Sunday, February 12, 2017

Week 21 TV Ratings and Analysis; How the Sitcoms Did


2016-17 Week 21 TV Ratings (first four nights Mon-Thu): 

Households: #1. CBS 5.05/9 rating/share (+20% in rating from first four nights week 20); #2. ABC  3.44/6 (+11%); #3. NBC 3.39/6 (+17%); #4. Fox 2.72/5 (+29%); #5. The CW 1.07/2 (-2%).
Total Viewers: #1. CBS 8.137 million (+21% from first four nights week 20); #2. NBC 5.360 million (+18%); #3. ABC 5.358 million (+13%); #4. Fox 4.350 million (+27%); #5. The CW 1.698 million (-4%).
Adults 18-49: #1. ABC 1.53/5 rating/share (+15% in rating from first four nights week 20); #2. CBS 1.32/5 (+13%); #3. NBC 1.24/4 (+18%); #4. Fox 1.18/4 (-9%); #5. The CW 0.59/2 (-3%)

We have previous week's final ratings, Week 20 (1/30/17-2/5/17, LIVE+SD). Fox obviously won the week in A18-49, with the Super Bowl, and did a big 9.85 rating.  ABC was #2 with a 1.06 rating.  CBS was #3 with a 0.91 rating, while NBC was #4 with a 0.81 rating  Among total viewers, Fox of course was #1 with 29.710 million, with CBS #2 at 5.963  million.  ABC was #3 with 3.992 million and NBC at #4 with 3.695 million.

For season to-date (9/19/16-2/2/17, LIVE+SD), NBC is 1 in A18-49 with a 2.09 rating, followed by Fox at #2 with a 2.05 rating thanks to the Super Bowl and also heavily inflated by a high 7-game World Series. Surprised Fox didn't take #1 after the Super Bowl. CBS is  #3 with a 1.54 rating and ABC at #4 with a 1.24 rating. Among total viewers it is CBS #1 at 8.406 million, followed by the dropping NBC at #2 with 7.812 million. Super Bow/World Series boosted Fox still at #3 with 6.541 million as ABC is #4 with 5.157 million. The Super Bowl wasn't enough for Fox to get out of #3 in total viewers.

Back to week 21 (Feb. 6-12), 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:


Last Sunday (Jan. 29)(Week 20)This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
Super BowlFox6:38PM111,317,000
111,317,000 37.11
37.11 638-1031P
60 MinutesCBS7:00PM2,271,00011,505,000 (9,234,000)0.221.20 (0.98)REPEAT
AFVABC7:00PM1,756,0006,164,000 (4,408,000)0.271.21 (0.94)REPEAT
Miss UniverseFox7:00PM
5,222,000 (5,222,000)
1.45 (1.45)
NBC MovieNBC7:00PM1,236,0001,154,000 82,000 0.210.36 (0.15)7-9P vs. Dateline
Bob's BurgersFox7:30PM

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NCISCBS8:00PM2,905,00011,289,000 (8,384,000)0.291.36 (1.07)REPEAT vs NCIS LA
AFVABC8:00PM2,252,0004,759,000 (2,507,000)0.501.05 (0.55)REPEAT vs. Truth
The SimpsonsFox8:00PM

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Son of ZornFox8:30PM

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NCIS: NOCBS9:00PM3,155,0008,705,000 (5,550,000)0.360.88 (0.52)REPEAT vs. Madam
Shark TankABC9:00PM1,401,0004,051,000 (2,650,000)0.351.03 (0.68)REPEAT vs. Truth
DatelineNBC9:00PM1,341,0003,855,000 (2,514,000)0.350.85 (0.50)9-11P
Family GuyFox9:00PM

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Bob's BurgersFox9:30PM

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NCIS: LACBS10:00PM3,621,0005,436,000 (1,815,000)0.460.65 (0.19)REPEAT vs. Elem.
Shark TankABC10:00PM1,686,0002,433,000 (747,000)0.440.53 (0.09)REPEAT vs. Conviction
Super Bowl Post GmFox10:31PM61,081,000
61,081,000 21.77
21.77
24: LegacyFox11:00PM17,576,000
17,576,000 6.11
6.11 PREMIERE
DatelineNBC10:00PM

