Sunday, October 23, 2016

Week 5 TV Ratings and Analysis; How the Sitcoms Did

2016-17 Week 5 TV Ratings (first four nights Mon-Thu): 

Households: #1. CBS 6.63/11 rating/share (+3% in rating from first four nights week 4); #2. NBC 4.85/8 (even); #3. ABC 3.93/7 (-2%); #4. Fox 2.35/4 (-9%); #5. The CW 1.06/2 (-3%).
Total Viewers: #1. CBS 10.790 million (+3% from first four nights week 4); #2. NBC 7.781 million (+2%); #3. ABC 6.134 million (-1%); #4. Fox 3.840 million (-8%); #5. The CW 1.683 million (-6%).
Adults 18-49: #1. CBS 2.42/8 rating/share (+3% in rating from first four nights week 4); #2. NBC  1.84/6 (even); #3. ABC 1.40/5 (-5%); #4. Fox 1.26/4 (-5%); #5. The CW 0.61/2 (-5%)

We have previous week's final ratings, Week 4 (10/10/16-10/16/16, LIVE+SD). NBC won the week in A18-49, thanks to SNF and did a 1.92 rating.  CBS settled for #2 thanks with a 1.72 rating. Fox jumped to #3 with a 1.69 rating because of an NFL overrun, while ABC was #4 with a 1.45 rating.  Among total viewers, CBS was #1 with 9.106 million, with NBC #2 at 7.179 million.  ABC was #3 with 5.831 million and Fox at #4 with 5.107 million.

For season to-date (9/19/16-10/20/16, LIVE+SD), NBC is #1 in A18-49 with a 2.15 rating, followed by CBS at #2 with a 1.98 rating. ABC at #3 with a 1.45 rating and Fox at #4 with a 1.40 rating. Among total viewers it is CBS #1 at 9.739 million, followed by NBC at #2 with 7.816 million, ABC at #3 with 6.024 million and Fox at #4 with 4.198 million.

Back to week 5 (Oct. 17-23), 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 5 (Oct. 17-23) Analysis















Last Sunday (Oct. 16)(Week 4)This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
60 MinutesCBS7:00PM10,422,00012,397,000(1,975,000)1.182.64(1.46)
AFVABC7:00PM4,447,0004,784,000(337,000)0.800.85(0.05)
The SimpsonsFox7:00PM
2,649,000(2,649,000)
0.98(0.98)
Football Night in AmericaNBC7:30PM3,534,0005,635,000(2,101,000)1.111.89(0.78)
The OTFox7:45PM15,384,0002,793,00012,591,000 5.511.204.31 vs. Bob's
NCIS: LACBS8:00PM10,887,000
10,887,000 1.40
1.40
Once Upon a TimeABC8:00PM3,527,0004,105,000(578,000)1.081.16(0.08)
Football Night in AmericaNBC8:00PM8,316,00010,782,000(2,466,000)2.833.89(1.06)
The SimpsonsFox8:00PM7,442,0003,091,0004,351,000 3.041.381.66
Sunday Night FootballNBC8:30PM13,595,00016,622,000(3,027,000)4.915.87(0.96)833-1201A
Son of ZornFox8:30PM3,775,0002,086,0001,689,000 1.520.900.62 vs. REPEAT
Madam SecretaryCBS9:00PM9,097,000
9,097,000 1.06
1.06
Secrets & LiesABC9:00PM3,463,000
3,463,000 0.85
0.85
Family GuyFox9:00PM3,667,000
3,667,000 1.63
1.63
Last Man on EarthFox9:30PM2,663,000
2,663,000 1.08
1.08
ElementaryCBS10:00PM5,206,00010,941,000(5,735,000)0.722.78(2.06)vs. Debate Analysis
QuanticoABC10:00PM3,041,0008,201,000(5,160,000)0.772.31(1.54)vs. Debate Analysis
DatelineNBC10:00PM

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Monday

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:00PM14,196,00014,411,000(215,000)3.473.440.03
Dancing w/the StarsABC8:00PM10,547,00010,428,000119,000 1.581.61(0.03)8-10P
The VoiceNBC8:00PM11,384,00011,369,00015,000 2.702.93(0.23)8-10P
GothamFox8:00PM3,323,0003,417,000(94,000)1.151.090.06
SupergirlCW8:00PM2,663,0003,063,000(400,000)0.931.09(0.16)
Kevin Can WaitCBS8:30PM8,541,0008,702,000(161,000)2.062.11(0.05)
2 Broke GirlsCBS9:00PM5,664,0006,364,000(700,000)1.531.70(0.17)vs. 9-10p
LuciferFox9:00PM3,626,0003,667,000(41,000)1.101.050.05
Jane the VirginCW9:00PM1,089,000762,000327,000 0.400.210.19 PREMIERE vs. Tomorrow(R)
The Odd CoupleCBS9:30PM4,579,000
4,579,000 1.12
1.12 PREMIERE
ScorpionCBS10:00PM7,172,0007,045,000127,000 1.271.33(0.06)
ConvictionABC10:00PM4,238,0004,229,0009,000 0.730.78(0.05)
TimelessNBC10:00PM5,861,0006,201,000(340,000)1.491.430.06










