Sunday, October 02, 2016

Week 2 TV Ratings and Analysis; How the Sitcoms Did

2016-17 Week 2 TV Ratings (first four nights Mon-Thu): 

Households: #1. CBS 5.71/10 rating/share (-23% in rating from first four nights week 1); #2. NBC 5.09/9 (-8%); #3. ABC 4.45/8 (-9%); #4. Fox 2.77/5 (-8%); #5. The CW 0.61/1 (+7%).
Total Viewers: #1. CBS 9.100 million (-25% from first four nights week 1); #2. NBC 8.127 million (-7%); #3. ABC 6.888 million (-9%); #4. Fox 4.512 million (-9%); #5. The CW 0.983 million (+10%).
Adults 18-49: #1. NBC 2.11/7 rating/share (-7% in rating from first four nights week 1); #2. CBS  1.71/6 (-43%); #3. ABC 1.59/6 (-5%); #4. Fox 1.49/5 (-5%); #5. The CW 0.28/1 (+12%)

We have previous week's final ratings, Week 1 (9/19-9/25/16, LIVE+SD). NBC won the week in A18-49, thanks to Sunday Night Football for the finish and did a 2.50 rating.  CBS was #2 with a a close 2.46 rating. ABC was #3 with a 1.34 rating, while Fox was #4 with a 1.23 rating.  Among total viewers, CBS was #1 with 11.176 million, with NBC #2 at 8.730 million.  ABC was #3 with 5.849 million and Fox at #4 with 3.3636 million.

For season to-date (9/19/16-9/29/16, LIVE+SD), NBC is #1 in A18-49 with a 2.38 rating, followed by CBS at #2 with a 2.22 rating. ABC at #3 with a 1.42 rating and Fox at #4 with a 1.31 rating. Among total viewers it is CBS #1 at 10.512 million, followed by NBC at #2 with 8.535 million, ABC at #3 with 6.182 million and Fox at #4 with 3.903 million.
Back to week 2 (Sep. 26-Oct. 2), 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 2 (Sept. 26-Oct. 2) Analysis















Last Sunday (Sep 25)(Week 1)This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
60 MinutesCBS7:51PM14,358,00012,701,000 1,657,000 2.562.64 (0.08)PREMIERE
Once SpecialABC7:00PM2,858,0004,777,000 (1,919,000)0.630.86 (0.23)vs. Emmys Red Carp
Family GuyFox7:00PM2,034,0001,830,000 204,000 0.770.74 0.03 REPEAT vs. Bob's(R)
Football Night in AmericaNBC7:30PM5,370,0006,304,000 (934,000)1.752.11 (0.36)
Bob's BurgersFox7:30PM2,601,0001,741,000 860,000 1.140.70 0.44 PREMIERE vs. REPEAT
NCIS: LACBS8:51PM10,335,00010,422,000 (87,000)1.532.14 (0.61)PREMIERE vs. JonBenet
Once Upon a TimeABC8:00PM3,985,000
3,985,000 1.28
1.28 PREMIERE
Emmy AwardsABC8:00PM
11,382,000 (11,382,000)
2.85 (2.85)
Football Night in AmericaNBC8:00PM11,503,00011,856,000 (353,000)4.154.18 (0.03)
The SimpsonsFox8:00PM3,364,0001,829,000 1,535,000 1.440.73 0.71 PREMIERE vs. REPEAT
Sunday Night FootballNBC8:30PM20,617,00022,751,000 (2,134,000)7.578.20 (0.63)831-1113P
Son of ZornFox8:30PM2,650,0001,797,000 853,000 1.120.72 0.40 vs. Simpsons(R)
Madam SecretaryCBS9:00PM

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Secrets & LiesABC9:00PM4,060,000
4,060,000 0.96
0.96 PREMIERE
Family GuyFox9:00PM2,796,0001,891,000 905,000 1.330.80 0.53 PREMIERE vs. REPEAT
Last Man on EarthFox9:30PM2,228,0001,297,000 931,000 0.940.51 0.43 PREMIERE vs. REPEAT
MacGyverCBS10:51PM5,363,0004,570,000 793,000 1.010.70 0.31 REPEAT vs. NCIS LA(R)
QuanticoABC10:00PM3,635,000
3,635,000 0.96
0.96 PREMIERE
DatelineNBC10:00PM

