Sunday, February 26, 2017

Week 23 TV Ratings and Analysis; How the Sitcoms Did

2016-17 Week 23 TV Ratings (first three nights Mon-Wed; Thur still prelim): 

Households: #1. CBS 4.97/9 rating/share (-1% in rating from first four nights week 22); #2. NBC  3.61/6 (+10%); #3. ABC 3.12/6 (-8%); #4. Fox 2.45/4 (even); #5. The CW 1.03/2 (+26%).
Total Viewers: #1. CBS 8.000 million (-1% from first four nights week 22); #2. NBC 5.875 million (+13%); #3. ABC 4.981 million (-5%); #4. Fox 3.928 million (+1%); #5. The CW 1.708 million (+28%).
Adults 18-49: #1. ABC 1.46/5 rating/share (-1% in rating from first four nights week 22); #2. NBC 1.40/5 (+17%); #3. CBS 1.21/4 (-8%); #4. Fox 1.01/4 (-4%); #5. The CW 0.61/2 (+30%)

We have previous week's final ratings, Week 22 (2/13/17-2/19/17, LIVE+SD). ABC won the week in A18-49 and did a 1.18 rating.  CBS was #2 with a 1.08 rating.  NBC was #3 with a 0.98 rating, while Fox was #4 with a 0.82 rating  Among total viewers, CBS of course was #1 with 7.546 million, with NBC #2 at 4.611 million.  ABC was #3 with 4.494 million and Fox at #4 with 2.867 million.

For season to-date (9/19/16-2/22/17, LIVE+SD), NBC is 1 in A18-49 with a 1.99 rating, followed by Fox at #2 with a 1.95 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 1.54 rating and ABC at #4 with a 1.24 rating. Among total viewers it is CBS #1 at 8.451 million, followed by the dropping NBC at #2 with 7.539 million. Super Bow/World Series boosted Fox still at #3 with 6.245 million as ABC is #4 with 5.118 million.

Back to week 23 (Feb. 20-26), 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 23 (Feb. 20-26) Analysis















Last Sunday (Feb. 19)(Week 22)This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
60 MinutesCBS7:00PM10,354,0008,433,000 1,921,000 0.981.25 (0.27)vs. 7-730P
AFVABC7:00PM5,374,0005,828,000 (454,000)0.941.15 (0.21)
Son of ZornFox7:00PM980,000781,000 199,000 0.340.28 0.06 REPEAT
DatelineNBC7:00PM3,616,0005,082,000 (1,466,000)0.560.75 (0.19)REPEAT
Grammys Pre ShowCBS7:30PM
10,067,000 (10,067,000)
2.10 (2.10)
The SimpsonsFox7:30PM1,288,0001,292,000 (4,000)0.530.56 (0.03)REPEAT
The Good FightCBS8:00PM7,166,000
7,166,000 0.70
0.70 PREMIERE
GrammysCBS8:00PM
26,071,000 (26,071,000)
7.83 (7.83)
ABC MovieABC8:00PM3,768,0003,906,000 (138,000)1.020.89 0.13 8-10 vs 8-11P
NBC 90thNBC8:00PM4,430,0002,469,000 1,961,000 0.720.67 0.05 8-11P vs. Movie
The SimpsonsFox8:00PM2,443,0002,399,000 44,000 1.061.02 0.04
Son of ZornFox8:30PM1,580,0001,400,000 180,000 0.690.58 0.11 FINALE
NCIS: LACBS9:00PM8,606,000
8,606,000 1.06
1.06
Family GuyFox9:00PM2,257,0001,859,000 398,000 1.030.88 0.15
Bob's BurgersFox9:30PM1,970,0001,670,000 300,000 0.880.77 0.11
ElementaryCBS10:00PM5,079,000
5,079,000 0.69
0.69
To Tell the TruthABC10:00PM2,842,000
2,842,000 0.68
0.68 FINALE
DatelineNBC10:00PM