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Monday

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
Kevin Can WaitCBS8:00PM7,906,0008,434,000 (528,000)1.541.56 (0.02)vs. Bang(R)
The BachelorABC8:00PM7,466,0007,234,000 232,000 2.362.33 0.03 8-10P
Celebrity ApprenticeNBC8:00PM3,475,0003,707,000 (232,000)0.880.96 (0.08) 8-10P
24: LegacyFox8:00PM6,224,0003,461,000 2,763,000 1.481.13 0.35 vs. Gotham
SupergirlCW8:00PM2,428,0002,348,000 80,000 0.690.70 (0.01)
Man with a PlanCBS8:30PM7,254,0006,385,000 869,000 1.401.21 0.19 vs. Kevin(R)
Superior DonutsCBS9:00PM7,336,0005,784,000 1,552,000 1.351.09 0.26 vs. Odd
APBFox9:00PM6,101,0004,187,000 1,914,000 1.471.23 0.24 PREMIERE vs. Lucifer
Jane the VirginCW9:00PM930,000909,000 21,000 0.300.28 0.02
2 Broke GirlsCBS9:30PM5,981,0005,301,000 680,000 1.290.93 0.36 vs. Odd
ScorpionCBS10:00PM7,756,0005,303,000 2,453,000 1.230.78 0.45 vs. REPEAT
QuanticoABC10:00PM2,613,0002,758,000 (145,000)0.660.74 (0.08)
TimelessNBC10:00PM2,923,0003,506,000 (583,000)0.640.86 (0.22)










Tuesday

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
NCISCBS8:00PM15,568,000
15,568,000 1.67
1.67
2 Broke GirlsCBS8:22PM
5,482,000 (5,482,000)
0.73 (0.73)
The MiddleABC8:00PM6,380,0003,974,000 2,406,000 1.550.86 0.69 vs. REPEAT
The WallNBC8:00PM6,141,0004,602,000 1,539,000 1.471.06 0.41 vs. REPEAT
New GirlFox8:00PM2,187,0001,664,000 523,000 0.940.53 0.41 vs. REPEAT
The FlashCW8:00PM2,906,0003,063,000 (157,000)1.101.09 0.01
Kevin Can WaitCBS8:30PM
4,464,000 (4,464,000)
0.68 (0.68)
American HousewifeABC8:30PM5,386,0003,142,000 2,244,000 1.520.78 0.74 vs. REPEAT
The MickFox8:30PM2,456,0002,967,000 (511,000)0.941.06 (0.12)
BullCBS9:00PM10,779,0006,469,000 4,310,000 1.260.89 0.37 vs. SB Coms
Fresh off The BoatABC9:00PM3,816,0002,541,000 1,275,000 1.180.69 0.49 vs. REPEAT
This Is UsNBC9:00PM9,565,0006,064,000 3,501,000 2.551.52 1.03 vs. Wall
BonesFox9:00PM3,067,0003,760,000 (693,000)0.750.85 (0.10)
Legends of TomorrowCW9:00PM1,774,0001,776,000 (2,000)0.670.67 -
The Real O'NealsABC9:30PM2,790,0001,931,000 859,000 0.910.51 0.40 vs. REPEAT
NCIS: NOCBS10:00PM9,008,0005,667,000 3,341,000 1.010.62 0.39 vs. Bull(R)
Agents of SHIELDABC10:00PM2,084,0002,152,000 (68,000)0.690.61 0.08
Chicago FireNBC10:00PM6,868,0004,501,000 2,367,000 1.510.97 0.54 vs. This(R)










Wednesday
This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
HuntedCBS8:00PM5,367,0005,389,000 (22,000)1.221.26 (0.04)
The GoldbergsABC8:00PM6,194,0004,730,000 1,464,000 1.761.16 0.60 vs. REPEAT
BlindspotNBC8:00PM4,641,0004,620,000 21,000 0.950.91 0.04 vs. SVU(R)
Lethal WeaponFox8:00PM6,246,0003,185,000 3,061,000 1.300.76 0.54 vs. Apollo
ArrowCW8:00PM1,608,0001,908,000 (300,000)0.560.62 (0.06)
SpeechlessABC8:30PM5,538,0003,961,000 1,577,000 1.620.96 0.66 vs. REPEAT
Criminal MindsCBS9:00PM6,700,0007,455,000 (755,000)1.171.30 (0.13)
Modern FamilyABC9:00PM7,337,0004,135,000 3,202,000 2.261.08 1.18 vs. REPEAT
Law & Order: SVUNBC9:00PM6,926,0004,674,000 2,252,000 1.641.09 0.55 vs. REPEAT
StarFox9:00PM4,119,0004,051,000 68,000 1.311.26 0.05
The 100CW9:00PM1,013,0001,212,000 (199,000)0.370.43 (0.06)
black-ishABC9:30PM5,314,0003,646,000 1,668,000 1.551.00 0.55 vs. REPEAT
Code BlackCBS10:00PM6,066,0006,798,000 (732,000)0.931.08 (0.15)
Match GameABC10:00PM3,543,0003,056,000 487,000 0.960.83 0.13 vs. REPEAT
Chicago P.D.NBC10:00PM6,265,0004,459,000 1,806,000 1.300.90 0.40 vs. REPEAT










