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


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

The Jamie Foxx Show - The Complete Second Season What I Like About You - The Complete Second Season Newhart - The Final (Eighth) Season Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Fifth Season Father Knows Best - Season Five

03/03 - The Dick Van Dyke Show - Now... In Living Color! (Blu-ray)
03/07 - The Jamie Foxx Show - The Complete Second Season
03/07 - Mama's Family - Mama's Favorites
03/07 - That '70s Show - The Complete Series - Flashback Edition (Blu-ray)
03/07 - What I Like About You - The Complete Second Season
03/07 - You Me Her - Season One
03/14 - Newhart - The Final (Eighth) Season
03/14 - Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt - Season Two
03/21 - Master of None - Season One
04/04 - Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Fifth Season
04/11 - Father Knows Best - Season Five
04/11 - Schitt's Creek - The Complete Third Season
04/11 - Silicon Valley - The Complete Third Season (Blu-ray)
04/11 - Veep - The Complete Fifth Season
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Sunday, April 30

Bob's Burgers - "Like Gene for Chocolate" (Fox, 7:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Gene learns that the formula for his favorite chocolate has changed, he works with the head of the company in an attempt to remedy the situation. Meanwhile, Bob gets wrapped up in one of Teddy’s less-than-perfect plans.

Bob's Burgers - "Thelma & Louise Except Thelma Is Linda" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT)
After Louise gets in trouble at school, Linda is forced to meet with Mr. Frond (guest voice David Herman) and potentially could lose her hard-earned position as the Wagstaff bake sale leader. When she finds out that her daughter was actually trying to help another student, Linda is torn between following school policy or her own moral code.

The Simpsons - "Looking for Mr. Goodbart" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Bart gets in trouble on Grandparents Day at school and is forced to hang out with Skinner’s mother as punishment. After spending time with various grandmas in the neighborhood, he learns the benefits of hanging out with the elderly, but eventually recognizes the dangers of taking advantage of them. Meanwhile, Peekimon Get has taken over the town of Springfield.

Making History - "Night Cream" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
With the ever-present threat of losing tenure looming over him, Chris reaches out to John Hancock and Samuel Adams to help spice things up in the classroom in 2017. Meanwhile, Deb's dream of re-opening Chadwick's ice cream parlor is finally coming to fruition, but Dan has a few marketing ideas of his own.

Family Guy - "The Peter Principal" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Peter becomes the temporary principal at the high school, and Meg uses his new power to get even with her bullies. Meanwhile, Brian and Stewie open a bed & breakfast that quickly turns into a brothel.

The Last Man on Earth - "The Big Day" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Tandy and Gail face off in a major disagreement, on which the whole group must weigh in, and Carol is forced to choose a side. Meanwhile, Melissa, Todd and Erica each have major milestone moments.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of May 1)

Sunday, April 30

  • NeNe Leakes (The New Normal) - Catch NeNe on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
Monday, May 1
  • Chris Pratt (Parks and Recreation) - Watch Chris on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. He will also be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am and LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • America Ferrera (Superstore) - America drops by Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Ike Barinholtz (The Mindy Project) - Ike appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Joel McHale (The Great Indoors/Community) - Joel is a guest on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Jake Johnson (New Girl) - Jake visits The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Hank Azaria (Brockmire/The Simpsons/Free Agents) - Hank stops by Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Al Madrigal (About a Boy/Welcome to the Captain/Gary Unmarried) - Al appears on Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Kevin Nealon (Man with a Plan/Weeds/Hiller and Diller/Champs) - Kevin is a guest on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Ashton Kutcher (The Ranch/Two and a Half Men/That '70s Show) - Ashton appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Allison Janney (Mom/Mr. Sunshine) - Allison teams up with Mario Batali to make a cheesy, decadent Gnocchi Al Telefono and dishes about her new Broadway show on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Charlie Hunnam (Undeclared) - Charlie will be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am. He will also be on the AOL Build Show at 11:15am.
  • Nick Robinson (Melissa & Joey) - Nick talks about his new film Everything, Everything on the AOL Build Show at 1pm.
  • Jodie Sweetin (Hollywood Darlings/Fuller House/Full House) - Jodie is a guest on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.