Tuesday

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
NCISCBS8:00PM14,764,00014,769,000(5,000)1.801.780.02
The MiddleABC8:00PM6,021,0006,784,000(763,000)1.501.78(0.28)
The VoiceNBC8:00PM10,353,00010,879,000(526,000)2.492.56(0.07)
Brooklyn Nine-NineFox8:00PM2,053,0002,125,000(72,000)0.910.92(0.01)
The FlashCW8:00PM2,665,0002,801,000(136,000)1.041.05(0.01)
American HousewifeABC8:30PM5,751,0006,610,000(859,000)1.651.91(0.26)
New GirlFox8:30PM1,809,0001,954,000(145,000)0.970.940.03
BullCBS9:00PM12,285,00012,999,000(714,000)1.571.65(0.08)
Fresh off The BoatABC9:00PM4,095,0005,028,000(933,000)1.321.57(0.25)
This Is UsNBC9:00PM9,705,0009,782,000(77,000)2.642.77(0.13)
Scream QueensFox9:00PM1,428,0001,587,000(159,000)0.570.65(0.08)
No TomorrowCW9:00PM807,000741,00066,000 0.290.250.04
The Real O'NealsABC9:30PM2,906,0003,710,000(804,000)0.931.16(0.23)
NCIS: New OrleansCBS10:00PM9,531,0009,621,000(90,000)1.231.220.01
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.ABC10:00PM2,342,0002,678,000(336,000)0.750.88(0.13)
Chicago FireNBC10:00PM7,401,0007,523,000(122,000)1.651.81(0.16)










Wednesday
This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
SurvivorCBS8:00PM8,585,0009,058,000(473,000)1.892.01(0.12)
Charlie Brown PumpkinABC8:00PM7,569,0006,467,0001,102,000 2.221.880.34 vs. Goldbergs
BlindspotNBC8:00PM5,239,0005,533,000(294,000)1.171.130.04
Lethal WeaponFox8:00PM6,658,0006,835,000(177,000)1.701.91(0.21)
ArrowCW8:00PM1,789,0001,936,000(147,000)0.640.70(0.06)
Toy Story of TerrorABC8:30PM6,437,0006,025,000412,000 1.981.820.16 vs. Speechless
Criminal Minds CBS9:00PM
8,401,000(8,401,000)
1.73(1.73)
Modern FamilyABC9:00PM
7,500,000(7,500,000)
2.40(2.40)
Law & Order: SVUNBC9:00PM
5,878,000(5,878,000)
1.44(1.44)
EmpireFox9:00PM
9,266,000(9,266,000)
3.46(3.46)
FrequencyCW9:00PM1,043,0001,080,000(37,000)0.330.310.02
black-ishABC9:30PM
5,838,000(5,838,000)
1.80(1.80)
Debate AnalysisCBS10:36PM7,390,0005,993,0001,397,000 1.781.060.72 vs. Code
Debate AnalysisABC10:36PM8,274,0006,995,0001,279,000 2.281.600.68 vs. Designated
Debate AnalysisNBC10:36PM8,298,0006,154,0002,144,000 2.481.421.06 vs. Chicago










Thursday
This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
NFL KickoffCBS8:00PM8,446,0008,407,00039,000 2.452.48(0.03)
Grey's AnatomyABC8:00PM8,174,0007,795,000379,000 2.142.120.02
SuperstoreNBC8:00PM4,182,0004,839,000(657,000)1.031.18(0.15)
Rocky Horror PictureFox8:00PM4,954,000
4,954,000 1.69
1.69 8-10P
RosewoodFox8:00PM
3,507,000(3,507,000)
0.75(0.75)
Legends of TomorrowCW8:00PM1,795,0001,819,000(24,000)0.650.640.01
CBS NFL ThursdayCBS8:30PM14,202,00014,494,000(292,000)4.524.71(0.19)827-1138P
The Good PlaceNBC8:30PM3,788,0004,232,000(444,000)0.971.24(0.27)
NotoriousABC9:00PM3,885,0003,904,000(19,000)0.870.830.04
Chicago MedNBC9:00PM6,704,0006,833,000(129,000)1.231.31(0.08)
PitchFox9:00PM
2,905,000(2,905,000)
0.76(0.76)
SupernaturalCW9:00PM1,610,0002,149,000(539,000)0.640.83(0.19)
Pure GeniusCBS10:00PM

