Sunday, May 14, 2017

NBC Upfront 2017-18: Fall 2017 Schedule; Week 34 TV Ratings and Analysis; How the Sitcoms Did

NBC 2016-17

Fall 2017


Mondays
8:00PM The Voice
10:00PM The Brave (NEW!)

Tuesdays
8:00PM The Voice
9:00PM Superstore
9:30PM The Good Place
10:00PM Chicago Fire 

Wednesdays
8:00PM The Blacklist
9:00PM Law & Order: SVU
10:00PM Chicago P.D.

Thursdays
8:00PM Will & Grace (NEW!) 
8:30PM Great News
9:00PM This Is Us
10:00PM Law & Order: True Crime - The Menendez Murders (NEW!) / Chicago Med (mid-season)

Fridays
8:00PM Blindspot
9:00PM Taken
10:00PM Dateline

Saturdays
8:00PM Dateline Mystery
10:00PM SNL Classics

Sundays
7:00PM Football Night in America
8:20PM Sunday Night Football 

Sundays after NFL
7:00PM Dateline
8:00PM Little Big Shots 
9:00PM Ellen's Game of Games (NEW!)
10:00PM Shades of Blue 

New unscheduled, Mid-Season 2017:
DRAMA: Rise, Good Girls, and Reverie
COMEDY: A.P. Bio and Champions
REALITY: The Awesome Show, Genius Junior and The Handmade Project
Returning Series: Timeless and The Wall
Canceled Series: The Blacklist: Redemption, Emerald City, Grimm, Celebrity Apprentice and Powerless
TBD: Trial & Error and Chicago Justice

Notes: Dramas include Rise from Friday Night Lights executive producer Jason Katims and Hamilton producer Jeffrey Sellers; provocative Good Girls from Scandal alum Jenna Bans; and Amblin Television's Reverie, with Chicago Med returning to Thursdays at 10 p.m. Comedy A.P. Bio, executive produced by Seth Meyers and Lorne Michaels, will be ready to school the competition while Champions brings Mindy Kaling back to NBC as an executive producer. Chris Hardwick's The Awesome Show, Ellen's Game of Games from Ellen DeGeneres, Genius Junior hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, and The Handmade Project executive produced and hosted by Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman highlight a potent alternative slate.
Super Bowl Sunday: Special Edition of Television's #1 Drama Blockbuster This Is Us to Follow America's #1 Sports Blockbuster on Feb. 4, 2018
Discuss NBC's 2017-18 lineup and also you can view complete program information.


2016-17 Week 34 TV Ratings (first four nights Mon-Thu): 

Households: #1. CBS 4.97/9 rating/share (+2% in rating from first four nights week 33); #2. NBC 3.77/7 (+1%); #3. ABC 3.44/6 (even); #4. Fox 1.88/3 (-3%); #5. The CW 0.88/2 (+2%).
Total Viewers: #1. CBS 7.895 million (+2% from first four nights week 33); #2. NBC 5.896 million (+1%); #3. ABC 5.211 million (even); #4. Fox 2.895 million (-1%); #5. The CW 1.430 million (-7%).
Adults 18-49: #1. CBS 1.28/5 rating/share (+1% in rating from first four nights week 33); #2. NBC  1.19/5 (+4%); #3. ABC 1.15/4 (-1%); #4. Fox 0.97/4 (+2%); #5. The CW 0.51/2 (+11%)

We have previous week's final ratings, Week 33 (5/1/17-5/7/17, LIVE+SD). ABC won the week in A18-49 and did a 1.13 rating.  NBC was #2 with a 1.03 rating.  CBS was #3 with a 1.01 rating, while Fox was #4 with a 0.77 rating. Among total viewers, CBS was #1 with 7.105 million, with NBC #2 at 5.164 million.  ABC was #3 with 4.988 million and Fox at #4 with 2.441 million.

For season to-date (9/19/16-5/11/17, LIVE+SD), NBC is 1 in A18-49 with a 1.70 rating, followed by Fox at #2 with a 1.56 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 1.43 rating and ABC at #4 with a 1.19 rating. Among total viewers it is CBS #1 at 8.064 million, followed by the dropping NBC at #2 with 6.840 million. Super Bowl/World Series boosted Fox still at #3 with 5.044 million as ABC is #4 with 4.990 million. ABC could likely overtake Fox in total viewers in the final 2 weeks.

