Sunday, November 08, 2015

Week 7 TV Ratings and Analysis; How the Sitcoms Did

2015-16 Week 7 TV Ratings (first four nights Mon-Thu): 

Households: #1. CBS 5.92/10 rating/share (-22% in rating from first four nights week 6); #2. ABC  5.51/9 (+31%); #3. NBC 4.56/8 (-1%); #4. Fox 2.84/5 (-54%); #5. The CW 1.08/2 (+4%).
Total Viewers: #1. CBS 9.4565 million (-22% from first four nights week 6); #2. ABC 8.659 million (+33%); #3. NBC 7.264 million (even); #4. Fox 4.552 million (-56%); #5. The CW 1.736 million (+3%).
Adults 18-49: #1. ABC 2.17/7 rating/share (+36% in rating from first four nights week 6); #2. NBC 1.79/6 (+2%); #3. CBS 1.75/6 (-40%); #4. Fox 1.53/5 (-47%); #5. The CW 0.67/2 (+3%).

We have previous week's final ratings, Week 6 (10/26/15-11/1/15, LIVE+SD). Fox won the week for the first time in A18-49, thanks to the World Series, as Fox did a 3.60 rating.  NBC was #2 with a 2.31 rating. CBS was #3 with a 2.01 rating, while ABC was #4 with a 1.49 rating.  Among total viewers, Fox was also #1 with 12.993 million, with CBS #2 at 9.697 million.  NBC was #3 with 8.224 million and ABC at #4 with 6.027 million.

For season to-date (9/21/15-11/5/15, LIVE+SD), NBC is #1 in A18-49 with a 2.36 rating, followed by CBS at #2 with a 2.09 rating. Fox jumped to #3 with a 1.91 rating and ABC at #4 with a 1.65 rating. Among total viewers it is CBS #1 at 10.167 million, followed by NBC at #2 with 8.347 million, ABC #3 with 6.564 million and Fox #4 with 6.057 million.

Back to week 7 (Nov. 2-8), 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 7 (Nov. 2-8) Analysis

Last Sunday (Nov. 1)(Week 6)This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
60 MinutesCBS7:00PM10,998,00010,705,000293,000 1.391.290.10
America's Funniest VideosABC7:00PM4,950,0005,338,000(388,000)0.981.06(0.08)
The GrinderFox7:00PM


Football Night in AmericaNBC7:30PM5,602,0006,494,000(892,000)1.712.33(0.62)
The OTFox7:30PM17,872,00012,120,0005,752,000
Madam SecretaryCBS8:00PM9,467,00010,812,000(1,345,000)1.121.25(0.13)
Once Upon a TimeABC8:00PM4,831,0005,122,000(291,000)1.541.63(0.09)
Football Night in AmericaNBC8:00PM13,287,00012,506,000781,000 4.554.430.12
World Series Pre GameFox8:00PM16,593,000
16,593,000 5.15
The SimpsonsFox8:00PM
MLB World Series Gm 5Fox8:15PM17,206,000
17,206,000 5.09
5.09 815-1234A
Sunday Night FootballNBC8:30PM23,010,00020,612,0002,398,000 8.197.600.59 831-1118P
Brooklyn Nine-NineFox8:30PM
The Good WifeCBS9:00PM7,552,0008,819,000(1,267,000)0.951.06(0.11)
Blood & OilABC9:00PM3,255,0003,768,000(513,000)0.820.92(0.10)
Family GuyFox9:00PM
Last Man on EarthFox9:30PM
CSI: CyberCBS10:00PM5,437,0006,542,000(1,105,000)0.750.85(0.10)




This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
SupergirlCBS8:00PM8,865,00012,955,000(4,090,000)2.193.15(0.96)vs 830-930P
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:00PM
Dancing w/the StarsABC8:00PM12,087,00011,863,000224,000 1.851.800.05 8-10P
The VoiceNBC8:00PM12,059,00011,877,000182,000 8-10P
Crazy Ex-GirlfriendCW8:00PM945,000666,000279,000
ScorpionCBS9:00PM9,507,0009,692,000(185,000)1.881.90(0.02)vs. 930-11P
Minority ReportFox9:00PM1,753,0001,918,000(165,000)0.630.600.03
Jane the VirginCW9:00PM1,095,000942,000153,000 0.430.320.11
NCIS LACBS10:00PM8,409,000
8,409,000 1.26
Countdown to CMAABC10:00PM4,977,0004,471,000506,000 0.840.780.06 vs. Castle(R)