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Monday

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:00PM14,242,00015,816,000 (1,574,000)3.563.76 (0.20)
Dancing w/the StarsABC8:00PM10,830,00010,714,000 116,000 1.791.71 0.08 8-9P vs. 8-10P
The VoiceNBC8:00PM11,723,00012,104,000 (381,000)3.203.30 (0.10)8-9P vs. 8-10P
GothamFox8:00PM3,537,0003,897,000 (360,000)1.181.29 (0.11)
SupergirlCW8:00PM964,000817,000 147,000 0.250.22 0.03 REPEAT
Kevin Can WaitCBS8:30PM10,623,00011,078,000 (455,000)2.692.58 0.11
JonBenet RamsayCBS9:00PM
8,242,000 (8,242,000)
1.80 (1.80)
LuciferFox9:00PM
4,360,000 (4,360,000)
1.31 (1.31)
SupergirlCW9:00PM1,110,000894,000 216,000 0.280.25 0.03 REPEAT
Debate AnalysisCBS10:39PM8,233,000
8,233,000 2.08
2.08
Debate AnalysisABC10:39PM8,979,0004,402,000 4,577,000 2.240.91 1.33 vs. Match Game
Debate AnalysisNBC10:39PM12,763,0008,036,000 4,727,000 4.012.28 1.73










Tuesday

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
NCISCBS8:00PM15,517,00015,992,000 (475,000)2.132.17 (0.04)
Dancing with the StarsABC8:00PM8,063,0008,601,000 (538,000)1.341.50 (0.16)8-10P
The VoiceNBC8:00PM12,091,00012,293,000 (202,000)3.313.38 (0.07)8-10P
Brooklyn Nine-NineFox8:00PM2,337,0002,389,000 (52,000)1.021.06 (0.04)
The FlashCW8:00PM808,000877,000 (69,000)0.270.25 0.02 REPEAT
New GirlFox8:30PM2,027,0002,312,000 (285,000)1.011.19 (0.18)
BullCBS9:00PM13,614,00015,562,000 (1,948,000)1.892.21 (0.32)
Scream QueensFox9:00PM1,697,0002,156,000 (459,000)0.750.97 (0.22)
MADtvCW9:00PM550,000581,000 (31,000)0.190.19 -
NCIS: New OrleansCBS10:00PM10,763,00011,120,000 (357,000)1.481.43 0.05
Marvel's Agents of SHIELDABC10:00PM2,954,0003,439,000 (485,000)0.861.11 (0.25)
This Is UsNBC10:00PM8,748,00010,065,000 (1,317,000)2.592.85 (0.26)










Wednesday
This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
SurvivorCBS8:00PM9,164,0009,444,000 (280,000)2.092.31 (0.22)8-9P vs. 8-930P
The GoldbergsABC8:00PM6,580,0006,899,000 (319,000)1.932.04 (0.11)
BlindspotNBC8:00PM5,602,0006,082,000 (480,000)1.281.31 (0.03)
Lethal WeaponFox8:00PM7,234,0007,932,000 (698,000)1.992.20 (0.21)
Penn & Teller Fool UsCW8:00PM1,261,0001,183,000 78,000 0.300.27 0.03 REPEAT
SpeechlessABC8:30PM6,431,0007,383,000 (952,000)1.812.03 (0.22)
Criminal Minds CBS9:00PM8,924,000
8,924,000 1.86
1.86 PREMIERE
Modern FamilyABC9:00PM7,413,0008,237,000 (824,000)2.282.62 (0.34)
Law & Order: SVUNBC9:00PM6,056,0007,818,000 (1,762,000)1.561.84 (0.28)
EmpireFox9:00PM9,650,00010,868,000 (1,218,000)3.694.16 (0.47)
Whose Line Is It?CW9:00PM1,167,0001,128,000 39,000 0.350.32 0.03
Big BrotherCBS9:30PM
6,299,000 (6,299,000)
2.02 (2.02)
black-ishABC9:30PM5,576,0006,393,000 (817,000)1.611.96 (0.35)
Whose Line Is It?CW9:30PM1,035,0001,202,000 (167,000)0.320.37 (0.05)REPEAT
Code BlackCBS10:00PM6,366,000
6,366,000 1.18
1.18 PREMIERE
Designated SurvivorABC10:00PM7,966,00010,037,000 (2,071,000)1.792.24 (0.45)
Chicago P.D.NBC10:00PM6,139,0006,874,000 (735,000)1.511.57 (0.06)










