Sunday, January 29, 2017

Week 19 TV Ratings and Analysis; How the Sitcoms Did

2016-17 Week 19 TV Ratings (first four nights Mon-Thu): 

Households: #1. CBS 4.99/9 rating/share (-5% in rating from first four nights week 18); #2. ABC  3.46/6 (+21%); #3. NBC 3.05/5 (-16%); #4. Fox 2.30/4 (even); #5. The CW 1.06/2 (+77%).
Total Viewers: #1. CBS 8.015 million (-6% from first four nights week 18); #2. ABC 5.394 million (+21%); #3. NBC 4.824 million (-16%); #4. Fox 3.704 million (-1%); #5. The CW 1.706 million (+76%).
Adults 18-49: #1. ABC 1.51/5 rating/share (+21% in rating from first four nights week 18); #2. CBS 1.29/5 (-9%); #3. NBC 1.15/4 (-15%); #4. Fox 1.10/4 (-1%); #5. The CW 0.58/2 (+123%)

We have previous week's final ratings, Week 18 (1/16/17-1/22/17, LIVE+SD). CBS of course won the week in A18-49, boosted by a prime NFL AFC Championship Game on Sunday, and did a 3.29 rating.  ABC was a distant #2 with a 1.06 rating.  NBC was #3 with a 1.02 rating, without any NFL coverage, while Fox was #4 with a 0.91 rating  Among total viewers, CBS was #1 with 13.287 million, with NBC #2 at 4.588  million.  ABC was #3 with 4.095 million and Fox at #4 with 2.997 million.

For season to-date (9/19/16-1/26/17, LIVE+SD), NBC is 1 in A18-49 with a 2.22 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 1.60 rating and ABC at #4 with a 1.25 rating. Among total viewers it is CBS back to #1 at 8.585 million, followed by NBC at #2 with 8.226 million. World Series boosted Fox still at #3 with 5.436 million but ABC at #4 with 5.233 million.

Back to week 19 (Jan. 23-29), 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 19 (Jan. 23-29) Analysis















Last Sunday (Jan. 22)(Week 18)This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
60 MinutesCBS7:00PM
7,446,000 (7,446,000)
0.71 (0.71)
AFVABC7:00PM4,530,0004,054,000 476,000 0.740.68 0.06 REPEAT
Son of ZornFox7:00PM3,716,000
3,716,000 1.42
1.42 REPEAT
DatelineNBC7:00PM4,911,000
4,911,000 0.77
0.77 7-830P
The WallNBC7:00PM
2,711,000 (2,711,000)
0.74 (0.74)
Football Night in AmericaNBC7:30PM
3,559,000 (3,559,000)
0.98 (0.98)
Bob's BurgersFox7:30PM2,292,000
2,292,000 0.92
0.92 REPEAT
NCIS: LACBS8:00PM
8,584,000 (8,584,000)
1.03 (1.03)
To Tell the TruthABC8:00PM3,240,0003,951,000 (711,000)0.630.79 (0.16)REPEAT
Football Night in AmericaNBC8:11PM
23,077,000 (23,077,000)
7.06 (7.06)
The SimpsonsFox8:00PM2,589,0006,901,000 (4,312,000)1.022.78 (1.76)REPEAT vs. 1-HR ep
NFL Post GameFox8:08PM
28,860,000 (28,860,000)
9.88 (9.88)
NBC MovieNBC8:30PM2,325,00037,113,000 (34,788,000)0.5811.96 (11.38)830-11P vs. NFL Playoffs
Son of ZornFox8:30PM1,997,000
1,997,000 0.86
0.86
Madam SecretaryCBS9:00PM
7,535,000 (7,535,000)
0.74 (0.74)
To Tell the TruthABC9:00PM3,013,0003,730,000 (717,000)0.640.82 (0.18)REPEAT
Family GuyFox9:00PM2,117,0004,088,000 (1,971,000)0.961.66 (0.70)REPEAT vs. Mick
Bob's BurgersFox9:30PM2,012,0003,549,000 (1,537,000)0.871.42 (0.55)REPEAT vs. Guy
AFC Champ Post GameCBS9:51PM22,655,000
22,655,000 7.73
7.73
HuntedCBS10:08PM11,846,0004,357,000 7,489,000 4.060.54 3.52 PREMIERE vs. Elem
QuanticoABC10:00PM1,680,0002,237,000 (557,000)0.300.42 (0.12)REPEAT vs. Conviction
DatelineNBC10:00PM