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Monday

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
Kevin Can WaitCBS8:00PM7,292,0007,854,000 (562,000)1.421.54 (0.12)
The BachelorABC8:00PM7,882,0007,561,000 321,000 2.502.36 0.14 8-10P
American Ninja WarriorNBC8:00PM5,256,000
5,256,000 1.40
1.40 8-10P
The WallNBC8:00PM
3,895,000 (3,895,000)
0.93 (0.93)
24: LegacyFox8:00PM4,422,0005,141,000 (719,000)1.041.25 (0.21)
SupergirlCW8:00PM2,236,0002,522,000 (286,000)0.680.78 (0.10)
Man with a PlanCBS8:30PM6,750,0007,202,000 (452,000)1.311.43 (0.12)
Superior DonutsCBS9:00PM6,707,0007,249,000 (542,000)1.211.41 (0.20)
Celebrity ApprenticeNBC9:00PM
3,478,000 (3,478,000)
0.89 (0.89)
APBFox9:00PM3,746,0004,527,000 (781,000)0.811.04 (0.23)
Jane the VirginCW9:00PM1,059,0001,068,000 (9,000)0.430.41 0.02
2 Broke GirlsCBS9:30PM5,806,0006,001,000 (195,000)1.221.22 -
ScorpionCBS10:00PM7,194,0007,237,000 (43,000)1.181.17 0.01
QuanticoABC10:00PM2,471,0002,426,000 45,000 0.650.64 0.01
TimelessNBC10:00PM3,370,0002,993,000 377,000 0.890.69 0.20










Tuesday

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
NCISCBS8:00PM14,871,00015,290,000 (419,000)1.641.81 (0.17)
The MiddleABC8:00PM6,268,0006,320,000 (52,000)1.481.49 (0.01)
The WallNBC8:00PM5,895,0005,759,000 136,000 1.401.39 0.01
New GirlFox8:00PM2,251,0002,125,000 126,000 0.980.92 0.06
The FlashCW8:00PM2,777,000722,000 2,055,000 1.030.24 0.79 vs. Muddler
American HousewifeABC8:30PM5,209,0005,334,000 (125,000)1.401.46 (0.06)
The MickFox8:30PM2,377,0002,469,000 (92,000)0.870.98 (0.11)
BullCBS9:00PM10,662,00010,635,000 27,000 1.331.34 (0.01)
Fresh off The BoatABC9:00PM3,850,0003,664,000 186,000 1.131.03 0.10
This Is UsNBC9:00PM9,367,0009,034,000 333,000 2.482.38 0.10
BonesFox9:00PM2,898,0002,966,000 (68,000)0.690.75 (0.06)
Legends of TomorrowCW9:00PM1,640,000700,000 940,000 0.610.22 0.39 vs. Flash(R)
The Real O'NealsABC9:30PM2,925,0002,871,000 54,000 0.860.80 0.06
NCIS: NOCBS10:00PM9,574,00010,319,000 (745,000)1.121.23 (0.11)
Agents of SHIELDABC10:00PM2,012,0002,125,000 (113,000)0.630.65 (0.02)
Chicago FireNBC10:00PM7,161,0006,772,000 389,000 1.581.51 0.07










