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, June 20

The Big Bang Theory - "The Decision Reverberation" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
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 - "Albert Einstein and the Story of Another Mary" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Inspired by his hero, Albert Einstein, Sheldon tries his hand at the violin. Also, Mary and Meemaw secretly buy a pregnancy test when Mary thinks she’s pregnant.

Life in Pieces - "Letter Promise Adult Seventy" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
When Matt and Colleen treat Jen and Greg to a fancy dinner as a “thank you” for writing a recommendation letter, Jen and Greg are mortified when they realize they never wrote it. Also, Sophia asks Tim and Heather to get her a pig; Clementine wants Tyler to stop going to his pediatrician for medical care now that he is an adult; and John’s parents decide to get a divorce.

Life in Pieces - "Clean Pens Grandma Guys" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
When Jen and Greg hire Edna (Mary Pat Gleason), the cleaning lady who has worked for John and Joan for years, Jen is horrified at her strange habits. Also, Matt, Heather, and Greg race to find the valuable souvenir pens John brought them when they were kids; Lucas is terrified of Joan; and when Tim invites Matt over to watch a sporting event on television, it takes a weird turn.

Baskets - "Baby Chip" (FX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Chip picks up Pedialyte.

Bunk'd - "Who da Boss? Lou da Boss!" (Disney Channel, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Lou takes over as director of Camp Kikiwaka and welcomes new camper Gwen and camp counselors Noah and Ava.

Complete TV Listings

Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of June 17)

Thursday, June 20

  • Kumail Nanjiani (Silicon Valley) - Catch Kumail on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Aubrey Plaza (Parks and Recreation) - Aubrey stops by Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Louie Anderson (Baskets/The Louie Show/Life with Louie) - Louie is a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. He also talks about Baskets on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Bill Pullman (1600 Penn) - Bill visits The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Cobie Smulders (Friends from College/How I Met Your Mother) - Cobie speaks about the film Spider-man: Far from Home on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Mark Consuelos (Alpha House/Hope & Faith) - Mark guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Brie Larson (United States of Tara/Raising Dad) and Bradley Cooper (Kitchen Confidential) - The Ellen DeGeneres Show has favorite moments with actors who star in superhero films, including Brie and Bradley, so check your local listings.
  • Diedrich Bader (American Housewife/The Drew Carey Show) - Diedrich appears on a repeat of The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Tony Hale (Veep/Arrested Development) - Tony talks about Toy Story 4 on People Now at 12pm.
  • Tom Hanks (Bosom Buddies) and Tim Allen (Last Man Standing/Home Improvement) - Tom and Tim talk about Toy Story 4 on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Justin Long (The Conners/F Is for Family/Ed) - Justin talks about Life is Short on Access Live, so check your local listings.

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