Sunday, February 05, 2017

Week 20 TV Ratings and Analysis; How the Sitcoms Did


2016-17 Week 20 TV Ratings (first four nights Mon-Thu): 

Households: #1. CBS 4.22/7 rating/share (-15% in rating from first four nights week 19); #2. ABC  3.11/5 (-10%); #3. NBC 2.89/5 (-5%); #4. Fox 2.11/4 (-8%); #5. The CW 1.09/2 (+3%).
Total Viewers: #1. CBS 6.712 million (-16% from first four nights week 19); #2. ABC 4.751 million (-12%); #3. NBC 4.560 million (-5%); #4. Fox 3.418 million (-8%); #5. The CW 1.763 million (+3%).
Adults 18-49: #1. ABC 1.33/5 rating/share (-12% in rating from first four nights week 19); #2. CBS 1.17/4 (-9%); #3. NBC 1.05/4 (-9%); #4. Fox 1.00/4 (-9%); #5. The CW 0.61/2 (+5%)

We have previous week's final ratings, Week 19 (1/23/17-1/29/17, LIVE+SD). ABC won the week in A18-49, as there was no NFL at all this week, and did a 1.28 rating.  CBS was  #2 with a 1.07 rating.  Fox was #3 with a 1.06 rating, while NBC was #4 with a 0.95 rating  No NFL in prime to boost anyone's averages! Among total viewers, CBS was #1 with 7.477 million, with ABC #2 at 4.949  million.  NBC was #3 with 4.174 million and Fox at #4 with 3.641 million.

For season to-date (9/19/16-2/2/17, LIVE+SD), NBC is 1 in A18-49 with a 2.15 rating, followed by Fox at #2 with a 1.65 rating, which is heavily inflated by a high 7-game World Series, and may take over for #1 after tonight with the Super Bowl. CBS is  #3 with a 1.57 rating and ABC at #4 with a 1.24 rating. Among total viewers it is CBS back to #1 at 8.492 million, followed by NBC at #2 with 8.007 million. World Series boosted Fox still at #3 with 5.444 million as ABC is #4 with 5.200 million. Will be interesting how close to #1 or #2 Fox gets in total viewers after tonight's Super Bowl.

Back to week 20 (Jan. 30-Feb. 5), 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 20 (Jan. 30-Feb. 5) Analysis















Last Sunday (Jan. 29)(Week 19)This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
60 MinutesCBS7:00PM11,505,000
11,505,000 1.20
1.20
AFVABC7:00PM6,164,0004,530,0001,634,000 1.210.740.47 REPEAT
Miss UniverseFox7:00PM5,222,000
5,222,000 1.45
1.45 7-10P
Son of ZornFox7:00PM
3,716,000(3,716,000)
1.42(1.42)
Celebrity ApprenticeNBC7:00PM1,154,000
1,154,000 0.36
0.36 7-9P REPEAT
DatelineNBC7:00PM
4,911,000(4,911,000)
0.77(0.77)
Bob's BurgersFox7:30PM
2,292,000(2,292,000)
0.92(0.92)
NCIS: LACBS8:00PM11,289,000
11,289,000 1.36
1.36
To Tell the TruthABC8:00PM4,759,0003,240,0001,519,000 1.050.630.42 vs. REPEAT
The SimpsonsFox8:00PM
2,589,000(2,589,000)
1.02(1.02)
NBC MovieNBC8:30PM
2,325,000(2,325,000)
0.58(0.58)
Son of ZornFox8:30PM
1,997,000(1,997,000)
0.86(0.86)
Madam SecretaryCBS9:00PM8,705,000
8,705,000 0.88
0.88
To Tell the TruthABC9:00PM4,051,0003,013,0001,038,000 1.030.640.39 vs. REPEAT
DatelineNBC9:00PM3,855,000
3,855,000 0.85
0.85 9-11P
Family GuyFox9:00PM
2,117,000(2,117,000)
0.96(0.96)
Bob's BurgersFox9:30PM
2,012,000(2,012,000)
0.87(0.87)
AFC Champ Post GameCBS9:51PM
22,655,000(22,655,000)
7.73(7.73)
ElementaryCBS10:00PM5,436,00011,846,000(6,410,000)0.654.06(3.41)vs. Hunted
ConvictionABC10:00PM2,433,0001,680,000753,000 0.530.300.23 vs. Quant(R)
DatelineNBC10:00PM

