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

Wednesday, October 17

The Goldbergs - "Hersheypark" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Adam discovers Beverly has been manipulating him with guilt letters when he tells his mother he doesn’t want her to chaperone the school trip to Hersheypark. Meanwhile, after attending Career Night, Geoff realizes he doesn’t want to be an eye doctor like his father.

American Housewife - "Enemies: An Otto Story" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Anna-Kat runs for the Green Chair position in the school election against Chloe Brown Mueller’s daughter, which results in Katie and Chloe turning their kids’ election into a feud of their own. Meanwhile, Greg becomes concerned that Taylor’s new friend Pierce (Milo Manheim) is trying to steal her away from Trip, causing Greg to intervene and scheme to prevent it.

Modern Family - "Torn Between Two Lovers" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Haley can’t seem to choose between her past and present relationships and is forced to make a decision. Meanwhile, Manny returns to college and dorm life while his girlfriend, Sherry, continues to stay at Jay and Gloria’s, and might be overstaying her welcome.

Single Parents - "Beyoncé Circa Lemonade" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
After scolding Miggy for not being able to sleep-train baby Jack, Angie and Douglas engage in a competition to see who can sleep-train the baby in one night. While Angie and Douglas have the baby, Miggy takes over babysitting Graham, Rory, Sophie, Emma and Amy, which results in an impromptu kids’ party. Meanwhile, Poppy teaches Will how to take out his anger on the volleyball court.

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia - "The Gang Does a Clip Show" (FXX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
With nothing to do while their phones update to the latest software, the gang decides to reminisce on old times; as everyone misremembers events from their past, the gang's current reality becomes altered.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of October 15)

Wednesday, October 17

  • Busy Philipps (Vice Principals/Cougar Town) - Watch Busy on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Molly Shannon (Divorce/Kath & Kim/Cracking Up) - Molly is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Constance Wu (Fresh Off the Boat) - Constance appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Jamie Lee Curtis (Scream Queens/Anything But Love/Operation Petticoat) - Jamie Lee visits The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Michael Fishman and Lecy Goranson (The Conners/Roseanne) - Michael and Lecy chat with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT. Michael, Lecy and Maya Lynne Robinson will be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • John Goodman (The Conners/Roseanne/The Trouble in Normal, Ohio) - John stops by LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Maya Rudolph (Forever/Up All Night) - Maya is a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Romeo Miller (Romeo!) - Romeo appears on The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Geoffrey Owens (The Cosby Show) - Geoffrey drops by Steve, so check your local listings.
  • Cedric the Entertainer (The Neighborhood/The Last O.G./The Soul Man/The Steve Harvey Show) and Tichina Arnold (The Neighborhood/Survivor's Remorse/Happily Divorced/Everybody Hates Chris/Martin) - Cedric and Tichina are guests on Access Live, so check your local listings.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (September/October)

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09/04 - It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia - The Complete Season 12
09/04 - Mom - The Complete Fifth Season
09/04 - Silicon Valley - The Complete Fifth Season
09/04 - Superstore - Season Three
09/04 - Young Sheldon - The Complete First Season
09/11 - The Big Bang Theory - The Complete Eleventh Season (Blu-ray)
09/11 - The Middle - The Complete Ninth Season
09/11 - Modern Family - The Complete Ninth Season
09/11 - People of Earth - The Complete Second Season
09/18 - Community - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
09/18 - Step by Step - The Complete Second Season
09/18 - You're the Worst - The Complete Fourth Season
09/25 - Blondie - The Complete 1957 Television Series
09/25 - Perfect Strangers - The Complete Fifth Season
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