Thursday
This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:00PM14,145,00014,657,000 (512,000)3.033.14 (0.11)
Grey's AnatomyABC8:00PM8,456,0008,494,000 (38,000)2.142.26 (0.12)
SuperstoreNBC8:00PM3,541,0003,993,000 (452,000)1.091.25 (0.16)
MasterChef JuniorFox8:00PM4,208,0003,669,000 539,000 1.291.12 0.17 PREMIERE vs. Hells
SupernaturalCW8:00PM1,730,0001,732,000 (2,000)0.580.62 (0.04)
Great IndoorsCBS8:30PM7,437,00010,538,000 (3,101,000)1.511.92 (0.41)vs. Donuts
PowerlessNBC8:30PM2,525,0003,098,000 (573,000)0.821.08 (0.26)
MomCBS9:00PM7,563,0008,707,000 (1,144,000)1.511.60 (0.09)
ScandalABC9:00PM6,216,0006,539,000 (323,000)1.591.74 (0.15)
Chicago MedNBC9:00PM6,073,0006,304,000 (231,000)1.111.24 (0.13)
My Kitchen RulesFox9:00PM2,457,0002,180,000 277,000 0.870.73 0.14
RiverdaleCW9:00PM1,197,0001,151,000 46,000 0.460.43 0.03
Life in PiecesCBS9:30PM6,082,0006,624,000 (542,000)1.281.26 0.02
Training DayCBS10:00PM4,435,0004,726,000 (291,000)0.820.88 (0.06)
How to Get Away w/MurderABC10:00PM4,919,0004,688,000 231,000 1.311.28 0.03
The BlacklistNBC10:00PM4,914,0005,047,000 (133,000)0.920.92 -










Friday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
MacGyverCBS8:00PM8,047,0007,426,000 621,000 1.200.98 0.22
Charlie Brown ValentineABC8:00PM4,152,000
4,152,000 1.00
1.00 REPEAT
Last Man StandingABC8:00PM
6,602,000 (6,602,000)
1.19 (1.19)
GrimmNBC8:00PM3,948,0004,150,000 (202,000)0.700.84 (0.14)
RosewoodFox8:00PM2,910,0002,608,000 302,000 0.700.58 0.12
The Vampire DiariesCW8:00PM1,139,000920,000 219,000 0.400.34 0.06
Dr. KenABC8:30PM
4,661,000 (4,661,000)
0.94 (0.94)
Hawaii Five-0CBS9:00PM9,782,0009,812,000 (30,000)1.301.11 0.19
Shark TankABC9:00PM5,751,0005,681,000 70,000 1.301.29 0.01
Emerald CityNBC9:00PM2,305,0002,451,000 (146,000)0.600.56 0.04
Sleepy HollowFox9:00PM2,027,0001,825,000 202,000 0.500.50 -
ReignCW9:00PM776,000582,000 194,000 0.200.24 (0.04)PREMIERE vs. Crazy
Blue BloodsCBS10:00PM10,472,00010,130,000 342,000 1.201.15 0.05
20/20ABC10:00PM4,624,0004,589,000 35,000 0.900.98 (0.08)
DatelineNBC10:00PM3,558,0003,798,000 (240,000)0.700.75 (0.05)










Saturday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
RansomCBS8:00PM3,160,0003,290,000 (130,000)0.400.42 (0.02)
NBA CountdownABC8:00PM4,030,0001,864,000 2,166,000 1.300.46 0.84
Dateline MysteryNBC8:00PM4,460,0004,132,000 328,000 0.700.64 0.06 8-10P
24: Legacy Fox8:00PM1,240,000
1,240,000 0.30
0.30 REPEAT
NFL HonorsFox8:00PM
3,168,000 (3,168,000)
0.82 (0.82)
NBA Saturday PrimeABC8:30PM4,810,0002,812,000 1,998,000 1.800.92 0.88 830-11P
48 Hours MysteryCBS9:00PM2,540,0003,812,000 (1,272,000)0.400.42 (0.02)vs. Crime
24: Legacy Fox9:00PM1,380,000
1,380,000 0.30
0.30 REPEAT
48 Hours MysteryCBS10:00PM4,400,0004,496,000 (96,000)0.600.63 (0.03)
SNL(R) NBC10:00PM3,570,0002,970,000 600,000 0.800.73 0.07 REPEAT


Sitcoms in green did excellent for the week, while yellow indicates decent showings and red is not good! This is sorted by adults 18-49:



