Sunday, February 19, 2017

Week 22 TV Ratings and Analysis; How the Sitcoms Did

2016-17 Week 22 TV Ratings (first four nights Mon-Thu): 

Households: #1. CBS 5.04/9 rating/share (even in rating from first four nights week 21); #2. ABC  3.38/6 (-2%); #3. NBC 3.29/6 (-3%); #4. Fox 2.42/4 (-11%); #5. The CW 0.82/1 (-23%).
Total Viewers: #1. CBS 8.110 million (even from first four nights week 21); #2. ABC 5.243 million (-2%); #3. NBC 5.219 million (-3%); #4. Fox 3.903 million (-10%); #5. The CW 1.334 million (-21%).
Adults 18-49: #1. ABC 1.48/5 rating/share (-3% in rating from first four nights week 21); #2. CBS 1.32/5 (even); #3. NBC 1.20/4 (-3%); #4. Fox 1.05/4 (-11%); #5. The CW 0.47/2 (-20%)

We have previous week's final ratings, Week 21 (2/6/17-2/12/17, LIVE+SD). CBS obviously won the week in A18-49, with the Grammy's, and did a 2.12 rating.  ABC was #2 with a 1.42 rating.  NBC was #3 with a 0.99 rating, while Fox was #4 with a 0.88 rating  Among total viewers, CBS of course was #1 with 10.286 million, with ABC #2 at 5.135 million.  NBC was #3 with 4.514 million and Fox at #4 with 3.136 million.

For season to-date (9/19/16-2/16/17, LIVE+SD), NBC is 1 in A18-49 with a 2.03 rating, followed by Fox at #2 with a 1.99 rating thanks to the Super Bowl and also heavily inflated by a high 7-game World Series. Without those 2 events, Fox would be #4. CBS is  #3 with a 1.57 rating and ABC at #4 with a 1.25 rating. Among total viewers it is CBS #1 at 8.494 million, followed by the dropping NBC at #2 with 7.651 million. Super Bow/World Series boosted Fox still at #3 with 6.380 million as ABC is #4 with 5.153 million.

Back to week 22 (Feb. 13-19), 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 22 (Feb. 13-19) Analysis

Last Sunday (Feb. 12)(Week 21)This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
Super BowlFox6:38PM
60 MinutesCBS7:00PM8,433,0002,271,0006,162,000 7-730P vs. REPEAT
AFVABC7:00PM5,828,0001,756,0004,072,000 vs. REPEAT
Son of ZornFox7:00PM781,000
781,000 0.28
5,082,000 0.75
NBC MovieNBC7:00PM
Grammys Pre ShowCBS7:30PM10,067,000
10,067,000 2.10
The SimpsonsFox7:30PM1,292,000
1,292,000 0.56
26,071,000 7.83
7.83 8-1142P
ABC MovieABC8:00PM3,906,000
3,906,000 0.89
0.89 8-11P REPEAT
NBC MovieNBC8:00PM2,469,000
2,469,000 0.67
0.67 8-11P
The SimpsonsFox8:00PM2,399,000
2,399,000 1.02
Son of ZornFox8:30PM1,400,000
1,400,000 0.58
Shark TankABC9:00PM
Family GuyFox9:00PM1,859,000
1,859,000 0.88
Bob's BurgersFox9:30PM1,670,000
1,670,000 0.77
Shark TankABC10:00PM
Super Bowl Post GmFox10:31PM
24: LegacyFox11:00PM




