Sunday, January 24, 2016

Week 18 TV Ratings and Analysis; How the Sitcoms Did

2015-16 Week 18 TV Ratings (first four nights Mon-Thu): 

Households: #1. CBS 6.02/10 rating/share (+18% in rating from first four nights week 17); #2. NBC 3.79/6 (+4%); #3. Fox 3.43/6 (-1%); #4. ABC 2.92/5 (-4%); #5. The CW 1.37/2 (+69%).
Total Viewers: #1. CBS 9.631 million (+19% from first four nights week 17); #2. NBC 5.844 million (+3%); #3. Fox 5.631 million (-1%); #4. ABC 4.471 million (-4%); #5. The CW 2.240 million (+77%).
Adults 18-49: #1. CBS 1.72/6 rating/share (+11% in rating from first four nights week 17); #2. Fox 1.64/5 (+3%); #3. NBC 1.35/4 (even); #4. ABC 1.23/4 (-5%); #5. The CW 0.83/3 (+108%).

We have previous week's final ratings, Week 17 (1/11-1/17/16, LIVE+SD). NBC won the week in A18-49, thanks to NFL Playoffs of course, and did a 2.56 rating.  CBS was #2 with a 2.27 rating, boosted by an NFL Playoff overrun. Fox was #3 with a 1.30 rating, while ABC was #4 with a 0.99 rating.  Among total viewers, CBS was #1 with 10.560 million, with NBC #2 at 9.631 million.  Fox  was #3 with 4.187 million and ABC at #4 with 3.874 million.

For season to-date (9/21/15-1/21/16, LIVE+SD), NBC is #1 in A18-49 with a 2.24 rating, followed by CBS at #2 with a 1.86 rating. Fox at #3 with a 1.60 rating and ABC at #4 with a 1.38 rating. Among total viewers it is CBS #1 at 9.399 million, followed by NBC at #2 with 8.162 million, ABC #3 with 5.552 million and Fox #4 with 5.078 million.

Back to week 18 (Jan. 18-24), 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 18 (Jan. 18-24) Analysis

Last Sunday (Jan. 17)(Week 17)This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
AFC Div PostCBS7:56PM31,166,000
31,166,000 9.67
60 MinutesCBS8:02PM20,624,0007,206,00013,418,000 4.760.773.99
America's Funniest VideosABC7:00PM4,767,0004,377,000390,000 0.850.820.03
DatelineNBC7:00PM4,201,0006,113,000(1,912,000)0.631.39(0.76)vs. Globe Arrivals
The SimpsonsFox7:00PM1,958,000
1,958,000 0.76
Bob's BurgersFox7:30PM2,261,000
2,261,000 1.05
Madam SecretaryCBS9:02PM11,871,0008,971,0002,900,000
5,823,000 1.00
Golden GlobesNBC8:00PM
The SimpsonsFox8:00PM3,949,0008,332,000(4,383,000)1.813.59(1.78)
NFL PostFox8:11PM
Cooper Barrett's GuideFox8:30PM2,558,0004,565,000(2,007,000)1.172.07(0.90)
The Good WifeCBS10:02PM8,965,0007,652,0001,313,000 1.421.060.36
QuanticoABC9:00PM1,467,0001,619,000(152,000)0.360.340.02 9-11P REPEAT
Democratic DebateNBC9:00PM10,161,000
10,161,000 2.14
2.14 9-11P
Family GuyFox9:00PM3,411,0003,917,000(506,000)1.661.85(0.19)
CSI: CyberCBS10:00PM
Shark TankABC10:00PM






This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
8,767,000 1.85
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:00PM
The BachelorABC8:00PM7,561,0006,895,000666,000 2.151.960.19 8-10P
SuperstoreNBC8:00PM5,660,0005,376,000284,000 1.651.510.14
Masterchef SpecialFox8:00PM4,183,0002,514,0001,669,000 1.480.890.59 8-10P vs REPEAT