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Monday

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:00PM8,434,0008,616,000(182,000)1.561.74(0.18)REPEAT vs. Kevin
The BachelorABC8:00PM7,234,0007,348,000(114,000)2.332.42(0.09)8-10P
Celebrity ApprenticeNBC8:00PM3,707,0003,904,000(197,000)0.961.05(0.09)8-10P
GothamFox8:00PM3,461,0003,603,000(142,000)1.131.21(0.08)
SupergirlCW8:00PM2,348,0002,652,000(304,000)0.700.78(0.08)
Kevin Can WaitCBS8:30PM6,385,0007,686,000(1,301,000)1.211.56(0.35)REPEAT vs. Man
The Odd CoupleCBS9:00PM5,784,0007,063,000(1,279,000)1.091.70(0.61)vs. 2 Broke
LuciferFox9:00PM4,187,0004,170,00017,000 1.231.180.05
Jane the VirginCW9:00PM909,000988,000(79,000)0.280.37(0.09)
The Odd CoupleCBS9:30PM5,301,0007,109,000(1,808,000)0.931.62(0.69)vs. Bang(R)
ScorpionCBS10:00PM5,303,0007,770,000(2,467,000)0.781.31(0.53)REPEAT
QuanticoABC10:00PM2,758,0002,914,000(156,000)0.740.83(0.09)
TimelessNBC10:00PM3,506,0003,456,00050,000 0.860.86-










Tuesday

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
NCISCBS8:00PM
16,211,000(16,211,000)
1.88(1.88)
2 Broke GirlsCBS8:22PM5,482,000
5,482,000 0.73
0.73 REPEAT
The MiddleABC8:18PM3,974,0004,391,000(417,000)0.861.03(0.17)REPEAT
The WallNBC8:17PM4,602,0006,614,000(2,012,000)1.061.59(0.53)REPEAT
New GirlFox8:20PM1,664,0002,354,000(690,000)0.530.92(0.39)REPEAT
The FlashCW8:00PM3,063,0002,684,000379,000 1.090.950.14
Kevin Can WaitCBS8:30PM4,464,000
4,464,000 0.68
0.68 REPEAT
American HousewifeABC8:48PM3,142,0003,418,000(276,000)0.780.91(0.13)REPEAT
The MickFox8:30PM2,967,0002,760,000207,000 1.061.040.02
Super Bowl CommercialsCBS9:00PM6,469,00011,173,000(4,704,000)0.891.31(0.42)vs. Bull
Fresh off The BoatABC9:18PM2,541,0002,792,000(251,000)0.690.77(0.08)REPEAT
The WallNBC9:00PM6,064,0009,629,000(3,565,000)1.522.83(1.31)vs. This
BonesFox9:00PM3,760,0003,051,000709,000 0.850.87(0.02)
Legends of TomorrowCW9:00PM1,776,0001,750,00026,000 0.670.620.05
The Real O'NealsABC9:48PM1,931,0002,029,000(98,000)0.510.59(0.08)REPEAT
BullCBS10:00PM5,667,0009,178,000(3,511,000)0.621.12(0.50)REPEAT vs. NCIS NO
Agents of SHIELDABC10:00PM2,152,0002,001,000151,000 0.610.65(0.04)
This Is UsNBC10:00PM4,501,0007,381,000(2,880,000)0.971.75(0.78)REPEAT vs. Fire