Wednesday
This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
HuntedCBS8:00PM5,071,0005,258,000 (187,000)1.181.18 -
The GoldbergsABC8:00PM6,209,0006,505,000 (296,000)1.751.78 (0.03)
BlindspotNBC8:00PM4,131,0004,065,000 66,000 0.830.83 -
Lethal WeaponFox8:00PM6,261,0006,365,000 (104,000)1.351.39 (0.04)
ArrowCW8:00PM1,537,0001,663,000 (126,000)0.530.60 (0.07)
SpeechlessABC8:30PM5,336,0005,639,000 (303,000)1.561.60 (0.04)
Criminal MindsCBS9:00PM7,326,0007,339,000 (13,000)1.291.27 0.02
Modern FamilyABC9:00PM6,646,0006,918,000 (272,000)1.982.00 (0.02)
Law & Order: SVUNBC9:00PM5,764,0006,005,000 (241,000)1.321.44 (0.12)
StarFox9:00PM3,886,0004,074,000 (188,000)1.251.23 0.02
The 100CW9:00PM998,0001,045,000 (47,000)0.360.37 (0.01)
black-ishABC9:30PM5,315,0005,272,000 43,000 1.601.50 0.10
DoubtCBS10:00PM4,027,0005,306,000 (1,279,000)0.550.76 (0.21)
Match GameABC10:00PM3,592,0003,452,000 140,000 0.940.89 0.05 FINALE
Chicago P.D.NBC10:00PM6,678,0006,679,000 (1,000)1.331.31 0.02










Thursday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:00PM13,224,00013,511,000 (287,000)2.802.79 0.01
Grey's AnatomyABC8:00PM7,607,0007,675,000 (68,000)2.002.06 (0.06)
SuperstoreNBC8:00PM3,539,0003,671,000 (132,000)1.101.14 (0.04)
MasterChef JuniorFox8:00PM3,821,0003,718,000 103,000 1.201.09 0.11
SupernaturalCW8:00PM1,621,0001,811,000 (190,000)0.600.68 (0.08)
Great IndoorsCBS8:30PM7,452,0008,010,000 (558,000)1.501.60 (0.10)
PowerlessNBC8:30PM2,296,0002,492,000 (196,000)0.700.77 (0.07)
MomCBS9:00PM7,511,0007,872,000 (361,000)1.401.51 (0.11)
How to Get Away w/MurderABC9:00PM4,950,000
4,950,000 1.50
1.50 9-11P FINALE
ScandalABC9:00PM
6,059,000 (6,059,000)
1.64 (1.64)
The BlacklistNBC9:00PM4,923,0006,101,000 (1,178,000)0.901.17 (0.27)vs. Med
My Kitchen RulesFox9:00PM2,198,0002,075,000 123,000 0.700.68 0.02
RiverdaleCW9:00PM965,0001,139,000 (174,000)0.300.44 (0.14)
Life in PiecesCBS9:30PM5,974,0006,325,000 (351,000)1.201.31 (0.11)
Training DayCBS10:00PM3,669,0003,830,000 (161,000)0.700.69 0.01
How to Get Away w/MurderABC10:00PM
4,658,000 (4,658,000)
1.32 (1.32)
The Blacklist: RedemptionNBC10:00PM4,202,0004,759,000 (557,000)0.800.87 (0.07)PREMIERE vs. Blacklist










Friday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
MacGyverCBS8:00PM7,013,0007,239,000 (226,000)1.100.93 0.17
Last Man StandingABC8:00PM6,597,0006,540,000 57,000 1.101.16 (0.06)
GrimmNBC8:00PM3,979,0003,918,000 61,000 0.800.77 0.03
RosewoodFox8:00PM2,690,0002,741,000 (51,000)0.600.62 (0.02)
The Vampire DiariesCW8:00PM1,067,000993,000 74,000 0.400.41 (0.01)
Dr. KenABC8:30PM4,581,0004,228,000 353,000 0.900.84 0.06
Hawaii Five-0CBS9:00PM9,018,0009,621,000 (603,000)1.101.16 (0.06)
Shark TankABC9:00PM5,814,0005,222,000 592,000 1.301.16 0.14
Emerald CityNBC9:00PM2,309,0002,473,000 (164,000)0.600.63 (0.03)
Sleepy HollowFox9:00PM1,761,0001,817,000 (56,000)0.500.47 0.03
ReignCW9:00PM607,000665,000 (58,000)0.200.23 (0.03)
Blue BloodsCBS10:00PM7,327,00010,143,000 (2,816,000)0.801.13 (0.33)REPEAT
20/20ABC10:00PM4,942,0004,130,000 812,000 1.000.88 0.12
DatelineNBC10:00PM3,970,0003,329,000 641,000 0.800.81 (0.01)