Just for LaughsCW8:00PM1,505,000
1,505,000 0.36
0.36 8-930P
Whose Line Is It?CW8:00PM
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:30PM
TelenovelaNBC8:30PM3,874,0003,612,000262,000 1.130.980.15
Whose Line Is It?CW8:30PM
ScorpionCBS9:00PM11,603,0007,473,0004,130,000 2.001.360.64 vs. REPEAT
Biggest LoserNBC9:00PM3,450,0003,497,000(47,000)0.981.06(0.08)9-11P


Penn & TellerCW9:00PM
Whose Line Is It?CW9:30PM1,033,000
1,033,000 0.30
NCIS: LACBS10:00PM10,640,0006,869,0003,771,000 1.621.020.60 vs. REPEAT
Bachelor LiveABC10:00PM3,939,0003,816,000123,000 0.920.95(0.03)




This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
NCISCBS8:00PM17,505,00010,973,0006,532,000 2.411.371.04 vs. REPEAT
Marvel Captain America 75 YrsABC8:00PM3,204,000
3,204,000 0.88
Fresh off the BoatABC8:00PM
Hollywood Game NightNBC8:00PM4,637,0004,369,000268,000
New GirlFox8:00PM2,949,0003,251,000(302,000)1.271.47(0.20)
The FlashCW8:00PM3,407,0001,611,0001,796,000 1.350.610.74 vs. MADtv
The MuppetsABC8:30PM
NCIS: New OrleansCBS9:00PM13,298,000
13,298,000 1.81
Marvel's Agent CarterABC9:00PM3,177,000
3,177,000 0.92
0.92 9-11P PREMIERE
Chicago MedNBC9:00PM7,050,000
7,050,000 1.56
Brooklyn Nine-NineFox9:00PM2,372,000
2,372,000 1.08
DC Legends SpecialCW9:00PM2,503,000
2,503,000 0.87
The GrinderFox9:30PM1,974,000
1,974,000 0.77
DC Justice LeagueCW9:30PM1,807,000
1,807,000 0.82
6,333,000 1.18
State of Union AnalysisCBS10:09PM
Mike & MollyCBS10:37PM
Beyond the TankABC10:00PM


State of Union AnalysisABC10:09PM
The GoldbergsABC10:38PM
State of Union AnalysisNBC10:09PM
State of Union AnalysisNBC10:33PM
Chicago FireNBC10:00PM8,159,000
8,159,000 1.77

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
2 Broke GirlsCBS8:00PM6,644,0006,515,000129,000 1.701.650.05
The MiddleABC8:00PM7,241,0007,455,000(214,000)1.841.89(0.05)
Mysteries of LauraNBC8:00PM7,002,0007,525,000(523,000)1.151.22(0.07)
American IdolFox8:00PM9,223,0009,771,000(548,000)2.382.51(0.13)
ArrowCW8:00PM2,829,0001,224,0001,605,000 1.090.410.68 vs. Flash(R)
Mike & MollyCBS8:30PM7,039,0007,135,000(96,000)1.661.590.07
The GoldbergsABC8:30PM6,212,0006,327,000(115,000)1.971.99(0.02)
Criminal MindsCBS9:00PM9,252,0009,333,000(81,000)1.982.00(0.02)
Modern FamilyABC9:00PM5,791,0008,169,000(2,378,000)1.632.66(1.03)REPEAT
Law & Order: SVUNBC9:00PM6,908,0008,009,000(1,101,000)1.701.99(0.29)
Second ChanceFox9:00PM3,747,0004,705,000(958,000)0.981.20(0.22)
SupernaturalCW9:00PM1,829,0001,131,000698,000 0.720.390.33 vs. Arrow(R)
Code BlackCBS10:00PM7,290,0006,604,000686,000 1.421.220.20
American CrimeABC10:00PM3,767,0004,302,000(535,000)0.991.14(0.15)
Chicago P.D.NBC10:00PM6,518,0007,987,000(1,469,000)1.511.98(0.47)