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How To Get Away/MurderABC10:00PM4,291,0004,000,000291,000 1.171.070.10
The BlacklistNBC10:00PM5,317,0005,853,000(536,000)1.061.08(0.02)










Friday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
MacGyverCBS8:00PM7,990,0007,435,000555,000 1.101.070.03
Last Man StandingABC8:00PM6,370,0005,659,000711,000 1.101.060.04
Caught on CameraNBC8:00PM3,350,0003,073,000277,000 0.700.640.06
Hell's KitchenFox8:00PM3,320,0003,380,000(60,000)1.001.03(0.03)
The Vampire DiariesCW8:00PM1,060,000922,000138,000 0.400.230.17 PREMIERE vs. Supergirl(R)
Dr. KenABC8:30PM4,470,0004,130,000340,000 0.800.85(0.05)
Hawaii Five-0CBS9:00PM9,300,0009,185,000115,000 1.101.23(0.13)
Shark TankABC9:00PM5,360,0005,189,000171,000 1.201.25(0.05)
DatelineNBC9:00PM5,320,0004,889,000431,000 1.000.980.02 9-11P
The ExorcistFox9:00PM2,050,0001,969,00081,000 0.800.700.10
Crazy Ex-GirlfriendCW9:00PM540,000682,000(142,000)0.200.190.01 PREMIERE vs. Frequency(R)
Blue BloodsCBS10:00PM9,860,00010,220,000(360,000)1.101.25(0.15)
20/20ABC10:00PM4,070,0003,555,000515,000 0.900.810.09
DatelineNBC10:00PM

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Saturday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
Crimetime SaturdayCBS8:00PM3,320,0003,296,00024,000 0.600.510.09 REPEAT
Saturday Night FootballABC8:00PM6,170,0008,964,000(2,794,000)1.702.72(1.02)8-11P
SuperstoreNBC8:00PM1,580,000
1,580,000 0.30
0.30 REPEAT
Notre Dame FootballNBC8:00PM
2,870,000(2,870,000)
0.66(0.66)
College FootballFox8:00PM2,410,000
2,410,000 0.60
0.60 8-11P
Lethal WeaponFox8:00PM
1,536,000(1,536,000)
0.34(0.34)
Movie: Identity ThiefNBC8:30PM2,390,000
2,390,000 0.60
0.60 830-11P
Crimetime SaturdayCBS9:00PM3,660,0003,709,000(49,000)0.500.57(0.07)vs. 48 Hrs(R)
Lethal WeaponFox9:00PM
1,913,000(1,913,000)
0.40(0.40)
48 Hours MysteryCBS10:00PM3,950,0004,866,000(916,000)0.600.77(0.17)
SNL(R) NBC10:00PM

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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 5 (Oct. 17-23) 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 TheoryCBS8:00PMMon14,196,0003.47
The SimpsonsFox8:00PMSun7,442,0003.04
Kevin Can WaitCBS8:30PMMon8,541,0002.06
American HousewifeABC8:30PMTue5,751,0001.65
Family GuyFox9:00PMSun3,667,0001.63
2 Broke GirlsCBS9:00PMMon5,664,0001.53
Son of ZornFox8:30PMSun3,775,0001.52
The MiddleABC8:00PMTue6,021,0001.50
Fresh off the BoatABC9:00PMTue4,095,0001.32
The Odd CoupleCBS9:30PMMon4,579,0001.12PREMIERE
Last Man StandingABC8:00PMFri6,370,0001.1
The Last Man on EarthFox9:30PMSun2,663,0001.08
SuperstoreNBC8:00PMThu4,182,0001.03
The Good PlaceNBC8:30PMThu3,788,0000.97
New GirlFox8:30PMTue1,809,0000.97
The Real O'NealsABC9:30PMTue2,906,0000.93
Brooklyn Nine-NineFox8:00PMTue2,053,0000.91
Dr. KenABC8:30PMFri4,470,0000.8
SuperstoreNBC8:00PMSat1,580,0000.3REPEAT
Modern FamilyABC9:00PMWed