Saturday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
RansomCBS8:00PM3,900,0003,141,000 759,000 0.500.37 0.13
NBA CountdownABC8:00PM2,050,000
2,050,000 0.50
0.50
ABC MovieABC8:00PM
1,563,000 (1,563,000)
0.42 (0.42)
NHL HockeyNBC8:00PM2,020,000
2,020,000 0.60
0.60 8-11P
Dateline MysteryNBC8:00PM
4,235,000 (4,235,000)
0.66 (0.66)
Premier BoxingFox8:00PM1,760,000
1,760,000 0.50
0.50 8-10P
24: Legacy Fox8:00PM
924,000 (924,000)
0.22 (0.22)
NBA Saturday PrimeABC8:30PM2,340,000
2,340,000 0.80
0.80 830-11P
48 Hours MysteryCBS9:00PM4,690,0003,186,000 1,504,000 0.600.36 0.24 REPEAT vs. Crimetime
APBFox9:00PM
1,039,000 (1,039,000)
0.26 (0.26)
48 Hours MysteryCBS10:00PM4,890,0004,147,000 743,000 0.700.55 0.15 REPEAT
20/20 SaturdayABC10:00PM
2,288,000 (2,288,000)
0.53 (0.53)
SNL(R) NBC10:00PM
3,661,000 (3,661,000)
0.83 (0.83)


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 23 (Feb. 20-26) 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 TheoryCBS8:00PMThu13,224,0002.80
Modern FamilyABC9:00PMWed6,646,0001.98
The GoldbergsABC8:00PMWed6,209,0001.75
black-ishABC9:30PMWed5,315,0001.60
SpeechlessABC8:30PMWed5,336,0001.56
The Great IndoorsCBS8:30PMThu7,452,0001.50
The MiddleABC8:00PMTue6,268,0001.48
Kevin Can WaitCBS8:00PMMon7,292,0001.42
MomCBS9:00PMThu7,511,0001.40
American HousewifeABC8:30PMTue5,209,0001.40
Man with a PlanCBS8:30PMMon6,750,0001.31
2 Broke GirlsCBS9:30PMMon5,806,0001.22
Superior DonutsCBS9:00PMMon6,707,0001.21
Life In PiecesCBS9:30PMThu5,974,0001.20
Fresh off the BoatABC9:00PMTue3,850,0001.13
SuperstoreNBC8:00PMThu3,539,0001.10
Last Man StandingABC8:00PMFri6,597,0001.1
The SimpsonsFox8:00PMSun2,443,0001.06
Family GuyFox9:00PMSun2,257,0001.03
New GirlFox8:00PMTue2,251,0000.98
Dr. KenABC8:30PMFri4,581,0000.9
Bob's BurgersFox9:30PMSun1,970,0000.88
The MickFox8:30PMTue2,377,0000.87
The Real O'NealsABC9:30PMTue2,925,0000.83
PowerlessNBC8:30PMThu2,296,0000.70
Son of ZornFox8:30PMSun1,580,0000.69FINALE
The SimpsonsFox7:30PMSun1,288,0000.53REPEAT
Animation DominationFox7:00PMSun980,0000.34REPEAT
2 Broke GirlsCBS8:00PMTue

preempted
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:00PMMon

preempted
Kevin Can WaitCBS8:30PMTue

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, April 26

The Big Bang Theory - "The Monetary Insufficiency" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Sheldon goes to Vegas to win money for science. Also, Penny and Bernadette take Amy wedding dress shopping, but her terrible choice entangles them in a web of lies.

Young Sheldon - "A Dog, A Squirrel, and a Fish Named Fish" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
A battle erupts between the Coopers and Sparks when the Sparks’ new dog terrorizes Sheldon.