This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
Kevin Can WaitCBS8:00PM7,854,0007,906,000(52,000)1.541.54-
The BachelorABC8:00PM7,561,0007,466,00095,000 2.362.36- 8-10P
The WallNBC8:00PM3,895,000
3,895,000 0.93
Celebrity ApprenticeNBC8:00PM
24: LegacyFox8:00PM5,141,0006,224,000(1,083,000)1.251.48(0.23)
SupergirlCW8:00PM2,522,0002,428,00094,000 0.780.690.09
Man with a PlanCBS8:30PM7,202,0007,254,000(52,000)1.431.400.03
Superior DonutsCBS9:00PM7,249,0007,336,000(87,000)1.411.350.06
Celebrity ApprenticeNBC9:00PM3,478,000
3,478,000 0.89
Jane the VirginCW9:00PM1,068,000930,000138,000 0.410.300.11
2 Broke GirlsCBS9:30PM6,001,0005,981,00020,000 1.221.29(0.07)
TimelessNBC10:00PM2,993,0002,923,00070,000 0.690.640.05


This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
The MiddleABC8:00PM6,320,0006,380,000(60,000)1.491.55(0.06)
The WallNBC8:00PM5,759,0006,141,000(382,000)1.391.47(0.08)
New GirlFox8:00PM2,125,0002,187,000(62,000)0.920.94(0.02)
Tough MudderCW8:00PM722,0002,906,000(2,184,000)0.241.10(0.86)vs. Flash
American HousewifeABC8:30PM5,334,0005,386,000(52,000)1.461.52(0.06)
The MickFox8:30PM2,469,0002,456,00013,000 0.980.940.04
Fresh off The BoatABC9:00PM3,664,0003,816,000(152,000)1.031.18(0.15)
This Is UsNBC9:00PM9,034,0009,565,000(531,000)2.382.55(0.17)
The FlashCW9:00PM700,0001,774,000(1,074,000)0.220.67(0.45)REPEAT vs. Legends
The Real O'NealsABC9:30PM2,871,0002,790,00081,000 0.800.91(0.11)
NCIS: NOCBS10:00PM10,319,0009,008,0001,311,000
Agents of SHIELDABC10:00PM2,125,0002,084,00041,000 0.650.69(0.04)
Chicago FireNBC10:00PM6,772,0006,868,000(96,000)1.511.51-

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
The GoldbergsABC8:00PM6,505,0006,194,000311,000 1.781.760.02
Lethal WeaponFox8:00PM6,365,0006,246,000119,000 1.391.300.09
ArrowCW8:00PM1,663,0001,608,00055,000 0.600.560.04
SpeechlessABC8:30PM5,639,0005,538,000101,000 1.601.62(0.02)
Criminal MindsCBS9:00PM7,339,0006,700,000639,000
Modern FamilyABC9:00PM6,918,0007,337,000(419,000)2.002.26(0.26)
Law & Order: SVUNBC9:00PM6,005,0006,926,000(921,000)1.441.64(0.20)
The 100CW9:00PM1,045,0001,013,00032,000 0.370.37-
DoubtCBS10:00PM5,306,0006,066,000(760,000)0.760.93(0.17)PREMIERE vs. Code
Match GameABC10:00PM3,452,0003,543,000(91,000)0.890.96(0.07)
Chicago P.D.NBC10:00PM6,679,0006,265,000414,000 1.311.300.01

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:00PM13,511,00014,145,000(634,000)2.793.03(0.24)
Grey's AnatomyABC8:00PM7,675,0008,456,000(781,000)2.062.14(0.08)
MasterChef JuniorFox8:00PM3,718,0004,208,000(490,000)1.091.29(0.20)
SupernaturalCW8:00PM1,811,0001,730,00081,000 0.680.580.10
Great IndoorsCBS8:30PM8,010,0007,437,000573,000 1.601.510.09
MomCBS9:00PM7,872,0007,563,000309,000 1.511.51-
Chicago MedNBC9:00PM6,101,0006,073,00028,000
My Kitchen RulesFox9:00PM2,075,0002,457,000(382,000)0.680.87(0.19)
Life in PiecesCBS9:30PM6,325,0006,082,000243,000 1.311.280.03
Training DayCBS10:00PM3,830,0004,435,000(605,000)0.690.82(0.13)
How to Get Away w/MurderABC10:00PM4,658,0004,919,000(261,000)1.321.310.01
The BlacklistNBC10:00PM4,759,0004,914,000(155,000)0.870.92(0.05)