preempted
The GoldbergsABC8:00PMWed

preempted
SpeechlessABC8:30PMWed

preempted
black-ishABC9:30PMWed

preempted
Bob's BurgersFox7:30PMSun

preempted
Animation DominationFox7:00PMSun

preempted
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:00PMThu


The Big Bang TheoryCBS9:00PMThu


Kevin Can WaitCBS8:30PMThu


Kevin Can WaitCBS9:30PMThu


The Good PlaceNBC9:30PMSat


The Good PlaceNBC8:30PMSat


The Good PlaceNBC9:00PMSat


Life In PiecesCBS9:30PMThu

preempted
MomCBS9:00PMThu

preempted
Making HistoryFox8:30PMSun


The MickFox8:30PMTue


Man with a PlaceCBS8:30PMMon


The Great IndoorsCBS8:30PMThu



SOURCE: Nielsen Media Research


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Sunday, October 20

The Simpsons - "Treehouse of Horror XXX" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Milhouse is trapped in another dimension; dead Homer's spirit tries some new bodies on for size; Selma finds love in an unlikely place.

Bless the Harts - "Cremains of the Day" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Violet, David and Leonard take Wayne on a ghost hunt to cure his fear of ghosts; Jenny and Betty honor Jenny's late father on his favorite holiday.

Bob's Burgers - "Big Trouble in Little Tina" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Things get spooky when Tina dissects a pig in science class; Bob and Linda battle a giant ball of ear wax.

Family Guy - "Disney's The Reboot" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT)
After the network decides it is time to reboot the series, three versions of the reboot are shown to a focus group, which produces some surprising feedback.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of October 14)

Friday, October 18

  • Chris O'Dowd (Family Tree/The IT Crowd) - Watch Chris on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Kal Penn (Sunnyside/Deadbeat/We Are Men) - Kal appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • America Ferrera (Superstore) - America is a guest on a repeat of A Little Late with Lilly Singh at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Regina King (227) - Regina visits The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Julie Andrews (Julie) - Julie speaks about her book Home Work: A Memoir of My Hollywood Years on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Sean Hayes (Will & Grace/The Millers/Sean Saves the World) - Sean guest hosts The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Pam Grier (Bless This Mess) - Pam drops by The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Sara Gilbert (The Conners/Roseanne/Living Biblically/Bad Teacher) - Sara appears on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Angela Kinsey (The Office/Haters Back Off/Your Family or Mine) and Jenna Fischer (Splitting Up Together/The Office) - Angela and Jenna talk about the Office Ladies Podcast on ABC's GMA 3: Strahan, Sara & Keke at 1pm.
  • Kal Penn (Sunnyside/Deadbeat/We Are Men) - Kal visits Access Live, so check your local listings.
  • Marcus Scribner (black-ish) - Marcus appears on Access Live, so check your local listings.
  • William Jackson Harper (The Good Place) - William can be heard on The Morning Mashup on SiriusXM.
  • Billy Bob Thornton (Hearts Afire) - Billy Bob talks about Goliath on Couch Surfing at 8am.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (August/September/October)

Brooklyn Nine-Nine - Season Six Young Sheldon - The Complete Second Season My Three Sons - The Fourth Season - Volume One Modern Family - The Complete Tenth Season Life with Lucy - The Complete Series

08/06 - Caroline in the City - The Third Season
08/06 - Caroline in the City - The Fourth Season
08/13 - I Love Lucy - Colorized Collection
08/13 - Leave it to Beaver - Seasons One and Two
08/20 - Brooklyn Nine-Nine - Season Six
08/27 - Baskets - The Complete Season Four
08/27 - It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia - The Complete Thirteenth Season
09/03 - Bob's Burgers - The Complete 9th Season
09/03 - Fresh Off the Boat - The Complete Fifth Season
09/03 - The Goldbergs - The Complete Sixth Season
09/03 - Single Parents - The Complete Season One
09/03 - Young Sheldon - The Complete Second Season
09/04 - What We Do in the Shadows - The Complete First Season
09/10 - American Dad! - Volume 14
09/10 - The Jetsons - The Complete Original Series (Blu-ray) (WBShop.com)
09/11 - My Three Sons - The Fourth Season - Volume One
09/11 - My Three Sons - The Fourth Season - Volume Two
09/17 - Friends - The Complete Series (25th Anniversary)
09/17 - Modern Family - The Complete Tenth Season
09/19 - Angel from Hell - The DVD Edition
10/08 - Leave it to Beaver - The Complete Series
10/08 - Life with Lucy - The Complete Series
10/16 - Our Miss Brooks - Season 1 - Volume 1
10/16 - Our Miss Brooks - Season 1 - Volume 2
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