Week 21 (Feb. 6-12) 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 TheoryCBS8:00PMThu14,145,0003.03
Modern FamilyABC9:00PMWed7,337,0002.26
The GoldbergsABC8:00PMWed6,194,0001.76
SpeechlessABC8:30PMWed5,538,0001.62
black-ishABC9:30PMWed5,314,0001.55
The MiddleABC8:00PMTue6,380,0001.55
Kevin Can WaitCBS8:00PMMon7,906,0001.54
American HousewifeABC8:30PMTue5,386,0001.52
MomCBS9:00PMThu7,563,0001.51
The Great IndoorsCBS8:30PMThu7,437,0001.51
Man with a PlanCBS8:30PMMon7,254,0001.40
Superior DonutsCBS9:00PMMon7,336,0001.35
2 Broke GirlsCBS9:30PMMon5,981,0001.29
Life In PiecesCBS9:30PMThu6,082,0001.28
Fresh off the BoatABC9:00PMTue3,816,0001.18
SuperstoreNBC8:00PMThu3,541,0001.09
The MickFox8:30PMTue2,456,0000.94
New GirlFox8:00PMTue2,187,0000.94
The Real O'NealsABC9:30PMTue2,790,0000.91
PowerlessNBC8:30PMThu2,525,0000.82
Last Man StandingABC8:00PMFri

preempted
Dr. KenABC8:30PMFri

preempted
2 Broke GirlsCBS8:00PMTue

preempted
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:00PMMon

preempted
Kevin Can WaitCBS8:30PMTue

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
Brooklyn Nine-NineFox8:30PMSun

preempted
The Last Man on EarthFox9:30PMSun

preempted
The Odd CoupleCBS9:30PMMon

completed
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

Monday, December 18

Kevin Can Wait - "The Might've Before Christmas" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
While Vanessa and the Gable family gather around the Christmas tree, Vanessa and Kevin reminisce about their first patrol together.

Man with a Plan - "Adam Gets Neighborly" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Adam and Andi try to get back in their neighbors’ good graces after no one shows up to their potluck. Sherri Shepherd and Tim Meadows guest star as Joy and Rudy Randall, the Burns’ new neighbors.

Superior Donuts - "Electile Dysfunction" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
When Arthur suddenly decides to run against Fawz in a local election, his campaign manager, Franco, tries to help his boss bring home a win. Also, Tush and Randy realize they crossed paths long before the donut shop, and the encounter was hardly sweet.

9JKL - "It Happened One Night" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Josh and Nick coach their friend Luke (Tone Bell) on how to amicably break up with his girlfriend, Sydney (Ginger Gonzaga), so that it won’t jeopardize Josh’s spot in her coveted spin class. Also, Judy and Harry invite their rivals, Dick (Fred Willard) and Lenore (Christina Pickles) Stevenson, over to play bridge, and Andrew and Eve celebrate their anniversary with their own gift-giving tradition.

Tarantula - "Pajattery" (TBS, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Echo discovers Paja's secret and decides to share it with the rest of the Tarantula residents, with unforeseen consequences.

Tarantula - "Frog Flog" (TBS, 10:30PM ET/PT)
A rift develops in their friendship when Echo and Booty build their own hot springs.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of December 18)

Monday, December 18

  • Jim Gaffigan (The Jim Gaffigan Show/My Boys/Welcome to New York) - Watch Jim on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Cristela Alonzo (Cristela) - Cristela is a guest on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Anna Faris (Mom) - Anna appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Mark Hamill (The Texas Wheelers) - Mark is a guest on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Jenny Slate (Married/Parks and Recreation) - Jenny appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Bill Pullman (1600 Penn) - Bill stops by Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Anna Camp (The Mindy Project) - Anna visits Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Laura Dern (F Is for Family/Enlightened) - Laura is a guest on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Patti LaBelle (Out All Night) - Patti performs the holiday classic Don't Save It All For Christmas Day on Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Henry Winkler (Happy Days/Monty/Out of Practice) - Henry drops by Access Hollywood Live and Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Leslie Odom Jr. (Big Day) - Leslie is a guest on Steve, so check your local listings.
  • Jenifer Lewis (black-ish) - Jenifer chats with the ladies of The View on a repeat on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Seth MacFarlane (Family Guy/American Dad!/The Cleveland Show) - Seth appears on the BUILD Series at 5pm.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (November/December)

The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Third Season Living Single - The Complete Third Season Alice - The Complete Sixth Season One Day at a Time - The Complete Series Fuller House - The Complete Second Season

11/07 - American Dad! - Volume 12
11/07 - Family Guy - Season Fifteen
11/07 - The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Third Season
11/14 - D.C. Follies - The Complete Series
11/21 - Living Single - The Complete Third Season
11/24 - Grandfathered - Season 1
12/05 - Alice - The Complete Sixth Season
12/05 - One Day at a Time - The Complete Series
12/05 - The Simpsons - The Eighteenth Season
12/05 - South Park - The Complete First Season (Blu-ray) / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5
12/12 - Fuller House - The Complete Second Season
12/19 - South Park - The Complete Sixth Season (Blu-ray) / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11
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