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, September 28

The Conners - "Scenes From Two Marriages: The Parrot Doth Protest Too Much" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Jackie moves in with Neville and discovers that being newlyweds produces new problems when Neville shows up to their home with an excess of animals from his vet office. Meanwhile, Darlene and Ben have an argument as Ben points out Darlene is turning into her father.

The Golbergs - "That's a Schwartz Man" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
With both sides of the family eager for answers on Geoff and Erica’s pregnancy, they decide to keep their baby’s sex a surprise. However, a sonagram finding from Lou Schwartz might provide an unexpected discovery. Meanwhile, Adam recruits Glascott to help his mother cope with his departure for NYU; but when he later has a change of heart about heading off to college, he sources a job as the personal assistant to a special celebrity to help lessen the blow when news of his deferred enrollment is delivered to Beverly.

Abbott Elementary - "Wrong Delivery" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
After Janine gets a look at the new charter school down the street, she becomes determined to fix up Abbott and make it just as good. As Gregory goes out of his way to avoid Barbara due to an awkward situation with his personal life, and Ava takes to the school library to host a “Shark Tank”-style pitch to decide what to do with the rest of the funds from the grant.

Home Economics - "Melatonin 10 Mg Tablets, $14.99" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Tom begins publicity for his new book as Marina takes on the redesign of Gretchen’s room, which causes a lot of stress at home and in the bedroom. Meanwhile, Sarah, Denise and the kids have to crash at Connor’s house when their apartment floods, much to Lupe’s chagrin.

Complete TV Listings

Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of September 26)

Wednesday, September 28

  • Mila Kunis (Family Guy/That '70s Show) - Watch Mila on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC. She talks about Luckiest Girl Alive on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.
  • Ramy Youssef (Ramy/See Dad Run) - Ramy appears on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Timothy Olyphant (Santa Clarita Diet) - Timothy is a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Max Greenfield (The Neighborhood/New Girl/Modern Men) - Max will be on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Mayim Bialik (Call Me Kat/The Big Bang Theory/Blossom) - Mayim is a guest on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Rosie O'Donnell (SMILF/Stand By Your Man/Gimme a Break!) - Rosie appears on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Tyler James Williams (Abbott Elementary/Go On/Everybody Hates Chris) - Tyler is a guest on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Kim Coles (Living Single/The Geena Davis Show) - Kim talks about her new series Finding Happy on Tamron Hall, so check your local listings.
  • George Clooney (Roseanne/The Facts of Life/ E/R (1984-1985) - George and Amal Clooney are guests on CBS Mornings sometime between 7-9am.
  • Sherri Shepherd (Mr. Iglesias/Trial & Error/Sherri/Less Than Perfect) - Sherri appears on CBS Mornings sometime between 7-9am.
  • Vanessa Lachey (Truth Be Told/Dads) - Vanessa is a guest on Access Daily with Mario & Kit, so check your local listings.
  • Jaime Camil (Schmigadoon!/Broke) - Jaime talks about Netflix's El Rey: Vicente Fernandez on Access Daily with Mario & Kit, so check your local listings.
  • Lio Tipton (Manhattan Love Story) - Lio appears on PIX 11 Morning News on WPIX in New York at 9:40am.

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Becker - The Complete Series (2022 Release) The Neighborhood - Season Four Young Sheldon - The Complete Fifth Season The Adventues of Ozzie and Harriet - The Complete Season Five The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet - The Complete Season Six

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05/31 - Becker - The Complete Series (2022 Release)
06/14 - Curb Your Enthusiasm - The Complete Eleventh Season
06/14 - Hacks - Season One (Blu-ray) (DVD)
06/14 - Rutherford Falls - Season One (Blu-ray) (DVD)
06/21 - The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet - The Complete Season One / The Complete Season Two
07/19 - The Neighborhood - Season Four
07/19 - Reno 911! - The Hunt for QAnon (Blu-ray) (DVD)
07/26 - The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet - The Complete Season Three / The Complete Season Four
08/16 - And Just Like That... - The Complete First Season (Warner Bros. - Canada)
08/16 - South Park - The Complete Twenty-Fourth Season (Blu-ray) (DVD)
09/06 - Young Sheldon - The Complete Fifth Season (Blu-ray) (DVD)
09/20 - Kim's Convenience - The Complete Series
09/27 - The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet - The Complete Season Five / The Complete Season Six
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