Sunday, September 25, 2016

Week 1 TV Ratings and Analysis; How the Sitcoms Did

2016-17 Week 1 TV Ratings (first four nights Mon-Thu): 

Households: #1. CBS 7.42/13 rating/share (even in rating from first four nights week 1 in 2015); #2. NBC 5.53/10 (even); #3. ABC 4.88/8 (-15%); #4. Fox 3.01/5 (-5%); #5. The CW 0.57/1 (-10%).
Total Viewers: #1. CBS 12.111 million (-1% from first four nights week 1 in 2015); #2. NBC 8.870 million (even); #3. ABC 7.530 million (-15%); #4. Fox 4.932 million (-9%); #5. The CW 0.891 million (-11%).
Adults 18-49: #1. CBS 2.99/11 rating/share (-2% in rating from first four nights week 1 in 2014); #2. NBC 2.27/8 (-7%); #3. ABC 1.67/7 (-20%); #4. Fox 1.61/6 (-22%); #5. The CW 0.25/1 (-24%)

We're back with a new season! We'll have this week's final ratings, Week 1 (9/19/16-9/25/16) next Sunday.

For season to-date (9/19/16-9/22/16), we will have that by next week, too, as it is the same numbers as above.

Back to week 1 (Sep. 19-25), 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 1 (Sept. 19-25) Analysis















Last Sunday (Sep 18)(Summer Week 16)This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
60 MinutesCBS7:44PM12,701,000
12,701,000 2.64
2.64
Emmy's Red CarpetABC7:00PM4,777,000
4,777,000 0.86
0.86
Bob's BurgersFox7:18PM1,830,000
1,830,000 0.74
0.74 REPEAT
Football Night in AmericaNBC7:30PM6,304,000
6,304,000 2.11
2.11
Bob's BurgersFox7:30PM1,741,000
1,741,000 0.70
0.70 REPEAT
JonBenet RamsayCBS8:44PM10,422,000
10,422,000 2.14
2.14
Emmy AwardsABC8:00PM11,382,000
11,382,000 2.85
2.85 8-11P
Once Upon a TimeABC8:00PM

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Football Night in AmericaNBC8:00PM11,856,000
11,856,000 4.18
4.18
The SimpsonsFox8:00PM1,829,000
1,829,000 0.73
0.73 REPEAT
Sunday Night FootballNBC8:30PM22,751,000
22,751,000 8.20
8.20 833-1143P
The SimpsonsFox8:30PM1,797,000
1,797,000 0.72
0.72 REPEAT
Madam SecretaryCBS9:00PM

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-
Secrets & LiesABC9:00PM

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-
Family GuyFox9:00PM1,891,000
1,891,000 0.80
0.80 REPEAT
Last Man on EarthFox9:30PM1,297,000
1,297,000 0.51
0.51
NCIS: LACBS10:44PM4,570,000
4,570,000 0.70
0.70 REPEAT
QuanticoABC10:00PM

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DatelineNBC10:00PM

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Monday

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:00PM15,816,000
15,816,000 3.76
3.76 PREMIERE
Dancing w/the StarsABC8:00PM10,714,000
10,714,000 1.71
1.71 8-10p
The VoiceNBC8:00PM12,104,000
12,104,000 3.30
3.30 8-10P PREMIERE
GothamFox8:00PM3,897,000
3,897,000 1.29
1.29 PREMIERE
SupergirlCW8:00PM817,000
817,000 0.22
0.22 REPEAT
Kevin Can WaitCBS8:30PM11,078,000
11,078,000 2.58
2.58 PREMIERE
JonBenet RamsayCBS9:00PM8,242,000
8,242,000 1.80
1.80
LuciferFox9:00PM4,360,000
4,360,000 1.31
1.31 PREMIERE
SupergirlCW9:00PM894,000
894,000 0.25
0.25 REPEAT
ScorpionCBS10:00PM

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Match GameABC10:00PM4,402,000
4,402,000 0.91
0.91
The Good PlaceNBC10:00PM8,036,000
8,036,000 2.28
2.28 PREMIERE










