Sunday, November 20, 2016

Week 9 TV Ratings and Analysis; How the Sitcoms Did

2016-17 Week 9 TV Ratings (first four nights Mon-Thu): 

Households: #1. NBC 5.45/9 rating/share (+17% in rating from first four nights week 8); #2. CBS  5.23/9 (+14%); #3. ABC 4.15/7 (-8%); #4. Fox 2.47/4 (-2%); #5. The CW 1.06/2 (+19%).
Total Viewers: #1. NBC 8.804 million (+15% from first four nights week 8); #2. CBS 8.234 million (+12%); #3. ABC 6.413 million (-10%); #4. Fox 3.938 million (-3%); #5. The CW 1.697 million (+19%).
Adults 18-49: #1. NBC 2.26/8 rating/share (+8% in rating from first four nights week 8); #2. ABC 1.48/5 (-14%); #3. CBS 1.41/5 (-16%); #4. Fox 1.25/4 (even); #5. The CW 0.60/2 (+28%)

We have previous week's final ratings, Week 8 (11/7/16-11/13/16, LIVE+SD). NBC won the week in A18-49, boosted by SNF, and did a 2.43 rating.  Fox was #2 with a 1.78 rating powered by an NFL overrun. CBS was #3 with a 1.49 rating, while ABC did a 1.45 rating.  Among total viewers, NBC was #1 with 8.439 million, with CBS #2 at 8.008 million.  ABC was #3 with 6.012 million and Fox at #4 with 5.478 million.

For season to-date (9/19/16-11/17/16, LIVE+SD), NBC is back now #1 in A18-49 with a 2.14 rating, followed by Fox at #2 with a 2.13 rating, which is heavily inflated by a high 7-game World Series. CBS is  #3 with a 1.73 rating and ABC at #4 with a 1.40 rating. Among total viewers it is CBS #1 at 9.016 million, followed by NBC at #2 with 7.791 million, World Series boosted Fox still at #3 with 6.995 million and ABC at #4 with 5.868 million.

