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

Tuesday, October 17

The Middle - "Meet the Parents" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Frankie is stoked when Axl invites her and Mike to meet and have dinner with girlfriend Lexie’s rich parents, Tammy (Lisa Rinna) and Bennett. But Frankie is worried that their less then luxurious lifestyle may put a damper on their meeting. Meanwhile, Brick is excited to be a part of the Sophomore Slammer fundraiser, in which fellow classmates fake arrest each other and friends come to pay money – which will go to charity – to bail them out. But Brick soon discovers that no matter how hard he tries, he just can’t get arrested.

Fresh Off the Boat - "Kids" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
With the realization that Eddie is finally mature enough to be left on his own, Louis and Jessica see the light at the end of their parenting tunnel and make plans to spend more time with friends Honey and Marvin. Until their neighbors announce a plan of their own: Marvin is getting his vasectomy reversed so the couple can conceive a baby. The Huangs do their best to dissuade them.

black-ish - "Elder. Scam." (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Ruby gets scammed and Dre begins to suspect that she isn’t as sharp as she used to be, particularly because she was the one who used to scam other people. Zoey’s friend Aaron visits and Diane develops an instant crush on him.

The Mayor - "Buyer's Remorse" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
As Courtney settles into his new role as mayor, he’s faced with a dismal approval rating as the citizens of Fort Grey express their lack of confidence in his ability to lead, as well as those on his own staff. He realizes that he needs to take an unconventional approach when dealing with Councilman Ed Gunt (David Spade) and comes up with a plan to quickly turn public opinion in his favor.

The Mick - "The Haunted House" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Mickey and Jimmy organize a special Halloween party at their mansion, but the party soon goes awry; Sabrina hopes to further her legacy with the party; Mickey becomes determined to give a group of practical jokers a lesson.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine - "Halloveen" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT)
When the fifth annual Nine-Nine Halloween Heist begins, everybody scrambles to make a plan to come out on top of the competition, which tests various friendships and relationships as they struggle to earn the title of "Amazing Human Slash Genius."

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of October 16)

Tuesday, October 17

  • Paul Shaffer (A Year at the Top) - Paul sits in with Cleto and The Cletones on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Jerry Seinfeld (Seinfeld) - Jerry appears on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Bobby Moynihan (Me, Myself & I) - Bobby is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Kate Micucci (Raising Hope/Scrubs) - Kate appears on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • David Arquette (In Case of Emergency/Parenthood) - David stops by Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Jason Alexander (Seinfeld/Bob Patterson/Listen Up!) - Jason visits The Wendy Williams Show at 2am on BET or on your local stations.
  • Terry Crews (Brooklyn Nine-Nine/Are We There Yet?/Everybody Hates Chris) - Terry teaches Harry his signature jump pose on Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Brandon Micheal Hall (The Mayor) - Brandon is a guest on Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Jason Ritter (The Class) - Jason talks about his new ABC show Kevin (Probably) Saves the World on the People Now at 8:30am.
  • Lana Parrilla (Spin City) - Lana appears on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Ron Livingston (Loudermilk) - Ron talks about the Audience Network's Loudermilk on the AOL Build Show at 2pm and on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Kimberly Williams-Paisley (According to Jim) - Kimberly talks about the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries original Darrow & Darrow on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Randall Park (Fresh Off the Boat) - Randall is a guest on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.


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