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

Thursday, September 20

The Big Bang Theory - "The Bow Tie Asymmetry" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Amy’s parents and Sheldon’s family arrive for the wedding, everybody is focused on making sure all goes according to plan – everyone except the bride and groom.

Young Sheldon - "Vanilla Ice Cream, Gentleman Callers, and a Dinette Set" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Meemaw is pursued by two gentlemen callers (guest stars Richard Kind and Wallace Shawn), Sheldon interferes, forcing her to set some ground rules.

The Good Place - "The Burrito" (NBC, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Eleanor (Kristen Bell), Chidi (William Jackson Harper), Tahani (Jameela Jamil) and Jason (Manny Jacinto) consider just how much they have (or have not) improved. Michael (Ted Danson) is left to deal with the consequences of his recent actions.

The Good Place - "Somewhere Else" (NBC, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Michael (Ted Danson) tries to pull a rabbit out of a hat.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of September 17)

Thursday, September 20

  • Tiffany Haddish (The Last O.G./The Carmichael Show) - Catch Tiffany on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. She also talks about Night School on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.
  • Iain Armitage (Young Sheldon) - Iain appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. He will also be on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Johnny Galecki (The Big Bang Theory/Roseanne) - Johnny drops by The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Reid Scott (Veep/My Boys/It's All Relative) - Reid is a guest on Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Jeff Garlin (The Goldbergs/Curb Your Enthusiasm) - Jeff stops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Queen Latifah (Living Single) - Queen Latifah visits Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Issa Rae (Insecure) - Issa appears on The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Nancy Travis (Last Man Standing/The Bill Engvall Show/Becker/Work with Me/Almost Perfect) - Nancy is a guest on Access Live, so check your local listings.
  • Tony Danza (Taxi/Who's the Boss?/Hudson Street/The Tony Danza Show) - Tony talks about his new Netflix show The Good Cop on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Sarayu Rao (I Feel Bad/Sons of Tucson) - Sarayu talks about NBC's I Feel Bad on the BUILD Series at 1pm and on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Peyton List (Bunk'd/Jessie) - Peyton talks about Happy Together on Chatter at 8pm.
  • Jane Lynch (Angel from Hell) - Jane talks about Two Lost Souls on Couch Surfing at 8am.
  • Jane Fonda (Grace and Frankie) - Jane talks about Jane Fonda in Five Acts on GMA Day on ABC at 1pm.
  • Danny DeVito (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia/Taxi) - Danny is a guest on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-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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