Friday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
Last Man StandingABC8:00PM6,450,000
6,450,000 1.10
Charlie Brown ValentineABC8:00PM
The Vampire DiariesCW8:00PM1,020,0001,111,000(91,000)0.400.45(0.05)
Dr. KenABC8:30PM4,260,000
4,260,000 0.80
Hawaii Five-0CBS9:00PM9,480,0009,859,000(379,000)1.101.31(0.21)
Shark TankABC9:00PM5,180,0005,809,000(629,000)1.101.34(0.24)
Emerald CityNBC9:00PM2,410,0002,344,00066,000 0.600.580.02
Sleepy HollowFox9:00PM1,830,0002,002,000(172,000)0.500.54(0.04)
Blue BloodsCBS10:00PM9,990,00010,652,000(662,000)1.101.22(0.12)

Saturday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
ABC MovieABC8:00PM1,568,000
1,568,000 0.50
0.50 8-10P
NBA CountdownABC8:00PM
Dateline MysteryNBC8:00PM4,180,0004,494,000(314,000)0.600.66(0.06)8-10P
24: Legacy Fox8:00PM938,0001,274,000(336,000)0.200.28(0.08)REPEAT
NBA Saturday PrimeABC8:30PM
Crimetime SaturdayCBS9:00PM3,120,0002,553,000567,000 0.400.380.02 REPEAT vs. 48 Hrs
APBFox9:00PM1,032,0001,361,000(329,000)0.300.31(0.01)REPEAT vs. 24(R)
48 Hours MysteryCBS10:00PM4,130,0004,463,000(333,000)0.600.580.02
20/20 SaturdayABC10:00PM2,290,000
2,290,000 0.50
SNL(R) NBC10:00PM3,610,0003,517,00093,000 0.900.830.07 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 22 (Feb. 13-19) 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 TheoryCBS8:00PMThu13,511,0002.79
Modern FamilyABC9:00PMWed6,918,0002.00
The GoldbergsABC8:00PMWed6,505,0001.78
The Great IndoorsCBS8:30PMThu8,010,0001.60
Kevin Can WaitCBS8:00PMMon7,854,0001.54
The MiddleABC8:00PMTue6,320,0001.49
American HousewifeABC8:30PMTue5,334,0001.46
Man with a PlanCBS8:30PMMon7,202,0001.43
Superior DonutsCBS9:00PMMon7,249,0001.41
Life In PiecesCBS9:30PMThu6,325,0001.31
2 Broke GirlsCBS9:30PMMon6,001,0001.22
Last Man StandingABC8:00PMFri6,450,0001.1
Fresh off the BoatABC9:00PMTue3,664,0001.03
The SimpsonsFox8:00PMSun2,399,0001.02
The MickFox8:30PMTue2,469,0000.98
New GirlFox8:00PMTue2,125,0000.92
Family GuyFox9:00PMSun1,859,0000.88
The Real O'NealsABC9:30PMTue2,871,0000.80
Dr. KenABC8:30PMFri4,260,0000.8
Bob's BurgersFox9:30PMSun1,670,0000.77
Son of ZornFox8:30PMSun1,400,0000.58
The SimpsonsFox7:30PMSun1,292,0000.56REPEAT
Animation DominationFox7:00PMSun781,0000.28REPEAT
2 Broke GirlsCBS8:00PMTue

The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:00PMMon

Kevin Can WaitCBS8:30PMTue

Brooklyn Nine-NineFox8:30PMSun

The Last Man on EarthFox9:30PMSun

The Odd CoupleCBS9:30PMMon

The Good PlaceNBC8:30PMThu

Great NewsNBC8:00PMThu


Trial & ErrorsNBC9:00PMTue

Downward DogABC9:00PMTue

Imaginary MaryABC9:30PMTue

Making HistoryFox8:30PMSun

SOURCE: Nielsen Media Research

Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Thursday, April 25

The Big Bang Theory - "The Decision Reverberation" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Koothrappali is worried people won’t take him seriously in his own field after publishing a paper that suggests he may have discovered alien life. Also, Leonard wants to be the principal investigator on a plasma physics study.