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Monday

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
Kevin Can WaitCBS8:00PM8,616,0008,644,000 (28,000)1.741.74 -
The BachelorABC8:00PM7,348,0007,113,000 235,000 2.422.34 0.08 8-10P
Celebrity ApprenticeNBC8:00PM3,904,0004,333,000 (429,000)1.051.19 (0.14) 8-10P
GothamFox8:00PM3,603,0003,691,000 (88,000)1.211.20 0.01
SupergirlCW8:00PM2,652,000
2,652,000 0.78
0.78
Howie Mandel All-StarCW8:00PM
1,407,000 (1,407,000)
0.34 (0.34)
Man with a PlanCBS8:30PM7,686,0007,703,000 (17,000)1.561.50 0.06
2 Broke GirlsCBS9:00PM7,063,0006,400,000 663,000 1.701.47 0.23
LuciferFox9:00PM4,170,0003,974,000 196,000 1.181.10 0.08
Jane the VirginCW9:00PM988,000
988,000 0.37
0.37
The Big Bang TheoryCBS9:30PM7,109,0005,610,000 1,499,000 1.621.13 0.49 REPEAT vs. Odd
ScorpionCBS10:00PM7,770,0007,805,000 (35,000)1.311.19 0.12
QuanticoABC10:00PM2,914,000
2,914,000 0.83
0.83
Big FanABC10:00PM
3,040,000 (3,040,000)
1.00 (1.00)
Big FanABC10:30PM
2,232,000 (2,232,000)
0.69 (0.69)
TimelessNBC10:00PM3,456,0003,453,000 3,000 0.860.88 (0.02)










Tuesday

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
NCISCBS8:00PM16,211,00015,501,000 710,000 1.881.86 0.02
The MiddleABC8:00PM4,391,0006,521,000 (2,130,000)1.031.68 (0.65)REPEAT
The WallNBC8:00PM6,614,0006,623,000 (9,000)1.591.72 (0.13)
New GirlFox8:00PM2,354,0002,370,000 (16,000)0.921.01 (0.09)
The FlashCW8:00PM2,684,000979,000 1,705,000 0.950.30 0.65 vs. REPEAT
American HousewifeABC8:30PM3,418,0005,321,000 (1,903,000)0.911.50 (0.59)REPEAT
The MickFox8:30PM2,760,0002,765,000 (5,000)1.041.09 (0.05)
BullCBS9:00PM11,173,00011,110,000 63,000 1.311.47 (0.16)
Fresh off The BoatABC9:00PM2,792,0003,907,000 (1,115,000)0.771.17 (0.40)REPEAT
This Is UsNBC9:00PM9,629,0009,594,000 35,000 2.832.57 0.26
BonesFox9:00PM3,051,0002,922,000 129,000 0.870.77 0.10
Legends of TomorrowCW9:00PM1,750,000584,000 1,166,000 0.620.21 0.41 vs. No Tomorrow
The Real O'NealsABC9:30PM2,029,0002,807,000 (778,000)0.590.84 (0.25)REPEAT
NCIS: NOCBS10:00PM9,178,0009,326,000 (148,000)1.121.18 (0.06)
Agents of SHIELDABC10:00PM2,001,0002,027,000 (26,000)0.650.63 0.02
Chicago FireNBC10:00PM7,381,0007,149,000 232,000 1.751.60 0.15










