linda is forced to meet with Mr. Frond (guest voice David Herman) and potentially could lose her hard-earned position as the Wagstaff bake sale leader. When she finds out that her daughter was actually trying to help another student, Linda is torn between following school policy or her own moral code.

The Simpsons - "Looking for Mr. Goodbart" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Bart gets in trouble on Grandparents Day at school and is forced to hang out with Skinner’s mother as punishment. After spending time with various grandmas in the neighborhood, he learns the benefits of hanging out with the elderly, but eventually recognizes the dangers of taking advantage of them. Meanwhile, Peekimon Get has taken over the town of Springfield.

Making History - "Night Cream" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
With the ever-present threat of losing tenure looming over him, Chris reaches out to John Hancock and Samuel Adams to help spice things up in the classroom in 2017. Meanwhile, Deb's dream of re-opening Chadwick's ice cream parlor is finally coming to fruition, but Dan has a few marketing ideas of his own.

Family Guy - "The Peter Principal" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Peter becomes the temporary principal at the high school, and Meg uses his new power to get even with her bullies. Meanwhile, Brian and Stewie open a bed & breakfast that quickly turns into a brothel.

The Last Man on Earth - "The Big Day" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Tandy and Gail face off in a major disagreement, on which the whole group must weigh in, and Carol is forced to choose a side. Meanwhile, Melissa, Todd and Erica each have major milestone moments.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of May 1)

Sunday, April 30

  • NeNe Leakes (The New Normal) - Catch NeNe on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
Monday, May 1
  • Chris Pratt (Parks and Recreation) - Watch Chris on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. He will also be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am and LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • America Ferrera (Superstore) - America drops by Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Ike Barinholtz (The Mindy Project) - Ike appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Joel McHale (The Great Indoors/Community) - Joel is a guest on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Jake Johnson (New Girl) - Jake visits The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Hank Azaria (Brockmire/The Simpsons/Free Agents) - Hank stops by Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Al Madrigal (About a Boy/Welcome to the Captain/Gary Unmarried) - Al appears on Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Kevin Nealon (Man with a Plan/Weeds/Hiller and Diller/Champs) - Kevin is a guest on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Ashton Kutcher (The Ranch/Two and a Half Men/That '70s Show) - Ashton appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Allison Janney (Mom/Mr. Sunshine) - Allison teams up with Mario Batali to make a cheesy, decadent Gnocchi Al Telefono and dishes about her new Broadway show on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Charlie Hunnam (Undeclared) - Charlie will be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am. He will also be on the AOL Build Show at 11:15am.
  • Nick Robinson (Melissa & Joey) - Nick talks about his new film Everything, Everything on the AOL Build Show at 1pm.
  • Jodie Sweetin (Hollywood Darlings/Fuller House/Full House) - Jodie is a guest on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.