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:00PM11,085,00015,751,000(4,666,000)2.223.77(1.55)REPEAT
Beyond the TankABC8:00PM4,275,0004,102,000173,000 0.970.97-
Heroes RebornNBC8:00PM3,832,0003,834,000(2,000)1.001.01(0.01)
American IdolFox8:00PM9,363,0008,716,000647,000 2.382.210.17 8-10P
Legends of TomorrowCW8:00PM3,214,000
3,214,000 1.23
World Dog AwardsCW8:00PM
Life In PiecesCBS8:30PM8,778,0009,146,000(368,000)1.961.98(0.02)
MomCBS9:00PM8,490,0008,326,000164,000 1.701.680.02
The BlacklistNBC9:00PM7,424,0007,472,000(48,000)1.551.58(0.03)
My Diet Is Better Than YoursABC900PM2,222,0002,110,000112,000 0.620.610.01 9-11P
The 100CW9:00PM1,881,000
1,881,000 0.67
Angel from HellCBS9:30PM7,025,0006,992,00033,000 1.381.340.04
ElementaryCBS10:00PM6,327,0005,982,000345,000 1.101.13(0.03)
How To Get AwayABC10:00PM


Shades of BlueNBC10:00PM6,935,0006,641,000294,000 1.361.320.04

Friday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
Undercover BossCBS8:00PM8,026,0006,504,0001,522,000 1.401.120.28
Last Man StandingABC8:00PM5,842,0006,991,000(1,149,000)0.901.29(0.39)REPEAT
Caught on CameraNBC8:00PM3,816,000
3,816,000 0.90
Undateable LiveNBC8:00PM
MasterChef JrFox8:00PM4,860,0004,559,000301,000 1.501.370.13
ReignCW8:00PM1,264,0001,099,000165,000 0.400.330.07
Dr. KenABC8:30PM4,378,0005,227,000(849,000)0.801.05(0.25)REPEAT
Hawaii Five-0CBS9:00PM9,998,0009,480,000518,000 1.401.300.10
Shark TankABC9:00PM4,482,0005,638,000(1,156,000)1.101.42(0.32)REPEAT
DatelineNBC9:00PM5,963,0005,368,000595,000 1.301.210.09 9-11P
Hell's KitchenFox9:00PM3,629,0003,413,000216,000 1.301.140.16
Penn & TellerCW9:00PM1,222,000927,000295,000 0.300.260.04 REPEAT
Blue BloodsCBS10:00PM11,405,00010,622,000783,000 1.501.280.22



Saturday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
Crimetime SaturdayCBS8:00PM4,846,0005,296,000(450,000)0.601.17(0.57)REPEAT
NBA CountdownABC8:00PM2,491,000
2,491,000 0.60
ABC MovieABC8:00PM
US Figure SkatingNBC8:00PM3,695,00033,732,000(30,037,000)0.6010.62(10.02)8-11P vs. NFL Playoffs
Dateline MysteryNBC8:00PM


Premier BoxingFox8:00PM2,235,000
2,235,000 0.70
0.70 8-11P
Hell's KitchenFox8:00PM
NBA on ABC PrimeABC8:30PM3,692,000
3,692,000 1.40
1.40 830-11P
48 Hours MysteryCBS9:00PM4,970,000424,0004,546,000 0.800.83(0.03)REPEAT vs. Crime(R)
Second ChanceFox9:00PM
48 Hours MysteryCBS10:00PM5,609,0004,172,0001,437,000 0.900.790.11
Fresh off the BoatABC10:30PM
20/20 SaturdayABC10:00PM


Shades of BlueNBC10:00PM



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 18 (Jan. 18-24) 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 TheoryCBS8:00PMThu11,085,0002.22REPEAT
The GoldbergsABC8:30PMWed6,212,0001.97
Life In PiecesCBS8:30PMThu8,778,0001.96
The MiddleABC8:00PMWed7,241,0001.84
The SimpsonsFox8:00PMSun3,949,0001.81
2 Broke GirlsCBS8:00PMWed6,644,0001.70
Family GuyFox9:00PMSun3,411,0001.66
Mike & MollyCBS8:30PMWed7,039,0001.66
Modern FamilyABC9:00PMWed5,791,0001.63REPEAT
Angel from HellCBS9:30PMThu7,025,0001.38
New GirlFox8:00PMTue2,949,0001.27
The Guide to Surviving LifeFox8:30PMSun2,558,0001.17
Brooklyn Nine-NineFox9:00PMTue2,372,0001.08
Bob's BurgersFox7:30PMSun2,261,0001.05
Last Man StandingABC8:00PMFri5,842,0000.9REPEAT
Dr. KenABC8:30PMFri4,378,0000.8REPEAT
The GrinderFox9:30PMTue1,974,0000.77
The SimpsonsFox7:00PMSun1,958,0000.76REPEAT
Fresh off the BoatABC8:00PMTue