Wednesday
This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
HuntedCBS8:00PM5,479,000
5,479,000 1.33
1.33 8-10P
Undercover BossCBS8:00PM
5,833,000 (5,833,000)
1.09 (1.09)
The GoldbergsABC8:00PM4,761,0005,504,000 (743,000)1.161.49 (0.33)REPEAT vs. Fresh
Law & Order: SVUNBC8:00PM4,215,0004,730,000 (515,000)0.850.89 (0.04)REPEAT vs. Blindspot
Lethal WeaponFox8:00PM6,280,0006,292,000 (12,000)1.421.39 0.03
ArrowCW8:00PM1,682,000828,000 854,000 0.560.22 0.34 vs. REPEAT
SpeechlessABC8:30PM4,015,0005,393,000 (1,378,000)1.071.60 (0.53)REPEAT
People's Choice AwardsCBS9:00PM
6,704,000 (6,704,000)
1.21 (1.21)
Modern FamilyABC9:00PM4,442,0004,551,000 (109,000)1.161.35 (0.19)REPEAT
Law & Order: SVUNBC9:00PM5,210,0006,460,000 (1,250,000)1.061.39 (0.33)REPEAT
StarFox9:00PM3,791,0003,958,000 (167,000)1.151.23 (0.08)
FrequencyCW9:00PM793,000734,000 59,000 0.260.20 0.06
black-ishABC9:30PM3,896,0004,602,000 (706,000)1.091.44 (0.35)REPEAT
Code BlackCBS10:00PM5,683,000
5,683,000 0.90
0.90
Trump First InterviewABC10:00PM7,502,0003,507,000 3,995,000 1.720.99 0.73 vs. Match(R)
Chicago P.D.NBC10:00PM4,420,0007,112,000 (2,692,000)0.841.49 (0.65)REPEAT










Thursday
This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:00PM9,353,00015,154,000 (5,801,000)1.633.35 (1.72)REPEAT
Grey's AnatomyABC8:00PM9,585,0003,984,000 5,601,000 2.590.76 1.83 vs. REPEAT
SuperstoreNBC8:00PM2,782,000
2,782,000 0.70
0.70 REPEAT
The Good PlaceNBC8:00PM
3,931,000 (3,931,000)
1.12 (1.12)
Hell's KitchenFox8:00PM3,982,0003,915,000 67,000 1.241.29 (0.05)
SupernaturalCW8:00PM1,720,000959,000 761,000 0.580.23 0.35 vs. Legends(R)
MomCBS8:30PM7,024,0007,808,000 (784,000)1.161.65 (0.49)REPEAT vs. Indoors
SuperstoreNBC8:30PM2,407,000
2,407,000 0.69
0.69 REPEAT
Mary Tyler Moore SpecialCBS9:00PM6,549,000
6,549,000 0.78
0.78
MomCBS9:00PM
8,571,000 (8,571,000)
1.72 (1.72)
ScandalABC9:00PM7,623,0002,972,000 4,651,000 2.050.63 1.42 PREMIERE vs. REPEAT
Chicago MedNBC9:00PM4,035,0006,410,000 (2,375,000)0.761.18 (0.42)REPEAT
My Kitchen RulesFox9:00PM2,148,0002,426,000 (278,000)0.740.84 (0.10)
RiverdaleCW9:00PM1,378,000851,000 527,000 0.510.25 0.26 PREMIERE vs. Supernatural(R)
Life in PiecesCBS9:30PM
6,948,000 (6,948,000)
1.51 (1.51)
Pure GeniusCBS10:00PM5,198,0005,270,000 (72,000)0.750.82 (0.07)
How to Get Away w/MurderABC10:00PM5,414,0004,872,000 542,000 1.520.90 0.62 vs. 20/20
The BlacklistNBC10:00PM2,520,0005,013,000 (2,493,000)0.500.99 (0.49)REPEAT