This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
NCISCBS8:00PM17,975,00016,815,0001,160,000 2.302.130.17
The MuppetsABC8:00PM4,556,0004,333,000223,000 1.421.43(0.01)
Best Time Ever/NPHNBC8:00PM5,055,0004,177,000878,000 1.351.060.29
3,715,000 0.96
MLB World Series Gm1Fox8:00PM
The FlashCW8:00PM3,865,0003,426,000439,000 1.491.390.10
Fresh off the BoatABC8:30PM4,452,0004,066,000386,000 1.571.470.10
The GrinderFox8:30PM2,518,000
2,518,000 0.82
NCIS: New OrleansCBS9:00PM14,149,00013,057,0001,092,000 1.911.620.29
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.ABC9:00PM3,840,0003,806,00034,000 1.401.45(0.05)
The VoiceNBC9:00PM8,215,00010,225,000(2,010,000)1.962.59(0.63)REPEAT
Scream QueensFox9:00PM2,442,000
2,442,000 0.96
LimitlessCBS10:00PM7,863,0007,453,000410,000 1.471.410.06
Wicked CityABC10:00PM2,422,0003,281,000(859,000)0.690.88(0.19)
Chicago FireNBC10:00PM8,109,0007,803,000306,000 1.791.92(0.13)

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
SurvivorCBS8:00PM8,795,0008,484,000311,000 2.042.06(0.02)
CMA AwardsABC8:00PM13,620,000
13,620,000 3.83
3.83 8-11P
The MiddleABC8:00PM
The Mysteries of LauraNBC8:00PM6,998,0006,349,000649,000
5,049,000 1.51
MLB World Series Gm2Fox8:00PM
The GoldbergsABC8:30PM
Criminal MindsCBS9:00PM7,793,0007,642,000151,000 1.481.60(0.12)
Modern FamilyABC9:00PM
Law & Order: SVUNBC9:00PM6,547,000
6,547,000 1.51
Chicago P.D.NBC9:00PM
11,677,000 4.64
Code BlackCBS10:00PM6,444,0005,958,000486,000
Chicago P.D.NBC10:00PM6,475,000
6,475,000 1.43

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:00PM14,811,00011,104,0003,707,000 3.703.350.35 vs. NFL Kick
Grey's AnatomyABC8:00PM8,504,0006,543,0001,961,000 2.311.720.59 vs. Charlie Brown
Heroes RebornNBC8:00PM3,975,0003,946,00029,000
The Vampire DiariesCW8:00PM1,335,0001,237,00098,000 0.550.57(0.02)
Life In PiecesCBS8:30PM7,881,000
7,881,000 1.88
CBS Thursday NFLCBS8:30PM
7,279,000 1.53
ScandalABC9:00PM8,026,0007,802,000224,000 2.252.31(0.06)
Sleepy HollowFox9:00PM3,039,0004,572,000(1,533,000)0.901.10(0.20)
The OriginalsCW9:00PM968,0001,068,000(100,000)0.370.39(0.02)
The Big Bang TheoryCBS9:30PM6,211,000
6,211,000 1.35
5,583,000 1.05
How To Get Away W/MurderABC10:00PM6,487,0006,272,000215,000 1.871.810.06
The PlayerNBC10:00PM3,220,0003,867,000(647,000)0.750.720.03

Friday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
The Amazing RaceCBS8:00PM5,859,0006,072,000(213,000)1.101.17(0.07)
Last Man StandingABC8:00PM6,840,0006,937,000(97,000)1.201.26(0.06)
UndateableNBC8:00PM2,698,0002,602,00096,000 0.700.75(0.05)
MasterChef JrFox8:00PM4,123,000
4,123,000 1.30
MLB World Series Gm3Fox8:00PM
ReignCW8:00PM992,000749,000243,000 0.300.230.07 vs. Crazy(R)
Dr. KenABC8:30PM5,415,0005,770,000(355,000)1.201.23(0.03)
Truth Be ToldNBC8:30PM2,141,0002,201,000(60,000)0.600.71(0.11)
Hawaii Five-0CBS9:00PM8,749,0008,345,000404,000
Shark TankABC9:00PM6,693,0006,163,000530,000 1.601.430.17
World's FunniestFox9:00PM2,228,000
2,228,000 0.80
America's Next Top ModelCW9:00PM932,000933,000(1,000)0.300.230.07
Blue BloodsCBS10:00PM10,752,0009,695,0001,057,000
DatelineNBC10:00PM4,197,0003,312,000885,000 1.000.780.22