Back to week 34 (May 1-7), 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 34 (May 8-14) Analysis















Last Sunday (May 7)(Week 33)This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
60 MinutesCBS7:00PM9,551,0009,115,000 436,000 0.910.81 0.10
AFVABC7:00PM4,988,0005,448,000 (460,000)1.031.17 (0.14)
Animation DominationFox7:00PM1,715,0001,260,000 455,000 0.600.49 0.11 REPEAT
Little Big ShotsNBC7:00PM3,846,0004,981,000 (1,135,000)0.550.75 (0.20)REPEAT
Bob's BurgersFox7:30PM2,024,0001,593,000 431,000 0.870.67 0.20
NCIS: LACBS8:00PM9,055,0009,075,000 (20,000)1.041.00 0.04
Once Upon a TimeABC8:00PM2,865,0003,054,000 (189,000)0.810.94 (0.13)
Little Big ShotsNBC8:00PM7,965,0008,888,000 (923,000)1.181.48 (0.30)
The SimpsonsFox8:00PM2,344,0002,302,000 42,000 1.000.97 0.03
Making HistoryFox8:30PM1,494,0001,413,000 81,000 0.610.60 0.01
Madam SecretaryCBS9:00PM7,579,0007,878,000 (299,000)0.710.69 0.02
Last 100 Days of DianaABC9:00PM6,500,000
6,500,000 0.93
0.93 9-11P
Match GameABC9:00PM
3,373,000 (3,373,000)
0.79 (0.79)
Chicago JusticeNBC9:00PM5,350,0006,151,000 (801,000)1.001.09 (0.09)
Last Man on EarthFox9:00PM1,756,0002,418,000 (662,000)0.691.17 (0.48)vs. Guy
Last Man on EarthFox9:30PM1,838,0001,958,000 (120,000)0.720.83 (0.11)FINALE
ElementaryCBS10:00PM4,218,0004,790,000 (572,000)0.560.54 0.02
American CrimeABC10:00PM
2,003,000 (2,003,000)
0.44 (0.44)
Shades of BlueNBC10:00PM4,087,0004,528,000 (441,000)0.730.76 (0.03)




















Monday

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
Kevin Can WaitCBS8:00PM5,683,0006,259,000 (576,000)1.121.20 (0.08)FINALE
Dancing w/the StarsABC8:00PM9,953,00010,311,000 (358,000)1.501.61 (0.11)8-10P
The VoiceNBC8:00PM9,338,0009,075,000 263,000 1.921.82 0.10 8-10P
GothamFox8:00PM3,027,0003,021,000 6,000 0.970.99 (0.02)
SupergirlCW8:00PM1,884,0001,746,000 138,000 0.570.48 0.09
Man with a PlanCBS8:30PM5,160,0005,363,000 (203,000)0.980.97 0.01
Superior DonutsCBS9:00PM4,844,0005,154,000 (310,000)0.880.96 (0.08)FINALE
LuciferFox9:00PM3,246,0003,413,000 (167,000)0.911.01 (0.10)
Jane the VirginCW9:00PM987,000766,000 221,000 0.350.23 0.12
The Great IndoorsCBS9:30PM3,905,0004,115,000 (210,000)0.740.82 (0.08)FINALE
ScorpionCBS10:00PM7,520,0007,103,000 417,000 1.101.06 0.04
QuanticoABC10:00PM2,540,0002,645,000 (105,000)0.520.57 (0.05)
The WallNBC10:00PM4,681,0004,400,000 281,000 1.060.79 0.27 PREMIERE vs. Taken