Friday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
MacGyverCBS8:00PM5,169,0004,719,000 450,000 0.800.72 0.08 REPEAT vs. Challenge
Last Man StandingABC8:00PM6,957,0006,390,000 567,000 1.201.35 (0.15)
GrimmNBC8:00PM4,178,0004,289,000 (111,000)0.800.85 (0.05)
RosewoodFox8:00PM2,818,0002,869,000 (51,000)0.600.63 (0.03)
The Vampire DiariesCW8:00PM960,000863,000 97,000 0.300.32 (0.02)
Dr. KenABC8:30PM5,210,0004,644,000 566,000 1.001.02 (0.02)
Hawaii Five-0CBS9:00PM7,078,0008,414,000 (1,336,000)0.801.01 (0.21)REPEAT
Shark TankABC9:00PM5,903,0004,313,000 1,590,000 1.301.00 0.30 vs. REPEAT
Emerald CityNBC9:00PM2,742,0002,829,000 (87,000)0.600.71 (0.11)
Sleepy HollowFox9:00PM2,153,0001,914,000 239,000 0.600.50 0.10
Crazy Ex-GirlfriendCW9:00PM595,000565,000 30,000 0.200.22 (0.02)
Blue BloodsCBS10:00PM7,094,0009,770,000 (2,676,000)0.801.17 (0.37)REPEAT
20/20ABC10:00PM5,584,0004,461,000 1,123,000 0.900.93 (0.03)
DatelineNBC10:00PM3,781,0003,062,000 719,000 0.900.77 0.13










Saturday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
RansomCBS8:00PM3,310,0003,605,000 (295,000)0.400.45 (0.05)
NBA CountdownABC8:00PM2,190,0001,922,000 268,000 0.500.43 0.07
DatelineNBC8:00PM4,850,000
4,850,000 0.80
0.80 8-10P
Figure SkatingNBC8:00PM
2,811,000 (2,811,000)
0.42 (0.42)
UFC Fight NightFox8:00PM2,020,000
2,020,000 0.70
0.70 8-10P
Lethal WeaponFox8:00PM
1,817,000 (1,817,000)
0.38 (0.38)
NBA Saturday PrimeABC8:30PM2,580,0003,598,000 (1,018,000)0.801.16 (0.36)830-11P
Crimetime SaturdayCBS9:00PM3,660,0003,876,000 (216,000)0.400.63 (0.23)REPEAT vs. 48 Hrs
StarFox9:00PM
1,192,000 (1,192,000)
0.27 (0.27)
48 Hours MysteryCBS10:00PM5,040,0004,495,000 545,000 0.700.75 (0.05)
SNL(R) NBC10:00PM3,240,000
3,240,000 0.80
0.80 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 19 (Jan. 23-29) How the Sitcoms Did
(Sun comedies are previous week and Fri/Sat are prelim ratings)
Sorted by 18-49 Rtg
TitleNetworkTimeDayTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes







Kevin Can WaitCBS8:00PMMon8,616,0001.74
2 Broke GirlsCBS9:00PMMon7,063,0001.70
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:00PMThu9,353,0001.63REPEAT
The Big Bang TheoryCBS9:30PMMon7,109,0001.62REPEAT
Man with a PlanCBS8:30PMMon7,686,0001.56
Animation DominationFox7:00PMSun3,716,0001.42REPEAT
Last Man StandingABC8:00PMFri6,957,0001.2
MomCBS8:30PMThu7,024,0001.16REPEAT
Modern FamilyABC9:00PMWed4,442,0001.16REPEAT
The GoldbergsABC8:00PMWed4,761,0001.16REPEAT
black-ishABC9:30PMWed3,896,0001.09REPEAT
SpeechlessABC8:30PMWed4,015,0001.07REPEAT
The MickFox8:30PMTue2,760,0001.04
The MiddleABC8:00PMTue4,391,0001.03REPEAT
The SimpsonsFox8:00PMSun2,589,0001.02REPEAT
Dr. KenABC8:30PMFri5,210,0001.0
Family GuyFox9:00PMSun2,117,0000.96REPEAT
Bob's BurgersFox7:30PMSun2,292,0000.92REPEAT
New GirlFox8:00PMTue2,354,0000.92
American HousewifeABC8:30PMTue3,418,0000.91REPEAT
Bob's BurgersFox9:30PMSun2,012,0000.87REPEAT
Son of ZornFox8:30PMSun1,997,0000.86
Fresh off the BoatABC9:00PMTue2,792,0000.77REPEAT
SuperstoreNBC8:00PMThu2,782,0000.70REPEAT
SuperstoreNBC8:30PMThu2,407,0000.69REPEAT
The Real O'NealsABC9:30PMTue2,029,0000.59REPEAT
The Great IndoorsCBS8:30PMThu