Tuesday

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
NCISCBS8:00PM15,992,000
15,992,000 2.17
2.17 PREMIERE
Dancing with the StarsABC8:00PM8,601,000
8,601,000 1.50
1.50 8-10P
The VoiceNBC8:00PM12,293,000
12,293,000 3.38
3.38 8-10P
Brooklyn Nine-NineFox8:00PM2,389,000
2,389,000 1.06
1.06 PREMIERE
The FlashCW8:00PM877,000
877,000 0.25
0.25 REPEAT
New GirlFox8:30PM2,312,000
2,312,000 1.19
1.19 PREMIERE
BullCBS9:00PM15,562,000
15,562,000 2.21
2.21 PREMIERE
Scream QueensFox9:00PM2,156,000
2,156,000 0.97
0.97 PREMIERE
MADtvCW9:00PM581,000
581,000 0.19
0.19
NCIS: New OrleansCBS10:00PM11,120,000
11,120,000 1.43
1.43 PREMIERE
Marvel's Agents of SHIELDABC10:00PM3,439,000
3,439,000 1.11
1.11 PREMIERE
This Is UsNBC10:00PM10,065,000
10,065,000 2.85
2.85 PREMIERE










Wednesday
This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
SurvivorCBS8:00PM9,444,000
9,444,000 2.31
2.31 PREMIERE 8-930P
The GoldbergsABC8:00PM6,899,000
6,899,000 2.04
2.04 PREMIERE
BlindspotNBC8:00PM6,082,000
6,082,000 1.31
1.31
Lethal WeaponFox8:00PM7,932,000
7,932,000 2.20
2.20 PREMIERE
Penn & Teller Fool UsCW8:00PM1,183,000
1,183,000 0.27
0.27 REPEAT
SpeechlessABC8:30PM7,383,000
7,383,000 2.03
2.03 PREMIERE
Criminal Minds CBS9:00PM

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Modern FamilyABC9:00PM8,237,000
8,237,000 2.62
2.62 PREMIERE
Law & Order: SVUNBC9:00PM7,818,000
7,818,000 1.84
1.84 PREMIERE
EmpireFox9:00PM10,868,000
10,868,000 4.16
4.16 PREMIERE
Whose Line Is It?CW9:00PM1,128,000
1,128,000 0.32
0.32
Big BrotherCBS9:30PM6,299,000
6,299,000 2.02
2.02 FINALE 930-11P
black-ishABC9:30PM6,393,000
6,393,000 1.93
1.93 PREMIERE
Whose Line Is It?CW9:30PM1,202,000
1,202,000 0.37
0.37 REPEAT
Code BlackCBS10:00PM

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Designated SurvivorABC10:00PM10,037,000
10,037,000 2.24
2.24 PREMIERE
Chicago P.D.NBC10:00PM6,874,000
6,874,000 1.57
1.57 PREMIERE










Thursday
This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
NFL Pre-KickCBS8:00PM11,084,000
11,084,000 3.47
3.47
Grey's AnatomyABC8:00PM8,750,000
8,750,000 2.48
2.48 PREMIERE
SuperstoreNBC8:00PM5,449,000
5,449,000 1.47
1.47 PREMIERE
RosewoodFox8:00PM3,652,000
3,652,000 0.73
0.73 PREMIERE
The FlashCW8:00PM935,000
935,000 0.23
0.23 REPEAT
CBS NFL ThursdayCBS8:30PM17,546,000
17,546,000 6.06
6.06 827-1106P
The Good PlaceNBC8:30PM5,251,000
5,251,000 1.36
1.36 PREMIERE
Chicago MedNBC9:00PM7,022,000
7,022,000 1.37
1.37 PREMIERE
NotoriousABC9:00PM5,394,000
5,394,000 1.13
1.13 PREMIERE
PitchFox9:00PM4,227,000
4,227,000 1.06
1.06 PREMIERE
SupernaturalCW9:00PM678,000
678,000 0.23
0.23 REPEAT
Pure GeniusCBS10:00PM

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How To Get Away/MurderABC10:00PM5,113,000
5,113,000 1.42
1.42 PREMIERE
The BlacklistNBC10:00PM6,397,000
6,397,000 1.25
1.25 PREMIERE