Wednesday
This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
HuntedCBS8:00PM5,389,0005,479,000(90,000)1.261.33(0.07)vs. 8-10P
The GoldbergsABC8:00PM4,730,0004,761,000(31,000)1.161.16- REPEAT
Law & Order: SVUNBC8:00PM4,620,0004,215,000405,000 0.910.850.06 REPEAT
Showtime at ApolloFox8:00PM3,185,0006,280,000(3,095,000)0.761.42(0.66)vs. Lethal
ArrowCW8:00PM1,908,0001,682,000226,000 0.620.560.06
SpeechlessABC8:30PM3,961,0004,015,000(54,000)0.961.07(0.11)REPEAT
Criminal MindsCBS9:00PM7,455,000
7,455,000 1.30
1.30
Modern FamilyABC9:00PM4,135,0004,442,000(307,000)1.081.16(0.08)REPEAT
Law & Order: SVUNBC9:00PM4,674,0005,210,000(536,000)1.091.060.03 REPEAT
StarFox9:00PM4,051,0003,791,000260,000 1.261.150.11
The 100CW9:00PM1,212,000793,000419,000 0.430.260.17 PREMIERE vs. Freq
black-ishABC9:30PM3,646,0003,896,000(250,000)1.001.09(0.09)REPEAT
Code BlackCBS10:00PM6,798,0005,683,0001,115,000 1.080.900.18
Match GameABC10:00PM3,056,0007,502,000(4,446,000)0.831.72(0.89)REPEAT vs. Trump
Chicago P.D.NBC10:00PM4,459,0004,420,00039,000 0.900.840.06 REPEAT










Thursday
This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:00PM14,657,0009,353,0005,304,000 3.141.631.51 vs. REPEAT
Grey's AnatomyABC8:00PM8,494,0009,585,000(1,091,000)2.262.59(0.33)
SuperstoreNBC8:00PM3,993,0002,782,0001,211,000 1.250.700.55 vs. REPEAT
Hell's KitchenFox8:00PM3,669,0003,982,000(313,000)1.121.24(0.12)
SupernaturalCW8:00PM1,732,0001,720,00012,000 0.620.580.04
Superior DonutsCBS8:30PM10,538,0007,024,0003,514,000 1.921.160.76 PREMIERE vs. Mom(R)
PowerlessNBC8:30PM3,098,0002,407,000691,000 1.080.690.39 PREMIERE vs. Superstore(R)
MomCBS9:00PM8,707,000
8,707,000 1.60
1.60
Mary Tyler Moore SpecialCBS9:00PM
6,549,000(6,549,000)
0.78(0.78)
ScandalABC9:00PM6,539,0007,623,000(1,084,000)1.742.05(0.31)
Chicago MedNBC9:00PM6,304,0004,035,0002,269,000 1.240.760.48 vs. REPEAT
My Kitchen RulesFox9:00PM2,180,0002,148,00032,000 0.730.74(0.01)
RiverdaleCW9:00PM1,151,0001,378,000(227,000)0.430.51(0.08)
Life in PiecesCBS9:30PM6,624,000
6,624,000 1.26
1.26
Training DayCBS10:00PM4,726,0005,198,000(472,000)0.880.750.13 PREMIERE vs. Pure
How to Get Away w/MurderABC10:00PM4,688,0005,414,000(726,000)1.281.52(0.24)
The BlacklistNBC10:00PM5,047,0002,520,0002,527,000 0.920.500.42 vs. REPEAT