Back to week 9 (Nov. 14-20), 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 9 (Nov. 14-20) Analysis
Last Sunday (Nov. 13)(Week 8)This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
60 MinutesCBS7:00PM20,185,00014,047,000 6,138,000 3.422.39 1.03
AFVABC7:00PM4,513,0005,768,000 (1,255,000)0.771.01 (0.24)
Son of ZornFox7:16PM1,921,000 (1,921,000)0.70 (0.70)
Football Night in AmericaNBC7:30PM2,889,0004,836,000 (1,947,000)0.881.49 (0.61)
The OTFox7:48PM18,557,0002,422,000 16,135,000 6.741.03 5.71 vs. Bob's
NCIS: LACBS8:00PM12,113,00010,256,000 1,857,000 1.651.36 0.29
Once Upon a TimeABC8:00PM3,401,0003,558,000 (157,000)0.951.06 (0.11)
Football Night in AmericaNBC8:00PM11,324,00010,129,000 1,195,000 3.753.43 0.32
The SimpsonsFox8:00PM7,101,0003,143,000 3,958,000 3.101.38 1.72
Sunday Night FootballNBC8:30PM22,513,00018,325,000 4,188,000 7.676.60 1.07 832-1143P
Son of ZornFox8:30PM3,637,0002,081,000 1,556,000 1.630.91 0.72
Madam SecretaryCBS9:00PM9,265,0008,238,000 1,027,000 1.030.99 0.04
Secrets & LiesABC9:00PM3,178,0002,830,000 348,000 0.710.62 0.09
Family GuyFox9:00PM3,580,0002,600,000 980,000 1.621.25 0.37
Last Man on EarthFox9:30PM2,637,0002,134,000 503,000 1.050.89 0.16
ElementaryCBS10:00PM5,449,0004,679,000 770,000 0.720.63 0.09
QuanticoABC10:00PM2,747,0002,195,000 552,000 0.670.60 0.07
DatelineNBC10:00PM - -
MondayThis WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
Kevin Can WaitCBS8:00PM7,059,0007,414,000 (355,000)1.571.71 (0.14)
Dancing w/the StarsABC8:00PM11,337,00010,840,000 497,000 1.661.58 0.08 8-10P
The VoiceNBC8:00PM10,025,0009,968,000 57,000 2.302.31 (0.01)8-10P
GothamFox8:00PM3,627,0003,519,000 108,000 1.171.23 (0.06)
SupergirlCW8:00PM2,353,0002,471,000 (118,000)0.710.74 (0.03)
Man With a PlanCBS8:30PM6,179,0006,257,000 (78,000)1.321.43 (0.11)
2 Broke GirlsCBS9:00PM5,184,0005,423,000 (239,000)1.261.36 (0.10)
LuciferFox9:00PM3,869,0003,515,000 354,000 1.111.02 0.09
Jane the VirginCW9:00PM928,0001,077,000 (149,000)0.340.44 (0.10)
The Odd CoupleCBS9:30PM4,691,0005,023,000 (332,000)1.031.05 (0.02)
ScorpionCBS10:00PM7,222,0006,923,000 299,000 1.191.13 0.06
ConvictionABC10:00PM4,173,0003,641,000 532,000 0.810.64 0.17
TimelessNBC10:00PM4,528,0008,022,000 (3,494,000)1.152.14 (0.99)vs. SNL
TuesdayThis WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
NCISCBS8:00PM14,729,000 14,729,000 1.72 1.72
CBS Election CoverageCBS8:00PM8,142,000 (8,142,000)2.38 (2.38)
The MiddleABC8:00PM6,208,000 6,208,000 1.60 1.60
ABC Election CoverageABC8:00PM9,156,000 (9,156,000)2.70 (2.70)
The VoiceNBC8:00PM9,748,000 9,748,000 2.09 2.09
NBC Election CoverageNBC8:00PM11,219,000 (11,219,000)4.00 (4.00)
Brooklyn Nine-NineFox8:00PM2,175,000 2,175,000 0.90 0.90
Fox Election CoverageFox8:00PM3,515,000 (3,515,000)1.24 (1.24)
The FlashCW8:00PM3,013,000893,000 2,120,000 1.180.25 0.93 vs. REPEAT
American HousewifeABC8:30PM5,284,000 5,284,000 1.59 1.59
New GirlFox8:30PM1,935,000 1,935,000 0.96 0.96
BullCBS9:00PM11,871,000 11,871,000 1.54 1.54
Fresh off The BoatABC9:00PM4,275,000 4,275,000 1.31 1.31
This Is UsNBC9:00PM9,504,000 9,504,000 2.56 2.56
Scream QueensFox9:00PM1,417,000 1,417,000 0.59 0.59
No TomorrowCW9:00PM804,000475,000 329,000 0.270.13 0.14 vs. REPEAT
The Real O'NealsABC9:30PM3,563,000 3,563,000 1.12 1.12
NCIS: New OrleansCBS10:00PM9,171,000 9,171,000 1.24 1.24
David BlaineABC10:00PM5,142,000 5,142,000 1.60 1.60
Chicago FireNBC10:00PM6,991,000 6,991,000 1.53 1.53
WednesdayThis WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
SurvivorCBS8:00PM8,486,0008,809,000 (323,000)1.761.89 (0.13)
The GoldbergsABC8:00PM6,453,0006,462,000 (9,000)1.851.98 (0.13)
BlindspotNBC8:00PM4,999,0004,898,000 101,000 1.081.05 0.03
Lethal WeaponFox8:00PM6,604,0007,019,000 (415,000)1.691.81 (0.12)
ArrowCW8:00PM1,860,0001,946,000 (86,000)0.660.68 (0.02)
SpeechlessABC8:30PM5,722,0005,641,000 81,000 1.671.71 (0.04)
Criminal Minds CBS9:00PM7,616,0007,371,000 245,000 1.381.32 0.06
Modern FamilyABC9:00PM7,328,0007,229,000 99,000 2.232.30 (0.07)
Chicago P.D.NBC9:00PM6,112,000 6,112,000 1.23 1.23 9-11P
Law & Order: SVUNBC9:00PM5,547,000 (5,547,000)1.30 (1.30)
