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, 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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07/25 - Diff'ernt Strokes - The Complete Sixth Season
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08/01 - Alice - The Complete Fifth Season (WBShop.com)
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08/15 - Rhoda - Season Four
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