Thursday
This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:00PM6,500,00011,084,000 (4,584,000)1.353.47 (2.12)REPEAT vs. NFL Kick
Grey's AnatomyABC8:00PM8,407,0008,750,000 (343,000)2.402.48 (0.08)
SuperstoreNBC8:00PM4,389,0005,449,000 (1,060,000)1.251.47 (0.22)
RosewoodFox8:00PM3,599,0003,652,000 (53,000)0.790.73 0.06
The FlashCW8:00PM1,146,000935,000 211,000 0.340.23 0.11 REPEAT
Kevin Can WaitCBS8:30PM4,900,000
4,900,000 1.12
1.12 REPEAT
CBS NFL ThursdayCBS8:30PM
17,546,000 (17,546,000)
6.06 (6.06)
The Good PlaceNBC8:30PM4,447,0005,251,000 (804,000)1.261.36 (0.10)
The Big Bang TheoryCBS9:00PM5,360,000
5,360,000 1.27
1.27 REPEAT
NotoriousABC9:00PM4,509,0005,394,000 (885,000)1.061.13 (0.07)
Chicago MedNBC9:00PM6,788,0007,022,000 (234,000)1.321.37 (0.05)
PitchFox9:00PM3,676,0004,227,000 (551,000)1.011.06 (0.05)
SupernaturalCW9:00PM925,000678,000 247,000 0.290.23 0.06 REPEAT
Kevin Can WaitCBS9:30PM4,254,000
4,254,000 1.07
1.07 REPEAT
BullCBS10:00PM3,917,000
3,917,000 0.78
0.78 REPEAT
How To Get Away/MurderABC10:00PM4,327,0005,113,000 (786,000)1.261.42 (0.16)
The BlacklistNBC10:00PM5,994,0006,397,000 (403,000)1.131.25 (0.12)










Friday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
MacGyverCBS8:00PM9,088,00010,725,000 (1,637,000)1.401.67 (0.27)
Last Man StandingABC8:00PM5,795,0005,950,000 (155,000)1.001.13 (0.13)
This Is UsNBC8:00PM2,650,000
2,650,000 0.60
0.60 REPEAT
SuperstoreNBC8:00PM
2,374,000 (2,374,000)
0.55 (0.55)
Hell's KitchenFox8:00PM3,193,0003,374,000 (181,000)1.001.09 (0.09)
Masters of IllusionCW8:00PM1,317,000812,000 505,000 0.400.21 0.19 FINALE
Dr. KenABC8:30PM3,915,0004,017,000 (102,000)0.800.86 (0.06)
The Good PlaceNBC8:30PM
2,326,000 (2,326,000)
0.57 (0.57)
Masters of IllusionCW8:30PM1,333,000799,000 534,000 0.300.21 0.09 REPEAT
Hawaii Five-0CBS9:00PM9,620,00010,221,000 (601,000)1.301.35 (0.05)
Shark TankABC9:00PM4,986,0004,970,000 16,000 1.101.10 -
DatelineNBC9:00PM4,683,0004,628,000 55,000 1.000.95 0.05 9-11P
The ExorcistFox9:00PM2,082,0002,854,000 (772,000)0.700.97 (0.27)
Penn & Teller: Fool UsCW9:00PM1,234,0001,090,000 144,000 0.400.31 0.09 REPEAT
Blue BloodsCBS10:00PM10,389,00010,553,000 (164,000)1.301.30 -
20/20ABC10:00PM3,934,0003,351,000 583,000 0.900.70 0.20
DatelineNBC10:00PM

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Saturday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
Crimetime SaturdayCBS8:00PM3,150,0003,789,000 (639,000)0.500.55 (0.05)REPEAT
Saturday Night FootballABC8:00PM9,020,0003,785,000 5,235,000 3.101.05 2.05 8-11P
The Good PlaceNBC8:00PM1,790,000
1,790,000 0.40
0.40 REPEAT
The VoiceNBC8:00PM
2,977,000 (2,977,000)
0.68 (0.68)
College FootballFox8:00PM1,830,0001,239,000 591,000 0.500.37 0.13 8-11P
The Good PlaceNBC8:30PM1,830,000
1,830,000 0.40
0.40 REPEAT
48 Hours MysteryCBS9:00PM3,710,0004,248,000 (538,000)0.600.57 0.03 REPEAT vs. Crimetime
The Good PlaceNBC9:00PM1,960,000
1,960,000 0.40
0.40 REPEAT
The Good PlaceNBC9:30PM2,050,000
2,050,000 0.50
0.50 REPEAT
48 Hours MysteryCBS10:00PM4,880,0004,829,000 51,000 0.800.83 (0.03)PREMIERE
SNL(R) NBC10:00PM3,270,0002,857,000 413,000 0.800.66 0.14 REPEAT vs. This Is Us(R)


