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

Wednesday, September 26

The Goldbergs - "Sixteen Candles" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
It’s Adam’s 16th birthday, but his parents are too distracted by Barry and Lainey’s engagement and Erica’s band ambitions to remember their youngest son’s big day. But the situation presents an opportunity for Adam to ask Erica to put him on the high school social map. Meanwhile, Beverly thinks she can scare Barry and Lainey straight with the reality of being adults.

American Housewife - "Mom Guilt" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
After spending years as a full-time mom, Katie goes back to work as a party planner, which brings new challenges of balancing home and work life into the mix.

Modern Family - "I Love a Parade" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
The Pritchett-Dunphy-Tucker clan are going to be setting off more than a few fireworks when they get together at the annual Fourth of July parade where Jay will be acting as the grand marshal. Meanwhile, Haley’s goodbye with Arvin before his trip to Switzerland doesn’t go as well as she pictured it and is distracted by the return of an old flame.

Single Parents - "Pilot" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Will Cooper has been so focused on raising his daughter, Sophie, he’s lost sight of who he is as a man and has headed deep into the parental vortex. When the other single parents – Angie, Douglas, Poppy and Jake – at his daughter’s school see just how far down the rabbit hole of PTA, parenting and princesses Will has gone, they band together to get him out in the world and make him realize that being a great parent doesn’t mean sacrificing everything about your own identity.

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia - "Time's Up for the Gang" (FXX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
When Paddy's is put on a list of bars that are sexually hostile toward women, the gang must attend a sexual harassment seminar to get their establishment removed from the list.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of September 24)

Wednesday, September 26

  • Brad Garrett (Single Parents/'Til Death/Everybody Loves Raymond) - Watch Brad on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Candice Bergen (Murphy Brown) - Candice appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Kevin Hart (The Big House/Undeclared) - Kevin stops by Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. He will also be on the BUILD Series at 12:30pm.
  • Kristen Bell (The Good Place) - Kristen is a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. She talks about The Good Place on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am. She chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Max Greenfield (The Neighborhood/New Girl/Modern Men) - Max visits The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS. He will also be on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check listings.
  • Tim Allen (Last Man Standing/Home Improvement) - Tim appears on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Katy Mixon (American Housewife/Mike & Molly) - Katy drops by LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings. She will also be on the BUILD Series at 2pm.
  • Joe Morton (Grady) - Joe talks about God Friended Me on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Aubrey Anderson-Emmons (Modern Family) - Aubrey appears on The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Rashida Jones (Angie Tribeca/Parks and Recreation/The Office) - Rashida and her father Quincy Jones are guests on Steve, so check your local listings.
  • Ron Livingston (Loudermilk) - Ron talks about A Million Little Things on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am. He is tentatively scheduled to appear on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • America Ferrera (Superstore) - America talks about Superstore on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Yara Shahidi (black-ish/grown-ish) - Yara talks about Smallfoot on People Now at 12pm.
  • Vivica A. Fox (Mr. Box Office/Getting Personal/Out All Night) - Vivica talks about Face the Truth on Chatter at 8pm.
  • Wendi McClendon-Covey (The Goldbergs/Rules of Engagement/Reno 911!) - Wendi appears on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (August/September)

The Big Bang Theory - The Complete Eleventh Season The Middle - The Complete Ninth Season Modern Family - The Complete Ninth Season Step by Step - The Complete Second Season Perfect Strangers - The Complete Fifth Season

08/07 - Happy Endings - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
08/15 - A.P. Bio - Season One
08/28 - Brooklyn Nine-Nine - Season Five
08/28 - Man Seeking Woman - The Complete Third Season
09/04 - It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia - The Complete Season 12
09/04 - Mom - The Complete Fifth Season
09/04 - Silicon Valley - The Complete Fifth Season
09/04 - Superstore - Season Three
09/04 - Young Sheldon - The Complete First Season
09/11 - The Big Bang Theory - The Complete Eleventh Season (Blu-ray)
09/11 - The Middle - The Complete Ninth Season
09/11 - Modern Family - The Complete Ninth Season
09/11 - People of Earth - The Complete Second Season
09/18 - Community - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
09/18 - Step by Step - The Complete Second Season
09/18 - You're the Worst - The Complete Fourth Season
09/25 - Blondie - The Complete 1957 Television Series
09/25 - Perfect Strangers - The Complete Fifth Season
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