Friday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
MacGyverCBS8:00PM7,498,0005,135,0002,363,000 1.000.780.22 vs. REPEAT
Last Man StandingABC8:00PM6,623,0007,014,000(391,000)1.201.25(0.05)
GrimmNBC8:00PM4,133,0004,281,000(148,000)0.800.83(0.03)
RosewoodFox8:00PM2,605,0002,833,000(228,000)0.600.61(0.01)
The Vampire DiariesCW8:00PM988,000943,00045,000 0.400.340.06
Dr. KenABC8:30PM4,779,0005,180,000(401,000)0.901.02(0.12)
Hawaii Five-0CBS9:00PM9,676,0007,144,0002,532,000 1.100.840.26 vs. REPEAT
Shark TankABC9:00PM5,650,0005,968,000(318,000)1.301.36(0.06)
Emerald CityNBC9:00PM2,471,0002,790,000(319,000)0.600.60-
Sleepy HollowFox9:00PM1,846,0002,157,000(311,000)0.500.61(0.11)
Crazy Ex-GirlfriendCW9:00PM581,000590,000(9,000)0.200.190.01 FINALE
Blue BloodsCBS10:00PM10,068,0007,126,0002,942,000 1.200.850.35 vs. REPEAT
20/20ABC10:00PM4,583,0005,524,000(941,000)1.000.830.17
DatelineNBC10:00PM3,744,0003,837,000(93,000)0.700.96(0.26)










Saturday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
RansomCBS8:00PM2,860,0003,280,000(420,000)0.400.40-
NBA CountdownABC8:00PM1,840,0001,907,000(67,000)0.500.440.06
Dateline MysteryNBC8:00PM4,140,0004,878,000(738,000)0.700.75(0.05)8-10P
NFL HonorsFox8:00PM3,170,0002,189,000981,000 0.800.780.02 8-10P vs. UFC
NBA Saturday PrimeABC8:30PM2,570,0003,259,000(689,000)0.801.02(0.22)830-11P
Crimetime SaturdayCBS9:00PM3,780,0003,961,000(181,000)0.400.390.01 REPEAT
StarFox9:00PM

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48 Hours MysteryCBS10:00PM4,480,0004,996,000(516,000)0.600.75(0.15)
SNL(R) NBC10:00PM2,930,0003,261,000(331,000)0.700.78(0.08)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 20 (Jan. 30-Feb. 5) 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 TheoryCBS8:00PMThu14,657,0003.14
Superior DonutsCBS8:30PMThu10,538,0001.92PREMIERE
MomCBS9:00PMThu8,707,0001.60
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:00PMMon8,434,0001.56REPEAT
Life In PiecesCBS9:30PMThu6,624,0001.26
SuperstoreNBC8:00PMThu3,993,0001.25
Kevin Can WaitCBS8:30PMMon6,385,0001.21REPEAT
Last Man StandingABC8:00PMFri6,623,0001.2
The GoldbergsABC8:00PMWed4,730,0001.16REPEAT
The Odd CoupleCBS9:00PMMon5,784,0001.09
Modern FamilyABC9:00PMWed4,135,0001.08REPEAT
PowerlessNBC8:30PMTue3,098,0001.08PREMIERE
The MickFox8:30PMTue2,967,0001.06
black-ishABC9:30PMWed3,646,0001.00REPEAT
SpeechlessABC8:30PMWed3,961,0000.96REPEAT
The Odd CoupleCBS9:30PMMon5,301,0000.93FINALE
Dr. KenABC8:30PMFri4,779,0000.9
The MiddleABC8:00PMTue3,974,0000.86REPEAT
American HousewifeABC8:30PMTue3,142,0000.78REPEAT
2 Broke GirlsCBS8:22PMTue5,482,0000.73REPEAT
Fresh off the BoatABC9:00PMTue2,541,0000.69REPEAT
Kevin Can WaitCBS8:30PMTue4,468,0000.68REPEAT
New GirlFox8:20PMTue1,664,0000.53REPEAT
The Real O'NealsABC9:30PMTue1,931,0000.51REPEAT
Man with a PlanCBS8:30PMMon