Saturday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
College FootballCBS8:00PM10,680,000
10,680,000 3.40
3.40 8-11P
Crimetime SaturdayCBS8:00PM
Saturday Night FootballABC8:00PM4,630,0005,977,000(1,347,000)1.201.74(0.54)8-11P
Dateline MysteryNBC8:00PM3,960,0003,892,00068,000 0.600.580.02 8-10P
College FootballFox8:00PM1,130,00013,587,000(12,457,000)0.303.41(3.11)8-11P vs World Series
48 Hours MysteryCBS9:00PM
48 Hours MysteryCBS10:00PM
SNL(R) NBC10:00PM3,550,0003,061,000489,000 0.700.72(0.02)REPEAT

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

Week 7 (Nov. 2-8) 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 TheoryCBS8:00PMThu14,811,0003.70
Life In PiecesCBS8:30PMThu7,881,0001.88
Fresh off the BoatABC8:30PMTue4,452,0001.57
The MuppetsABC8:00PMTue4,556,0001.42
The Big Bang TheoryCBS9:30PMThu6,211,0001.35REPEAT
Dr. KenABC8:30PMFri5,415,0001.2
Last Man StandingABC8:00PMFri6,840,0001.2
The GrinderFox8:30PMTue2,518,0000.82
Truth Be ToldNBC8:30PMFri2,141,0000.6
The SimpsonsFox8:00PMSun

The GoldbergsABC8:30PMWed

Brooklyn Nine-NineFox8:30PMSun

The MiddleABC8:00PMWed


Modern FamilyABC9:00PMWed

Family GuyFox9:00PMSun

The Last Man on EarthFox9:30PMSun

The GrinderFox7:00PMSun

Bob's BurgersFox7:30PMSun

The GrinderFox8:30PMSat


Significant MotherCW9:30PMMon

2 Broke GirlsCBS9:30PMThu

prem 11/12
Mike & MollyCBS8:30PMMon

The Odd CoupleCBS8:30PMThu

Angel from HellCBS9:30PMThu

Uncle BuckABC8:30PMFri


New GirlFox9:00PMTue

The Guide to Surviving LifeFox9:30PMTue


SOURCE: Nielsen Media Research

Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Wednesday, July 8

The Goldbergs - "Pickleball" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Beverly discovers Murray is actually a year younger than they knew so she plans a do-over at celebrating his 50th birthday, while Coach Mellor attempts to prepare non-athletic Adam for tryouts for pickleball.

black-ish - "Kid Life Crisis" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
The Johnsons go on vacation at an all-inclusive beach resort in paradise. Dre and Bow meet a couple without kids and live a kid-less fantasy for a while but soon begin to crave their kid-filled reality. Junior catches the eye of a cute girl at the resort and vies for her attention, while Jack gets the flu.

The Conners - "Throwing a Christian to a Bear" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
The Conners struggle to accept a Cheesehead in their midst when Becky brings her new boyfriend, a devout Christian and a Green Bay Packers fan, home to watch the Bears/Packers game. Meanwhile, Dan tries to impress upon Mark the importance of the family’s die-hard loyalty to the Bears. Ben and Darlene try to get a loan for their new magazine.

American Housewife - "One Step Forward, Three Steps Back" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Anna-Kat begins exhibiting past OCD behaviors, Katie and Greg worry their busy schedules are disrupting the family. Meanwhile, Oliver fields a call at the Teen Help Line center that rattles him. And, Taylor and Trip (Peyton Meyer) attempt a trial run at being in a long-distance relationship.

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Wednesday, July 8

  • Billy Eichner (Friends from College/Difficult People/Parks and Recreation) - Billy guest hosts Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Anna Kendrick (Love Life) - Anna appears on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Kumail Nanjiani (Bless the Harts/Silicon Valley) - Kumail is a guest on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Lisa Kudrow (Friends/The Comeback/Web Therapy) - Lisa will be on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Adam Scott (Ghosted/Parks and Recreation/Party Down) - Adam talks about the game show Don't on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Rico Rodriguez (Modern Family) - Rico is a guest on a repeat of The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Amanda Seales (Insecure) - Amanda guest co-hosts a repeat of The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Danica McKellar (The Wonder Years) - Danica appears on Access Daily, so check your local listings.

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