Mom - "A Taco Bowl and a Tubby Seamstress" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Christy is concerned that she and Bonnie might lose their apartment when Bonnie locks horns with the tough new building owner, Rita (Patti Lupone).

Life in Pieces - "#TBT: House Destiny Introduction Retirement" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
The Short family’s quirky history is revealed with stories of when Tim met Heather’s family for the first time; when Jen and Greg bought their dream home; when Matt got sidetracked after he saw Colleen while waiting for a blind date; and John’s last flight before retiring.

Superstore - "Aftermath" (NBC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Amy (America Ferrera) and Jonah (Ben Feldman) deal with the consequences of their recent interactions. Meanwhile Glenn (Mark McKinney) and Dina (Lauren Ash) enlist Garrett's (Colton Dunn) help to win the store a visit from Cloud 9's CEO.

A.P. Bio - "Walleye" (NBC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Jack (Glenn Howerton) successfully convinces Miles (Tom Bennett) that Devin (Jacob McCarthy) is his illegitimate son. Durbin (Patton Oswalt), Mary (Mary Sohn), Stef (Lyric Lewis) and Michelle (Jean Villepique) clash on the Sadie Hawkins dance theme.

Will & Grace - "Staten Island Fairy" (NBC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Jack's (Sean Hayes) intimacy issues are challenged by a closeted boyfriend. Will (Eric McCormack) and Grace (Debra Messing) sell their new line of bedding on TV.

Champions - "Nepotism" (NBC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
As Michael waits to hear if the musical he wrote will be picked for the freshman show, Vince is accused of treating some staff members better than others.

Nobodies - "Kristen's Wiig" (TV Land, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Rachel and Larry attempt to convince Kristen Wiig to play Jen in the pilot for "Open Dorf Policy"; Hugh gets put in an uncomfortable position when an accident lands Sam in the hospital.

Atlanta - "North of the Border" (FX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
The possibility arises to make a move; it is believed Paper Boi will be at a pajama party.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of April 23)

Thursday, April 26

  • Don Cheadle (House of Lies/The Golden Palace) - Catch Don on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Method Man (Method & Red) - Method Mani s a guest on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Adam Pally (Making History/Happy Endings/The Mindy Project) - Adam appears on The Opposition with Jordan Klepper at 11:30pm on Comedy Central.
  • Chris Pratt (Parks and Recreation) - Chris visits Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Jason Biggs (Mad Love/Drexell's Class) - Jason and his wife Jenny Mollen are guests on The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • Dylan McDermott (LA to Vegas) - Dylan reveals role he lost to Harry Connick, Jr. on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Rob Riggle (Golan the Insatiable/Gary Unmarried) - Rob is a guest on Good Mythical Morning with Rhett & Link on YouTube.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (February/March/April)

Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Seventh Season Green Acres - The Complete Fifth Season Mayberry R.F.D. - The Complete First Season One Day at a Time - Season Two Perfect Strangers  - The Complete Third Season

02/06 - All in the Family - Seasons 1-5
02/06 - Bosom Buddies - The Complete Series
02/06 - Women of the House - Complete 12 Episode Series
02/13 - Broad City - Season 4
02/13 - Three's Company - The Complete Series - Come and Knock on Our Door Collection
02/27 - Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Seventh Season
02/27 - Green Acres - The Complete Fifth Season
02/27 - Mayberry R.F.D. - The Complete First Season
03/06 - Atlanta - The Complete First Season
03/06 - Curb Your Enthusiasm - The Complete Ninth Season
03/13 - The New Adventures of Old Christine - The Complete First Season
03/27 - One Day at a Time - Season Two
04/03 - Ballers - The Complete Third Season (Blu-ray)
04/03 - 90's Sitcom (Just Shoot Me!/The Larry Sanders Show/Wings) Starter Set - Season 1 & 2 Bundle
04/10 - Vice Principals - The Compelte Series
04/17 - Perfect Strangers - The Complete Third Season
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