Friday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
MacGyverCBS8:00PM10,891,000
10,891,000 1.70
1.70 PRMIERE
Last Man StandingABC8:00PM5,837,000
5,837,000 1.10
1.10 PRMIERE
SuperstoreNBC8:00PM2,407,000
2,407,000 0.60
0.60 REPEAT
Hell's KitchenFox8:00PM3,334,000
3,334,000 1.10
1.10 PREMIERE
Masters of IllusionCW8:00PM1,048,000
1,048,000 0.30
0.30
Dr. KenABC8:30PM4,086,000
4,086,000 0.90
0.90 PREMIERE
The Good PlaceNBC8:30PM2,341,000
2,341,000 0.60
0.60 REPEAT
Masters of IllusionCW8:30PM1,042,000
1,042,000 0.30
0.30 REPEAT
Hawaii Five-0CBS9:00PM10,091,000
10,091,000 1.30
1.30 PREMIERE
Shark TankABC9:00PM4,940,000
4,940,000 1.10
1.10 PREMIERE
DatelineNBC9:00PM4,597,000
4,597,000 1.00
1.00 9-11P
The ExorcistFox9:00PM2,904,000
2,904,000 1.00
1.00 PREMIERE
Penn & Teller: Fool UsCW9:00PM1,210,000
1,210,000 0.30
0.30 REPEAT
Blue BloodsCBS10:00PM10,434,000
10,434,000 1.30
1.30 PREMIERE
20/20ABC10:00PM3,411,000
3,411,000 0.70
0.70
DatelineNBC10:00PM

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Saturday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
Crimetime SaturdayCBS8:00PM

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- REPEAT
Saturday Night FootballABC8:00PM

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- 8-11P
The VoiceNBC8:00PM

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- 8-10P REPEAT
College FootballFox8:00PM

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- 8-11P
Crimetime SaturdayCBS9:00PM

-

- REPEAT
48 Hours MysteryCBS10:00PM

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- PREMIERE
This Is UsNBC10:00PM

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- 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 1 (Sep. 19-25) 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 TheoryCBS8:00PMMon15,816,0003.76PREMIERE
Modern FamilyABC9:00PMWed8,237,0002.62PREMIERE
Kevin Can WaitCBS8:30PMMon11,078,0002.58PREMIERE
The Good PlaceNBC10:00PMMon8,036,0002.28PREMIERE
The GoldbergsABC8:00PMWed6,899,0002.04PREMIERE
SpeechlessABC8:30PMWed7,383,0002.03PREMIERE
black-ishABC9:30PMWed6,393,0001.93PREMIERE
SuperstoreNBC8:00PMThu5,449,0001.47PREMIERE
The Good PlaceNBC8:30PMThu5,251,0001.36
New GirlFox8:30PMTue2,312,0001.19PREMIERE
Last Man StandingABC8:00PMFri5,837,0001.1PREMIERE
Brooklyn Nine-NineFox8:00PMTue2,389,0001.06PREMIERE
Dr. KenABC8:30PMFri4,086,0000.9PREMIERE
Family GuyFox9:00PMSun1,891,0000.80REPEAT
Bob's BurgersFox7:18PMSun1,830,0000.74REPEAT
The SimpsonsFox8:00PMSun1,829,0000.73REPEAT
The SimpsonsFox8:30PMSun1,797,0000.72REPEAT
Bob's BurgersFox7:30PMSun1,741,0000.70REPEAT
The Good PlaceNBC8:30PMFri2,341,0000.6REPEAT
SuperstoreNBC8:00PMFri2,407,0000.6REPEAT
The Last Man on EarthFox9:30PMSun1,297,0000.51REPEAT
Fresh off the BoatABC9:00PMTue

preempted
The Real O'NealsABC9:30PMTue

preempted
Life In PiecesCBS9:30PMThu

preempted
MomCBS9:00PMThu

preempted
The Odd CoupleCBS9:30PMMon

preempted
Son of ZornFox8:30PMSun


Making HistoryFox8:30PMSun


The MickFox8:30PMTue


Man with a PlaceCBS8:30PMMon


The Great IndoorsCBS8:30PMThu


American HousewifeABC8:30PMTue


The MiddleABC8:00PMTue

preempted
2 Broke GirlsCBS9:00PMMon

preempted

SOURCE: Nielsen Media Research


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Wednesday, December 8

The Conners - "Sober Sex, Plastic Silverware, and Losing My Religion" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Part of Becky’s recovery program mandates she make amends with people she has lied to over the years, leading her to meet up again with former high school friend Mikey to apologize for lying to him about her living a successful life. Meanwhile, Darlene visits with Pastor Phil (Jason Alexander), and Louise continues planning her wedding.