EmpireFox9:00PM8,389,0008,151,000 238,000 3.112.87 0.24
FrequencyCW9:00PM973,0001,051,000 (78,000)0.300.31 (0.01)
black-ishABC9:30PM5,523,0005,268,000 255,000 1.551.54 0.01
Code BlackCBS10:00PM5,678,0006,034,000 (356,000)0.950.93 0.02
Designated SurvivorABC10:00PM5,524,0005,559,000 (35,000)1.191.22 (0.03)
Chicago P.D.NBC10:00PM5,698,000 (5,698,000)1.31 (1.31)
ThursdayThis WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:00PM14,336,00014,472,000 (136,000)3.143.42 (0.28)
Grey's AnatomyABC8:00PM8,044,0007,246,000 798,000 2.151.91 0.24
NFL Pre-KickNBC8:00PM8,236,0004,006,000 4,230,000 2.401.22 1.18 vs. Superstore
RosewoodFox8:00PM3,070,0003,333,000 (263,000)0.670.66 0.01
Legends of TomorrowCW8:00PM1,849,0001,768,000 81,000 0.640.62 0.02
The Great IndoorsCBS8:30PM7,325,0007,686,000 (361,000)1.451.67 (0.22)
NFL Thursday NightNBC8:30PM13,331,000 13,331,000 4.20 4.20 827-1138P
SuperstoreNBC8:30PM3,794,000 (3,794,000)1.25 (1.25)
MomCBS9:00PM7,637,0007,098,000 539,000 1.401.51 (0.11)
NotoriousABC9:00PM4,122,0003,775,000 347,000 0.890.88 0.01
Chicago MedNBC9:00PM6,714,000 (6,714,000)1.36 (1.36)
PitchFox9:00PM2,473,0002,637,000 (164,000)0.720.66 0.06
SupernaturalCW9:00PM1,795,0001,703,000 92,000 0.670.60 0.07
Life in PiecesCBS9:30PM6,645,0006,230,000 415,000 1.361.46 (0.10)
Pure GeniusCBS10:00PM5,479,0005,387,000 92,000 0.890.93 (0.04)
How To Get Away/MurderABC10:00PM4,954,0004,323,000 631,000 1.371.24 0.13
The BlacklistNBC10:00PM5,870,000 (5,870,000)1.21 (1.21)
Friday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
MacGyverCBS8:00PM8,200,0007,647,000 553,000 1.101.13 (0.03)
Last Man StandingABC8:00PM6,470,0006,338,000 132,000 1.101.16 (0.06)
Caught on CameraNBC8:00PM3,110,0002,715,000 395,000 0.700.63 0.07
Hell's KitchenFox8:00PM3,120,0003,299,000 (179,000)1.001.06 (0.06)
The Vampire DiariesCW8:00PM940,000996,000 (56,000)0.300.37 (0.07)
Dr. KenABC8:30PM4,690,0004,405,000 285,000 0.900.89 0.01
Hawaii Five-0CBS9:00PM10,010,0009,842,000 168,000 1.301.43 (0.13)
Shark TankABC9:00PM5,150,0005,383,000 (233,000)1.201.22 (0.02)
DatelineNBC9:00PM5,090,0004,713,000 377,000 1.100.98 0.12 9-11P
The ExorcistFox9:00PM1,730,0001,607,000 123,000 0.700.60 0.10
Crazy Ex-GirlfriendCW9:00PM520,000533,000 (13,000)0.200.22 (0.02)
Blue BloodsCBS10:00PM10,320,00010,266,000 54,000 1.201.28 (0.08)
20/20ABC10:00PM4,110,0005,145,000 (1,035,000)0.701.07 (0.37)
DatelineNBC10:00PM - -
Saturday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
Crimetime SaturdayCBS8:00PM3,790,0003,690,000 100,000 0.500.55 (0.05)REPEAT
Saturday Night FootballABC8:00PM3,900,0006,442,000 (2,542,000)1.101.95 (0.85)8-11P
NBC MovieNBC8:00PM2,160,0004,088,000 (1,928,000)0.600.69 (0.09)8-10P vs. Dateline
College FootballFox8:00PM1,420,0004,301,000 (2,881,000)0.401.26 (0.86)8-11P
PitchFox8:00PM - -
48 Hours MysteryCBS9:00PM4,210,0003,785,000 425,000 0.700.50 0.20 vs. Crimetime
Lethal WeaponFox9:00PM - -
48 Hours MysteryCBS10:00PM4,800,0005,067,000 (267,000)0.800.80 -
SNL(R) NBC10:00PM3,090,0003,224,000 (134,000)0.900.82 0.08 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 9 (Nov. 14-20) 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 TheoryCBS8:00PMThu14,336,0003.14
The SimpsonsFox8:00PMSun7,101,0003.10
Modern FamilyABC9:00PMWed7,328,0002.23
The GoldbergsABC8:00PMWed6,453,0001.85
SpeechlessABC8:30PMWed5,722,0001.67
Son of ZornFox8:30PMSun3,637,0001.63
Family GuyFox9:00PMSun3,580,0001.62
The MiddleABC8:00PMTue6,208,0001.60
American HousewifeABC8:30PMTue5,284,0001.59
Kevin Can WaitCBS8:00PMMon7,059,0001.57
black-ishABC9:30PMWed5,523,0001.55
The Great IndoorsCBS8:30PMThu7,325,0001.45
MomCBS9:00PMThu7,637,0001.40
Life In PiecesCBS9:30PMThu6,645,0001.36
Man with a PlaceCBS8:30PMMon6,179,0001.32
Fresh off the BoatABC9:00PMTue4,275,0001.31
2 Broke GirlsCBS9:00PMMon5,184,0001.26
The Real O'NealsABC9:30PMTue3,563,0001.12
Last Man StandingABC8:00PMFri6,470,0001.1
The Last Man on EarthFox9:30PMSun2,637,0001.05
The Odd CoupleCBS9:30PMMon4,691,0001.03
New GirlFox8:30PMTue1,935,0000.96
Dr. KenABC8:30PMFri4,690,0000.9
Brooklyn Nine-NineFox8:00PMTue2,175,0000.90
SuperstoreNBC8:30PMThu