preempted
Life In PiecesCBS9:30PMThu

preempted
The Odd CoupleCBS9:30PMMon

preempted
Brooklyn Nine-NineFox8:30PMSun

preempted
The Last Man on EarthFox9:30PMSun

preempted
The Good PlaceNBC8:30PMThu

completed
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, April 26

The Big Bang Theory - "The Monetary Insufficiency" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Sheldon goes to Vegas to win money for science. Also, Penny and Bernadette take Amy wedding dress shopping, but her terrible choice entangles them in a web of lies.

Young Sheldon - "A Dog, A Squirrel, and a Fish Named Fish" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
A battle erupts between the Coopers and Sparks when the Sparks’ new dog terrorizes Sheldon.

Mom - "A Taco Bowl and a Tubby Seamstress" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Christy is concerned that she and Bonnie might lose their apartment when Bonnie locks horns with the tough new building owner, Rita (Patti Lupone).

Life in Pieces - "#TBT: House Destiny Introduction Retirement" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
The Short family’s quirky history is revealed with stories of when Tim met Heather’s family for the first time; when Jen and Greg bought their dream home; when Matt got sidetracked after he saw Colleen while waiting for a blind date; and John’s last flight before retiring.

Superstore - "Aftermath" (NBC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Amy (America Ferrera) and Jonah (Ben Feldman) deal with the consequences of their recent interactions. Meanwhile Glenn (Mark McKinney) and Dina (Lauren Ash) enlist Garrett's (Colton Dunn) help to win the store a visit from Cloud 9's CEO.

A.P. Bio - "Walleye" (NBC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Jack (Glenn Howerton) successfully convinces Miles (Tom Bennett) that Devin (Jacob McCarthy) is his illegitimate son. Durbin (Patton Oswalt), Mary (Mary Sohn), Stef (Lyric Lewis) and Michelle (Jean Villepique) clash on the Sadie Hawkins dance theme.

Will & Grace - "Staten Island Fairy" (NBC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Jack's (Sean Hayes) intimacy issues are challenged by a closeted boyfriend. Will (Eric McCormack) and Grace (Debra Messing) sell their new line of bedding on TV.

Champions - "Nepotism" (NBC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
As Michael waits to hear if the musical he wrote will be picked for the freshman show, Vince is accused of treating some staff members better than others.

Nobodies - "Kristen's Wiig" (TV Land, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Rachel and Larry attempt to convince Kristen Wiig to play Jen in the pilot for "Open Dorf Policy"; Hugh gets put in an uncomfortable position when an accident lands Sam in the hospital.

Atlanta - "North of the Border" (FX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
The possibility arises to make a move; it is believed Paper Boi will be at a pajama party.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of April 23)

Thursday, April 26

  • Don Cheadle (House of Lies/The Golden Palace) - Catch Don on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Method Man (Method & Red) - Method Mani s a guest on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Adam Pally (Making History/Happy Endings/The Mindy Project) - Adam appears on The Opposition with Jordan Klepper at 11:30pm on Comedy Central.
  • Chris Pratt (Parks and Recreation) - Chris visits Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Jason Biggs (Mad Love/Drexell's Class) - Jason and his wife Jenny Mollen are guests on The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • Dylan McDermott (LA to Vegas) - Dylan reveals role he lost to Harry Connick, Jr. on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Rob Riggle (Golan the Insatiable/Gary Unmarried) - Rob is a guest on Good Mythical Morning with Rhett & Link on YouTube.


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