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 2 (Sep. 26-Oct. 2) 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 TheoryCBS8:00PMMon14,242,0003.56
Kevin Can WaitCBS8:30PMMon10,623,0002.69
Modern FamilyABC9:00PMWed7,413,0002.28
The GoldbergsABC8:00PMWed6,580,0001.93
SpeechlessABC8:30PMWed6,431,0001.81
black-ishABC9:30PMWed5,576,0001.61
The SimpsonsFox8:00PMSun3,364,0001.44PREMIERE
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:00PMThu6,500,0001.35REPEAT
Family GuyFox9:00PMSun2,796,0001.33PREMIERE
The Big Bang TheoryCBS9:00PMThu5,360,0001.27REPEAT
The Good PlaceNBC8:30PMThu4,447,0001.26
SuperstoreNBC8:00PMThu4,389,0001.25
Bob's BurgersFox7:30PMSun2,601,0001.14PREMIERE
Kevin Can WaitCBS8:30PMThu4,900,0001.12REPEAT
Son of ZornFox8:30PMSun2,650,0001.12
Kevin Can WaitCBS9:30PMThu4,254,0001.07REPEAT
Brooklyn Nine-NineFox8:00PMTue2,337,0001.02
New GirlFox8:30PMTue2,027,0001.01
Last Man StandingABC8:00PMFri5,795,0001.0
The Last Man on EarthFox9:30PMSun2,228,0000.94PREMIERE
Dr. KenABC8:30PMFri3,915,0000.8
Family GuyFox7:00PMSun2,034,0000.77REPEAT
The Good PlaceNBC9:30PMSat2,050,0000.50REPEAT
The Good PlaceNBC8:30PMSat1,830,0000.4REPEAT
The Good PlaceNBC9:00PMSat1,960,0000.4REPEAT
The Good PlaceNBC8:00PMSat1,790,0000.4REPEAT
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
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

Thursday, September 24

none scheduled

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of September 21)

Thursday, September 24

  • Chris Rock (Everybody Hates Chris) - Catch Chris on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC. He talks about Fargo on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am. He also chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Maya Erskine and Anna Konkle (PEN15) - Maya and Anna are guests on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Jason Schwartzman (Medical Police/Mozart in the Jungle/Bored to Death) - Jason will be on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Nico Santos (Superstore) - Nico appears on a repeat of A Little Late with Lilly Singh at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Jane Lynch (Angel from Hell) - Jane is a guest on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Rob Lowe (The Grinder/Parks and Recreation) - Rob will be on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Brandy (Zoe Ever After/The Game/Moesha/Thea) - Brandy is a guest on The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • Debra Messing (Will & Grace/Ned and Stacey) - Debra appears on The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Retta (Parks and Recreation) - Retta and Rosario Dawson discuss their latest project, the Apple podcast And Nothing Less: The Untold Stories of Women's Fight For the Vote on The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
  • Cheyenne Jackson (Call Me Kat/30 Rock) - Cheyenne talks about Netflix's Julie and the Phantoms on Access Daily, so check your local listings.
  • Laura Dern (F Is for Family/Enlightened) - Laura talks about the documentary on The Way I See It on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (June/July/August/September)

Head of the Class - The Complete First Season Modern Family - The Eleventh and Final Season Brooklyn Nine-Nine - Season Seven Will & Grace - The Revival -Season Three - The Farewell Season Young Sheldon - The Complete Third Season

06/02 - Work in Progress - Season 1
06/09 - Head of the Class - The Complete First Season (WBShop.com)
06/09 - How to Be a Gentleman - The Complete Series
06/09 - Letterkenny - Seasons 3 & 4
06/09 - Modern Family - The Eleventh and Final Season
06/09 - No Activity - Season 1
06/09 - Superior Donuts - Season Two
06/23 - Bob's Burgers - The Complete 10th Season
06/23 - Fresh Off the Boat - The Complete Sixth and Final Season
06/23 - Last Man Standing - The Complete Seventh Season
06/23 - South Park - The Complete Twenty-Third Season (Blu-ray)
06/30 - Brooklyn Nine-Nine - Season Seven
07/07 - Will & Grace - The Revival - Season Three - The Farewell Season
07/21 - Curb Your Enthusiasm - The Complete Tenth Season
07/21 - The Thundermans - Season 1 / Season 2 / Season 3 / Season 4
07/21 - The Unicorn - Season One
07/28 - The Thundermans - Season 1-4 Bundle
08/04 - Last Man Standing - The Complete Eighth Season
08/04 - The Neighborhood - Season One
08/11 - Awkwafina Is Nora from Queens - Season 1
08/11 - Final Space - The First and Second Seasons (Blu-ray)
09/01 - Young Sheldon - The Complete Third Season (Blu-ray)
09/29 - The Bob Newhart Show - The Complete Series (2020 Release)

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