preempted
SuperstoreNBC8:00PMThu

preempted
Bob's BurgersFox7:30PMSun

preempted
Animation DominationFox7:00PMSun

preempted
The Good PlaceNBC8:30PMThu

preempted
Great NewsNBC8:00PMThu


MarlonNBC9:30PMThu


PowerlessNBC8:30PMTue


Trial & ErrorsNBC9:00PMTue


Superior DonutsCBS9:30PMThu


Downward DogABC9:00PMTue


Imaginary MaryABC9:30PMTue


Making HistoryFox8:30PMSun


The MickFox8:30PMTue



SOURCE: Nielsen Media Research


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Thursday, December 5

Young Sheldon - "A Party Invitation, Football Grapes and an Earth Chicken" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Mary gets Pastor Jeff involved when Sheldon isn’t invited to Billy’s birthday party. Also, George Sr. has “male-bonding time” with Dr. Sturgis.

The Unicorn - "No Pressure" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Wade pretends to be dating Caroline (Betsy Brandt) to avoid being set up on blind dates by Delia. Also, Ben and Michelle throw an anniversary party for themselves, but have issues with the catering.

Mom - "Tuna Florentine and a Clean Handoff" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Christy and the ladies rally around Tammy when she has trouble adjusting to early release from parole. Also, Bonnie is disappointed when her perfect birthday gift for Adam gets a lukewarm response.

Carol's Second Act - "Therapy Dogs" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
As the hospital hosts therapy dogs to help care for their patients, Carol helps Lexie when the emotional burden of being a doctor becomes too “ruff."

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of December 2)

Thursday, December 5

  • Sam Rockwell (F Is for Family) - Catch Sam on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Lizzy Caplan (Party Down/The Class) - Lizzy appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Rebel Wilson (Super Fun Night) - Rebel drops by The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Anna Faris (Mom) - Anna is a guest on a repeat of A Little Late with Lilly Singh at 1:35am on NBC.
  • John Lithgow (Trial and Error/Twenty Good Years/3rd Rock from the Sun) - John visits Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Trevor Noah at 11pm.
  • Casey Wilson (The Hotwives/Marry Me/Happy Endings), Nico Santos (Superstore) and Chris Hardwick (Guys Like Us) - Casey, Nico and Chris are panelists on Lights Out with David Spade at 11:30pm on Comedy Central.
  • Jameela Jamil (The Good Place) - Jameela stops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Lea Michele (The Mayor) - Lea appears on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings. She talks about Same Time Next Christmas on ABC's GMA 3: Strahan, Sara & Keke at 1pm.
  • Sean Hayes (Will & Grace/The Millers/Sean Saves the World) - Sean appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Iain Armitage (Young Sheldon) - Iain is a guest on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Kristin Chenoweth (Trial and Error/Kristin) - Kristin talks about Hallmark Channel's A Christmas Love Story on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT and on Access Daily, so check your local listings.


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

Life with Lucy - The Complete Series Step by Step - The Complete Fifth Season The Big Bang Theory - The Twelfth and Final Season The King of Queens - The Complete Series (Mill Creek) Fuller House - The Complete Fourth Season

10/08 - Leave it to Beaver - The Complete Series
10/08 - Life with Lucy - The Complete Series
10/15 - Mom - The Complete Sixth Season
10/16 - Our Miss Brooks - Season 1 - Volume 1
10/16 - Our Miss Brooks - Season 1 - Volume 2
11/05 - The Fonz and the Happy Days Gang - The Complete Animated Series
11/05 - Laverne & Shirley in the Army (Animated Series) - The DVD Edition
11/05 - Letterkenny - Seasons 1 & 2
11/05 - Step by Step - The Complete Fifth Season (WBShop.com)
11/12 - The Big Bang Theory - The Twelfth and Final Season (Blu-ray)
11/12 - The Big Bang Theory - The Complete Series (Blu-ray Limited Edition)
11/18 - The Guest Book - Season Two
11/19 - The King of Queens - The Complete Series (Mill Creek)
11/19 - The Kominsky Method - The Complete First Season (Blu-ray)
12/03 - The Simpsons - The Nineteenth Season
12/03 - The Simpsons - Seasons 1-20: Limited Collector's Set
12/10 - Family Guy - Season Seventeen
12/17 - Fuller House - The Complete Fourth Season
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