Tuesday

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
NCISCBS8:00PM13,389,00012,876,000 513,000 1.431.47 (0.04)
The MiddleABC8:00PM5,022,0005,067,000 (45,000)1.191.18 0.01
The VoiceNBC8:00PM8,686,0008,821,000 (135,000)1.661.64 0.02
Brooklyn Nine-NineFox8:00PM1,786,0001,721,000 65,000 0.650.65 -
The FlashCW8:00PM2,706,0002,693,000 13,000 1.021.00 0.02
American HousewifeABC8:30PM4,294,0004,431,000 (137,000)1.191.20 (0.01)
Brooklyn Nine-NineFox8:30PM1,438,0001,891,000 (453,000)0.580.73 (0.15)vs. Mick
BullCBS9:00PM11,033,00010,824,000 209,000 1.221.24 (0.02)
Fresh off the BoatABC9:00PM3,431,0003,331,000 100,000 1.021.01 0.01
Great NewsNBC9:00PM3,467,0003,546,000 (79,000)0.810.81 -
Prison BreakFox9:00PM2,369,0002,346,000 23,000 0.860.85 0.01
iZombieCW9:00PM967,000925,000 42,000 0.350.32 0.03
Imaginary MaryABC9:30PM2,829,0002,631,000 198,000 0.860.73 0.13
Great NewsNBC9:30PM2,600,0002,442,000 158,000 0.650.60 0.05
NCIS: NOCBS10:00PM9,012,0008,689,000 323,000 1.041.01 0.03
Marvel's Agents of SHIELDABC10:00PM2,137,0002,148,000 (11,000)0.740.72 0.02
Chicago FireNBC10:00PM5,922,0006,081,000 (159,000)1.201.20 -










Wednesday
This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
SurvivorCBS8:00PM8,292,0008,258,000 34,000 1.741.80 (0.06)
The GoldbergsABC8:00PM5,220,0005,157,000 63,000 1.301.44 (0.14)
BlindspotNBC8:00PM3,921,0004,178,000 (257,000)0.830.86 (0.03)
Shots FiredFox8:00PM3,100,0003,098,000 2,000 0.820.77 0.05
ArrowCW8:00PM1,651,0001,358,000 293,000 0.550.47 0.08
SpeechlessABC8:30PM4,284,0004,409,000 (125,000)1.061.22 (0.16)
Criminal Minds CBS9:00PM8,109,0007,366,000 743,000 1.561.46 0.10 FINALE
Modern FamilyABC9:00PM5,712,0005,650,000 62,000 1.571.66 (0.09)
Law & Order: SVUNBC9:00PM5,012,0005,063,000 (51,000)1.111.01 0.10
EmpireFox9:00PM6,310,0005,596,000 714,000 2.221.86 0.36
The 100CW9:00PM861,000854,000 7,000 0.280.31 (0.03)
black-ishABC9:30PM4,754,0004,165,000 589,000 1.311.18 0.13 FINALE
Criminal Minds Beyond BordersCBS10:00PM4,844,0004,999,000 (155,000)0.840.91 (0.07)
Designated SurvivorABC10:00PM4,924,0004,621,000 303,000 0.950.91 0.04
Chicago PDNBC10:00PM6,169,0006,150,000 19,000 1.271.18 0.09










Thursday
This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:00PM12,990,00012,390,000 600,000 2.742.48 0.26 FINALE
Grey's AnatomyABC8:00PM7,021,0007,089,000 (68,000)1.821.77 0.05
Law & Order: SVUNBC8:00PM2,783,000
2,783,000 0.48
0.48 REPEAT
SuperstoreNBC8:00PM
2,440,000 (2,440,000)
0.61 (0.61)
MasterChef JuniorFox8:00PM2,946,0003,335,000 (389,000)0.870.98 (0.11)
SupernaturalCW8:00PM1,420,0001,506,000 (86,000)0.520.51 0.01
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:30PM10,165,0009,003,000 1,162,000 1.831.60 0.23 REPEAT
SuperstoreNBC8:30PM
2,910,000 (2,910,000)
0.85 (0.85)
MomCBS9:00PM8,121,0008,179,000 (58,000)1.541.51 0.03 FINALE
ScandalABC9:00PM5,103,0005,145,000 (42,000)1.361.28 0.08
Chicago MedNBC9:00PM7,006,0006,404,000 602,000 1.241.12 0.12 FINALE
Brooklyn Nine-NineFox9:00PM1,301,0001,463,000 (162,000)0.470.49 (0.02)REPEAT vs. Mick(R)
RiverdaleCW9:00PM962,000977,000 (15,000)0.410.35 0.06 FINALE
Life in PiecesCBS9:30PM5,970,0006,109,000 (139,000)1.151.21 (0.06)FINALE
Brooklyn Nine-NineFox9:30PM1,188,0001,326,000 (138,000)0.460.46 - REPEAT vs. Mick(R)
The Amazing RaceCBS10:00PM4,044,0004,009,000 35,000 0.860.86 -
The CatchABC10:00PM2,956,0002,960,000 (4,000)0.620.60 0.02 FINALE
The BlacklistNBC10:00PM4,866,0004,820,000 46,000 0.830.83 -