Young Sheldon - "A Political Campaign and a Candy Land Cheater" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Unhappy that school funds are going towards football rather than academics, Sheldon decides to run for class president.

Mom - "Triple Dip and an Overhand Grip" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Bonnie and Tammy revisit childhood memories on a trip to their old foster home. Also, Christy and Jill regret accepting a date with two guys from their AA meeting.

Life in Pieces - "Misery Turd Name Pills" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
While Joan is bedridden recovering from surgery, she persuades Sophia to spend time with her, which she quickly regrets. Also, Jen and Greg select a name for their new baby only to learn that Matt and Colleen chose the same one; Colleen and Matt invite the family over to get to know Morgan (Joey King); and Heather has a new business idea.

Superstore - "QuinceaƱera" (NBC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Jonah (Ben Feldman) struggles to find his place at Amy’s (America Ferrera) daughter Emma’s quinceaƱera, while Dina (Lauren Ash) proves very popular with some teenage boys. Cheyenne (Nichole Bloom) and Mateo (Nico Santos) are obsessed with seeing Amy cry.

A.P. Bio - "Sweet Low Road" (NBC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When budget cuts threaten to gut Whitlock and put his job in jeopardy, Jack recruits Mary, Stef, and Michelle to take down the Superintendent. Durbin plans an appeal to the heart, while the students plan an appeal to the soul.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine - "Tickling Clocks" (NBC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
In an episode that takes place in real time, Jake and the squad must track down a hacker who has infiltrated the Nine-Nine's servers. Rosa deals with relationship issues. Hitchcock and Scully attempt to cook the perfect lasagna.

Abby's - "Mail Bin" (NBC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Abby finds a letter from her estranged father in a pile of unopened mail and opens up to the group about their fraught relationship.

Better Things - "The Unknown" (FX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Sam gets theatrical.

Complete TV Listings

Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of April 22)

Thursday, April 25

  • Paul Rudd (Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later/Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp/Wild Oats) - Catch Paul on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Tig Notaro (One Mississippi) - Tig appears on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Susan Kelechi Watson (Louie) - Susan is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Lake Bell (Bless This Mess/Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp/How to Make It in America) - Lake visits E!'s Busy Tonight at 11pm.
  • Steve Lemme and Kevin Heffernan (Tacoma PD) - Steve and Kevin are guests on E!'s Busy Tonight at 11pm.
  • Bradley Cooper (Kitchen Confidential) - Bradley stops by The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Diedrich Bader (American Housewife/Veep/The Drew Carey Show) - Diedrich visits The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Margo Martindale (The Millers) - Margo appears on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • James Brolin (Life in Pieces) - James talks about Life in Pieces on People Now at 12pm.
  • Alfonso Ribeiro (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air/In the House/Silver Spoons) - Alfonso is a guest on Access Live, so check your local listings.
  • Laurie Metcalf (The Conners/The McCarthys/Getting On/Roseanne) - Laurie talks about Hillary & Clinton on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Queen Latifah (Living Single) - Queen Latifah appears on NBC's Today in the 10am hour and on the BUILD SERIES at 3pm.
  • Ali Wentworth (Nightcap) - Ali is a guest on ABC's Strahan & Sara at 1pm.
  • Billy Crystal (The Comedians/Soap) and Ben Schwartz (Parks and Recreation) - Billy and Ben talk about Standing Up, Falling Down on the BUILD Series at 1pm.

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04/16 - The Big C - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
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