Home Economics - "Bottle Service, $800 Plus Tip (25% Suggested)" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
The family is in for a wild night out when they accompany Connor to a club to help him jumpstart his dating life. When Tom steps up as Connor’s wingman, things don’t exactly go as planned.

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia - "The Gang Buys a Roller Rink" (FXX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
In the past, an innocent Dennis learns the horrifying details of Frank's business; a truly sweet Dee is excited to head off for Hollywood while Charlie and Mac's jobs at the roller rink are in jeopardy.

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia - " The Gang Replaces Dee With a Monkey" (FXX, 10:30PM ET/PT)
When the Gang suspects Dee is menopausal, they scramble to find a new employee for Paddy's Pub; Dee decides to put her acting career on hold in order to mentor young actors.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of December 6)

Wednesday, December 8

  • Rob McElhenney (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia/Mythic Quest) - Watch Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Ariana DeBose (Schmigadoon!) - Ariana appears on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Kristin Chenoweth (Schmigadoon!/Trial & Error/Kristin) - Kristin is a guest on Watch What Happens: Live at 3:30am on Bravo. She chats about her new album Happiness is…Christmas! on The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
  • Kimberly Williams-Paisley (According to Jim) and Ashley Williams (The Jim Gaffigan Show/Good Morning, Miami) - Kimberly and Ashley talk about Hallmark's Sister Swap on NBC's Today in the 9am hour and on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Cynthia Nixon (And Just Like That.../Sex and the City) - Cynthia talks about And Just Like That... on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am and on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Heather Graham (Californication/Emily's Reasons Why Not/Scrubs) - Heather talks about her role in the film The Last Son on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Yvonne Orji (Insecure) - Yvonne is a guest on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Eric AndrĂ© (Man Seeking Woman/2 Broke Girls/Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23) - Eric will be on The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
  • Vanessa Lachey (Truth Be Told/Dads) - Vanessa talks about living the island life with her kids and husband, Nick Lachey, her new role in NCIS: Hawai‘i and her new book on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Michael J. Fox (Family Ties/Spin City/The Michael J. Fox Show) - Michael talks about No Time Like the Future: An Optimist Considers Mortality on CBS This Morning sometime between 7-9am.
  • Patricia Heaton (Carol's Second Act/The Middle/Back to You/Everybody Loves Raymond) - Patricia shares the moment that made her re-think her relationship with drinking on The Dr. Oz Show, so check your local listings.
  • Zachary Levi (Less Than Perfect/Telenovela) - Zachary talks about American Underdog on ABC's Good Morning America somtime between 7-9am.
  • Kal Penn (Sunnyside/Deadbeat/We Are Men) - Kal talks about Hot Mess Holiday on ABC's GMA 3: What You Need to Know at 1pm.


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

Maude - The Complete Series (2021 Release) Mom - The Eighth and Final Season Punky Brewster (1984-88) - The Complete Series (2021 Release) I Dream of Jeannie - The Complete Series (Blu-ray) The Andy Griffith Show - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)

10/19 - Maude - The Complete Series (2021 Release)
11/02 - The Honeymooners Specials - A Christmas Carol
11/02 - Mom - The Eighth and Final Season
11/02 - Punky Brewster - The Complete Series (2021 Release)
11/02 - Sex and the City - The Complete Collection (Blu-ray)
11/09 - Saved by the Bell (2020) - Season One
11/09 - Younger - The Complete Series
11/16 - Kevin Can F*** Himself - Season 1 (Blu-ray)
11/23 - Dead Pixels - Seasons One and Two
11/30 - I Dream of Jeannie - The Complete Series (Mill Creek) (2021 Release) (Blu-ray)
12/07 - The Andy Griffith Show - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
12/07 - Rick & Morty - Season 5 (Blu-ray) (Blu-ray Limited Edition Steelbook)
12/14 - The Abbott and Costello Show - Season 1 (Blu-ray)
12/14 - Letterkenny - Season 9
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