Friday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
Undercover BossCBS8:00PM5,514,0005,034,300 479,700 0.900.73 0.17
The Toy BoxABC8:00PM2,432,0002,768,000 (336,000)0.500.57 (0.07)
First DatesNBC8:00PM
3,513,000 (3,513,000)
0.73 (0.73)
LuciferFox8:00PM1,348,0001,347,000 1,000 0.300.32 (0.02)REPEAT
The OriginalsCW8:00PM1,237,000933,000 304,000 0.400.33 0.07
48 HoursCBS9:00PM5,028,0008,009,000 (2,981,000)0.600.91 (0.31)vs. Five-0
Shark TankABC9:00PM3,915,0004,401,000 (486,000)0.801.05 (0.25)FINALE
DatelineNBC9:00PM
4,789,000 (4,789,000)
0.84 (0.84)9-11P
Lethal WeaponFox9:00PM1,364,0001,404,000 (40,000)0.300.35 (0.05)REPEAT
ReignCW9:00PM1,104,000688,000 416,000 0.300.19 0.11
Blue BloodsCBS10:00PM7,891,0009,235,000 (1,344,000)1.000.96 0.04 FINALE
20/20ABC10:00PM3,291,0003,862,000 (571,000)0.600.89 (0.29)
DatelineNBC10:00PM

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Saturday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
48 Hours MysteryCBS8:00PM3,100,0003,693,000 (593,000)0.400.34 0.06 vs. Crime(R)
Monsters UniversityABC8:00PM1,900,000
1,900,000 0.50
0.50 8-10P
NBA CountdownABC8:00PM
2,312,000 (2,312,000)
0.56 (0.56)
NHL PlayoffsNBC8:00PM3,500,0004,330,000 (830,000)1.101.28 (0.18)8-10P
Masterchef JuniorFox8:00PM1,050,000
1,050,000 0.30
0.30 8-10P REPEAT
MLB BaseballFox8:00PM
2,246,000 (2,246,000)
0.54 (0.54)
NBA PlayoffsABC8:30PM
5,911,000 (5,911,000)
1.90 (1.90)
Training DayCBS9:00PM2,600,0003,189,000 (589,000)0.400.33 0.07
Masterchef JuniorFox9:00PM

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48 Hours MysteryCBS10:00PM4,060,0004,259,000 (199,000)0.600.57 0.03
20/20 SaturdayABC10:00PM1,780,000
1,780,000 0.40
0.40
SNL(R) NBC10:00PM3,160,0002,493,000 667,000 0.900.72 0.18 REPEAT


Sitcoms in green did excellent for the week, while yellow indicates solid showings and red is not good! This is sorted by adults 18-49:


Week 34 (May 8-14) 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 TheoryCBS8:00PMThu12,990,0002.74FINALE
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:30PMThu10,165,0001.83REPEAT
Modern FamilyABC9:00PMWed5,712,0001.57
MomCBS9:00PMThu8,121,0001.54FINALE
black-ishABC9:30PMWed4,754,0001.31FINALE
The GoldbergsABC8:00PMWed5,220,0001.30
American HousewifeABC8:30PMTue4,294,0001.19
The MiddleABC8:00PMTue5,022,0001.19
Life In PiecesCBS9:30PMThu5,970,0001.15FINALE
Kevin Can WaitCBS8:00PMMon5,683,0001.12FINALE
SpeechlessABC8:30PMWed4,284,0001.06
Fresh off the BoatABC9:00PMTue3,431,0001.02
The SimpsonsFox8:00PMSun2,344,0001.00
Man with a PlanCBS8:30PMMon5,160,0000.98
Superior DonutsCBS9:00PMMon4,844,0000.88FINALE
Bob's BurgersFox7:30PMSun2,024,0000.87
Imaginary MaryABC9:30PMTue2,829,0000.86
Great NewsNBC9:00PMTue3,467,0000.81
The Great IndoorsCBS9:30PMMon3,905,0000.74FINALE
The Last Man on EarthFox9:30PMSun1,838,0000.72FINALE
The Last Man on EarthFox9:00PMSun1,756,0000.69
Brooklyn Nine-NineFox8:00PMTue1,786,0000.65
Great NewsNBC9:30PMTue2,600,0000.65
Making HistoryFox8:30PMSun1,494,0000.61
Animation DominationFox7:00PMSun1,715,0000.60REPEAT
Brooklyn Nine-NineFox8:30PMTue1,438,0000.58
Brooklyn Nine-NineFox9:00PMThu1,301,0000.47REPEAT
Brooklyn Nine-NineFox9:30PMThu1,188,0000.46REPEAT
Family GuyFox9:00PMSun

preempted
The GoldbergsABC8:00PMSat


PowerlessNBC8:30PMThu

canceled
2 Broke GirlsCBS9:30PMMon

canceled
Last Man StandingABC8:00PMFri

canceled
Dr. KenABC8:30PMFri

canceled
The Real O'NealsABC9:30PMTue

canceled
Son of ZornFox8:30PMSun

canceled
The Odd CoupleCBS9:30PMMon

canceled
Trial & ErrorNBC10:30PMTue

completed
New GirlFox8:00PMTue

completed
SuperstoreNBC8:30PMThu

completed
The MickFox8:30PMTue

completed
The Good PlaceNBC8:30PMThu

completed
MarlonNBC9:30PMThu


Downward DogABC9:00PMTue



SOURCE: Nielsen Media Research


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05/09 - The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Second Season
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Thursday, July 27

The Big Bang Theory - "The Geology Elevation" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Bert (Brian Posehn), a Caltech geologist, wins the MacArthur Genius fellowship, Sheldon is overcome with jealousy. Also, Wolowitz finds an old remote control Stephen Hawking action figure he invented. Stephen Hawking returns to guest star as himself.

Life in Pieces - "I'll Be Home for Christmas... Maybe" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Kevin gets into the Christmas spirit when he volunteers to help Mott (Chris Roach) and his seven kids prepare for the holidays while his wife’s away, leaving Donna (Erinn Hayes) high and dry until Kyle (Gary Valentine) swoops in to help her. Jackie Sandler guest stars as Mott’s wife, Cindy.

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Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of July 24)

Thursday, July 27

  • Billy Crystal (The Comedians/Soap) - Catch Billy on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Michael Strahan (Brothers) - Michael appears on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Jill Kargman (Odd Mom Out) - Jill is a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Gillian Jacobs (Love/Community) - Gillian visits The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Niecy Nash (Getting On/The Soul Man/Reno 911!) - Niecy stops by The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Brett Gelman (Married/Go On) - Brett appears on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • The Cast of Veep - Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Tony Hale, Anna Chlumsky, Reid Scott, Matt Walsh, Kevin Dunn, Gary Cole and Sam Richardson are guests on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Kelsey Grammer (Frasier/Cheers) - Kelsey drops by The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Nico Tortorella (Younger) - Nico guest co-hosts The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Betty Gilpin (GLOW/Nurse Jackie) - Betty talks about GLOW on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Ernie Hudson (Grace and Frankie/The Last Precinct) - Ernie is a guest on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Candace Cameron Bure (Fuller House/Full House) - Candace and her daughter, Natasha, see how well they really know each other on a repeat of Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Jake T. Austin (Wizards of Waverly Place) - Jake talks about The Emoji Movie on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Brian Sacca (Wrecked) - Brian talks about Wrecked on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Sheryl Lee Ralph (Instant Mom/Moesha/It's a Living) - Sheryl will be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Jason Alexander (Seinfeld/Listen Up!/Bob Patterson) - Jason is a guest on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.