The MuppetsABC8:30PMTue

The Last Man on EarthFox9:30PMSun

The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:30PMMon

The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:00PMMon

The GoldbergsABC10:38PMTue

Mike & MollyCBS10:37PMTue

Fresh off the BoatABC10:30PMSat

The Guide to Surviving LifeFox8:00PMSat




New GirlFox9:00PMTue

Truth Be ToldNBC8:30PMFri

Significant MotherCW9:30PMMon

The Odd CoupleCBS8:30PMThu

Uncle BuckABC8:30PMFri

SOURCE: Nielsen Media Research

Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Wednesday, February 26

The Goldbergs - "Body Swap" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Adam is torn between following Beverly’s rules when it comes to off-campus lunch or going to the mall food court with his friends. Meanwhile, after using Barry’s college ID to get food at the dorm, Geoff goes overboard and becomes the “student” Barry wishes he could be.

The Goldbergs - "WrestleMania" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Murray decides to buy WrestleMania tickets to spend time with Barry and Adam, but he buys fake tickets so they can’t get in. Meanwhile, Beverly forms her own neighborhood watch group when the Frentas decide neighbor Jane Bales will be the Watch Captain and not her.

Modern Family - "The Prescott" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Alex’s new company is putting her up at a new luxury apartment with full amenities and a list of high-profile residents that the family is eager to take advantage of, without her knowing. Phil is on a mission to review the restaurant’s famous sliders for his food blog, while Mitch and Cam sneak in separately to meet its most famous resident, David Beckham. Meanwhile, Luke and Manny head straight for the gym to try and pick up on older women and end up in some hot water with a few of the residents.

Single Parents - "Untz, Untz, Untz" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Angie uses Sophie as bait to get time with her crush Colin by setting up Sophie and Percy, Colin’s son, on a playdate at Angie’s house. Meanwhile, Poppy and Douglas navigate Douglas’ first night sleeping at Poppy’s house, which doesn’t go as expected; and Graham and Will go on a bro-date of their own to the pizza parlor.

Complete TV Listings

Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of February 24)

Wednesday, February 26

  • Jason Segel (How I Met Your Mother/Undeclared) - Watch Jason on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Nick Jonas (Jonas) - Nick appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Finesse Mitchell (Outmatched/A.N.T. Farm) - Finesse stops by Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. He will also be on The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • Cedric the Entertainer (The Neighborhood/The Soul Man/The Steve Harvey Show) - Cedric visits The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Beth Behrs (The Neighborhood/2 Broke Girls) and Tichina Arnold (The Neighborhood/Survivor's Remorse/Happily Divorced/Everybody Hates Chris/Martin) - Beth and Tichina are guests on A Little Late with Lilly Singh at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Wanda Sykes (The New Adventures of Old Christine/Wanda at Large) - Wanda drops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Michael Rapaport (Atypical/The War at Home) - Michael stops by Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • William Shatner ($h*! My Dad Says) - William appears on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Kristen Bell (The Good Place) - Kristen is a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Melissa McCarthy (Mike & Molly/Samantha Who?) - Melissa drops by The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Soleil Moon Frye (Punky Brewster/Sabrina, the Teenage Witch) - Soleil appears on Access Daily, so check your local listings.
  • Bobby Cannavale (Angie Tribeca/Nurse Jackie) - Bobby talks about The Jesus Rolls on NBC's Today in the 9am hour and on the BUILD Series at 12pm.
  • Mark Addy (Still Standing) - Mark talks about Hangmen on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Jason Ritter (The Class) - Jason is a guest on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.

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