preempted
Animation DominationFox7:00PMSun

preempted
The SimpsonsFox8:00PMSun

preempted
Family GuyFox9:00PMSun

preempted
Bob's BurgersFox7:30PMSun

preempted
Bob's BurgersFox9:30PMSun

preempted
Son of ZornFox8:30PMSun

preempted
The Great IndoorsCBS8:30PMThu

preempted
Brooklyn Nine-NineFox8:30PMSun

preempted
The Last Man on EarthFox9:30PMSun

preempted
The Good PlaceNBC8:30PMThu

completed
Great NewsNBC8:00PMThu


MarlonNBC9:30PMThu


Trial & ErrorsNBC9:00PMTue


Downward DogABC9:00PMTue


Imaginary MaryABC9:30PMTue


Making HistoryFox8:30PMSun



SOURCE: Nielsen Media Research


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Thursday, October 19

Superstore - "Workplace Bullying" (NBC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Tensions arise among the employees after an attempted robbery, pitting Dina (Lauren Ash) against Jonah (Ben Feldman). Meanwhile, Glenn (Mark McKinney) has a tough time firing the store security guard, and Amy (America Ferrera) discovers that her coworkers have been hanging out without her.

The Good Place - "The Trolley Problem" (NBC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Chidi (William Jackson Harper) and Eleanor (Kristen Bell) tackle a famous ethical dilemma, leading to a conflict with Michael (Ted Danson). Meanwhile, Tahani (Jameela Jamil) harbors a secret and confides in Janet (D'Arcy Carden).

Will & Grace - "Grandpa Jack" (NBC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Jack (Sean Hayes) is stunned to learn that his estranged son, Elliot (guest star Michael Angarano) has a son of his own, Skip (guest star Jet Jurgensmeyer). Moreover, Skip needs the kind of help only Will (Eric McCormack) and Jack can provide. Grace (Debra Messing) and Karen (Megan Mullally) behave badly with the hot new guy at work.

Great News - "Award Show" (NBC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
For the first time in years, "The Breakdown" has been nominated for an American Journalism Award. Katie (Briga Heelan) is looking forward to spending the night as a peer with the very reporters she has admired her whole life. Fearing her mother will ruin it, Katie tries to stop Carol (Andrea Martin) from attending but is unsuccessful when Carol secures a position as a seat-filler. Katie is stuck babysitting her mom all night but gets distracted by Jeremy (guest star Reid Scott), a handsome New York Times reporter who looks down on cable news. Chuck (John Michael Higgins) is excited to reunite with all of his old anchormen friends, especially Len Archer (guest star Christopher McDonald), an idol of Chuck's who is receiving a lifetime achievement award.

Better Things - "Eulogy" (FX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Sam demands satisfaction.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of October 16)

Thursday, October 19

  • Tracy Morgan (30 Rock/The Tracy Morgan Show) - Catch Tracy on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Paul Shaffer (A Year at the Top) - Paul sits in with Cleto and The Cletones on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory) - Jim is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Michael Keaton (Working Stiffs/All's Fair) - Michael appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Amy Landecker (Transparent) - Amy is a guest on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Carl Reinder (The Dick Van Dyke Show) - Carl appears on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Garcelle Beauvais (The Jamie Foxx Show) - Garcelle guest co-hosts The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Cedric Yarbrough (Speechless/Reno 911!) - Cedric is a guest on Steve, so check your local listings.
  • Angela Kinsey (Haters Back Off/Your Family or Mine/The Office) - Angela talks about the new season of her Netflix show Haters Back Off on the People Now at 8:30am.
  • Jeff Garlin (The Goldbergs/Curb Your Enthusiasm) - Jeff appears on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Henry Winkler (Happy Days/Out of Practice) - Henry is a guest on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Hayley Orrantia (The Goldbergs) - Hayley appears on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Joanna Garcia Swisher (Reba/Better with You) - Joanna teams up with Michael Symon in the kitchen, giving the scoop on her new show and whipping up a tasty dish on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT. She also talks about Kevin (Probably) Saves the World on the AOL Build Show at 11am.
  • Redman (Method & Red) - Redman appears on the AOL Build Show at 3pm.
  • Debra Messing and Eric McCormack (Will & Grace) - Debra and Eric are guests on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.


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06/13 - That's My Mama - The Complete Series
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